Church News
Friday, June 23, 2017
Events at Centenary UMC

Centenary UMC, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry on Saturday, June 24 from 4-6:30 p.m. Adults are $12, children ages 6-12 are $5 and ages 5 and under are free.
Sunday Night Gospel will be held at the church at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 2 featuring the Sons of Thunder and 6 p.m. Sunday, July 9 featuring Jerry Jones.

Dinner at Mt. Nebo

A dinner will be held at Mt. Nebo Church Fellowship Hall, 4513 White Deer Rd., Delmar, on Saturday, June 24 from noon until. The menu includes fried chicken, fish, oysters, dumplings, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, string beans, greens, candied sweet potatoes, rolls and dessert. Cost for a dinner is $15. Oyster sandwiches are $8 and fish and chicken sandwiches are $7.
This event is sponsored by the Mt. Nebo Car Show/Building Fund Committee. For more information, call 846-2181.

Annual Steward Day

Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, will hold its Annual Steward Day on Sunday, June 25 at 10 a.m. The theme, 'Living, Loving, Leading,' is from 1st Peter 4:7-11. The messenger will be the Rev. Zakiya Bakari-Griffin from Antioch AME Church, Frankford.
For more information, call 629-3119.

VBS at Gethsemane U.M. Church

Gethsemane United Methodist Church will be offering Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School on July 17-20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Kids who will be 4 (no diapers please) by Aug. 31 through kids entering 5th grade this fall are welcome to attend.
Kids will have fun as they explore the Bible, sing songs, play games, and do crafts while learning that God made them, loves them, will never leave them, and has a purpose for their life.
Gethsemane is located at 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd., on Rt. 20, four miles west of Seaford. While not mandatory, early registration is encouraged. For more information or to register your child, visit

Mighty Fortress and BSSP bible vacation bible schools

The Mighty Fortress vacation bible school (VBS) will take place July 31-Aug. 4 at Christ Lutheran Church at 315 Shipley Street in Seaford from 6-8 p.m. For registration please contact the church office at 629-9755 by July 26. All ages are welcome. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m.
The Bible School for Special People (BSSP) will be held at the church July 7-11 from 6-8 p.m. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets available for prayer breakfast in Laurel

Tickets are available for the July 4 prayer breakfast, which will take place at 8 a.m. at Abbott's Grill. The prayer breakfast is sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Abbott's at a cost of $12.

Barbecue rib dinner July 8

Christ Lutheran Church will be holding a barbecue rib dinner on Saturday, July 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The dinner will include barbecue ribs, baked potatoes, green beans with almonds, salad, tea/coffee/lemonade, and dessert. The cost is $15 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, and free for children five and under. The funds will be used to replace the old fellowship hall floor. Take outs are available. There will also be a silent auction.

Gospel Cafe Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel, will host the Gospel Cafe on Saturday, July 1. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and proceeds will benefit Delmarva Teem Challenge. This will be a patriotic event honoring our veterans. Guest entertainers include the Teen Challenge Praise Band, Cathy Gorman, Real Hope with Ben Sorrows and Bruce Willey and his band.
Contact Nancy Willey for dinner tickets at 875-5539.

Country Gospel Concert

A free Country Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, at Market Street Park in Laurel. Artists will include Jerry Jones Ministries, Laura Mitchell, Walking Miracle Ministries, and C. Bud Scott. All are welcome. Bring a lawn chair and a cold drink. The artists will have their cd's for sale. For more info, call 249-0420.

Friends and Family Day

Join us at Friends and Family Day at John Wesley UMC, 804 3rd St., Seaford, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. Pastor Bernadette Beckett of Salisbury, Md., will preach and her choir will accompany her. Everyone is welcome.

VBS at Mt. Calvary UMC

Vacation Bible School will be held nightly on July 10-14, from 6 to 8:30, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. The lesson will be 'Glow for Jesus - Let Your Light Shine.'
Enjoy Bible lessons, arts and crafts, music and snacks. Vacation Bible School is available for ages 5 to adult.
Register online at or call Ginger Speight at 629-9799. For more information about VBS, contact VBS director, Gail Corum at 337-7305.

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
Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit
June 28 - Chicken Salad Sale at St. Stephens. Cost is $7 per pint, $12 per quart. Pre-order by June 22, by calling the church office at 846-9501. We deliver locally or you pick-up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 9-13 - Vacation Bible School for pre-K through 6th grade, 5:30-8 p.m. This year's theme is 'Do Good! Seek peace and go after it!'
September - The church will begin to celebrate its 150th anniversary, a year long celebration. More info will be coming soon.