Church News
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Disaster relief concert The Bethany Church of the Brethren will hold a concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, to benefit disaster relief. The Bethany Praise Ensemble, Tony Windsor, McKenzie George, Gus & Laura Glaros and Theo Bolden will provide a variety of music. A love offering will be taken. The church is located at 91 School St., Farmington. Call Chris at 302-249-4570 for more details.

Griefshare at St. John's Griefshare will be offered by St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Wesley Lounge. The Lessons of Grief include the overlooked reason that grief is so painful. 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.

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast The Sussex County Democrats are sponsoring an Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Laurel's American Legion Post 19. "There are many conflicts worldwide, but here in Sussex County, this event is dedicated to celebrating all that we have in common," Mitch Crane, chair of the Sussex County Democratic Committee stated. "We are gathering to give thanks for all that is good in Sussex County." The breakfast will feature the following guests: Pastor Israel Figero from the Church of God Maranatha; the Rev. Gary Meekins from the Mount Calvary UMC; Rabbi Susan Warshaw from Congregation Bat Yam; Father Koko from St. Edmunds Catholic Church, and Charanjeet Singh Minhas from the Sikh Congregation of Delaware. Music from area choirs will complement the program. All proceeds will benefit local charities. To purchase tickets, which are $10, call 302-947-4561.

Annual Gospel Fest On Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m., Ross Point Freedom Church, Seaford, will celebrate its second annual Gospel Fest. Everyone is welcome to join us for singing, praise dancing, and uplifting Jesus. The church is located at 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, in the Church of God Saints in Christ building.

Advent services at Christ UMC Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel invites you to join us during Advent 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

Servant's Heart Saturday Commemorating the opening of their doors in downtown Laurel, A Father's Heart Ministries (AFH) will beat the mad rush of Black Friday with a Servant's Heart Saturday. On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, come out to the new home of AFH at 129 N. Central Ave., Laurel, for the giveaway of gently used clothes and toys and meet some of the friends and staff. Knowing that life's hurts can take a person off course leaving them confused and directionless, AFH's vision is to see the hurting restored, walking in purpose. Educational programming to support the community will begin in January. Some of the services provided will be pastoral counseling for families and individuals, life coaching, parenting classes, and more. For more information, call AFH Director, Rob Brown, at 519-1503.

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.

Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit 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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

The Father's Love for you I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. (Jeremiah 31:3)