Church News
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Old Christ Church 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

'Fresh Connection' services Centenary UMC, located at the corner of Market and Poplar Streets in Laurel, is starting a new service, "Fresh Connection."This service will be held the third Saturday of each month through May, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Blair Hall at 875-8106.

Southern Salvation in concert Steve Hess and Southern Salvation will be in concert at Mt.Vernon United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 300 Church Street, Sharptown. All are welcome. A love offering will be taken.

Western Sussex Crop Walk The 16th annual Western Sussex CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 3. Registration for the walk begins at 2:30 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School and the walk starts at 3 p.m. Walkers are asked to bring canned goods that will be delivered to the Seaford Food Closet. For more information, call 841-7450, email or visit

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.

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.

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.

Divorce Support Group A Divorce Recovery Support Group will be held at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel, on Monday nights, beginning Oct. 4,at 7 p.m. Call 875-5380 for questions or to register.

Chicken and dumpling dinner Centenary UMW will sponsor an all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the dining hall.

Adults are $10; children 6-12 are $5; and children under 6 are free. Sweets are also available. Centenary United Methodist Church is located at the corners of Market and Poplar streets in Laurel.

Concert at Sam Yoder's Oct. 16 The public is invited to a night of Gospel Music and praising God at Sam Yoder's Farm, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston, with Gaither Homecoming Artist and Dove Award winner Donnie Sumner, from Hendersonville, Tenn., International award-winning recording artist and two-time number one Gospel songwriter Jerry Jones, and the much loved Hagans Family Southern Gospel group from Christiana, Pa. Food is available for purchase by Marylyn's Catering at 5 p.m. Concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $10 each, $15 for front row. Call Tammy at 302-398-4711 or Jeannie or Jerry Jones at 302-228-4813 or 302-363-3201.

200 Years of Christian Service Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Nov. 14. 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.

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. 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.

Cokesbury homecoming Cokesbury United Methodist Church, located near Reliance, is having their homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Linda Mariner. Jerry Jones will provide special music and dinner will follow.

Concord's 89th reunion Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord's 89th reunion takes place on Saturday, Oct 16, beginning at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be fellowship, a dedication, and a memorial service to honor those Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord who have passed away since last years' reunion. Rev. Diane E. Melson, will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with music by pianist and singer Everett Warrington. A chicken & dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at the community house. The public is invited to the dinner; Adults $9; Children 4-12 $5; 3 & under free. The church will be open for visitors to see items of historical interest to the neighborhood and church. Commemorative items such as Christmas ornaments, crocks, pen & ink prints (all depicting the church), and bricks will be for sale. For details call President Frances Givens at 629-2659 or Secretary Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687.