Church News
Thursday, September 27, 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."

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

Lightning Strikes concert series The Lightning Strikes concert series, at The Lighthouse Church located at 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway at Dukes Lumber Road, Laurel, are held every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Different styles of music are showcased including Christian rock, rap, hip-rock, metal blues and more, as well as audience participation nights. There is a $4 donation at the door and ages 12 and under are free. Don't forget to ask for a "reward card" to save on future admission and shakes. For more information, go to or call 875-7814 or 841-0567.

Oyster/Chicken Salad Dinner Centenary UMC, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold a fried oyster/chicken salad dinner on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults are $12 and children ages 6 to 12 are $6. Carry-outs available.

Annual Writers Conference Oct. 20 Vine & Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship will host their 4th Annual "Connecting Pen to Purpose" Writers Conference on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event takes place at Crossroad Community Church, near Georgetown, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pastor Rick Betts is the official host pastor. John Hollis, community activist and motivational speaker, will be the keynote speaker. Delaware Poet Laureate JoAnn Balingit of Newark will make a special appearance and performance. The conference offers eight workshops designed to sharpen the writer's writing and marketing skills. Several workshops are being offered with special appeal to teen writers and poets. The registration package includes two workshops, a continental breakfast and lunch. Conference rates are youth (ages 10-18) $20, adults (ages 19-61) $40, seniors (ages 62+) $25. A 30 minute manuscript critique session will be available for a $30 fee. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 30. Contact the following persons for guidelines: Michael Blaine/poetry -; Candy Abbott/articles, short story, fiction, children's picture books -; Karen Whiting/non-fiction, book proposals, scripts - Participants may register up to the day of the conference. However, the deadline for online registration is Oct. 14. Register at or mail registration form and payment to Vine & Vessels, P.O. Box 1716, Seaford, DE 19973. Contact Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904 or Betty Jarman at 448-5939 for more information.

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. 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.

Ark Community Picnic Seaford Wesleyan Church (The Ark) will have a "Ark Community Picnic" on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be lots of food, fun games for adults and kids and a moon bounce. Live worship will be performed by Crossroads Band, Greater Faith Choir and the church's own praise team. Everyone is invited to attend this free event.

Homecoming at Bethel UMC Bethel United Methodist Church in Federalsburg, Md., will hold its annual homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 21. Come out and hear the mighty word from Pastor Andre Alexander and Co-Pastor Nakhia Alexander of Promise Family Ministries in Bridgeville. A fellowship meal will be served immediately after the service. For more information, contact Pat Adams at 410-714-0385.

Awana Clubs at Alliance Church Awana Clubs are being held at Atlanta Road Alliance Church on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:25 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. Children enjoy the games and spending time with leaders and friends. 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 or to obtain a registration form. Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford.

Movie Night Laurel Baptist Church will host Movie Night on the last Sunday of each month, beginning this week, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. This month's movie is "Unconditional." Admission is free. The church is located at 33056 Bi State Blvd., Laurel. For more information, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Evangelists visit Christ Church Evangelist David Ellis will be at Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Rd., Laurel, on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. services. Evangelist Leon Batchelor will be at the church Oct. 3-5 at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call 875-2915.

The Island Boys in concert The singing group, The Island Boys, will be in concert at the Delmar Wesleyan Church, on Sunday evening, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. The church is located on 800 E. East St., Delmar, Md. Everyone is welcome.

Hymn Sing St. Paul's UMC located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel, invites the public to a hymn sing featuring the music ministry of Greg and Teresa Watson from Balsam Grove, N.C., at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. The Watson's are a duet and their music is country gospel with a traditional cowboy flare. Greg sings lead, plays the guitar and dobro and Teresa sings lead, background vocals and plays the electric bass guitar. Some of their musical influences include Hank Williams Sr., Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, and Loretta Lynn. A love offering will be taken to benefit their ministry.

Yard sale at Shiloh Shiloh Community Church located on Shiloh Church Road off of Rt. 24, east of Laurel, will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 a.m. until. Food and baked goods will also be available. For more information, contact Nancy at 339-3341.

Christ the Cornerstone yard sale Christ the Cornerstone Community Church located on the corner of Bethel and Seaford roads, Laurel, is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 a.m. Rain or shine.

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Food for thought They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." -- Acts 16:31 (NIV)