Church News
Thursday, October 12, 2006
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 & Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. October guest singers are: Oct. 14 - Rob Carroll; and Oct. 21 - "Good News Tour."

St. John's Faith Explosion
There's a Faith Explosion coming to St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford. The weekend of Oct 27-29, St. John's is hosting a Lay Witness Mission for the congregation and friends that, in the past, has inspired new vision and excitement in the church. A Lay Witness Mission is a weekend event, known at St. John's as "Faith Explosion" and focuses on inward spiritual growth and renewal through fellowship, small group meetings and testimonies. The Lay Witness Mission encourages the formation of small groups that are vital to the ongoing ministry in a local church. It also uses a model for reaching out to friends, neighbors, relatives, and colleagues and for inviting them into homes for fellowship and discussion. It engages the congregation in prayer ministries that become a vital part of the life of the church. Held twice before at St. John's, in 1972 and 1993, both events helped the church move forward in its mission to go deeper spiritually. The public is cordially invited; visitors are expected. Join us for a covered dish meal and fellowship beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.

Men of God conference
Booker St. Church of God, Georgetown, "Anointed Men of God" Conference will be held at the Princess Bayside Beach Hotel Golf Center, Ocean City, Md., from Friday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 29. Guest preachers will be Bishop Thomas Sturgis, the Rev. Larry Morris and the Rev. Gary Miller. Call 856-9097.

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.

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.

Gumboro UMC Homecoming
Gumboro United Methodist Church Homecoming with "Sounds of Joy" singers on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m., with speaker, the Rev. Bob Hudson. A fellowship meal will follow the service.

Galestown UMC HomecomingGalestown United Methodist Church, Galestown, Md., is celebrating its 151st Homecoming on Oct. 15, 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Denzil Cheek and guest singers will be the Sacred Sounds Gospel Blue Grass Singers. The pastor is the Rev. Dan Walker. Immediately following the service there will be a buffet style hot dinner served at the Galestown Community Center.

Hymn Sing 'Gospel Gents'
Wheatley's United Methodist Church will have a Hymn Sing featuring the "Gospel Gents" trio, (Dan Walker, Everett Warrington, and Bill Littleton) on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The church is located on Wheatley Church Road, at the intersection with Sharptown Road (MD 313) between Sharptown and Eldorado, Md.

Christian Church of Seaford Revival
Christian Church of Seaford, located on Rt. 13, just north of Wal-Mart, is having a revival on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and Oct. 16 and 17, at 7 p.m. Join us for a time of music and speaking designed to affirm, strengthen and deepen your faith. Nationally known recording artist, Art Bush, will bring his unique multi-media encouragement to provide that spiritual boost for every listener. Contact 629-6298 for further information.

'The Sensational Nightingales'
Victory In Grace Tabernacle presents the 2004 Stellar Award nominees - four gentlemen of gospel, The Sensational Nightingales, of Durham, N.C. and The Sussex Community Mass Choir of Sussex County, on Friday, Oct. 27. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Seaford Middle School. Tickets are: adults, $10 in advance, $12 at the door; children 6-12 years, $5; under 6 are free. For tickets call the church at 302-875-8507.

Watoto Children's Choir in Concert
The Watoto Children's Choir will be in concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, on Sunday, Nov. 12. They will perform at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. The African drums resound and one by one the children come dancing down the aisles in their brilliant Ugandan costumes with radiant smiles on their faces. Throughout Watoto's "Concert of Hope," you will experience the energy and sense the joy and hope that these beautiful Ugandan orphans have found. The concert is free; a love offering will be received. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit

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