Church News
Thursday, June 12, 2014
MWM meets on June 14 Mothers With a Mission (MWM) will hold their second open meeting on Saturday, June 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Georgetown Public Library. Led by Candy Abbott, MWM seeks to build up godly mothers in an effort to give the world something to aspire to. The group is made up of mothers who think it is about time to speak up and do something positive to bring back morality and spirituality to the nation we call home. To register for the meeting, visit If you can't make the meeting or would like more information about the group, visit You may also contact Abbott at 856-6649 or 542-8510 or email

Sussex County Prayer Breakfast Tickets are on sale for the 37th annual Sussex County Prayer Breakfast to be held on Tuesday, June 17. Pastor Saint Clair Sterling from Delmarva Teen Challenge in Seaford will be the featured guest speaker. Pastor Sterling grew up in Kingston Jamaica in a life filled with drug addiction and recklessness. He found a new life in Christ through the ministry of Teen Challenge Jamaica. He is currently the men's supervisor at Delmarva Teen Challenge in Seaford. The Sussex County Prayer Breakfast is held each year to bring citizens and community leaders together for a morning of ministry, music and personal reflection. The event is attended by business professionals, community leaders and various representatives of local, county, state and federal governments. Ticket sales and community sponsorships help support this annual event. Former County Councilman Dale R. Dukes is again volunteering his time to coordinate the breakfast. The breakfast will begin at 6:45 a.m. on June 17, at Crossroad Community Church, Rt. 404 and State Forest Road, west of Georgetown. The ministry and music portion of the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $110 per table of eight and will be available on a first-come, first served basis. For tickets and more information, call Dukes at 875-7551 or mail a check by June 10, payable to Sussex County Prayer Breakfast, to Dale Dukes, 28504 Dukes Lumber Rd., Laurel, DE 19956.

All-you-can-eat Fish Fry Centenary UMC located at 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will host an all-you-can-eat Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and children under 6 are free. Carry-outs are available.

Open Mike Christian Night Open Mike Christian Night is the first and third Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Lighthouse Church. Free admission and free snacks. Bring your singing talents and CD or musical instrument. One person, group singers, young to seniors are welcome. Enjoy singing, praises and testimonials to the Lord. An array of great singers are already lined up. The church is located at 27225 Kaye Rd., Laurel. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115. Visit us on Facebook at Open Mike Christian Night.

Grief support group GriefShare, a 13 week nondenominational grief support group is being offered by St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford, beginning Sunday, June 22. Sessions will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. GriefShare is a biblical based program for the journey of grief and recovery utilizing video, workbook and group discussion. It is nondenominational and all are welcome. To join, call the office of St. John's at 629-9466 to register.

Jeannette's in concert Asbury United Methodist Church, Rt. 9, near Hardscrabble, will welcome Jimmy and Pattie Jeannette as they bring a special service of music and message on Sunday, June 22 at 9:15 a.m. Jimmy Jeannette, a rural mail carrier, has a special gift of song and sharing his love of God with fellow Christians.

Pattie joins him in beautiful songs which will comfort and inspire. Asbury welcomes all to come and join in this special servic

Home repair program available Homeowners in rural areas who need repairs to their home but can't afford regular loans may be eligible for a USDA Rural Development loan at only one percent interest. Seniors, age 62 and older, may qualify for free home repairs up to $7,500 through the USDA Rural Development grant program. Funding may become limited after June 30. "We are looking for lower income homeowners that need help fixing or replacing a roof, installation or repair of a septic system, replace storm doors and windows, or other repairs to correct or remove existing health, safety, sanitary and accessibility issues," said Bill McGowan, Delaware and Maryland director for USDA Rural Development. For more information, contact the Maryland/Delaware Rural Development Office at 302-857-3595 or 800-670-6553.

Services at Old Christ Church Summer services for Old Christ Church, Laurel, will be held at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month, June through September. The services are conducted according to an historic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, celebrated by the Rev. Howard Backus and sermon. Come as you are and enjoy worship in this church which was built in 1771. For more information, call 875-3644.

VBS at Centenary UMC Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Sts., Laurel, will hold Vacation Bible School, "Weird Animals," from June 23-27, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Children from the ages of 4 through 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 more information, contact Sharon Whaley at 875-2778.

VBS at Trinity UMC Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel will hold Vacation Bible School - Weird Animals - on June 23-27, nightly from 6:30 to 8:30, for kids ages 3 to 12. Enjoy a week of Bible fun as we talk about God's unique creation and how each living thing and human being is wonderfully and beautifully made. See how each one of us is different and how Jesus loves us just the way we are. Call 875-54741 for more information.

'Arrow Island' VBS First Baptist Church of Seaford presents "Arrow Island," its 2014 Vacation Bible School program, Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11 from 7 a.m. to noon. A closing celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 13. Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to attend. Registration deadline is June 30. To register, visit For more information, visit 629-7161, ext. 116. The church is located at 543 N. Bradford St., Seaford.

VBS at Christian Church of Seaford Christian Church of Seaford will hold Vacation Bible School - Kingdom Rock - on June 16-20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be food, games, snacks and Bible stories. On Friday, June 20, there will be a grill out with a camping theme. Call 629-6298 or email

VBS at Concord UMC Vacation Bible School will be held June 23 through June 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly at Concord UM Church near Seaford. Experience the wonders of God - the One who works wonders - and discover how the ordinary becomes extraordinary! Grab a hammer, find a paintbrush and put on your creative thinking cap at Cokesbury's "Workshop of Wonders," where kids will imagine and build with God. Each evening participants will engage in activities involving Bible stories, music, crafts, recreation, snacks and more. VBS is open for those in pre-K through teens. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 628-8114 for more information or to register.