Church News
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Heroin Alert Drug Awareness Program The Lighted Pathway Family Life Center and the A.C.E. Center has invited the Heroin Alert Drug Awareness Program from New Castle County to present their program on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Events start at 10 a.m. The Heroin Alert Program is an educational and emotionally moving multimedia presentation that will be presented to the Sussex County community at the Lighted Pathway Family Life Center, 425 E. Stein Highway, Seaford. Contact Dan Southern at 410-924-3046 or 302-629-8583 or Jim Martin at 302-858-8556 for more information.

Roast Beef Dinner Mt. Olivet UMC will hold their Annual Roast Beef Dinner in the Fellowship Hall at Mt. Olivet on Friday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal is served buffet style and take out will be available. There will be a silent auction for your enjoyment.

Delmar Community Carol Sing St. Stephens UMC presents the Delmar Community Carol Sing at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Delmar High/Middle School Auditorium. After caroling, all are welcome at St. Stephens' Camelot Hall for free soup, sandwiches and cookies. Please bring a canned good for distribution to local needy.

Evening of remembrance, celebration Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, will host an evening of Remembrance and Celebration (previously known as Blue Holiday), at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, in the sanctuary. This will be an evening dedicated to those who have lost a loved one or are experiencing a difficult time due to physical, emotional health situations or financial concerns. Our hope is that during this time of prayer and fellowship these concerns may be lessened. Union recognizes that the holidays can sometimes add to an already stressful situation. After the service, a dessert reception will be held in the Children's Church Room. Please join us and invite someone you know who may be having difficulties during this season. Together we can build bridges" to ease the burden. This event is free and open to all. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409, ext. 16.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold its 16th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner featuring turkey and all the trimmings on Thursday, Nov. 26 beginning at noon and ending when everyone has been served. The dinner is free and open to all.

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 the planning meeting on Nov. 18.

Events at Wesley UMC Wesley United Methodist Church in Seaford will hold the following events: 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) 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 at 875-4233 to reserve seating.

Thanksgiving for Thousands Mountaire Farms begins its 20th year as sponsor of the Thanksgiving for Thousands food drive program in Delmarva, helping families in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia enjoy a holiday meal.

On Monday, Nov. 24, at 8:30 a.m., volunteers will be at the Mountaire Farms Selbyville warehouse packing 10,000 boxes of staples and a Mountaire roaster to help feed more than 45,000 individuals this holiday season. For information or to volunteer these food items, contact Roger Marino at Mountaire Farms at or call 934-3123.

Griefshare at St. John's Griefshare is being offered by St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, from 4-6 p.m., in the Wesley Lounge. On Sunday, Nov. 16, we will talk about surviving the holidays. No matter how long it's been since your loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time. Join us for an encouraging seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again. For more information, call 629-9466. No children as childcare is not offered.

Delmar Community Carol Sing The Delmar Community Carol Sing, sponsored by area churches, will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Delmar High/Middle School Auditorium. After caroling, all are welcome at St. Stephens' Camelot Hall for free soup, sandwiches and cookies. Please bring a canned good for distribution to local needy.

Davis's visit Seaford Nazarene Kenny and Kim Davis of Kenny Davis Ministries (KDM) will minister at Seaford Nazarene Church at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 and 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. To learn more about KDM, visit All are invited. Come be blessed. A love offering will be taken.

Diabetes Walk-A-Thon Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church in Seaford will hold its 11th Annual Walk-A-Thon, Care for Diabetes, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29. Everyone is welcome and there will be refreshments after the walk. For more information, contact Anna Deshields at 339-2983 or O.D. McGee at 345-4079.

Hymn Sing at St. Paul's St. Paul's UMC Church in Laurel invites the community to a night of music on Sunday, Nov. 23. This month's Hymn Sing features the music ministry of The Don Murray Family Gospel Band. Pastor Don Murray's family continues his music legacy with their unique blend of gospel music. Other family members include Carol Murray on the bass, Mindy Willing vocals and Kelly Murray Willing, lead guitar and vocals. Don's daughter, Kelly, shares humorous and inspiring stories of family and faith. Joining the group will be Dave Fluharty on lead guitar and Mark Williams on drums. A love offering will be taken. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. St. Paul's choir and soloists start the program at 5:15 and The Murray's are featured at 6.

Celebrate Thanksgiving The Church of God and Saints of Christ in Seaford invites you to come celebrate the Thanksgiving season at You Can't Beat God Giving Service," on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Open the holidays by celebrating with us. The church will hold the 39th Annual Sussex County free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone is welcome, no questions asked. Walk in, sit down or take out meals from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed between 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food items and monetary gifts are welcome. The church is located at 10016 Concord Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Thanksgiving coordinator, Elaine Grice at 339-1415.

New cookbook at Mt. Olivet Christmas is coming and Mt. Olivet UMC has just completed a new 2014 cookbook with over 300 recipes and lots of helpful information for today's cook. Cost is $12 per cookbook. Call 629-4458 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to reserve your cookbook for Christmas delivery.

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.