Church News
Thursday, February 25, 2016
100 Men in Black Come celebrate with the Men of Mt. Calvary at 100 Men in Black at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, as part of the church's Men's Day 2016 Celebration. Guest choir will be Stormy Weather, Storm Shelter Ministry, Laurel and selections from the Men of Mt. Calvary. Mt. Calvary AME Church is located at 25206 School Rd., Seaford.

Griefshare at St. John's Griefshare will be offered at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Lounge on Sunday, March 13. The Challenges of Grief will present the overlooked yet common effects that grief has on the mind, body and spirit. If you are living with grief we invite 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.

St. Stephens events Join us for the following events at St. Stephens UMC, 101 E. State St., Delmar. For more information, contact the church office at 846-9501 or visit Saturday, March 19 - Chicken and Crust, 4-7 p.m. Adults - $12, kids - $6, ages 3 and under - free. Carry-outs available. Sunday, March 20 - Cantata, 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24 - Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. Friday, March 25 - Good Friday Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 27 - Easter Sunday Services - 7 a.m. - Sunrise Service; 9 a.m. - Praise Service; 10 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt; 11 a.m. - Traditional Service Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit

Passover Meal and Service Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will hold a traditional Passover Meal and Service at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend, however, donations are welcomed to help cover the purchase of foods and items needed. Reservations are required for planning and purchasing and can be done by calling the church office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 302-337-7409. Join us as we celebrate and remember the Passover night when God rescued the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt.

Women's Day Observance Union United Methodist Church, 1203 Pine St., Delmar, will observe Women's Day on Sunday, March 13. The Rev. Greta Belote will be the messenger for the 9 a.m. service and the Rev. Tamela will be the messenger for the 3:30 p.m. service. A fellowship meal will be served from noon to 2:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jackie Kimball at 410-749-9511.

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner Centenary UMC in Laurel will have an "All You Can Eat" Chicken and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, March 5 from 4-6:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids ages 5 and under.

Gospel Cafe The Gospel Cafe will celebrate its 11th anniversary on Saturday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at Christ Evangelistic Church, Camp Road, Laurel. Dinner, which will be catered by My Turn to Cook, begins at 5 p.m. Contact Nancy for tickets which are $10 each. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Nancy at 875-5539. Gospel Cafe is nondenominational.

Hymn Sing at St. Paul's St. Paul's UMC Church in Laurel invites the community to its first Hymn Sing for the 2016 season at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28. The Hymn Sing will feature The Homeland Singers from Salisbury, Md.

Their tight family harmony and deep Southern gospel sound are inspirational and uplifting. A love offering will be taken to benefit their ministry. Please note the following changes: a new time - 6 p.m. and refreshments will be desserts only. St. Paul's UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., (off Rt. 13) Laurel.

Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner Bethel United Methodist Church at Oak Grove will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner on Saturday, March 12 from 4-6 p.m. The menu includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, rolls, apple butter, apple crisp and beverage for $10. Take-outs will be available. Inclement weather date is Saturday, March 19. The church is located west of Seaford at 2381 Neals School Rd. Call 410-479-3205 for tickets.

Dedication Service Compassionate Shepherd Ministries will conduct a dedication service at their new location in Laurel on Sunday, Feb. 28, during the 11 a.m. worship service. There will be special music and Pastor Dr. Robert E. Douglas Jr. will deliver the message. A light luncheon will be served after the service. The church is now located at 10771 N. Plaza Rd., Laurel, across from the Food Lion Shopping Plaza on U.S. 13.

Lent Worship and Lunch Community Lent Worship and Lunch is held on Wednesdays at noon. Everyone is welcome. March 2 - Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford March 9 - Wesley UMC, 22025 Atlanta Rd., Seaford March 16 - Gethsemane UMC, West Stein Highway and Woodland Ferry Road, Seaford

Women's Day at Faith UMC Women's Day sponsored by the United Methodist Women will be held at Faith United Methodist Church located at 19940 Church St., Rehoboth, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Tesha Miller from Macedonia A.M.E. Church & Choir in Seaford. The theme is "My help comes from the Lord." An early meal will be served at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Dilinda S.J. Bonville-Deshields at 302-381-5616.

Service rescheduled The memorial service for Allan Johnson Sr. has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 27, at noon, at the Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy. Annual Fashion Show The Sussex Community Gospel Mass Choir Annual Fashion Show will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 at Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under. For more information, contact Grace Mills at 337-3688 or Betty Murray at 337-8975.

'Surviving the Holidays' seminar St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford will host "Surviving the Holidays" from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, in the Wesley Lounge. Holidays can include any special day in our memory which produce a sadness when we have to face the day without that special someone. We will help you develop a plan for these special days to make it easier to cope. To register, call 629-9466 so we can plan a workbook for each attendee. The seminar is free. No children or childcare.

Homemade Easter Eggs Homemade Easter Eggs are available through Christ Lutheran Church. Eggs are still $3.50 each and are available in peanut butter, butter cream, and coconut cream. To order, call 629-9755 or 629-3106.