Church News
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Sunday Night Gospel Concerts

Centenary UMC, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will hold their Sunday Night Gospel Concerts at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 - Danita Robinson
Aug. 13 - All 4 Him
Aug. 20 - Delmarva Ramblers
Aug. 27 - Veasey Family
Come and join us for great music and fellowship.

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
September - The church will begin to celebrate its 150th anniversary, a year long celebration. The date of the first event is Monday, Sept. 4. Reception to follow at Camelot Hall.

Sussex County School Supply campaign in 17th year

With poverty levels at 60 percent and up, there are many children in need of the basics for the start of the school year. St. John's United Methodist Church started the Sussex County School Supply Campaign in 2001 to address this need. This is the 17th year for this project, and donations have more than tripled since its inception. The hope is that the program will spread throughout Delaware and beyond!
The need is greater this year than ever before. The drive is taking place through Aug. 20. Donated supplies will be brought to St. John's to be divided and boxed for the schools to be served. School personnel then pick up the supplies, and they are distributed to qualified students by their own guidance counselors. All supplies collected in Seaford, stay in Seaford. For more information, please call Ruth Rhoades at 302-629-0789.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to St. John's UMC with 'school supplies' written in the memo field, and mail to St. John's U.M.C., 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, DE 19973. The tax i.d. number is 51-0096694.

Back to School Service

Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church, 34929 Columbia Rd., Delmar, will hold a Back to School Service on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Free school supplies for all students and teachers in attendance.
A picnic will follow morning worship.

VBS at Laurel Wesleyan

Laurel Wesleyan Church, Alt. 13, Laurel, presents 'Emojified FAM JAM' Family Style VBS for all ages on Aug. 16-18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Includes dinner, crafts, worship, games and the Word of God.
A parent or guardian must attend with their children. Register online at or call the church office at 875-5380.

There will be an Emojified wrap up service on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m.

Wellness Rally on Aug. 5

Are you ready to make some healthy lifestyle changes but aren't sure where to begin? Are you working on your goals but need a fresh burst of motivation?
At First Place 4 Health Wellness Rally on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown, you'll find a morning of fun, fellowship, fitness and food. Healthy foodÉdemonstrated by speaker Lisa Lewis, author of 'Healthy Happy Cooking,' as she inspires us to 'bring the family back to the table.' We will also discuss living a balanced life and hear testimonies from ladies who have learned how to live it.
Lunch is included. Remember to wear comfy clothes and sneakers for the 'movement minutes.' Better yet, come at 7:30 a.m. for the early bird exercise class with Lisa Karnish, group fitness instructor.
Cost is $25 ($35 at the door). Register online at under events. First Place 4 Health is a faith-based weight loss and wellness program. Everyone is welcome to this event.
For more information, call Karnish at 302-519-1391 or email

VBS at St. Paul's UMC

St. Paul's UMC at 32827 Old Stage Rd. in Laurel will have Vacation Bible School July 31 through Aug. 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This year's theme is Backyard Roundup. The church will be serving a light dinner from 5:45-6:15 p.m. VBS is open for ages Pre-k through youth. Pre-registration is recommended. Any questions, please call 875-2713 and ask for Miss Bee.

VBS at Wesley UMC

Wesley UMC at 22025 Atlanta Rd in Seaford will hold the 'Diving into God's Word' vacation bible school beginning Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. All children ages K-eighth grade are welcome. Please call Pastor Beth Elzey (302-542-5774) to register.
Join us as we hunt for the treasure in God's Word!!

VBS for Mentally Challenged

The BSSP program at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will host its summer Vacation Bible School program on Aug. 7-11 for mentally challenged youth and adults. The theme is 'Mighty Fortess- In Jesus the Victory is Won.' At Mighty Fortress, the church teaches that God is our refuge and strength.
Students will sing, pray, and learn through five Bible accounts that teach that God promises to be our rock and salvation- our fortress and sure defense! A light dinner will be served from 6-6:30 p.m. Class is from 6:30-8:30 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.

Church to celebrate eighth anniversary

Ross Point Freedom Church, located at 10016 Concord Road in Seaford, will celebrate its eighth anniversary and missionary day on Sunday, July 30 at 3:30 p.m. in the Church of God and Saints of Christ building. Guest preacher will be Pastor Rosalyn Winder of Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Laurel. Host pastor is Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell.