Church News
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Christ Lutheran anniversary Christ Lutheran Church has offered a Bible class for the mentally challenged for 50 years. The class meets each Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. The class began in 1964 when it was determined that a church member needed a Sunday school more suited to her needs. Jeanne Scheriferstein was that member and she is still a member today. Mark Murphy and Dale Perry, other charter members, are also still members. The congregation at Christ Lutheran Church invites the community to help celebrate this milestone with a program followed by a luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 1. For details contact Leona Tull at 629-2770.

Gospel Song Concert Sweet sounds of music will reach the heavens at the Gospel Song Concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Grace United Methodist Church, Market Street, Georgetown. Featured performers are the Fergenson family. Light refreshments will be available. This program is sponsored by the Richard Allen Coalition.

Griefshare at St. John's Griefshare is being offered by St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, from 4-5:30 p.m., in the Wesley Lounge. On Sunday, Nov. 2, we will discuss When Your Spouse Dies. We will learn how some of our feelings are normal and discuss ways to survive the death of a spouse. For more information, call 629-9466. No children as childcare is not offered.

Gospel concert at First Baptist Delmar First Baptist Church in Delmar, Md., will hold a southern gospel concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, with the "King's Ambassadors." Everyone is welcome. Admission is free but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Russell Smart at 846-2253.

Homecoming at Woodland UMC The Woodland United Methodist Church annual Homecoming Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. The Rev. Boyd Etter, former district superintendent of the Dover District, will be the guest speaker. Special music will be provided by Lilly Wooten from Cambridge, Md. All are invited. A covered dish dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no morning worship service.

Heroin Alert Drug Awareness Program The Lighted Pathway Family Life Center and the A.C.E. Center has invited the Heroin Alert Drug Awareness Program from New Castle County to present their program on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Events start at 10 a.m. The Heroin Alert Program is an educational and emotionally moving multimedia presentation that will be presented to the Sussex County community at the Lighted Pathway Family Life Center, 425 E. Stein Highway, Seaford. Contact Dan Southern at 410-924-3046 or 302-629-8583 or Jim Martin at 302-858-8556 for more information.

Homecoming at St. Johnstown UMC St. Johnstown United Methodist Church of Greenwood will celebrate its 235th Anniversary and Homecoming at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. The church is located one miles east of Greenwood on St. Johnstown Road. Pastor Bruce Rogers will lead the service, Sharon Morgan will bring the message and the Good News Tour and Donnie Lofland will bless us with songs. Refreshments will follow the service. All are welcome.

Roast Beef Dinner Mt. Olivet UMC will hold their Annual Roast Beef Dinner in the Fellowship Hall at Mt. Olivet on Friday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal is served buffet style and take out will be available. There will be a silent auction for your enjoyment.

Gospel concert at First Baptist Delmar First Baptist Church in Delmar, Md., will hold a southern gospel concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, with the "King's Ambassadors." Everyone is welcome. Admission is free but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Russell Smart at 846-2253.

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. 21, Nov. 4 or Nov. 18.

Events at Union UMC Union United Methodist Church (UUMC) in Bridgeville 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

Events at Wesley UMC Wesley United Methodist Church in Seaford will hold the following events: Mondays, 8 a.m. - Bagels and Bible Study/Women's Bible Study - "The Frazzled Female" Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - Adult Bible Study - "Luke" and Kingdom Kids Youth Group (ages 4-11) Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. - Movie Night - "Mercy Rules" Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 - Movie Night (movie to be determined) Sunday, Dec. 14 (time to be determined) - "Jerry Jones" in concert

The Book Event Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown will hold The Book Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. The Book Event will feature more than 20 local Christian authors. Buy books for you and your loved ones, or donate them to people in need. For more information, contact Judi at 302-684-3603.

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.

2014 Thanksgiving for Thousands Mountaire Farms begins its 20th year as sponsor of the Thanksgiving for Thousands food drive program in Delmarva, helping families in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia enjoy a holiday meal. On Saturday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m., volunteers from American Legion Posts in Sussex and Kent counties, along with church and other community volunteers, will be positioned at the following stores helping with the food drive program: Hockers's Supercenter in Ocean View; Super Fresh - West Ocean City, Md., Rehoboth Beach; Redner's - Georgetown, Milford, Camden; Giant - Long Neck, Millville; Safeway - Rehoboth Beach; Wal-Mart - Rehoboth, Georgetown, Milford. On Monday, Nov. 24, at 8:30 a.m., volunteers will be at the Mountaire Farms Selbyville warehouse packing 10,000 boxes of staples and a Mountaire roaster to help feed more than 45,000 individuals this holiday season. For information or to volunteer these food items, contact Roger Marino at Mountaire Farms at or call 934-3123.

'Moses' at Sight & Sound John Wesley UMC Seaford is sponsoring a trip to see the play, Moses, at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Cost, which is $125 for adults and $95 for children, includes the show at 2:45 p.m. and family style dinner at Hershey Farms at 6:15. Bus leaves at 10 a.m. from Big Lots in Seaford. The first payment of $40 is due Oct. 3, the second payment of $40 on Nov. 30 and the balance of $45 is due Dec. 31. For more information, contact Joyce Banks at 245-6177 or 349-5816. Sorry, no refunds.

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.