Church News
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Old Christ Church 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

Mary and Martha's Tea Room Take My Hand Ministry's Mary and Martha's Tea Room will be held Sept. 15, at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. This Christian event is free and open to all women. Pastor Rebecca Jones will be the speaker. Light refreshments will be served, and a free will offering for the speaker will be held.

Seaford Wesleyan hosts yard sale There will be a huge yard sale on Sat., Sept. 18, at Seaford Wesleyan Church. Rent a space for $5. Call the church office at 528-1020 or Marlene Little at 536-1335 for reservations and information. Proceeds of this sale help support the church's community mission works.

Weekly Bible Study A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon in the same location. Elder Cornell Johnson, of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries, is Pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.

New Zion celebrates homecoming New Zion United Methodist Church will be celebrating their annual homecoming on Sept. 12, starting with 11:30 a.m. morning worship. Rev. Timothy Duffield Sr. will preside. The day will continue with dinner at 2 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. the Rev. Lawrence Bell of Maranatha Holistic Gospel Fellowship in Greenwood, Del. will speak. The service begins with a prayer band. The church is located at 428 W. 6th Street, Laurel. All are welcome.

Fall Festival at Snethen UMC Snethen United Methodist Church is holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be food, produce, craft vendors, flea market, yard sale, classic cars, fun and much more. The event will take place, rain or shine. The church is located on Rt. 54, Delmar Road, in Mardela Springs, Md. Vendor, craft and flea market/yard sale space is available. Call 410-341-4520 for information or a registration form.

Gethsemane seeks musicians, singers Gethsemane United Methodist Church on Woodland Ferry Road in Seaford seeks musicians and singers with a country gospel flair. The 10:30 a.m. service is adding a new, fresh twist to the praise music and needs violin, banjo, guitar and voices. If you can help, call 629-2862.

Free weekly soup social A free weekly soup social is held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office daily, 9 a.m. to noon, at 875-4233.

'Walking For The Homeless' A "Walking For The Homeless" Walk-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. The two mile walk begins at Delaware Avenue on the Boardwalk at 9 a.m. Check in is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. All proceeds benefit the homeless shelters in Sussex County.

The event is sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church Women in Rehoboth. Registration deadline is Sept. 24. For more information, call Christina Miller at 227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at 644-1159.

Fall bazaar and luncheon Christ United Methodist Church, located at 510 S. Central Ave., in Laurel, will hold their annual Fall Bazaar and Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts, a bake table and a country store.

Dinner at Bethel UMC Bethel United Methodist Church, 3435 Harper Rd., Federalsburg, Md., will sponsor a dinner on Friday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Cost is $10. Dinner will include fried chicken, fish, ham, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, green beans, cornbread, bread and cake. Dinners will include everything on the menu. The dinner is sponsored by the trustees and finance committees of Bethel Church. Orders may be called in on the day of the event at 410-754-8494.

200 Years of Christian Service Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Nov. 7, 2010. The service will begin at 2 p.m. There will be special music featuring the Jones Boys. The Rev. Randy Booth of Wisconsin will be our special speaker. Fellowship will follow at the community house following the service. Everyone is welcome. Come out and enjoy the blessed day of celebration with us.

Praise & Worship Competition For 17 years Mountaire has provided Delmarva with a gospel talent competition. During that time, over $300,000 in prize winnings has been distributed to local churches through various choral contests. This fall, Mountaire Farms will unveil its latest event, The Delmarva Praise & Worship Competition. Taking place Oct. 14-16 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth, this three day event will feature praise and worship teams from across the Peninsula, all competing for $6,000 in prize money. Local teams have until Sept. 20 to enter this prestigious competition.Performance dates are assigned on a first come, first served basis. There is a $20 entry fee which will go to purchase staple food items to benefit Mountaire's Thanksgiving for Thousands program. Teams can range in size from five to 25 members.Epworth United Methodist Church features state-of-the-art staging and sound equipment, a spacious seating area, and will be selling chicken dinners for charity throughout the competition. For more information and a registration form, visit or contact Roger Marino at 934-3123 or by email at

'Real Talk' session at Mt. Calvary Teenagers - need to talk? Join us at our "Real Talk" session. This is a special time for teens to come and express their feelings about church, God and understanding God's will for their lives - no holding back. This session is for all teenagers between the ages of 12 to 18 at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. This session will be held the third Saturday of themonth beginning Saturday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Marsha Gale at 410-330-7999.

New service time The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, is changing their service on Sundays to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 875-7814.