Faith & Spirituality Briefs
White's Chapel UMC sets service Nov. 25
White's Chapel United Methodist Church will have a Thanksgiving Eve Service and refreshments at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25 . Pastor Jim Young of Saint James Anglican Church of Georgetown will be the guest speaker. White's Chapel is at 15373 Coastal Highway, Milton. For more information call Shirley Millman at 302-645-8098.
Milton community to celebrate Thanksgiving Eve Nov. 25
The Milton Community Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Goshen United Methodist Church, 103 Mulberry St. The worship will be led by pastors of the various Milton community churches. All are welcome. Nonperishable food donations for the Milton Community Food Pantry are welcome and appreciated.
Epworth UMC to host free Thanksgiving Day dinner Nov. 26
Epworth United Methodist Church once again will host a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. Seating is open and all are welcome. “This is our eighth annual dinner,” said Diane Leitch, who, along with Reber Whitner, is co-coordinator of the event. “We expect to serve more than 500 turkey dinners as part of our Epworth Food Ministry.” Past years have drawn hundreds of attendees. Gently used and new sweatshirts, socks, gloves and hats donated by Epworth’s congregation also will be given away at the dinner.
The event is open to the public. The church asks that those who would like to attend call 302-227-7743, Ext. 117 to let organizers know how many guests are in each party. Meal preparation will be handled by the kitchen at Epworth and Chef Juan Escamilla, an Epworth member.
Epworth United Methodist Church, a Christian community and member of the Reconciling Ministries Network, is at 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. For more information, go to www.eumcrb.org.
St. Jude the Apostle Church sets Thanksgiving Mass Nov. 26
St. Jude the Apostle Church will celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass at 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 26. Worshippers are invited to bring bread and wine or grape juice for a special blessing. They can take these home after the liturgy and share them at their family meal. Although only practicing Catholics may receive Eucharist, all participants are welcome to join in the celebration.
Saint James Anglican Church sets Thanksgiving service Nov. 26
Saint James Anglican Church will celebrate its annual Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 26. The service is open to all who wish to give thanks to God for all his blessings since last Thanksgiving, for which they are eternally grateful to the Lord. They do this to honor God from whom all blessings flow.
Saint James is an Anglican Church of the Independent Anglican Church Canadian Synod. The rector is the presiding bishop for the United States. They use the American Book of Common Prayer 1928 and the King James Bible AV 1611. The church is at 23269 Park Ave., Georgetown. For more information, call 302-854-6547.
Long Neck UMC to host free Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 27
Long Neck United Methodist Church will host a free Thanksgiving dinner from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 27. The hospitality committee of Long Neck UMC will be serving dinner with all the trimmings Thanksgiving Day. This event is open to everyone and especially those who are alone. All are welcome to come and enjoy a meal and have fellowship. The church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, call the church office at 302-945-9453.
UUSD to discuss letting go and finding oneself Nov. 29
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will address the topic Spiritually Naked: Letting Go and Finding Oneself at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 29. N. Steven Truitt, a UUSD member, says, "A quote commonly attributed to the poet Rumi says,'It's your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.'" Truitt explores when and how one gains the needed wisdom to shed older pretexts, notions and even restrictions that seem to no longer fit the spiritual body. The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, an inclusive religious community, meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, at their new church at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy. (Route 9) in Lewes two miles west of the Coastal Highway. For more information, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or go to uussd.org.
Unity of Rehoboth Beach sets music for Advent service Nov. 29
Unity of Rehoboth Beach will welcome Sharon Bousquet to its Advent Service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 29. Bousquet brings a variety of music experience with her to the beginning Advent Season Service. Unity meets at the Olive Branch Building at 14904 Coastal Highway, a Milton address even though it is only five miles north of Lewes.The holiday season brings with it some special services for which Unity is well known, especially the Burning Bowl Service and White Stone Service. For more information, go to www.unityofrehobothbeach.org or like on Facebook.
Grace of God sets dinner church in Advent starting Dec. 1
Grace of God will host a dinner church during the Advent season at 6 p.m., Tuesdays, starting Dec. 1. This new service will have free dinner with interactive and creative worship. Dinner church will meet inside the Long Neck CHEER Center, beside Grotto Pizza and the Ocean Grill. All are welcome to come, eat and celebrate the season.
UUSD to offer free film 'It's a Wonderful Life' Dec. 4
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will offer a First Friday Film at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4. This is a free film open to the public followed by a discussion. A potluck dinner will begin at 6:30. The film will be Frank Capra’s popular and inspirational "It’s A Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. An angel helps a compassionate but frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he’d never existed. To help those in need, attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the church to donate to a local charity. The film will be shown at the new UUSD church, 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy. west of Lewes. For details, call Karen, 302-231-8192.
UUSD set singin' and dancin' in the rain film party Dec. 5
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold a fun-filled film party with the showing of the musical, “Singing in the Rain” beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Tickets are $10 at the door. To reserve tickets in advance, call Lee at 301-646-1795.
"Singing in the Rain" stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor, and is considered one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. This 1952 movie showcases fabulous songs and lavish dance routines. Partygoers will sing and dance to the music as they view the film and enjoy complimentary light refreshments. Since the film is set in 1927 Hollywood, '20s and '30s party attire is encouraged.
