Church News
Thursday, April 19, 2007
"Boys are Back in Town" April 20-22
Christian Church of Seaford is pleased to invite old friends, family, and everyone else to enjoy the messages brought by three young men who grew up here, entered the ministry, and are returnign to share the Good news of Christ April 20, 21 and 22 will feature Bill Kidwell, Chris Madox, and David McCants returning to their home congregation for services at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Bill Kidwell, ordaiend July 20, 1980, currently ministering with Smyrna Church of Christ, will bring the Friday evening message. Married for 34 years to the former Mary Ellen Sellers. He is the vice president of the Marnie Senior Center and administrator of Smyrna Christian School. Chris Maddox, ordained Aug. 1, 1999, will bring the Saturday evening message. Married to the former Christine Sirman, Chris currently preaches at the Countryside Christian Church in Cambridge, Md. David McCants, ordained June 13, 1993, will be ministering in music on Saturday evening and preaching Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. He and his wife Bonnie currently minister with Avalon Church of Christ in Virginia Beach, Va. Bible preaching and special music will be featured each evening. The public is invited to attend.

Woodland U.M.C. dinner April 21
The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults; children 6-12 years old is $4; and 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carryouts. For additional information call 629-5404, or 629-4662.

Pancake Supper fundraiser
Laurel Wesleyan Church is having a Pancake Supper on Friday, April 20, from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $3 for 5-12years, under 4 years is free. Come and enjoy pancakes, scrapple, and scambled eggs and help the children raise money to go to Kids Camp. For more information call the church office at 875-5380. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13.

Mt. Olivet Attic Sale April 21
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford will have an attic sale in fellowship hall on Saturday, April 21, from 7 a.m.-noon. Proceed's benefit mission projects.

Blades UMC hosts the O'Day Family
The O'Day Family will be in concert at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Blades United Methodist Church (4th and Market streets). The public is invited for a special hour of music and praise.

Seaford Prayer Breakfast Group
The Wednesday morning Seaford prayer breakfast group will be meeting at the Eagle Diner on Rt. 13 in Seaford on April 25 at 6:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dave Wiedis, director of development for Alliance Defense Fund (, a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the Truth. His subject will be "The War Against the Church and Christian Culture: A Strategic Response." For more information, call Ed Banning at 302-262-0659. The breakfast group represents the newly renamed Seaford Mission in Seaford. The mission, which serves men returning to independent living after substance abuse or incarceration, is now known as Mission of Hope. It is located on North Street in Seaford. This program has been serving the community as The Seaford Mission for the last 11 years. The program has an impressive rate of success and instills self-confidence through the teachings of the Bible. Its emphasis is on spiritual healing, education, behavior modification, and training for the workplace. Details available by calling 629-2559.

Union Station Diner April 25
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville will have its 'Union Station Diner' on Wednesday, April 25, from 5-7 p.m., in its fellowship hall (across from the bank). Oven chicken will be served. Price for adults is $8, children 10 and under, $3.50. Proceeds benefit the church.

Benefit Concert April 27
A Free Benefit Concert at Sam Yoder's Farm, Houston, on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m.
Featuring: "Precious Memories," "Pink Grass," "Bethany Praise Ensemble."
This is a benefit concert to raise relief money for a family with health and financial concerns. A love offering will be taken.
Pastor Paul Dodd (302) 398-3481; F. Moore, Music Coordinator, (302) 422-7484.

Mt. Calvary U.M.C. Choir Anniversary
The Spirit of Mt. Calvary Choir Anniversary, Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. All Choirs and Praise Dancers welcome. On Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m, will be a service for one of our members, Sister Maxine Neal Hemmeian. Bishop James J. Green of Soul Outreach Christian Center, Cambridge and "The Anointed Five" will be our guest. The church is located at 28 Church St., Bridgeville. For more information contact Sister, Betty Murray at 337-8880.

Prayer, Praise & Worship service
Central Worship Center (formerly Epworth Fellowship Church) in Laurel will host an evening Prayer, Praise & Worship service on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to all. The CWC Worship Team will be sharing contemporary music. Intercessory prayer partners will be on hand to lift up your needs. COME EXPECTING! Nursery will be provided. Central Worship Center is located at 14545 Sycamore Road in Laurel, Delaware. For more information contact the church office at 875-7995.

Healing and Miracle Services
Messiah's Vineyard Church, Laurel, will have Healing and Miracle services on April 29. Come and join us with Pastor Billy Burke, from Billy Burke World Outreach, for a life-changing healing and miracle service on Sunday morning, April 29, at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday evening, April 29, at 7 p.m. For more information visit Dr. Carl G. Vincent is Senior Minister, and Pastor Barry B. Dukes is Senior Pastor at the church, 875-4646.

National Day of Prayer
On May 3rd at 12:15 p.m., the National Day of Prayer will be observed at the Seaford City Hall at 414 High Street in Seaford. The services are expected to last approximately 30 minutes. Information can be obtained by calling the City of Seaford at 629-9173, or Richard Huston at 629-8778.

