Church News
Thursday, August 04, 2016
 
Free Soup Social Laurel Community Free Soup Social (formerly Christ United Methodist Church Free Soup Social), will be held each Tuesday evening, beginning Sept. 6, at Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Open Mic Christian Night Join us for Open Mic Christian Night - Hula Hawaii Night - on Friday, Aug. 5 from 7-9 p.m. at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 Sussex Hwy. (across from the Laurel Food Lion in the large gray building). This is always a super fun praise night with a lot of audience participation. Don't forget to wear your Hawaiian shirt. Special guests include Skinny Elvis and Huge Hula Huck. Admission and snacks are free and a love offering will be taken. Come sing for us and enjoy a night of uplifting praise music and friendship at our new, larger location. For more information, call 430-4613.

Community Prayer Breakfast Church of God and Saints of Christ will hold a free Community Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the church's dining hall located at 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford. Everyone is welcome to join us as we praise the Lord together.

St. Stephens events Join us for the following events at St. Stephens UMC, 101 E. State St., Delmar. For more information about any of the events below, contact the church office at 846-9501 or visit www.ststephensumc.com or on Facebook at delmarststephens. Sunday services - Join us on Sundays - 9 a.m. - Contemporary Praise Service; 10 a.m. - KIDZ & Adult Sunday school classes; 11 a.m. - Traditional Service & KIDZ Church Fundraiser for our Youth at St. Stephens - Tuesday, Aug. 23 - Delmar Pizza, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 15 - Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Good food, great music, great family fun day. Bus Trip - St. Stephens is hosting a bus trip - a day on your own in New York City - on Saturday, Oct. 1. Cost is $45 per person. The bus will leave at 5:30 a.m. from WalMart in Salisbury, Md. Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit www.operationwecare.org.

Blessing of the Animals Bring your pets (on leash or in crate, please) to Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy. (next to Woodland Mills Apartments), at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, for a special blessing! Treats for pets and their owners. No need to be Presbyterian. Call 629-9077 for information.

Annual Clothing Giveaway Annual Clothing Giveaway will be held at the Laurel Church of Christ, 1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 20. Free clothing for infants through adults. Household items such as sheets and linens, towels and blankets. For questions or more information, call 875-7748.

Prayer for our schools program A special outreach program of the National Day of Prayer Task Force Committee for the Greenwood area announces a Celebration of Prayer for Our Schools at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Greenwood United Methodist Church. Pastor Doug Harbaugh of Greenwood UMC will be the keynote speaker. Area coordinator is Dr. Michaele Russell, Dept. of DE VFW Auxiliary chaplain and secretary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478. During the event, area ministers will offer prayers for our schools for the upcoming school year and provide music. A free will offering will be taken for the Food for Back Pack Ministry sponsored by Greenwood UMC. Checks may be made payable to: Greenwood UMC and earmarked "Food for Back Packs." A fellowship hour will immediately follow the service.

The public is invited to attend. To participate in the event, area ministers are asked to contact Dr. Russell at 349-4220.

VBS at Blades UMC Blades United Methodist Church, 306 S. Market St., Blades, will have Vacation Bible School, "Bible Blast to the Past," on Aug. 8-12 from 6-8 p.m. Kids ages three through 12 are invited to participate in Bible-learning activities, songs and games, and enjoy yummy treats. For more information, contact Pastor Blair at 497-3069. Register online at bladesumc.org/vbs2016/.

VBS for Mentally Challenged The BSSP program at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley Street in Seaford, will host its summer Vacation Bible School program on Aug. 8-12 for mentally challenged youth and adults. The theme is "Barnyard Roundup- Jesus Gathers Us Together". At "Barnyard Roundup" we will learn that Jesus, our Savior, cares, proves, leads and forgives us! Students will sing, pray, and learn through five farm-tastic Bible accounts that teach us how God is with us, provides for all our needs, and protects us now and forever!

