Faith & Spirituality Briefs
Sunset Cruise to benefit local missions Sept. 23
Groome United Methodist Church will host a Sunset Cruise at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, leaving from Fisherman’s Wharf in Lewes. This fundraiser will benefit local missions. Tickets are $25. Participants are welcome to bring refreshments. For tickets or more information, call 302-250-1740.
Mary Mother of Peace to hold Christmas Bazaar Oct. 25
The Bishop James C. Burke Columbiettes, Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Route 24 and Mt. Joy Road in Oak Orchard, will have its Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. Organizers welcome vendors to the event. Call Bonnie at 302-280-5795 to reserve a space.
The Christmas Bazaar will feature crafts, a food and bake sale, a silent auction including baskets decorated and filled with Christmas-themed items, and more.
Columbiettes seek vendors for Holiday Craft Fair Oct. 25
The Brother Vincent Columbiettes are seeking vendors of crafts for a Holiday Craft Fair scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Delaware State Troopers Association on Route 13 in Dover. Any vendor interested should call Mary Burke at 302-653-7867 or Connie Kenney at 302-514-9319.
Pancake supper Sept. 19 at Providence UM Church
Providence UM Church of Georgetown, 24969 Shortly Road, approximately two miles west of the Delaware State Police barracks on Route 113, will host a pancake supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19. Donations are welcome. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. Call 302-856-6178 or 302-542-6171 for more information.
Miracle Angels Charity Yard Sale Sept. 20
Israel United Methodist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Jerome E. Tilghman Sr. will be the site of the Israel UMC Miracle Angels Charity Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the church parking lot, 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes. Rain location: Rabbit's Ferry Community Center, 19112 Robinsonville Road, Lewes.
There will be great bargains like cherished teddy bear collections, household and yard items, tools, clothing, shoes and more. All proceeds will benefit the Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund for the Patient Special Needs Fund at the Tunnell Cancer Center, Lewes.
Christ's Church to host Paynter, Harris, Tankard Family Day Sept. 21
The annual Paynter, Harris, Tankard Family Day will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, at Christ's Church, 20583 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson. The Rev. Martha A. Tankard, pastor, will welcome guest preacher Pastor Deborah Taylor Lewis of Faith Tabernacle in Centreville, Md. For details, call 302-945-8959.
'The Future of Religious Faith' Sept. 21 at UUSD
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. In “The Future of Religious Faith,” the Rev. D. Michael Smith reflects on how people pass on faith to their children, not through a form of catechism but through active and dynamic experience. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
Unity of Rehoboth meets Sept. 21
Unity of Rehoboth Beach meets at 10 a.m. each Sunday at the Olive Branch building on Route 1, just north of Lewes. The address is 14904 Coastal Highway, Milton. Unity provides a different look to living a spiritual life. On Sunday, Sept. 21, the gathering will discuss the Nature of Trees and the lessons they provide. Check out Unity of Rehoboth Beach on Facebook or contact Sandy at 717-579-2612 for more information.
Walk for the Homeless scheduled for Sept. 27
The United Methodist Women of Faith United Methodist Church will be hosting its eighth annual Walk for the Homeless at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.
The group invites family, friends and coworkers to come together and walk to raise funds for three local shelters - Casa San Francisco in Milton, Crisis House in Georgetown and Home of the Brave in Milford. Each year, the United Methodist Women's group strives to increase total funds raised as well as the number of participants and supporters.
This is a two-mile walk with its starting point at Delaware Avenue on the Boardwalk. Check in from 8 to 8:45 a.m. To donate, make check payable to Faith U.M. Church. For more information, call Christina Miller at 302-227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at 302-645-5574.
Conley's Barbecue and Family Fun Day Sept. 27
Conley's United Methodist Church will host a Barbecue and Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27. All are invited to bring their motorcycles for a blessing; enjoy family fun with face painting, bounce house and hot dogs for children, and roast pig, chicken, sides, and drinks for only $7 a plate. There will be music by Good Time Music Ministry with Linda Draper and Conley’s Praise Band. The day is presented by Sons of Thunder Bike Ministry and Conley’s United Methodist Church. For details, call 302-945-1881, or visit www.ConleysChurch.com. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes.
