Church News
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Beef and Dumplings Dinner Concord United Methodist Church will hold a Beef and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, March 24, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Community House. Menu includes beef and dumplings, hand-mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, homemade cole slaw, applesauce, rolls and butter, beverages, and assorted cakes for dessert. Cost is $12 per person or $6 for children under 12 (pay at the door). Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., just off Concord Rd. (Rt. 20E), near Seaford. For more information, call 629-7706.

Chicken and dumpling dinner The ladies of Woodland United Methodist Church, 5123 Woodland Church Rd., Seaford, will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Doors open at 5:30. Cost is $10; children ages 6-12, $5; ages 5 and under, free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Good Friday service Join us for a night of worship, remembrance, and reflection at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, March 30, at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel.Nursery will be provided.For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

Mens Day at New Zion UMC The men of New Zion UMC in Laurel, will celebrate their Annual Mens Day on Sunday, March 18, with two services.The morning service is at 10 and Lay Servant Cordell Davis is the preacher. The afternoon service will begin at 3:30, and the Rev. Barry Belle of Mt. Moriah New Life Ministries of Cambridge, Md., is the preacher. Dinner will be served from 1 to 2:30.Host pastor is the Rev. Elaine Ayres.

Movie Night Join us for Movie Night in the Afternoon at Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford. Enjoy Collateral Beauty with Will Smith, on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. Popcorn and dessert will be served. Free admission. Bonus is a showing of the short documentary, Edges, the story of Yvonne who ice skated well into her 90s. Everyone is welcome.

Pancake Supper Pancake supper at Providence UM Church, 24969 Shortly Rd., Georgetown, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., on Friday, March 16.Donations are welcome. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts.For more information, call 856-7846 or 236-5577.

Sister to Sister III Gathering Come and be a part of this years Sister to Sister III Gathering at St. Johns UMC in Seaford on Saturday, April 14. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by praise and worship at 10 and the catered luncheon at 11:30. Enjoy musical arrangements by St. Johns assistant music director, Joy Slavens, who has published two books of Christmas music, two solos and teaches piano and harp to over 40 students. Call 629-9466 for registration information. Registration will close on March 31 or earlier if maximum seating is reached.

Celebrate spring event Enjoy springs arrival with a celebration at the Wheatley Community House, at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. The celebration will include a baked goods table featuring Easter goodies, a cake auction, and a country covered dish supper, provided by the Wheatley church congregation. The evenings entertainment will feature a parade of those choosing to model their Easter bonnets with judging for: prettiest, funniest, and most original bonnets. Don your favorite Easter bonnet and come out for an evening of fellowship and old-fashioned family fun. The Wheatley Community House is located on Rt. 313 halfway between Sharptown and Eldorado, and a mile outside Galestown.

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 Saturday, March 17 - Chicken and Crust - 4-7 p.m. Adults - $12, children ages 4-10 - $6 and children ages 3 and under - free. Sunday, March 18 - Christ Connection, our youth group and the Kids Church

Hymn Sing cancelled St Pauls UMC, 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel, regrets that the hymn sing on Sunday, March 25, has been cancelled.

Community Prayer Breakfast Church of God and Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, will hold a free community prayer breakfast in celebration of Womens History Month on Saturday, March 17 at 9 a.m. Enjoy a morning filled with praise and worship, powerful prayer, fellowship, and breakfast. Spoken word, dancers and other ministries are welcome to participate. To be added to the program, contact First Lady Erika Carr at

Sister Friends Fellowship Liberating Power AME Zion Church in Bridgeville will celebrate womens month by hosting a Sister Friends Fellowship on Saturday, March 17 at 9 a.m. A donation of $15 will be collected. Full breakfast will be served. For tickets, see the women of Liberating Power. The featured speaker will be Minister Ca-Asia A. Lane, anointed author and found of Wholy Parise Dance, LLC and WPDM Publishers. Contact Deaconess Felicia Matthews (302-841-0904), Sister Blanche Puckham (302-381-9785) or Rev. Dr. Wilford Oney, Jr- Pastor for more information.

Dr. Janelle Beiler is the speaker for Sister-to-Sister III The speaker for Sister-to-Sister III on Saturday, April 14 at St. Johns UMC in Seaford is the Rev. Dr. Janelle Beiler.

Janelle has blessed St. Johns women in 2016 and again in 2017 with two in-house retreats. Both times she spoke to welcoming audiences who responded enthusiastically to her presentation. Registration ends on March 31 or earlier if maximum seating is reached. Please, do not wait! Call St. Johns Church office for registration procedure Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m.Ð2:30 p.m., at 302 629-9466. A luncheon catered by Marilyn Hastings, owner of Marilyns Catering, LLC will be served at the conclusion of the service.

