Church News
Thursday, September 05, 2013
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.

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, in conjunction with Thrivent Financial, 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 or Dale Odenwelder at 629-7878. 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.

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.

Community Day Laurel Wesleyan Church will hold a free Community Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Janosik Park in Laurel. The community is invited to come to Janosik Park by Broadcreek in Laurel for music, food, face painting, games and fishing activities, a moon bounce, corn hole, dunking booth, cotton candy, popcorn and a free clothing and coat drive. This event is sponsored by Laurel Wesleyan Church Men's Outreach and Ministries. For more information, visit

Revival Meeting A Revival Meeting will be held at Blades Town Hall Public Park from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, which is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Everyone is welcome to come and worship Jesus, our living Savior and coming King. Bring lawn chairs. For more information, call 262-0481.

Aging Faithfully meetings resume Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will resume its Aging Faithfully meetings for mature adults on Monday, Sept. 9. The meetings, which are from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, are open to anyone who wishes to attend. After a free lunch, there will be a Scavenger Hunt. Beginning in October, the group will begin a Bible Study, "A Disciples Path," written by James Harnish. For more information on Aging Faithfully, contact Joan Hastings, program director at 337-7409, ext. 16 or

Car wash and scrapple sandwiches Visit Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to noon for a $5 car wash, scrapple sandwiches and a bake sale. The church is located at 33038 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Laurel.

Bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater Union United Methodist Church (UUMC) in Bridgeville is taking a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., to see "The Miracle of Christmas," on Friday, Dec. 6. Cost is $101.42 per person and includes bus, show and dinner at Miller's Smorgasboard.

Reservations are being accepted along with a deposit of $50 per person. Final payment is due Friday, Nov. 15. For more information and to make reservations, call Joan Hastings, program director at 337-7409, ext. 16. Checks should be made payable to UUMC, designating "Sight and Sound" on the memo line.

Sandwiches, yard sale Delmar Church of God of Prophecy will have a Sandwich Sale featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad and more on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be baked goods and homemade ice cream. Call 443-235-5494 for a yard sale table. The church is located at 35864 Traci Dr., Laurel. For more information, call 875-7824.

Christian Writer's Conference Vine & Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship will host its 5th Annual 2013 "Connecting Pen To Purpose" Christian Writer's Conference on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown. National speaker, conference director, author, Marlene Bagnull, Litt.D will serve as the keynote speaker. Conference rates are $20 for youth (ages 10-18), $40 for adults (19-61) and $25 for seniors (62+). Registration packet includes two workshops, continental breakfast and lunch. Register online at, or mail the registration form and payment to Vine & Vessels CWF, PO Box 1716, Seaford, DE 19973. For more information, contact directors Betty Jarman at 448-5939 or Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904.

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.

KWF hosts Candy Abbott Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF) is hosting Candy Abbott as their speaker at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Abbott, an author, speaker and managing partner of Fruitbearer Publishing, Georgetown, will discuss, "Agents, Proposals, and Editors as They Relate to Self-publishing." KWF meets at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Seaford. Call 628-4594 for more information.

'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.

Gospel Cafe at The Ark Join us for the grand opening celebration of the Gospel Cafe on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. The Cafe is now located at The Ark, Seaford Wesleyan Church. There will be food, fun, door prizes and entertainment. Dinner is at 5:15 p.m. For more information, contact Nancy at 875-5539.

MOPs group at Laurel Wesleyan The Laurel Wesleyan Church MOPs group invites all mothers of children from birth through age 5 to join our community of mothers as we learn, have fun, and support one another during this important season of life. Child care is provided. We meet at Laurel Wesleyan Church on the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon and on the fourth Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Emma Adams at 302-381-7376.

Friends and Family Day Ross Point Freedom Church will celebrate Friends and Family Day on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. Guest preacher will be Bishop Jesse Abbott, pastor of New Dimensions, Salisbury, Md. The church's Annual Men's Day celebration is Sunday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Johnny Woods from Community Christian Worship Center, Dover. Ross Point Freedom Church is located at 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford.

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.

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. This group meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.