Church News
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Chicken and Dumpling Dinner The Woodland United Methodist Church Chicken and Dumpling dinner scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, has been cancelled due to forecasted inclement weather. The next scheduled dinner is Saturday, March 21.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night will be held on Friday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Rd., Laurel. Join us for Jesus Party Night with the singing group The Veasey Family from Millsboro and Bev and Merv Lowman plus many more singers. This will be a full night of gospel and praising. Free admission and snacks. Sponsored by Compassionate Shepherd Ministries. Coming in March is The Island Boys concert. A love offering will be taken for our many local outreach programs. For more information, call 875-2115.

Pilgrimage Tour meeting On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22, at 5, there will be an information meeting at Centenary United Methodist Church (200 W. Market St., Laurel) regarding an ecumenical Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour for churches in Laurel and the surrounding area. This will be an 11-day tour from Jan. 25 through Feb. 4, 2016, which includes international airfare, first class tour bus and hotel accommodations, a licensed tour guide, all entrance fees and more. All pastors, members and friends of all churches are invited to attend this meeting (which should not last more than an hour), that will provide information about the tour and an opportunity to ask questions. For more information, contact the Rev. Joe Burris, Centenary UM Church, at 875-3983 or email

AUCE Spaghetti Dinner An AUCE Spaghetti Dinner will be held at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. Dinner includes salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink.

Events at St. Stephens UMC The following events will be held at St. Stephens UMC in Delmar. For more information, contact the church at 302-846-9501. Sunday, Feb. 22 - After Church Social, Camelot Hall, noon. Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 8, 10 a.m. - Revival Weekend Saturday, March 15, 2 p.m., Camelot Hall - Tupperware Party Saturday, March 21, 4-7 p.m., $12 for adults/$6 for kids/3 and under are free - Chicken and Crust Dinner Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday - After Church Social, noon.

Seaford Ecumenical Services Seaford Ecumenical Services - Wednesdays at noon during Lent - Come and prepare for Easter with us! Worship begins at noon, ending at 12:25, lunch goes until 1 (or longer for those who do not need to get back to the office). This is a wonderful time of Lenten worship and fellowship with friends from other churches. Feb. 25 - Gethsemane UMC, 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd., Seaford, 629-2862 March 4 - Seaford Presbyterian, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford, 629-9077 March 11 - St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Front and Poplar St., Seaford, 629-7979 March 18 - Wesley UMC, 22025 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, 542-5774 March 25 - Our Lady of Lourdes RCC, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford, 629-3591.

Rainbows for Children St. John's United Methodist Church, located at 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, will be offering Rainbows for Children starting March 1 in the Wesley Lounge.

This is a 13 week volunteer program to assist children coping with loss due to divorce, death, deployment or separation. Due to the nature of the program, preregistration is required at 629-9466. Children ages 5-8 and parents are invited to join the church for an introductory 30 to 40 minute session.

Spaghetti Dinner Christ United Methodist Church Youth Group will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22. Cost is $10 per ticket.

Events at St. John's UMC The following events will be held at St. John's UMC in Delmar. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501. February (events will be held in Camelot Hall) Sunday, Feb. 22 - After Church Social hosted by the trustees, noon (tickets will be sold at the door or call 846-9501.) March Revival Weekend - Saturday, March 7 - 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 - 10 a.m. Tupperware Party - Saturday, March 15 - 2 p.m., Camelot Hall Chicken and Crust Dinner - Saturday, March 21, 4-7 p.m., $12 for adults, $6 for kids, ages 3 and under are free Palm Sunday, Sunday, March 29 - After Church Social April Maundy Thursday, April 2 - 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 3 - 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 5 After Church Social - Sunday, April 26

'Journey Through Grief' workshop Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, will hold a "Journey Through Grief" workshop sponsored by the church's Caring Congregation Committee on Thursday evening, Feb. 26, in the Fellowship Hall. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a soup and sandwich dinner followed by the workshop at 5:45. Guest speaker will be Midge DiNatale, B.A., GC-C from Hospice in Milford. The event is free and open to anyone who is struggling or continuing to struggle with the loss of a loved one. Pre-registration is not required but would be appreciated so that planning can be made for meal and materials. For more information or to register, call the church office at 337-7409, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nichols family in concert The Nichols sisters and family will be in concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at John Wesley UMC on 9509 Athol Rd., Mardela Springs, Md.

'Paint it Forward' An Aftershock Mission Trip Fundraiser will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at Gethsemane UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Cost is $30 and includes canvas and use of paint and brushes. The painting is called 'Branching Out.' Recommended ages are 10 and up. Register online at Pay online with registration through PayPal or check/cash by March 16.

Bus Trip to NYC St. Stephens UMC is offering a bus trip to NYC on Saturday, May 16. Cost is $45 per person which covers the bus, tip to driver and a small donation to the church. Money and signed waiver are due to the church office by Sunday, April 12. The bus will depart Walmart, North Salisbury, at 5:30 a.m., arrive in NYC around 10:30 a.m. and depart NYC at 7 p.m. The bus will drop off and pick up in Times Square near 51st and Broadway.