Church News
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Cookbooks for sale The Delmar Wesleyan Church is selling cookbooks for $10 each to help with its kitchen remodeling project. Books may be purchased by calling Margaret at 875-1153 or at Bryan & Brittingham Feed Store in Delmar. The cookbooks make a great gift!

Fall Luncheon at Powellville UMC Powellville United Methodist Church will hold a Fall Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join us for oyster sandwiches, chicken salad, soups and a baked goods table. Call 410-835-3388 for more information.

Griefshare at St. John's Griefshare is being offered by St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Lounge. No one grieves perfectly and grief teaches us about our relationships since the loved one is gone. If you are living in grief we invite you to join us for the 13 week nondenominational, From Mourning to Joy. Call 629-9466 to register. No children as childcare is not provided.

'Unfrozen' at Laurel Wesleyan Join us for "Unfrozen," a children's Christmas program, at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Photo opportunity with the characters after the program. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located at 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel, on Alt. Rt. 13. For more information, visit or call 875-5380.

Southern Gospel Singing The Kings Ambassadors will perform at Delmar First Baptist Church, Delmar, Md., at 6 p.m. on Sunday night, Dec. 6. Bring your friends and join us for some good ol' Southern Gospel music. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served after the singing. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Russell Smart at 846-2253 or Sarah Webster at 875-5249.

Advent services at Christ UMC Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel invites you to join us during Lent as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Sunday services feature a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. and a traditional service at 10:45 a.m. Advent Schedule Nov. 29, First Sunday of Advent - Lighting of Advent Candle, Hanging of the Greens at 10:45 a.m. service Dec. 6, Second Sunday of Advent - Lighting of Advent Candle, Handbells at 10:45 a.m. service Dec. 13 - Third Sunday of Advent - Lighting of Advent Candle Dec. 20 - One Service at 10 a.m. Lighting of Advent Candle, Choir presents Christmas Cantata Dec. 24 - 7 p.m. - Service of Carols and Scripture, Closing with Candle Lighting.

Hymn Sing at St. Paul's St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel invites the community to a Hymn Sing featuring the music ministry of The Don Murray Family on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. Pastor Don Murray's family continues his legacy of music with their unique blend of gospel music. Family members include Carol Murray on the bass, Mindy Willing vocals and Kelly Murray Willing, lead guitar and vocals. Don's daughter, Kelly, shares humorous and inspiring stories of family and faith. St. Paul's own choir and soloists will open the program. A love offering will be taken. For more information, contact the church at 875-7900.

Candlelight, Ribbon Memorial Service Park Lane Church of God, 209 Park Ln., Federalsburg, will host its 4th Annual We Remember Candlelight and Ribbon Memorial Service, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Keynote speaker will be Michael Eskow of Framptom Funeral Home. Music will be provided by Sarah Leimbach.

For anyone who has suffered the loss of a child, this one hour service includes a devotional, prayer, reading of the names and hanging ribbons outside on an evergreen tree. This is an evening of support therapy for the holidays. For more information, call 410-754-9958 or visit

St. Stephens events Join us for the following events at St. Stephens UMC in Delmar. For confirmation classes, contact the church office at 846-9501. 3rd Annual Community Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony - Sunday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., State Street Park, Delmar. Singing, hot chocolate. See our tree light up the park with 7,000 lights. See your loved ones names on a banner. Buy a light to remember/honor your loved one. Community Carol Sing - Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m., Delmar Middle/High School auditorium, Everyone is invited to this event which is sponsored by local churches in Delmar. Please bring a canned good for the needy. All are welcome at St. Stephens for soup, sandwiches and cookies after caroling. No charge. Bus Trip - Bus Trip to Sight and Sound to see Miracle of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 19. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501. The Cantata - Sunday, Dec. 20, during Traditional Service from 11 a.m. - noon Christmas Eve Services - Thursday, Dec. 24, 7 & 11 p.m. New Year's Eve Dinner & Concert - Thursday, Dec. 31 - 5 p.m. - midnight with a watch service from 10:30 p.m. - midnight, Camelot Hall.

Gospel Concert and Lasagna Dinner The Homeland Singers will sing in the new year with its Annual Gospel Concert and Lasagna Dinner on New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. Singers include Jack Andrews, Triple Praise and The Homeland Singers and guest. The menu includes dinner, salad, drinks, desserts and coffee.

Christmas Concert at Grace UMC Nationally known recording artists Mercy's Well will present a Christmas Concert at Grace UMC in Millsboro on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Free admission but a free will offering will be taken. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior with this wonderful group. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the concert.

Live Nativity at Mariner's Bethel UMC Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church of Ocean View will present a Live Nativity featuring the Christmas story told and re-told every half hour from 6-8 pm on the church grounds at 81 Central Avenue in Ocean View. The free half hour program will include Christmas carols sung by our praise band, a Live Nativity portraying the Christmas story and free homemade desserts. For more information, contact Mariner's United Methodist Church at 302-539-9510 or visit

Father Daughter Dance Mount Olivet's annual Father Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Seaford High School. Tickets are be available at Posey Palace and on The Bridge's website. Tickets are $10 prior to Dec. 25 and $15 after. Get your tickets early as the event has sold out in previous years.