Church News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Ice Cream Sale Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on Rt. 13A between Seaford and Laurel, will host an ice cream sale on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana, and pineapple. Pre-orders may be placed prior to Aug. 23, at 875-3055or 629-7110.

Labor Day Gospel Concert A Labor Day Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md.Featured artists include The Veasey Family, Keith Colona and Judy Laramore. Admission is free. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received.

Sunday School at Mt. Olivet Sunday school classes at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in downtown Seaford resume on Sept. 10.Several classes are offered for adults and youth and meet weekly 9:45-10:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night will take place on Friday Aug. 18 from 7-9 p.m. The entrance is newly repaved and there is plenty of parking at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries. There will be a lot of good old time gospel music. Bob Murphy joins us Friday along with Gloria Holland, Jim Dryden, Dean, Connie & Allen, Gaelin Queen, The Three or Four Tenors and other singers and surprises including a very special host that night. Do you want to sing, then come on down and sing. The event takes place at 10771 N. Plaza Road Laurel, across from Food Lion Plaza. Admission and snacks are always free A love offering will be taken. Come enjoy a night of uplifting praise music and friendship at our new larger location. Dr. Robert E. Douglas, Jr. is the astor. For more info call 302-430-4613.

Back to School Blessing Service A Back to School Blessing Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Mt. Moriah Church at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street in Greenwood. The event is an outreach program of the National Day of Prayer Community Task Force and encompasses 11 area churches and their pastors. Mt. Moriah and host pastor, the Rev. Jerome Houston, is the sponsoring church. They have a special summer ministry of filling backpacks for needy children to take to school when the new school year begins. A free will offering will be taken for the youth ministry of Mt. Moriah. Checks can be made payable to Mt. Moriah Church. A coffee hour will follow the service and a time to meet-n-greet other church leaders and their congregations. The public is welcome. The area coordinator for the National Day of Prayer and its outreach programs is the Rev. Dr. Michaele S. Russell, the Dept. of DE VFW Auxiliary chaplain in perpetuity. Currently, the local VFW Auxiliary is conducting an annual sock drive for male and female veterans for use at the DE Stand Down for needy and homeless veterans, in VA and other assisted living medical centers and hospitals, and for Code Purple shelters.

Free brown bag lunch St. Marys Episcopal Church, 2 N. Williams St., Bridgeville, offers a free carry-out brown bag lunch on the third Saturday of each month. This program is free to anyone who wants to stop by the Parish Hall between the hours of noon and 2 p.m. Lunch includes a sandwich, fruit, chips, drink and applesauce. The next scheduled brown bag lunch is Aug. 19. All are welcome.

Outdoor Gospel Concert St. Georges United Methodist Church, 34894 St. George Rd., Delmar, will host an outdoor gospel concert featuring Irv Brumbley and his group on Saturday, Sept. 9. Bring your own lawn chair. The pre-concert begins at 4:30 p.m followed by the concert at 5. In the event of rain, the gospel concert will be held in the church. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, desserts, soda and bottled water, etc., will be available to purchase. All are invited to attend.

Dialogue for Peace Join us at Felton-Viola United Methodist Church, 101 E. Main St., Felton, on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., in a Dialogue for Peace and Understanding about the Muslim faith. Members of the Islamic Center of Central Delaware will be in attendance. Come with questions and information you have heard to find out what is really true.

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. Sept. 4 will begin our first date of celebration of our anniversary. Reception to follow at Camelot Hall.

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

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. Johns 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. Johns 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. Johns UMC with school supplies written in the memo field, and mail to St. Johns U.M.C., 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, DE 19973. The tax i.d. number is 51-0096694.

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.

Community Prayer Breakfast is Aug. 19 in Seaford A Community Prayer Breakfast will be held on Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. at the Church of Gods and Saints of Christ, located at 10016 Concord Road in Seaford. Come out and pray for our community with new pastor Arron Carr, who is joininh the church from Newark, N.J. There will be a free breakfast. For more information or to be on the program, call Robert Brown at 302-212-9784

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 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.

Nar-Anon meeting Are you struggling with the affects of a loved ones addictions? Are you in recovery and find yourself affected by another persons addictions? You are not alone. Join us for the Nar-Anon Pause The Insanity candlelight support group held every Saturday at 6 p.m. at Centenarian UMC, 200 W. Market St., Laurel. Meetings are free and everyone is welcome. Please use the ramped entrance. For more information, call or text Heather at 302-598-0462. 1771-1772.

Ross Point Freedom Church celebrates eighth Family and Friends Day Ross Point Freedom Church, located at 10016 Concord Road in Seaford at the Church of God and Saints of Christ building, is celebrating its Eighth Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. The guest preacher is Bishop Jesse Abbott of New Dimension Ministries in Salisbury. The host pastor is Rev. Shirley Caldwell.