Church News
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Scott Family has new CD
The Scott Family of Bridgeville has produced a CD of Christian music. Their CD entitled "Elevator" features Jeff and Jeanine performing some of their favorites from 17 years of music ministry. The children are included on six of the 12 songs. The Scott Family will be at Grace Methodist Church in Georgetown on Sunday, Aug. 20, and Union United Methodist in Bridgeville on Sunday, Aug. 27. Copies of the new CD will be available at their performances or by calling the Scotts at 337-3396.

St. Luke's rummage sales
Plans are under way for this year's rummage sale sponsored by St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The sale will be on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Luke's Parish Hall on King and North streets in Seaford. Workers are now on hand at the Parish Hall each Monday from 9 a.m. to noon for those who wish to donate items. The St. Luke's annual chrysanthemum sale will be at the end of August with pickup of flowers scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Jackson Hewitt office in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center in Seaford.

St. John's summer lunch program
St. John's United Methodist Church is sponsoring a summer lunch program through Aug. 16. Children and youth up to age 18 are invited to attend Monday through Friday between noon and 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The church is located at Pine and Poplar streets in Seaford. There is no charge.

Laurel Wesleyan VBS
Rock Your World Vacation Bible School at Laurel Wesleyan Church for children ages 3 (pre-K) to sixth grade, Aug. 21-25, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Find out how Jesus can make a difference in you and how you can make a difference in your family, community, nation, and world. Register at the church on Sundays (9 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.), online at or call the office at 875-5380. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13. Nursery will be provided.

Take My Hand Ministry collection
The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW 7478 has voted to partner with Take My Hand Ministry Inc. of Greenwood, in the collection of school supplies for the Woodbridge School District. Donors may bring school supplies to the eighth annual Charity Auction on Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood. Contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220 to make other arrangements for bringing school supplies to a drop-off point. All donated items will be taken to Phillis Wheatley Middle School and Woodbridge Elementary School by the third week in August.

Bethel Vacation Bible School
"Fiesta" is the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Seaford Road Aug. 7-11,from 9 a.m.until noon. The closing program will be Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. Bethel Charge consists of Sailor's Bethel, Portsville and Mt. Zion United Methodist Churches. For information, call 875-2713.

Eighth annual Charity Auction
The eighth annual Charity Auction, sponsored by Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., will be Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood. Preview is at 9 a.m. and the auction starts at 10 a.m. Items include: many new and old collectible items, antiques, Longaberger baskets, and many items from the home of Helen and Ralph Spitzer, signed art work and much more. Baked goods and refreshments will be available. Auctioneer is Tommy Tucker of Greenwood. For more information contact Dr. Michaele Russell at (302)349-4220. All proceeds benefit clients of Take My Hand Ministry.

13th annual Tent Services
Everlasting Hope Ministries has announced the schedule for this year's 13th annual tent services. The services will be from Monday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Aug. 20, on the grounds of the Booker Street Church of God in Georgetown. Services will begin at 7 p.m., except Sunday, when they will begin at 5 p.m. A guest speaker will present a message nightly to inspire and challenge those in attendance not only to resist drugs/alcohol but also to strive for individual excellence through a personal relationship with Christ. The speakers are as follows: Monday, Aug. 14 - Evangelist Bernadette Foreman from Christ Church in Harbeson; Tuesday, Aug. 15 - Bishop Jamie Hazzard from Welcome Full Gospel Holiness Church, Slaughter Neck; Wednesday, Aug. 16 - Pastor Jesse Abbott from New Dimensions Family Worship Center, Salisbury, Md.; Thursday, Aug. 17 - Pastor Calvin Abbott from the Lighthouse Church of God, East New Market, Md.; Friday, Aug. 18 - Pastor Roland Mifflin from Power & Love Outreach Ministries, Millsboro; Saturday, Aug. 19 - Pastor Noel Kidd, Church of God, Bellvue, Ohio; and Sunday, Aug. 20 - morning service (11:30 a.m.) - Bishop Marvin Morris, host pastor, Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown and evening service (5 p.m.) - Pastor Arlene Taylor, Chosen Generation ministries, Grasonville, Md. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Anthony Neal at 854-6692 or call 856-9097.

