Church News
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Seaford Lenten Services
The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces the schedule for the Lenten Services. These services begin at noon and are followed by a light lunch. Call the Rev. Drew Christian, ministerium president, for more information at 629-2862. 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
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 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.

'Reunion' at Wesley Church
One of the area's most popular southern gospel groups, "Reunion," will be in concert at Wesley United Methodist Church, Seaford, on Atlanta Road, on Sunday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. The group presents their music in an inspirational and congenial way for audiences of all ages. Having been together for 13 years, they have shared their talents with audiences throughout the Eastern Shore. Admission is free, but there will be a free-will offering. Refreshments will follow. For more information phone Evelyn Messick at 629-7222.

Free Soup Kitchen
Starting Monday, March 13, Christ United Methodist Church will be serving free soup to the community at noon. This service will continue each Monday through the end of May. Christ Church is located at 510 South Central Ave., Laurel. Other free meals in the community include: Wednesday at New Zion Church from noon until 2 p.m., and Fridays, God's Table at Centenary United Methodist Church, at 6 p.m. 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 details.

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 details call 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.

Annual Men's Day March 12
Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, will be celebrating their Annual Men's Day on Sunday, March 12. Services are 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The guest preacher for the 10 a.m. service is the retired Rev. Ervin Williams. Music will be rendered by the Mt. Calvary Men's Day Choir. Dinner will be served after the morning service. The 3:30 p.m. preacher is the Rev. Wayne Johnson of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Dover. The theme will be "IT – Integrity and Truth." The day will be sponsored by the Men of Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church. Chairpersons are William Palmer and Tony Johnson.

Blended Worship Service March 12
Sunday, March 12, at 7 p.m., at Greenwood United Methodist Church will be the first blended worship service in the fellowship hall. Gethsemane United Methodist Church Praise Bank will be the special guests. Greenwood U.M.C. is located at the corner of W. Market and Church streets, Greenwood.

All Walks of Life Ministries
On behalf of the Pastors and Congregation of All Walks of Life Ministries has a new location at 30599 N. Dual Hwy. in Laurel (beside the Laurel Medical Center). The order of services is: Sunday School at 10 a.m, Morning Worship at 11 a.m., Wednesday prayer/ Bible study, 7 p.m. For more information contact Loretta Fields, 337-8856; or Randy and Lorrie Jones, Pastors.

Laurel Baptist Church revival
Laurel Baptist Church, located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd., will have a revival with the Rev. Eben Gourley, with services every evening from Sunday, March 12 through Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. For further details, call the church at 875-7998 and leave a message.

St. Luke's plans memorial garden
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Seaford, has announced plans for a memorial garden which will be located on the left side of the church. It is a shady, quiet area and is a place to sit and reflect. There will be memorial stepping stones throughout the garden engraved with the names of those being memorialized. There is already a bench and a chair which were given in memory. As weather permits, planting of flowers and shrubs will begin. Those wishing to make a memorial donation may call the church office at 629-7979.

Latin Mass March 19
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on March 19. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.