Church News
Friday, June 02, 2017
Open Mic Christian Night

Join us at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Rd., Laurel, for the grand reopening of Open Mic Christian Night on Friday, June 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. The entrance has been repaved and there is plenty of parking.
Special emcee is Dean who is back from Florida. There will be a lot of good old time gospel music from great singers like Jack Andrews, Gloria Holland, Jim Dryden, Phil Davis, Connie & Allen, the 3 Tenors and more. We welcome anyone to come and sing.
Admission and snacks are always free and a love offering will be taken. Come enjoy a night of uplifting praise music and friendship at our new, larger location. For more information, call 302-430-4613.

Free Prayer Breakfast

Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, will hold a Free Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, June 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. The theme is 'Rejoice in Today.' Guest speaker will be Robert Brown from Church of God and Saints of Christ in Concord. Everyone is welcome to join us for a morning of uplifting testimonies, prayers, songs and the Word. For more information, call 629-3119.

VBS at Mt. Olivet UMC

Mt. Olivet UMC, 315 High St., Seaford, will host Maker's Fun Factory Vacation Bible School from June 19-23. Kids will learn that each one of us different and we each may have different purposes or ways to fulfill God's will. When we all work together with our individual purposes, big things can happen.
VBS will run from 5:30 to 8 each evening, with a closing program on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. A free light meal will be provided nightly at 5.
Students ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome and can register online at or by obtaining a form from the church office. Students pre-registered by June 12, will be entered to win a prize. Questions can be directed to the church office at 629-4458 or to Melissa Ferree at

Prayer Breakfast tickets available

On Tuesday, June 20, citizens from Sussex County will gather to pray for our local communities at the Sussex County Prayer Breakfast at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. Breakfast begins at 6:45 a.m. and the ministry and music portion of the program will begin promptly at 7:30.
This year's featured guest speaker is Frank Shelton. Frank is a part-time author, visionary and speaker but a full-time communicator of the Gospel, speaking across America and around the globe at various venues impacting lives for God's glory. He has addressed millions on television, preached to 100,000 at Nelson Mandela National Soccer Stadium in South Africa and seen thousands repent of sin and trust Christ by faith as their Lord and Savior.
The Sussex County Prayer Breakfast is held each year to bring citizens and community leaders together to pray for our county and be inspired with a morning of music, ministry, and personal reflection. Ticket sales and community sponsorships from individuals, organizations, and businesses support this annual event. Former County Councilman Dale Dukes is again volunteering his time to coordinate the event.
Tickets are available at for $20 each or $150 for a table of eight. For more information, contact Kolby Dukes at 875-7551.

Women's Program at St. Paul's

St. Paul's UMC in Laurel, is pleased to welcome Joyce Igo as guest speaker for its women's program on Saturday, June 17.

Joyce is a full time southern/country gospel soloist and songwriter from West Virginia. Her ministry is non-denominational and crosses cultural and racial barriers with ease. Joyce's country, down home humor leaves audiences laughing and shedding a few tears and she challenges her audience to grow in their faith and serve Christ. Joyce is a regular speaker in the United States and Canada and has served in mission projects around the world.
This event is free to the public but an RSVP is required for the continental breakfast served from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Call 542-7032 to RSVP. Joyce's program is from 10 a.m. to noon and a love offering will be taken to bless her ministry.
For more information about her ministries and to hear a sample of her music, visit

Sandwich sale

There will be a sandwich sale on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy on Route 13 north and Dorothy Road in Laurel, three miles north of the Maryland/Delaware line. The sale will feature oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, and lots more. There will also be baked goods and homemade ice cream. Yard sale space is also available for $10, call 443-235-5494. For more information, contact the church at 875-7824.

Concert at Old Christ Church

Enjoy a gospel concert at Old Christ Church, Laurel, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. Performers include Charles Papparella and the Olivet String Band.
Donations will be accepted toward the preservation of Old Christ Church, built in 1771 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information, call 536-1384.

Father's Day Dinner Concert

Sussex Community Gospel Mass Choir will hold a Father's Day Dinner Concert at Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 18.
The menu includes barbecue ribs, fried and baked chicken, honey baked ham, green beans, seasoned greens, macaroni and cheese, cabbage, baked beans, fresh brewed iced tea, punch and assorted desserts.
Cost is a donation of $25 for adults ($20 before June 1) and $12.50 for children in school. For more information, call Robert Brown at 212-9784 or Richard Prince at 422-2260.

Summer services at Old Christ Church

The board of directors and the membership of Old Christ Church League announce the resumption of regular summer services at Old Christ Church, Laurel. Services are held on the first Sunday of the month, June 4 through Sept. 3: June 4, July 2, Aug. 5, and Sept. 3 at 10 a.m.
The order of worship is taken from an 18th century prayer book in use around the time Old Christ Church was built in 1771-1772. Step back in time when you cross the threshold into the church; it is not electrified, and appears as it did in 1771. Through the open windows, you will see the trees, the church yard and Chipman Pond in a very tranquil setting.
A voluntary offering will be taken for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. For more information, or directions, call 536-1384.

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
Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit
June - Our Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 16, at Green Hill Golf Club.
September - The church will begin to celebrate its 150th anniversary, a year long celebration. More info will be coming soon.