Church News
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Gospel Cafe Every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. there is a Gospel Cafe in the Fellowship Hall at Laurel Baptist Church. Free Christian entertainment, live bands, local talent.Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd., Laurel.

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.

50th Anniversary Celebration Grace Baptist Church in Seaford will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 1, immediately following the 10:45 a.m. worship service.A luncheon will be served, followed by a program including a video presentation of the church throughout the years and music by The Sounds of Joy.

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 Concert Christ's Church of New Hope will host Art Bush and the "Allegiance" quartet on Sunday, May 1, at the Bridgeville Banquet Center (next to Jimmy's Grille) at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Morning worship will feature special music and gospel preaching and evening services will have a full concert. "Allegiance" brings the best praise music of southern gospel and the latest contemporary worship with outstanding 4-part harmony. Gospel singing and preaching continues Monday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. For information, call 628-8417.

Community Day at Church of God The Seaford Clarence St. Church of God is hosting its 7th annual Community Day Event on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided. Admission is free. Bring your own lawn chair. There will be activities for everyone including games, contests, fingerprinting, face painting, door prizes, giveaways, cultural displays, health booths and youth group exhibits. Entertainment includes praise dancers, poetry reading, a jazz ensemble, a step team andmusical selections. Special features will "include the blessing of the bikes," a canine demo, a motorcycle show, the Belvedere Volunteer Fire Department of Wilmington, the Sussex County Sheriff Dept. and a presentation from the Star Hill AME Museum. For more information, contact Pastor Carlton Cannon Sr. at 448-0852 or the church office at 629-9443.

Salisbury Prayer Breakfast Lt. Col. Kenny Cox (U.S. Army Ret.) will be the guest speaker at the National Day of Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, May 5, in the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center. Organized by a group of community leaders, this will be Salisbury's first major prayer breakfast since 2004. Civic center doors open at 7 a.m., with breakfast served at 7:30. The program will last from 8 to 9 a.m. Tickets are $20, available at The Gospel Shop in Salisbury, at all branches of First Shore Federal Savings & Loan, or by contacting Ted Evans at 410-430-4189. The National Day of Prayer Breakfast is being cosponsored by Joy! 102.5 WOLC-FM. For more information, contact Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.

Turning Hearts Family Conference A Father's Heart Ministries and Delmarva Christian High School are happy to partner with 88.7 The Bridge in bringing Delmarva the "Turning Hearts Family Conference" on April 29-30, at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown. Presenters at the conference will be Brian and Kathy Molitor, founders of the Malachi Global Foundation. For more information and tickets call 715-5270 or email

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. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.

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.

Chorale concert on May 12 Laurel Wesleyan Church presents Bethany Bible College Chorale live in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. Admission is free and a love offering will be received. Come for an inspirational and powerful night of worship. The Chorale is a 35 person choir, who energetically sing, testify and lead in a unique worship concert. They travel with a live band, bringing a quality blend with this strong choir.This is one worship concert you won't want to miss. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

Scrapple sandwich sale Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church is having a scrapple sandwich sale on Saturday, May 7 from 8 to 11 a.m. You can also get baked goods and flowers for Mother's Day. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road, just off Rt. 24, west of Laurel. For more information, call 875-5067.

Paul's Ministry Join us at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, at Greenwood United Methodist Church as Jim Hughes presents a drama on Paul's ministry. Jim wrote, sings and portrays the powerful message of Paul's relationship with the Christ he persecuted. Journey through the events of Paul's ministry andexperience the love of Paul for Christ. Jim Hughes Ministries is a non-profit, full-time family ministry supported solely by the gifts and offerings of those they serve. Jim is a licensed preacher from Vineland, N.J. and has been in the music and drama ministry since 1971. A freewill offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 349-4047.

Banquet at Liberating Power Liberating Power A.M.E. Zion Church in Bridgeville is holding an Appreciation Banquet honoring Pat Reginald Chandler and Rev. Shameka Chandler. It will be on Saturday, May 14, at 6 p.m., at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Donation will be $25. For more information or to attend, contact Virginia Snead at 875-7438 or Tracey Crapper at 628-8158.

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.

'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. Vendor space is also available but limited. For more information, contact Sherita Belle at 875-0987 or Amy Handy at 875-4263.

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. For details call 875-4233.

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.