Church News
Thursday, August 14, 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 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.

The Batchelor's will minister Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel invites everyone to experience the uplifting ministry of Leon and Robbie Batchelor at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17 and 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 18-19. For over 28 years, Leon and his wife Robbie were the senior pastors of Lakeview Community Church near Tyler, Texas. Today, they are pastors emeritus. In August 2009 the couple began a new phase of ministry as full-time evangelists, traveling throughout the U.S. Christ Evangelistic Church is located at 9802 Camp Road, Laurel.

Events at Union UMC Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will host a Community Movie Night on Sunday, Aug. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for a time of food and fellowship. The movie, "God's Not Dead," will begin at 7 in the sanctuary. The movie is appropriate for all ages and everyone is welcome. There is no charge to attend. The fall schedule will begin on Sunday, Sept. 7, with two worship times: 9 a.m. for contemporary worship and 11 a.m. for traditional service. Children's church starts at 9 a.m. and is open for ages 4 through 5th grade. All Sunday school classes begin at 10 a.m.; classes are held for adults, children and youth. Nursery service is available for both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. If you do not have a church home or want to visit, God's house is always open. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409.

Anchormen in concert Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will host the Anchormen on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The concert is free and a love offering will be taken. Come and enjoy a great evening of music and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call the church office at 337-7409.

GriefShare group at St. John's St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford is offering GriefShare, a 13 week non-denominational grief support group. GriefShare is a biblical based program for the journey of grief and recovery utilizing video, workbook and group discussion. For more information and to register, call the church office at 629-9466.

Church of Christ awards scholarships The Seaford Church of Christ Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's scholarships, Cassidy Thompson and Emily Ruth Giboney. Scholarships were awarded on Aug. 3, after the morning service. Cassidy received $2,000 for her studies at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Md. She plans to major in child psychology. Emily received $3,000 for her studies at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. A sophomore majoring in nursing, she was previously awarded $2,000 in 2013. Scholarship applicants demonstrate a love for Christ and a practice of that love in his or her life. Their studies will enable them to promote Christianity in their daily lives. For more information, visit

Jerry Jones Ministries to perform Jerry Jones Ministries will perform on the following dates in August: Aug. 17 - Seaford Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m.

Aug. 19 - Nanticoke Senior Center, Seaford, 10 a.m.; Birthday Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24 - Bozman UMC, Homecoming, Bozman, Md., 3 p.m. Aug. 29 - Homestead Manor, Denton, Md., 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 228-4813.

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.

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.

Bethel Charge presents VBS program Bethel Charge will host a one day Vacation Bible School (VBS) program, "Shake It Up Cafe," on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church, Laurel. Children ages 3 through 12 (potty trained please) are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of games, crafts, music and stories all designed to give children a recipe for living out God's Word. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please send an email to and let us know you are interested in attending and we will send you a registration form to be filled out for each child. Children may arrive beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.

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.

Events at St. Stephens Aug. 15 - Movie night in State Street Park in Delmar. Snowie in the park by 8 p.m., movie at dusk. Sept. 14 - Beef and Dumpling dinner on Sept. 14 at the VFW in Delmar to benefit Relay for Life. Oct. 18 - Fall Festival at Camelot Hall featuring the Homeland Singers. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501 or visit

Local author gives insight into learning God's will In his book, The Legal Pathway of God: The Way and the Truth and the Life O. T. Blalock, Jr. walks readers through the BibleGenesis to Revelationand clearly explains God's way of restoring mankind, in order to reign over this world and to subdue Satan. The author, a retired Special Agent of the FBI, now living in Sussex County, explores the legal pathway from Genesis through Revelation that God was required to follow to accomplish His will and purpose for man. Contact Xulon Press for details on ordering the book.