Faith & Spirituality Briefs
New Vacation Mass Guide serves Catholic visitors to resorts
Vacationers planning to visit Maryland's or Delaware’s ocean resorts or the Maryland Eastern Shore can now easily get Mass times and other Catholic church-related information on the Diocese of Wilmington’s website at www.cdow.org by clicking Vacation Mass Guide.
The guide includes daily and weekend Mass and reconciliation schedules, plus address and telephone information and links for Catholic churches in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach in Delaware; the five Catholic churches in the Ocean City, Md. area; and Maryland Eastern Shore areas including churches in Queenstown, Chestertown, Easton, St. Michaels, Salisbury and Cambridge.
Mary Mother of Peace to host annual Strawberry Festival May 25
Mary Mother of Peace Church, Route 24 and Mt. Joy Road in Millsboro is having its annual Strawberry Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25.
There will be strawberry shortcake, assorted foods, craft tables and vendors. Raffle tickets will also be on sale for a first prize of $1,000; second prize will be a family cooler valued at $350.
Those who would like to participate in the festival may rent an outside space. Call Bonnie at 302-280-5795 for more information or to reserve a space.
Long Neck UMC to hold Memorial Day Weekend Hoagie Sale May 25
The Annual Memorial Day Weekend Hoagie Sale hosted by Long Neck United Methodist Women will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 25, takeouts only. Choices are Italian, turkey or ham & cheese. The cost is $6 each. To order, stop in that day or place orders by calling the church at 302-945-9453, Shirley at 302-945-4532 or Mary Jo at 302-945-8521. The church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck.
Local organist George Bayley to perform May 26 at Bethel UMC in Lewes
Organist, choir master and composer George Bayley will present "The Organist Entertains" at 5 p.m., Sunday, May 26, in the Bethel United Methodist Church sanctuary. The concert promises to be a delightful evening of organ music by composers such as Buxtehude, Verdi, Andrew Lloyd Webber and John Philip Sousa. Admission is free of charge, but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee On Relief. Bethel United Methodist Church is at 129 West Fourth St. in Lewes. For more information, call Bethel UMC at 645-9426.
Unitarian Universalists meet May 26 for 'Two Men, One War'
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 26, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. In “Two Men, One War,” Gary Colangelo and Gerald Duvall will share their journeys as U.S. Army Vietnam-era veterans. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
St. Jude the Apostle to sponsor talk on the Eucharist May 29 and June 4
The Adult Faith Formation Committee of St. Jude the Apostle Church will sponsor a talk on the history and theology of the Eucharist by Ray Bradley, retired professor of philosophy at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. The presentation will be in two parts, with Part 1 at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, and Part 2 at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at the Religious Education Center on the St. Jude campus. All are welcome. To reserve a seat, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413.
St. Jude the Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points, Lewes.
Greenwood Mennonite School to hold Spring Festival June 1
Greenwood Mennonite School, 12802 Mennonite School Road in Greenwood, will hold its 27th Spring Festival Saturday, June 1, rain or shine, on the school grounds.
The festival will offer a variety of foods: seafood, pulled pork, homemade donuts, homemade ice cream, baked goods and more. Live entertainment will be featured throughout the day. Children can enjoy games, the petting zoo, face painting, Amish cart & pony rides and hair braiding. There will a plant vendor, yard sale and a live auction with something for everyone.
The contemporary Christian, Dove-nominated group 33 Miles and Johnny Diaz will perform in the evening. All proceeds from the festival and concert solely benefit the Greenwood Mennonite School.
Long Neck annual Fun Fest June 1
The annual Fun Fest at Long Neck United Methodist Church will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1, rain or shine. There will be entertainment, crafts for children, games, moon bounce, face painting, fire truck rides and a health fair by Beebe Medical Center. A free lunch will be served at noon. All are welcome. The church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, call 302-945-9453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'For the Love of..." June 2 at UUSD service
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. What does standing on the side of love mean? Is love a strong enough concept to really conquer all? The Rev. D. Michael Smith examines the word, its meaning and its potential to heal things that may be broken in this world. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
Famous Unitarian Universalists class June 8 features Jane Addams
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will explore the life of Jane Addams, a pioneer social worker and champion of the underprivileged and women's rights, at this month's Famous UU class from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 8. The class is free and open to the public. UUSD is at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. For more information, call 302-645-9061 or go to www.uussd.org.
