Church News
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Gospel Songfest The Solid Rock Gospel Songfest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church of God, 28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel. Allen and Connie Reustle, Patti Mears, Laura Mitchell, and Reunion Quartet will perform. Free admission. There will be no Songfest in September. For more information, call Jim Jennette at 841-3564.

Ice Cream Sale Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on Rt. 13A between Seaford and Laurel, will host an ice cream sale on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, banana, pineapple, and strawberry. Pre-orders, though not required, may be placed at 875-3055 or 629-7110.

Christian Writers group meetings Do you have a desire to write for publication? Have you written a book or a story and want to know how to get it into print? Consider joining Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a warm and welcoming group of Christian writers who want to learn the craft of writing. KWF meets on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month at 6:30 at Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Call 628-4594 or 858-2239 for more information.

Open Mic Christian Night Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Rd., Laurel, presents Open Mic Christian Night - Singing with Gloria Night - on Friday, Aug. 19 from 7-9 p.m. Special ministry and music by our good friend Jack Andrews and many new singers will perform. Admission and snacks are free and a love offering will be taken. Come sing with us and enjoy a night of uplifting praise music and friendship. For more information, call 430-4613.

Sunday School at Mt. Olivet Sunday school classes at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, resume on Sept. 11. Several classes are offered for adults and youth, meeting weekly from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Join us on Sunday, Sept. 11 for a meet & greet in the lounge. Everyone is welcome.

FUNd Day at Wesley UMC Wesley United Methodist Church on Atlanta Road in Seaford will host FUNd Day on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 3-6 p.m. Enjoy a bounce house, face painting and entertainment by Greg & Teresa Watson and The Delmarva Ramblers (sound and technical support by Craig Banks). Homemade ice cream, crab cakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips will also be available. Silent auction and a raffle for a 1930s replica of a John Deere sign or a handcrafted three-shelf bookcase. Everyone is welcome.

Patriot Day Event Sunday, September 11, marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. Wheatley Methodist Church in Galestown will hold a Patriot & National Day of Service and Remembrance event at 2 p.m. on Sept. 11, to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 victims, law enforcement and first responders who perished during the search and recovery activities. The event will also honor the memory of our fallen military heroes and demonstrate our support for our military, law enforcement, and first responders who currently serve, or have served defending our freedom and assuring public safety. Everyone is welcome. Wheatley Methodist Church is located between Sharptown and Eldorado, Md., at the intersection of Rt. 313 and Wheatley Church Road. Some seating will be available but lawn chairs are welcomed and encouraged.

Jimmy Jennette at Asbury Jimmy Jennette will sing and lead worship at Asbury United Methodist Church at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, while Pastor Hall is on vacation. All are welcome to join the Asbury congregation for this inspiring service. Asbury is located on Rt. 9 near Hardscrabble.

Revival to take place Sept. 10 in Seaford A Revival will take place on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army on Route 13 in Seaford, behind the former Plaza Tapatia restaurant. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, call 262-0481.

Community Youth Prayer Breakfast Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, will hold a Community Youth Prayer Breakfast, "It's Your Time," at 9 am. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Breakfast is free. Speaker will be the Rev. D.R. Trader from Dimensions Ministries and Bishop Jesse Abbott, senior pastor. For more information or to be on the program, call Shayne Brittingham from St. John 2nd Baptist Church at 249-8714. Everyone is welcome.

Back to Church Sunday Join us at Parkway Church of God, Rt. 50 & Edison Street, Salisbury, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 18 for Back to Church Sunday. The theme is "Now is the Time." Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the church at 410-749-9428.

Hymn Sing at St. Paul's St. Paul's UMC Church invites the community to enjoy a night of music at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28. This month's hymn sing features the music ministry of Reunion, a local men's Southern Gospel group. Their special blend of melodies and testimonies will bless you. A love offering will be taken to bless their ministry. St. Paul's UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel. For more information, call 875-7900.

St. Stephens events Join us for the following events at St. Stephens UMC, 101 E. State St., Delmar. For more information about any of the events below, contact the church office at 846-9501 or visit or on Facebook at delmarststephens.

