Church News
Friday, May 20, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Community Yard Sale Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford will hold a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to noon. There is no charge for the tables. For more information, call 628-8877.

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.

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.

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.

Laurel Baptist hosts luncheon There will be a free community-wide luncheon (subs, chips, pickles and dessert) at Laurel Baptist Church on Saturday, May 21, from noon to 2 p.m.

The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. (west side of Rt. 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town). For information call Shirley at 875-2314.

Centenary hosts storyteller On Sunday, May 22, Centenary UMC, located at the corner of Market and Poplar Streets in Laurel, will hold only one worship service at 10 a.m.Special guest, Hannah Shively, storyteller/dramatist, will present a drama entitled, "The Hat." A love offering will be taken. All are welcome.

Girl Guard/Sunbeam Camp The Salvation Army in Seaford invites all girls entering 3rd through 12th grades to Girl Guard/Sunbeam Camp at The Salvation Army June 27-30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Camp includes lunch. The Salvation Army Girl Guard and Sunbeam Program (similar to other scouting programs) offers a holisticChristian education experience that helps girls develop social & communication habits, decision making & life skills and character & leadership. There is no fee for this camp, but you may only enroll if you are planning to commit to being part of the Girl Guard/Sunbeam Program September 2011 through June 2012. The program meets during the school year on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 and includes dinner. Space is limited. For more information and to register, call Envoy Debbie Engel at 668-7412.

Men's Day Service The men of New Beginnings Outreach Ministries in Laurel, will have their annual Men's Day, "Men of Standards," on Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Pastor Steven Houston of Soul Saving Family Restoration Center, Seaford. For more information, contact Deacon Tim Williams at 249-5770. LHS Baccalaureate service The Laurel High School Baccalaureate service will be held at Centenary Methodist Church in Laurel on Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m.

No Name Band to perform The No Name Band will be at the Grace United Methodist Church Hall, on Friday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, please contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Community Town Hall Meeting An "Education First Community Town Hall Meeting" will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford. The main topic of discussion is the "Focus on the Achievement Gap." All relevant individuals including but not limited to, the Secretary of Education or a representative, surrounding school board presidents and members, educators and the public are invited to attend. For more information, call 448-0852.

Wacaster Family in concert The Wacaster Family will be ministering in song at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy located at Rt. 13 & Dorothy Road on Sunday, May 22 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Free Yard Sale Giveaway The Christian Church of Seaford is holding a Yard Sale Giveaway Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. - noon. The church is located on Rt. 13, across from Harley-Davidson.

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.

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.