Bridgeville Prayer Breakfast
The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville will continue its sponsorship for the Community Prayer Breakfast. It will be held this year on Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville. A delicious, all you can eat, buffet breakfast will be prepared and served by the church kitchen staff, followed by an inspirational speaker and special music. Tickets are $9 and are available at no charge from Corporate Sponsors while they last. Our committee on Human and Spiritual Values oversee this program each year during the National Week of Prayer. Also, this annual program supports the objects of Kiwanis International, which, in part, includes the following: "To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. We strive to build better communities with sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill." Call Ralph at 337-8274 for more information.

Church Spring Festival May 5
Circle May 5 on your calendar for the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Spring Festival. Serving will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu includes oyster fritter, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, homemade vegetable soup, homemade ice cream and various bake items. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road approximately 3 miles west of Laurel off of Rt. 24. Carry-outs are available during the same hours.

Yard sale and car wash May 5
Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will hold a yard sale and car wash on May 5, from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. There will be scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers. For more information call 875-4233.

St. John's host dinner
St. John's Methodist Men's Group is having a chicken and dumpling dinner in the Fellowship Hall Saturday, April 21. Call Jim Thompson at 629-3711 for tickets or call the church office. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children.

Union UMC Indoor Yard Sale
Huge indoor yard sale in the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church located at 2 North Laws Street, Bridgeville on Saturday, April 21, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Too many "treasures" to list. For more information call the church office at 337-7409.

Church-Hymn sing
Galestown United Methodist Church will have a hymn sing Sunday, April 29 at 2 P.M. featuring The Lights of Home and Randy Marine. There will be an afternoon of song, praise and fellowship. A buffet style hot meal will be held immediately following the service.

Benefit for needy families
A yard and bake sale, will be on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 7 a.m., at Bethel Worship Center, Rt. 13, 1-1/2 miles north of Wal-Mart at Ginger Lane, across from Burton's Chrysler, Seaford. Scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks available. Information call 628-4240, or 629-7118. All proceeds go to help needy families.

Trinity U.M. Gospel Concert
Trinity United Methodist Church in Laurel will host a Gospel Concert on Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m. featuring, Jerry Jones, Kings Ambassadors, Cassandra Abbott and Tammy Bradford. Food and drinks will be available. For further information call 841-7589.

Old Christ Church opening
Historic Old Christ Church welcomes everyone for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m. from May 27 through Oct. 7. The church is located on Chipman's Pond Road off Rt. 24, Laurel. The church is on the Historic Register, built in 1771 and original as it was in that period.

Laurel Baptist Concert
Laurel Baptist Church is hosting its annual Spring Sing Sensation. Guest singers are The Girls, Revived, The O'Day Family and Frank Silva. The concert will be on April 22, at 7 p.m. Come for a night of Praising the Lord. For more information, call Gertrude Smith at 875-7998.

'Greater Love'
Sunday, April 22, at 11 a.m., the Seaford Church of the Nazarene at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13 next to the Guide) is hosting the "Greater Love Quartet" in concert. All are welcome to join us in worship and celebration as we experience the ministry of this wonderful southern gospel quartet. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. For more information, call 629-3929 or 302-381-6514.

Centenary Gospel Cafe
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting Christian music 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. April Guest Singers: April 21: Sierra Spicer, "All 4 Him" Group, Dawn Hopkins, "Pink Grass" (all female bluegrass group).
April 28: "Lights of Home," Ray & Trevor Marine, Gospel Café first annual BBQ (outside). Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us!
For more information, call the Church office at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

Cup of Joy Coffeehouse
Friday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. Coffee, music, and connection with Christian people is available, at the Seaford Church of the Nazarene. There will be an Open Mic from 7-9 p.m. Unplugged instruments (aka acoustical) only. Seaford Church of the Nazarene is located at 520 South Dual Highway. For information call 629-3929 or 302-381-6514.

Prayer Breakfast with Mayor
You are invited to breakfast with the Mayor on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 a.m. A prayer breakfast buffet will be held in honor of Edward H. Butler, Jr., Mayor of the City of Seaford, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. Speaker for the special event will be Randy Chambers of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the newly renamed Seaford Mission in Seaford. The Mission, which serves men returning to independent living after substance abuse or incarceration, is now known as Mission of Hope. It is located on North Street in Seaford. This program has been serving the community as The Seaford Mission for the last 11 years. The program has an impressive rate of success and instills self confidence through the teachings of the Bible. Its emphasis is on spiritual healing, education, behavior modification and training for the workplace. Tickets for the prayer breakfast are $15 and benefit the Mission, which also feeds the homeless daily. Tickets are available in Seaford at the Mission of Hope, at Trinity Transport, at the Seaford Chamber of Commerce and at the office of the Seaford Mayor & Council. They will also be sold at the door. That's Wednesday, May 9 at 7 a.m. at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For more information, call 629-2559.