Church News
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Celebrate Recovery program Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, on Tuesdays at 7p.m. in Room 14. For more information, call the Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini 841-1720.

Skinny Elvis visits IMC Local entertainer Dean Adkins will bring his Elvis music to the Independent Methodist Church on Sunday, July 3. Elvis loved Gospel music and recorded several albums. Mr. Adkins will present at least three of them. The IMC meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at The Lighthouse on 27225 Kay Road, just off County Seat Hwy., (Rt. 9), at the Dukes Lumber Road. For more information call Pastor Joe Roszin at 629-3512 or on-line at You can also contact Skinny Elvis at 302-430-4613 or All are welcome.

Women's Ministries, Bible Study Women's Ministries and Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army in Seaford, next to Food Lion. The third Tuesday of every month the group meets in the Bethany Unit at the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road. For more information, call Envoy Debbie Engel at 668-7412.

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. For details call 875-4233.

St. Luke's Newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. Our "Luke's Letter" is published quarterly and will be available on our website: You can also join our email list if you send a request to St. Luke's service of Holy Eucharist is Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information call St. Luke's office at 629-7979.

Gospel Cafe Every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. there is a Gospel Cafe in the Fellowship Hall at Laurel Baptist Church. Free Christian entertainment, live bands, local talent. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd., Laurel.

Old Christ Church schedule Old Christ Church in Laurel announces the following services and events for the remainder of 2011.
  • Sunday services:Every first Sunday, June through September, at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m., Annual Blessing of the Animals
  • Sunday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m., Scott Family concert
  • Thursday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m., Thanksgiving service
  • In December a service of lessons and carols will be held. The exact date will be announced at a later time.

Ashley Yoder in concert Ashley Yoder will present a Gospel musicconcert at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 8, at Shiloh Community Church. The church is located just east of Laurel, off Rt. 24 on Shiloh Church Road. A love offering will be taken. For more information and directions, contact Nancy at 339-3341.

July 4th Prayer Breakfast The Laurel Ministerial Association is sponsoring the July 4th Prayer Breakfast, which kicks off the town's 4th of July celebration, at 7:30 a.m., at the Georgia House in Laurel. Senator Robert Venables will be the guest speaker. Tickets can be purchased at: Georgia House, 875-0555; Laurel Town Office, 875-2277; Laurel Chamber of Commerce, 875-9319. For more information, contact Pastor Tim Dukes at 875-7995.

Trip to Camden Yards Centenary United Methodist Church (Sunshine Sunday School Class) is sponsoring a baseball trip to Camden Yards, Saturday, Aug. 27, to see the Orioles vs. Yankees.

Game time is 1:05 p.m. Bus leaves Centenary Church parking lot at 8 a.m. Cost of the trip is $55, which includes the bus trip and ticket. Contact Ron Scott at 875-2823.

Men's Conference at Clarence St. Clarence Street Church of God is holding a Men's Conference on Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Guest speakers and their subjects will be Bishop Carlton L. Cannon Sr., "Men of Standard;" Min. Francis Bivens, "Mighty Men of God;" Rev. Isaac Ross, "Men of Judah," and Rev. Stanley Ricketts, "Men of Wisdom." There will be door prizes, T-shirts and a light meal. There's no charge, but a freewill offering will be received. All proceeds will benefit the building fund. The church is located at 744 Clarence Street, Seaford. For more information, call 629-9334 or 858-8265.

MEGA Sports Camp Central Worship Center located at 14545 Sycamore Rd., in Laurel, will hold a MEGA Sports Camp for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, July 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Early bird registration is $10; regular ticket price is $15. Cost includes quality sports training, a t-shirt, snacks and fun awards. To register, visit For more information, visit 875-7995.

Sign language classes Basic/conversational sign language classes will be offered Mondays, July 11 through Aug. 15, 4:30-5:30 or 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Cost is $20 and scholarships are available. Call or text Beth Elzey at 542-5774 or Lynn Kohler at 410-300-6405.

Sportsman's Banquet The 1st Annual Sportsman's Banquet at Laurel Wesleyan Church, Laurel, is Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 7 p.m. The event will be catered by Famous Dave's BBQ and features speaker/comedian Joey Hancock, outdoor activities, hayride, petting zoo and games and includes the following vendors - Gander Mountain, Holly Swamp Taxidermy, Old Hitch Outfitters, Quality Deer Mgmt., and Devastator Game Calls. Tickets are $20, ages 6 and under are free with an adult ticket. For more information, contact the church office at 875-5380 or Jon Columna at

Youth event at Central Worship Central Worship Center located at 14545 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, presents a youth event, "Chosen," from Valley Forge Christian College on July 8-9, from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $5. For more information, call the church office at 875-7995, ext. 203.

Outdoor Gospel Musical Festival The 4th Annual Outdoor Gospel Musical Festival will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Old Stage Road, Laurel. Music will be provided by Charlie and The Olivet String Band, Good News Tour, Amanda Jones, Sounds of Joy, Stu and Yvonne Moore, and The Lights of Home. Bring lawn chairs and an appetite as hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream and much more will be served. All proceeds benefit the St. Paul's youth program so they can attend the annual Christian youth rally in Ocean City. For more information, call Roger or Maria Joseph at 258-8810.

Anchormen in concert The Anchormen (a gospel quartet) will be at Christ Evangelistic Church on Sunday, July 10, at 7 p.m. There is no cost, but a love offering will be taken. The church is located at 9802 Camp Rd., Laurel. For more information, call the church at 875-2915.

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