Church News
Thursday, August 15, 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.

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.

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 Sunday, Sept. 1.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night is the first and third Friday of every 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. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. One person, group singers, young to seniors welcome. Free admission and free snacks. For details call Dean at 875-2115. Visit "Open Mike Christian Night" on Facebook.

Movie Night resumes this fall Christian Movie Night at Laurel Baptist Church is on hiatus for the summer. It will resume on Sept. 27. For more information, call Pastor Steve at 381-1850.

St. Stephens UMC fundraiser St. Stephens UMC will have a Love Light Tree to raise money for its many ministries. A Love Light Tree is a Christmas tree decorated with multi-color lights for Christmas and the different colored lights represent different types of ways of honoring loved ones. A minimum of $5 is requested per light and larger gifts are welcome. Checks should be payable to St. Stephens Church with "Love Light Tree," in the memo. Mail checks to: St. Stephens Church, 101 East State St., Delmar, DE 19940.

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. 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.

'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.

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.

Jerry Jones to perform Jerry Jones is a talented singer and songwriter of country gospel who has penned various gospel songs including "Calvary," which has been called as one of the most beautiful gospel songs ever written.

He will perform at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Homestead Manor Concert, 410 Colonial Drive, Denton, Md.

Writers group Have you always wished you could write stories, articles or even a book, but didn't know how to begin? Have you drafted some manuscripts, but need help getting them published? Whether you are a novice or have achieved success in the writing field, you are invited to join Kingdom Writers Fellowship. We are a small, warm and welcoming writers group that meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.

Homemade ice cream sale Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host a homemade ice cream sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana and pineapple. The church is located on Rt. 13A between Seaford and Laurel. Pre-orders may be placed at 875-3055 or 629-7110.

Drive in movie Stein Highway Church of God presents a drive in movie at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17. Cost is $1 per person. Bring your own chairs; a car is not required. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church is located at 425 Stein Hwy., in Seaford. For more information, call 629-8583.

Anniversary celebration Agape Temple International Ministries will hold its 7th Church Anniversary Celebration at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Maranatha Holistic Gospel Fellowship, Inc. The church is located at 12370 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood.

Fall worship resumes Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will resume its regular fall worship services on Sunday, Sept. 8. The contemporary service is led by the Praise and Worship Team at 9 a.m. Children's church is from 9 to 10 a.m. for children ages four through 4th grade. Sunday school for children, youth and adults is from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The traditional service is from 11 a.m. to noon. Nursery is available at both worship services for infants through pre-school age children. For more information, call the church office at 302-337-7409 or visit

Church selling Cat's Meow replicas Christ Lutheran Church is selling Cat's Meow wooden replicas of their church building to benefit their food shelf. Orders can be placed by calling the church office at 629-9755. The church can also be visited from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday to examine samples and proofs. The church is located at 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford.

New hymn sing format St. Paul's UMC has changed its monthly hymn sing format. Doors open at 5 p.m. with live music beginning at 5:15 until 6, when the featured group will begin singing. The program ends at 8. We invite the community to join us for another night of music on Sunday, Aug. 25. This month's Hymn Sing will feature a local gospel music trio, The Good News Tour. St. Paul's UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel.