Church News
Thursday, June 19, 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.

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.

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 and 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.

Grief support group GriefShare, a 13 week nondenominational grief support group is being offered by St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford, beginning Sunday, June 22. Sessions will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. GriefShare is a biblical based program for the journey of grief and recovery utilizing video, workbook and group discussion. It is nondenominational and all are welcome. To join, call the office of St. John's at 629-9466 to register.

Jeannette's in concert Asbury United Methodist Church, Rt. 9, near Hardscrabble, will welcome Jimmy and Pattie Jeannette as they bring a special service of music and message on Sunday, June 22 at 9:15 a.m. Jimmy Jeannette, a rural mail carrier, has a special gift of song and sharing his love of God with fellow Christians. Pattie joins him in beautiful songs which will comfort and inspire. Asbury welcomes all to come and join in this special servic

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.

Hymn Sing at St. Paul's St. Paul's UMC Church invites the community to this month's Hymn Sing featuring The Island Boys on Sunday, June 29. Known for their love of people and strong vocals, Danny Travers of Deal Island and Ernie Evans of Smith Island have been singing together for the glory of God for six years. The program starts at 5:15 p.m. and a love offering will be taken to benefit their music ministry. St. Paul's UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel. For more information, call the church at 875-7900.

Allegiance Quartet to perform Christ's Church of New Hope will host the Allegiance Quartet in a special time of fellowship and revival on June 29-30 and July 1, at the Bridgeville Banquet Center (next to Jimmy's Grille) in Bridgeville.

Sunday's worship times will be at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday worship times will be at 7 p.m. Nationally known recording artist, Art Bush, leads the quartet in their unique blend of contemporary and southern Gospel music, as they return to Christ's Church of New Hope for the third year in a row. For more information, call Johnny Herbst, host minister, at 258-5875.

Gospel music concert Join us at the gazebo in downtown Laurel on July 4th for an array of gospel music. Every singer has their own unique style of praising God through their music. Your ears will be blessed by Dean Adkins, Gloria Holland, Laura Mitchell, Galen Queen and Sherri Ridgeway. The concert will be from held 2 to 3 p.m. Bring your chairs, clap your hands and enjoy a lot of singing.

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.

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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.

VBS at Trinity UMC Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel will hold Vacation Bible School - Weird Animals - on June 23-27, nightly from 6:30 to 8:30, for kids ages 3 to 12. Enjoy a week of Bible fun as we talk about God's unique creation and how each living thing and human being is wonderfully and beautifully made. See how each one of us is different and how Jesus loves us just the way we are. Call 875-4741 for more information.

'Arrow Island' VBS First Baptist Church of Seaford presents "Arrow Island," its 2014 Vacation Bible School program, Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11 from 7 a.m. to noon. A closing celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 13. Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to attend. Registration deadline is June 30. To register, visit For more information, visit 629-7161, ext. 116. The church is located at 543 N. Bradford St., Seaford.

VBS at Concord UMC Vacation Bible School will be held June 23 through June 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly at Concord UM Church near Seaford. Experience the wonders of God - the One who works wonders - and discover how the ordinary becomes extraordinary! Grab a hammer, find a paintbrush and put on your creative thinking cap at Cokesbury's "Workshop of Wonders," where kids will imagine and build with God. Each evening participants will engage in activities involving Bible stories, music, crafts, recreation, snacks and more. VBS is open for those in pre-K through teens. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 628-8114 for more information or to register.