October Feston Oct. 5 October Fest at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, located on the corner of Bethel and Seaford roads, Laurel, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7 a.m. until.There will be scrapple sandwiches, oyster fritters, soup and sandwiches, a baked goods table, vendor space available for crafts and a yard sale. For more information, all 875-5415.
No Name Band to perform The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Georgetown, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. For more information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.
Lighthouse Christian School Lighthouse Christian School has been educating children ages 3 through 8th grade for 16 years. The school offers a variety of electives and a sports program as well as after school care. The mission of Lighthouse Christian School is to train students to glorify God spiritually, academically, physically and to walk in His truth. For more information, call 302-732-3309 or visit www.lighthousechristianschool.com.
Homecoming at Trinity UMC Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road near Trap Pond in Laurel will celebrate 140 years of ministry in Laurel with a Homecoming Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. Former pastor, the Rev. Paul Isaacs will be the guest speaker with music from All 4 Him and others during the service. Testimonies will be shared and a history video will be shown. Many former pastors have been invited and all former members and current friends are invited to share in this monumental celebration with us. A time of food and fellowship will follow the service with a love offering to help with the cost of the food. All are welcome in the love and name of Jesus Christ.
Yard Sale at Shiloh Church Yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shiloh Community Church, Shiloh Church Road, Laurel. Office, home, personal items. Scrapple, hot dogs, hamburger sandwiches.
Christ UMC fundraiser dinner Christ United Methodist Church's Men of Faith will hold an all-you-can-eat Chicken 'n Dumpling fundraiser dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the church located at 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Dinner platters include chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, rolls, a dessert and a beverage (coffee, tea or water). Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Children 5 and under eat free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Guests can eat in or carry out. Pickups will be available beginning at 2 p.m., Sept 28. Large carryout orders (six or more) can be picked up before 2, but should be placed in advance by calling the church office at 875-4233. Place large orders by 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26. For tickets or more information, call Frank at 443-859-2334 or Clint at 443-880-2917. All proceeds benefit Christ United Methodist Church and its missions serving the greater Laurel community.
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 andthe 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. 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.
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.
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 www.vineandvessels.com, 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 www.lighthousechurch.us or call 875-7814.
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. Annual Community Picnic The Ark, Seaford Wesleyan Church, 26630 Sussex Highway, Seaford, will be having their annual Community Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Church members invited everyone to join them for a day of worship, fellowship and praise by the Crossroads Christian Band and the Seaford Wesleyan Church worship team. There will be free food, cotton candy, games, bouncies, corn hole, hayrides and much more. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Bring a lawnchair. Call 628-1020 with questions.
Annual Roast Beef Dinner Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford will serve their annual Roast Beef Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The meal is served buffet style and features roast beef/gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salads and homemade desserts. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth and under 5 are free. For more information, call 629-4458.
Gospel Cafe at The Ark Gospel Cafe at The Ark, Seaford Wesleyan Church, US 13, every Saturday at 6 p.m.Dinner at 5:15 p.m. For more information contact Nancy at 875-5539.
Annual Men's Day Ross Point Freedom Church will celebrate the Annual Men's Day celebration on 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.
Writers group Have you always wanted to write stories, articles or 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 professional, 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.