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.
St. Stephens Fall Festival 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 www.ststephensumc.com.
Blessing of the Animals St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Bridgeville will hold a Blessing of the Animals at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Bring your animals both large and small and join us as we ask God's blessing on all that He has created.
Gospel Cafe The Gospel Cafe will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel. The Klucas Sisters will make a special appearance along with many other artists from the Shore. Dinner, which begins at 5 p.m., includes dessert and drink for $10. Everyone is welcome. The Gospel Cafe is non-denominational. For more information, call Nancy at 875-5539.
GriefShare support group GriefShare, a 13 week nondenominational grief support group, is being offered by St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford. Sessions begin on Sunday, Oct. 12 and will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. GriefShare is a biblical based program. Call the office of St. John's United Methodist Church at 629-9466 to register.
Homecoming at Providence Church Providence United Methodist Church in Georgetown will hold a Homecoming Service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Guest speaker will be Pastor Joe Roszin and special music will be presented by Brittany Lewis of Pocomoke, Md. A covered dish dinner will follow the service. The church is located at 24969 Shortly Road, Georgetown. For more information, call 856-6178 or 542-6171.
Annual Walk for the Poor The Society of St. Vincent dePaul's 3rd Annual Walk for the Poor in Seaford will be held on Friday, Oct. 3. Pledges to support the walkers can be made at the registration table at the opening of the event at the A.C.E. Center on Bradford Street (across from Davelli's) at 5 p.m. All funds raised will be used locally to support the efforts of the society's conference at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The walk route is from the A.C.E. Center to the church and back; this is a one mile walk. The public is invited to participate. For more information and to make donations, contact Lynne Betts at 629-3949 or visit www.svdpusa.org.
'Free Clothing and Soup Kitchen' Seaford Wesleyan Church sponsors a "Free Clothing and Soup Kitchen" every second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 202 North St., Seaford. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 628-1020.
Free Thanksgiving Meal A free Thanksgiving Day meal will be held at the Lighted Pathway Family Life Center in Seaford on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Life Center is located at 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. Everyone is invited. To volunteer or sponsor the event, call 629-8583 or attend one of the planning meetings at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4 or Nov. 18.
Autumn concert Old Christ Church League will hold an autumn concert at Old Christ Church, Laurel, on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Harpist Joy Slavens will perform with an ensemble of four students presenting a variety of group and solo pieces, including classical and sacred music. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. Come join us for beautiful music on the shores of Chipman's Pond. For more information, call 875-3644.
Yard Sale at St. Paul's St. Paul's UMC in Laurel invites the community to join us for a Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 4. Tables are $10 each.
Baked goods, hot dogs and other refreshments will be for sale. The event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds benefit evangelism outreach. To reserve a table, call Rhonda at 381-6151.
Events at Union UMC Union United Methodist Church (UUMC) in Bridgeville will hold a Fall Harvest Buffet Dinner and Music at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Fellowship Hall. The meal will be prepared and served by the United Methodist Women and Worship Committee. This is a ticketed event, cost is $10 per person payable by cash or check. Seating is available for 100 people. Tickets are non-refundable and all proceeds will benefit UUMC. Come join us for great food, fellowship and wonderful music! For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Joan Hastings at 337-7409, ext. 16. A Community Fall Party for children and youth will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26. There will be refreshments, games and a hayride through town. All small children must be accompanied by an adult for the hayride. Come and join us for a fun evening, free and open to all. For more information, contact Joan Hastings, program director, at 337-7409, ext. 16. The church presents "The Talk We Need to Have," on Saturday, Nov. 8. This event will feature a variety of speakers that will provide information on how we can prepare our family members for a time when difficult medical/financial decisions need to be made and we are no longer capable of making those decisions. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast followed by speakers from 9 to noon. Scheduled speakers include Procino-Wells and Woodward, LLC; Edward Jones, Financial Investment; Alzheimer's Association; Hospice and Parsell's Funeral Homes and Crematorium. This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call Joan Hastings, program director, at 302-337-7409, ext. 16 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Dinner and Movie Night Crossview Church at 33056 Bi State Blvd., Laurel, is having a dinner and movie night on Saturday, Oct. 11. Dinner, which is at 6 p.m., includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and iced tea for $5. The movie, Road to Redemption, will begin at 7 p.m. and includes free popcorn and drinks. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Janet at 846-3917.
Galestown Homecoming Galestown United Methodist Charge will have their 159th Homecoming Celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. There will be no morning service. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Fred Duncan, district superintendent. Special music will be by Charlie Paparella and The Olivet String Band, The Rocking Grannies and Randy Marine.
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.
Tailgate 2014 at Laurel Nazarene Laurel Nazarene Church invites you to join us at Tailgate 2014 at North Laurel Elementary School on Sunday, October 19. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a worship service. There will be free hot dogs, brats, chips, baked goods, drinks, inflatables and cotton candy. Bring a chair and wear your favorite team's jersey.