Church News
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Gospel Talent Search
The ninth annual Mountaire Gospel Talent Search will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 11-13, at Bayshore Community Church in Gumboro. Last year more than 120 churches sent singers, musicians and songwriters to perform for $30,000 in prize money in adult, youth and children divisions. This year, Mountaire will again offer $30,000 in prizes for the winners.

Mother's Day service at Central
Central Worship Center (formerly Epworth Fellowship Church) in Laurel will have a special Mother's Day Service on May 14. Joyce Thomas from Seaford will be speaking at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. All ladies will receive a special gift for Mother's Day. For more information, call 875-7995.

Concord Mother's Day concert
Susie Luchsinger, multiple CCMA winner and Dove Award nominee (sister of country singer Reba McIntire) will be in concert on Sunday, May 14, Mothers' Day, at 7 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road, Seaford. For more information call 628-8114.

Mount Olivet classes on DVD
The story of Jesus on DVD was recently mailed to every home in the Seaford area. If it has stirred your interest to know more about the real Jesus, Mount Olivet Church, at 315 High St., in Seaford is offering classes for that purpose – "Who is this Jesus?" The class will be held on Sundays at 9:45 a.m., starting May 21 and on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., starting May 23. This investigative Bible study explores Jesus' beginnings, his ministry as teacher and healer, and his role as redeemer and life-giver. The class will meet for six sessions. All are welcome at either of these classes. Call the church office at 629-4458.

Memorial Day concert May 27
There will be an outdoor Memorial Day concert on Saturday, May 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church of God, U.S. 13A, between Seaford and Laurel. For information phone 629-8070.

Mary & Martha Tea Room
The Mary & Martha Tea Room, a program for women sponsored by Take My Hand Ministry, will be on May 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Sarah Stephens of Felton. A love offering will be taken for the speaker, and a light luncheon will be served. For further information contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

JC Block Party May 21
The JC Block Party in downtown Laurel will have free games for all ages, entertainment on stage all day and free lunch provided on Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Market Square Park and Janosik Park in Downtown Laurel. The event is sponsored by Laurel Wesleyan Church. For details call 875-538.

Fun and fellowship dance
St. John's United Methodist Church will have a fun and fellowship dance on Saturday, June 17, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The dinner (choice of steak or baked chicken breast) will be catered by the Seaford Men of the Moose. Christian and dinner music will be provided during dinner by Jerry Jones and Mark Lowery CD Specials with live performances by "Lights of Home" and musical memories by Charles Michel (music from the 1940s to 1980s). The price is $18 a person with advance tickets only with 200 tickets available. Groups of six or more must reserve a table in order to sit together. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for tickets and table reservations. All adults are welcome with proceeds going to missions projects.

Concert at Trinity United
Everett Warrington and the Gospel Gents will be in concert at Trinity United Methodist Church (near Trap Pond) at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. A fellowship dinner preceeds the service at 5 p.m.

River of Life Video series
A video series on love, sex, marriage and romance which consists of six 60-minute sessions addressing the art of attraction, dating, courtship, intimacy, conflict, romance and commitment is being presented by Tommy Nelson, pastor of Denton Bible Church, Denton, Texas. He has been featured on Focus On The Family radio broadcast. Sessions will be held Saturdays, May 27 through July 1, at 11 a.m., at River of Life Christian Center, 17 West Market St., Greenwood. For more information call 349-9420.

Concord special events
Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road, Concord, Rt. 20A east of Seaford has the following upcoming events: Saturday, May 13, 7 a.m. to noon, yard sale and flower sale. Refreshments. Sunday, May 14, 7 p.m., Susie Luchsinger in concert, for Mother's Day. A free will offering will be taken. proceeds to benefit Concord's local ministries.

Drama, Book of Esther June 4
Messiash's Vineyard Church, Laurel, will be performing the Book of Esther. The drama is entitled "Esther and the King." Plan to attend on Sunday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. and our evening performance at 7 p.m. This exhilarating account of the Book of Esther involves a beautiful young orphan girl who rises from obscurity to become queen. She even hides a secret that could be her demise. There is an ambitious villain whose passion is to destroy the innocent. For details call 875-4646.

Mt. Calvary Mother's Day
There will be a Mother's Day Prayer Breakfast at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, on Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Faye Corbin of Brotherly Love House of Praise, Manokin, Md. Sister Mary L. Grant, the Mother of the Church and wife of the late Rev. Roland Grant (a pastor from the old Delaware Conference) will be honored. Menu will consist of sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, scrapple, grits, biscuits with jelly or butter, mixed fruit, coffee or orange juice. Cost of tickets is $7 and must be purchased by May 10. Take out orders may be purchased at a cost of $7.50 and can be picked up from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. Call ahead for orders (302) 337-7090. Sponsored by the Women's Day Committee of Mt. Calvary. For details, contact Vera Smack at 245-1861 or Betty Murray at 337-8880.