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 Fundraiser for our Youth at St. Stephens - Tuesday, Aug. 23 - Delmar Pizza, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 15 - Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Good food, great music, great family fun day. St. Stephens is hosting a bus trip - a day on your own in New York City - on Saturday, Oct. 1, to benefit the church. The bus will leave the North Salisbury Walmart at 5:30 a.m. Pick up at the Seaford Walmart is at 5:45 a.m. The bus will arrive in New York by 10 a.m. and depart at 7 p.m. There will be no additional stops going up or back. Cost is $45 per person and includes seat and donation to the church. To reserve your seat, call the church office by Sept. 11, at 846-9501. For more information, contact the church office. Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit

Flu Shot Clinic The Laurel St. Paul's United Methodist Church, located at 32827 Old Stage Road in Laurel, will host a flu and pneumonia shot clinic on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please have your prescription coverage and Medicare part B card available. The Shingles shot will be available as well, but pre-registration is required. Contact Breanna Shuhart at 302-934-8175 ext. 3 or

Free Soup Social Laurel Community Free Soup Social (formerly Christ United Methodist Church Free Soup Social), will be held each Tuesday evening, beginning Sept. 6, at Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Community Prayer Breakfast Church of God and Saints of Christ will hold a free Community Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the church's dining hall located at 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford. Everyone is welcome to join us as we praise the Lord together.

Annual Clothing Giveaway Annual Clothing Giveaway will be held at the Laurel Church of Christ, 1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 20. Free clothing for infants through adults. Household items such as sheets and linens, towels and blankets. For questions or more information, call 875-7748.

Prayer for our schools program A special outreach program of the National Day of Prayer Task Force Committee for the Greenwood area announces a Celebration of Prayer for Our Schools at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Greenwood United Methodist Church. Pastor Doug Harbaugh of Greenwood UMC will be the keynote speaker. Area coordinator is Dr. Michaele Russell, Dept. of DE VFW Auxiliary chaplain and secretary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478. During the event, area ministers will offer prayers for our schools for the upcoming school year and provide music. A free will offering will be taken for the Food for Back Pack Ministry sponsored by Greenwood UMC. Checks may be made payable to: Greenwood UMC and earmarked "Food for Back Packs." A fellowship hour will immediately follow the service. The public is invited to attend. To participate in the event, area ministers are asked to contact Dr. Russell at 349-4220.

Faithcraft Family VBS Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd., Alt. 13, Laurel, will have a Family Style VBS experience from 5:30-8 p.m., Aug. 17-19. Nightly dinner until 6:15, worship, games, crafts, and the Word of God. A parent or guardian must be present with your children. Register at or call the office at 875-5380.

EHM seeks support for events Everlasting Hope Ministries (EHM) seeks support for its 23rd Annual Anti-Alcohol & Drug Tent Services on Aug. 16-18 & 21 and its Annual Community Anti-Drug March on Saturday, Aug. 20. Tent services will take place at 7 nightly and 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday and will feature many area ministers. The march will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Everlasting Hope Ministries (EHM) was established in 1993 to help individuals who have fallen prey to drug and alcohol addictions. In addition to these annual events, EHM provides transportation, job searches, mentoring, and housing which includes Tony's House, a temporary shelter for individuals in transition back into the community. Everlasting Hope Ministries would like to provide a variety of items - health care products, toiletries, educational literature, t-shirts with positive healthy messages, etc. - for free to event attendees. Funds are also needed to purchase food for both events. The Anti-Drug Rally & March, "It's Time to Move," starts and ends at 10 Booker St., Georgetown, and features special characters, entertainment, food, music and games at no cost. Between 400 to 500 marchers are expected to participate. Donations to underwrite the costs of these activities are welcome and greatly appreciated. Your tax deductible donation will be used solely to purchase materials and supplies to promote the group's anti-drug message. Checks should be made payable to Everlasting Hope Ministries. For more information, contact the Rev. Anthony "Tony" Neal, director of Everlasting Hope Ministries, at 302-381-3711 or 302-854-6692.