Church News
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Calvary Baptist Church to observe 50th Anniversary
Nearly 1,000 walkers are expected to participate in the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter's Memory Walk Day 2006 on Saturday, Sept. 30, at two locations in Delaware. Memory Walks will take place simultaneously at the Wilmington Riverfront in Wilmington and Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach. The Wilmington walk will be chaired by Bill Denzer of MetLife and John Cox of Commerce Bank, while the Rehoboth walk will be chaired by Tawyna Dennis of LifeCare at Loftland Park. The Delaware walks are two of five walks organized by the Delaware Valley Chapter in the tri-state area of Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. The other walks will take place in Pennsylvania – Sunday, Oct. 8, Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, and Saturday, Oct. 14, Kutztown University (Berks County, Lehigh Valley); and South Jersey – Sunday, Oct. 15, The Board walk Garden Pier at New Jersey Avenue, Atlantic City. In Rehoboth, for the second year in a row, two-person band Imagine will be performing. Refreshments will be available. There is no registration fee to participate in the walks, but participants are urged to raise a minimum of $100 and receive a gift of a T-shirt. Other incentives include a lunch box cooler, tote, umbrella, event blanket, and wheeled backpack. As an added incentive, the top 100 walkers in the state of Delaware will be invited to a complimentary luncheon at Outback Steakhouse in Newark. All funds raised through Memory Walk will go directly to support the free programs and services provided by the Delaware Valley Chapter. To register for Memory Walk, visit the chapter's website at or call toll free at 1-866-224-5224. For more information on Memory Walk in Delaware, call Marissa Prulello, special events coordinator, at 302-633-4420 or e-mail The Delaware Valley Chapter, which serves Delaware, South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania, includes the counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia in Southeastern Pennsylvania; Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May in South Jersey; and Kent, New Castle and Sussex in Delaware. The tri-state headquarters is located at 100 North 17th St., 2nd floor, in Philadelphia. Its phone number is 215-561-2919, with their website at The local office is in Georgetown (854-9788). The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter provides a wide range of services to 294,000 individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and their families including family caregiver training, a 24/7/365 toll-free Contact Center/Helpline (1-800-272-3900), support groups and multicultural outreach.

Old Christ Church summer services
Old Christ Church near Laurel (built in 1771) is concluding its summer services. The services begin at 9:30 a.m. The final morning prayer will be Aug. 20 and the final Holy Eucharist will be Aug. 27. Light refreshments of cookies and lemonade will be served following the services.

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 the Nylon Capital Shopping Center, 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.

13th annual Tent Services
Everlasting Hope Ministries announces the schedule for this year's annual tent services. The services are underway and will run 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. The remaining speakers are as follows: 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; Sunday, Aug. 20 - morning service (11:30) - Bishop Marvin Morris, host pastor, Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown; and evening service (5:00) - Pastor Arlene Taylor, Chosen Generation ministries, Grasonville, Md. For details call Anthony Neal, 854-6692.

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. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. Guest singers are:
Aug. 19 - Joe Dawson
Aug. 26 - "Glory Bound"
Every week, Mary Ann Young and Jenny Price Kimbell join the activities.
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.

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.

Latin Mass Aug 20
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on Aug. 20. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

The No Name Band
The No Name Band will be at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 8, the band will return to Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

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