Church News
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Open Mike Christian Night Open Mike Christian Night will be held the first and third Friday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church located at 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway at Dukes Lumber Road. Admission is free and there will be free snacks. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. Always special guests. One person, group singers, young to seniors welcome. Join us for great fellowship, praise and worship. The event is open to the public. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 or visit our new Facebook page "Open Mike Christian Night."

Old Christ Church summer schedule Old Christ Church announces regular summer services on the first Sundays, Aug. 5 and Sept. 2. Services begin at 10 a.m. at Old Christ Church, which is at the corner of Chipmans Pond Road and Christ Church Road in Laurel. Old Christ Church is now part of the Delaware History Trail; more information can be found at We also offer Old Christ Church note cards for sale, $10 for a package of a dozen notes with envelopes. They will be available after the service.

Concert, VBS at Christ Church The Anchormen from Goldsboro, N.C., a southern gospel quartet, will be at Christ Evangelistic Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. A love offering will be taken. The church will hold Vacation Bible School from Aug. 6-10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The theme is "Babylon" and children ages 3 to 12 are invited to attend. Call 875-2915 to register. The church is located at 9802 Camp Rd. in Laurel.

Quaker meeting for worship The Salisbury Friends Worship Group of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) will hold a Christ-centered unprogrammed meeting for worship on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. at Community of Joy church, located at 302 South Blvd., Salisbury, Md. Worship is "unprogrammed" because there is no set format or "order of worship." For more information about this meeting or to learn more about the Salisbury Friends Worship Group's beliefs and practice, call 443-735-6217, or email

Bible Boot Camp Laurel Wesleyan Church will hold VBS Sundays, "Bible Boot Camp," this summer. Join us each Sunday through Aug. 26, from 9 to 10:25 a.m. There will be a 9 a.m. worship service for parents. Kids in preschool through 6th grade are invited to attend. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

GriefShare program offered Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program held at St. John's United Methodist Church. This program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. Robert Collins and his wife, the Rev. Danese Collins, will lead the sessions. Both leaders have completed additional course work in counseling the bereaved and grieving. GriefShare will be held on Wednesdays in the Wesley Lounge of St. John's United Methodist Church. To register or for questions, call 629-9466. Child care is not provided.

Gospel Café Gospel Café held every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Laurel Baptist Church. Free Christian entertainment, live bands, local talent. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd., Laurel.

Consignment Boutique, Art Gallery The Church Mouse Consignment Boutique and Art Gallery, a mission of Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, is now open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A selection of quality furniture, home décor and ladies accessories (jewelry, scarves, handbags) are for sale. Like items are accepted for consignment - the commission fee for these items are 40% to consignor for items selling under $100 and 50% for items over $100. Local art work is also on display and for sale. If you are a local artist and want to display your work for sale in the gallery section there is a fee of 10% for items priced under $50 and 15% for items $51-$150 and a 20% fee for items over $150. All proceeds go to Union United Methodist Church. The church is located at 210 Market St., Bridgeville. For more information, call 604-1244 or email

Kids items accepted Little Grace "Newborn & Children's Closet" at Grace United Methodist Church, 7 S. King St., Georgetown, is accepting newborn and children's clothing as well as any baby and kids items any time. Drop them off at the church office or you can bring them to the closet when it is open on the first and third Thursday every month, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Diane Lockwood at 344-6380.

Special worship hour St. John's United Methodist Church extends an open invitation to come to a special 10 a.m. worship hour on Sunday, Aug. 12. The Itzels, Maryland's premiere independent Christian music ministry, will perform. Bill and Karen, along with their three children, Jessica, Ryan, and Shannon Bailey, have been touring full-time for over 20 years and have over 200 original songs. St. John's is located on North Pine Street in Seaford. Call 629-9466 for more information.

Women's Conference & Luncheon Bethel Worship Center's Sisters in Christ Women's Ministry will present "A Healing Place Women's Conference & Luncheon" on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bethel Worship Center in Seaford. The luncheon will begin at noon. Speaker will be Pastor Brenda Smack. Music will be provided by Agape Tabernacle's Praise & Worship and Jennifer Price-Kimball. There is no charge for the conference because the price was paid on the cross. A free will offering will be taken. For more information, all Lisa Caudill at 875-4719. Rock the Block The Stein Highway Church of God and Teen Challenge are hosting a free event, "Rock the Block" beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, in the church parking lot. There will be free food, concerts, a dance off, games and a balloon bounce. A scooter and other prizes will be given away. Civic organizations will have information available. For information, call Justin at 629-2559.

VBS at St. Paul's St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold "Adventures on Promised Island" Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for ages preschool through 6th grade on Aug. 6-10. To preregister, call Maria Joseph at 519-1419; Sharon Rust at 381-3128 or Miss Bee at 875-2713.

Open House at Blades UMC Blades United Methodist Church, 306 S. Market St., will host an Open House on Saturday, July 28. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 4. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be hot dogs, chips, drinks and children's games. Come see what the traditional Methodist worship experience offers.

Yard Sale and Bake Sale Seaford Nazarene Church, Rt. 13 South, will hold an Inside/Outside Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, Aug. 18. Set up time is 7 a.m. Cost to rent a table inside is $15 and outside is $10. Breakfast and lunch will be sold; eat in or take out. For table reservations or information call 629-6504 or 396-3562.