Church News
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Live Nativity at Mariners Bethel UM Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church of Ocean View will present a Live Nativity featuring the Christmas story told and re-told every half hour on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. on the church grounds at 81 Central Avenue in Ocean View. Join us for an evening of music, carols, storytelling and free refreshments. For more information, contact Mariners United Methodist Church at 302-539-9510 or visit

Advent and Christmas at St. Lukes St. Lukes Episcopal Church, on Front Street in Seaford, announces its schedule for Advent and Christmas. Advent, the season to listen and reflect, begins Sunday, Nov. 27. St. Lukes welcomes you to each of our Advent and Christmas services. Exploring the Story of Christmas- Wednesday evenings during Advent, St. Lukes is offering a meal and a study looking more closely at a story we know well, perhaps seeing the meaning of Christmas with new eyes. Each program will start with a light meal of soup and bread at 6 p.m. in the Parish House, followed by study and meditation at 7 p.m. led by Pastor Marianne Ell. These programs will be held Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Christmas Worship Schedule- Special Christmas worship services are scheduled: Christmas Eve Celebration Saturday, Dec 24 at 8 p.m.; Christmas morning Sunday, Dec. 25, at 9 a.m.; Lessons and Carols Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at 9 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 302-629-7979 or visit

Concord UMC events Join us for the following events at Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road (Rt. 20A), east of Seaford. For more information about any of our events, leave message at 302.629.8049. Sunday Services Join us at 9:00 am every Sunday morning for traditional worship services, followed by Sunday School for all ages at 10:30 am. Dec. 11, Sunday at 1:30 pm Christmas Carolling (departing from the church) Dec. 18, Sunday at 6:30 pm Childrens Christmas Program Dec. 24, Saturday at 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec. 25, Sunday at 9:00 am Join us in celebrating the birth of the Newborn King on Christmas morning.

St. Stephens UMC in Delmar Join St. Stephens UMC in Delmar, 101 E. State Street Sundays: 9 a.m.- Contemporary Praise Service; 10 a.m.- KIDZ & Adult Sunday School Classes; 11 a.m.- Traditional Service & KIDZ Church December -Sunday, Dec. 4- Community Carol Sing at Delmar High School - Public is welcome and we have refreshments at Camelot Hall. Sunday, Dec. 4 - Connecting with Him , A Bible Study for College and Young Adults. On Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., Camelot Hall,103 East State Street, Delmar, Delaware19940 Sunday Dec. 18- Cantata at St. Stephens UMC - 11a.m.Service. Saturday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve. Services at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 - New Years Eve - Dinner and a concert with The Homeland Singers at 5 p.m. until midnight

Open Mic Christian Night The beginning of the Christmas Music gala takes placet Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Road, Laurel (across from Food Lion Plaza), with Open Mic Christian Night on Friday, Dec. 2 from 7-9 p.m.. Special Emcee will be Danny the Disgruntled Elf. There will also be good old gospel music. Admission and snacks are always free.

A love offering will be taken. Dec. 16, A Hee Haw Christmas Celebration. Come enjoy a night of uplifting praise music and friendship at the new larger location. Dr. Robert E. Douglas, Jr. is the pastor. For more info call 302-430-4613.

Shopping fundraiser Stop by Lincoln UMC - 8641 Second ST - Lincoln DE on Saturday, December 10 between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Over 20 vendors will be available for shopping. Lunch and baked goods will be available. Money raised will be given to a full time missionary heading to Cambodia in 2017.

Service of Lessons and Carols The Annual Service of Lessons and Carols will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at historic Old Christ Church, Christ Church Road, Laurel.The Bella Voce chorus from Sussex Tech High School will lead the congregational carols and perform special musical selections. Old Christ Church, which was built in 1771 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, has not been altered from its original state or electrified, so please dress warmly and bring a lap robe if you wish. Come and experience an 18th century Christmas gathering in a beautiful setting. The church will be lit by candles and decorated with greens for the occasion. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the upkeep of the church.

Live Nativity in Laurel Join Central Worship Center for its Live Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the pavilion in Market Street Square Park in Laurel. For more information, call 875-7995.

Prayer Breakfast Mount Enon Baptist Church, 600 N. Church St., Milford, invites you to join us for a Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the church. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Angela Fooks of New & Living Way Apostolic Church, Mardela Springs, Md. A continental breakfast will be served and a free will offering will be received. For more information, call 302-424-1586.

Christmas Celebration Enjoy a Christmas Celebration with Randy and Sherri Miller on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m., at Central Worship Center, 14545 Sycamore Rd., Laurel.

Childrens Christmas program Laurel Wesleyan Church presents Not Sold in Stores, a Childrens Christmas program, on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Experience the gift that only Jesus can bring into your heart this

At Last, Noel The Celebration Choir of Christ United Methodist Church, 211 Phillip Morris Drive, Salisbury, will present At Last, Noel at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9; 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-742-5334.

Soup and Sandwiches Join us for soup and sandwiches on the four Wednesdays in Advent - Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, at noon - at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 629-9755.