Church News
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Old Christ Church 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

'Fresh Connection' services Centenary UMC, located at the corner of Market and Poplar Streets in Laurel, is starting a new service, "Fresh Connection."This service will be held the third Saturday of each month, September through May, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is a refreshing, relaxed and relevant worship service socome as you are. For more information, contact Blair Hall at 875-8106.

No Name Band to perform The No Name Band will be at the Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, please contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Divorce support group DivorceCare, a support group for individuals experiencing the pain of divorce or separation, will meet on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 29, at Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford. DivorceCare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You'll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. Cost for class materials is $15. To pre-register or obtain more information, call 629-5600.

Southern Salvation in concert Steve Hess and Southern Salvation will be in concert at Mt.Vernon United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 300 Church Street, Sharptown. All are welcome. A love offering will be taken.

Day of fun & fellowship A day of fun and fellowship will be held at Wesley Community Hall, corner of Wesley Church Rd. and Atlanta Rd. on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many games will be free for kids, plus pony rides, face painting, a dime toss and more. Oyster fritter sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade ice cream, a bake table and silent auction will also be available. For more information, call 629-2092 or 629-3029.

St. John's hosts Miss Delaware St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford invites you to meet Miss Delaware 2010, Kayla Martell. A graduate of Dover High School, Kayla is a junior majoring in communications at Marymount University. Her goal is to become a motivational speaker. Kayla will share her journey to the Miss Delaware crown. She will also talk about her struggles and perseverance as a young lady dealing with alopecia. Make plans to attend one of our two services - contemporary service at 9 a.m. and traditional at 11 a.m. For more information or directions, call the church office at 629-9466.

Kyle to headline banquet David Kyle, director of the documentary "Blood Money," will speak at the Delaware Right to Life annual banquet on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Dover Sheraton Hotel in Dover. Kyle, who lives in Pasadena, Md., became active in local politics after an unsuccessful run for political office in 2002. It was after the 2004 presidential election that Kyle and Executive Producer John Zipp came up with the idea for the film. Having seen a need for the public to really discuss abortion and not simply hear the general discussion it receives at election time, both felt film would be the best avenue to expose the truth about abortion. Tickets to the banquet are $20/person and can be obtained by visiting, or by contacting Joanna Francis at 689-3202 or Proceeds benefit the Delaware Right to Life Education Fund.

Western Sussex Crop Walk On Sunday, Oct. 3, western Sussex churches and organizations have the opportunity to support the needs of families, both locally and globally, by walking in the 16th annual Western Sussex CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk. CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith hunger education and fundraising events sponsored by Church World Service (CWS) and organized byCWS/CROP regional offices across the U.S. In 2010, over 2,000 U.S. communities will stage CROP Walks and raise $16 million to be used to support over 80 countries around the world, including the U.S. Over $55,000 has been raised in the Western Sussex CROP Walks to date. Twenty five percent of the donations from this year's walk will be given to the Seaford Food Closet, which has seen the need for their services triple since 2007. Registration for the walk begins at 2:30 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School and the walk starts at 3 p.m. Walkers are asked to bring canned goods that will be delivered to the Food Closet.

For more information, call 841-7450, email or visit

Seaford Wesleyan hosts yard sale There will be a huge yard sale on Sat., Sept. 18, at Seaford Wesleyan Church. Rent a space for $5. Call the church office at 528-1020 or Marlene Little at 536-1335 for reservations and information. Proceeds of this sale help support the church's community mission works.

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.

Fall Festival at Snethen UMC Snethen United Methodist Church is holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be food, produce, craft vendors, flea market, yard sale, classic cars, fun and much more.The event will take place, rain or shine. The church is located on Rt. 54, Delmar Road, in Mardela Springs, Md. Vendor, craft and flea market/yard sale space is available. Call 410-341-4520 for information or a registration form.

Gethsemane seeks musicians, singers Gethsemane United Methodist Church on Woodland Ferry Road in Seaford seeks musicians and singers with a country gospel flair. The 10:30 a.m. service is adding a new, fresh twist to the praise music and needs violin, banjo, guitar and voices. If you can help, call 629-2862.

Free weekly soup social A free weekly soup social is held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office daily, 9 a.m. to noon, at 875-4233.

'Walking For The Homeless' A "Walking For The Homeless" Walk-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. The two mile walk begins at Delaware Avenue on the Boardwalk at 9 a.m. Check in is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. All proceeds benefit the homeless shelters in Sussex County. Registration deadline is Sept. 24. For more information, call Christina Miller at 227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at 644-1159.

Fall bazaar and luncheon Christ United Methodist Church, located at 510 S. Central Ave., in Laurel, will hold their annual Fall Bazaar and Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts, a bake table and a country store.

200 Years of Christian Service Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Nov. 14, 2010. The service will begin at 2 p.m. There will be special music featuring the Jones Boys. The Rev. Randy Booth of Wisconsin will be our special speaker. Fellowship will follow at the community house following the service. Everyone is welcome. Come out and enjoy the blessed day of celebration with us.

Praise & Worship Competition For 17 years Mountaire has provided Delmarva with a gospel talent competition.During that time, over $300,000 in prize winnings has been distributed to local churches through various choral contests. This fall, Mountaire Farms will unveil its latest event, The Delmarva Praise & Worship Competition. Taking place Oct. 14-16 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth, this three day event will feature praise and worship teams from across the Peninsula, all competing for $6,000 in prize money. Local teams have until Sept. 20 to enter this prestigious competition. Performance dates are assigned on a first come, first served basis. There is a $20 entry fee which will go to purchase staple food items to benefit Mountaire's Thanksgiving for Thousands program. Teams can range in size from five to 25 members. For more information and a registration form, visit or contact Roger Marino at 934-3123 or by email at

'Real Talk' session at Mt. Calvary Teenagers - need to talk? Join us at our "Real Talk" session.This is a special time for teens to come and express their feelings about church, God and understanding God's will for their lives - no holding back. This session is for all teenagers between the ages of 12 to 18 at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. This session will be held the third Saturday of themonth beginning Saturday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. For more information, contactMarsha Gale at 410-330-7999.

New service time The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, is changing their service on Sundays to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 875-7814.