Church News
Friday, June 16, 2017
Gospel Cafe

Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel, will host the Gospel Cafe on Saturday, July 1. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and proceeds will benefit Delmarva Teem Challenge. This will be a patriotic event honoring our veterans. Guest entertainers include the Teen Challenge Praise Band, Cathy Gorman, Real Hope with Ben Sorrows and Bruce Willey and his band.
Contact Nancy Willey for dinner tickets at 875-5539.

Country Gospel Concert

A free Country Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, at Market Street Park in Laurel. Artists will include Jerry Jones Ministries, Laura Mitchell, Walking Miracle Ministries, and C. Bud Scott. All are welcome. Bring a lawn chair and a cold drink. The artists will have their cd's for sale. For more info, call 249-0420.

Friends and Family Day

Join us at Friends and Family Day at John Wesley UMC, 804 3rd St., Seaford, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. Pastor Bernadette Beckett of Salisbury, Md., will preach and her choir will accompany her. Everyone is welcome.

Open Mic Christian Night

Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Rd., Laurel, will hold Open Mic Christian Night on Friday, June 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Special emcee will be Dean who has returned from Florida. Enjoy some good old time gospel music with many great singers including Gloria Holland, Jim Dryden, Wendy Catlin, Dean, Connie & Allen and more. Singers are always welcome.
Admission and snacks are free and a love offering will be taken. For more information, call 430-4613.

VBS at Mt. Calvary UMC

Vacation Bible School will be held nightly on July 10-14, from 6 to 8:30, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. The lesson will be 'Glow for Jesus - Let Your Light Shine.'
Enjoy Bible lessons, arts and crafts, music and snacks. Vacation Bible School is available for ages 5 to adult.
Register online at or call Ginger Speight at 629-9799. For more information about VBS, contact VBS director, Gail Corum at 337-7305.

Father's Day Service

A special Father's Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 20771 N. Laurel Plaza Rd., Laurel.
Joyce Igo and grandson Steven Nichols will bring the morning message and special music.
Joyce and her grandson are from Hurricane, W.V. Joyce is not only an evangelist, but also an accomplished song writer. Steven will graduate this year from Liberty University with a degree in theology.
All are welcome. Nursery is available.

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 16 - Our Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 16, at Green Hill Golf Club.
June 28 - Chicken Salad Sale at St. Stephens. Cost is $7 per pint, $12 per quart. Pre-order by June 22, by calling the church office at 846-9501. We deliver locally or you pick-up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 9-13 - Vacation Bible School for pre-K through 6th grade, 5:30-8 p.m. This year's theme is 'Do Good! Seek peace and go after it!' September - The church will begin to celebrate its 150th anniversary, a year long celebration. More info will be coming soon.

VBS at Concord UMC Concord United Methodist Church invites children in Pre-K thru 6th grade to Vacation Bible School June 19-23. This year's theme is 'Maker Fun Factory,' based on the fact that we were all created by God and built for a purpose.
The fun is from 6 to 8:30 nightly, at Concord UMC, 25322 Church Rd., Seaford.
The adventure includes music, interactive Bible fun, science, crafts, hands-on mission work, snacks, and more. To be a part of VBS, call 249-7355, or see any congregation member.

Community Prayer Breakfast

A Community Prayer Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 at Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford. Speaker will be Evangelist Shirley Bey. Come out and together we will pray for our community. Breakfast is free.

For more information or to be on the program, call Robert Brown at 212-9784.

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

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, through Sept. 3: 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.