Church News
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Benefit for Ethan Thompson Gethsemane UMC in Seaford will host a Benefit Auction to help 22-year-old Ethan Thompson who was injured this past summer and is now a quadriplegic. The auction will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 in the church's Fellowship Hall. The church is in need of items to be auctioned. Drop off times for items is 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays at the Fellowship Hall now through Oct. 4. Monetary donations may be made out to GUMC - noted for Ethan Thompson. For more information, contact the church office Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 629-2862 or

American Music Theater trip Join Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel for a trip to the American Music Theater, Lancaster, Pa., to see their Christmas Show on Friday, Dec. 5. Tickets are $75 which include the show, transportation and buffet lunch at Bird-in-Hand. Call the church office at 875-4233 to reserve seating.

Events at St. Stephens Sept. 21 - National Back to Church Sunday; 9 a.m. - contemporary service, coffee and donuts; 10 a.m. - Sunday school for all ages; 11 a.m. - traditional service, luncheon at noon. Oct. 18 - Fall Festival at Camelot Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Oyster sandwiches, crafts, silent auction, hay rides, petting zoo and homemade ice cream. Come enjoy The Kings Ambassadors, The Homeland Singers and The Goodwill Tour. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501 or visit

Blessing of the Animals On Saturday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m., Bethel UMC of Oak Grove will celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Frances with a Blessing of the Animals. Everyone is invited to bring their animal friends in cages or on leashes to receive words of thanksgiving from Pastor Charles Kind. All critters, big and small, including humans, will receive a goodie bag of treats. Bethel UMC is located west of Seaford at 2381 Neal's School Road. In case of rain, the event will be canceled.

Gospel Experience 2014 Storm Shelter Ministry presents Gospel Experience 2014 on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Seaford Banquet Hall (Fire Hall). Appearing will be Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors, Nu Found Joy, Sons of Christ, Darryl Tindley Jr. and Love Defined Band. Doors open at 4 p.m. Soul food platters will be sold. Tickets, which are $15 in advance, are available at Len's Barbershop in Laurel. You can also call 302-212-8647, 302-381-1764 or 410-603-4538. Tickets will also be sold at the door for a higher price.

Rummage Sale St. Luke's Episcopal Church will hold a Rummage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Parish House in Seaford. There will be furniture, dinnerware, cooking utensils, luggage, linens, purses, jewelry, holiday decor, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, Gund and Limoges. For more information, call 629-7979 or visit

Concert pianist at First Baptist G. Richard Deal, national concert pianist and recording artist, will present a piano concert of inspirational music at First Baptist Church of Seaford at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. Deal, of the Chicago, Ill. area, has presented concerts all over the world. He arranges his own sacred piano arrangements and has released six professional recordings. Admission is free and a freewill offering will be taken.

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.

Clothing and Soup Kitchen The Seaford Wesleyan Church will be sponsoring a "Free Clothing and Soup Kitchen" every 2nd Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each month. Location will be at the St Luke's Episcopal Church, 202 North Street Seaford. Call 628-1020 with questions. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Men's Day at Ross Point Celebrate Men's Day at Ross Point Freedom Church at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The service will be held at the Church of God and Saints of Christ building at 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford. Guest preacher will be Bishop Timothy Lucky and the congregation from Sword of the Spirit Church of the Living God International in Philadelphia, Pa. Host pastor is the Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell.

Fall Revival at Christian Church Christian Church of Seaford will hold its Fall Revival on Sept. 21-24. Services will be held on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. The revival begins on Sunday, Sept. 21, with Zack Shelton & 64 to Grayson in concert at 10:30 a.m. Terry Carter, president summit, Theological Seminary, will be the speaker. Carry-in dinner will be held at noon. The Zuggs will lead worship throughout the week. For more information, contact the church at 629-6298 or The church is located at 22581 Sussex Hwy., Seaford.

Chicken BBQ A Chicken BBQ will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Christ the Cornerstone Church located at the corner of Bethel Road in Laurel. Dinner includes 1/2 chicken, baked beans, pickles, roll, chips and drink. Cost is $8.

Yard, Bake & Scrapple Sandwich Sale Crossview Church located at 33056 Bi State Blvd., Laurel, will have a yard sale, bake sale and scrapple sandwich sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Janet at 846-3917.

Benefit Gospel Concert A Gospel Concert to benefit the Bethel Worship Center Food Pantry will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. The concert will feature Jerry Jones, Cross Country Band, Gus Glaros, Brittney Glaros and Jimmy Hoppa as master of ceremonies. The following food items will be available for purchase at 4:30 p.m.: BBQ chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pastries and drinks. Admission cost is a $5 donation. For advance tickets, call 228-2825. Bethel Worship Center is located at 26648 Sussex Hwy., Seaford.

Hymn Sing at St. Paul's St. Paul's UMC invites the community to a night of music at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. This month's Hymn Sing will feature Charlie Paparella and the Olivet Church String Band. The Gospel Band of The Sounds of Joy will open the program at 5:15 p.m. Come join us for an evening that will lift your spirits. A love offering will be taken to benefit their ministries. St. Paul's UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel.