Church News
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Back to School Service

Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold a Back to School Service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16. School supplies will be given to all youth present. End of Summer Cookout will follow the service. Everyone is welcome. For more information or directions, call Pastor Jeff Dulis at 259-9435 or 990-5498.

VBS at Christ Lutheran

The BSSP Program at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will host its summer Vacation Bible School program on Aug. 10-14, for mentally challenged youth and adults. The theme is Camp Discovery - Jesus at Work Through Us.
Students will learn that Jesus is our true north. Students will sing, pray and learn that Jesus provides the courage, wisdom and love we need to discover Gods plan and purpose for our lives, right now, right where we are.
A light dinner with be served daily from 6-6:30 p.m. Class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Bible stories will be told by a storyteller, along with puppets, music, games and crafts.
Join the fun and bring a friend. For more information, call Leona at 629-2770 or Donna at 629-4183.

VBS at Church of God

Church of God of Prophecy, 22699 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford; will hold Vacation Bible School on Aug. 10-12 from 6-8 p.m. for children ages 3-12. This years theme is Journey to the Manger. Each night the story will come to life with drama along with singing, crafts, recreation and snacks. For more information, call 629-7446.

Windsor to present musical worship

While Pastor Blair Hall is away from Asbury United Methodist Church, Tony Windsor will offer a musical worship special at the 9:15 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 2. This will be a return visit as the members of Asbury enjoyed Windsors previous presentation. All are welcome to the church which is located on Rt. 9, between the Hardscrabble light and Sussex Tech.

Vacation Bible School

Join the fun at Vacation Bible School, Noahs Ark, at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy in Laurel, Aug. 10-12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The church is located three miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line at 35864 Traci Dr., Laurel. For more information, contact TIna Phillips at 443-235-5494.

The Harvesters Quartet

Join us at Delmar First Baptist Churchat 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 for an evening of southern gospel music with The Harvesters Quartet from North Carolina. Known for their close harmony and friendliness, this group will present a program of uplifting and inspirational music. Admission is free but a love offering will be taken.
Refreshments will be served after the singing, so bring your friends and come join us for a night of great music and fellowship. For more information, call Russell Smart at 846-2253 or Sarah Webster at 875-5249.

The Anchormen in concert

The Anchormen will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 337 Tilghman Rd., Salisbury, Md. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call 410-749-1394 or 302-846-3985.

Fam Jam Family VBS

Laurel Wesleyan Church will hold Fam Jam Family VBS, Gettin Geared Up to GO!, Aug. 12-14 from 6-8 p.m. Register online at or call the office at 875-5380.
Wacky Water VBS Wrap Up will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16. There will be one family worship service followed by free food and water fun.

VBS at Christ Lutheran

Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford will hold Vacation Bible School, Camp Discovery, on Aug. 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children ages 2-12 are welcome. There will be Bible stories, music, crafts, games and snacks. For more information, call 629-9755.

Rainbows for Children, Griefshare

St. Johns United Methodist Church, 300 Pine St., Seaford, is offering Rainbows for Children, ages 9-14. This is a volunteer program which helps children cope with loss due to separation, divorce, death or deployment. Due to the nature of the program preregistration is required. The program will last 45 minutes for 13 weeks. Parents are invited to join us at the introductory season on Sunday, Sept. 13. Call 245-7012 or 629-9466 by Aug. 24, to register.
St. Johns is also offering Griefshare starting Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. This 90-minute program is a 13 week support group for people who are grieving the loss of someone close to them. Each Griefshare session includes a video, group discussion and workbook to assist with note taking. Since you do not have to attend sessions in order, you are welcome to begin attending Griefshare at any session. Topics include Living with Grief, Journey of Grief, Why, Stuck in Grief and Heaven. For more information, call 245-7012.

St. Stephens UM Church

Donations are needed for Operation We Care which sends supplies to troops overseas. Through August, bring packaged toilet paper. In September/October, bring pop-top cans of ravioli and spaghettios. For more information, see Brenda Morris or visit
Confirmation classes - Contact the church office at 846-9501.
Family Movie Night - State Street Park. Snowie will be there near 8 p.m. Popcorn and drinks while supplies last.
Join us on Sundays - 9 a.m. contemporary praise service; 10 a.m. Kidz and adult Sunday school classes; 11 a.m. traditional service and Kidz Church. The church is located at 101 E. State St., Delmar.

VBS at Bethel UMC

Bethel UMC of Oak Grove, located west of Seaford at 2381 Neals School Rd., will hold Vacation Bible School on Aug.3-7 from 6-7:30 p.m. for kids in Pre-K to fifth grade. Each night the children will learn about the Fruit of the Spirit through Bible stories, music, crafts, games and snacks. For more information and to register, call 629-6126.

VBS at St. Pauls UMC

St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold Vacation Bible School on Aug. 3-7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This years theme is Bible Blast to the Past. VBS is open for ages Pre-K through 6th grade. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information, call 875-2713 and ask for Miss Bee.

Summer services

The board of directors of Old Christ Church League welcomes you to summer services at Old Christ Church, Laurel, at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of August and September. Celebrant will be the Rev. Howard Backus. A free will offering will be taken for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church.

St. Johns UM Church to hold 15th annual school supply drive

St. Johns United Methodist Church in Seaford is holding its 15th annual school supplies drive. The drive started the first week in July and will run through Sunday, Aug. 16.
Last year nearly $7,000 in supplies were collected for needy Seaford students. We challenge everyone to come together for our kids because theyre out tomorrows leaders, said school drive coordinator Ruth Rhoades. Families in need of school supplies for children are encouraged to go to their schools guidance office to find out how to receive supplies from the drive. All the supplies collected by St. Johns stays in Seaford. The communities of Georgetown, Greenwood, Laurel, Delmar, and Bridgeville have there own school supply drives. St. Johns will pack up its supplies on Monday, Aug. 17.

BSchoolSupply- Shown is a display for the St. Johns United Methodist Churchs annual school supply drive. The drive is in its 15th year.