Church News
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Sunday Night Gospel Join us for the Sunday Night Gospel Series in September at Centenary UMC, 200 W. Market St., Laurel. Sept. 3 - Bay City - 6 p.m. Sept. 10 - Charles Paparella - 6 p.m. Sept. 17 - Jennifer & Morgan Perdue - 6 p.m. Sept. 24 - 1 Day Closer - 6 p.m.

Griefshare at St. Johns Griefshare is being offered by St. Johns United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Lounge starting Sunday, Sept. 10. The question Is This Normal? will be discussed including the intensity and duration of emotions. If you are living with grief we invite you to join us for the 13 week nondenominational journey, From Mourning to Joy.No children or childcare.

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 150th Anniversary - The church will begin celebrating its 150th anniversary, a year long celebration, on Monday, Sept. 4, with a reception at Camelot Hall following an 11 a.m. service. Fall Festival - Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; yard sale at 7 a.m. Join us for a day of fun filled family activities.

Sandwich sale at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is Sept. 9 There will be a sandwich sale on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, located at Route 13 North and Dorothy Road in Laurel (three miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line). The sale will feature oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, baked goods, homemade ice cream, and more. There is also yard sale space available for $10 (call 443-235-5494). For more information on the sandwich sale, call 302-87507824.

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.

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.

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.

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 holds 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.

Outdoor worship service Zoar United Methodist Church is having an outdoor worship service on Sunday, September 17 at 10:15 in the historic grove where camp meetings were held 100 years ago. This year the worship will be lead by the Evans Family from Pocomoke, Maryland. The service will be followed by a pot luck picnic. Bring a dish to share at the picnic, and a lawn chair for the worship time. Zoar is located at 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro, DE 19966, Pastor Martha Callaway is the minister.