Avenue UMC opens new men-only Code Purple shelter

MILFORD — Last year, homeless men in the Milford area were sometimes shuttled to another town to find a warm bed in a Code Purple shelter for just one night. This year, they can find warmth right in the heart of Milford thanks to a new shelter inside Avenue United Methodist Church. Joyce Bonnini, who […]

Annual Charge Conference set for Oct. 20 at Houston UMC

CHURCH NEWS: The following is a list of religious services and events in the area. To submit a church listing, email mc@newzap.com.   Houston UMC schedule HOUSTON — Houston UMC holds traditional worship service every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at 235 Broad St. in Houston under the direction of Rev. Helen McFadden.  All are welcome. […]

Get to know the town: Pastor Andy Stevens

Name: Andy Stevens  Age: 47-years- old Educational background: 1987 graduate of Winslow High School, Bachelors in business administration, received pastoral credentials in 1995 after an internship program with the Church of God. Occupation: Pastor of Milford Church of God, small-medium business consultant. Hometown: “I’m going to call this [Milford] my hometown. I was born in […]

Churches unite over meals, summer activities

MILFORD — Mt. Enon Baptist Church and the Milford Church of the Nazarene held their annual Vacation Bible School event this past week, but this time they added a unique twist: they joined together and held only one Vacation Bible School. Pastors of the Milford churches say they hope the unique melding of the two […]

Special guests to appear at St. Paul A.M.E. July 17

CHURCH NEWS: The following is a list of religious services and events in the area. To submit a church listing, email mc@newzap.com.   St. Paul A.M.E. Church schedule HARRINGTON — St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 103 Mispillion St. in Harrington, announces its schedule with Reverend Maxine L. Johnson, Pastor. Sunday school begins […]

St. Paul to host Women’s Day Prayer Brunch June 25

CHURCH NEWS: The following is a list of religious services and events in the area. To submit a church listing, email mc@newzap.com.   St. Paul A.M.E. Church schedule HARRINGTON — St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 103 Mispillion St. in Harrington, announces its schedule with Reverend Maxine L. Johnson, Pastor. Sunday school begins […]

Milford’s Annual Community Prayer Breakfast to be held May 6

MILFORD – The Milford Senior Center will be hosting the 33rd Annual Community Prayer Breakfast on May 6 at 7:30 a.m. in the Crystal Room. A tradition for over 30 years, this year’s breakfast will honor Milford’s Mayor Bryan W. Shupe. A native of Milford, Delaware, Shupe was elected Mayor in 2014. He will begin […]

Laws Mennonite Church sees opportunity in arson repairs

FELTON — Members of Laws Mennonite Church didn’t let the fiery choices of others get them down. In fact, they used it as an opportunity. The church on Carpenters Bridge Road in Felton was heavily damaged in an arson on Dec. 2, 2014 and members were displaced for one year and four days. “We used […]

Community event to honor spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr

The Milford community is invited to a celebration at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School on Monday, Jan. 18 at noon to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Admission is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Milford Area Ministerial Association and the Milford Interdenominational Ministers Alliance, the event will include […]

Local New Year’s Eve events for all ages

Looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve? Here are a few local events to get you started. For younger kids Noon Year Storytime: 11:30 a.m. at the Greenwood Public Library. Ring in the noon year with a special storytime. Count down to noon, sing songs, read a book and make a craft. Children […]