Church News
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Chicken and Dumpling Dinner The ladies of Woodland United Methodist Church, 5123 Woodland Church Rd., Seaford, will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30.Cost is $10; children ages 6-12, $5; ages 5 and under, free. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Family Game Night Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, will host a Family Game Night filled with fun, food and fellowship on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy board games, video games, card games and arts and crafts. Free food, snacks and drinks will be available.

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 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, sandwiches and cookies after caroling. Please bring a canned good for distribution to the local needy. All sponsored by local churches.

MAUMF receives certification The Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation (MAUMF) has become the first faith community foundation to earn certification from The Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX), an independent certification organization. MAUMF is a non-profit foundation that manages investments for Methodist churches. MAUMF serves 1,800 churches and 392,000 Methodists across Eastern Pennsylvania, Peninsula-Delaware and Baltimore-Washington Conferences. As our assets under management approach $100 million, this third-party certification of our sound investment practices and procedures is very gratifying, said Jack Brooks, MAUMF executive director. Churches choose to invest with us first because they know we understand their ministry, but its just as important they know we follow the best practices in the industry. The annual certification process involves a detailed review of documents, investments and procedures followed by on-site interviews with key personnel.

Church dinner Liberating Power AME Zion Church, located at 7366 Federalsburg Road in Bridgeville, will be selling dinners on Nov. 3 from 11 a..m.-4 p.m. The meals will be: oyster platters- $18, chicken n dumplings- $12, and fried chicken- $12. Platters will be served with potato salad, mac and cheese, candied yams, string beans, and cornbread. Rev. Dr. Wilford L. Oney is the churchs pastor. For more information contact: Sister Unice Hopkins at 302-448-0364, Sister Virginia Snead at 302-875-7438 (302-841-0905) or any member of Liberating Power AMEZ Church.

Book exchange The ladies of Bethany Community Church invite you to their first ever book exchange on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 2-5 p.m. The entrance fee at the door is $1 which includes homemade refreshments. Bring five books that you have read and exchange them for five different books. Additional books are $1 each. Books include novels, cookbooks, self-help, religion, childrens, and many more. Proceeds will go to the church building fund. The church is located at 28015 Kaye Road in Laurel, at the intersection of Route 9 and Dukes Lumber Road.

Movie Night Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, located at 10771 N. Laurel Plaza Road, in Laurel (across from Walgreens Pharmacy) will be showing the movie entitled The Tree of Life on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

Mt. Zion UMC presents Kings Little Symphony Concert Come an enjoy an evening of Gospel music presented in arrangements from the big band era and New Orleans jazz. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will present the Kings Little Symphony on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.

This seven piece band features the vocals of Todd Crosby, and includes saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, drums, guitar and bass. Mt. Zion UMC is located at 28315 Seaford Road (route 13A) about two miles north of Laurel.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night will take place Friday, Oct. 20 from 7-9 Compassionate Shepherd Ministries. There will be a lot of good old time gospel music, featuring Ronnie Messick and Marianne Speed. Other great singers include Jim Dryden and Dean, Connie Allen and fun and surprises. Do you want to sing? Come on down and sing. Compassionate Shepherd Ministries is located at 10771 N. Plaza Road in 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 pastor. For more info, call 302-430-4613.

Trunk of Treats Trunk of Treats will offer a safe place kids to dress up in costumes on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, located at Route 13 and Dorothy Road in Laurel (three miles north of the Md./Del. state line. There will be free snacks, games, and fun. Call 443-235-5494 for more information.

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 Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 2 Laws Street, in Bridgeville. 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 aneurism last summer. The benefit is sponsored by the Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478 and has been designed by life member and Music Minister of Union UMC, Stephen Johnson. The concerts theme is Neighbor Helping Neighbor and all donations will be given to Joe, his wife and four children to help pay some outstanding medical bills. Checks can be made payable toVFW Auxiliary 7478, earmarked Joes Benefit, and sent to: Willard 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 family and friends. Enjoy oyster sandwiches, homemade chicken salad, homemade soups, homemade ice cream, along with selecting 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 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.

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 an old Wheatley family recipe), as well as apple and other fruit pies and other home baked goodies will begin the days events. The yard and bake sales begin at 7 a.m. The observation items will be available 10 a.m. Come out and join as we celebrate our heritage and a bountiful harvest.