Church News
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Presentation at St. Pauls St. Pauls UMC of Laurel, invites the community to come hear what God is doing in Africa at a presentation by the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Baker and his wife Donna on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. The presentation will focus on their missionary work in the Democratic Republic of Congo with children and families at medical centers, nutrition/feeding centers, agriculture projects and trade schools. Rev. Baker has a family history of service as his father and grandfather were both United Methodist pastors. Prior to his call to be in full-time service as a missionary, Rev. Baker served as senior pastor at several churches on Delmarva. Donna is a registered nurse, and together with her husband, their ministry focuses on the physical, emotional, and spiritual welfare of the people. A love offering will be taken to support their ministry. For more information, visit their website at or follow them at or on Facebook: Congo Partnership.

Events at Mt. Calvary Annual Health Fair - Community Health Updates for Men and Women - The Maggie J. Roberts Womens Missionary Society of Mt. Calvary AME Church, Concord, will hold its Annual Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Presenter will be Dana Baker APRN, FNP-C. A continental breakfast will be provided. Maggie J. Roberts Womens Missionary Society presents WOW - Week of Worship, Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 17-20, at 7 p.m. Services include Testimony Tuesday on Oct. 17, Sweet Hour of Prayer on Oct. 18, and Joy Night on Oct. 19. Elder Aaron Carr of Church of God and Saints of Christ, Seaford, will be the revivalist for the Hour of Power Revival on Friday, Oct. 20. The week will end with the Annual Maggie J. Roberts WMS Day on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m. Messenger will be Bishop Jessie Abbott of New Dimensions Family Ministries, Salisbury, Md. The theme is All Things New! from Isaiah 43:19. For more information, call 302-470-5995.

Community Prayer Breakfast The Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, will have a Free Community Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. All are welcome. Keynote speaker will be theRev. Tony Neal from Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, where Bishop Marvin Morris is pastor. For more information, call 302-212-9784.

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 Saturday, Oct. 21 - Fall Festival - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; yard sale at 7 a.m. Join us for a day of fun filled family activities. We will continue to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our church. This year, the Del Mar Va Model Railroad Club will be open during our hours of operation. Sunday, Nov. 5 - All Saints Sunday - 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 - Tea Luncheon to honor the Methodist Women. Saturday, Nov. 25 - We will trim the Community Love Light Tree in State Street Park. Sunday, Dec. 3 - Lighting of the Love Light Tree. Lumieres will be lit in memory of those who have passed away in the last 50 years. Sunday, Dec. 10 - Delmar Community Carol Sing, 4 p.m., at the Delmar Middle/High School auditorium. All are welcome to come to St. Stephens Camelot Hall, 103 E. State St., for free soup, sandwiches and cookies after caroling.

Free prayer brunch Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord will hold a Free Prayer Brunch on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. The theme, Commit to the Lord is from Psalm 37:5. The guest speaker will be Bro. Terrance Moore. Please join us for a morning of uplifting testimonies, prayers, songs, and the Word. Everyone is welcome. It is sponsored by the Prayer Warrior Ministry. For more information call (302) 629-3119.

Harvest and Heritage Day Harvest and Heritage Day will take place at Wheatley Methodist Protest Church on Saturday Oct. 21. This event will include a yard and bake sale and an opportunity to observe various heritage items that will be on display. A yard sale and bake sale featuring sweet potato biscuits (Dot Wheatley Henry recipe Ð an old Wheatley family recipe), as well as apple and other fruit pies and other home baked goodies will begin the days events.

On display, for observing, will be an antique Shad boat, model working boats, antique farm equipment, vintage clothing, and various displays from this 18th century church. The recently restored 1875 Wheatley School building (used as community hall since 1936) and the Wheatley MP Church will be open for observing. The yard and bake sales begin at 7 a.m. The observation items will be available 10 a.m. In addition to the home baked items, prepackaged snacks and canned/bottled drinks will also be available. Come out and join as we celebrate our heritage and a bountiful harvest.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night, celebrating its sixth year, will take place on Oct. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, located at 10771 N. Plaza Road in Laurel, across from Food Lion Plaza. The special host/emcee is Jimmy Hoppa. Among and singers will be: Gloria Holland, Connie & Allen, Tex Young, Jim Dryden, Dean, Wendy Catlin, and Everett Hart. There will be refreshments and an anniversary cake that night along with plenty of music, praise, good fellowship and special entertainment. Any singers whos been there in the past or newbies are invited to join in for a Gaither style sing in at the finale. Admission and snacks are always free. A love offering will be taken. Come enjoy a night of uplifting praise music and friendship at the new larger location. Dr. Robert E. Douglas, Jr. is the pastor. Call 302-430-4613 for more info.

Christ Lutheran Church music Christ Lutheran Church will be hosting an afternoon of music on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. There will be praise teams, vocalists, instrumentalists, and choirs from various Lutheran churches on Delmarva. Light refreshments will be served following the music.

Homecoming service at Providence UM Church Homecoming service at Providence UM Church in Georgetown will take place on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. The church is located is 24969 Shortly Road, approximately two miles west of the RT 113 Delaware State Police barracks. Music by Aimee Parker, Pat VanAuken, Gerald Hitchens and the church choir. Guest speaker will be Pastor Joe Roszin. Dinner will follow the service. For additional information call 302-856-6178 or 302-542-6171.

Centenary UMC to host Sunday Night Gospel concerts Centenary UMC, located at 200 W. Market Street in Laurel, will be having Sunday Night Gospel Concerts starting at 6 p.m. Light refreshments following service. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 1- Just Us; Oct. 8- Ernie Evans; Oct. 15- Bob Murphy and friends; Oct. 22-Baptist Boys; Oct. 29- Wendy Katlin and friends

Sandwich sale The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, located at Route 13 south at Dorothy Road in Laurel (three miles north of the Md.,Del. state line., will hold a sandwich sale on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will feature oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, and lots more. There will also be baked goods, homemade ice cream, and soups.

Galestown UMC Homecoming Galetown UMC will celebrate its 162nd Homecoing on Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Jimmy Hoppa, music by Kings Ambassadors. Dinner will follow the service at Eldorado-Brookview VFC. All are welcome.

Mt. Olivet UMC Homecoming If you have ever had a connection with Mt. Olivet UMC, or if you are currently active or would like to find out more about the church, stop in during the Homecoming Open House on Sunday, Oct. 15. Drop in anytime and stay as long as youd like. The schedule for the day is as follows: 8:30-9:30 a.m.- Early service in the Chapel; 9:30-10:45 a.m.- Fellowship breakfast; 11 a.m.-noon- Service in the Sancruary; noon-2 p.m.- lunch and other activities such as historical exhibits, trivia contest, scavenger hunt, children at worship and youth talent show and skits. Look for more information at

eDiscipleship Workshop Felton-Viola United Methodist Church, Felton, is sponsoring a free online eDiscipleship Workshop open to all churches. Learn about electronic discipleship, building your ACT (audiovisual, communication & technology ministry), online Bible study, service streaming and social media for your church. Presenter is Travis Smith. Call the church at 302-284-3590 to register.