Church News
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Christmas events at Concord UMC Concord United Methodist Church in Seaford invites the public to attend the following events and share in the joy of the holiday season. Sunday, Dec. 7 - 9 a.m. worship service with communion Wednesday, Dec. 10 & Wednesday, Dec. 17 - 7 p.m. Advent Bible Study Saturday, Dec. 13 - 1 p.m. Christmas Caroling Sunday, Dec. 21 - 6:30 p.m. Christmas Program featuring church youth and choir Wednesday, Dec. 24 - 9 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Communion Upcoming event - Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 - 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fundraiser - Homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts for sale and a yard sale The church is located on Rt. 20A, east of Sussex Highway at 25322 Church Road. For more information, call 628-8114.

Cookbooks for sale Todds Chapel UMC in Greenwood has church cookbooks for sale, $12 per copy. For more information, call Monica Smith at 349-4609.

Christmas at Laurel Wesleyan Laurel Wesleyan Church welcomes you this Christmas season. Sunday, Dec. 14 - Jingle Jam Family Event - 9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 - Children's Christmas Choir - 9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Candlelight Christmas Eve Service - 6 p.m. Laurel Wesleyan is located at 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel. Call the office at 875-5380 or visit for more information.

Gospel Cafe 'Country Christmas' Join us at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel for the Gospel Cafe, "Country Christmas," at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dinner by Marilyn's Catering begins at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Contact Nancy at 875-5539 for tickets for dinner and more information. Gospel Cafe is non-denominational.

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, Nov. 30, we will discuss The Uniqueness of Grief Part 1. We will explore the causes of and how personal responses to your loved one's death affect your grief. For more information, call 629-9466. No children as childcare is not offered.

Watch the parade at Mt. Olivet Come and see who will be visiting Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church during the Seaford Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6. The best seat will be just outside the church's doors. Enjoy some free hot chocolate and cookies while you wait. For more information about Mt. Olivet UM Church, located at 315 High St., Seaford, call Jim Sipes at 629-4458 or visit The annual Seaford Christmas Parade will start at 7 p.m. at Nylon Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue in Seaford.

Meet the new Young Life leader Help celebrate our successes over the past year and meet our new Young Life (YL) leader, Jake, on Monday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. John's Church in Seaford. RSVP at or leave a message at 629-4808.

Hat, Scarf, Mitten Drive Don's Tree Farm in association with Georgetown Presbyterian Church is collecting new hats, scarves and mittens for local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and other local charities. Items may be dropped off at Don's Tree Farm, 6396 Hickman Rd., Greenwood or at Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 203 North Bedford St., Georgetown. For more information, call 349-0555.

Advent, Christmas at St. Luke's St. Luke's Episcopal Church, on Front Street in Seaford, announces its schedule for Advent and Christmas. Advent, the season to listen and reflect, begins Nov. 30, with the following special services and programs:
  • Advent in Worship - Sundays, 9 a.m., Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21
  • Listen and Reflect - Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3, 10 and 17

  • Christmas Eve Celebration - Wednesday, Dec. 24, 8 p.m.
  • Christmas Morning - Dec. 25, 9 a.m.
This Advent, the Wednesday evening program will start with a light meal of soup and bread at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, followed by a Listen and Reflect meditation at 7 p.m. led by Pastor Marianne Ell. For more information, call the church office at 629-7979 or visit

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.

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. 27, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.