Church News
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Bus trip to Women of Faith Gethsemane United Methodist Church will host a bus trip to Women of Faith in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 6-7.Trip includes hotel, bus and event. For information, email or call 302-236-4069.

Lightning Strikes concert series The Lightning Strikes concert series, at The Lighthouse Church, located at 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway at Dukes Lumber Road, Laurel, is held every second and fourth Saturday of the month. There is a $4 donation at the door and ages 12 and under are free. For details, go to or call 875-7814.

Outdoor Gospel Music Festival Laurel St. Paul's UMC will have their 6th Annual Outdoor Gospel Music Festival at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy Charles Paparella and the Olivet Church String Band, Sounds of Joy and The Island Boys. Hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream and more will be available. All proceeds benefit the St. Paul's Youth Program. For more information, call 258-8810.

July Christmas Festival fundraiser Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel will hold a fundraiser, A July Christmas Festival, Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13. On Thursday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be an AUCE Spaghetti Dinner (pay at the door). On Friday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. a lunch will be held. There will be chicken salad sandwiches, chili, vegetable beef soup and hot dogs. On Saturday, July 13 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., breakfast and lunch will be served. The menu includes scrapple sandwiches, oyster fritters, burgers, ice cream, apple dumplings and baked goods. There will also be a yard sale, face painting from 9:30 a.m. to noon and meet Santa from 10 a.m. to noon. For Christmas and/or yard sale vendor space, call 228-7267 or 875-5415 (leave a message).

Summer Service Schedule Old Christ Church, Laurel will be open for regular Sunday services on the first Sunday of each month, June through September. The services, Holy Eucharist and Sermon, will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 1.

VBS at Trinity UMC Trinity UMC will hold its 2013 Vacation Bible School (VBS), SonWest Roundup, with an old west flavor from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through July 12. Parents are encouraged to stay, hear the stories and enjoy the fun, food and fellowship with their children ages 3 to 12. We are a loving Safe Sanctuary church community and we welcome all children regardless of church background or faith. To register, call 875-7715 or 875-4741 and leave a message with the names and number of children as well as a call back number for verification. You can also register at the door starting at 6:15 the first night.

VBS at St. Paul's UMC St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold Vacation Bible School (VBS) on Aug. 5-9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year's theme is God's Backyard Bible Camp under the sun and stars. VBS is open for ages Pre-K through 6th grades. Pre-registration is requested by calling 875-2713. For more information, call and ask for Miss Bee.

Come learn how we all are called to serve Jesus.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night is the first and third Friday of every 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. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. One person, group singers, young to seniors welcome. Free admission and free snacks. For more information call Dean at 875-2115. Visit "Open Mike Christian Night" on Facebook.

Writing group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. Meetings are held the third Tuesday night of each month at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Call 628-4594 for more information. Movie Night resumes this fall Christian Movie Night at Laurel Baptist Church is on hiatus for the summer. It will resume on Sept. 27. For more information, call Pastor Steve at 381-1850.

VBS at Alliance Church "Jesus: God Comes to Earth" is the theme of Vacation Bible School at Atlanta Road Alliance Church, July 29 through Aug. 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., for children ages 4 through grade 6. Pre-registration is requested. Registration forms are available in the church lobby, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by emailing The church is located at 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, approximately 1 1/2 miles north of Stein Highway. For more information, call 629-5600.

Hymn Sing at Concord UMC A Hymn Sing will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford. Enjoy musical entertainment by area musicians Chuck Bensavage, Al Miller, John Davis, Earl Stanley, Bob DiGennaro, Joe Hall and Derrick Mullen, who will perform vocals as well as a variety of instruments including the guitar, bass and harmonica. For more information, call 628-8114.

St. Stephens UMC fundraiser St. Stephens UMC will have a Love Light Tree to raise money for its many ministries. A Love Light Tree is a Christmas tree decorated with multi-color lights for Christmas and the different colored lights represent different types of ways of honoring loved ones. A minimum of $5 is requested per light and larger gifts are welcome. Checks should be payable to St. Stephens Church with "Love Light Tree," in the memo. Mail checks to: St. Stephens Church, 101 East State St., Delmar, DE 19940.

Hymn Sing at Shiloh There will be a Hymn Sing at Shiloh Community Church, 14181 Shiloh Church Rd., at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Featured singers will be The Ole Time Gospel Singers. Fellowship will follow in the Social Hall. For more information, contact Nancy at 339-3341.

Missionaries to speak Delmar Wesleyan Church will host newly retired missionaries from Zimbabwe, Quinn and Martha Morgan at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. The missionaries will share their experiences.