Church News
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Christian Church celebrates 50 years The Christian Church of Seaford, 22581 Sussex Hwy., invites the community to its 50th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 8. Ray Bennett, founding church evangelist, will speak at 10 a.m. and the worship service will follow at 10:30. A spaghetti dinner will be held at 6 p.m. after the evening service. A weeklong celebration will be held nightly at 7, Monday through Friday.

Tailgate for Jesus Mt. Olivet UMC welcomes the community to their annual Tailgate for Jesus on Sunday, Nov. 8. Kickoff is noon in the church parking lot at 315 High St., Seaford. Great tailgate food prepared by the men and women of Mt. Olivet UMC will be served. Tickets will be available for the Mt. Olivet Father-Daughter Dance held at Seaford High School. All are welcome to join us as we celebrate Jesus!

Homecoming at Woodland UMC Woodland United Methodist Church will hold its annual Homecoming Service at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. The church is located at 5123 Woodland Church Rd., next to the Woodland Ferry house. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Tom Gross and special music will be provided by Jerry and Jeannie Jones. All are welcome. A covered dish dinner will follow in Fellowship Hall.

Chinese Auction at St. Philip's St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Laurel will holds its 10th Annual Chinese Auction on Saturday, Nov. 14. Doors to Memorial Hall will open at 5 p.m. Chili, hot dogs, desserts and beverages will be sold. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun filled evening. For more information, call Wendy Dolby at 875-3902.

Griefshare at St. John's Griefshare is being offered by St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, in the Wesley Lounge. We will learn how complicating factors affect grief and how to deal with nightmares and flashbacks. If you are living in grief we invite you to join us for the 13 week nondenominational journey, From Mourning to Joy. Call 629-9466 to register. No children as childcare is not provided.

Joy Night The Seaford Clarence Street Church of God will hold a Joy Night service at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14. All are welcome. A free will offering will be taken. The church is located at 743 Clarence St., Seaford.

Community Thrift Shop St. John's UMC Community Thrift Shop located at 259 Conwell St., Seaford, is open to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon with great prices for gently used merchandise including kitchen and linen items and clothing for all ages. Come and browse all of our Christmas items. Half-price sales, storewide, are held the first Saturday of each month. Donations are gratefully accepted every Thursday from 1-3 p.m.

Father Daughter Dance Mount Olivet's annual Father Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Seaford High School. Tickets will be available for purchase at Mount Olivet during Seaford's First Saturday event on Saturday, Nov. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and during Mount Olivet's Tailgate event after the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 8. After that, tickets will be available at Posey Palace and on The Bridge's website. Tickets are $10 prior to Dec. 25 and $15 after. Get your tickets early as the event has sold out in previous years.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner Bethel United Methodist Church at Oak Grove invites everyone to the 8th annual free Thanksgiving dinner at noon on Thursday, Nov. 26. There is only one seating at noon. The church is located west of Seaford at 2381 Neals School Road.

St. Stephens events Donations are needed for Operation We Care which sends supplies to troops overseas.

In October, please bring pop top cans of ravioli and spaghettios. See Brenda Morris for more information or visit For confirmation classes, contact the church office at 846-9501. Trunk or Treat - Saturday, Oct. 31 - Grove Street parking lot in the back of the church across from the post office in Delmar. Kids will get candy from the trunks of vehicles. Social to honor veterans - Sunday, Nov. 15 - Between the Praise Service and Traditional Service there will be a Coffee and Dessert Social in Camelot Hall to honor veterans. 3rd Annual Community Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony - Sunday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., State Street Park, Delmar. Singing, hot chocolate. See our tree light up the park with 7,000 lights. See your loved ones names on a banner. Buy a light to remember/honor your loved one. Community Carol Sing - Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m., Delmar Middle/High School auditorium, Everyone is invited to this event which is sponsored by local churches in Delmar. Please bring a canned good for the needy. All are welcome at St. Stephens for soup, sandwiches and cookies after caroling. No charge. Bus Trip - Bus Trip to Sight and Sound to see Miracle of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 19. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501. The Cantata - Sunday, Dec. 20, during Traditional Service from 11 a.m. - noon Christmas Eve Services - Thursday, Dec. 24, 7 & 11 p.m. New Year's Eve Dinner & Concert - Thursday, Dec. 31 - 5 p.m. - midnight with a watch service from 10:30 p.m. - midnight, Camelot Hall.

Fall Festival at Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, will hold its Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for oyster sandwiches made by the King Family, hot dogs, homemade soup, homemade ice cream and a baked goods table. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy good food and good fellowship.

Gospel Concert and Lasagna Dinner The Homeland Singers will sing in the new year with its Annual Gospel Concert and Lasagna Dinner on New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. Singers include Jack Andrews, Triple Praise and The Homeland Singers and guest. The menu includes dinner, salad, drinks, desserts and coffee. Tickets are $15 per person and a love offering will be taken. To purchase tickets, call 410-845-8517 or visit Ad space is available in the commemorative program book. Call 410-845-9905 for information about ads.

Delmarva Ramblers concert Delmar First Baptist Church, Delmar, Md., will hold a gospel concert featuring the Delmarva Ramblers on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Bring your friends and join us for some good 'ole Southern Gospel music. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Admission is free but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Russell Smart at 846-2253 or Sarah Webster at 875-5249.

Benefit Concert: Harvest Party Bethel Worship Center of Seaford will hold a Benefit Concert: Harvest Party on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner option includes hot dogs, baked beans, chips, sodas, water & coffee for $3 and soda for $1. For more information, contact Lisa Caudill at 519-3635.

Surviving the Holidays seminar St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, will host Surviving the Holidays on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Lounge. As you approach the holiday season after a loss, it is important to have a plan. Join us for this free seminar on how to survive the holiday season after experiencing a loss. Call 629-9466 to register so that each person will have a workbook.