Church News
Thursday, June 20, 2013
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.

Events at Union UMC Union United Methodist Church located at 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville will hold its annual free Vacation Bible School Program from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 24-28. The program is open to all children ages 4 through completed 5th grade. Once again the church will offer its Summer Camp Program. The first week begins July 8-12 and is open to children ages 5-10 years. A half-day Pre-K camp will be offered in July. Call the church office for more information or to request a brochure.

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.

VBS at Laurel Baptist Laurel Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School on June 24-28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Colossal Coaster World," 2 Tim, 1:7. Registration forms will be available opening night. VBS is for ages Pre-K to 13 years. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

VBS at Concord UMC Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly, June 24-28, at Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford. Celebrate God's welcoming love for everyone at the "Everywhere Fun Fair," where God's world comes together. Kids will experience the love of Jesus, meet welcoming neighbors from the Bible, and explore the everyday life of neighbors from countries far and wide. Kids will also discover that God's love welcomes everyone, as they learn to love and serve God and be a neighbor to all of the world. Each evening kids will engage in activities involving Bible stories, music, crafts, recreation, snacks and more. VBS is open for kids in pre-K thru 12th grade. Call 628-8114 for more information or to register.

Centenary Church VBS Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market Sts., Laurel, will be holding Vacation Bible School, entitled "SonWest Roundup," June 24-28 from 9-11 a.m. Children in 4-6th grade are welcome to attend. 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 further information, contact Susan Vanderslice at 877-0579.

Summer Service Schedule Old Christ Church, Laurel will be open for regular Sunday services on the first Sunday of each month, June through September. The services, Holy Eucharist and Sermon, will take place at 10 a.m. on the following Sundays: July 7, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1.

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.

Annual Women's Day Ross Point Freedom Church located on East Concord Road in Seaford will celebrate its Annual Women's Day at 3:30 p.m. on July 7. The Union Baptist Mass Choir will be featured. Host pastor is the Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell.

Fundraiser to help the homeless Encounter Praize & Worship Center will celebrate the launch of their ministry on June 22-23 with a fundraiser, H.O.P.E. (Help Open Peoples Eyes), to benefit the A.C.E. Center that helps the area homeless. In Seaford there are between 200-300 homeless people and over 1,000 in lower Sussex County. The fundraiser will help supply tents, sleeping bags, food and care packages for the A.C.E. Center. A virtual tent city will be set up on the lawn of Christ Lutheran Church on Shipley Street in Seaford on Saturday, June 22. Participants will spend the night to help raise awareness to the need in our community. There will be free car washes for everyone who stops by. For more information, call 302-542-9143, visit us on Facebook at Encounter Praize & Worship Center and online at

Yard Sale at Gethsemane UMC The Aftershock Youth Group of Gethsemane United Methodist Church is sponsoring a huge Yard Sale Event which will include a massive indoor yard sale, a yummy bake sale, and delicious scrapple/egg sandwiches, hotdogs, and drinks. Doors will be open, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 22, at Gethsemane's Fellowship Hall which is located 4 miles west of Seaford at the corner of Rt. 20 and Woodland Ferry Road, near Reliance, Md.

Outdoor Gospel Music Festival Laurel St. Paul's UMC will have their 6th Annual Outdoor Gospel Music Festival at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy Charles Paparella and the Olivet Church String Band, Sounds of Joy and The Island Boys. Hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream and more will be available. All proceeds benefit the St. Paul's Youth Program. For more information, call 258-8810.