Church News
Thursday, September 28, 2017
 
Creating your own living will
Learn about Five Wishes, a tool for creating your living will, on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Felton-Viola United Methodist Church. Presenter is Debbie Killen, program coordinator, DECCF/Faith in Action. This event is open to all churches. Registration required. Call 302-284-3590 or email stewart.sally@comcast.net.

Homecoming service at Providence UM Church
Homecoming service at Providence UM Church in Georgetown will take place on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.The church is located is 24969 Shortly Road, approximately two miles west of the RT 113 Delaware State Police barracks. Music by Aimee Parker, Pat VanAuken, Gerald Hitchens and the church choir. Guest speaker will be Pastor Joe Roszin. Dinner will follow the service. For additional information call 302-856-6178 or 302-542-6171.

Homecoming services
The 159th Homecoming services for McColleys Chapel, located on Redden Road in georgetown, will be held on Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. The luncheon will be held at the newly renovated community hall immediately after. Guest signers will be Jerry Jones and wife Jeanie and the Veasey family. Please make plans to attend.

Centenary UMC to host Sunday Night Gospel concerts
Centenary UMC, located at 200 W. Market Street in Laurel, will be having Sunday Night Gospel Concerts starting at 6 p.m. Light refreshments following service. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 1- Just Us; Oct. 8- Ernie Evans; Oct. 15- Bob Murphy and friends; Oct. 22-Baptist Boys; Oct. 29- Wendy Katlin and friends

Blessing of the animals
The Annual Blessing of the Animals service will be held atOld Christ Church in Laurel on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. Please bring your pets to participate in this happy event. For further information call 875-3644.

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 www.ststephensumc.com 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 www.operationwecare.org. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.tables, clothes, household items, glassware, crafts, & more. Rain Date - Sept. 30.

Galestown UMC Homecoming
Galetown UMC will celebrate its 162nd Homecoing on Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Jimmy Hoppa, music by Kings Ambassadors. Dinner will follow the service at Eldorado-Brookview VFC. All are welcome.

Mt. Olivet UMC Homecoming
If you have ever had a connection with Mt. Olivet UMC, or if you are currently active or would like to find out more about the church, stop in during the Homecoming Open House on Sunday, Oct. 15. Drop in anytime and stay as long as youd like. The schedule for the day is as follows: 8:30-9:30 a.m.- Early service in the Chapel; 9:30-10:45 a.m.- Fellowship breakfast; 11 a.m.-noon- Service in the Sancruary; noon-2 p.m.- lunch and other activities such as historical exhibits, trivia contest, scavenger hunt, children at worship and youth talent show and skits. Look for more information at 222.mountolivetseaford.org.