Church News
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Cookie and Fudge Sale The Abundant Life Christian Church Women's Fellowship in Laurel will hold a Cookie and Fudge Sale on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop in for fellowship and a variety of treats.

Christmas services at Felton Viola Felton Viola United Methodist Church will host several services for Christmas at 101 E. Main St., Felton. Blue Christmas Service - Monday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. - For those who find the holidays difficult, this service acknowledges that difficulty and brings hope. Christmas Eve Services - Friday, Dec. 25, 8 p.m. - Felton-Viola Christmas Play, "Christmas for the Not-So-Special Animals" and 10 p.m. - Traditional Christmas Service - Christmas Carols and Candlelight For more information, call 284-3590.

'Sounds of the Season' The Gospel Cafe Country Christmas, "Sounds of the Season," will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information and dinner tickets which are $10 each, contact 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. What is Heaven like? Are near death experiences a reliable description of Heaven? If you are dealing with grief we invite you to join us. No children as childcare is not provided.

'Winter Wonderland' bell concert St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford will host the Capital Ringers who will perform "Winter Wonderland," at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, in the main sanctuary. The seasonal concert of bells is part of the 2015 concert tour. The handbell performance promotes the art of English handbell and handchime ringing. The ensemble rings six octaves of Schulmerich handbells (the largest set on the Delmarva Peninsula) and includes 5 1/2 octaves of Malmark handchimes. The performance at St. John's will include a five octave set of Whitechapel handbells that will be included in the concert. There will be light refreshments and a free will offering will be taken.

Free Thrift Store Encounter Praize and Worship Center will hold their 3rd Annual Free Thrift Store on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those in need. Clothes, shoes, toys, blankets, household goods and more will be available, free of charge. If you, or someone you know, is in need for the holiday, look no further. Lunch will be available. If you would like to donate items, or have any questions, call 604-9539. Encounter Praize and Worship Center is located on Ginger Lane, just north of Seaford on Rt. 13.

Community Prayer Breakfast Church of God and Saints of Christ will hold a Community Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. Everyone is welcome. Breakfast is free. The church is located at 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford. If you can't attend, please pray with us. For more information, call Robert Brown at 248-5647.

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 Delmar 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.

'Unfrozen' at Laurel Wesleyan Join us for "Unfrozen," a children's Christmas program, at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Photo opportunity with the characters after the program. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located at 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel, on Alt. Rt. 13. For more information, visit or call 875-5380.

Southern Gospel Singing The Kings Ambassadors will perform at Delmar First Baptist Church, Delmar, Md., at 6 p.m. on Sunday night, Dec. 6. Bring your friends and join us for some good ol' Southern Gospel music. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served after the singing. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Russell Smart at 846-2253 or Sarah Webster at 875-5249.

Candlelight, Ribbon Memorial Service Park Lane Church of God, 209 Park Ln., Federalsburg, will host its 4th Annual We Remember Candlelight and Ribbon Memorial Service, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Keynote speaker will be Michael Eskow of Framptom Funeral Home. Music will be provided by Sarah Leimbach. For anyone who has suffered the loss of a child, this one hour service includes a devotional, prayer, reading of the names and hanging ribbons outside on an evergreen tree. This is an evening of support therapy for the holidays. For more information, call 410-754-9958 or visit

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

Advent 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 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 & Scripture, Closing with Candle Lighting

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 are 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.

Christmas Concert at Grace UMC Nationally known recording artists Mercy's Well will present a Christmas Concert at Grace UMC in Millsboro on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Free admission but a free will offering will be taken. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior with this wonderful group. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the concert.

Cookbooks for sale The Delmar Wesleyan Church is selling cookbooks for $10 each to help with its kitchen remodeling project. Books may be purchased by calling James at 841-8874 or at Bryan & Brittingham Feed Store in Delmar. The cookbooks make a great gift!