Church News
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Open Mike Christian Night Open Mike Christian Night will be held the first and third Friday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church located at 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway at Dukes Lumber Road. Admission is free and there will be free snacks. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. Always special guests. One person, group singers, young to seniors welcome. Join us for great fellowship, praise and worship. The event is open to the public. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 or visit our new Facebook page "Open Mike Christian Night."

The No Name Band in concert The No Name Band will be at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Bridgeville, on Friday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Bible Boot Camp Laurel Wesleyan Church will hold VBS Sundays, "Bible Boot Camp," this summer. Join us each Sunday 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

Ice cream sale Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host an ice cream sale on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Located on 13A between Seaford and Laurel. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana and pineapple. Pre-orders may be placed by calling 875-3055 or 629-7110.

Hymn Sing, Antique Car Show The First Baptist Church of Delmar is hosting a Hymn Sing and Antique Car Show on Labor Day, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church on Bi-State Boulevard in Delmar. The Hymn Sing features Landon Beaty, Gus Glaros, Heather Butler, Janet Butler,The Dove Quartet, The Island Boys, McKenzie George, Steve Moore, Bobbie Rae Jones and Warren and Sarah Webster. The car show is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be available. Everyone is invited. Come and join us for a wonderful time.

Aging Faithfully ministry Union United Methodist Church, located at 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will resume monthly meetings of its Aging Faithfully Adult/Senior Ministry on Monday, Sept. 10. Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. and run until 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall opening with prayer and a short devotional. A free lunch is also provided. Guest speakers will be Steve Rose, CEO, Nanticoke Health Services and Tom Brown, president, Nanticoke Physicians Network, S.V.P. Nanticoke Health Services. They will speak on "Healthcare Changes & How They Impact You." There will also be a time for a round table type discussion giving an opportunity to ask questions. You do not have to be a senior/adult to attend and prior registration is not required although encouraged for preparation of food. For more information about Aging Faithfully or to register, call the church office at 337-7409 or 423-5682. You can also visit,

Soup Social Christ United Methodist Church, 510 Central Ave., Laurel, will resume its weekly, free Soup Social on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the church basement. For more information, contact the church office at 875-4233.

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.

Consignment Boutique, Art Gallery The Church Mouse Consignment Boutique and Art Gallery, a mission of Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, is now open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds go to Union United Methodist Church. The church is located at 210 Market St., Bridgeville. For more information, call 604-1244 or email

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Lower Shore America For Jesus Rally Before the massive America For Jesus gathering on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Sept. 28-29, a Lower Shore America For Jesus Rally will be held at 4 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 25, at New Dimensions Church, 1907 Jersey Rd., Salisbury. America For Jesus is a national solemn assembly where people of all cultures will gather to pray for America. So far, 34,000 churches are participating. Organizers expect Independence Mall to be filled on Sept. 29. The Delmarva rally on Aug. 25 will lead corporate prayer in conjunction with the Philadelphia event. The rally's theme is "Many Churches, One Body, America For Jesus." It is being facilitated by Bishop Jesse Abbott of New Dimensions Ministries, and Randy Walter of Shiloh Ministries, to bring regional churches together to pray. America For Jesus seeks a spiritual - not a political - solution to the nation's plight, evidenced by a weak economy, catastrophic weather and natural disasters. Coming 40 days before the national elections, America For Jesus occurs at a strategic time. It is supported by almost 100 national Christian leaders, listed on the event website, All America For Jesus activities are free. People who attend the Lower Shore rally who stay for the potluck supper are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert. Ethnic foods are welcome. Meat and beverages will be provided. Information packets are available by contacting Randy Walter at or 410-641-3953.

Children's Chapel Ministry St. Luke's Episcopal Church is announcing a Children's Chapel program beginning Sunday, Sept. 16. Children (kindergarten - 5th grade) will begin Sunday morning worship in the chapel (Parish Hall) at 9 a.m. Worship will include prayer, music, sign language, puppets, object lessons and more. Lessons will follow the scripture readings. At the conclusion of Children's Chapel, the children will join the congregation in the celebration of the Holy Communion. Children's Chapel is open to all young people regardless of their religious affiliation. Children 6th grade and older are welcome to help with this ministry on a regular basis, and attend morning worship with the congregation. For families without a church home, this is an opportunity to experience a new beginning. Diana Yelverton is the inspiration and principal teacher of Children's Chapel. Diana has been involved in children's ministry for the past 20 years. Parents may contact Diana at 236-2907 or to learn more about this program. Historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church has provided worship opportunities on Front Street in Seaford since 1837. Occupying a full block between King and Poplar streets, St. Luke's includes a churchyard, parish hall, and a playground for children. Services are conducted by The Rev. Otto Lolk or The Rev. Patricia Bird. Worship service with Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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.

Food for thought They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." -- Acts 16:31 (NIV)