Church News
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Community Lenten Services For Christians, Ash Wednesday signifies the first day in the season of Lent, marking the liturgical period prior to Easter. This year the clergy of the Seaford Ministerium launched the Community Lenten Services on Ash Wednesday. Wednesday, March 21 - Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Parish, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford Worship begins at noon, ending at 12:25, lunch goes until 1 p.m. For more information, call Rev. Laurie at 629-9077.

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.

Open mike Christian Night Open mike Christian Night will be held at the Lighthouse Church at 27225 Kaye Road, just off Rt. 9 County Seat Hwy., on the first and third Friday of every month from 7-9 p.m. Free admission and free snacks. Bring your singing talents - cd or musical instrument. One person, group singers, young people to seniors welcome. Two hours of great fellowship, praise and worship. March 16 through April 20. For info and scheduling call Dean at 875-2115.

Free classical piano concert The Seaford ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) invites the public to celebrate the anniversary of the Relief Society with a free piano concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23. Guest recitalist is Linda Field, co-founder of the Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. Receptacles available for canned food donations. The church is located at 800 Fleetwood Dr., in Seaford. For more information, call 628-3553.

Lenten worship, fellowship and study All Saint's Episcopal Church, 10th & Grove streets, Delmar, is offering an order of worship for the evening, followed by a soup supper, and viewing and discussion of The Teaching Company DVD, "The Cathedral," by Dr. William R. Cook on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The schedule includes: March 21 - Chartres-The Sculpture; March 28 - Chartres-The Windows.

Events at Laurel Wesleyan There will be a free concert for youth grades 5 through 12 at Laurel Wesleyan Church, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. There will be four bands including Everyday Sunday, All Things New, Nate Feuerstein and Grant Woell. Come early because the snack shop opens at 5:30 p.m. There will be a special Good Friday Communion Service - "He is..REAL. Remember, Experience, And Listen" at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Childcare will be provided for ages 10 and under. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

Gospel groups to perform Brian Free & Assurance, the Dixie Melody Boys and Mark Bishop will perform at Parkside High School in Salisbury at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. The event is sponsored by Snethen United Methodist Church. Tickets are $17 in advance for adults, $20 at the door and $6 for kids ages 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased at O'Neals Antiques in Laurel, Community Pharmacy in Salisbury, The Mustard Seed in Milford and The What's New Shop in Denton. For more information, contact Gail Phillips at 846-3641.

Parenting panel seminar On Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. the Saint Matthews Men's Fellowship Group will be sponsoring, for the first time ever, a collaborative group panel seminar. "Making a Difference in Christian Parenting" will be held at Saint Mathews First Baptist Church on Wolfe Street Ext. in Laurel. This is a cross sector parenting seminar for those who parent, work with young children in early care and education centers, school age centers, family child care, Head Start, early intervention and home visiting. For more information, contact Gerald Hyland at or 302-841-2150.

Hymn sing at Galestown UMC Galestown United Methodist Church is hosting a Hymn Sing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at The Christ Church of Federalsburg. "O What a Savior," created by Russell Mauldin and Sue C. Smith and directed by Gloria Dill will be performed. A buffet dinner will follow at the Community Hall.

Black History Program Maranatha Holistic Gospel Fellowship Church will host a Black History Program at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, to educate young people about the historic role that African-Americans have played in the history of Delaware. The presentation will focus on one of Delaware's influential leaders in the fields of education and religion, William C. Jason who became the president of Delaware State College from 1895-1923, becoming the longest serving president in the institution's history. Mrs. Evelyn Peters, 87, Jason's granddaughter, will share the history and highlights of her grandfather's life and notable accomplishments. Jason, a Methodist minister, earned a bachelor of divinity degree and a master of arts. The William C. Jason Technology Center at Del Tech Community College in Georgetown is named in his honor. The church is located at 12370 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood. For more information, contact Betty Jarman at 448-5939.

