Church News
Thursday, July 31, 2014
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 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.

Gospel Cafe at Christ Evangelistic Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel presents the Gospel Cafe, a non-denominational event, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. Dinner, catered by Marilyn's Catering, will be held at 5 p.m. Music, which begins at 6 p.m., features Rowdy Harrison and 5-year-old Brady Chaffinch playing and singing with the Gospel Cafe Band plus many other local, talented artists. Everyone is welcome to join us for an evening of food, fellowship and praise to the Lord. For more information and tickets for dinner, contact Nancy at 875-5539. The church is located at 9802 Camp Rd., Laurel.

Southern Gospel Singing Delmar First Baptist Church, Delmar, Md., will have a Southern Gospel Concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, with the group "The Dove Quartet." Come and be blessed! There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Russell Smart at 846-2253.

Bethel Charge presents VBS program Bethel Charge will host a one day Vacation Bible School (VBS) program, "Shake It Up Cafe," on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church, Laurel. Children ages 3 (potty trained please) through 12 are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of games, crafts, music and stories all designed to give children a recipe for living out God's Word. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please send an email to and let us know you are interested in attending and we will send you a registration form to be filled out for each child. Children may arrive beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.

Asbury welcomes the Jeannette's Asbury United Methodist Church, Rt. 9, near Hardscrabble, will welcome Jimmy and Pattie Jeannette as they bring a special service of music and message at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3. Jimmy, a Georgetown rural mail carrier, has a special gift of song and sharing his love of God with fellow Christians. Pattie joins him in beautiful music which will comfort and inspire. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Events at St. Stephens Aug. 15 - Movie night in State Street Park in Delmar. Snowie will be there at 8 p.m., movie at dusk. Sept. 14 - Beef and Dumpling dinner at the VFW in Delmar to benefit Relay for Life. Oct. 18 - Fall Festival at Camelot Hall featuring the Homeland Singers. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501 or visit

VBS for mentally challenged The BSSP Program at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will host its summer Vacation Bible School program on Aug. 11-15, for mentally challenged youth and adults. The theme is "Gangway to Galilee" where we will explore the Sea of Galilee. Students will sing, pray and learn that Jesus gives amazing grace. A light dinner will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Class is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bible stories will be told by a storyteller and there will be puppets, music, games and crafts. Come join the fun and bring a friend. For more information, call Leona at 629-2770 or Donna at 629-4183.

Monthly writers' group Have you always wished you could write stories, articles or even a book, but don't know how to begin? Have you drafted manuscripts, but need help getting them published? Whether you are a novice or have achieved success in writing, you are invited to join Kingdom Writers Fellowship. We are a small, warm and welcoming writers' group that meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.

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.