Church News
Thursday, July 13, 2017
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 Saturday, July 22 - Chicken BBQ to benefit Relay of Life - Noon to 3 p.m. $8, 200 tickets sold. The event will be held at the church at Camelot Hall. For more information, call 846-9501. September - The church will begin to celebrate its 150th anniversary, a year long celebration. More info will be coming soon.

VBS at Laurel Wesleyan Laurel Wesleyan Church, Alt. 13, Laurel, presents Emojified FAM JAM Family Style VBS for all ages on Aug. 16-18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Includes dinner, crafts, worship, games and the Word of God. A parent or guardian must attend with their children. Register online at or call the church office at 875-5380. There will be an Emojified wrap up service on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m.

Nar-Anon meeting Are you struggling with the affects of a loved ones addictions? Are you in recovery and find yourself affected by another persons addictions? You are not alone. Join us for the Nar-Anon Pause The Insanity candlelight support group held every Saturday at 6 p.m. at Centenarian UMC, 200 W. Market St., Laurel. Meetings are free and everyone is welcome. Please use the ramped entrance. For more information, call or text Heather at 302-598-0462.

Wellness Rally on Aug. 5 Are you ready to make some healthy lifestyle changes but arent sure where to begin? Are you working on your goals but need a fresh burst of motivation? At First Place 4 Health Wellness Rally on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown, youll find a morning of fun, fellowship, fitness and food. Healthy food demonstrated by speaker Lisa Lewis, author of Healthy Happy Cooking, as she inspires us to bring the family back to the table. We will also discuss living a balanced life and hear testimonies from ladies who have learned how to live it. Lunch is included. Remember to wear comfy clothes and sneakers for the movement minutes. Better yet, come at 7:30 a.m. for the early bird exercise class with Lisa Karnish, group fitness instructor. Cost is $25 ($35 at the door). Register online at under events. First Place 4 Health is a faith-based weight loss and wellness program. Everyone is welcome to this event.

For more information, call Karnish at 302-519-1391 or email

Mighty Fortress 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.

VBS at Gethsemane U.M. Church Gethsemane United Methodist Church will be offering Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School on July 1720 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

Summer services at Old Christ Church The board of directors and the membership of Old Christ Church League announce the resumption of regular summer services at Old Christ Church, Laurel. Services are held on the first Sunday of the month, through Sept. 3: Aug. 5, and Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. The order of worship is taken from an 18th century prayer book in use around the time Old Christ Church was built in 1771-1772. Step back in time when you cross the threshold into the church; it is not electrified, and appears as it did in 1771. Through the open windows, you will see the trees, the church yard and Chipman Pond in a very tranquil setting. A voluntary offering will be taken for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. For more information, or directions,call 536-1384.

VBS at St. Pauls UMC St. Pauls UMC at 32827 Old Stage Rd. in Laurel will have Vacation Bible School July 31 through Aug. 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This years theme is Backyard Roundup. The church will be serving a light dinner from 5:45-6:15 p.m. VBS is open for ages Pre-k through youth. Pre-registration is recommended. Any questions, please call 875-2713 and ask for Miss Bee.

VBS at Wesley UMC Wesley UMC at 22025 Atlanta Rd in Seaford will hold the Diving into Gods Word vacation bible school beginning Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. All children ages K-eighth grade are welcome. Please call Pastor Beth Elzey (302-542-5774) to register. Join us as we hunt for the treasure in Gods Word!!