Faith & Spirituality Briefs
Free event set for May 7 in Lewes
Trinity Faith Christian Center and 100 Teens In Jeans will present The Turn Up, a free event for the young and young at heart, featuring a contemporary, hip hop, rap, and comedy show, along with food, fun and more in a multicultural atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The event will be Saturday May 7, at 15516 New Road, Lewes; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Love offerings accepted.
Millsboro to celebrate World Labyrinth Day May 7
People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to celebrate the eighth annual World Labyrinth Day in Millsboro at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 7.
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church invites people to join together to Walk as One at 1 to increase a peaceful wave of energy across the world. The labyrinth is located at the corner of State and Ellis streets and is handicap-accessible.
First-time walkers should arrive at 12:45 p.m.
For more information about World Labyrinth Day, go to labyrinthsociety.org.
Carey's UM Church sets spring yard sale May 7
Carey's United Methodist Church will hold its spring yard sale event from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 7, at Carey's Camp Road, five miles west of Millsboro off Route 24. The $5 spaces must be reserved; bring own table. Scrapple sandwiches, coffee, juice and water will be served.
For more information contact Josephine Dorey, 934-7665.
Zoar Men set barbecue chicken takeout sale in Millsboro May 7
The Zoar Men of Zoar United Methodist Church will be having their annual barbecue chicken dinners available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until they run out, Saturday May 7. Proceeds will benefit the group's many mission projects, helping those in need in the area. Takeouts only. Cost is $7. The church is at 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro, north of town on Route 30. For more information, contact Ralph at 302-934-6426.
For more info contact AJ Jones, 302-745-7295 or Trinity, 302-645-5446.
Butterfly Walk to Remember set at Blockhouse Pond May 8
The Compassionate Friends Lighthouse Chapter has set the Butterfly Walk to Remember for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 8, at George H. Smith Park at Blockhouse Pond in Lewes. All participants will receive a butterfly to release at the end of the walk in memory of their lost loved one. Light refreshments will be served after the walk. There is no fee for this event, and preregistration is not required. 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.
Unity to honor mothers May 8
Unity of Rehoboth Beach will honor mothers through lesson and story at the service at 10 a.m., Sunday May 8. The establishment of Mother's Day may have started out as a way to encourage purchasing greeting cards, but the practice of letting mothers know how much they are loved and respected and even missed was a good idea. Unity meets at the Olive Branch building on Route 1 just north of Lewes at 14904 Coastal Highway, Milton.
UUSD to discuss compassionate motherhood May 8
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware's topic at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 8, will be The Compassionate Motherhood of Quan Yin and Mary. The Rev. Paula Maiorano, interim minister, says, "The goddess and divine feminine aspects of Buddhism and Christianity are carried respectively by Quan Yin and Mary. What can these two great female archetypes tell us about the mothering we’re all in need of?" UUSD meets at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Route 9) west of Lewes. For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to uussd.org.
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 goglc.org.
St. Jude Parish Book Club to meet May 11
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club's May selection is "Behind The Veils of Yemen: How An American Woman Risked Her Life, Family and Faith to Bring Jesus to Muslim Women" by Audra Grace Shelby. The club will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, in the Religious Education Center. The author served nine years as a Southern Baptist missionary in the Middle East, alongside her husband and four children. She writes a compelling memoir of an American woman and her family moving to Yemen, learning to live in the Islamic culture, offering hope to Muslim women and how the grace of God touches lives. Copies of this book are available in the Parish Library and on Amazon.com. For details, call 302-644-7413. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive, north of Lewes. Upcoming Parish Book Club selections can be found at www.stjudelewes.org/library.html.
Children's clothing exchange set in Long Neck May 14
Lydia’s Closet children’s clothing exchange for sizes newborn to 14-16 is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at East Gate Presbyterian Church. Lydia's Closet will not meet during the summer. The clothing exchange will resume in September. East Gate Church is at Long Neck Road and Church Lane (2.5 miles south of Route 24) across from Rehoboth Shores next to the Tunnell maintenance facility. For more information, call 302-645-2990.
Organ duet concerts set in Frankford May 14, 15
Performers Tom Richardson and Melanie Leinbach will present a concert of organ duets in the sanctuary of Community Lutheran Church in Dagsboro at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. The program will include many pieces by composer Charles Callahan. The opening piece will use familiar hymn tunes. A large work using patriotic tunes will end the concert. In between, there will be a Christmas suite, a piece dedicated to dogs and a selection called "Fiesta" that will get toes tapping. There is no charge for the concert but attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable items or a monetary donation for the church's food pantry. A reception will follow the concert. The church is located at 30897 Omar Road at the intersection of Armory Road in Frankford.
Women's Emphasis Weekend set in Millsboro May 14, 15
Seventh Day Adventist Church in Millsboro will hold Women's Emphasis Weekend Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. The theme is The Jezebel Spirit. The speaker is Cynthia Poole, director of women's ministries. The Saturday service program will be Sabbath School at 9 a.m., Divine Worship Service at 11 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. and an afternoon workshop at 2:30 p.m. The Sunday program will be Hat and Glove Tea Fellowship from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The motivational speaker is Hope Hicks from Wilmington. All are invited. The church is at 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro. For more information, contact Denise Foreman at 302-981-8033 or Mildred Polk at 302-841-4606.
Christ Church in Harbeson sets Women's Day May 15
Christ Church will host Women's Day beginning with a dinner at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 15. Pastor Lavern Ross will be the guest preacher at the 3 p.m. service. The church is at 20583 Beaver Dam Road in Harbeson. For more information, call 302-945-8959.
All You Can Eat salads event set at Long Neck UMC May 21
Long Neck United Methodist church will have an All You Can Eat salads event from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 21. The menu includes chicken salad, cucumber and tomato salad, potato salad and a variety of other salads. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 10. Ages 3 and under are free. Beverage and dessert are included. Long Neck UMC is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, call 302-945-9453 or email email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.