Church News
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Christmas Reunion Night Compassionate Shepherd Ministries presents Open Mic Christian Night hosted by Skinny Elvis on Friday, Dec. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at The Lighthouse Church in Laurel. Gifts, prizes, giveaways, Christmas music and new singers. Join us for a full night of gospel music and praising. Free admission and snacks. A love offering will be taken. This is the last event until April. For more information, call 875-2115.

Christmas at All Saints' Join us in our celebrations this holy season at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 100 N. Tenth St., Delmar. Everyone is welcome. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 7 p.m. - Holy Eucharist with carols, candlelight Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 8 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Sunday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m. - The First Sunday after Christmas Day: Holy Eucharist Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, 10 a.m. - Service of Lessons and Carols

Christmas Musical Delmar First Baptist Church (FBCD), Delmar, Md., will have a special time of Christmas music at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20. Music will be provided by FBCD soloists and duets, as well as by the FBCD choir. Join us and share the wonderful news of God's birth - the real reason for Christmas. For more information about this special time of music, call Sarah Webster at 875-5249.

Christmas Candelight Service Seaford Nazarene Church will hold a Christmas Candelight Service on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Come and bring the family. All are welcome. Come worship the King.

Music at St. Paul's St. Paul's UMC Church in Laurel invites the community to a night of music on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. Join us for "Sounds of the Season" featuring Thom Slaughter of Second Wind Ministries. We invite you to unwind, rest and reflect after the noise, rush and stress of the Christmas holiday. A love offering will be taken to benefit Thom's ministry. Please note, we will not serve refreshments afterwards.

St. Stephens events Join us for the following events at St. Stephens UMC in Delmar. For confirmation classes, contact the church office at 846-9501. Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit Bus Trip - Bus Trip to Sight and Sound to see Miracle of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 19. 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.

Christmas at St. Luke's St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Front Street, Seaford, will hold the following special services and programs for Christmas: Christmas Eve Celebration - Thursday, Dec. 24, 8 p.m. Lessons and Carols - Sunday, Jan. 3, 9 a.m. St. Luke's celebrates the Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Marianne Ell. For more information, call the church office at 629-7979 or visit

Presbyterian Advent Join us for the following events at Seaford Presbyterian Church located at 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford. Christmas Sunday Celebration - Dec. 20, 10 a.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion - Dec. 24, 6 p.m.

Candlelight Service Bethel Worship Center located at 26648 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, will hold a candlelight service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20. Come and be blessed. For more information, contact Lisa Caudill at 519-3635.

Candlelight Service A Christmas candlelight service of lessons and carols will be held at Todds Chapel UMC on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 102 Todds Chapel Rd., Greenwood. All are invited to attend.

Coat Closet Christian Church of Seaford's Coat Closet will be open the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. The church is located across from Harley Davidson, 22581 Sussex Hwy., Seaford.

'Longest Night' service Christmas can be a difficult time. The constant refrain about the happiness of the season, about getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. The days grow shorter and we need encouragement. For these reasons, Providence United Methodist Church is offering a "Longest Night" service at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. The church is located on Shortly Road in Georgetown. Join us in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture, and music that acknowledge that God's presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle - and that God's Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone is welcome. The short service will be followed by a brief time for light refreshments and fellowship. Contact Pastor Walt Reeves at 945-7262 if you have any questions.

Christmas services at Felton Viola Felton Viola United Methodist Church will host several services for Christmas at 101 E. Main St., Felton. Blue Christmas Service - Monday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. - For those who find the holidays difficult, this service acknowledges that difficulty and brings hope. Christmas Eve Services - Friday, Dec. 25, 8 p.m. - Felton-Viola Christmas Play, "Christmas for the Not-So-Special Animals" and 10 p.m. - Traditional Christmas Service - Christmas Carols and Candlelight For more information, call 284-3590.

Community Prayer Breakfast Church of God and Saints of Christ will hold a Community Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. Everyone is welcome. Breakfast is free. The church is located at 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford. If you can't attend, please pray with us. For more information, call Robert Brown at 248-5647.

Gospel Concert and Lasagna Dinner The Homeland Singers will sing in the new year with its Annual Gospel Concert and Lasagna Dinner on New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. Singers include Jack Andrews, Triple Praise and The Homeland Singers and guest. The menu includes dinner, salad, drinks, desserts and coffee.

Father Daughter Dance Mount Olivet's annual Father Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Seaford High School. Tickets are available for purchase at Posey Palace and on The Bridge's website. Tickets are $10 prior to Dec. 25 and $15 after. Get your tickets early as the event has sold out in previous years.