Church News
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Annual Gospel Meeting Join Laurel Church of Christ for their Annual Gospel Meeting from Jan. 26-29. Enjoy a week of fellowship and study on Lessons from James. Lessons from James starts on Sunday, Jan. 26, with a Bible Study at 9 a.m. and worship to follow. The gospel meeting continues Sunday night through Wednesday night at 7 p.m. For more information, call Laurel Church of Christ at 875-7748.

Dramatic Dessert Theater Tour Power Productions Ministries presents a fundraiser, The Dramatic Dessert Theater Tour. Join us for a night of all-you-can-eat elegant desserts, like Creme Brulee, followed by a night of entertaining drama. The fundraiser, which benefits St. Stephens UMC, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at St. Stephens UMC, Camelot Hall, Delmar. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and kids under 4 are free. Get tickets at the door the night of the event, at the church office or at Power Productions. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501 or Power Productions at 410-548-2340.

Benefit concert at Christ UMC Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel is hosting a benefit concert in memory of Pastor Mike McGee to raise non-perishable food for those in the Laurel area. This event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. Featured groups are Revived and All 4 Him. The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. For more information, contact Galen Queen at 841-2742.

Special guests at Centenary UMC Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel welcomes Delmarva Teen Challenge as their special guests on Sunday, Jan. 26 at their 10 a.m. worship service. Centenary is located at the corners of Market and Poplar streets in Laurel. All are welcome.

Chicken and dumpling dinner Weather permitting, the women of Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; children ages 6 to 12 are $4 and ages 5 and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404, 629-4662 or 629-6123.

Hymn Sing at St. Pauls UMC St. Pauls UMC Church invites the community to its first Hymn Sing for the 2014 season on Sunday, Jan. 26. This months Hymn Sing will feature The Homeland Singers from Salisbury, Md. The Homeland Singers are a Southern Gospel Group comprised of family members that span the generations (ages 19 to 49+). A love offering will be taken to benefit their ministry. Doors open at 5 p.m. with local live music from 5:15 until 6 p.m. when our featured group will present their program. St. Pauls UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd. (off of Rt. 13), Laurel.

DCHS J-Term Showcase, Open House Make plans to attend Delmarva Christian High Schools special J-Term Showcase and Open House from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. The evening begins with display booths in and around the gym, and DCHS students sharing their J-Term experiences as they explored Gods call on their lives through service, mission, travel, and hands-on academic courses. An assembly will follow showcasing personal testimonies from students who will tell how God was revealed to them over the past two weeks. At 7 p.m., an Open House for families interested in learning more about the school and its Christ-centered curriculum will begin. Teachers, staff members, and coaches will be available to answer specific questions and provide school tours. The Open House will run until 8. Bring your whole family and invite your friends. For more information, call 856-4040 or email Susan Gum at

Local authors guide for living In Spiritual Synergy: A Ladies Manual to Becoming Spiritually Fit (published by CrossBooks), local author Tammy Carpenter helps women transition from todays cultural obsession with outward appearance to true health and spiritual beauty through a more abundant relationship with Jesus Christ.

Using the analogy of spiritual well-being and physical fitness, Carpenter guides readers to a deeper understanding of the weight society places on women to be perfect and the damage it brings to the inner spirit. Her biblical instruction details strength training for spiritual wholeness, including daily use vitamin verses and detox techniques for crisis situations. I always believed the lie that if only I were more beautiful or thinner, my life would be complete, Carpenter says. But its only after we work off the weight that hinders our relationship with Christ that true fulfillment is found. Tammy Carpenter resides on a farm in Milton with her husband and four children. Shes served as a Bible teacher, speaker and womens counselor and holds a degree in human services.

Chicken n Dumplin Dinner The United Methodist Men of St. Johns Church in Seaford will hold a Chicken n Dumplin Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, in the churchs Fellowship Hall.

Gift Shoppe closing, dinner planned Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel is closing its 10 year church fundraising event, The Cornerstone Gift Shoppe. Prices have been slashed on gift items and display cabinets. One time clearance sale only. The sale will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 (AYCE chicken & dumpling dinner); Friday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and soup). Join us for good buys and good food as we say thank you to the community for their great support of this project.  The AYCE Chicken & Dumpling dinner on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m., prepared by My Turn to Cook, will also feature potatoes, string beans, dessert and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for carry-outs. Come and enjoy food and fellowship. The church is located on the corner of Bethel and Seaford roads at 28714 Seaford Rd., Laurel.

Hymn Sing at Concord UMC A hymn sing will be held at Concord United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Featured performers are Kingdom Sounds, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Primrose, Bob DiGennaro, Joe Hall and Derek Mullin. The public is invited. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd. (Rt. 20A, east of Seaford). For more information, call 628-8114.

Hymn sing at Galestown UMC Galestown United Methodist Church will hold a hymn sing, Bethlehem Morn, under the direction of Gloria Dill, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. A light lunch will follow at the church.

No Name Band at Grace UMC The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. For more information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Monthly writers group Have you always wished you could write stories, articles or even a book, but dont know how to begin? Have you drafted manuscripts, but need help getting them published? Whether you are a novice or have achieved success in writing, 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.

Mitten Tree donations   Help us help others keep warm. Dons Tree Farm in association with Georgetown Presbyterian Church is collecting new hats, scarves and mittens for their Mitten Tree. Items can be dropped off at Dons Tree Farm, 6396 Hickman Rd., Greenwood or at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church on Bedford Street in Georgetown.  All items will be distributed locally. Sizes from infants to adults would be appreciated. For more information, call 349-0555.