Church News
Thursday, September 15, 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.

2011 Western Sussex Crop Walk On Sunday, Oct. 2, Western Sussex churches and organizations have the opportunity to support the needs of families, both locally and globally, by walking in the 2011 Western Sussex CROP Walk. CROP is an acronym for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. 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. This year over 2,000 communities will stage CROP Walks, raising more than $16 million to support over 80 countries around the world, including the U.S. The CWS also teaches communities how to grow their own food, dig wells to provide clean drinking water and help build schools so children can reverse the cycle of poverty. In the U.S., CWS is providing support to those affected by hurricane Irene. 2011 will be the 17th CROP Walk held in Western Sussex. Seventy five percent of the donations collected from this years walk will go to help millions of people around the world and the US. Twenty five percent of the donations will be distributed evenly between The Seaford Food Closet and Love INC. Registration for the walk begins at 1:30 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School and the walk starts at 2 p.m. For more information, contact John Blevins at 841-7450 or email, call Eleanor Terrell at 628-1515 or visit

Ashley Yoder to sing at IMC Popular local artist Ashley Yoder will sing at Independent Methodist Church (IMC) on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the 10:30 a.m. service. IMC meets at The Lighthouse Church located at 27225 Kaye Rd. in Laurel. All are welcome. For more information, callPastor Joe Roszin at 629-3512 or visit To view Ashleys full performance schedule,visit

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.

Homecoming Celebration Come Home to Christ United Methodist Church at 510 South Central Avenue in Laurel. On Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m., Christ UM Church will celebrate their Homecoming and Centennial Celebration and everyone is invited to attend. Reservations should be made for the dinner which will follow by calling 875-4233. The celebration will be a time of reminiscing and praising God for all the ways He has blessed the church, and for all that He has done through the people at CUMC. The special guest and speaker at the celebration will be Rev. Dr. Sandra Steiner Ball, a beloved administrator in the Peninsula Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church. Christ United Methodist Church has been serving Christ in the Laurel community for over 180 years, but 2011 marks the centennial year of the presence of their beautiful gray stone and stained glass building on South Central Avenue. Several years ago the structure was made handicapped accessible with entry ramps and updated bathrooms. This year, they celebrated the centennial with the addition of a new roof and internal painting. Another important improvement is the renovation of the 100-year-old pipe organ, which will be heard at the Homecoming and Centennial Celebration service. All are invited to come and see, hear, taste, and feel the things that make Christ United Methodist Church an important part and presence in the Laurel Community.

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.

LMA meets Sept. 21 The Laurel Ministerial Association (LMA) invites all pastors in the Laurel area to the next monthly meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at St. Phillips Church in Laurel. The group will be planning events for the next several months. Come out and join the LMA as they work together to encourage the body of Christ in our community. For more information, call Pastor Tim Dukes at 875-7995.

Mt. Pisgah Church events Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Laurel will hold the following events: Pastors 5th year anniversary - Sunday, Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m., with a full concert by the Sussex County Gospel Choir. For more information, contact Marsha Gillespie at 875-5799. 6th Annual Womens Retreat 2011, Godly Relationships - Oct. 79, at the Dunes Manor Hotel, 2800 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City. For more information, contact Twila Anderson at 337-9585.