Cape Gazette

Faith & Spirituality Briefs

May 24, 2016

Annual hoagie sale set at Long Neck UMC May 28

The Long Neck United Methodist Women will be selling hoagies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  Saturday, May 28, at the church at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. They will have ham and cheese and Italian hoagies. The price for either one is $7. To order ahead of time call Mary Jo at 302-945-8521 or Carol at 302-258-4794. For more information, call the church office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Thursday or Friday at 302-945-9453 or email

Strawberry festival set at Mary Mother of Peace Church May 28

Mary Mother of Peace Church is having the Annual Strawberry Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 28. There will be strawberry shortcake, assorted foods, craft tables, vendors and fun for everyone. Raffle tickets will also be on sale for a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of a weekend in Ocean City, Md., and the third prize will be a family cooler valued at $250. Outside vendor space is available. Mary Mother of Peace church is on the corner of Mount Joy Road and Route 24, Millsboro. For more information, call Bonnie at 302-280-5795.

Byzantine Liturgy at St. Edmond Church in Rehoboth starts May 29

The Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka, pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, will celebrate Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom at St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach at 6 p.m. Sundays this summer. The dates are May 29, June 26, July 31 and Aug. 28. St. Edmond is on the Intersection of King Charles Avenue and Laurel Street, in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, call at 302-762-5511.

UUSD to reflect on Memorial Day May 29

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 29. The Rev. Paula Maiorano, interim minister, says, "Although the long weekend vacation aspect tends to dominate the plans for Memorial Day, it is still very important to take time out to remember and reflect on those who have given up or are willing to give up their lives for the rest of us. This service helps us to do that." The church is at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Route 9) in Lewes two miles west of Coastal Highway. For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to

Unity of Rehoboth Beach to meet May 29

Unity of Rehoboth Beach members will welcome the Rev. Sandy Boyer at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 29. Boyer is currently the minister at Unity of Hagerstown, Md. Her message is titled, "The Universal Expanse of Our True Being." Unity meets at the Olive Branch on Route 1, just north of Lewes. The address is 14904 Coastal Hwy., Milton. For more information, go to

Memorial Day Requiem Eucharist set at All Saints' Church May 30

The Episcopal Parish of All Saints’ Church and St. George’s Chapel will hold a special Memorial Day Requiem Eucharist service at 9 a.m., Monday, May 30, at All Saints’ Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach to honor all armed forces men and women who lost their lives in service to the nation. This special service will feature moving prayers, patriotic hymns and special choir music. All Saints' parishioner Col. H. W. “Buzz” Buse, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), will deliver a tribute to the fallen as part of the service.  All Saints’ Church has an open table and all are invited for Holy Communion. For more information, call 302-227-7202.

Memorial Day mass set at cemetery in Wilmington May 30

The Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will celebrate the 58th Memorial Day Field Mass at All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington at 10 a.m., Monday, May 30. The annual mass honors all the deceased of the Diocese of Wilmington, especially those who served in the military, heroes who died in the service of this country and first responders who gave their lives in the name of public safety. A brief military tribute, including a three-volley salute and the playing of “Taps,” will be held immediately before the start of mass. The mass is open to the public and will be held rain or shine as protection from the elements will be provided. Limited seating will be available, and attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs.

Rummage sale set at Lewes Presbyterian Church June 2-4

The Annual Lewes Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale sponsored by the Kelly Class is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4. The church is at 133 Kings Highway, Lewes. Parking is available in the church lot off Franklin Street. All monies from this sale are given to the life and work of the church. For more information, call 302-645-5345.

'Inside Out' is First Friday Film at UUSD June 3

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will host a screening of "Inside Out" for the First Friday Film at 7 p.m., Friday, June 3. The church is at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Route 9), Lewes. Disney Pixar presents a heartwarming and inventive animated film that takes audiences on a journey from the inside out to discover the emotional roller coaster inside their heads. After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust  and Sadness  - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. The film is for adults and children alike. Jan Daily will lead the discussion after the movie. She warns attendees to bring tissues! A potluck dinner before the film begins at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Lunstead at 302-231-8192.

The Crusaders to perform June 4 at St. George AME

St. George AME Church will host a concert featuring the Crusaders at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 4. All are welcome; a free-will offering will be taken. The church is at 317 Park Ave., Lewes, and the pastor is the Rev. Dr. Deborah McCaffity.

Family dinner and church service meets Tuesdays in Long Neck

Grace of God Lutheran Church has started a Tuesday night service focused on families and kids. The community meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Long Neck CHEER Center in the Shoppes at Long Neck. The dinner church, called Holy Ground, is a faith discussion around the table while attendees share a meal together. Different parts of traditional church services will be included, but the main focus is eating together and talking about faith with kids. “We have a pretty traditional Sunday service, but wanted to give an opportunity for families who can’t make it then to be able to still attend a service and not have to cook on a busy Tuesday. Faith at home is so important, this is a way to start talking about Jesus with our kids in a casual way.” said Pastor Kelly Pensinger. Grace of God also meets at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Long Neck CHEER Center on Long Neck Road in the Shoppes at Long Neck. For more information call 302- 947-1044 or check them out online at

Compassionate Friends support group meets second Thursdays

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help group offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m., the second Thursday of the month at Epworth Methodist Church in Rehoboth. For more information, contact Marge LaFond at 302-930-3344.



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