Church News
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Christmas services The following Christmas services will be held at Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford. Everyone is welcome. Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion - Dec. 24, 6 p.m. Christmas Morning, Dec. 25, 10 a.m. - Informal prayer and worship and carols

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 Years 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

Christmas at Christ Lutheran Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will hold the following Christmas services. Everyone is welcome. Christmas Eve - Praise Worship with Communion, 5:30 p.m.; Traditional Worship with Communion - 7 p.m. Christmas Day - Traditional Worship with Communion, 10 a.m.

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 Years Day, one service, 10:45 a.m.

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 Gods presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle - and that Gods 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. Childrens Christmas Program - Friday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m., Kings 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. Georges UMC, 34894 St. Georges 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. 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.