Church News
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Griefshare at St. John's Grieshare is being offered by St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 4-5:30 in the Wesley Lounge. Grief and Your Relationships will show how the death of a loved one affects friendships and how solitude is a blessing and a curse. If you are living in grief, we invite you to join us for this nondenominational journey, From Mourning to Joy. To register, call 629-9466. No children as childcare is not provided.

Rev. King to deliver sermon The Rev. Melinda Merkley King will preach at Seaford Presbyterian Church's Golden Anniversary Celebration Worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11. The daughter of Jack and Margaret Merkley, Rev. King grew up in Seaford. Melinda and her family attended Seaford Presbyterian Church where Melinda received a call to ministry. Melinda serves a church in North Carolina.

Flu Clinic offered Oct. 17 St. Paul's UMC Church in partnership with Rite Aid Pharmacy will host a Flu Clinic for the local community on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church in Laurel. Preregistration is required. Register by calling 934-8175, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or email When registering by email, include your name, phone, mailing address, date of birth, insurance carrier or ID# for Medicare or Medicaid patients. St. Paul's UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel.

St. Stephens events Donations are needed for Operation We Care which sends supplies to troops overseas. In October, please bring pop top cans of ravioli and spaghettios. See Brenda Morris for more information or visit Fall Festival - Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Camelot Hall next to the church on State Street, Delmar. Oyster fritters, homemade ice cream, soup, hot dogs, crafts for sale. Enjoy Kings Ambassadors and the Homeland Singers. Great day of family fun, food and singing. Social to honor Delmar firefighters - Sunday, Oct. 25, noon, Camelot Hall. Trunk or Treat - Saturday, Oct. 31 - Grove Street parking lot in the back of the church across from the post office in Delmar. Kids will get candy from the trunks of vehicles. Social to honor veterans - Sunday, Nov. 15 - Between the Praise Service and Traditional Service there will be a Coffee and Dessert Social to honor veterans in Camelot Hall. 3rd Annual Community Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony - Sunday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., State Street Park, Delmar. Singing, hot chocolate. See our tree light up the park with 7,000 lights. See your loved ones names on a banner. Buy a light to remember/honor your loved one. Community Carol Sing - Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m., Delmar Middle/High School auditorium, Everyone is invited to this event which is sponsored by local churches in Delmar. Please bring a canned good for the needy. All are welcome at St. Stephens for soup, sandwiches and cookies after caroling. No charge. Bus Trip - Bus Trip to Sight and Sound to see Miracle of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 19. Cost is $90 for adults, $50 for ages 3-12. Money is due by Oct. 15. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501. The Cantata - Sunday, Dec. 20, during Traditional Service from 11 a.m. - noon Christmas Eve Services - Thursday, Dec. 24, 7 & 11 p.m. New Year's Eve Dinner & Concert - Thursday, Dec. 31 - 5 p.m. - midnight with a watch service from 10:30 p.m. - midnight, Camelot Hall.

Human trafficking talk The Great Commission Women of Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford invite area women to hear Yolanda Schlabach, executive director of Zoe Ministries, speak about human trafficking in Delaware and how God has called her to fight this evil.

The talk, End Human Trafficking Now, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Admission is free.

Ryan & Friends 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 or by calling 800-965-9324. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Delmar Church of God Sandwich Sale The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy will hold a sandwich sale on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located on Route 13 North and Dorothy Road in Laurel, three miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line. The sale will feature oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad and more. There will also be baked goods, homemade ice cream, and soups. Yard sale space is available for $10 (call 443-235-5494). For more information, contact the church at 302-875-7824.

Cokesbury U.M. Church Homecoming Cokesbury United Methodist Church, located near Reliance, will hold its Homecoming on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Paster Scot McClymont, Director of the Young Peoples Ministry in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference and special music will be provided by Good News Tour. Dinner to follow.

Galestown Homecoming Celebration Galestown 160th Homecoming Celebration will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Marie Coulbourn. Guest gospel singers include Precious Memories Band, The Rocking Grannies and Randy Marine. A hot meal will be served at the Galestown Community House immediately after the service.

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.

Christ Lutheran, Thrivent Financial to hold chicken dinner fundraiser Christ Lutheran Church in conjunction with Thrivent Financial will be holding an Em-ings chicken dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. The event will also include live music by "Harvest Harmony" and a silent auction. The menu will feature half a barbecued chicken with unlimited sides, fresh buns, multiple desserts, tea, coffee, lemonade and bottled water. Sides include barbecued baked beans, macaroni and cheese, greed beans and a garden salad. The sot is $10 per person, payable at the door. Proceeds will benefit the "Christ Lutheran Church Food Shelf/Needy People Fund."