St. Paul's UM Church to hold yard sale Sept. 27
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 300 North St., Milford will host a yard sale starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27. There will be clothing, shoes, toys, numerous other items, face painting, hot dogs, drinks, chips, cupcakes and free medical information. For more details, call the church at 302-422-0709.
Conley’s UMC presents The Happy Wanderers Oct. 3
Conley's United Methodist Church invites the community to enjoy the music of The Happy Wanderers, a Bavarian-style oompah band, Friday Oct. 3. They will play polkas, waltzes and some old-time American favorites. A German-style dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. Get tickets early; seating is limited.
Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at Conley’s Thrift Shop, 22150 Robinsonville Road, Lewes, 302-945-5566, or the church office, 302-945-1881. Visit www.ConleysChurch.com for more information. Conley’s UMC is located at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes.
Zumbathon to benefit St. Paul's UMC Oct. 3
A zumbathon party to benefit St. Paul's United Methodist Church will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, at the Milford Boys & Girls Club. The event will offer two zumba instructors, vendors, raffles and gift bags. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for children 9-13 years old. For those who can't make the event but wish to be part of it, donations are gratefully accepted. To purchase tickets, visit www.sumcevent.com.
Domestic Violence Abuse Awareness and Self-Defense Oct. 5
First Millsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church in Millsboro's Women’s Ministries will host a Domestic Violence Abuse Awareness/Self-Defense workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 5. Self-defense instructor and martial artist Noel Bowman will conduct a self-defense class, and the keynote speaker for the workshop will be Kim Rigby, executive director of People's Place, The Safe Program in Milford. This event is free and open to the public. First Millsboro SDA Church is at 30007 Cordrey Road in Millsboro. For more information, contact Denise Foreman, 302-981-8033 or Mildred Polk, 302-841-4606.
Faith UMC to host Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast Oct. 11
Faith UMC invites the public to enjoy a short stack for a tall cause at Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11. Applebee's is at 36501 Seaside Outlet Blvd., Route 1, Rehoboth Beach. Cost is $7 per person, and $4.50 for ages 5 and under. For more information, contact Angela Taylor at 302-644-4953.
Proceeds from the event will support Faith UMC's plans for a new worship center in order to create more space for all of its ministries and its future growth. Faith is at 19940 Church St. in Rehoboth Beach.
Conley’s UMC Fall Festival to take place Oct. 18
The United Methodist Women of Conley's United Methodist Church will host its Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18. Artisan crafts, jewelry, doll clothes and more will be for sale. There will also be a harvest and baked goods table. Coffee, pastry and lunch can be purchased. Proceeds will benefit charities that help women and children. For more information, contact Betty Walsh at 302-854-9197, or visit www.ConleysChurch.com. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes.
Christian writers to hold book event Nov. 8
Delaware Christian Writers Fellowship will hold a book event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown. More than 20 local Christian authors will be there to talk with visitors and sell their books.
St. Jude the Apostle Church invites adults to explore faith formation
All are invited to attend a series of sessions for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults in the Religious Education Center of St. Jude The Apostle Church, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. RCIA is a process of prayer, reflection and learning that may lead adults and children to explore the possibility of becoming members of the Catholic Church. Adult baptized Catholics may complete their initiation by preparing for the reception of the Sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation. There is no cost to the participants, and no commitment is necessary. Those interested are welcome to come for a session or two to see what it's all about. Each week, a different topic of faith exploration will be discussed, with time allowed for group participation.
St. Jude The Apostle Church is on Route 1, Lewes, just north of the Five Points intersection. For more information, call the Religious Education Office, 302-644-7413 or go to www.stjudeslewesde.org/religiouseducation/rcia.html.
Unity of Rehoboth invites community to weekly spiritual celebrations
Unity of Rehoboth Beach with spiritual leader Sandy Souder welcomes all to its weekly spiritual celebrations at 10 a.m., Sundays at Olive Branch, 14904 Coastal Highway, Milton, just north of Lewes.