Church News
Thursday, August 10, 2006
St. John's fitness classes start
New Fitness Classes start up Tuesday, Sept. 5, and Wednesday, Sept. 6. The classes meet in St. John's United Methodist Church Hall in Seaford (Sponsored by St. John's, but open to the public) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Sylvia will be providing a.m. only, excellent child care at no extra fee. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Try a free one to see if it meets your needs. Only a six or eight-week commitment at a time. For more information or to register call 21-year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

Old Christ Church summer services
Old Christ Church near Laurel (built in 1771) is holding summer services for the first time since 1918. The services will begin at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday, Holy Eucharist will be Aug. 13 and 27. Morning prayer will be Aug. 20. Light refreshments of cookies and lemonade will be served following the service.

Blades UMC Treasure Cove VBS
Blades United Methodist Church, 306 S. Market St., will have Treasure Cove Vacation Bible School on Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 3 and 10, from 10-11 a.m. (Sunday School hour), the VBS will continue with crafts and games. On Sept. 3 and 10 during Children's Time at the 11 a.m. morning worship, the Bible Lesson will be presented. The closing program for 2006 VBS will be on Sept. 10. Children 5-12 years old are welcome. On Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a registration period. Direct further inquiries at 629-7265.

Scott Family schedule
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. The Scott Family of Bridgeville has produced a CD of Christian music. 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 Seaford.

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 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13.

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.

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.

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.

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. Guest singers are:
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.

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.