Church News
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Homecoming at Union UMC Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold its annual Homecoming Service, "Coming Home," at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Alfred Taylor and the Jubilee Ringers, the adult bell choir and The Joyful Ringers, the children's bell choir will perform. A meal will be held after the service in Fellowship Hall. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409 or e-mail

Hawaiian Luau at Christ Lutheran A Hawaiian Luau will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. Admission is free. There will be a silent auction, wild Hawaiian DJ and an a la carte food menu at affordable prices. Hawaiian dress is encouraged but not required. The menu includes pulled pork sweet barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs with Hawaiian relish, luau punch, banana nut cake, coleslaw, macaroni salad, pineapple upside down cake and ambrosia salad. Proceeds benefit the Christ Lutheran Food Shelf. Matching funds are available from Thrivent Financial.

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.

Dinner at Mt. Nebo A dinner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Mt. Nebo Fellowship Hall in Delmar. There will be fried chicken, meat loaf, ham, dumplings, mac and cheese and mashed potatoes and gravy. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, contact Rosamae Smith at 897-4170 or

Community Action plans dinner First State Community Action Agency, a statewide non-profit helping low-income people become self-sufficient, is celebrating 48 years of service with an annual dinner and recognition ceremony, on Monday, Nov. 18, at Dover Downs Conference Center. The event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will feature a live auction, special music by Shades of Blue jazz ensemble, and nationally renowned preacher and educator, Dr. Tony Campolo, Ph.D. Dr. Campolo, professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa., has authored 35 books and is the founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE).For more information about Dr. Campolo, visit Tickets are $85 per person. For tickets or more information, call 302-856-7761 or visit

Gift Shoppe reopens in Laurel The Gift Shoppe, a fundraiser, has reopened at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, 28714 Seaford Rd., Laurel. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 14 (except for Nov. 30). Holiday items include Christmas wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, dishware, accessories, quilts, cookie jars, lighthouses and more. Regular items include dishware, furniture, candle holders, glassware, tools, clothing, jewelry and much more.

Men's Day Service Annual Men's Day Service at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 307 Townsend St., Laurel, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10. Morning service is 10:30 a.m. and afternoon service is 3:30 p.m. Dinner is served between services. Everyone is invited to attend.

Surviving the Holidays seminar Do the holidays have a tendency to get you down? Have you lost a loved one and thoughts of them seem to pervade your every waking moment? If so, St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford would like to recommend the "Surviving the Holidays" seminar that will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, at the church from 1 to 3 p.m. The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one's death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. Attendees will discover:

  • what emotions to expect during the coming days,
  • how to prepare for the holidays,
  • how to manage relationships and holiday socials, and
  • how the holidays can help you heal.
In addition, each participant will receive a "Holiday Survival Guide" with over 30 encouraging devotionals, helpful charts and tips to manage the holiday season during this difficult time. There is no charge to attend. Participation in "Surviving the Holidays" provides the opportunity for each attendee to meet with other grieving people who have undergone or who are undergoing similar experiences. No one will be forced to share. Since everyone grieves differently, church members will simply be there to receive and to offer support, a listening ear and compassion. In order to make sure the church has enough "Holiday Survival Guides" for everyone, organizers suggest that those who are interested should pre-register. This can be done by calling the church office at 629-9466 and asking them to add your name to the list of attendees. If you have questions, you may call that same number or email Pastor Collins at

Homecoming at Woodland UMC Homecoming at Woodland United Methodist Church is Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. A video presentation will be shown to honor those in the congregation who are shut-in or often unable to attend. We will enjoy singing their favorite hymns and share Holy Communion with them. The Woodland Choir will provide the special music. If you attended Woodland Church in the past, a special invitation is extended to come and share some memories and help us make new ones. A covered dish dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no morning worship service.

Dr. Culley to speak Christ's Church of New Hope will host Dr. Gerald R. Culley at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Bridgeville Banquet Center (next to Jimmy's Grille). Dr. Culley is retired from the University of Delaware and presents a variety of talks on how history, science and archaeology confirm the Bible's message. The talks are designed to be understood by middle and high school aged young people. Dr. Culley will address the topic, "After Their Kind.Limits of Genetic Variation" at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, in the banquet center. Call 628-8317 for more information.

Blue Holiday Event, Child Care Day Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold its annual Blue Holiday Event at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, in the sanctuary. This event is held for those individuals who find the holidays a difficult, lonely and perhaps depressing time of the year. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Jerry Howard who will bring a message of comfort and hope. There will also be a time of remembrance, sharing and music. Afterwards there will be refreshments and fellowship. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, please invite them or bring them with you. For more information, contact the church office at 337-7409, ext. 16. The church will hold a Community Child Care Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, for children age 4 through 5th grade. The cost per child is $5 and this money will be used to cover the cost of snacks, lunch and crafts and activities for the children. This event will be staffed by church members and volunteers who have completed and passed all required background checks as part of UUMC's Safe Sanctuary Policy. The Community Child Care Day will allow parents who need to shop for the holidays an economical way and safe environment in which to leave their children. Pre-registration is not required but will be extremely helpful in planning for staffing, meal and purchase of crafts. For more information, call Joan Hastings, program director at 337-7409, ext. 16.

Tailgate for Jesus, dance tickets Mt. Olivet welcomes the local community to a day of fellowship as we celebrate our annual Tailgate for Jesus from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the day with us. During the event, you may also purchase tickets for the annual Father-Daughter dance which will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Seaford High School. To purchase tickets for the dance after the event, visit Posey Palace in Seaford or go online at Dance tickets, which are $10 or $12.50 online, must be bought in advance.

Hymn Sing at Galestown UMC Galestown United Methodist Church will host a hymn sing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Music will be by Sounds of Joy, Jimmy Cullen and Randy Marine. After the service, a buffet luncheon will be served at the Galestown Community House.