Church News
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Christian Church celebrates anniversary 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 follow the morning worship. The evening service will be held at 6 p.m. A weeklong celebration will be held nightly at 7, Monday through Friday.

Rev. Nuss joins Christ Lutheran Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford welcomes the Rev. David F. Nuss and family. Rev. Nuss, who was raised in Westwood, N.J., received an associate's degree from Concordia College in Bronxville, N.Y. in 1974 and a bachelor's degree at Concordia Senior College in Ft. Wayne, Ind. in 1976. He earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne in 1981. Rev. Nuss has served at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, Ind.; The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Monticello, Ind.; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Delmar; Trinity Lutheran Church, Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y. and The Lutheran Church of Christ the King, Pawling, N.Y. Since 2001, Rev. Nuss served as pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School. Rev. David, his wife Michelle and their son Joshua David are looking forward to a fruitful ministry at Christ Lutheran.

Thanksgiving Celebration & Feast The Gospel Cafe will hold a Thanksgiving Celebration & Feast at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Rd., Laurel. The meal will be provided by Marilyn's Catering. Tickets are $10 per person. Music begins at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, call Nancy at 875-5539.

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. The path to healing is not always smooth and we need to prevent ourselves from getting stuck in grief. 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.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night sponsored by Compassionate Shepherd Ministries will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7-9 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church in Laurel. Join us for Couples Singing Night. Special guests include Bunky and Dottie Eye, Galin and Jillian Queen, Connie and Allen Reustle, and more. Dean will host with help from his friends. Free admission and snacks. Everyone is welcome. Come early for best seating. A love offering will be taken for local outreach programs. For more information, call 875-2115.

Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Laurel Nazarene Church will hold a Christmas Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church which is located at 100 Walnut St., Laurel. Proceeds will benefit the church mission trip to Belize.

Fall Luncheon at Powellville UMC Powellville United Methodist Church will hold a Fall Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join us for oyster sandwiches, chicken salad, soups and a baked goods table. Call 410-835-3388 for more information.

Auction at Zoar UMC Zoar United Methodist Church in Millsboro will hold an auction on Saturday, Nov. 21, to benefit the church's scholarship fund and needy family fund. The auction will feature collectibles, antiques, and great gifts, plus a variety of baked goods just in time for Thanksgiving. The event begins with a covered dish dinner at 4:30 p.m. and the auction at 6. Zoar UMC is located at 24663 Gravel Hill Rd., Millsboro. For more information, call Carisa at 934-6955.

Live Nativity at Mariner's Bethel UMC Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church of Ocean View will present a Live Nativity featuring the Christmas story told and re-told every half hour from 6-8 p.m. on the church grounds at 81 Central Ave., Ocean View, on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Join us for an evening of music, carols, storytelling and refreshments. For more information, contact the church at 302-539-9510 or visit

Fried Chicken Dinner New Hope United Methodist Church in Wilards, Md., will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the church. The menu includes mashed potatoes, greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert and coffee.

Cost is $12 for adults and carry-outs will be available. For more information, call 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.

Lent services at Christ UMC Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel invites you to join us during Lent as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Sunday services feature a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. and a traditional service at 10:45 a.m. Advent Schedule Nov. 29, First Sunday of Advent - Lighting of Advent Candle, Hanging of the Greens at 10:45 a.m. service Dec. 6, Second Sunday of Advent - Lighting of Advent Candle, Handbells at 10:45 a.m. service Dec. 13 - Third Sunday of Advent - Lighting of Advent Candle Dec. 20 - One Service at 10 a.m. Lighting of Advent Candle, Choir presents Christmas Cantata Dec. 24 - 7 p.m. - Service of Carols and Scripture, Closing with Candle Lighting

St. Stephens events Join us for the following events at St. Stephens UMC in Delmar. For confirmation classes, contact the church office at 846-9501. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.