Church News
Thursday, July 08, 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.

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 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

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 p.m. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the rector.

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!

Take My Hand Benefit Concert A Benefit Concert for Take My Hand Ministry and its program, the Mary & Martha Tea Room, will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, at Seaford Wesleyan Church, "The Ark," on Rt. 13 south, Seaford. The Southern Gospel Concert will feature Jerry and Jeannie Jones, Thom and Deb Slaughter, Amanda Jones and Will Reynolds. Take My Hand Ministry primarily works with women and low income families and is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status. The ministry is supported solely by freewill donations. The public is invited to attend this special evening of gospel music and worship. For more information, call Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220 or Jeannie Jones, concert organizer, at 228-4813.

Gospel Concert at Shiloh Church Join us for a night of gospel music and fellowship at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, at Shiloh Community Church, Shiloh Church Road, Laurel. Gospel music will be presented by The Ole Time Gospel Singers and Frank Silva. Light refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, call 339-3341.

Jerry Jones goes back to Branson Gospel recording artist Jerry Jones will make a return trip to Branson, Mo., on July 11, to share his music at "God and Country Theatre."

This will be his third singing appearance in Branson since the start of his Gospel Music Ministry in 2003, Jerry Jones Ministries. He will share the stage with "Grand Ole Oprey's "Pretty Miss Norma Jean," whowas alsoa regular on the "Porter Wagner Show." Jones and his wife Jeannie travel the country sharing their music and testimony wherever they are asked to go. They are a full-time Gospel Music Ministry, having sold their home and property in Seaford two years ago to "go on the road" in their 37 foot motor home, in order toserve their Lord to the best of their ability. Jerry has been privileged to sing in Nashville, Tenn., Branson, Mo., Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Floridaand many other states. His songs are being released by RhonBob Productions, and Radioactive Airplay, and are played all over the world. Two of his original songs have becomenumber one songs on "The Gospel Review" chart, New York, N.Y., "Read the Word" in 2007 and "Barstools and Church Pews" in 2009. He has written and recorded 24 Gospel songs. When in their hometown of Seaford, Jerry sings for nursing facilities, local churches and senior centers, and helps promote andsing for many benefit concerts. Jeannie Jones, Jerry's wife,who is coordinator for their ministry,has initiated a separate ministry, "Fellowship of Christian Artists," topromote and helptheir fellow Gospel artists with their ministries. Visit for more information.

Weekly Bible Study A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon in the same location. Elder Cornell Johnson of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries is Pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.

Free Community Luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (fried chicken, corn-on-the-cob, potato salad, etc.) on Saturday, July 17, noon to 2 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.

Fish Fry and Yard Sale Greenwood Graham AME Church is holding a fish fry and yard sale on Friday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by 307 N. First Street for fried fish sandwiches, household items, clothing, books and more. For information, call 349-4402. Annual Gospel Music Festival On Saturday, July 17, St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold its 3rd annual Gospel Music Festival featuring the Lights of Home, Reunion Quartet, Sounds of Joy, Joe Dawson, and, for the first time, the "Shouters." This is an outside event so bring your lawn chair. Hot dogs, hamburgers and homemade ice cream will be for sale.All proceeds benefit St. Paul's youth program. The program begins at 5 p.m. and rain date is July 24.

Pre Women's Day Bash Macedonia AME Church in Seaford will hold a Pre Women's Day Bash with 100 women and men in hats and ties on Saturday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Worship leader will be Marian Birkhead of WESM 91, Salisbury, Md., and messenger evangelist is Shirley Burton of Burlington, N.J. For more information, call 536-7129.