Church News
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Open Mike Christian Night Open Mike Christian Night will be held the first and third Friday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church located at 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway at Dukes Lumber Road. Admission is free and there will be free snacks. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. Always special guests. One person, group singers, young to seniors welcome. Join us for great fellowship, praise and worship. The event is open to the public. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 or visit our new Facebook page "Open Mike Christian Night."

Bible Boot Camp Laurel Wesleyan Church will hold VBS Sundays, "Bible Boot Camp," this summer. Join us each Sunday through Aug. 26, from 9 to 10:25 a.m. There will be a 9 a.m. worship service for parents. Kids in preschool through 6th grade are invited to attend. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

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. Bethel Worship Center VBS Bethel Worship Center will be having their Vacation Bible School August 20 thru the 24. 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Their theme is Sky. Located on Rt 13 in Seaford, next to The Ark Church. Any questions call Lisa Caudill 302-875-4719.

Consignment Boutique, Art Gallery The Church Mouse Consignment Boutique and Art Gallery, a mission of Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, is now open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds go to Union United Methodist Church. The church is located at 210 Market St., Bridgeville. For more information, call 604-1244 or email

Annual Family & Friends Day Fresh Fire Worship Center Church of God on Main St. in Farmington presents their annual Family & Friends Day on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 11:30 a.m. Speaker - Rev. Tyrone Kilgoe. Afternoon program at St. Luke Parish Hall in Seaford at 4 p.m. Contact Terri Johnson at 302-241-4937 for details.

Yard Sale and Bake Sale Seaford Nazarene Church, Rt. 13 South, will hold an Inside/Outside Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, Aug. 18. Set up time is 7 a.m. Cost to rent a table inside is $15 and outside is $10. Breakfast and lunch will be sold; eat in or take out. For table reservations or information call 236-7702 or 396-3562.

Ice cream sale Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host an ice cream sale on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Located on 13A between Seaford and Laurel. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana and pineapple. Pre-orders may be placed by calling 875-3055 or 629-7110.

Anti-Drug Rally, March & Fun Day Take a stand against drug and alcohol abuse at the Nineteenth Annual Community Anti-Drug Rally and March on Saturday, Aug. 18. The march will begin at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the Booker Street Church of God, located on Booker Street near the Richard Allen School, in Georgetown. The purpose of the rally and march is to send a positive message to the entire community, especially to youth, that says yes to life and no to drugs. Participants will be carrying signs and spreading their anti-drug messages through the streets of Georgetown. The march will return to the church grounds, where Fun Day activities will be held from noon to 4 p.m. There will be games, singing, food, a dunking booth, moon bounce, train rides, drill teams, creative dance, and more. Since all items are given away free of charge, donations of any kind are welcome. Exhibit tables will also be available for those interested in distributing literature and other items. Free t-shirts will be provided to the first 350 participants. For more information or to sign up for a t-shirt, contact Carol Neal (684-5407), Vanessa Neal (854-6692), or Tony Neal (381-3711).

Annual Tent Services Everlasting Hope Ministries announces the schedule for this year's Nineteenth Annual Tent Services. The services will be held on Aug. 16, 18 and 19 on the grounds of the Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown. Services will begin 7 p.m. nightly. There will also be two Sunday services at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. A guest speaker will present a timely message each night to inspire and challenge attendees to resist drugs and alcohol and to strive for excellence through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

For more information, contact Rev. Tony Neal at 381-3711 or call the church office at 856-9097.

'Beauty For Ashes' play On Saturday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m., the cast and crew of Milola S. Akin Productions from Baltimore brings "Beauty For Ashes," to Seaford at Harvest Christian Church located at 8697 Ockels Rd. "Beauty for Ashes" is the story of childhood friends whose lives are ripped apart by tragedy and restored by God's redeeming grace. The play features an all African cast and original music. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Hymn Sing, Antique Car Show The First Baptist Church of Delmar is hosting a Hymn Sing and Antique Car Show on Monday, Sept. 3. The Hymn Sing is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features The Doves, Tim Horner Quartet, Heather Butler Trio, Janet Butler, Sarah and Warren Webster, McKenzie George and many others. The Antique Car Show is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be available. Everyone is invited.

Children's Chapel Ministry St. Luke's Episcopal Church is announcing a Children's Chapel program beginning Sunday, Sept. 16. Children (kindergarten - 5th grade) will begin Sunday morning worship in the chapel (Parish Hall) at 9 a.m. Worship will include prayer, music, sign language, puppets, object lessons and more. Lessons will follow the scripture readings. At the conclusion of Children's Chapel, the children will join the congregation in the celebration of the Holy Communion. Children's Chapel is open to all young people regardless of their religious affiliation. Children 6th grade and older are welcome to help with this ministry on a regular basis, and attend morning worship with the congregation. For families without a church home, this is an opportunity to experience a new beginning. Diana Yelverton is the inspiration and principal teacher of Children's Chapel. Diana has been involved in children's ministry for the past 20 years. Parents may contact Diana at 236-2907 or to learn more about this program. Historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church has provided worship opportunities on Front Street in Seaford since 1837. Occupying a full block between King and Poplar streets, St. Luke's includes a churchyard, parish hall, and a playground for children. Services are conducted by The Rev. Otto Lolk or The Rev. Patricia Bird. Worship service with Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Lower Shore America For Jesus Rally Before the massive America For Jesus gathering on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Sept. 28-29, a Lower Shore America For Jesus Rally will be held at 4 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 25, at New Dimensions Church, 1907 Jersey Rd., Salisbury. America For Jesus is a national solemn assembly where people of all cultures will gather to pray for America. So far, 34,000 churches are participating. Organizers expect Independence Mall to be filled on Sept. 29. The Delmarva rally on Aug. 25 will lead corporate prayer in conjunction with the Philadelphia event. The rally's theme is "Many Churches, One Body, America For Jesus." It is being facilitated by Bishop Jesse Abbott of New Dimensions Ministries, and Randy Walter of Shiloh Ministries, to bring regional churches together to pray. America For Jesus seeks a spiritual - not a political - solution to the nation's plight, evidenced by a weak economy, catastrophic weather and natural disasters. Coming 40 days before the national elections, America For Jesus occurs at a strategic time. It is supported by almost 100 national Christian leaders, listed on the event website, All America For Jesus activities are free. People who attend the Lower Shore rally who stay for the potluck supper are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert. Ethnic foods are welcome. Meat and beverages will be provided. Information packets are available by contacting Randy Walter at or 410-641-3953.

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.

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