Church News
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Third & North prayer march
The second annual prayer march will take place on Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m., starting at the Seaford Mission, Third and North streets, Seaford. The event is sponsored by Seaford Neighborhood Watch. Prayer will be led by the Rev. Tyrone Johnson, founder and director of Churches Take a Corner in Wilmington. He has pledged to bring a group of people from Wilmington to pray for a transformation in the Seaford community, according to Pat Jones, a Seaford councilperson helping to coordinate the event. She is asking for each church in the community to send two or more representatives. Phone her at 628-1908 for more information.

St. John's yard sale
St. John's Community Thrift Shop, 259 Conwell Street, Seaford, is renting tables for a yard sale, Saturday, June 17, 8 a.m. until noon. Each table will be $7. Call 629-9466 to make a reservation. Regular Saturday sales are 9 a.m. until noon.

Gospel Cafe
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music hour each Saturday 6 - 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. June guest singers are: "Cross Current" Drama Team, June 3; Donald White, June 10; Shannon Whaley and C. Bud Scott, June 17; and "Lights of Home," June 24. Every week, Mary Ann Young sings Gospel favorites. Everyone is invited to attend. Come as you are. Contact the Church office at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

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. 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.

Seaford Nazarene Gospel Concert
Seaford Church of the Nazarene, located at 520 South Dual Highway, will be featuring the Reunion Quartet on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. The concert admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For additional information, call 629-3929 or 381-6514.

Ninety and Nine dinner meeting
The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their quarterly dinner meeting at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, Monday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety & Nine is a ministry formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. There are no membership dues. The special speaker for the evening is Anita Kiger, who lives in Dover. She and her husband, Pastor James Kiger, minister together at Restoration Life Ministries in Smyrna. She is also the women's ministry coordinator for First State Fall Fest, which will be held in Dover on Oct. 6-8 at Delaware State University football stadium. She will be sharing her testimony of the journey of her teenage daughter's pregnancy and the victory that followed. The singer will be Deneice Brown of Camden. Reservations are necessary and the deadline is June 1.

Financial conference in June
There will be a financial empowerment conference, "Exodus 2006," presented by Dr. Nasir K. Siddiki. In the 1980s, Dr. Siddiki was a successful Muslim businessman by secular world standards. He raised millions of dollars in revenue for companies worldwide. As a seminar speaker, he attracted crowds of up to 10,000, who came to listen and learn about his keys to success. Having achieved his dream of financial success, he drove expensive cars and lived in luxurious homes. For years he accomplished great feats and set performance records in marketing and sales. Then one day, he was diagnosed with shingles  a deadly virus that attacked his nervous system. It was a life threatening situation for which there was no cure at the time. The doctors gave Nasir no hope, so in desperation he cried out to God and his life changed forever. The conference will take place at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel on June 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on June 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. Phone 875-2915 for more information.

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 7 p.m. This account of the Book of Esther involves a beautiful young orphan girl who rises from obscurity to become queen. For details call 875-4646.

Gospel concert for Senior Center
There will be a gospel concert to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, June 24, starting at 6 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church. The event is being sponsored by the Country Music Association, Seaford chapter. The emcee will be Jennifer Burke of WOLC radio. Artists taking part include Tony Crowe, Jerry Jones, Laura Mitchell, Kathy Wright, "Revived" and C. Bud Scott. Admission is free; an offering will be taken. For more information, contact Jerry Jones at 629-9689.

Bill and Karen Itzel perform
Grammy and Dove nominees Bill and Karen Itzel will be performing at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Bill and Karen Itzel are contemporary singers/songwriters. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2-mile north of Laurel on U.S. 13A. A love offering will be taken. For more information call 875-5380.

Galestown summer hymn sing
Galestown U.M. Church will have its annual summer hymn sing on Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m. with a buffet dinner in the community center following the event. Guest vocalists will be C. Bud Scott and Charlie Paparella. For more information, phone 1-410-883-2149.

United Fellowship convention
The United Fellowship Churches of The Lower Eastern Shore will have its 10th annual convention June 19-25 in Pocomoke, Md. at 403 Market St. Special events are planned each day during the convention. Phone 410-957-4735 for more information.