Church News
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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, is held every second and fourth Saturday of the month. There is a $4 donation at the door and ages 12 and under are free. For more information, go to or call 875-7814 or 841-0567.

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Marriage video series Marriage can be the source of our greatest success or our greatest failure. Christ's Church of New Hope wants to help you build a strong marriage with a four part video series, "Making the Most of Your Marriage," by Dr. John Maxwell. Dr. Maxwell will identify the reasons for marital deterioration while helping couples understand the ingredients of a strong marriage. Learn about the top ten marriage builders and the top ten marriage killers along with the practical steps to take in solving the problems you face. The series will be shown on Fridays at 7 p.m. at 811 East Ivy Dr., Seaford. For more information, join us at Christ's Church of New Hope (meets at the Banquet Hall next to Jimmy's Grille) at 10 a.m. on Sundays or call 628-8417.

Writing group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire to improve your writing and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider joining KWF. Meetings are held the third Tuesday night of each month at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Call 628-4594 for more information.

GriefShare program offered If you are hurting from the loss of a loved one, please consider attending GriefShare, a Christ-centered, biblically based support group for people who are grieving. Weekly sessions begin on January 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church Street, Milford. Please call the church office for additional information or to register at 422-8111.

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. Perishable food donation welcome. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 or visit our new Facebook page "Open Mike Christian Night."

'Fit & Fun Fellowship' The Seaford Wesleyan Women meet once a week for a free night of "Fit & Fun Fellowship." All ladies are welcome to join us as we exercise our bodies and refresh our spirits. For details call 629-9859.

Awana Clubs at Alliance Church Awana Clubs are being held at Atlanta Road Alliance Church on Wednesday evenings 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. Call 629-5600 for more information or to obtain a registration form.

St. Luke's newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. Luke's Letter is published quarterly and is available on: 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 info, call St. Luke's office at 629-7979.

Cornerstone Shoppe The Cornerstone Shoppe (a fundraiser) located at the corner of Bethel & Seaford Rd., Laurel, is now open on Saturdays only, starting February 2. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Too many things on sale to mention. Please stop by to browse, to converse, and to buy.

Black History Program The Roger C Fisher African American Society will celebrate its annual Black History Program Saturday, Feb 2, at 6 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Laurel. Rev. Sharon Morgan, Pastor.

Southern Gospel Concert Bethel Worship Center on Route 13 in Seaford is hosting a Southern Gospel Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Featured groups are the O'Day Family, "Revived," and others. The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. For more information, contact Norman Oates at 841-9869.

Chinese Auction at St. Philip's The annual Chinese Auction at Laurel's St. Philip's Episcopal Church will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Episcopal Churchwomen and is under the leadership of Geraldine Taylor. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be three types of chili, hot dogs, beverages and a wide variety of inexpensive sweet treats. The auction will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Children's items, along with many good, used items will be offered for auctioning. There will be something for everyone. Special home baked sweet treats will also be auctioned. This includes homemade pies, cookies, cornbread and more. All proceeds benefit the parish. The public is encouraged to attend the event which promises to be a fun evening for everyone at very affordable prices.

Words to ponder 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.... 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. The Gospel of John, Chapter 2, NIV