Church News
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Lightning Strikes concert series The Lightning Strikes concert series, at The Lighthouse Church, located at 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway at Dukes Lumber Road, Laurel, is held every second and fourth Saturday of the month. There is a $4 donation at the door and ages 12 and under are free. For details, go to or call 875-7814.

Salvation Army offers new program The Salvation Army Sussex Chapel has begun a new program this year, Music & Moore for area second and third graders. The goal of the program is to help improve reading skills through Mission: Literacy, a Christian based reading program designed to reinforce reading skills learned at school. The program meets Wednesdays after school from 3:45 to 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army on 23431 Sussex Hwy. For details, contact Lt. Aida L. Manso-Roln at 628-2020.

Divorce support group DivorceCare¨, a support group for adults experiencing the pain of divorce or separation, will meet on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. through June 5, at Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford. Childcare is not available, however, children in kindergarten through grade 6 may attend Awana and those in grades 7-12 may attend the youth group. Cost for class materials is $15. For details, call 629-5600.

Griefshare class offered Griefshare, a special seminar and group support for people grieving the loss of someone close, will be offered at Encounter Praize at Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford. Griefshare is a non-denominational group that features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery. You can begin attending the Griefshare group at any session. One class will meet on Friday mornings from 9 to 11 and the second class will meet on Saturday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 629-9755 for details.

Christian Movie Night Christian Movie Night at Laurel Baptist Church will be held the last Friday of the month at 7 p.m. Nursery and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Pastor Steve and Brenda Booth at 381-1850. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. in Laurel.

'Fit & Fun Fellowship' The Seaford Wesleyan Women meet once a week for a free night of "Fit & Fun Fellowship." All ladies are welcome to join us as we exercise our bodies and refresh our spirits. For details call 629-9859.

Writing group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. Meetings are held the third Tuesday night of each month at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Call 628-4594 for more information.

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. Non-perishable food donation welcome. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 or visit our new Facebook page "Open Mike Christian Night."

Bus trip to Women of Faith Gethsemane United Methodist Church will host a bus trip to Women of Faith in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 6-7. Trip includes hotel, bus and event. For information, email or call 302-236-4069.

Union UMC Spring Festival Union United Methodist Church of Federalsburg will hold its second annual Spring Festival on Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. The children will enjoy inflatable rides like the moon bounce, a pull train and face painting. Hamburgers, french fries and sodas will be sold and a cake wheel and crafters will also be on hand. A plant sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, featuring many varieties available for purchase. On Friday evening, a crabcake dinner will be held in the fellowship hall from 5 to 7 p.m. for $12. Come out and enjoy this free spring event. Parking will be available behind the church which is located at 301 N. Main St., Federalsburg.

Events at New Zion UMC The Women's Day Committee of New Zion UMC will hold a "Queen for a Day" luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. Members of the community can nominate an extraordinary woman from the community to be "Queen for a Day." Donations are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. For more information, contact Deneen Horsey at 302-542-6377 or Mamie Handy at 302-236-2800.

St. Luke's newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. Luke's Letter is published quarterly and is available on: 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 info, call St. Luke's office at 629-7979.

Women's Prayer Breakfast Storm Shelter Ministry will host a women's prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 4, at Storm Shelter Church located at 35660 Way Cross Rd., Laurel. For more information, contact Co-Pastor Dorian Eley at 875-4545. All are welcome.

Melson's celebrates 175 years Melson's Church, 32705 Melson Rd., Delmar, Md., under the direction of Pastor John Oltman, will celebrate its 175th anniversary on Sunday, May 5. Before the building of Melson's Church, community members attended the Old Union Church in Delmar, Md., in Woodlawn. In 1938, they decided to build a wooden frame church which is still in existence but has since been upgraded to brick. Melson's church members will celebrate by dressing in fashion clothing of that period. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed. Refreshments will be served across the street at the community hall. The church will include a museum consisting of many old pictures, a history of Melson's Church, Old Union Church and items originating at Melson's in a much earlier time. Sandy Rose from Sharptown, Md., has created 11 period costumes for the event. All events are being coordinated by Sandra Hearn. Everyone is invited to this once in a lifetime event. Come as you are or dress for the period of 1838 on May 5, at the 10 a.m. service.

Ollis Family to visit Denton church Denton Wayside Church, 26993 Shore Hwy., Denton, Md., will have a special weekend, May 11-12, with the Ollis Family from Morganton, N.C. On Saturday, May 11, there will be a Ladies Conference from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be served. The speaker will be Laura Ollis. Registration fee is $7. RSVP by May 8. On Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m., there will be a concert with the Ollis Family. Everyone is welcome. On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, Laura Ollis will speak at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 349-5043.