Church News
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Gospel Cafe The Gospel Cafe will be held at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Dinner by Marilyn's Catering will be held at 5 p.m. Dinner tickets are $10 each and include an entree, dessert and drink. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Teen Challenge. Come out, relax and enjoy the food, fun and fellowship. For more information and tickets, call Nancy at 875-5539.

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. on Sunday, Sept. 27. The Journey of Grief Part I will deal with goals to set during the long journey of grief. If you are living with grief we invited you to join us for the 13 week nondenominational journey from Mourning to Joy. Call 629-9466 to register. No children as childcare is not provided.

Homecoming at McColley's Chapel Homecoming at McColley's Chapel in Georgetown will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Pastor Maleia Rust with special guest singers, The Veasey Family and Joe Dawson. Refreshments and fellowship at Redden Community Hall following services. All are welcome.

Men's Day for Ross Point Church On Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m., Pastor Shirley Caldwell and Ross Point Freedom Church will celebrate its annual Men's Day. The preacher of the hour will be the Rev. Alfred Cannon of Citadel of Hope in Concord. The service will be held at the Church of God Saints in Christ at 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford. We invite everyone that can to join us; if you can't join us, please pray for us.

Ryan and Friends to appear Ryan & Friends (ventriloquist and comedian) will appear at Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Whether it's his laugh-crazed family show or his dynamic corporate gigs, there are two things Ryan's audiences have come to expect: a flawlessly clean show and sidesplitting comedy. Admission is $8 per person (ages 6 and up); ages 5 and under are free. Tickets must be purchased online at

Churches merge congregations Abundant Life Christian Church has joined services with Christ the Cornerstone Community Church located at the corner of Bethel and Seaford roads. Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor Rick Elzey has retired and Pastor Shawn Willey is the new pastor with a view towards growth and community service. A community gathering - Family Movie Night - will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. The movie Do You Believe will be shown and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Homecoming at Providence UM Providence United Methodist Church located at 24969 Shortly Rd., Georgetown, will hold a Homecoming service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Guest speaker will be retired Methodist minister Wayne Grier.

Special music will be presented by gospel singers Jerry and Jeannie Jones. A covered dish dinner will follow the service. For more information, call 856-6178 or 542-6171.

Hymn Sing St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel invites the community to this month's Hymn Sing featuring The Watson's at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. Greg and Teresa Watson are talented singers, musicians and songwriters who have worked professionally and recorded in Nashville, Tenn. Over the years, the couple has worked with many well-known artists. Come enjoy their unique blend of bluegrass/country gospel singing. A love offering will be taken to benefit their music ministry.

Food pantry benefit luncheon Sailors Bethel UM Church in Bethel will hold a luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Bethel Community House and Town Hall Building located at 7769 Main St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The town and church hope to help Social Services in Laurel fill their food pantry for the coming holidays. Come join us for lunch and bring a canned food item. Lunch consists of cream of crab and vegetable beef soup, chicken salad or tavern ham and cheese sandwiches and cupcakes. Everyone is invited to come help us help others.

Events at St. Stephen's UMC The following events will take place at St. Stephen's UMC in Delmar. Saturday, Oct. 17 - Fall Festival - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Camelot Hall. Join us for a great day of family fun, food and singing. There will be oyster fritters, homemade ice cream, soups, hot dogs and crafts for sale. The Kings Ambassadors and the Home Land Singers will perform. Sunday, Nov. 29 - 3rd Annual Community Love Light Tree, Lighting Ceremony, 6 p.m., State Street Park, Delmar. Buy a light to remember a loved one. Come out and see the tree light up the park with 7,000 lights. See your loved ones' names on our banner. Singing and hot chocolate. Buy a light and remember a loved one. Saturday, Dec. 19 - Bus Trip to Sight and Sound to see Miracle of Christmas. Cost is $90 for adults and $50 for ages 3-12. All money due by Oct. 15. Make checks payable to Dawn Turner. Donations are needed for Operation We Care which sends supplies to troops overseas. In September and October, please bring pop-top cans of ravioli and spaghettios. See Brenda Morris for more information or visit

Gospel music at Park Lane On Saturday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m., Park Lane Church of God in Federalsburg, Md. will welcome the following gospel singers: The Joy Boyz, Nashville, Tenn.; Brooklyn All Stars, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Preacher Pap -n- The Gospel Invisibles, Newark, N.J.; Gospel Souls, Federalsburg; Carolyn Veney Spence, Baltimore, Md.; and Gospel Deliverers, Cambridge, Md. Tickets are $25 and $12 for kids ages 12 and under. For ticket information, contact Melvin Robinson at 443-239-1420 or Sister Paris Twyman at 410-754-9135 or 410-463-5783.