Church News
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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. Luminaries will be lit in mem.ory of those who have passed away in the last 50 years. Sunday, Dec. 10 - Delmar Community Carol Sing, sponsored by local churches, will be held at 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, sand.wiches and cookies after caroling. Please bring a canned good for distribution to the local needy.

Community worship event In an effort to help spiritually address the many tragedies facing the local and world communities, including the opioid epidemic, natural disasters and social division, a special Community Worship Under the Tent event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, beginning at 2 p.m. The event will be held on the grounds of the Laurel Junction Flea Market, at the intersection of U.S. 13 and Delaware Rt. 9, Laurel. The event will feature guest speakers, local choral groups and gospel and Christian rock music. Food will also be available for purchase on site.

Gospel Music Concert The public is welcome to attend an afternoon Gospel Music Concert on, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 2 Laws Street, in Brid.geville. A dessert and fellowship time will follow immediately after the service. A variety of local gospel music artists such as Brother to Brother will perform to benefit Joe Randazzo and his family, who own CafŽ Tamburelli in downtown Greenwood. Joe is recovering from brain surgery and weeks of therapy after an operation to repair a brain aneurysm last summer. The benefit is sponsored by the Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478 and has been designed by life mem.ber and Music Minister of Union UMC, Stephen Johnson. The concerts theme is Neighbor Helping Neighbor and all do.nations will be given to Joe, his wife and four children to help pay some medical bills. Checks can be made payable toVFW Auxiliary 7478, ear.marked Joes Benefit, and sent to: Wil.lard T. Russell, Treasurer, VFW Auxiliary 7478, 102 Maryland Avenue, Greenwood, DE 19950. The Neighbor Helping Neighbor concert is an opportunity for friends, family, patrons and compassionate neighbors to be a blessing to Joe Randazzo and his family. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 302-349-4220.

Mt. Pleasant Fall Festival Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 33038 Mt. Pleasant Road in Laurel, will hold their Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your fam.ily and friends. Enjoy oyster sandwiches, homemade chicken salad, homemade soups, home.made ice cream, along with selections from a table of homemade baked goods. If you dont have a home church, we invite you on Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. to come worship with us.

Community Prayer Breakfast Church of God and Saints of Christ Seaford Tabernacle invites you to join us at our Community Prayer Breakfast. Enjoy a powerful and impactful prayer service as you eat delicious food. Breakfast is free. Speaker will be Rev. Tony Neal of Booker Street Church of God in Georgetown. This event will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m. at the Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Road in Seaford (enter into church hall). For more information or to be added to future programs, Contact Robert Brown at 302-212-9784.

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 at or follow them at or on Facebook: Congo Partnership.

Events at Mt. Calvary Maggie J. Roberts Womens Mission.ary Society presents WOW - Week of Worship, Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 17-20, at 7 p.m. Services include Testi.mony 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.

Free prayer brunch Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Con.cord 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 Protestant 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 sweet potato biscuits (Dot Wheatley Henry recipe 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.

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.

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 fol.low 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 cur.rently 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 Sanctuary; 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 Call the church at 302-284-3590 to register.

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