Church News
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Kids items accepted Little Grace "Newborn & Children's Closet" at Grace United Methodist Church, 7 S. King St., Georgetown, is accepting newborn and children's clothing as well as any baby and kids items any time. Drop them off at the church office or you can bring them to the closet when it is open on the first and third Thursday every month, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Diane Lockwood at 344-6380.

Awana Clubs at Alliance Church Awana clubs are being held at Atlanta Road Alliance Church on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:25 p.m., for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Sparks (K-second grade) ignites the curiosity of early elementary kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. T&T (Truth & Training) engages third- through sixth-graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ's grace. Call 629-5600 for more information. The church is located at 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford.

May Day at Epworth Christian Epworth Christian School in Laurel will hold May Day on Saturday, May 12. Applications are being accepted for craft vendors, independent consultants, etc. Cost is $50 for a 10x10 space. Tables and electric are available for an extra cost. Contact Maurica Kinnikin by May 7 at 228-2480.

Leadership conference The Leadercast Leadership Conference will be held at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Friday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ten world-renowned speakers including Andy Stanley, John Maxwell and Tim Tebow will be simulcast live via satellite from Atlanta, Ga. Lunch will be provided by Georgia House Restaurant. Leadercast is an amazing, affordable opportunity for businesses, non-profit groups, education institutes, and anyone in leadership. For tickets or information, call 875-5380 or visit Group and student rates also available.

St. Luke's newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. Luke's Letter is published quarterly and will be available on our website: You can also join our email list by sending a request to St. Luke's service of Holy Eucharist is Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information, call St. Luke's office at 629-7979.

Gospel Cafe` Gospel Cafe held every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Laurel Baptist Church. Free Christian entertainment, live bands, local talent. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd., Laurel.

Thrift Shop open Saturdays St. John's Thrift Shop located at 259 N. Conwell St. in Seaford, is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. A variety of infant, toddler, youth and adult clothing is available. Housewares, bedding and children's books are also available.

National Day of Prayer service The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 and Area Coordinator Dr. Michaele S. Russell will sponsor a service for the National Day of Prayer at Hickory Ridge Congregational Church, Rt. 13, near Greenwood. The service will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Pastor Wayne Sommers will be the keynote speaker and many other area pastors will offer prayers for our country. A free will offering for the National Day of Prayer task force will be taken during the event. The public is invited to attend. Prior to the evening's worship, there will be a Buddy Poppy Campaign. For more information, contact Dr. Russell at 349-4220.

Witness To Innocence speaker On Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m., the Social Justice Committee of Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach is hosting a presentation by Kirk Bloodsworth, the first exonerated death row prisoner from the Witness to Innocence Program. There is no admission for this event, however, a free will offering will be taken. Epworth United Methodist Church is located at 19285 Holland Glade Road, off Route 1, north of Rehoboth Beach. For more information, contact Robert Thompson,

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night is held the first and third Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. through June, at the Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway, at Dukes Lumber Road. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instruments. All singers and groups - young and old - are welcome. There are always a large array of singers lined up. Enjoy a lot of singing, praises and testimonials to the Lord. Everything is free (including food) and open to the public. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115.

GriefShare program offered Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program held at St. John's United Methodist Church. This program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member or friend. Robert Collins and his wife, the Rev. Danese Collins will lead the sessions. Both leaders have completed additional course work in counseling the bereaved and grieving. GriefShare will be held on Wednesdays in the Wesley Lounge of St. John's United Methodist Church. To register or for questions, call 629-9466. Child care is not provided.

Night of Gospel Music Join us for a Night of Gospel Music featuring Sounds of Joy's Richard Porter and Good News Tour's Greg Brittingham at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. An offering will be taken to benefit Victory Baptist Church in Bridgeville. Admission is free. For more information, call 629-8070.

Annual Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast On Saturday, May 12, the Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville is sponsoring the Annual Community Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Rita Hovermale and the Methodist Church Men and Women will prepare the meal. Tickets are $10 and many are available free of charge from community business sponsors. Seating is limited and tickets are generally not available at the door. Call George Hardesty for available tickets at 337-7070.

Homecoming Choir in concert The Homecoming Choir of Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at Harmony United Methodist Church in Millsboro. Also featured will be India Thomas, liturgical dancer, of East New Market, Md. The concert will benefit the building fund. A free will offering will be taken.