Church News
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Galestown UMC to hold 163rd Homecoming celebration Oct. 21 Galestown United Methodist Church will hold its 163rd Homecoming celebration on Sunday, Oct 21 at 2 p.m. featuring guest speaker Pastor Pam Bockart and Southern Gospel Group Real Hope Trio and Randy Marine. Join the church for an afternoon of song, praise and worship. A dinner will follow at the Eldorado-Brookview Fire Hall.

Breast Cancer Awareness Service New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold their Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Service in memory of Deborah Ann Waller at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Rev. Rosalyn Winder of Mt. Pisgah AME Church will bring the word of life. A light reception will follow the service. For more information, contact Amy Handy at 302-542-8164.

Events at Mt. Calvary Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, will hold the following events:
  • WOW Week - Maggie J. Roberts Women's Missionary Society presents WOW - Week of Worship on Oct. 23-26 at 7 p.m. Services include Testimony Tuesday on Oct. 23, Sweet Hour of Prayer on Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Joy Night on Thursday, Oct. 25. The Salisbury University Gospel Choir will perform on Joy Night.
  • Renewal Revival - Friday, Oct. 26 - Are you tired, looking for answers? Come join us on a journey into God's presence. God promises to provide whatever we ask of Him. Elder Aaron Carr of Church of God and Saints of Christ, Seaford, will be the revivalist and the theme is "The Year of Restoration" from Joel 2:25.
  • Annual Maggie J. Roberts WMS Day - Sunday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - The morning messenger will be the Rev. Frances Benson of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Harrington, and the afternoon messenger will be the Rev. Janice Herman of Friendship United Methodist Church, Millsboro. We will continue the theme, "The Year of Restoration" from Joel 2:25. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m.
For more information, call Timah Ricketts-West at 302-470-5995.

Events at St. Matthews St. Matthews Church, 32129 Wolfe St., Laurel, holds Sunday school for all ages on Sundays at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Annual Trustee Day is at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. The messenger will be the Rev. Dr. Raymond Fisher. For more information, call 302-875-9931.

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. October - Saturday, Oct. 20 - Our Annual Fall Festival with fun for the entire family. A yard sale will begin the day at 7 a.m. with scrapple sandwiches for breakfast. Also enjoy a silent auction and live Southern Gospel music. Oyster fritter sandwiches by the King family. Hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade baked goods, fire engine rides, kids crafts, petting zoo, barrel train rides and hayrides. The Delmarva Model Railroad will be open so all can visit the different sizes of model trains running upstairs above Camelot Hall. Admission is free. Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Trunk or Treat in the parking lot at Camelot Hall, 103 E. State St. November - Sunday, Nov. 18 - The deadline to buy lights for our 6th Annual Community Love Light Tree so names can be displayed on the big banner in the park. Traveling to Harford County the week before Thanksgiving to pick up tree. During the week of Nov. 12, setting of our Annual Community Love Light Tree. Saturday, Nov. 24 - Trimming of our Annual Tree December - Sunday, Dec. 2 - First day of Advent, we will light our 6th Annual Community Love Light Tree at 6 p.m. This event funds many of our ministries that give back to the community. All for St. Stephens UMC, come out and be a part of this annual event. Delmar Community Carol Sing - Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. at St. Stephens UMC. Come and enjoy singing and listen to the music. All are welcome to St. Stephens' Camelot Hall 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.

Concord celebrates 97th reunion A 97-year tradition will continue on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church, when the Sons, Daughters, and Friends of Concord will gather for their annual reunion and dinner. Two locals - Steve Givens and Marty Vincent - will return this year to share their musical talent. Steve Givens, a Seaford native, grew up attending Concord UMC which is where he first started singing in public. He lives in Rehoboth Beach and teaches high school English for the Indian River School District. Marty Vincent is well known in the Seaford area by patrons of Fantasy Beauty Salon where she has been a hairdresser for over 41 years. She started singing as a young child on the "Red River Valley Jamboree," a radio station program in Paris, Texas. Marty has been attending Concord UMC for more than 50 years, and she continues to share her talent with fellow congregants by performing as a soloist and as a member of the choir. The homecoming-type service is followed at 4 p.m. by a chicken & dumplings dinner at the Community House.

