Church News
Thursday, June 28, 2018
July 4th Prayer Breakfast Join the Laurel Ministerial Association for their annual 4th of July Prayer Breakfast at Abbott's Grill at 8 a.m. There will be special music by the Centenarians and a short message from Pastor Dean Perdue. Tickets are available for purchase at Abbott's Grill for $12 each.

Events at St. Stephens UMC Join us at St. Stephens UMC, 101 E. State St., Delmar, on Sundays - 9 a.m. - Contemporary Praise Service; 10 a.m. - KIDZ & Adult Sunday school classes; 11 a.m. - Traditional Service & KIDZ Church. For more information, contact the church office at 846-9501 or visit or on Facebook at delmarststephens. July - Vacation Bible School - July 8-12. This year's theme is Cokesbury's Rolling River Rampage. Lots of fun for the kids. Register on the forms online at or call the church office at 302-846-9501. August - Talent Show & Ice Cream Social - Saturday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m. September - Church Social & Gospel Music Sing - Sunday, Sept. 9 - this will be the last event celebrating the church's 150th anniversary.

Home of Hope fundraiser Delmarva Teen Challenge will host a Pampered Chef fundraiser from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 30 at the Home of Hope, 10847 Leadership Way, Bridgeville. As the Home of Hope prepares to open in the near future, it is the goal to stock the Home of Hope kitchens with free Pampered Chef products based on the sales of June 30. This will be a time of food, fun and fellowship as you learn tips to make meal time quicker and easier. Come and shop to help stock the Home of Hope kitchens with quality cooking tools that the women will use to prepare their meals. RSVP by Friday, June 29 to Karen Rogers at 302-381-9669 or contact her with any questions. The event is for guests ages 18 and older.

VBS at Christ Lutheran Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., will hold Vacation Bible School - Splash Canyon - on July 30-Aug. 30 for kids ages 3 and up. Dinner will be served each evening at 5:30 followed by VBS from 6 to 8 p.m. Come along with us as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, and more. To register, call the church office at 302-629-9755.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night will include a tribute to Bunky Eye on Friday, July 6 from 7-9 p.m. Join us at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries located at 10771 N. Plaza Rd., Laurel. If you have something to share about Bunky - whether through a story or song - please stop by. All singers are welcome. Willie Nelson will host/emcee and sing a few of his favorite songs. Other great singers will include Jim Dryden, Gloria Holland, Dean Adkins, Galen Queen, Connie & Allen, Virginia Tyler, Mel Adkins and Brenda Griffith and more. Everyone is welcome. Admission and snacks are always free and a love offering will be taken. Come enjoy a night of uplifting praise music and friendship. Open Mic is held the first Friday of every month through December. For more information, call 302-430-4613.

Revival to take place in Blades There will be a Revival in the Town Blades Public Park on July 21 from 1-6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Refreshments will be served. Call 629-6562 with questions.

VBS at Centenary UMC Children in grades K-6th are invited to join us for VBS at Centenary UMC on July 9-13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This year's theme is Adventure at Sea. Walk the plank and find gold coins. Sing songs to praise Jesus to save us from life's problems. Free light dinner beginning at 5:30. Presented by the Good News Club in Laurel. Early registration by text to 302-420-1130 by July 8, will win a prize.

Summer services resume The Board of Directors of the Old Christ Church League announces the resumption of regular summer services at Old Christ Church, Laurel. Services are held on the first Sunday of each month at 10 a.m., June through September: July 1, Aug. 5 and Sept. 2. Officiant is the Rev. Howard Backus. The order of worship is taken from a 19th century prayer book in use around the time the church was built. Step back in time when you enter Old Christ Church; this wooden church is not electrified and is as it was in 1771. Through the open windows, enjoy the tranquility of the area - the trees, church yard and Chipman's Pond. A voluntary offering will be taken up for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. All are welcome. For more information, call 536-1384.

Centenary UMC Gospel Concerts Centenary United Methodist Church, located at 200 W. Market Street in Laurel, will hold the following concerts at 6 p.m. with light refreshments to be served following the concerts: July 1- Jerry Jones July 8- Baptist Boys July 15- Reunion July 22- Sons of Thunder July 29- Sara Beth and KBR

Cannon and Robins Family Day Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville will be observing their annual Cannon and Robins Family Day on Sunday, July 1 at 4 p.m. The guest preacher will be Bishop Carlton Cannon Sr, Administrative Bishop, New Jersey Church of God. Special music by the Cannon Family Choir. There will be a freewill offering and the fellowship meal will be served after the service. Please join the family as they celebrate, praise and worship God for all He is in their lives. For more information, contact Mother Martha or Sis. Citron Robins, (302) 629-6481. Rev. Gary L. Meekins is the Host Pastor.

Vacation Bible School planned in Bridgeville The Bridgeville Charge will be having Vacation Bible School 2018 from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. nightly at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville. The Bridgeville Charge has planned another exciting Vacation Bible School Curriculum entitled, "24/7, Jesus Makes A Way Everyday". Jesus told stories of how God provides every hour of every day so that we might have life and live it to the fullest. Children, youth, and adults have fun discovering that abundant life is based on a strong faith foundation, sharing in community, seeking justice, persistent prayer, and the forgiveness and love of Jesus Christ. Theme Verse: "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." (John 10:10, NRSV) Ages 5 to 105 are invited to join us for a fun filled week of crafts, lessons, food and fun, but more than anything, we will learn about living an abundant life in Jesus. You can register on line at : For more information, contact Shilynn Adams at (410) 829-2076 or email at Rev. Gary L. Meekins is the Host Pastor.