Church News
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Candlelight Service A candlelight service will be held at Todds Chapel, 102 Todds Chapel Rd., Greenwood, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. Everyone is invited to attend.

Holiday Hymn Sing Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, invites the community to its Annual Holiday Hymn Sing at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Join us for an evening of spirituals, poems, praise dancing and more. If you or your group would like to perform/present, contact Violet Brown at 302-727-6538. Light refreshments will be served.

Delmar Community Carol Sing The Delmar Community Carol Sing will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Delmar High/Middle School auditorium. The Delmar Bobcat Chorus, local choirs and performers and the combined bell choirs of Holy Redeemer and St. Stephens, will perform. There is no charge, but place bring a canned good for local needy families. All are welcome for soup, sandwiches, and cookies at the St. Stephens Camelot Hall following caroling- sponsored by local churches.

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 Sunday, Dec. 10 - Delmar Community Carol Sing, 4 p.m., at the Delmar Middle/High School auditorium. All are welcome to come to St. Stephen 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. This event is sponsored by local churches. Dec. 24 - Three Christmas Eve services - 10 a.m., 7 p.m., 11 p.m. Dec. 31 - New Year Eve Dinner featuring a Southern Gospel Concert and great fellowship. Cost is $20 per person. Enjoy the Homeland Singers, Triple Praise and special guest, Covenant Ground. Jan. 14, 2018 - Beef and Dumpling Dinner, VFW in Delmar, 12:30-4 p.m. Cost is $14 per dinner.

Advent, Christmas at St. Luke St. Luke Episcopal Church, on Front Street in Seaford, announces its schedule for Advent and Christmas. Advent, the season to listen and reflect, began Sunday, Dec. 3. St. Luke welcomes you to each of our Advent and Christmas services. Exploring the Story of Christmas- Wednesday evenings during Advent, St. Luke is offering a meal and a study looking more closely at a story we know well, perhaps seeing the meaning of Christmas with new eyes. Each program will start with a light meal of soup and bread at 6 p.m. in the Parish House, followed by study and meditation at 7 p.m. led by Pastor Marianne Ell.

These programs will be held Dec. 13 and 20. Christmas Worship Schedule- Special Christmas worship services are scheduled: Christmas Eve Celebration Sunday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. and Lessons and Carols Sunday, Dec. 31 at 9 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 302-629-7979 or visit

A Christmas community give-away Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord will hold a Christmas Community Giveaway on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.. Items to be given away include slightly used kitchenware, jewelry, etc. Light refreshments will be served. The giveaway is sponsored by the Prayer Ministry. For more information call (302) 536-7692.

Christmas Celebration Gospelfest with the Christian Travelers Christmas Celebration to benefit the Richard Allen Coalition will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, 11 King St., Georgetown. Cost for the dinner and concert is $25 per person, $40 per couple and $30 at the door. Ages 5-12 are $13.50 and ages 4 and under are free. For tickets, call Harry Crapper at 302-233-6190, Carolyn Roach at 302-856-3921, Raymond Morris at 302-362-3426 or ane Hovington at 302-258-7182.

Conley UM Church Presents Hansen Christmas Play Conley United Methodist Church in Angola, Delaware, will present Christmas Play by Gary Neal Hansen. This drama will use the very words of scripture to irresistibly draw the audience and participants into the dramatic sweep of the story of God entering into our world as the Christ-child. Performance times are Friday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday Dec. 16 at 4 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. After presenting their outdoor Living Nativity for the last 16 years, this year the play will take place indoors at Conley warm and spacious worship center. Admission is free, and there will be ample free parking. Before and after the presentation you can enjoy some Christmas music, and join the cast after the performance for refreshments in the fellowship hall. All donations of cash and canned goods

Blue Christmas Service Felton-Viola United Methodist Church, 101 E. Main St., Felton, will hold a Blue Christmas Service at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21. This service of reflection acknowledges the fact that not everyone finds the holidays cheerful. Come have your spirits lifted and find hope in the season.

Advent Christ Lutheran Church will be holding advent services on Wednesdays. Mid day services will begin with lunch at 11:30 followed by the service at noon. In the evening will be dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by services at 6. This will be a potluck, so bring a dish to share. All are welcome.