The public is invited to the reunion service and dinner. Cost for dinner is $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-12; and free for ages 3 and under. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., east of Seaford. For more information, contact Chris Dukes at 302-629-8049 or Delores Lloyd at 302-629-8177. Sunday Night Gospel Concerts Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will hold Sunday Night Gospel Concerts at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Sunday Night Gospel Concerts Oct. 14 - Homeland Singers Oct. 21 - Danita Robinson Oct. 28 - Humanaires

Events at Mt. Calvary, Bridgeville UMW Sunday The UMW of Mt. Calvary will celebrate UMW Sunday on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the church. This event offers an opportunity to share with members and friends what the church does in the community and around the world. Guest preacher will be Elder Jackie Tyson from Shiloh Temple of Praise in Stafford, Va. The theme will continue the National UMW 2018 theme, "The Power of Bold." The scripture will be II Corinthians 4:8-10. A World Thank offering will be taken during the service. The World Thank Offering is one of United Methodist Women's five channels of undesignated mission giving. A fellowship meal will be served after the service. For more information, contact Sister Cathy Murphy at 302-956-0121. Family and Friends Day On Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m., Mt. Calvary will celebrate their Annual Family and Friends Day. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Jerome E. Tilghman Sr. of the Cambridge-Reid's Grove-Vienna Charge, along with his choir and congregation. The theme is "Family, Faith and Friends-For These We Give Thanks," I Timothy 5:8. The fellowship meal will be served at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Lee at 302-245-8969 or Ginger Speight at 302-542-5752.

Cokesbury UM Church homecoming Cokesbury U.M. Church, located near Reliance, west of Seaford, will hold its homecoming service on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.. Pastor Brian Wheatley will deliver the message. Special music will be performed by Charles Paparella and band. For more information, call 302-629-7414 or 410-430-7382.

Gospel music at Old Christ Church Charles Paparella and the Olivet String Band will perform at Old Christ Church in Laurel at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The church, which was built in 1772, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is in need of repairs. Any donations that are collected will benefit the church. For more information, call 302-536-1384.

King's Little Symphony Concert Enjoy an evening of gospel music presented in arrangements from the big band era and New Orleans jazz from King's Little Symphony at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 28315 Seaford Rd., on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. This seven piece band features the vocals of Todd Crosby, and includes saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, drums, guitar and bass.

Men's Fellowship There will be a Men's Fellowship Anniversary event on Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Matthews First Baptist Church in Laurel. "Sons of Thunder" will be in concert with a free will offering.

Yard sale Bethel Worship Center will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 13 (rain date Oct. 20) from 7 a.m. to noon. There will be hot breakfast sandwiches and coffee from 6:30 to 11 a.m.

Journey to Worship Music reminds us of all we have in common."We use it to punctuate our most meaningful life moments. From birthdays to funerals we frame our special moments with beautiful melodies. Gospel music takes us even higher into the atmosphere of heaven. My dream is to bring together people of different cultures, generations, experiences and backgrounds to form a community singing event that glorifies God and draws us closer to one another. This is why the Journey to Worship Community Concert series was created," said David Griffiths. The concert will take place at the Church of the Nazarene at 10660 Greensboro Rd. in Denton on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for general admission are $25 and $35 for VIP access which includes a reception and meet and greet with the artist and special guest performers.Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (410) 479-2292. The musicians will perform at several churches in and around Denton and will be available for appearances on radio and other media in conjunction with this performance. David Griffiths is about to change the way the world thinks of worship. He has experienced worship from many angles. His father was a pastor, and he has served as a youth pastor, worship leader, minister of music and founder of the group The Praise And Worship Experience. David is passionate about changing our perspective of worship because his love for his Creator makes him passionate about helping others. David has found that worshiping should involve everyday living and not just a service once or twice a week. It's about how we treat people, what we eat, how we spend our time and money. He enjoys singing, playing piano, writing songs and making friends. His hope is that through this blog he will learn more through exchanging thoughts and experiences surrounding seeking God's presence and help others to live lives transformed by worship that nourishes mind, body and spirit.