UUSD is a vibrant and welcoming progressive spiritual community with a faith rooted in love and justice. Proceeds will support UUSD’s mission to nurture spiritual growth, embrace diversity, work for justice and strive for a loving world. The new church is at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., Lewes. For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to uussd.org.
Christmas Dinner set Dec. 5 at St. George AME
St. George AME Church, 317 Park Ave. in Lewes, will hold its annual Christmas Dinner starting at noon, Saturday, Dec. 5. Choices include chicken and dumpling platters, fried oyster platters, and barbecued chicken and fried oyster sandwiches. Carryout is available. The Rev. Dr. Deborah McCaffity is the pastor. For details, call 302-645-5413.
Bethel UMC cookie walk and curiosity shop set Dec. 5
The Mary Martha Circle of Bethel United Methodist Church in historic Lewes is sponsoring its Annual Cookie Walk starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. There will be a variety of yummy homemade cookies for the holidays. The event continues until the cookies are sold out. Cookies are $6 per pound and a variety will be offered. All proceeds will go to Bethel UMC Capital Campaign Fund.
Bethel's Curiosity Shop Craft and Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at at the Bethel UMC Parsonage Meeting House on Fourth Street directly across from Bethel UMC. There will be wreaths, ornaments, gifts and beach-themed items for sale. Bethel UMC is at the corner of West Fourth and Market streets. Entry to the cookie walk in Fellowship Hall is via the Market Street entrance under the blue awning. For more information, call 302-645-9426, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.bethellewes.org.
Wilmington Children’s Chorus concert set in Harbeson Dec. 6
The Chamber Choir of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus will perform a candlelight holiday concert in Sussex County at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at St. George's Church, 20274 Beaver Dam Road (Route 23), Harbeson. A free-will offering for the chorus is welcomed. For more information, call the Wilmington Children’s Chorus at 302-762-3637 or go to www.WilmingtonChildrensChorus.org.
St. Edmond Church sets Christmas concert Dec. 6
Musicians from St. Edmond will present a Christmas concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at the church on King Charles Avenue in Rehoboth. The concert will feature traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns performed by Mark Teesdale, Kevin O'Brennan, Dorothy Tewey, Mary-Anna Harvie and the St. Edmond Church choir. The concert is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 302-227-4550.
Lessons and carols service set at Old Christ Church, Laurel Dec. 6
The board of directors of Old Christ Church League invite the public to attend a service of lessons and carols at Old Christ Church, Laurel at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6. In addition to scripture readings and congregational singing, there will be Bella Voce, an ensemble group of choristers from Sussex Tech, singing under the direction of Sarah Rose. They will be performing four Christmas selections and will lead the congregational singing. Attendees should come dressed informally and appropriately for the weather (Church is not heated). A free-will offering will be taken for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. For more information, call 302-875-3644.
Conley’s UMC sets living nativity Dec. 11-12, concert Dec. 20, services Dec. 24
Conley’s United Methodist Church in Angola will present its living nativity from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12. . Admission is free, and there will be ample free parking. Golf carts to help the handicapped will be available each night. All donations of cash and canned goods go to local charities. Cookies and cocoa will be available in the worship center.
The sweetest music this side of heaven will be heard at Conley’s at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20. The Christmas Cantata will be performed by the combined choirs.
Conley’s church will have four candlelight worship services on Christmas Eve, at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Dec. 24 at the new church at 33106 Jolyns Way off Camp Arrowhead Road. There will also be 8:30 and 11 p.m. candlelight services at the old Conley's Chapel at 22150 Robinsonville Road, one-half mile from the Angola traffic light on Route 24. For more information, call 302-945-1881, or go to www.ConleysChurch.com.
Calvary UMC sets holiday ham dinner in Milford Dec. 12
Calvary United Methodist Church will host a holiday ham dinner from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday Dec.12, in Milford. The menu will be glazed ham, sweet potato casserole, succotash, dinner rolls, homemade cranberry sauce, assorted deserts and beverages. Cost is $10 adults and $5 for kids 5 to 12. There is no additional cost for takeouts. The dinner is open to the public. Calvary UMC is at 301 S.E. Front St., Milford. For more information, call 302-422-8884 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Jude the Apostle offers information about Catholic faith
As Jesus encourages people to seek in order to find him and knock so the door can be opened, the faith community at Saint Jude The Apostle Church welcomes those who seek to learn more about Catholic faith to join the RCIA program. The RCIA team will answer questions and assist people on their faith journey to follow Christ's command to spread the Gospel to all of creation. Those who are new to the faith or Catholics looking to come home are welcome. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive in Lewes. For more information, contact the Religious Education Office at 302-644-7413.
Graceful Aging group meets Thursdays at Westminster Presbyterian
The Graceful Aging group meets at 10 a.m., Thursdays in the downstairs library of Westminster Presbyterian Church on the corner of King Charles Avenue and Laurel Street in Rehoboth. Open to anyone of any faith, belief or religion, the group attracts men and women who are concerned with the aspects of aging. Through informal conversation, participants explore their thoughts, worries and problems, and discover solutions and ideas for dealing with them. The group will meet weekly for support and friendship. For more information, contact Faith Duncan at 302-227-0887 or email@example.com or call the church office, 302-227-2109.