Church News
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Dinner at Christ UMC Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will be offering two dinners on Saturday, March 19 - chicken and dumplings or ham and cabbage. Cost for each dinner is $10, children $5 and kids under 6 are free. Dinners will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. with carry-outs beginning at 2 p.m. Dinners sold separately, cannot be combined.

National Christian Choir returns Tickets for the first-ever Magi Spring Concert are selling briskly. Magi Fund Chairman Bonnie Luna said the Saturday, March 19 event is another chance to see the internationally-renowned National Christian Choir, the group that performs at the always-sold-out Magi Choral Festival. "We have only one performance on March 19 at 4 p.m.," Luna said. "Each year, we have many persons who tell us they wanted tickets to see the National Christian Choir and couldn't get them. This is a sort of second chance for them to hear their amazing voices." Tickets cost $20 and are available in Salisbury at The Gospel Shop on South Salisbury Boulevard and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan in Salisbury, Fruitland, Berlin, Ocean Pines, Snow Hill, Pocomoke City and Ocean View. For more information about the Spring Concert or tickets, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.

Community Day Lifeway Church of God in Bridgeville is hosting a Community Day on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a car & motorcycle show, vendors, crafts, games, food, demonstrations, health screenings, door prizes and many other activities.Julian Drive with special guest Corey Franklin will be live in concert at 7 p.m.Concert tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Groups who purchase 10 or more tickets in advance pay $5 per ticket.To purchase tickets, request information on becoming a vendor, register your car or motorcycle, orreceive more information, visit or call Chris Kerins at 301-752-2695 or Tammy LeCates at 542-2520.

Lenten Worship Series The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces the annual Lenten Worship Series. Join them at churches around the city on each Wednesday at noon during Lent for a time of worship and a light lunch after the service at 12:30 p.m. March 16 - Mt. Olivet UMC, 315 High St. March 23 - Gethsemane UMC, 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd. March 30 - St. Luke's Episcopal, 202 North St. April 6 -Atlanta Road Alliance, 22625 Atlanta Rd. April 13 - Our Lady of Lourdes RCC, 532 E. Stein Hwy. For more information, contact the Rev. Chris Pennington, president, Greater Seaford Ministerium, at 629-9466.

'Balling For God' The Community Outreach Team of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting its 7th Annual "Balling for God" Basketball Tournament and Block Party. This event will take place on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Webb Avenue in Laurel. Teams are now forming; age brackets are 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19 and 20 and up. There will be entertainment for the children, food, free giveaways and games. Vendor space is also available but limited. For more information, contact Sherita Belle at 875-0987 or Amy Handy at 875-4263.

Women's Day event Macedonia AME Church in Seaford will hold its Annual Women's Day, "Women Giving Thanks Always for All Things," on Sunday, March 20. Morning service begins at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Zakiya Griffin bringing the Word of God. The afternoon service is at 3:30 p.m. and features Apostle Diane Alexander of Emmanuel Full Gospel.

Laurel Baptist Church luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community-wide luncheon (ham and cabbage), on Saturday, March 19, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. (west side of Rt. 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Prospect AME Memory Service Prospect A.M.E. Church in Georgetown is holding a memorial service on Sunday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. to honor the memory of their deceased members.

Rev. Gerald W. Scott, former pastor, will bring the word. Light refreshments will be served prior to the service. All are welcome.

100 Men and Women in White Bethel United Methodist Church in Federalsburg, Md., will host 100 Men and Women in White on Sunday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Terrance Murray, choir and congregation of Seedtime and Harvest Prophetic Church, Preston Md. Come out and join us. There will be a free will offering.

All you can eat spaghetti dinner Christ Lutheran Church located at Shipley Street in Seaford will hold an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, dessert and drinks. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 for kids ages 8 to 12 and free for kids under 5. For tickets, call Christ Lutheran Church at 629-9755 or Carol Schreffler at 629-5351.

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.

Gospel Sing at Shiloh Shiloh Community Church just east of Laurel will hold a gospel sing on Sunday, March 13 at 6 p.m. Featured singer is Frank Silva. Light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the sing. For more information and directions, call Nancy at 339-3341.

Concert series continues Every third Saturday of the month, the "Lightning Strikes Concert Series" presents a Christian band at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Rd., Laurel. "Not My Own," a rock band that recently came in second place at the Battle of the Bands at Seaford High School, will perform this month on Saturday, March 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; cost is $4 per person. Refreshments available. For more information, visit, and click on "Coming in 2011" to hear samples of the bands appearing in 2011. Benefit for pregnancy centers The "We Choose Life Unity Conference Benefit of 2011," sponsored by Power Production Ministries, Inc., is a non-denominational, multi-church effort to come together as one for the unborn. "Tilly," a play based upon Frank Peretti's best-selling novel, will be presented and followed by a mass choir made up of community church singers from Delmarva. Showtimes are Saturday, April 2, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m., at the Wicomico Senior High School Auditorium, Salisbury. Tickets are $15; proceeds benefit pregnancy care centers in Georgetown and Salisbury. Tickets are available at pregnancy care centers, online at, or by calling 410-548-2340.

Epworth Cemetery clean up Gravesiteswill be cleared of existing old, faded and non-seasonal arrangements in late March and early April. Call Jay Stevenson, cemetery caretaker, at 227-0888 with any questions.

Women's Ministries, Bible Study Women's Ministries and Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army in Seaford, next to Food Lion. The third Tuesday of every month the group meets in the Bethany Unit at the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road. For more information, call Envoy Debbie Engel at 668-7412.

Celebrate Recovery program Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, on Tuesdays at 7p.m. in Room 14. For more information, call the Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini 841-1720.