Church News
Friday, September 07, 2018
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. September - Sunday, Sept. 9 - Beef & Dumplings Dinner, VFW, Delmar, Md., State Street. Event is from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and benefits Relay for Life. Everyone is welcome. Sunday, Sept. 16 - Church Social and a Gospel Music Sing - Service at 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Featuring the Homeland Singers. This will end our year long celebration of our 150th year. We will have a time capsule to fill and bury. Sunday, Sept. 23 - Community combined choir sing October - Saturday, Oct. 20 - Our Annual Fall Festival Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Trunk or Treat in the parking lot at Camelot Hall November - Sunday, Nov. 18 - The deadline to buy lights for our Community Love Light Tree so names can be displayed on the big banner in the park. Traveling to Harford County during the week before Thanksgiving to pick up tree. Saturday, Nov. 24 - Trimming of our Annual Tree December - Sunday, Dec. 2 - First day of Advent we will light our Community Love Light Tree at 6 p.m. This annual event funds many of our ministries that gives back to the community. All for St. Stephens UMC; come out and be a part of this annual event.

Wesley United Methodist Church Homecoming Join John Wesley United Methodist Church of Seaford for its homecoming on Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m. The speaker will be the Pastor Janice D. Heman of Friendship United Methodist Church Millsboro. Come out and receive a blessing from the Lord.

Fall Hymn Sing Galestown United Methodist Church in Galestown will have a fall hymn sing on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. The fall hymn sing will feature Donna Brown, Country Southern Gospel Music and Randy Marine. After the service, the church invites you to join it for a light lunch. Please join the for an afternoon of song, praise and fellowship and you will walk away with an uplifted heart that'll be full of joy.

Griefshare at St. John's Griefshare, a 13 week grief support group, will start on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford. If you need help or encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend, we encourage you to join us. No children or childcare.

Homecoming at New Zion New Zion UMC in Laurel will host their Annual Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 9. Come help the congregation celebrate 185 years. The morning service begins at 10 with Clarence Bagwell of New Jersey as the messenger. The afternoon service begins at 3:30 and Art Campbell, mayor of Milford, is the messenger. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, call 302-542-8164.

Hymn Sing at St. Paul's St. Paul's UMC, 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel, invites the community to a Hymn Sing featuring the Delmarva Ramblers at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. A love offering will be taken to support their ministry.

Events at Mt. Calvary For more information, contact the church at 302-629-6880. Annual Women's Day - The women of Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, 25206 School Rd., Concord, will celebrate their Annual Women's Day, "We are God's Masterpieces (Ephesians 2:8-10)" on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. The messenger will be Elder Clarice Mathies of Zion Baptist Church, Cambridge, Md. Family Unity Tea - The Prayer Ministry will host a Family Unity Tea on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. Building unity through the Holy Spirit is found in Ephesians 4:3. The messenger will be Minister Linda McKensie of the United Deliverance Bible Center, Laurel. Tickets are $7/person and $3/for children under age seven. Educators Day - All educators and students are welcome to begin the school year on a spiritual note at an interactive service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. The theme will be "Teachers in the Spotlight: Restoring Respect and Honor" (Deuteronomy 32:2). The messenger will be Dr. Wilma Mishoe, Delaware State University president.

Sandwich sale Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, located on Route 13 and Dorothy Road, will hold a sandwich sale on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be oyster, crab cake, soft shell, cheesesteak sandwiches and more as well as homemade ice cream and baked goods. For more info, call 444-235-5494.

Open Mic Comedy & Music Night Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Rd., Laurel, will hold Open Mic Christian Night on Friday, Sept. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Join us for a very special night of comedy, music and various characters as well as a special guest, Mom Mom Brown the Moon Pie Lady. Also enjoy some oldies and goodies rock n' roll. Some of the great singers who will join us include Jim Dryden, Gloria Holland, Dean Adkins, Galen Queen, Connie & Allen, Virginia Tyler, Everett Hart, Mel Adkins, Ron Townsend, Virginia Mitchell and more. Everyone is welcome to come by and sing. Free admission and free snacks. Snacks are welcome. A love offering will be taken. Open Mic is held the first Friday of every month through December. For more information, call 302-430-4613.

Griefshare Griefshare, a 13 week grief support group, will start on Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine Street, Seaford. If you need help or encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend we encourage you to join us. No children or childcare.

Oyster, Chicken Salad Dinner Centenary UMC, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will hold an Oyster and Chicken Salad Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. We will also continue our Sunday Night Gospel Series on the following nights at 6 p.m.: Sept. 9 - Lights of Home Sept. 16 - Phil Davis Sept. 23 - God's Country Crossroads Sept. 30 - Charles Paparella

Grief Recovery Seminar Laurel Church of Christ will hold a Grief Recovery Seminar for those who have lost, those who want to prepare themselves for loss, or those helping others who have lost loved ones on Friday, Sept. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to noon and Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. Please RSVP to Philip at laurelcoc2017@gmail or 609-231-1531.

Delaware Wellness Rally is Sept. 22 Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, will host a day of faith, fun, food and fitness as the church's First Place 4 Health (FP4H) group holds its third annual Delaware Wellness Rally on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Charlotte Davis, a registered, licensed dietitian who works as the child nutrition director for an Arkansas public school district. Lisa Karnish, who started the FP4H group at Crossroad in 2014 and is now the local networking leader, will also speak. Participants also will hear inspiring success stories and learn solutions to common struggles. Cost is $25 for online registration until Sept. 9, and $35 after. Healthy refreshments and lunch are included. To learn more and/or register, visit

Dinner/Concert on Sept. 6 Delmarva Gospel Music Association and Crossroads Community Church will host a dinner/concert presenting The Collingsworth Family on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5. Tickets are $45 a person and can be purchased by calling 302-531-7997, at the church or by going online to

Pastor Anniversary St. Matthews First Baptist Church in Laurel will celebrate Pastor Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 9. The messenger at 11 a.m. is Min. Chris Armwood from Greater Faith in Bridgeville and the messenger at 3:30 p.m. is Rev. Dr. Raymond Fisher, pastor, Union Baptist Church in Lincoln.

Special service There will be a special service at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, located at Rt. 13 and Dorothy Rd., on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. featuring Bev and Tom Brumbley, missionaries from Haiti. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact 443-235-5494.

Prayer Unity of Rehoboth Beach welcomes Rev. Ginny Roll to its Spiritual Center on Sunday, Sept. 9. Rev. Roll began her journey towards ministry as Licensed Unity Teacher serving at Unity Renaissance Church in Chesapeake, VA, from 2001 and 2005 and entered the ministerial program at Unity Village in 2005. Rev. Ginny has served in a variety of ministries including Unity Church of Hawaii, Unity Church of Tidewater in Virginia Beach, Unity Fellowship Church in Williamsburg (including five years as Senior Minister) and Unity Church of Tidewater. Her topic for our Lesson will be Prayer. Unity is a welcoming community of Spiritual seekers and founders; enjoying the community of like-minded souls on a similar journey. Feel free to join this journey with the church, which meets at 10 a.m. on Sundays at 98 Rudder Rd., Suite 1-A, just off Long Neck Road at Sea Farer's Village. Free parking and handicap accessible.