Church News
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Dinner at Mt. Nebo The Mt. Nebo Car Show/Building Fund Committee will hold a dinner at noon on Saturday, June 23 at Mt. Nebo Fellowship Hall, 4513 White Deer Rd., Delmar. Dinners are $15 per person and include fried chicken, fish, oysters, dumplings, potato salad, macaroni & cheese, string beans, greens, candied sweet potatoes, rolls and dessert. Oyster sandwiches are $8 and fish and chicken are $7. For more information, call 302-846-2181.

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. June - 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 - Vacation Bible School - July 8-12. This years theme is Cokesburys Rolling River Rampage. Lots of fun for the kids. Register on the forms online at or call the church office at 302-846-9501. August - Talent Show & Ice Cream Social - Saturday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m. September - Church Social and a Gospel Music Sing - Homeland Singers and Covenant Ground will do the singing. More info to come.

Community Outdoor Concert Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord will host 100 Men in Black and Women in Red on Saturday, June 23 at 4 p.m. The event will take place under a tent at the corner of School Road and Rt. 20 in Concord. Sussex Community Mass Choir will be the guest choir. Attire is business casual and the theme is All Things New.

VBS at Centenary UMC Children in grades K-6th are invited to join us for VBS at Centenary UMC on July 9-13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This years theme is Adventure at Sea. Walk the plank and find gold coins. Sing songs to praise Jesus to save us from lifes problems. Free light dinner beginning at 5:30. Presented by the Good News Club in Laurel. Early registration by text to 302-420-1130 by July 8, will win a prize.

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

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. Howard Backus. The order of worship is taken from a 19th century prayer book in use around the time the 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 be taken up for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. All are welcome. For more information, call 536-1384.

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 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

Cannon and Robins Family Day Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville will be observing their annual Cannon and Robins Family Day on Sunday, July 1 at 4 p.m. The guest preacher will be Bishop Carlton Cannon Sr, Administrative Bishop, New Jersey Church of God. Special music by the Cannon Family Choir. There will be a freewill offering and the fellowship meal will be served after the service. Please join the family as they celebrate, praise and worship God for all He is in their lives. For more information, contact Mother Martha or Sis. Citron Robins, (302) 629-6481. Rev. Gary L. Meekins is the Host Pastor.

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.

Vacation Bible School planned in Bridgeville The Bridgeville Charge will be having Vacation Bible School 2018 from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. nightly at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville. The Bridgeville Charge has planned another exciting Vacation Bible School Curriculum entitled, 24/7, Jesus Makes A Way Everyday . Jesus told stories of how God provides every hour of every day so that we might have life and live it to the fullest. Children, youth, and adults have fun discovering that abundant life is based on a strong faith foundation, sharing in community, seeking justice, persistent prayer, and the forgiveness and love of Jesus Christ. Theme Verse: I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10, NRSV) Ages 5 to 105 are invited to join us for a fun filled week of crafts, lessons, food and fun, but more than anything, we will learn about living an abundant life in Jesus. You can register on line at: For more information, contact Shilynn Adams at (410) 829-2076 or email at Rev. Gary L. Meekins is the Host Pastor.

Mt. Calvary UM Church to hold Womens Day on June 24 Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville will be observing their Annual Womens Day on Sunday, June 24 at 11 a.m. Rev. Gary Meekins, Pastor at Mt. Calvary, will be delivering the Womens Day Message. The Womens Day color is any color of blue. Blue is the third primary color. It spiritually signifies the Healing Power of God. It is the most sublime subject and color which represents, biblically, the Word of God. The 15th Chapter of Numbers, verses 38-41 denote this biblical meaning of Blue (fringe of the borders a ribband of blue). They are looking forward to seeing you in the place.