Church News
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Woodland UMC dinner
The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumplin' dinner on Saturday, March 17, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 are $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry House. No carry-outs. For additional information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Liberating Power dinner March 17
Liberating Power AME Zion Church will be holding a dinner on Saturday, March 17, from noon to 4 p.m. The dinner will include oyster platters for $12, fried chicken for $8 and chicken and dumplings for $8. Each platter will include potato salad, candied yams, macaroni and cheese, string beans and cornbread. For more information, call Sister Irene Horsey 875-4968.

Latin Mass March 18
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 March 18. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

First Baptist Spring Revival Meeting
The First Baptist Church of Seaford will be having a Spring Revival Meeting, March 18-21, 7 p.m. nightly with Evangelist Phil Prettyman. Evangelist Prettyman is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College, and has been in the ministry of evangelism for 10 years. His love and fervency for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has been a blessing to all of those who have attended the revival meetings he has held throughout the United States. His assistant, Chris Chavez will be leading the music program and will be ministering to the Proteens Youth Group at First Baptist each night of the revival. The evangelists' wives will also be conducting a ministry for the children each night. In addition, Evangelists Prettyman and Chavez will be holding a special youth rally at the church on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this special week of services that is sure to enrich your family's walk with the Lord. First Baptist Church is located at 543 N. Bradford St. In Seaford. Call 629-7161, ext. 116, for more information.

Acorn Club Prayer Breakfast
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a "Prayer Breakfast" on March 22 at the Woodland United Methodist Church at 9 a.m. The hostesses will be Marilee Bradley and Louise Ellis and their committee.

Teens fast for World Vision's famine
Christ United Methodist teens will participate in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine - getting a real taste of hunger to help feed and care for children living in extreme poverty around the world. They join approximately half a million teens nationwide aiming to raise $12 million this year to fight world hunger. Now in its 16th year, World Vision's 30 Hour Famine raises awareness and money to fight hunger overseas and in the Untied States. During the 30 hours, participating teens go without food (consuming only liquids), learn about world hunger and poverty, and perform community service projects. The fast will take place on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24. Donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church with 30-hour famine on the memo line. Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956.

Praise Choir Anniversary
"It's All About the Praise," Atmosphere of Praise Choir Anniversary, Saturday, March 24, at 6 p.m., featuring: "Bethel Senior Choir", "Cannon Family Choir," "Faithful Ones" and "Mt. Calvary Ensemble." The anniversary continues on Sunday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m., featuring: Booker Street Church of God Mass Choir, Faith Gospel Choir, and Sussex County Community Singers. Join us as God's glorious name is lifted up in praise through song and dance! Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, DE 19933. Free will offering. For more info, contact (302) 337-8198. Bro. Ralph "Butch" Lee, choir president, the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr., Pastor.

Reunion at St. Paul's UMC March 25
One of the most popular singing groups in the area "Reunion" will be at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church on March 25. Reunion has the gift of making the evening enjoyable and inspirational for all ages. They have been to St. Paul's many times in the past and each time a great evening was experienced by all. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The church is located on Old Stage Road just east of US 13 in Laurel, Delaware. For more information or directions please call Pastor Don at 302-856-6107 or 875-7900 and press #3. Don Murray and friends will begin singing at 6:30 p.m..

Good Friday Services April 6
The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces a Community Good Friday service will be held on April 6, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Presbyterian Church located in Seaford on Rt. 13A between the Army Reserve building and Woodland Mills Apartments. Pastors from area churches will be bringing a combined message based on the last Seven Sayings of Christ from the cross. Call the Rev. Drew Christian for more information, 629-2862.

Laurel Wesleyan Church Easter story
Watch the Easter Story unfold before your eyes as Laurel Wesleyan Church presents "More Than Just A Man." Experience the sounds and sights of Easter in this unique dramatic musical performance on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 8, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Messiah's Vineyard Church
Dr. Carl G. Vincent would like to announce services leading up to Easter:
Easter Cantata - Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Men's Meeting - Saturday, March 17, 7:30 a.m.

Healing and Miracle Services with Pastor Billy Burke - Sunday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Centenary Church Prayer Vigil
On Friday, March 16, from 7 - 8 p.m., Centenary U.M. Church, Poplar & Market Sts., Laurel, will hold a prayer vigil in conjunction with the one being held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. We shall pray for peace and our troops, and remember our veterans who have been wounded in the Iraqi war. All are invited to join Rev. John Van Tine in this time of prayer.

Church welcomes guests
On Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m., the Rev. Curtis Roberts and congregation from Mills Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury, Md., will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. Host pastor is Ebenezer Williamson. Also, on Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m., Pastor and Sister Truttie Davis and congregation from Ringold A.M.E. Church, Middletown, will be there. For more information contact Sister Paris Twyman, 1-410-754-9135; or the church at 1-410-943-0900.

Seaford Lenten Services
Rev. Drew Christian announces Seaford Lenten services have begun. Services will be at noon at rotating designated churches and will be followed by a light lunch. The schedule is as follows:
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 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.

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

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. 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.

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 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

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.

All Saints Lenten services
All Saints Episcopal Church, Delmar, Palm and Passion Sunday, April 1. The 10 a.m. service will begin in the parish hall with the traditional blessing and distribution of palms. The service will continue in the church with the reading of our Lord's Passion concluding with Eucharist. Maundy Thursday, April 5 - Service begins at 7 p.m. and will conclude with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday. Good Friday Service, April 6 - Noon and 7 p.m. The full penitential service will be offered. The Prayer Book service with the stations will last approximately one hour. Easter Sunday, of the Resurrection, April 8. The 10 a.m. service will be a joy-filled celebration of Resurrection with beloved hymns and communion for all baptized persons.

Centenary Church Gospel Café
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music evening each Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments.March guest singers are:
Mar. 17 - Denise Harper, Harold Boogie White, April Rosser.
Mar. 24 - "Voices of Harmony," "Living Lights," Fred Brock, Gary Holloway, Randy Lee.
Mar. 31 - Jim Perry, Sierra Spicer, Galen & Jillian Queen.
Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us!

Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Church office at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

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