Womens Day services Womens Day services will be celebrated at Liberating Power AME Lion Church at 7366 Federalsburg Rd. in Bridgeville on Sunday, March 18. The guest preacher at 11 a.m. will be Rev. Alisha Torney, Minister on staff at St. Paul A.M.E Zion Church in Salisbury. The guest preacher at 3:30 p.m. will be Rev. Annie Custis, Pastor at St. John Second Baptist Church in Millsboro. The host pastor is Rev. Dr. Wilford L. Oney, Jr. and chairpersons Deaconess Felicia Matthews (302-841-0904) and Sis. Blanche Puckham (302-381-9785).

Day of Prayer Service The Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary of Post 7478 will sponsor the National Day of Prayer Service under the leadership of Dept. of DE VFW Auxiliary Chaplain Rev. Michaele S. Russell. The special service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at Living Life Fellowship on Market Street in Greenwood. This years theme is Pray for Unity, Ephesians 4:13. Pastor Tim Banks, host pastor, will be the guest speaker and many area churches will be included in the program. Look for more details soon.

Revival to be held March 31 There will be a Revival on March 31 at 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, located on Route 13 North in Seaford. Bring a hungry, thirsty, and expectant heart. Refreshments will be served. Call 629-6562 with questions.

Gospelfest musical celebration Gospelfest with the Christian Travellers, a musical celebration which includes dinner and a concert, will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, 11 King St., Georgetown. This event benefits the Richard Allen Coalition. Cost is $25 per person ($30 at the door), $40 per couple, $13.50 for ages 5-12 and free for ages 4 and under. For tickets, contact Harry Crapper Ð 233-6190; Carolyn Roach Ð 856-3921; Raymond Morris - 362-3426; or Jane Hovington Ð 258-7182.

Centenary Church There will be Sunday Night Gospel Concerts at 6 pm at Centenary United Methodist Church at 200 W. Market St. in Laurel with the following performers: March 18- Phil Perdue and friends; March 25- Delmarva Ramblers

Christ Lutheran Church Christ Lutheran Church will be holding Lenten services at 6:30 p.m. with pot luck dinner prior to the service on March 21. March 29 is Maundy Thursday service with communion both at noon and in the evening, as well as Good Friday Service on March 30 both at noon and in the evening. All are welcome. Call Peg at 629-8166 for more information.

Lenten Wednesday Worship, Lunch March 21 Ð Our Lady of Lourdes RCC, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford Each worship service begins at noon, and lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. An offering for LOVE INC will be taken each week.

All Saints Episcopal Church Lenten, Easter Schedule You are invited to join All Saints Episcopal Center, located at 100 N. 10th Street in Delmar, during the Lenten Season and Holy Week. The Sunday Worship Service begins at 10 a.m. and, during Lent, consists of Penitential Order II and Holy Eucharist, Rite B. The churchs Lenten Wednesday evening sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.; following worship and supper the church will look at how history, theology, worship practices, and local culture are reflected in church architecture by looking at a selection of churches in various countries: March 21- Four American Churches. The following special services will take place: March 25- Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) Holy Eucharist Rite B, 10 a.m. March 30- Good Friday, The Liturgy for Good Friday and the Station of the Cross, noon April 1- Sunday of Resurrection- service of Light and Holy Eucharist Rite D, 10 a.m.

Gospel singers, musicians needed Gospel/Christian singers, Christian comedians, and musicians who enjoy playing gospel music - lead, fiddler, steel guitar and drummer - are needed to perform on a regular basis at Open Mic Christian Night held the first and third Friday of each month in April through December at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries in Laurel. This is a great way to showcase your talents for area churches. Whether you sing solo, duo, quartet or larger group, contact Dean Adkins at 302-430-4613. Also visit Open Mike Christian Night on Facebook.

Harvest Ministry in Delmar needs volunteers Harvest Ministry in Delmar is in need of volunteers. If you can work a few hours a week it would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested pleasecall Russell Smart at 302-846-2253 or Harvest Ministry at 302-846-3009.

Basket auction St. Bernadette Church, located at 109 Dixon Street in Harrington, will be hosting a Tricky Tray basket auction on Saturday, March 23. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for a $5 donation or five canned goods. There will be door prizes, raffles, and plenty of good food to purchase. For more information, call Patti at 302-284-8695.