Church News
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Mother's Day Celebration

The Gospel Cafe is back and we will celebrate Mother's Day at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Christ Evangelistic Church, Camp Road, Laurel.
Dinner, which will be catered by My Turn to Cook, will be held at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per person.
Contact Nancy at 875-5539 for tickets and more information. The Gospel Cafe is nondenominational and everyone is welcome.

Griefshare at St. John's

Griefshare will be offered on Sunday, May 8 from 4-5:30 p.m., at St John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, in the Wesley Lounge. The path to healing is not always smooth and we need to keep 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.
No children please as childcare is not offered.

Open Mic Christian Night

Open Mic Christian Night will be held on Friday, May 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771, Rt. 13, across from the Laurel Food Lion.
Dean will be back to host at 'Bring a Friend Night.' Special guest will be Bud Scott. Some new singers will also join us along with our regulars. Admission and snacks are free and a love offering will be taken.
Come and enjoy a night of uplifting praise music and friendship. Call 430-4613 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

Strawberry Festival

Bethel United Methodist Church at Oak Grove will hold a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2381 Neals School Rd., Seaford.
Enjoy yard sale tables, games, face painting, animals, crafters and good food, including hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and homemade strawberry desserts. Fresh strawberries will also be available for sale.
This is a real family affair with plenty of parking! Proceeds will benefit the nurture, outreach and witness efforts of the church.

Victory Junction

Victory Junction - where God & music meet - will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 6-8:30 p.m., at Long Neck UMC, 32051 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro. Guest singers include Loretta Brooks, David Morgan and Joe Dawson.
Everyone is welcome to join us for an evening of fellowship, good gospel music and fun. Free refreshments.

John Wesley Annual Women's Day

John Wesley United Methodist Church of Seafordwill hold its Annual Women's Day event at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Guest preacher Pastor Tesha Miller from Macedonia AME Church of Seaford will be accompanied by the church choir.
Everyone is welcome.
Dinner will be served after the afternoon service at the Parish Hall.

Yard Sale at Bethel Worship

The Bethel Worship Center Church, 26648 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, June 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hot breakfast sandwiches (scrapple and egg) and coffee will be available from 6:30-11 a.m.
Yard sale donations will be accepted on May 18-20 from 6-8 p.m. Checks may be made payable to BWC Building Fund.

St. Stephens events

Join us for the following events at St. Stephens UMC, 101 E. State St., Delmar. For more information, contact the church office at 846-9501 or visit
Sunday services - Join us on Sundays - 9 a.m. - Contemporary Praise Service; 10 a.m. - KIDZ & Adult Sunday school classes; 11 a.m. - Traditional Service & KIDZ Church
Chicken BBQ Benefit Dinner for Relay for Life - June 11, noon-3 p.m. - Half chicken, beans, roll, dessert for $8. Take-out only. Camelot Hall, 103 E. State St., Delmar.
Annual Golf Tournament - Our 9th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Green Hill Golf Club on Whitehaven Road on Friday, June 17. Sign in at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. This year's event is in honor of Clark Cugler. All funds support St. Stephens UMC.
VBS - Vacation Bible School will be held July 10-15.
Fundraiser for our Youth at St. Stephens - July 23 - Delmar Pizza, 5-9 p.m. For more information, call 846-9501. Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit

Garden Tea Party

Join us at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 for aGarden Tea Party, at Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church, 34929 Columbia Rd., Delmar.
Enjoy fellowship with other women. Tea and light refreshments will be served. The event is free but an RSVP is requested by Tuesday, May 17.
RSVP to Marlene Dulis at 990-5498.

Because Jesus Loves You fundraiser

Members of Because Jesus Loves You Ministries, Inc. are conducting their 2015-2016 Building Relationships fundraiser through May 15.All proceeds will be used towards the construction of a community resource center in Ellendale.
A black-tie gala will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rollins Center, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dover.Meet other community partners of the ministry and hear the plans for the community resource center.
Because Jesus Loves You Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry and can be reached at 302-396-2424, or for more information.

Jerry Jones Ministries Schedule

May 8 - Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St. Cambridge, Md., 9:40 a.m. Beracah service
May 15 - Fairview Church of the Brethren, 11243 Chapel Rd., Cordova, Md., 10:45 a.m. service
May 17 - Nanticoke Senior Center, 1001 Locust St., Seaford, concert, 10:30 a.m., birthday luncheon after. Call 629-4939 for reservations. All are invited.
May 18 - Greenwood Cheer, 41 Schulze Rd., Greenwood, Older Americans Month Concert/Luncheon. Concert at 12:30 p.m. Call 349-5237 for lunch reservations. All are invited.
May 22 - Stein Highway Church of God, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford, 10 a.m. service

Annual Spring Concert

The Old Christ Church League will hold its annual Spring Concert at Old Christ Church in Laurel at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.
Twenty members of the Southern Delaware Chorale will perform selections byAmerican composers. There will be a variety of musical styles, including folk music, patriotic and other musical selections.
Built in 1771, the church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Come and enjoy a delightful concert in a tranquil setting on Chipman Pond.
Admission is free. A free will offering will be taken for the preservation of the church. For more information, call 228-6097.

Anniversary celebration

Help celebrate Ross Point Freedom Church pastor's seventh anniversary on Sunday, May 29 at 3:30 p.m. The celebration will be held in the Church of God & Saints of Christ building. Guest preacher will be overseer Annette Wilson of the Cathedral of Love in Salisbury, Md. For more information, call 228-0657.

Pre-Mother's Day Service

Clarence Street Church of God, 744 E. Clarence St., Seaford, will hold a Pre-Mother's Day Service on Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. sharp.
Sisters by Choice of Elseys United Methodist Church, Jesterville, Md., will perform. A free will offering will be taken.
Prizes will be given to the oldest mother, youngest mother, and mother with the most children. Must be present to win.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information, contact Sister Paris Twyman at 410-754-9135 (home) or 410-463-5783 (cell); Melvin and Quitinna Robinson at 443-239-1426 or 410-200-5900; or any member of the church.

Sandwich Sale

Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North & Dorothy Road, Laurel, will hold a Sandwich Sale featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, baked goods, homemade ice cream and more on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yard sale spaces are available for $10. Call 443-235-5494. For more information, call the church at 302-875-7824.

Father's Day Dinner Concert

Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, will hold a Father's Day Dinner Concert featuring the Sussex Community Gospel Mass Choir at 4 p.m. on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19.
The menu will feature BBQ ribs, fried and baked chicken, honey baked ham, green beans, seasoned greens, macaroni and cheese, cabbage, baked beans, fresh brewed iced tea, punch and assorted desserts.
Cost is a donation of $25 ($20 before June 1) for adults and $12.50 for school age children. For more information, contact Robert Brown at 212-9784 or Richard Prince at 422-2260.

National Day of Prayer Service

This year's National Day of Prayer Service, 'Wake Up, America,' based on Isaiah 58:1, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at Graham AME Church on North First Street in Greenwood.
As a special outreach for homeless veterans or any veteran - male and female - in need, new socks in original packaging will be collected. No used socks, please. Socks may be any color or style: anklets, crew, or over the calf. A collection box will be placed at the door.
The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.