Church News
Thursday, October 03, 2013
October Fest at Cornerstone 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.

Church reunion, yard sale The 94th annual family reunion and covered dish dinner of the descendants of the Wheatley's who settled in the north Dorchester area of Dorchester County, Md., during the 1700s, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Wheatley's United Methodist Church and church hall. Entertainment will be by Blue Crab Crossing Band. The church will hold a yard sale, breakfast and luncheon at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Lunch will be available after 11 a.m. Outdoor spaces for yard items are $5 and $10. There will be oyster sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, soup and baked goods for sale to benefit the church. The church is located at the intersection of Wheatley Church Road and Sharptown Road (MD313) between Sharptown and Eldorado, Md.

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.

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.

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.

Animal Blessing at St. Mary's St. Mary's Episcopal Church will hold a blessing of the animals on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. Bring your special four-legged friend(s) to be blessed. All are welcome. Visit the church during Apple Scrapple in Bridgeville on Saturday, Oct. 12. There will be Civil War re-enactors on the church grounds; a quilt display in the church; and the church's Annual Chili Luncheon with chili, chicken salad, hot dogs, BBQ chipped ham, plus baked goods table in the parish hall with indoor seating and restrooms.

Events at Old Christ Church Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen, cellist, returns on Saturday, Oct. 5, along with his wife, violinist Dr. Sachiho Murasugi, for a special concert. Dr. Schoyen and Dr. Murasugi are Salisbury University faculty members who perform widely as orchestral and chamber musicians. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be used for the restoration and preservation of Old Christ Church in Laurel. The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus will preside at Old Christ Church's annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m.. All pet and farm animals are welcome. Small animals - cats, dogs, and animals in cages or carriers - may come in to the church and stay for the short service and blessing. After the service, Father Backus will bless the larger animals who have been patiently waiting in the churchyard. There will be a free will offering taken for the benefit of animal aid causes, including Changing Fates Equine Rescue on Chipman's Pond Road in Laurel. For more information, call 875-3644.

Family fun at St. Stephens St. Stephens United Methodist Church will hold a Fall Festival at the church on State Street in Delmar on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be oyster fritter sandwiches by the King family, craft vendors, a yard sale, bake sale, live music by the Kings Ambassadors, homemade ice cream, a petting zoo, barrel train, hayrides and children's crafts. St. Stephens is sponsoring a Christmas Tree in State Street Park this year. The tree will have about 5,000 lights which are $5 each in honor or memory of the loved ones in your life. The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1, with a rain date of Dec. 7. For more information, visit or call the office at 846-9501.

Don's Angels walk for ALS On Saturday, Sept. 14, Don's Angels walked with many others to raise monies for ALS research and to find a cure. Don's Angels had 56 volunteers who walked in memory of St. Paul's UMC Pastor Don Murray. The walk was held on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Don's Angels raised $4,417.

Oyster/Chicken Salad Dinner Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold an Oyster and Chicken Salad Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Carry outs are available.

Beef and Dumpling Dinner Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host a beef and dumpling dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. Carry-outs will be available at 4. The church is located on Rt. 13A between Seaford and Laurel.

Fundraiser dinner for Grant Ward A fundraiser dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Central Worship Center, for Grant Ward who is planning a missions trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica in January. The menu includes chicken and dumplings plus desserts. Takeouts will be available. The dinner is free but donations will be accepted. For more information, call Scott Ward at 258-3675.

Breakfast benefit Come enjoy a great breakfast to benefit the Emmaus/Chrysalis Team of St. Stephen's UMC. The breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 in Camelot Hall at St. Stephens Church in Delmar. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, scrapple, fruit cup, biscuits, juices, coffee and milk. Tickets, which are $8 per adult, $4 for ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and under, are available at the door or by calling 846-9501 or 907-0093.

'The Case for Creation' Kyle Butt, M.A., Apologetics Press, will present his "The Case for Creation" on Nov. 1-3. He will be at Seaford Middle School Auditorium on Nov. 1-2 and Seaford Church of Christ Auditorium on Nov. 3. For a long time science has been invaded with false ideas that have muddied the view of Creation. Butt shows that evidence in nature points to the Biblical account of Creation and exposes that evolution is based on false assumptions. For several decades dinosaurs have been laden with a backbreaking load of evolutional baggage. "The Problem with Dinosaurs," by Butt refutes the concept that dinosaurs lived millions of years before humans. Butt weaves scientific and historical evidence into the Biblical model of Creation, showing that true science does not contradict an accurate reading of the Bible. For more information, call Seaford Church of Christ at 629-6206 or 450-2886.

Men's Day at Macedonia Macedonia A.M.E. Church will hold Men's Day at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. The Golden Keys of Smithfield, Va. will be in concert. There will be a free will offering. For more information, contact O.D. McGee at 302-345-4079 or John Francis at 609-517-8327.

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.

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.