First Baptist Church to host seminar on spiritual life principles June 24-29
First Baptist Church of Lewes is hosting a DVD seminar by The Institute in Basic Life Principles June 24-29. Bill Gothard will be the presenter.
This seminar deals with seven basic principles of spiritual life that are often unresolved in youth. Unresolved youth problems become life-ruining adult problems preventing spiritual victory and success.
The cost of the seminar is $60 per person and includes book and workbook, $35 additional for a spouse or child (workbook only) in the same family. The seminar is for people in 10th grade through adults.
The schedule is 7 to 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m, Friday; and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday.
Call First Baptist Church of Lewes at 302-645-6330 with questions. Email email@example.com for a registration form; put IBLP Seminar in subject line. For more information, visit IBLP.org
Mary Mother of Peace to celebrate 25th anniversary July 28
Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church in Millsboro will celebrate its 25-year anniversary with a Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 28, at Mary Mother of Peace in Millsboro. Dinner will follow at Baywood Greens Clubhouse at 5:30 p.m. The cost for dinner is $35 per person. For reservations, contact Edna Gentile, 302-945-2002, before Sunday, July 14.
Groome UMC collects eyeglasses for poor with Project 20/20
Groome United Methodist Church has launched a new mission, joining the national Methodist volunteer effort, Project 20/20 - Improving Vision Around the World. Since Project 20/20 began in 1992, more than 40,000 people have received the gift of better vision in over 30 countries on five continents. More than 50,000 sunglasses have been distributed to prevent blindness in tropical and high-altitude countries. Groome members will collect unwanted sunglasses (prescription and non-prescription) and eyeglasses. The glasses will be processed and distributed to medical teams who will be dispensing them free to the poor in Central America, South America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. Collection boxes are at Ocean Point Grill, 17252 N. Village Main Blvd., Lewes (Food Lion shopping center) and also at CK’S Hair Port, 34410 Tenley Court, Lewes. Glasses can also be dropped at Groome Church, at the corner of Savannah Road and Dewey Avenue in Lewes.
Epworth seeks entries for Expressions of Faith exhibit
Epworth’s Visual Arts Committee announces the first Expressions of Faith exhibit. The theme is based on the International Faith Symbol, composed of three elements - the triangle, circle and heart - which can be interpreted in a variety of ways by artists, such as natural law, life cycle, or sharing love. Artists are encouraged to create art specifically for this exhibit. Entry forms and more information are available at www.eumcrb.org, or at 302-227-7743. Scott’s Gallery is in Epworth United Methodist Church at 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach.
A Little Bit of Everything thrift store will pick up donations
A Little Bit of Everything thrift store, 217 N. Rehoboth Blvd. in Milford, will pick up items large and small - electronics, furniture, kitchen appliances, holiday items, laptops, cars, boats and more. This thrift store works for the community, giving out winter coats to those in need as well as food packages and emergency food deliveries to the homebound. Call 302-249-5738. The store is associated with the Multi-Cultural Church, 302-725-0603, 103 S. Maple Ave. in Milford. Visit www.heartsunlimited.vp.web.com.
Groome holds baby pantry every second and fourth Wednesday
Groome United Methodist Church, at the corner of Dewey Avenue and Savannah Road in Lewes, started a baby pantry more than two years ago and now serves many clients in the Cape Henlopen and Indian River school districts. The baby pantry is open from 9 to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. The pantry serves clients who show WIC cards and photo ID by giving them diapers and baby food. It also has a supply of gently used baby clothing. The pantry is open twice a month, but the client can only be served once a month; a month's supply is given at one visit to save the additional trip. Clients should come to the side entrance (Dewey Avenue) and go downstairs. Anyone wishing to contribute to the baby pantry can send a check payable to Groome United Methodist Church (with Baby Pantry in the memo) to P.O. Box 299, Lewes, DE 19958. For more information call the church office at 302-645-6256.
Groome now offers Saturday breakfast for anyone in need
Groome United Methodist Church at the corner of Dewey Avenue and Savannah Road in Lewes, is now providing a warm breakfast every Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. to anyone in need of food or fellowship. Come to the side entrance (Dewey Avenue) and go downstairs and join church volunteers for a hot breakfast and Christian fellowship. For more information call the church office at 302-645-6256.