Church News
Thursday, December 11, 2014
 
Christmas events at Concord UMC Concord United Methodist Church in Seaford invites the public to attend the following events and share in the joy of the holiday season. Wednesday, Dec. 17 - 7 p.m. Advent Bible Study Saturday, Dec. 13 - 1 p.m. Christmas Caroling Sunday, Dec. 21 - 6:30 p.m. Christmas Program featuring church youth and choir Wednesday, Dec. 24 - 9 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Communion Upcoming event - Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 - 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fundraiser - Homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts for sale and a yard sale The church is on Rt. 20A, east of Sussex Highway at 25322 Church Road. For more information, call 628-8114.

Christmas at Laurel Wesleyan Laurel Wesleyan Church welcomes you this Christmas season. Sunday, Dec. 14 - Jingle Jam Family Event - 9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 - Children's Christmas Choir - 9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Candlelight Christmas Eve Service - 6 p.m. Laurel Wesleyan is located at 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel.

Christmas at St. Luke's St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Front Street in Seaford, announces its schedule for Advent and Christmas.
  • Advent in Worship - Sundays at 9 a.m., Dec. 14 and 21
  • Listen and Reflect - Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 17
  • Christmas Eve Celebration - Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.
  • Christmas Morning - Dec. 25, at 9 a.m.
This Advent, the Wednesday evening program will start with a light meal of soup and bread at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, followed by a Listen and Reflect meditation at 7 p.m. led by Pastor Marianne Ell. For more information, call the church office at 629-7979 or visit www.stlukesseaford.org.

Christmas Concert The public is invited to share in the joy of Christ's birth at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Bridgeville Banquet Center as Art Bush and Co. present their "Christmas Concert" with Christ's Church of New Hope. Art Bush and Co. is a quartet of Christian ministers (Art Bush, Tracy Tooley, Steven Foster and Jeff Bush) who have coordinated their collective talents for the past 20 years in touring the eastern United States to present a concert of contemporary and old-time Christmas favorites. This free concert is sponsored by Christ's Church of New Hope and will meet at the Banquet Center in Bridgeville (next to Jimmy's Grille). A free will offering will be received. For more information, call Johnny Herbst at 258-5875.

Christmas Concert at Wesley Jerry Jones Ministries will provide a Christmas Concert at Wesley United Methodist Church, 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. All are invited. Love offering only. For more information, call 228-4813.

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, Dec. 14, we will discuss God's Prescription for Grief. We will discuss how to position ourselves for God's healing. For more information, call 629-9466. No children as childcare is not offered.

Centenary Christmas services On Sunday, Dec. 14 at the 10 a.m. worship service, the Chancel Choir at Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will present a Christmas Cantata, "The First Noel," directed by Linda Premo and organist, Karen Tull. The Youth Choir will present a Cantata entitled, "David's Dynasty," on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. Christmas Eve services will be at held at 7 p.m. with Communion at 10 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Musical at Atlanta Road Alliance The Atlanta Road Alliance Church choir, under the direction of Richard Trice, will present "My Heart Longs for Christmas" on Friday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. This new musical is a combination of traditional carols and remarkable songs reminding us that, while all the trimmings of Christmas are good, the deepest longing of our hearts is for Jesus. The presentations are free and everyone is welcome. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford.

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.

Events at Messiah's Vineyard Messiah's Vineyard Church in Laurel is offering the following holiday events: Kid's Christmas Party - Sunday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. - pizza party, moon bounce, games, crafts, gifts and more. Ages 3-12.

Kid's Christmas Program - The community is invited to a special Christmas program presented by MVC Kid's on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Live animals, zip-lining angels, bell choir, special songs and dance. Christmas Eve Service - Wednesday, Dec. 24 from 6-7 p.m. - worship, message, candlelight communion.

Cookie and fudge sale Homemade Christmas cookie and fudge sale at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. Scrapple sandwiches will be available.

Events at Messiah's Vineyard Messiah's Vineyard Church in Laurel is offering the following holiday events: Kid's Christmas Party - Sunday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. - pizza party, moon bounce, games, crafts, gifts and more. Ages 3-12. Kid's Christmas Program - The community is invited to a special Christmas program presented by MVC Kid's on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Live animals, zip-lining angels, bell choir, special songs and dance. Christmas Eve Service - Wednesday, Dec. 24 from 6-7 p.m. - worship, message, candlelight communion.

Hat, Scarf, Mitten Drive Don's Tree Farm in association with Georgetown Presbyterian Church is collecting new hats, scarves and mittens for local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and other local charities. Items may be dropped off at Don's Tree Farm, 6396 Hickman Rd., Greenwood or at Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 203 North Bedford St., Georgetown. For more information, call 349-0555.

Candlelight service Todds Chapel, Greenwood, will hold a candlelight service of lessons and carols at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 102 Todds Chapel Road, six miles west of Greenwood off Rt. 16.

Christmas at Wesley UMC Celebrate Christmas at Wesley United Methodist Church, Seaford. Sunday, Dec. 21 - 10 a.m. service only - no Sunday school (children's program) Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve services, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Christmas at All Saints' Join us in our celebrations this holy season at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 100 N. Tenth St., Delmar: Christmas Eve - 7 p.m., Dec. 24 - Holy Eucharist with carols and candlelight Christmas Day - 8 a.m., Dec. 25 - Holy Eucharist Dec. 28, 10 a.m. - Service of lessons and carols

Christmas Eve Service Come join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus. We know "Jesus is the reason for the season." Join us at Seaford Nazarene as we worship and praise the Lord on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. The church is located on Rt. 13 South. Everyone is welcome.

Longest Night Service Christmas can be a painful time. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. Broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation can make us feel alone in the midst of the celebrating. Providence United Methodist Church offers a special "Longest Night" service on Friday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. The church is located on Shortly Road in Georgetown. Join us as we share and hear prayers, scripture and music that acknowledge that God's presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle - and that God's Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone, regardless of church background (or lack of) is welcome. The short service will be followed by a brief time for light refreshments and fellowship. Contact Pastor Walt Reeves at 945-7262 for more information.

New cookbook at Mt. Olivet Christmas is coming and Mt. Olivet UMC has just completed a new 2014 cookbook with over 300 recipes and lots of helpful information for today's cook. Cost is $12 per cookbook. Call 629-4458 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to reserve your cookbook for Christmas delivery.

Cookbooks for sale Todds Chapel UMC in Greenwood has church cookbooks for sale, $12 per copy. For more information, call Monica Smith at 349-4609.

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.