Church News
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Free soup and sandwiches New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.

Vacation Bible School Laurel Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School from June 28 to July 2. Kick-off and pre-registration will be June 27 at 7 p.m. Classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with Family Night Finale beginning at 6 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. (west side of Rt 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Alliance Church offers VBS "Heroes of Faith" is the theme of Vacation Bible School at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, June 28-July 2. Each evening begins with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program for children age 4 through grade 6. An adult class, "How to be a Hero to Your Kids" giving marriage and parenting insights is also offered (infant and toddler care available only for parents who attend the adult class). Pre-registration is requested. Registration forms are available in the church lobby Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or online at For more information, call 629-5600.

Old Christ Church's schedule Old Christ Church, an historic church in Laurel, will meet the first Sunday of each month for the summer at 10 a.m. Services will be held on July 4, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5. Services are open to anyone of any denomination and will include refreshments and tours of the church after each service. The traditional "Blessing of Animals" will be held on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. A collection will be taken for local animal shelters. November features a Thanksgiving Day Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. followed by Advent lessons and carols with guest concert artists in December. For more information, call 875-3644 or email and

Vacation Bible School Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Sts., Laurel, will be holding Vacation Bible School, entitled Hero Headquarters, from June 28 to July 2, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Children from the ages of 4 to 6th grade are welcome to attend. Each day children will learn through the Bible story, music, songs, crafts, games and snacks. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register by picking up a form at the church office. For further information, contact Susan Vanderslice at 877-0579.

'High Seas Expedition' VBS Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will hold its 2010 Vacation Bible School, "High Seas Expedition," from Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25. VBS will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with a free dinner provided for students beginning at 5 p.m. High Seas Expedition is open to children three years through completion of fifth grade. VBS is open to children of the church and the community. Pre-registration is through June 20. Prior registration greatly assists in the planning and preparation of this adventure. Registration forms are available at the entrances to the sanctuary or in the church office. Forms may also be mailed to you by calling the church office at 337-7409. "High Seas Expedition" is free, however, if anyone wishes to donate to cover the cost per child, then the suggested fees are $15 per child to cover VBS materials, and $6 for a week of dinners.

St. Luke's newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter, "Luke's Letter" online and also via email. The newsletter is published approximately once a month and is available online at Join our email list by sending a request to St. Luke's services are Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 a.m. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the rector.

Special events at Mt. Calvary Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will host the following special events. Women's Day -Sunday, June 27, 4 p.m. Guest preacher is Pastor Phyllis Duckery of Jericho Faith Deliverance Church in Goldsboro, Md. Fellowship meal will beserved before the service at 2:30 p.m. The theme is "Women of Grace and Wisdom." All ladies are asked to wear their best hat for this occasion. Come and bring a friend.For more information, call 302-542-5752. Cannon and RobinsFamily Day - Sunday, July 4. Guest preacher is the Rev. Ronnierre Robinson of St. Paul AME Church, Harrington. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. For more information, call 629-6481.

Emotional wholeness seminar Resolve emotional conflict and achieve emotional freedom from guilt, fear, worry, bitterness, anger, anxiety and more. Laurel Wesleyan Church is offering a free seminar led by Don Loden and Julius Mullen, on Friday, June 25, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

The No Name Band in Georgetown The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Yard sale at Laurel Nazarene The Laurel Nazarene Church, off of Central Avenue, across from Gamezone, will be having a massive yard sale on Saturday, June 26, beginning at 8 a.m. The proceeds from the yard sale will go to benefit a trip for the Lion and Lamb Children's Ministry team. Come out early and help to support this great group of kids from our church.

Gospel music at The Ark Come out for a night of beautiful gospel music at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 at The Ark. Those sharing in song and Word are Jerry and Jeannie Jones, Thom and Deb Slaughter, Second Wind Ministry, Amanda Jones, and Will Reynolds. A love offering will be taken, which will go entirely to Dr. Michelle Russell's "Take My Hand" and "Mary and Martha Tea Room" Ministries that support women financially, spiritually and emotionally in our community. For more information, call Jeannie Jones, 228-4813 or Dr. Michelle Russell, 349-4220.

Fourth of July Prayer Breakfast The Laurel Ministerial Association will host the Prayer Breakfast for the Fourth of July festivities. The breakfast will be at the Georgia House Restaurant in Laurel on Saturday, July 3, at 7 a.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Laurel Town Hall, the Georgia House and some churches. Join us as we pray for our nation on this wonderful day of independence.

Creation Station Bible School Trinity UMC in Laurel, near Trap Pond, announces its annual Vacation Bible School, "Creation Station," July 19-23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. During the week, we will explore all the wonderful things God has created. Each night features a guest speaker who will teach about the world we live in. A NASA scientist will speak about space, Native American storytellers will talk about God's creation of human beings, the Salisbury Zoo will bring animals, and more. The week will also include crafts, musicand snacks. To register, call 875-4741. VBS is open to all children ages 3-12. Come and joins us for a week of fun!

High Seas Adventure VBS Join Bethel Worship Center and Seaford Wesleyan Church for their High Seas Adventure Vacation Bible School. VBS will be at "The Ark" on June 22-25 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Eddie at 228-3791.