Church News
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Pursuing the Dream
Harvest Theater will present "Pursuing the Dream: In the Creative Arts" on Saturday, Oct. 21. This seminar will be held at Harvest Christian Church in Seaford and its focus is to reach young artists who are looking to develop their artistic skills in the fields of visual art, dance, creative writing and music. The goal of this conference is to provide examples of artists who are successfully pursuing their artistic dreams. The featured speakers will provide practical tips in a small workshop setting to help budding artists in their areas of expertise. There will also be an opportunity to ask the speaker's questions. The featured speakers at the 2006 conference are:
Dance: Theara Ward, Alvin Ailey Dance Kids Teaching Artist.
Writing: John Riddle, director, Delaware Christian Writers Conference.
Photography: Constance Lewes, Visual Arts and Communication specialist.
Music: Corey Franklin, Recording Artist and Worship Leader.
We ask that you encourage artists in these genres to participate in this amazing opportunity. Tickets are $30 per person and are available by calling the Church office at 628-7771.

Centenary UMC Dinner
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will host an all-you-can eat chicken/dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m. Adults $8, children $4 (under six years of age are free). The dinner is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.

Homecoming Service
Chaplain's Chapel, Deer Forest Road near Bridgeville will hold its Homecoming Service on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. Former Pastor Kevin Gillespie will be the speaker. Special dedication of historical marker by Russell McCabe of the Delaware Archives and special music by Crossroads vocal group. Dinner to follow.

Concord UMC 85th Reunion
The 85th annual Reunion of the Sons, Daughters and Friends of Concord will take place at Concord United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 21, with a 2 p.m. Business Meeting & Memorial Service and a 4 p.m. Chicken and Dumpling Dinner at Concord Community House.

Bethel UMC 227th Anniversary
Bethel United Methodist Church is celebrating its 227th Anniversary, west of Seaford, 2381 Neal's School and Oak Grove roads, on Oct. 8. Dr. Rev. Sandra Steiner Ball will speak at 2 p.m.

Wacaster Family performs
The Wacaster Family, southern gospel with a Christian country flavor, will perform at:
United Methodist Church, Seaford, Sunday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m.;
Laurel Baptist Church, Laurel, Sunday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m.;
Bethel Worship Center, Seaford, Sunday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.; and
Seaford Wesleyan Church (The Ark), Seaford, Oct. 8, 6 p.m.

Blessing of the animals
On Oct. 1, St. Phillip's Episcopal Church will be holding their Sunday Service at Old Christ Church in Laurel at 10 a.m. During the service the Rev. Rita will be Blessing the Animals. Mark your calendars and plan to attend with your family pet. For all who came last year your pet's blessing wears off Sept. 30. Light refreshments will be served following the service in the churchyard.

God's 'Souper' Bowl
God's "Souper" Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Stein Highway Church of God, Arch Street, Seaford will be opening a soup kitchen for the community on a the first and third Saturday of every month. Anyone wanting to stop by for some food and fellowship is invited to attend.

Fall Revival Services
Fall Revival Services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church (near Trap Pond) from Oct. 8 through 11. Service will begin Sunday morning at 10 and nightly from Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. On Sunday evening, there will be a fellowship dinner at 5:30. Music and ministry will be provided by Kenny and Kim Davis of Rocky Mount, N.C. Kenny has sung gospel music with his family since he was a small boy. He has served as a pastor in North Carolina and as an evangelist across the East Coast.