Church News
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 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.

Outdoor Gospel Music Festival
St. Paul's UMC, located at 32837 Old Stage Rd., Laurel, will have their 7th Annual Outdoor Gospel Music Festival on Saturday, July 26 at 4 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy The Murray Family, Sounds of Joy, The Island Boys and The Homeland Singers.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream and other items will be available. All proceeds benefit the St Paul's Youth Program. For information, call 258-8810.

VBS at St. Paul's
St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel will have Vacation Bible School (VBS) on Aug. 4-8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year's theme is Jungle Safari. VBS is open for ages Pre-K through 6th grade. Pre-registration is recommended. A light dinner will be provided for early arriving children from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. For more information, call Miss Bee at 875-2713.

VBS at Mount Olivet UMC
Mount Olivet UMC in Seaford will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, SonTreasure Island, Monday, Aug. 4 through Friday, Aug. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will also be a closing program during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 10.
Children ages 3 (potty trained) through entering 6th grade are invited to attend. Children who are not potty trained must be accompanied by a parent.
There is no cost to attend.
Registration forms are available online at For more information, call the church office at 629-4458 or email

VBS at Laurel Wesleyan Church
Join the Vacation Bible School adventure, "Adventures in His Mighty Kingdom," at Laurel Wesleyan Church, nightly, Aug. 11-15 from 6:30 to 8:30. Children ages 3 through 12 are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 875-5380 or visit

VBS at Bethel UMC
Bethel UMC of Oak Grove, located west of Seaford at 2381 Neal's School Road, will hold Vacation Bible School on Aug. 18-22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for kids in pre-K to fifth grade.
Each night the children will learn about God and his love for us through Bible stories, music, crafts, games and snacks.
For more information and to register, call 629-6126.

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.

GriefShare group at St. John's
St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford is offering GriefShare, a 13 week non-denominational grief support group.
GriefShare is a biblical based program for the journey of grief and recovery utilizing video, workbook and group discussion. For more information and to register, call the church office at 629-9466.

Project helps area homeowners
Recently, 42 young adults and 15 team leaders from First Presbyterian churches in Rome, Utica, Holland Patent and Augusta, N.Y. partnered with Milford Housing Development Corporation's (MHDC) Home Repair Project (HRP) to provide emergency home repair to eight Delaware homeowners.
The group replaced four roofs, six sets of steps, nine windows and constructed a handicap ramp totaling 1,824 volunteer hours for the week.
The Home Repair Project provides emergency-related, health and safety repairs to qualified Delaware homeowners. Since 1991, the Home Repair Project has helped thousands of families make their homes safer.
For more information about MHDC or The Home Repair Project, visit or call 302-422-8255.

John Wesley UMC Camp Meeting
John Wesley UMC of Seaford will hold its annual camp meeting on Saturday, July 26.
Breakfast is at 9 a.m. There will be fish, chicken and crab cake sandwiches, corn on the cob, funnel cakes, homemade ice cream, baked goods, sodas and water at 11 a.m.
Vendors can rent space for $10 (bring your own table). There will be yard sale items, a produce truck, a water dunking booth and face painting.
The Rev. Miller of Macedonia AME Church in Seaford will preach and her choir will sing.
For more information, call 629-9215.

VBS at Victory Tabernacle
Victory Tabernacle Church of God in Laurel presents SonTreasure Island VBS on Aug. 8 from 6:30-9 p.m., Aug. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Aug. 10 at 11 a.m.
The church is located at 28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel. For info, call 302-542-2835.