Church News
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Old Christ Church 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

Concert & luncheon The "Revived Trio" of Laurel will be singing at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 11:30 a.m. A fellowship dinner will follow the concert. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road, off Rt. 24 West of Laurel. All are welcome. A free will offering will be taken.

'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.

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. 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.

Western Sussex Crop Walk The 16th annual Western Sussex CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 3. 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 Seaford Food Closet. For more information, call 841-7450, email or visit

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.

'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 info, call Christina Miller at 227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at 644-1159.

Lights of Home in concert On Sunday, Sept. 26, St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel, will hold an evening of gospel music featuring the Lights of Home. The program will begin with Don Murray and friends at 6:15 p.m. followed by Lights of Home at 7 p.m. St. Paul's is located on Old Stage Road, just east of U.S. 13. For info, call 875-7900 or 856-6107.

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.

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.

Divorce Support Group A Divorce Recovery Support Group will be held at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel, on Monday nights, beginning Oct. 4,at 7 p.m. Call 875-5380 for questions or to register.

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner Centenary UMW will sponsor an all-you-can-eat Chicken and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Adults are $10; children 6-12 are $5; and children under 6 are free. Sweets are also available. Centenary United Methodist Church is located at the corners of Market and Poplar streets in Laurel.

Concert at Sam Yoder's Oct. 16 The public is invited to a night of Gospel Music and praising God at Sam Yoder's Farm, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston, with Gaither Homecoming Artist and Dove Award winner Donnie Sumner, from Hendersonville, Tenn., International award-winning recording artist and two-time number one Gospel songwriter Jerry Jones, and the much loved Hagans Family Southern Gospel group from Christiana, Pa. Food is available for purchase by Marylyn's Catering at 5 p.m. Concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $10 each, $15 for front row. Call Tammy at 302-398-4711 or Jeannie or Jerry Jones at 302-228-4813 or 302-249-0420.

200 Years of Christian Service Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Nov. 14. 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.

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.

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.