Church News
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Benefit for Ethan Thompson Gethsemane UMC in Seaford will host a Benefit Auction to help 22-year-old Ethan Thompson who was injured this past summer and is now a quadriplegic. The auction will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 in the church's Fellowship Hall. The church is in need of items to be auctioned. Drop off times for items is 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays at the Fellowship Hall now through Oct. 4. Monetary donations may be made out to GUMC - noted for Ethan Thompson. For more information, contact the church office Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 629-2862 or

American Music Theater trip Join Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel for a trip to the American Music Theater, Lancaster, Pa., to see their Christmas Show on Friday, Dec. 5. Tickets are $75 which include the show, transportation and buffet lunch at Bird-in-Hand. Call the church office at 875-4233 to reserve seating.

Events at St. Stephens Sept. 14 - Beef and Dumpling dinner on Sept. 14 at the VFW in Delmar to benefit Relay for Life. Sept. 21 - National Back to Church Sunday; 9 a.m. - contemporary service, coffee and donuts; 10 a.m. - Sunday school for all ages; 11 a.m. - traditional service, luncheon at noon. Oct. 18 - Fall Festival at Camelot Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Oyster sandwiches, crafts, silent auction, hay rides, petting zoo and homemade ice cream. Come enjoy The Kings Ambassadors, The Homeland Singers and The Goodwill Tour. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501 or visit

Blessing of the Animals On Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m., Bethel UMC of Oak Grove will celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Frances with a Blessing of the Animals. Everyone is invited to bring their animal friends in cages or on leashes to receive words of thanksgiving from Pastor Charles Kind. All critters, big and small, including humans, will receive a goodie bag of treats. Bethel UMC is located west of Seaford at 2381 Neal's School Road. In case of rain, the event will be canceled.

Gospel Experience 2014 Storm Shelter Ministry presents Gospel Experience 2014 on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Seaford Banquet Hall (Fire Hall). Appearing will be Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors, Nu Found Joy, Sons of Christ, Darryl Tindley Jr. and Love Defined Band. Doors open at 4 p.m. Soul food platters will be sold. Tickets, which are $15 in advance, are available at Len's Barbershop in Laurel. You can also call 302-212-8647, 302-381-1764 or 410-603-4538. Tickets will also be sold at the door for a higher price.

Rummage Sale St. Luke's Episcopal Church will hold a Rummage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Parish House in Seaford. There will be furniture, dinnerware, cooking utensils, luggage, linens, purses, jewelry, holiday decor, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, Gund and Limoges. For more information, call 629-7979 or visit

Friends and Family Day Ross Point Freedom Church in Seaford will host their Annual Friends and Family Day at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Jesse E. C. Abbott from New Dimensions Ministries in Salisbury, Md.

Gospel Concert with the Watson's Wesley UMC on Atlanta Road in Seaford will hold a Gospel Concert with Greg and Teresa Watson at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. Award winning Gospel singers, Greg and Teresa have held the International Platinum Bluegrass/Gospel artist award since 2007. A love offering will be collected for their ministry which spans around the world. Come and enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and music and show your support for their missions work. For more information, contact Pastor Beth Elzey at 542-5774.

Family and Friends Day Help us celebrate Family and Friends Day at Ross Point Freedom Church at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Jesse E. C. Abbott and congregation from New Dimensions Ministries, Salisbury, Md.

The service will be held in the Church of God and Saints of Christ building located at 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford. Host pastor is the Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell.

Financial Peace University Imagine what your life would look like if you were completely debt free. Learn how to get debt free with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University which will be offered at Harvest Christian Church in Seaford. A free preview class will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The first class is Tuesday, Sept. 30. For more information, visit or call Janet Blevins at 629-8722.

Concert pianist at First Baptist G. Richard Deal, national concert pianist and recording artist, will present a piano concert of inspirational music at First Baptist Church of Seaford at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. Deal, of the Chicago, Ill. area, has presented concerts all over the world. He arranges his own sacred piano arrangements and has released six professional recordings. Admission is free and a freewill offering will be taken.

Events at Wesley UMC Wesley UMC on Atlanta Road invites everyone to join us for these September events. Call Pastor Beth Elzey for details at 542-5774. Mondays at 8 a.m. - Starting Sept. 15, "Bagels and Bible Study," Women's Bible Study Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. - Starting Sept. 18 - Adult Bible Study and Kingdom Kids youth group (ages 4-11) On Sunday, Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m., the church will hold a Gospel Concert with Greg and Teresa Watson. Gospel singers, Greg and Teresa are multi-regional and international award winners. Their ministry spans locally and around the world to the Philippines. A love offering will be collected for their ministry. Everyone is welcome.

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.

King's Ambassadors The King's Ambassadors, men's quartet, will be in concert at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. This group, originally from Parsonsburg, MD show God's love through Gaither-style Southern Gospel music and testimonies. The members of Grace invite the community to share in this blessed evening service. There is no charge; though a love offering will be accepted.

Gospel Hymn Sing Victory Junction will hold a Gospel Hymn Sing at Long Neck United Church, Long Neck Road, Millsboro, on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 6-8 p.m., featuring Reunion, Bill Primrose and Joe Dawson.

Clothing and Soup Kitchen The Seaford Wesleyan Church will be sponsoring a "Free Clothing and Soup Kitchen" every 2nd Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each month. Location will be at the St Luke's Episcopal Church, 202 North Street Seaford. Call 628-1020 with questions. Everyone is welcome.

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.