Church News
Thursday, September 21, 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, Oct. 21 - Fall Festival - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; yard sale at 7 a.m. Join us for a day of fun filled family activities. We will continue to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our church. This year, the Del Mar Va Model Railroad Club will be open during our hours of operation. Sunday, Nov. 5 - All Saints Sunday - 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 - Tea Luncheon to honor the Methodist Women. Saturday Nov. 25 - We will trim the Community Love Light Tree in State Street Park. Sunday, Dec. 3 - Lighting of the Love Light Tree. Lumieres will be lit in memory of those who have passed away in the last 50 years.

John Wesley Homecoming John Wesley UMC, 804 3rd St., Seaford, will hold its annual homecoming services on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Morning theme is Remembering Our Past (with Minister Jermaine Newcomb, Samuel 7:12) and the afternoon theme is Were Pressing On (with the Rev. Dartanyon Hines, Hebrews 12:1-3). A fellowship meal will be served after the service.

Sandwich sale The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, located at Route 13 south at Dorothy Road in Laurel (three miles north of the MD/DE state line., will hold a sandwich sale on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will feature oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, and lots more. There will also be baked goods, homemade ice cream, and soups.

Great Women of the Bible Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord will Celebrate Women of the Bible and Women of Today on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m. The theme is All Things New from Isaiah 43:19. For more information call (302) 470-5995.

Ordination Service Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 N. Laurel Plaza Rd., Laurel, will have an ordination service on Sunday, Sept. 24 at their 11 a.m. service. Dr. Galen S. Queen of Laurel, will be ordained as associate pastor of Compassionate Shepherd Ministries. Dr. Robert E. Douglas Jr., founder and senior pastor, will officiate. Friends and family are welcome to attend. There will be light refreshments and a reception after the service.

Oyster Fritter and Chicken Dinner Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel will be holding its annualOyster Fritter & Chicken Salad Dinneron Saturday, Sept. 23from 4-6:30 pm. Come and enjoy a delicious dinner including potato salad, greens, string beans, applesauce and dessert.The cost of the dinner is $13 for adults, $6 for children 6 - 12 and under 5 free. Come support Centenary Church while enjoying a great dinner prepared by the talented cooks of Centenary! The church is located at the corner of Market & Poplar Streets in Laurel. Takeouts will be available.

Christ Lutheran Church to celebrate 500th anniversary of reformation Christ Lutheran Church of Seaford will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the reformation. Martin Luther challenged some of the techniques and principles of the Christian church during the time. Luther stressed the good news that God is seeking a loving relationship with each one of us. Come and join us as we celebrate the strong acts of this brave Christian. Everyone is invited to attend these special events. On Saturday, Sept. 30 at 12:30 p.m., the church is having a reformation festival. guided tours through various stations depicting life during the reformation and events in the life of Martin Luther. there will be fun, good and music. On Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. there will be a musical. Enjoy choral groups, bell choirs, vocalists and instrumentals from various Lutheran churches around Delmarva. There will be light refreshments.

Friends and Family Day Friends and Family Day will take place Sunday, Sept. 24 at Liberating Power A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 7366 Federalsburg Road in Bridgeville. The 11 a.m. messenger will be Rev. Dr. Wilford L. Oney, Jr., host pastor and the 4 p.m. messenger will be Rev. Scot C. Moore, pastor of Judah Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Mitchellville, Md. For more info contact Minister Veronica Oney at 302-236-7787 or Rev. Dr. Wilford Oney at 302-249-2631.

10th Annual Outdoor Gospel Music Festival The Laurel St. Pauls UMC, located at 32827 Old Stage Road in Laurel, will hold its 10th Annual Outdoor Gospel Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30 starting at noon. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy featured groups Sons of Thunder, Phil Davis, the Evans Family (Ernie and son Graceson), and the Baptist Boys. Hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream, and other items will be available and all proceeds benefit the youth program. For more information, call 258-8810.

Yard Sale Bethany Community Church at the crossroads of Kaye Rd. & Dukes Lumber Rd. is having a yard sale Sept. 23 starting at 8 am. Breakfast sandwiches and BBQ chicken available til gone. Baked goods tables, clothes, household items, glassware, crafts, & more. Rain Date - Sept. 30th.

eDiscipleship Workshop Felton-Viola United Methodist Church, Felton, is sponsoring a free online eDiscipleship Workshop open to all churches. Learn about electronic discipleship, building your ACT (audiovisual, communication & technology ministry), online Bible study, service streaming and social media for your church. Presenter is Travis Smith. Call the church at 302-284-3590 to register.

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.