Church News
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Recreational Night at Trinity UMC Trinity UMC near Trap Pond in Laurel will be having Recreational Night (Rec night) every Tuesday when school is in session. These events will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8.

St. Luke's Church news St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. "Luke's Letter" is published quarterly and will be available online at You can also join the email list if you send a request to St. Luke's services are Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 p.m.

Father Daughter Dance Mt. Olivet UMC Father Daughter Dance tickets are available. The dance will be held Friday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept.For tickets, which are $7.50 each, contact David and Becky Genshaw at 629-9014.

Weekly Bible Study A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon. Elder Cornell Johnson, of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries, is pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.

New Year's Eve concert cancelled The New Year's Eve concert scheduled for St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel, has been cancelled.

Hymn Sing There will be a Hymn Sing at Shiloh Community Church, Shiloh Church Rd., east of Laurel, on Sunday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m.Providing the music for the evening will be The Baptist Boys from the Princess Anne area. After the sing, light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall. For more informationand/or directions, call Nancy at 339-3341.

Bible Study St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford is conducting a Bible Study every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parish House.

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew The Brotherhood of St. Andrew of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Parish House. They are also studying the booklet, The Story of Scripture. For more information, call St. Luke's church office at 629-7979.

Free weekly soup social A free weekly soup social is held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel.

All are welcome. For more information, call the church office daily, 9 a.m. to noon, at 875-4233.

Benefit concert for Jerry Jones The Seaford Wesleyan Church, "The Ark," will hold a benefit concert for Jerry Jones who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. The concert will be Saturday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. A $5 suggested donation at the door will be appreciated. A love offering will also be taken. Music will be by Sounds of Joy, Tom Slaughter, Tex and Mary Ann and Bud Scott. Help us show the love of a community for this wonderful singer and his wife who have given so much to others.

Tax tips for your charitable giving The spirit of giving seems to grow during the holiday season, and manydonationsare made to charitable causesat this special time of year.The IRS reminds taxpayers to keep some important points in mind when makingdonations with theexpectation of deducting them on afederal tax return. Taxpayers can deductdonations only if they make them to a qualified tax exempt organization. It is necessary to file Form 1040 and itemize deductions on Schedule A to receive a charitable contribution deduction.Be sureto keep good records, too. To deduct any charitable donation of money, a taxpayer must have a bank record, credit card statement or a written communication from the charity showing the name of the charity and the date and amount of the contribution. A bank record includes canceled checks, bank or credit union statements. Bank or credit union statements should show the name of the charity and the date and amount donated.Credit card statements should show the name of the charity, the transaction posting date and the amount donated. To deduct charitable contributions of items valued at $250 or more you must have a written acknowledgment from the qualified organization. To deduct charitable contributions of items valued at $500 or more you must also complete a Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions, and attach the form to your tax return. To be deductible, clothing and household items donated to charity must be in good used condition or better. A clothing or household item for which a taxpayer claims a deduction of over $500 does not have to be in good used condition or better if the taxpayer includes a qualified appraisal of the item with the return. More information aboutcharitabledonations can be found in IRS Publication 526, available online at, or requested by calling, toll-free, 1-800-TAX-FORM.