Church News
Thursday, October 09, 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. Monetary donations may be made out to GUMC - noted for Ethan Thompson. For details contact the church office at 629-2862 or

Open Mic hosting Island Boys The Island Boys in concert. Good old gospel music with Danny & Ernie, Friday Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Rd. Laurel. Celebrating our third anniversary of Open Mic Christian Night. A celebration with the Island Boys, cake, ice cream, snacks, fun & a lot of praise music. Sponsored by Compassionate Shepherd Ministries. A love offering will be taken. Open Mike Christian Night is the first and third Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission and free snacks. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115. Visit us on Facebook at Open Mike Christian Night.

St. Stephens Fall Festival 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

Griefshare at St. John's Griefshare is being offered by St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, from 4-5:30 p.m., in the Wesley Lounge. On Sunday, Oct. 12, we will learn how to live with grief utilizing discussion, CD and workbooks. If you are living with grief we invite you to join us for the 13 week nondenominational journey from mourning to joy. Call to register at 629-9466. No children as childcare is not offered.

Free Clothing and Soup Kitchen Seaford Wesleyan Church sponsors a Free Clothing and Soup Kitchen" every second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 202 North St., Seaford. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 628-1020.

Free Thanksgiving Meal A free Thanksgiving Day meal will be held at the Lighted Pathway Family Life Center in Seaford on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Life Center is located at 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. Everyone is invited. To volunteer or sponsor the event, call 629-8583 or attend one of the planning meetings at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, Nov. 4 or Nov. 18.

Autumn concert Old Christ Church League will hold an autumn concert at Old Christ Church, Laurel, on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Harpist Joy Slavens will perform with an ensemble of four students presenting a variety of group and solo pieces, including classical and sacred music. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. Come join us for beautiful music on the shores of Chipman's Pond. For more information, call 875-3644.

Events at Union UMC Union United Methodist Church (UUMC) in Bridgeville will hold a Fall Harvest Buffet Dinner and Music at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Fellowship Hall. The meal will be prepared and served by the United Methodist Women and Worship Committee. This is a ticketed event, cost is $10 per person payable by cash or check. Seating is available for 100 people. Tickets are non-refundable and all proceeds will benefit UUMC. Come join us for great food, fellowship and wonderful music! For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Joan Hastings at 337-7409, ext. 16. A Community Fall Party for children and youth will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26. There will be refreshments, games and a hayride through town. All small children must be accompanied by an adult for the hayride. Come and join us for a fun evening, free and open to all. For more information, contact Joan Hastings, program director, at 337-7409, ext. 16. The church presents The Talk We Need to Have," on Saturday, Nov. 8. This event will feature a variety of speakers that will provide information on how we can prepare our family members for a time when difficult medical/financial decisions need to be made and we are no longer capable of making those decisions.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast followed by speakers from 9 to noon. Scheduled speakers include Procino-Wells and Woodward, LLC; Edward Jones, Financial Investment; Alzheimer's Association; Hospice and Parsell's Funeral Homes and Crematorium. This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call Joan Hastings, program director, at 302-337-7409, ext. 16 or

Events at Wesley UMC Wesley United Methodist Church in Seaford will hold the following events this fall: Mondays, 8 a.m. - Bagels and Bible Study/Women's Bible Study - The Frazzled Female" Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - Adult Bible Study - Luke" and Kingdom Kids Youth Group (ages 4-11) Sunday, Oct. 19, 6:30-8 p.m. - Sounds of Joy" in concert Saturday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. - Harvest Party" featuring a bonfire and games Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. - Movie Night - Mercy Rules" Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 - Movie Night (movie to be determined) Sunday, Dec. 14 (time to be determined) - Jerry Jones" in concert

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.

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.

Dinner and Movie Night Crossview Church at 33056 Bi State Blvd., Laurel, is having a dinner and movie night on Saturday, Oct. 11. Dinner, which is at 6 p.m., includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and iced tea for $5. The movie, Road to Redemption, will begin at 7 p.m. and includes free popcorn and drinks. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Janet at 846-3917.

The Book Event Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown will hold The Book Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. Sponsored by DCWF, The Book Event will feature more than 20 local Christian authors. Buy books for you and your loved ones, or donate them to people in need. For more information, contact Judi at 302-684-3603.

Galestown Homecoming Galestown United Methodist Charge will have their 159th Homecoming Celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. There will be no morning service. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Fred Duncan, district superintendent. Special music will be by Charlie Paparella and The Olivet String Band, The Rocking Grannies and Randy Marine.

Tailgate 2014 at Laurel Nazarene Laurel Nazarene Church invites you to join us at Tailgate 2014 at North Laurel Elementary School on Sunday, October 19. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a worship service. There will be free hot dogs, brats, chips, baked goods, drinks, inflatables and cotton candy. Bring a chair and wear your favorite team's jersey.

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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.