Church News
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Services at Old Christ Church Summer services for Old Christ Church, Laurel, will be held at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month, June through September. The services are conducted according to an historic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, celebrated by the Rev. Howard Backus and sermon. Come as you are and enjoy worship in this church which was built in 1771. For more information, call 875-3644.

VBS at Centenary UMC Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Sts., Laurel, will hold Vacation Bible School, "Weird Animals," from June 23-27, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Children from the ages of 4 through 6th grade are welcome to attend. Each day children will learn through the Bible story, music, songs, crafts, games and snacks. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register by picking up a form at the church office. For more information, contact Sharon Whaley at 875-2778.

All-you-can-eat Fish Fry Centenary UMC located at 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will host an all-you-can-eat Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and children under 6 are free. Carry-outs are available.

Gospel Cafe The Gospel Cafe will be held on Saturday, June 7, at Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Rd., Laurel. Dinner catered by Marilyn's Catering is at 5 p.m. followed by music featuring McKenzie George, The Cheer Boys and some of the Shore's most talented artists at 6. Come join us for an evening of food, fellowship and praise to our Lord. The Gospel Cafe is non-denominational and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Nancy at 875-5539.

Gospel Music Sing A Gospel Music Sing will be held at Shiloh Community Church, 14181 Shiloh Church Rd., Laurel, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. The Murray Family will provide music for the evening and fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. For more information, contact Nancy at 339-3341.

Lunch 'n Learn about slavery Slavery today? Even in Delaware? Come to a free Lunch 'n Learn about modern day slavery at noon on Thursday, June 5, at Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy. Guest speaker will be Yolanda Schlabach who works with Zoe Ministries to end human trafficking in Delaware. Visit to learn more about human trafficking in Delaware. Lunch is free, but registration is required by calling 629-9077.

Open Mike Christian Night Open Mike Christian Night is the first and third Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Lighthouse Church. Free admission and free snacks. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. One person, group singers, young to seniors are welcome. Enjoy singing, praises and testimonials to the Lord. An array of great singers are already lined up. The church is located at 27225 Kaye Rd., Laurel.

For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115. Visit us on Facebook at Open Mike Christian Night.

Native American Women's Choir A Native American women's praise choir representing 19 tribes will perform at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. The choir will present a program of praise music singing in the Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw languages. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church at 629-8434 or 629-9617.

Monthly writers' group Have you always wished you could write stories, articles or even a book, but don't 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.

Sussex Community Choir to perform Agape Temple International Ministries, Inc. presents the Sussex Community Choir at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. The church is located at 40 Schulze Rd., Greenwood.

MWM meets on June 14 Mothers With a Mission (MWM) will hold their second open meeting on Saturday, June 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Georgetown Public Library. Led by Candy Abbott, MWM seeks to build up godly mothers in an effort to give the world something to aspire to. The group is made up of mothers who think it is about time to speak up and do something positive to bring back morality and spirituality to the nation we call home. To register for the meeting, visit If you can't make the meeting or would like more information about the group, visit You may also contact Abbott at 856-6649 or 542-8510 or email

Home repair program available Homeowners in rural areas who need repairs to their home but can t afford regular loans may be eligible for a USDA Rural Development loan at only one percent interest. Seniors, age 62 and older, may qualify for free home repairs up to $7,500 through the USDA Rural Development grant program. Funding may become limited after June 30. "We are looking for lower income homeowners that need help fixing or replacing a roof, installation or repair of a septic system, replace storm doors and windows, or other repairs to correct or remove existing health, safety, sanitary and accessibility issues," said Bill McGowan, Delaware and Maryland director for USDA Rural Development. For more information, contact the Maryland/Delaware Rural Development Office at 302-857-3595 or 800-670-6553.