Church News
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Seaford Lenten Services
The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces the schedule for the Lenten Services beginning on March 1, Ash Wednesday. These services, held for six consecutive Wednesdays, begin at noon and are followed by a light lunch. Call the Rev. Drew Christian, ministerium president, for more information at 629-2862. March 1 at Clarence Street Church of God with the Rev. Diane Melson of Concord United Methodist Church.
March 8 at Seaford Church of Nazarene with Father John McKenna of Our Lady of Lourdes.
March 15 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peggy Briggs of John Wesley United Methodist Church.
March 22 at Our Lady of Lourdes with the Rev. Glen Clouser of Seaford of Church of the Nazarene.
March 29 at St. Johns United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Mayers of Atlanta Road Missionary Alliance Church.
April 5 at Atlanta Road Alliance Church with the Rev. Carlton Cannon of Clarence Street Church of God.

Marriage Conference
Across the nation, sadly Christian marriages have an even higher divorce rate than non-Christian marriages. With the goal to glorify Christ in all things, the Greater Seaford Ministerium is sponsoring, "A Promise Kept," a regional marriage conference to strengthen Christ-centered marriage and teach its Biblical principles as well as to provide tools and resources to assist couples in attaining a fulfilled and Godly marriage. Clinical psychologists Drs. Dave and Jan Stoop of the Marriage and Family Network, a division of the American Association of Christian Counselors, will be the presenters for the conference to be held March 10-11 at the Atlanta Road Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Seaford. For more information about the conference contact the Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, ext. 21, or the Rev. Andy Kerr, 629-7693.

Shrove Tuesday supper
All-you-can-eat Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper, Feb. 28, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 10th Street, Delmar, 4 to 7 p.m.

Laurel Baptist Church events
The Laurel Baptist Church will have a ladies retreat on Friday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. with a covered dish dinner. The speaker will be Betty Agnor. The retreat will continue on Saturday, Feb. 25 with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. with a lunch break at noon. The speaker will be Pearl Brubaker. If you plan to attend, phone Helen Close at 875-5624. Child care can be provided. The church will have a praise celebration on Sunday, March 5, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend; there will be finger food after the service. For further information call the Rev. Steve Booth at 875-2422.

St. Paul's gospel singers
One of the most popular southern gospel singing groups in the area will be appearing at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, on Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. The Lights of Home, have been spreading their gospel message through song for several years. St. Paul's is located on Old Stage Road, just east of U.S. 13, in Laurel. Don Murray, and friends will begin singing at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 856-6107, or call 875-7900, and press # 3 for directions to St. Paul's.

All Walks of Life Outreach
On Sunday, Feb. 26, there will be a Whole Armour Women of God Platform Service at All Walks of Life in Laurel. The service begins at 3:30 p.m. The speakers will be the Rev. Shirley Moorer, Ann Jenkins, Bonnie Gaither, Selena Houston, Janet Davis and Loretta Fields. For more information contact: Ann Fields at 337-8856. Elder Randy and Lady Lorrie Jones are the pastors. All are welcome.

Celebrate Recovery support group
Celebrate Recovery, a support group for those who have hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in room 203, at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. This 12-step program recognizes Jesus Christ as the higher power and seeks healing through mutual care, study and prayer. Call 629-9466 ext. 21 for more information.

St. Luke's Lenten events
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Seaford, Sunday School students assisted by the Seaford YACTA youth group, will serve their annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Parish House at King and North streets in Seaford. All are invited to attend. A free will offering will be accepted. On Ash Wednesday, March 1, there will be a service of Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at 11 a.m. at the Manor House on Middleford Road, Seaford and at 7 p.m. at St. Luke's Church on Front Street, Seaford. On Wednesday, March 8, St. Luke's ECW will host Nanticoke Health Services' auxiliary luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish House, Seaford.

Somewhere Else Coffeehouse
Somewhere Else Coffeehouse, an alternative for Christian youth, will be March 3, from 8 to 11 p.m., at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Seaford. Christian bands who would like information about performing and leading worship can contact Evergreen United Methodist Church pastor, the Rev. Sharon Graves, at 841-2686.

Centenary Church Gospel Café
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will host a Christian music hour each Saturday, beginning March 4, 6 to 7 p.m., in the fellowship hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Willey will present live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments.

Seminar rescheduled
The "Are All Religions The Same" seminar previously scheduled for Feb. 12 at Epworth Fellowship Church on Sycamore Road in Laurel has been rescheduled for this Sunday night, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. If you have ever asked, "Who is God?", "How does one get to God?","Who was Jesus Christ?", or "What happens to someone when they die?" You don't want to miss this video presentation. Representatives from five major world religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity – will help answer these questions. Church groups are welcome. For more information, call the church office at 875-7995.

St. John's Thrift Shop giveaway
St. John's Community Thrift Shop, located at 259 Conwell St., Seaford, will be closed for reorganization and renovations. On Saturday, March 4, at 9 a.m., it will open for a free clearance giveaway of all merchandise. Persons are asked to bring their own bags. Call 629-9466 for information or to volunteer to help.

Macedonia AME Church gala
The Macedonia AME Church gala committee will present its first Jazz Evening of Elegance on Saturday, March 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Proceeds will benefit the annual Women's Day. The evening will feature gospel recording artist Daryl Anderson of Bronx, N.Y., Tony Smith and Band of New Jersey and local artist Stephanie Shelton of Rehoboth. Tickets are $35 for adults; $30 for youth 12-18. For more information phone Tanya D. Ricketts at 629-5144.

IMPACT 2006 will draw 4,000
More than 4,000 High School students and youth group leaders from Maryland and surrounding states are expected to attend IMPACT 2006: The Encounter High School Youth Conference, from Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26, at the Ocean City Convention Center in Maryland. The Encounter will feature a variety of national speakers and entertainers including Reggie Dabbs, who with humor and compassion drives home the fact that "you can't change your past, but you can change your future." For registration information, call 1-877-896-3802, go to or e-mail

Nazarene Church visitors
On Sunday, March 12, at 4 p.m. Pastor Willie Jackson and congregation from Christian Strongwhole Church in Princess Anne, Md. will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. For more information contact the church at 1-410-943-0900. The public is invited. On Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. the congregation from The Storm Shelter Ministry in Laurel will attend.

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