Help with school expenses
The poverty level in Sussex County is higher than other areas of the state. When the children need to get ready for school each fall, it is an expensive time of year. At poverty level when you have to decide notebook paper and pencils over paying the gas bill, the gas bill wins hands down. Many children come to school ready to learn but they don't have the tools to learn. As a response to this problem Saint John's United Methodist Church in Seaford started a program to collect school supplies in 2001. Churches and local businesses were asked to help support this program. Each year it has grown. Now it includes the Laurel, Bridgeville, Greenwood, Delmar, Georgetown and Dagsboro areas. Each of the communities collecting items for their own school districts. The supplies are then handed out by school guidance counselors to the children in need. Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., in Laurel, will serve as the coordinator for the Laurel School District this year. Churches have been sent a list of school items that are needed and local businesses asked to contribute. All items must be turned in to Christ Church by Aug. 21. The church office is open from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Call Teresa C. Littleton, 875-2729, with questions.

Centenary Church Gospel Café
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music hour each Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. August guest singers are:
  • Aug. 5 - Hannah Smith/"Lights of Home," Trish Penheiro. Gospel Café will be held on Market Street bandstand.
  • Aug. 12 - St. Paul's United Methodist Church Worshp Team; Shannon Whaley.
  • Aug. 19 - Joe Dawson
  • Aug. 26 - "Glory Bound"
  • Every week, Mary Ann Young and Jenny Price Kimbell join us.
Everyone is invited to attend. Come as you are. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

Blades hosts 'The Cash Family'
"The Cash Family," a popular Southern Gospel Group will be appearing in concert at the Blades United Methodist Church on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. The Blades Church Family invites all who will join us to enjoy the presentation of this group, who have been traveling and singing throughout the East Coast for 30 years. Their unique blend of voices couples with their excitement and enthusiasm for serving the Lord touches the hearts and lives of all ages.

Gospel musician to perform
The Christian Church of Seaford, 22581 Sussex Highway (U.S. 13 across from Harley-Davidson of Seaford) will feature Gospel Musician Thomas Shelton in concert on Sunday, Aug. 6, at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Over the last 30 years, Shelton has shared his talent with thousands. An Indiana native, Shelton was inducted into "Who's Who In Musician America" in 1977. In June of that same year, he joined the touring group, "General Delivery USA." Since then he has traveled as the lead singer for the "Gospelites" of Dobbins, Calif., as well as the tenor with the "Watchmen" of "Operation Evangelize." He and his wife Shannon spent two years in the Caribbean and South America as cruise directors for "New Creation World Wide Christian Cruises." He has served in four separate congregations in the development of music and youth programs. His ministry has taken him to all 50 states of the U.S., as well as 11 other countries. For more information call 629-6298.

Church of Christ scholarships
The Seaford Church of Christ wants to announce the presentation of scholarships to three recipients on Aug. 6, at 1 p.m. at their building on Sussex Highway, North of Seaford. The scholarship fund was initiated by Eva Gant who set up the fund for students that needed financial help to attend college and had a love for the Lord and was practicing it in their lives. The recipients are: Timothy Ernest of Reading Pa., who will receive a $1,500 scholarship to Ohio Valley College. Stephanie Johnson of Reading, Pa., who will receive a $1,000 scholarship to Lipscomb Colllege. Daniel Baer of Bridgeville, who will receive a $500 scholarship to Liberty College. All three recipients had outstanding credentials that qualified them to receive the scholarships. Application packets are given out each year before March 1, by contacting Seaford Church of Christ Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973.

Rainbow Rally August 19
Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church, 431 North St., Seaford, presents the third annual Rainbow Rally, Saturday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. To be featured: outstanding talent to represent each color of the rainbow. Come worship and fellowship with us. Refreshments will be served. The Rev. Dania R. Griffin is pastor.

Attention Pastors
Obituaries are run without charge thanks to the support of area churches. If your church would like to help support this service, call the Star at 629-9788 and ask for Bryant Richardson.

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