Church News
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Fridays for Families Family Ministries Team presents Fridays for Families @ Felton-Viola UMC each month at the church in Felton. The next event is Friday, April 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the parent topic will be first aid. Children will enjoy concurrent activities. For more information, visit

Holy Week activities Join us at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, for our Holy Week activities. March 29 - Maundy Thursday services, noon and 6:30 p.m. March 30 - Good Friday services, noon and 6:30 p.m. April 1 - Easter Sunday service, 10 a.m. followed by a brunch and an egg hunt for children

Joyce Igo Ministries to hold service Joyce Igo Ministries will hold a service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 N. Laurel Plaza Rd., Laurel. For Joyce, a southern gospel artist and songwriter from West Virginia, a dream has become a reality. Steven Nichols, an evangelist also from West Virginia, was called to the ministry at age 15. Join us for a time of worship through God's word and music. A luncheon will follow.

Maundy Thursday Join us for Easter services at Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford. Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m. - Communion and the shadows of the cross - readings of those who were there at the cross Brunch on Easter Sunday, April 1, 8:45 a.m. and the celebration of the resurrection at 10. Everyone is welcome.

Easter Week services Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, invites everyone to be a part of services during Easter Week. Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m., Mt. Pisgah AMEC, Laurel. The Rev. Idola Batson is the messenger. Good Friday Service (7 Last Words), March 30, 7 p.m. at Church of God and Saints of Christ in Concord. Messengers include: Deacon Robert Brown, Pastor Aaron Carr, First Lady Erika Carr, the Rev. Jean Briggs, Lady Patience Cannon, Pastor A. Ikey Cannon, and the Rev. Tesha Miller. Resurrection Sunrise Service, April 1, 6 a.m., Mt. Calvary AME Church. Messenger will be Elder Aaron Carr of Church of God and Saints of Christ. Mt. Calvary's Morning Worship and Easter Service will begin at 10 a.m.

Annual Usher's Day Sermon The ushers of Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord will celebrate their Annual Usher's Day Sermon on Sunday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m. The messenger will be the Rev. Shirley Caldwell of Ross Point Freedom Church, Concord. The theme is Ushers... The Handiwork of God (Ephesians 2:1-10). Dinner will be served at 2 p.m.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Rd., Laurel, will be held on Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Join us for a special celebration with a special guest. Singers also include the Bayside 4, a women's barbershop quartet that can praise the Lord as well as Connie & Allen, Jim Dryden, Galen Queen, Dean Adkins, Mel Atkins,and more. Admission and snacks are free and a love offering will be taken. Come and enjoy a night of uplifting praise music and friendship. For more information, call 430-4613.

Events at St. Stephens UMC Join us at St. Stephens UMC, 101 E. State St., Delmar. 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 For more information, contact the church office at 846-9501 or visit or on Facebook at delmarststephens.

Community Easter Sunrise Service The Kiwanis Club of Delmar will host its annual Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, at the Delmar High School football field. All are welcome.

GriefShare starts April 4 The Seaford Church of the Nazarene, 25567 Faith Lane, Seaford, will sponsor GriefShare, a support ministry for people grieving the death of a loved one. In GriefShare, you will find that you are not alone; there are others who understand the pain and loss you have experienced. GriefShare meets weekly for 13 weeks and each session includes a video seminar with well-known counselors, a support group with a group leader, and a personal workbook with resources. GriefShare will meet Wednesday evenings at 7 starting Wednesday, April 4. For more information, call Pastor Judy Burnell at 515-4554.

Yard Sale Event Gethsemane United Methodist Church will hold a huge Yard Sale Event featuring a massive indoor yard sale, a bake sale, snacks and drinks at the church's fellowship hall on Saturday, April 7 from 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. The fellowship hall is located at 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd., Seaford.

Mother-Daughter/Sister-Sister Lunch The Bridgeville Charge will host their annual Mother-Daughter/Sister-Sister Luncheon at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Fellowship Hall at Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. Special guests will be the Second Generation Community Chorus of Federalsburg, Md. This event is sponsored by the Bridgeville Charge Finance Committee as a fundraiser for the Bridgeville Charge Community Outreach Program. Cost for adults is $25; children ages 5-12, $12; and children ages 4 and under are free, however, they must have a ticket. No tickets will be sold at the door.The deadline to purchase tickets is April 15. For tickets and more information, contact Jacqueline Goodwin at 337-8306; Karen Gibbs at 337-8079;Brenda Davis at 349-5844; Helena Hilliard at 349-4524 or Shi Adams at 410-829-2076.

Father-Son/Brother-Brother Banquet The United Methodist Women of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville,will be sponsoring a Father-Son/Brother-Brother Banquet to celebrate men and the important role they play in our lives. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday,June 9, in the Fellowship Hall at Union Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville.Special guest and emcee will be gospel comedian JReam. Cost is $25 for adults, $12.50 for ages 5-12; ages 4 and under are free but they must have a ticket. Deadline to purchase tickets is May 31. No tickets will be sold at the door.For more information or tickets, contact Pat Smith at 858-6143.

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 Sister to Sister III Gathering Come and be a part of this year's Sister to Sister III Gathering at St. John's 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. John's 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.

Dr. Janelle Beiler is the speaker for Sister-to-Sister III The speaker for Sister-to-Sister III on Saturday, April 14 at St. John's UMC in Seaford is the Rev. Dr. Janelle Beiler. Janelle has blessed St. John's 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. John's Church office for registration procedure Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., at 302 629-9466. A luncheon catered by Marilyn Hastings, owner of Marilyn's Catering, LLC will be served at the conclusion of the service.

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 year's 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 233-6190; Carolyn Roach 856-3921; Raymond Morris - 362-3426; or Jane Hovington 258-7182.

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 following special services will take place: 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.

Lenten services Join St. Mary's Episcopal Church on these days of special observances for our Lenten Services. March 29 - Maundy Thursday @ 6PM; March 30 - Good Friday & Stations of the Cross @ 7PM; March 31 - Holy Saturday & Easter Vigil @ 7PM; April 1 - Easter Sunday @ 10:30AM St. Mary's Episcopal Church; 2 N. Williams Street, Bridgeville, DE 19933

Fish sandwiches Atmosphere of Praise Choir of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville will be selling fish sandwiches on Friday, April 27 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $7 per sandwich which includes sandwich, soda or bottle of water, a bag of chips and cookies. If interested, you are encouraged to preorder your sandwiches in advance by calling Pat Lee at (302) 249-8969 or Ginger Speight @ (302) 542-5752.

Sunday Night Gospel Sunday Night Gospel at Centenary UMC at 200 W. Market Street in Laurel Sunday, April 8 at 6 p.m., Jennifer and Morgan Perdue Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m., Nichols Sisters and Family Sunday, April 22 at 6 p.m.- Dave Morgan Sunday, April 29 at 6 p.m.- Just Us There will also be a special concert by The Anchormen given on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. You won't want to miss this opportunity to experience this spirit filled gospel group.