A light dinner will be served from 6-6:30 p.m. Class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Bible stories will be told by a storyteller, along with puppets, music, games, and crafts. Come join the fun and bring a friend. For more information, call Leona at 629-2770 or Donna at 629-4183.

Clothing giveaway at Laurel Church of Christ A clothing giveaway will take place at the Laurel Church of Christ (1010 S. Central Avenue in Laurel) on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be free clothing for infants through adults as well as household linens such as sheets, towels, and blankets. For questions or information, call 302-875-7748.

Faithcraft Family VBS Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd., Alt. 13, Laurel, will have a Family Style VBS experience from 5:30-8 p.m., Aug. 17-19. Nightly dinner until 6:15, worship, games, crafts, and the Word of God. A parent or guardian must be present with your children. Register at www.laurelwesleyan.org or call the office at 875-5380.

EHM seeks support for events Everlasting Hope Ministries (EHM) seeks support for its 23rd Annual Anti-Alcohol & Drug Tent Services on Aug. 16-18 & 21 and its Annual Community Anti-Drug March on Saturday, Aug. 20. Tent services will take place at 7 nightly and 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday and will feature many area ministers. The march will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Everlasting Hope Ministries (EHM) was established in 1993 to help individuals who have fallen prey to drug and alcohol addictions. In addition to these annual events, EHM provides transportation, job searches, mentoring, and housing which includes Tony's House, a temporary shelter for individuals in transition back into the community. Everlasting Hope Ministries would like to provide a variety of items - health care products, toiletries, educational literature, t-shirts with positive healthy messages, etc. - for free to event attendees. Funds are also needed to purchase food for both events. The Anti-Drug Rally & March, "It's Time to Move," starts and ends at 10 Booker St., Georgetown, and features special characters, entertainment, food, music and games at no cost. Between 400 to 500 marchers are expected to participate. Donations to underwrite the costs of these activities are welcome and greatly appreciated. Your tax deductible donation will be used solely to purchase materials and supplies to promote the group's anti-drug message. Checks should be made payable to Everlasting Hope Ministries. For more information, contact the Rev. Anthony "Tony" Neal, director of Everlasting Hope Ministries, at 302-381-3711 or 302-854-6692.

EHM seeks support for events Everlasting Hope Ministries (EHM) seeks support for its 23rd Annual Anti-Alcohol & Drug Tent Services on Aug. 16-18 & 21 and its Annual Community Anti-Drug March on Saturday, Aug. 20. Tent services will take place at 7 nightly and 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday and will feature many area ministers. The march will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Everlasting Hope Ministries (EHM) was established in 1993 to help individuals who have fallen prey to drug and alcohol addictions. In addition to these annual events, EHM provides transportation, job searches, mentoring, and housing which includes Tony's House, a temporary shelter for individuals in transition back into the community. Everlasting Hope Ministries would like to provide a variety of items - health care products, toiletries, educational literature, t-shirts with positive healthy messages, etc. - for free to event attendees. Funds are also needed to purchase food for both events. The Anti-Drug Rally & March, "It's Time to Move," starts and ends at 10 Booker St., Georgetown, and features special characters, entertainment, food, music and games at no cost. Between 400 to 500 marchers are expected to participate. Donations to underwrite the costs of these activities are welcome and greatly appreciated. Your tax deductible donation will be used solely to purchase materials and supplies to promote the group's anti-drug message. Checks should be made payable to Everlasting Hope Ministries. For more information, contact the Rev. Anthony "Tony" Neal, director of Everlasting Hope Ministries, at 302-381-3711 or 302-854-6692.

Hospice support group The Monthly Milford Support Group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Delaware Hospice Center. This month's topic is "Healing After the Loss of a Spouse/Life Partner." This support group provides an opportunity to share your loss with others who are going through similar circumstances and learning ways to cope with grief. To register or for more information about other Delaware Hospice support groups, contact Sondra Satterfield at 302-678-4444 or ssatterfield@delawarehospice.org.