Church News
Thursday, June 07, 2012
GriefShare program offered Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program held at St. John's United Methodist Church. This program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. Robert Collins and his wife, the Rev. Danese Collins will lead the sessions. Both leaders have completed additional course work in counseling the bereaved and grieving. GriefShare will be held on Wednesdays in the Wesley Lounge of St. John's United Methodist Church. To register or for questions, call 629-9466. Child care is not provided.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night is held the first and third Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway, at Dukes Lumber Road, through June. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instruments. All singers and groups - young and old - are welcome. There are always a large array of singers lined up. Enjoy a lot of singing, praises and testimonials to the Lord. Everything is free (including food) and open to the public. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115. Gospel Café Gospel Café held every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. 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.

Thrift Shop open Saturdays St. John's Thrift Shop located at 259 N. Conwell St. in Seaford, is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. A variety of infant, toddler, youth and adult clothing is available. Housewares, bedding and children's books are also available.

Kids items accepted Little Grace "Newborn & Children's Closet" at Grace United Methodist Church, 7 S. King St., Georgetown, is accepting newborn and children's clothing as well as any baby and kids items any time. Drop them off at the church office or you can bring them to the closet when it is open on the first and third Thursday every month, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Diane Lockwood at 344-6380.

New Christian Writers' Group Looking for ways to improve your writing? Would you like to share your work with others for thoughtful critique? If you desire the fellowship and encouragement of other writers, then call to get in on the ground floor of "Kingdom Writers Fellowship." This group will begin monthly meetings in Seaford in July. Call 628-4594 for more information. Space is limited.

St. Luke's newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. Luke's Letter is published quarterly and will be available on our website: You can also join our email list by sending 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.

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'Free Lunch and Clothing' Seaford Wesleyan Church will sponsor a "Free Lunch and Clothing" on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 202 North St., Seaford. Everyone is welcome.

Community ALS Walk Come join Don's Angels for the annual ALS Walk on Saturday, June 9 any time from 9 to 11 a.m.

The walk will be held in front of Laurel Middle School. If you are unable to walk donations will also be accepted to honor Don Murray, the former pastor of St. Paul's UMC, who is fighting ALS. Call 875-2713 to make a donation. This walk is sponsored by the Laurel Middle School Honor Society. Come out, bring a chair and cheer on Don's Angels.

Gospel concert Galen and Jillian Queen of Laurel will share their ministry in song at King's United Methodist Church at 8:50 a.m. and Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. King's UMC is located at 34526 Gordy Rd., off Rt. 13, east of Laurel and Mt. Pleasant is located at 33038 Mt. Pleasant Rd., off Rt. 24, west of Laurel. All are welcome.

VBS at Alliance Church "Ancient Words for Today" is the theme of Vacation Bible School at Atlanta Road Alliance Church, June 25-29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is requested, and registration forms are available in the church lobby Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by visiting the church website at For more information, call 629-5600.

VBS at Centenary UMC Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold Vacation Bible School, "Adventures on Promise Island" from June 25-29, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Children from the ages of 4 through 6th grade are welcome to attend. Each day children will learn through the Bible story, music, songs, crafts, games and snacks. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register by picking up a form at the church office. For more information, contact Susan Vanderslice at 877-0579.

Bible Boot Camp Laurel Wesleyan Church will hold VBS Sundays, "Bible Boot Camp," this summer. Join us each Sunday, from June 17 through Aug. 26, from 9 to 10:25 a.m. There will be a 9 a.m. worship service for parents. Kids in preschool through 6th grade are invited to attend. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

Faith, Family & Foster Care Initiative Delaware Lieutenant Gov. Matt Denn recently launched his "Faith, Family & Foster Care" initiative in New Castle and Sussex counties. Right now in Delaware, there are more than 850 children in foster care and only 400 foster families available for placing these children. The Lt. Governor's goal is to help find a family that is the best fit for each child, based on that child's social, emotional, and physical needs, as well as geographical and educational situations. To do that, Delaware needs to significantly increase the number of families that provide foster care/become foster parents for Delaware's children. "That is where our faith community comes in," says Lt. Governor Denn. "Most of our religious denominations have as one of their central tenets, 'the care of the most vulnerable among us.'" The Lt. Governor is asking each congregation in Delaware to find one family from its midst that would be willing to explore being a foster family. If even a fraction of our state's congregations take part in this "Faith, Family & Foster Care" initiative, we will dramatically increase the number of foster parents in our state. The Lt. Governor recently unveiled a locally-produced five minute video featuring foster and adoptive families, and foster care recipients that will be shared with the faith community all over Delaware. The video is available on the Lt. Governor's website at To learn more about the Lt. Governor's "Faith, Family & Foster Care" initiative, call 302-744-4333.