Church News
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Gospel, Caroling Extravaganza

John Wesley United Methodist Church, 804 3rd St., Seaford, invites you to attend a Gospel and Caroling Musical Extravaganza at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. Light refreshments will follow.

Christmas at Laurel Wesleyan

Laurel Wesleyan Church will hold the following Christmas services:
Christmas Eve candlelight service, 6 p.m.
Christmas Day, one service, 10:45 a.m.
New Year's Day, one service, 10:45 a.m.

Open Mic Christian Night

Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Rd., Laurel, presents Open Mic Christian Night - a Hee Haw Christmas Celebration - on Friday, Dec. 16, from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy all of your Hee Haw favorites: Buck Owens, Stringbean, LuLu, Grandpa, special guest Kenny Rogers and more.
Plenty of Christmas and Gospel music to go around along with a few laughs. Christmas presents to be given away. Get into the holiday spirit at this gala event.
Admission and snacks are always free and a love offering will be taken. Come and enjoy a night of uplifting praise music and friendship. This is the last event until spring. For more information, call 430-4613.

No Gospel Songfest

There will be no Solid Rock Gospel Songfest on Saturday, Dec. 17, for the month of December, due to the Christmas holidays.

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 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
Sunday, Dec. 18 - Cantata at St. Stephens UMC, 11 a.m. service
Saturday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Services, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Dinner and Concert - An evening with the Homeland Singers and Friends, dinner and then a concert at Camelot Hall, 5 p.m. to midnight.
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 - Connecting with Him - A Bible study for college students and young adults, 10 a.m., Camelot Hall. This Bible study was originally planned for December.
Saturday, Jan. 7, Sunday, Jan. 8; Saturday, Jan. 14, Sunday, Jan. 15 - Railroad Cafe, Model Railroad. Saturdays - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 15 - Beef and Dumpling Dinner, Delmar VFW, 12:30-4 p.m. All-you-can-eat with a silent auction.
Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit

Country Christmas Celebration

Join us at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, for a Country Christmas Celebration at Wheatley Methodist Church - an old country church - to celebrate Jesus's birth. We will read scriptures and listen to God's word, sing old fashioned Christmas carols, remember our military, and share in Christ's Birthday Supper - a potluck after the service.
The church will be open on Christmas Eve from 4:30 to 10 p.m., for those who desire a moment of private reflection and prayer.
Wheatley Church, founded in 1784, is beginning its 233rd year of continuous service. Join us for worship services on the first, third and fifth Sundays at 9:30 a.m. The church is located on Wheatley Church Road in Galestown, Md.

Longest Night Service

Christmas can be a painful time. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches 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 anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation - all of these can make us feel very alone. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are not alone and we need encouragement to live the days ahead of us.
For these reasons, Providence United Methodist Church, 24969 Shortly Rd., Georgetown, offers a special 'Longest Night' service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22.
Come out and join with 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, regardless of church background or lack of it, is welcome.
The short service will be followed by a brief time for light refreshments and fellowship.
Everyone is also invited to attend our Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and our Christmas Day service on Dec. 25 at 9:45 a.m. Contact Pastor Walt Reeves at 302-945-7262 for more information.

Sailors Bethel UM Christmas Eve service

Come join Sailors Bethel U.M. church in Bethel for its annual Christmas Eve candle light service at 11 p.m. It will be filled with scripture readings and lots of carols followed by the way from darkness to the light of the Baby Jesus. Be filled with love on this Holy Night. Bring the whole family.

Christmas at All Saints'

Everyone is welcome to join us in our celebrations this holy season at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 100 N. Tenth St., Delmar.
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 7 p.m.: Holy Eucharist with carols and candlelight
Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, 8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, 10 a.m.: Service of Lessons and Carols

Christmas Services

Enjoy Christmas services with the Laurel United Methodist Charge.
Children's Christmas Program - Friday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m., King's UMC, 34526 Gordy Rd., Laurel. Enjoy refreshments and a visit from Santa in the community hall after the program.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - Saturday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m., St. George's UMC, 34894 St. George's Rd., Delmar
Combined Charge Service - Sunday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m., Mt. Pleasant UMC, 33038 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Laurel. Combined charge service to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ
For information about Sunday morning worship services, contact Pastor Johnny Rogers at 875-2078.

Concord UMC events

Join us for the following events at Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road (Rt. 20A), east of Seaford. For more information about any of our events, leave message at 302.629.8049.
Sunday Services Join us at 9:00 am every Sunday morning for traditional worship services, followed by Sunday School for all ages at 10:30 am.
Dec. 18, Sunday at 6:30 pm Children's Christmas Program
Dec. 24, Saturday at 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec. 25, Sunday at 9:00 am Join us in celebrating the birth of the Newborn King on Christmas morning.

Live Nativity in Laurel

Join Central Worship Center for its Live Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the pavilion in Market Street Square Park in Laurel. For more information, call 875-7995