Church News
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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. September - Sunday, Sept. 9 - Beef & Dumplings Dinner, VFW, Delmar, Md., State Street. Event is from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and benefits Relay for Life. Everyone is welcome. Sunday, Sept. 16 - Church Social and a Gospel Music Sing - Service at 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Featuring the Homeland Singers. This will end our year long celebration of our 150th year. We will have a time capsule to fill and bury. Sunday, Sept. 23 - Community combined choir sing October - Saturday, Oct. 20 - Our Annual Fall Festival Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Trunk or Treat in the parking lot at Camelot Hall November - Sunday, Nov. 18 - The deadline to buy lights for our Community Love Light Tree so names can be displayed on the big banner in the park. Week before Thanksgiving - Travel to Harford County to pick up annual tree and setting of our 6th Annual Community Love Light Tree Saturday, Nov. 24 - Trimming of our Annual Tree

Open Mic Comedy & Music Night Compassionate Shepherd Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Rd., Laurel, will hold Open Mic Christian Night on Friday, Sept. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. J Join us for a very special night of comedy, music and various characters as well as a special guest, Mom Mom Brown the Moon Pie Lady. Also enjoy some oldies and goodies rock n' roll. Some of the great singers who will join us include Jim Dryden, Gloria Holland, Dean Adkins, Galen Queen, Connie & Allen, Virginia Tyler, Everett Hart, Mel Adkins, Ron Townsend, Virginia Mitchell and more. Everyone is welcome to come by and sing. Free admission and free snacks. Snacks are welcome. A love offering will be taken. Open Mic is held the first Friday of every month through December. For more information, call 302-430-4613.

Griefshare Griefshare, a 13 week grief support group, will start on Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine Street, Seaford. If you need help or encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend we encourage you to join us. No children or childcare.

Yard Sale There will be a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethany Community Church, located at 28015 Kaye Rd. and Dukes Rd. in Laurel. Breakfast sandwiches will be available.

Oyster, Chicken Salad Dinner Centenary UMC, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will hold an Oyster and Chicken Salad Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. We will also continue our Sunday Night Gospel Series on the following nights at 6 p.m.: Sept. 9 - Lights of Home Sept. 16 - Phil Davis Sept. 23 - God's Country Crossroads Sept. 30 - Charles Paparella

Grief Recovery Seminar Laurel Church of Christ will hold a Grief Recovery Seminar for those who have lost, those who want to prepare themselves for loss, or those helping others who have lost loved ones on Friday, Sept. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to noon and Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. Please RSVP to Philip at or 609-231-1531.

Delaware Wellness Rally is Sept. 22 Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, will host a day of faith, fun, food and fitness as the church's First Place 4 Health (FP4H) group holds its third annual Delaware Wellness Rally on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Charlotte Davis, a registered, licensed dietitian who works as the child nutrition director for an Arkansas public school district. Lisa Karnish, who started the FP4H group at Crossroad in 2014 and is now the local networking leader, will also speak. Participants also will hear inspiring success stories and learn solutions to common struggles. Cost is $25 for online registration until Sept. 9, and $35 after. Healthy refreshments and lunch are included. To learn more and/or register, visit

Dinner/Concert on Sept. 6 Delmarva Gospel Music Association and Crossroads Community Church will host a dinner/concert presenting The Collingsworth Family on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5. Tickets are $45 a person and can be purchased by calling 302-531-7997, at the church or by going online to

Pastor Anniversary St. Matthews First Baptist Church in Laurel will celebrate Pastor Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 9. The messenger at 11 a.m. is Min. Chris Armwood from Greater Faith in Bridgeville and the messenger at 3:30 p.m. is Rev. Dr. Raymond Fisher, pastor, Union Baptist Church in Lincoln.