Church News
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Gospel Café 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. 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

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.

Centenary returns to Fall hours Effective Sept. 4, Centenary UMC, Laurel, will return to its normal schedule of Contemporary Worship at 8:45 a.m. and Traditional Worship at 11 a.m. All are welcome to come and worship with us each week.

New phone directory The Centenary United Methodist Women of Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel are preparing a new phone directory for Laurel. Anyone that would like to advertise should call 875-3983.

Labor Day Gospel Concert A Labor Day Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include Judy Laramore, The Pickin' Pals with Jimmy Passwaters and One Day Closer from Cambridge, Md. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received.

Annual Homecoming New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel iscelebrating its Annual Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 11, "Finding Home: Balancing Truth and Grace." The morning worship service begins at 10 a.m. and the pastor of the church, the Rev. Elaine Ayres,isthe messenger. The afternoon worship service begins at 3:30 p.m. and the Rev. Dr. Shirlyn Brown of Hurlock United Methodist Church in Hurlock, Md. is the messenger. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m.For more information, contact Maggie DuPont at 875-0744 or Dolores Hyland at 875-7312.

Women's Ministries, Bible Study Women's Ministries and Bible Study starts back up at The Salvation Army on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Located at 23431 Sussex Highway (behind La Plaza Tapatia). This group is open to all women, ages 16 and up and meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. A special, free dinner will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

For the fall, the group will be studying "When God's Spirit Moves," six sessions on the Life-Changing Power of the Holy Spirit by Jim Cymbala (pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle) and "Learning to Live Wisely through the Proverbs" by William Mouser (a Lifeguide Bible Study). The group meets at the Methodist Manor House in the Bethany Unit on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Captain Debbie Engel at 668-7412.

Free singing lessons offered The First State Harmonettes are offering the second oftwo free singing lessons from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Walnut St.,Milford(park and enter in the back of the church). The Harmonettes sing4-part harmony, love to sing and are always looking for new members. For more information, contact Roni Gapetz at410-341-9633 or or Holly Siebach at 302-270-3256 or

Sunbeam/Girl Guards offered Girls in 3rd through 12th grade are invited to become a Sunbeam/Girl Guard at The Salvation Army. Come to a pizza/ice cream party with your mother/adult or female guardian on Friday, Sept. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 23431 Sussex Highway (just behind La Plaza Tapatia). Sunbeams/Girl Guards is similar to other scouting programs but with a Christian curriculum. We meet almost every Friday throughout the school year to have dinner and fellowship, earn emblems, serve the community, make new friends and learn how to grow closer to God. To sign up to attend and for more information, call Captain Debbie Engel at 668-7412.

'Let's Talk 2' Teen Session Maranatha Holistic Gospel Church's Youth Ministry will host a "Let's Talk 2" Teen Session on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This youth outreach offers young ladies an opportunity to come together and share their experiences. Teen girls between the ages of 12 to 18, are invited to join their peers in an informal discussion. Teens will be given the freedom to express themselves and the issues they might be facing. Come join in the fun and fellowship. These sessions will continue on the second Friday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call or text 542-2968 or e-mail, for more information. Light refreshments will be served.

Fundraiser Walk-A-Thon Mt Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord is hosting a fundraiser walk-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Seaford Middle School track field. For more information, contact Tealie Oliver at 629-9722 or Fran Joseph at 536-7692.

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 StLukes St. Luke's service of Holy Eucharist is Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information call St. Luke's office at 629-7979.