Good Friday service Jim Hughes Ministries from Newfield, N.J. will present the drama "Gethsemane" on Good Friday, April 6, 7 p.m.

at Christ United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St. (at the corner of Main and Maple) in Federalsburg, Md. All are welcome and a love offering will be taken.

Allegiance Quartet to perform Christ's Church of New Hope will hold a time of worship, fellowship and revival on March 25-27, with the Allegiance Quartet at the Banquet Hall next to Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville. The Allegiance Quartet provides a mixture of contemporary and southern gospel music to complement their relevant Bible messages. March 25 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. on March 26-27. The public is invited to attend. For information and transportation, call 628-8417.

LMA meeting on March 21 The Laurel Ministerial Association will have its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at St. Phillips in Laurel. They will be planning the upcoming Good Friday service. For more information, contact Pastor Tim Dukes at 875-7995.

'Burlie's Bon Voyage' at SU Power Production Ministries will present "Burlie's Bon Voyage," a children's musical about Noah and the animals, on March 23, 24 at 7 p.m. and March 25 at 2 p.m., at Holloway Hall at Salisbury University. The musical will benefit Salisbury Christian School and Power Production Ministries. Tickets, which are $10 for adults and senior citizens and $5 for children 12 and under, are available online at, at Trinity United Methodist Church and at the door.

Wood to speak at First Baptist The Annual Spring Revival at the First Baptist Church of Seaford will be held March 18-21, 7 p.m. nightly, and will feature Evangelist David Wood as the special speaker. Since graduating from Bible college in 1965, Dr. Wood has pastored churches around the U.S. In addition to conducting local church evangelistic crusades, Dr. Wood has held international evangelistic campaigns since 1990. This led in 2001 to the founding of the WITNESS Project (Worldwide Intensified Training of Nationals for Evangelism and Scriptural Soulwinning). Held at the First Baptist Church of Seaford, 543 N. Bradford St. For more information, call 629-7161, ext. 116 or visit the

Annual Men's Day The men of New Zion UMC in Laurel will host its Annual Men's Day on Sunday, March 18. The morning service will begin at 10 a.m. with Gene Cray as the morning messenger. The afternoon service will begin at 4 p.m. and Bishop Carlton Cannon will bring the message. The Rev. Elaine Ayres is the host pastor.

News from Trinity UMC Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel is taking orders for homemade Easter Eggs. They will be available for pick-up or delivery the last week of March. There are 3 flavors: buttercream, coconut and peanut butter. Cost is $2.50 each. Call Barbara at 875-3582 to pre-order.

Bluegrass Gospel Concert Peninsula Bluegrass presents a Bluegrass Gospel Concert at Sam Yoder Concert Hall in Houston on Saturday, March 17 at 6 p.m. The concert will feature "Sacred Sounds" and "Set Free." Cost is $15 per person at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for sale by "Marilyn's Catering." For more information, call 875-2595.

Military persons gathering Retired, active and inactive military persons, please join us. Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall is open every Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m., for all denominations who have served in any branch of our military to come and have free coffee an d snacks with us. For more information, call 629-8434, 443-889-7078 or leave a message at 629-3264.

Homemade Easter eggs for sale Homemade Easter Eggs will be for sale from Christ Lutheran Church. These eggs were the first ever and still are the best on the Shore. Flavors include peanut butter, coconut cream and butter cream. Eggs are $3.50 each. Call 629-9751 or 629-9755.

Prayer breakfast at New Zion The Men of New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel is hosting a prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 in the dining hall (428 W. Sixth St.). Cost for adults is $9 and children under 6 is $5. Contact the church for more information at 875-0727.

Beef and dumpling dinner Concord United Methodist Church will have a Beef and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, March 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community House. Menu includes beef and dumplings, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, handmade cole slaw, applesauce, rolls & butter, beverages, and assorted cakes for dessert, all for $12 per person or $6 for children under 12 (pay at the door). Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., just off Concord Rd. For more information, call 628-8114.

'Courageous' showing The film "Courageous" will be shown at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at Mt. Pleasant UMC in Laurel. The church is located off of Rt. 24 West, on Mt. Pleasant Road.