Church News
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Beef and Dumplings Dinner Concord United Methodist Church will hold a Beef and Dumplings Dinner on Saturday, March 19, from 5-6:30 p.m., at the Community House. Menu includes beef & dumplings, homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, handmade cole slaw, applesauce, rolls & butter, beverages, and assorted cakes for dessert. Cost is $12 per person or $6 for children under 12; pay at the door. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., just off Concord Rd (Rt. 20E) near Seaford. For more information, call 629-7706.

Chicken -n- Dumplings Dinner Christ United Methodist Church's Men of Faith will hold an all-you-can-eat Chicken -n-Dumpling fundraiser dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the church located at 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Dinner platters will include chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, rolls, and a dessert. Dinners also include a beverage (coffee, tea or water). Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children. Children 6 and under eat free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Guests can eat-in or carry-out. Pick-ups will be available beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. Large carry-out orders (six or more) can be picked up prior to 2 p.m. and should be placed in advance by calling the church office at 875-4233. Large orders should be placed by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 10. For tickets or more information, call Frank at 443-859-2334 or Clint at 443-880-2917. All proceeds benefit Christ United Methodist Church and its missions serving the greater Laurel community.

Programs at St. John's UMC Griefshare will be offered at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, on Sunday, March 13 from 4-5:30 p.m., in the Wesley Lounge. The Challenges of Grief will present the overlooked yet common effects grief has on the mind, body and spirit. If you are living with grief, we invite you to join us for the 13 week journey, From Mourning to Joy. To register, call 629-9466 or just come. No children as childcare is not offered. St. John's is offering Surviving the Holidays on Sunday, March 20 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., in the Wesley Lounge. Holidays can include any special day which produces a sadness when we have to face the day without that special someone. We will help you to develop a plan for these special days to make it easier to cope. To register, call 629-9466 so we can have a workbook for everyone. The seminar is free. No children as childcare is not offered.

Spaghetti Dinner Snethen UMC, Rt. 54 West, Mardela Springs, Md., will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18. Adults are $8; children 12 & under are $3. Includes beverage, salad, bread, spaghetti and dessert. Contact Gail Phillips at 846-3641 for more information.

Events at Bethel UMC Youth Sunday, March 13 - The community is invited to Youth Sunday at Bethel United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Bethel's youth will lead worship as musicians, worship leaders, and through videos they have prepared. Buck Shockley, a senior at Delmarva Christian High School, will bring the message. All are welcome.

Holy Week Schedule Palm Sunday, March 20: Services at 8, 9:15 and 11 a.m. At 9:15, King's Kids will sing, at 11 a.m. the Chancel Choir will sing. Holy Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m.: Bethel's Youth Music Ministry, YM2, and a Reader's Theatre featuring both youth and adults will highlight worship. The drama, "His Witnesses," is located in a courtroom where God is interrogating the witnesses to Jesus' final hours in the Upper Room, at Gethsemane, at Calvary, and at the tomb. The service will also include Holy Communion. Celebrate Easter, March 27: Services at 8, 9:15, and 11 a.m. - All creation praises God on Easter morning in celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus from the grave. Join with us as we worship and praise God together.

Bethel Worship Center Spring Festival The Bethel Worship Center Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, March 12. Admission is free. Dinner, which will be served at 4:30 p.m. for a small fee, includes hot dog platters, hamburger platters, desserts and drinks. There will be a baked goods auction and music will be provided by the Cross Country Band from 6-9 p.m. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Bethel Worship Center Building Fund. The church is located at 26648 Sussex Hwy., Seaford. Everyone is welcome.

'The Meaning of the Manger' Laurel Wesleyan Church presents "The Meaning of the Manger," on Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. See how the manger, the cross, and the resurrection changes everything. The church is located at 30186 Seaford Rd., Alt. 13, in Laurel. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit Nursery will be available.

Community Men's Prayer Breakfast Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, will hold a Community Men's Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. Special guest will be Major Jason Waters, US Army. Everyone is welcome including women and children. Free breakfast. For more information, contact Robert Brown at 212-9784.

Revival on March 19 The Salvation Army located on Rt. 13, Seaford, will hold a Revival on Saturday, March 19 from 1-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 262-0481.

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. 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

Delmar Kiwanis Club to sponsor sunrise service The annual Delmar Kiwanis sunrise service will be held at the Francis E. Nunvar football field, located at the Delmar Middle and SeniorHigh School, starting at 7 a.m. with Reverend Michael Rittenhouse conducting the service along with other local clergy.

Sister to Sister Gathering to be held at St. John's United Methodist Church The Sister to Sister Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 16 at St. John;s United Methodist Church at 300 N. Pine Street in Seaford. Check-in will be from 9:30-10 a.m., the program will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and a catered luncheon will be served from noon-1:30 p.m. The speaker will by Speaker Rev. Kari Jones, co-pastor of Connection Community Church in Middletown. The theme is The Imperfect Women in Jesus' Family Tree Who Inspire Us to Do God's Perfect Work. The registration fee is $8 with registration ending April 4. For more information, call 302-629-9466.

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.

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.

Lent Worship and Lunch Community Lent Worship and Lunch is held on Wednesdays at noon. Everyone is welcome. 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.

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.