Church News
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Free soup and sandwiches New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.

Free lunch and clothing Free lunch and clothing will be offered on Saturday, June 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Luke's Parish Hall. The church is located on 202 North St., Seaford. This event is sponsored by Seaford Wesleyan Church (The Ark). Donations of new or gently-used clothing is gladly accepted. Please call the church office at 628-1020 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

Vacation Bible School Laurel Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School from June 28 to July 2. Kick-off and pre-registration will be June 27 at 7 p.m. Classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with Family Night Finale beginning at 5 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. (west side of Rt 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Alliance Church offers VBS "Heroes of Faith" is the theme of Vacation Bible School at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, June 28-July 2. Each evening begins with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program for children age 4 through grade 6. An adult class, "How to be a Hero to Your Kids" giving marriage and parenting insights is also offered (infant and toddler care available only for parents who attend the adult class). Pre-registration is requested. Registration forms are available in the church lobby Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or online at For more information, call 629-5600.

Women's Day Service Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord will host a Women's Day 2010 Platform Service on Saturday, June 19, at 3 p.m. The theme for the day is "God's Gifts for God's Women" (1st Corinthians 12: 1-14). Whatever your gift, God has a word for you through His nine gifted and anointed messengers.

Old Christ Church's schedule Old Christ Church, an historic church in Laurel, will meet the first Sunday of each month for the summer at 10 a.m. Services will be held on July 4, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5. Services are open to anyone of any denomination and will include refreshments and tours of the church after each service. The traditional "Blessing of Animals" will be held on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. A collection will be taken for local animal shelters. November features a Thanksgiving Day Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. followed by Advent lessons and carols with guest concert artists in December. For more information, call 875-3644 or email and

Epworth Vacation Bible School Epworth United Methodist Church will become "Hero Headquarters" as it hosts Vacation Bible School for ages 3 through 6th graders. Sessions are June 21-25, Monday through Friday, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. with a light snack served. Registration forms are available at the church and online at Registration deadline is Sunday, June 20. A fee of $5 per family is requested to cover materials. Epworth is located on Holland Glade Road, just north of Rehoboth Beach. For more information, call the church office at 227-7743 or visit

Vacation Bible School Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Sts., Laurel, will be holding Vacation Bible School, entitled Hero Headquarters, from June 28 to July 2, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Children from the ages of 4 to 6th grade are welcome to attend. Each day children will learn through the Bible story, music, songs, crafts, games and snacks. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register by picking up a form at the church office. For further information, contact Susan Vanderslice at 877-0579.

Christ Lutheran hosts gospel music Christ Lutheran is hosting a Community Gospel Concert on June 19 at 6 p.m. Amanda Jones and The Kings Ambassadors will be singing. The church is located on Shipley Street in Seaford. For more information, call the church office at 629-9755.

'High Seas Expedition' VBS Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will hold its 2010 Vacation Bible School, "High Seas Expedition," from Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25. VBS will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with a free dinner provided for students beginning at 5 p.m. High Seas Expedition is open to children three years through completion of fifth grade. VBS is open to children of the church and the community. Pre-registration is through June 20. Prior registration greatly assists in the planning and preparation of this adventure. Registration forms are available at the entrances to the sanctuary or in the church office. Forms may also be mailed to you by calling the church office at 337-7409. "High Seas Expedition" is free, however, if anyone wishes to donate to cover the cost per child, then the suggested fees are $15 per child to cover VBS materials, and $6 for a week of dinners.

Gospel Music Benefit Joe Dawson Music Ministry and Laurel Wesleyan Church are sponsoring a night of Gospel Music on Saturday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at Laurel Wesleyan Church. Admission is free. A love offering will be received for the Bradford family, who lost their home in an explosion in April. The church is located at 30186 Seaford Rd. (Alt. 13) in Laurel. For more information, please call 875-5380 or visit

Community Yard Sale Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel will have a church/community yard sale on Saturday, June 19, starting at 7 a.m. Tables will be available for community members for $10. Anyone wishing to donate items for our youth group fundraiser can contact Pastor Julie at 875-4741.

A-Y-C-E Fish Fry Centenary U.M. Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will host an all you can eat fish fry dinner on Saturday, June 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults $10; children (6-12) $5; and children under 6 are free.

Annual meeting at St. Luke's The Annual Parish Meeting at St. Luke's Episcopal Church was held on Sunday, May 23 after the 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Herb Quick and Tom Lee were unanimously elected as new members of the Vestry. They join current Vestry members: Jim Crescenzo, Dawn Conaway, Bruce LeVan, Jinny Coxe, Sue Short, Janet Hubbard and Bonnie Getz. Brunch was served before the start of the meeting at which time the annual reports were distributed. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato chaired the meeting.

St. Luke's newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter, "Luke's Letter" online and also via email. The newsletter is published approximately once a month and is available online at Join our email list by sending a request to St. Luke's services are Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 a.m. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the rector.

Bethel UMC holds Bible school Bethel United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible school for children ages 3 through fifth grade from Monday, June 21, through Thursday, June 24. This year's program is "Egypt: Spend a while on the Nile." Children will take an Old Testament virtual journey to ancient Egypt, where they will experience Joseph's faith journey from prison to the palace, explore an Egyptian marketplace, play ancient games and visit with Joseph. Deadline for registration is Saturday, June 19. To register online, visit Registration may also be done in person at the church on Fourth Street in Lewes, across from Beebe Medical Center's east parking lot. For more information, call the church at 645-9426 or email

Special events at Mt. Calvary Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will host the following special events. Women's Day - Sunday, June 27, 4 p.m. Guest preacher is Pastor Phyllis Duckery of Jericho Faith Deliverance Church in Goldsboro, Md. Fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. The theme is "Women of Grace and Wisdom." All ladies are asked to wear their best hat for this occasion. Come and bring a friend. For more information, call 302-542-5752. Cannon and Robins Family Day - Sunday, July 4. Guest preacher is the Rev. Ronnierre Robinson of St. Paul AME Church, Harrington. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. For more information, call 629-6481.

Emotional wholeness seminar Resolve emotional conflict and achieve emotional freedom from guilt, fear, worry, bitterness, anger, anxiety and more. Laurel Wesleyan Church is offering a free seminar led by Don Loden and Julius Mullen, on Friday, June 25, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

VBS at First Baptist Children ages 4-12 are invited to join the action at the First Baptist Church of Seaford for exciting Bible stories, crafts, games, puppets, music, snacks and prizes. It's all free, so bring your friends and join us each day, June 21-25 (Monday through Friday), 9 a.m. to noon. Parents may register their children online at First Baptist Church is located at 543 N. Bradford St., Seaford. For more information, call 629-7161, ext. 116.