Church News
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Gospel music concert Join the town of Laurel 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 held from 2 to 3 p.m. Bring your chairs, clap your hands and enjoy a lot of singing.

Events at St. Stephen's UMC St. Stephen's UMC will hold Vacation Bible School, "An Island Odyssey," for kids in pre-K through 6th grade, the week of July 13-18. A kick off breakfast will be held at the church in Camelot Hall from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 12. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 4 to 12 and free for kids under 4. Tickets are available in advance at the church office or at the door the day of the event. VBS will be held nightly from 5:30 to 8 on Sunday, July 13 through Friday, July 18. A light dinner will be served nightly from 5:30 to 6. Register online at The church is selling flower pots to raise money for Relay for Life. There are various sizes and colors. Cost is $5 each. Pots are on display after church socials in Camelot Hall. For details and to purchase, call Peggy Moore at 258-3006. The Relay for Life event will be held at Perdue Stadium on Friday, Sept. 26. A chicken salad sale will be held on Wednesday, July 23. A Beef'n Dumpling Dinner will be held at the Delmar VFW on Sunday, Sept. 14. For more information, email or call 846-9501.

VBS at Bethel UMC Bethel UMC of Oak Grove, located west of Seaford at 2381 Neal's School Road, will hold Vacation Bible School on Aug. 18-22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for kids in pre-K to fifth grade. Each night the children will learn about God and his love for us through Bible stories, music, crafts, games and snacks. For more information and to register, call 629-6126.

VBS at Mount Olivet UMC Mount Olivet UMC in Seaford will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, SonTreasure Island, Monday, Aug. 4 through Friday, Aug. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will also be a closing program during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 10. Children ages 3 (potty trained) through entering 6th grade are invited to attend. Children who are not potty trained must be accompanied by a parent. There is no cost to attend. Registration forms are available online at For more information, call the church office at 629-4458 or email

Chicken Salad Sale St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold a Chicken Salad Sale to benefit Relay for Life on Wednesday, July 23, at Camelot Hall. Cost is $12 per quart or $7 per pint. Pre-orders are strongly encouraged by July 15. Later orders will be put on a waiting list. For more information and to place an order, Call Peggy Moore at 846-3901.

VBS at Delmar Church of God Join the fun at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy in Laurel when they hold Vacation Bible School, "The Great Savior's Roundup," July 21-24, nightly from 6:30 to 8:30. For more information, contact Tina Phillips at 443-235-5494.

Gospel Cafe Gospel Cafe, "For God & Country Celebration," will be held at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 5. Dinner by Marilyn's Catering will be held at 5 p.m. Come share in the celebration of our country and the principles on which it was founded. Contact Nancy at 875-5539 for tickets.

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.

'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. Pre-registration is preferred. To register, visit For more information, visit 629-7161, ext. 116. The church is located at 543 N. Bradford St., Seaford.

VBS at St. Paul's St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel will have Vacation Bible School (VBS) on Aug. 4-8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This year's theme is Jungle Safari. VBS is open for ages Pre-K through 6th grade. Pre-registration is recommended. A light dinner will be provided for early arriving children from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. For more information, call Miss Bee at 875-2713.

VBS at Greenwood UMC Join us the week of Sunday, July 6 to Friday, July 11 for Vacation Bible School at Greenwood United Methodist Church. Children ages pre-K through sixth grade will explore the nature of God as they go on a jungle safari adventure. Teens will experience a special youth program led by youth leaders Jennifer and Donald Smith. There will be music, Bible based studies, crafts and snacks each evening. For more information, call 349-4047.

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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