Church News
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Bluegrass Jamboree Delmarva Gospel Music Association is hosting a Bluegrass Jamboree on Friday, June 22 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, June 23 from noon to 9 p.m. at Sam Yoder Farm. For tickets, call 302-531-7997 or visit

VBS at Mount Olivet UMC Mount Olivet UMC in Seaford is hosting Shipwrecked VBS on June 18-22, from 5:30 to 8 each evening. Come join us and learn that Jesus rescues us when were sad, lonely, or afraid. A free light dinner will be served each evening beginning at 5 p.m. Registration can be found at All attendees registered prior to Sunday, June 10, will be entered to win a prize. Preschool aged children (potty trained) through 6th grade are welcome. For more information, contact Melissa Ferree at

Events at St. Stephens UMC Join us at St. Stephens UMC, 101 E. State St., Delmar, 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. Friday, June 15 - Annual Golf Tournament - The 11th Annual Golf Tournament will take place at the Green Hill Country Club in Quantico, Md., on Friday, June 15. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and coffee will be available. Tee time is at 9 a.m. using a Scramble format. This years tournament honors Greg and Joy Smith, a couple with true servants hearts and a blessing to St. Stephens UMC. Wednesday, June 27 - Chicken Salad Sale, $7/pint, $12/quart. Preorder by Wednesday, June 20. Payment due with order. Pick-up orders on Wednesday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 8-12 - Vacation Bible School - lots of fun for the kids Saturday, Aug. 18 - Talent Show & Ice Cream Social - Church Social & Gospel Sing - Enjoy gospel music performed by the Homeland Singers and Covenant Ground.

BBQ chicken There will be BBQ chicken for sale at Bethany Community Church at 28015 Kaye Rd. and Route 9 in Laurel on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. till. Dinners cost $7 each.

St. Pauls UMC Hymn Sing St. Pauls UMC invites the community to a Hymn Sing at 6 p.m. on June 24. The featured group is Reunion, a local Southern Gospel group. Reunion is known for their tight harmony, enthusiastic message and love for the Lord. A love offering will be taken to support their ministry. St. Pauls UMC is located on 32827 Old Stage Road in Laurel.

Summer services resume The Board of Directors of the Old Christ Church League announces the resumption of regular summer services at Old Christ Church, Laurel.Services are held on the first Sunday of each month at 10 a.m., June through September: July 1, Aug. 5 and Sept. 2. Officiant is the Rev. HowardBackus. The order of worship is taken from a 19th century prayer book in use around the timethe church was built.Step back in time when you enter Old Christ Church; this wooden church is not electrified and is as it was in 1771. Through the open windows, enjoy the tranquility of the area - the trees, church yard and Chipmans Pond. A voluntary offering will betaken up for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. All are welcome. For more information, call 536-1384.

Joyce Igo to perform at St. Pauls St. Pauls UMC, 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel, invites the community to hear Joyce Igo, a Southern Gospel artist and songwriter from West Virginia, on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Program will include Joyces music and testimony. Joyces country, down home Southern style leaves audiences laughing, shedding a few tears, and challenged to know and serve Jesus Christ. A love offering will be taken to support her ministry.

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.

Rainbow rally On June 9, John Wesley UMC will host a Rainbow Rally at 4 p.m.

Gospel singers and musicians wanted for open mic Open Mic Christian Night is actively searching for Gospel/Christian singers and Christian comedians on a regular basis to assist for our Open Mic Christian Night at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries in Laurel. Also looking for musicians who enjoy playing Gospel music. We already have a keyboard, bass, and rhythm guitar players. Maybe a lead, fiddler, steel guitar and drummer. We hold our Open Mic night the first Friday of every month starting in April - December. This is a great way to showcase your talents for various churches at one time.Our audience is a mixture of varied churches throughout the area. More chance of exposure for a chance to perform at their own church. Whether you sing solo, duo, quartet or larger group contact me now at Dean Adkins 302-430-4613.Dont forget to visit Open Mike Christian Night also on Facebook. You will enjoy your evenings with us.

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.

Centenary UMC Presents Sunday Night Gospel Concerts Centenary United Methodist Church, located at 200 W. Market Street in Laurel, will hold the following concerts at 6 p.m. with light refreshments to be served following the concerts: June 10- One Day Closer June 24- Timmons Family July 1- Jerry Jones July 8- Baptist Boys July 15- Reunion July 22- Sons of Thunder July 29- Sara Beth and KBR All You Can Eat Fish Fry is June 16 at Centenary UMC An All You Can Eat Fish Fry will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. on June 16 at the Centenary UMC, located at 200 W. Market Street in Laurel. The event, sponsored by the Friendly/Sunshine Class, costs $12 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and is free for children under six years old. Carry-outs will be available. The meal includes fish, potato salad, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, greens, cornbread, and dessert.

Woodland UM Church celebrates 175 years The kickoff of the 175th birthday of for Woodland UM Church will take place on Sunday, June 17 at the 9 a.m/ worship service. Evangelist Thom Slaughter of Second Wind Ministries will deliver the Fathers Day message, and bring his music ministry. The service will be followed by a brunch. Everyone is welcome to this joyous celebration! Food contributions to the brunch are sincerely appreciated.

Higher Calling Ministries Womens Fellowship set for June 16 Higher Calling Ministries will hold a Womens Fellowship event on Saturday, June 16, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Guest messengers include Evangelist Angela Dutton, Pastor Pamela Polk, Pastor Kathy Millner, Apostle Helena Bailey and First Lady Annette Dickerson. Fellowship colors are all white. Accessories can be silver. The event runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and the registration fee is $70. The deadline to reserve a spot is June 3. Payment can be mailed to Higher Calling Ministries, P.O. Box 481, Princess Anne, MD 21853.

VBS at Concord UM Church Concord United Methodist Church invites children to join a thrilling adventure at Rolling River Rampage VBS. Children from Pre-K thru 6th will experience the ride of a lifetime with God beginning on Monday, June 18, through Thursday, June 21, from 6 - 8:30 pm nightly at Concord UMC, 25322 Church Rd., Seaford. The adventure includes music that will wow your ears, interactive Bible fun, super science, cool crafts, hands-on mission work, delicious snacks, and more. To be a part of VBS, call 302.249.7355, or see any congregation member.