Church News
Thursday, February 22, 2007
 
Seaford Lenten Services
Rev. Drew Christian, president, Greater Seaford Ministerium announces Seaford Lenten services, sponsored by the Greater Seaford Ministerium, will begin on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 21. Services will begin at noon at rotating designated churches and will be followed by a light lunch. The schedule and pastors bringing a short message is as follows: Feb. 28 - Gethsemane U.M. Church, Father John McKenna; March 7 - Atlanta Road Alliance Church, the Rev. Homer McKeithan; March 14 - Mt. Olivet U.M. Church, the Rev. Peggy Briggs; March 21 - St. John's U.M. Church, the Rev. Andy Kerr; March 28 - Our Lady of Lourdes, the Rev. Carlton Cannon.

Laurel Lenten Services
The Laurel Ministerial Association will be holding special mid-week services during the season of Lent.
March 1 - Centenary UMC, 200 West Market St., Laurel.
March 15 - Mt. Pleasant UMC, Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Laurel.
March 29 - Victory in Grace Tabernacle, 11528 Commercial Lane, Hickman Park, Laurel.
All services begin at 7 p.m.
In addition, there will be services sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association during Holy Week, April 2-8. An ecumenical Good Friday service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, on Friday, April 6, beginning at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, the community is invited to Janosik Park, Laureltowne, for a Son-Rise service at 6:30 a.m. For more information about any of the above Lenten services, call Pastor Fred Duncan, at 875-3398.

Mt. Olivet Preschool registration
Mt. Olivet Preschool will be registering for the fall preschool program at Mt. Olivet Church on Thursday, March 1. Boys and girls who will have reached the ages of two, three and four by August 31, 2007 are eligible. Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 11:30 and are limited to six students in the two-year-old class, 10 in the three-year-old class and 12 in the four-year-old-class. Interested families are invited to visit the school. For further information call Linda Stephenson at 629-2786 or the church office at 629-4458.

Homemade Easter Eggs
Christ Lutheran Church is selling their Homemade Easter Eggs: Peanut Butter, Butter Cream, Coconut Cream, Feb. 28 through March 28. First ever and still the best on the shore, $3 each. Call 629-9755 or 629-9751.

Jerry Jones concert
Award winning Gospel Music artist, Jerry Jones, will be appearing at the second Mission: Possible Concert at 7 p.m., March 2, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford. Jerry was awarded "Male Vocalist of the Year" and "Songwriter of the Year" for 2004, 2005 and 2006 for the eastern U.S. by the Country Gospel Music Association. He also has been nominated for "International Male Vocalist" for the past three years and won the "International Songwriter of the Year" in 2005. Jerry's song "Calvary" reached number 4 on the Country Gospel charts. Mission: Possible is a faith-based organization, founded by Seaford High School junior Caitlin Wasson in 2006. It is designed to bring instruments and music to young musicians who cannot afford them in hopes that they will come to know the Lord through music. This organization is sponsored by Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford. The concert will also feature other local musical talent including youth from all over the county such as Dustin Anderson, Katie Hickey, Brittany Trout, Stephanie Miller, Erin Thomas and Caitlin herself. The very entertaining Seaford High School Jazz Band will also be playing. The other performers who are supporting this mission with their amazing vocal talents are Lori Jones, Lori Miller, Jeff and Kathy James and Pastor Tom Gross of Mount Olivet. To close the concert, local favorites and crowd pleasers, "Vital Signs" will play a set of old time rock and roll. Vital Signs features Dr. Anthony Policastro, Dr. Mark Antos, David Chandler and Ryan Handy. Buy tickets in advance at Mt. Olivet, Heritage Jewelers or by calling Caitlin Wasson at 629-6304. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Mystery Dinner Theatre Fundraiser
The youth at Laurel Wesleyan Church will be attending an International Youth Convention in Orlando, Fla., in December. They need to raise approximately $50,000, which is half of the funding to make it affordable for all to attend. They are having various fundraisers to help supplement the costs. The biggest fund raiser is a Mystery Dinner Theatre on March 15 and 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost includes dinner and a show. Cost is $20 adults; $10 children 8-18 years old. A $5 charge for babysitting children seven and under, includes dinner. This event is open to the public.

Delaware Pro-Life convention
The Delaware Pro-Life Coalition will hold its 20th annual convention on Saturday, March 31, at the Holiday Inn Select in Claymont. This day-long event includes five nationally-renowned speakers. The event's keynote speaker will be Leslee Unruh, who spearheaded efforts to ban abortion in South Dakota. The luncheon address will be given by David Bereit, who organized efforts to close abortion clinics. The banquet speaker will be Bobby Schindler, Terr Schiavo's brother, addressing the crowd on the second anniversary of her death. Session speakers include Neil Noesen, a member of Pharmacists for Life, and Jason Buck of Culture for Life-US. The costs for the event are as follows: $45 for learning sessions only; $35 for banquet only; and $70 for learning sessions and banquet. For further information or registration call Joanne Laird at 302-479-5613 or visit www.delawarepro life.org.

Christ Lutheran Church
Christ Lutheran Church will observe the Lenten season with special Wednesday evening services. All services begin at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the services on Feb. 28 through March 28, there will be covered dish dinners at 6:30 p.m.

Glyconutritional Education
Glyconutritional Education meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford, room 14 of the educational building. A short video, life experiences and question and answer time.

Trinity UMC 'Full Throttle'
"Full Throttle," Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m., through April 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church Rec Building. Each week will feature a band or group, skits, movie clips from "The Passion of the Christ," snacks, and fellowship. Bands include groups such as "Proof of Love," "Rapper" "Tru Christian," "Garden Praise Band," "Ground Zero Master's Commission," Tim Ewing (AngelFire), and Mason Summers. For more information, call Pastor Tina Whaley at 841-7589.

Southern Gospel Singing
St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel will be featuring the popular Southern Gospel Singing Group "Revived" on Sunday, Feb. 25. This dedicated singing group has performed in many area concerts. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is located on Old Stage Road, just east of US 13. For more information or directions call,875-7900 and press #3 or Pastor Don at 856-6107. Don Murray and friends will begin singing at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Ladies Spring Conference
"Disciplines of a Beautiful Woman," Ladies and Teen Girls Spring Conference will be on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, Georgetown. Speaker will be Juanita Purcell of the Villages, Fla., Women's Conference Speaker and Author. Come and join us, find out the secret to contentment and beauty. There will also be a time of worship and praise, special reading, food and fellowship. And Mrs. Purcell will have her books for sale. Register by March 12, cost is $7. (Cost includes breakfast and lunch, on site.) Register after March 12, cost will be $15 per person. Call the church at 856-3773.

World Day of Prayer 2007
Men and women in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 2. "United Under God's Tent" is the theme used by women of Paraguay for the prayer service. The theme is a way of imagining how God acts. "United Under God's Tent" is also God's promise to us, and a call to work and to pray together for people in need all over the world. The service will be held on March 2 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Seaford at 10:30 am. A reception will be held in the church hall following the service.