Faith & Spirituality Briefs
St. Jude the Apostle to discuss World Meeting of Families May 18
St. Jude the Apostle will host a speaker on the World Meeting of Families from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, in the Parish Life Center. The presenter is Meghan Cokeley, director, Office for the New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The presentation will consist of information about the World Meeting of Families events that will take place in September in Philadelphia, and instruction on Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, the preparatory catechism for the World Meeting of Families.
To register for the presentation and order the catechism, call the Religious Education Office at 302-644-7413. This presentation is sponsored by St. Jude's Adult Faith Formation Committee. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points in Lewes.
Israel UMC to hold yard sale May 23
The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church will be sponsoring their Annual Charity Mission Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 23. The sale will benefit the Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund for the Patient Special Needs Fund at the Tunnell Cancer Center. The location is at the church parking lot at 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes.
Long Neck UMC to hold hoagie sale May 23
The Long Neck United Methodist Women will be selling hoagies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23, at the church at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. Hoagies offered will be ham and cheese or Italian. The price for either one is $7. To order ahead, 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 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at 302-945-9453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strawberry festival set May 23 in Millsboro
Mary Mother of Peace church will have its annual Strawberry Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 23. 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, a second prize of a weekend in Ocean City, Md.; and the third prize of a family cooler valued at $250. Mary Mother of Peace church is on the corner of Mt. Joy Road and Route 24 near Millsboro. Outside spaces are available for rent. For more information or to reserve a space, call Bonnie at 302-280-5795.
Unity of Rehoboth to meet May 24
Unity of Rehoboth Beach meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday at the Olive Branch, 14904 Coastal Highway Milton.To learn more about Unity of Rehoboth Beach, contact licensed Unity teacher Sandy Souder at email@example.com or 717-579-2612.
UUSD to discuss space and time May 24
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware's middle school group will present "Space: A World Without End," an adventure through time and space at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 24. They will investigate how humans came to be, and how humans came to be who they are now. They will delve into the mysteries of being and all that is around, exploring the universe and humans' place in it. The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, an inclusive religious community, meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
St. John the Baptist sets Women's Day speakers for May 24
St. John the Baptist will host Louise Jones from Greater Faith, Bridgeville, who will speak at 11 a.m., Sunday May, 24, at the church in Millsboro. Pastor Martha Thankard will speak at 3:30 p.m. St. John the Baptist Church is at 26602 Mt. Joy Road in Millsboro.
Long Neck UMC sets Chicken and Dumpling Dinner May 30
There will be a Chicken & Dumpling Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 30, at Long Neck United Methodist Church, 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. The dinner will include slippery and dropped dumplings, plus all the trimmings. All-you-can-eat tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 4 to 9. Children 3 and under may eat free. For more information, call the church office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at 302-945-9453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity of Rehoboth to offer questions and discussion May 31
All are invited to Unity of Rehoboth Beach at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 31, for a special "Ask the Rev" opportunity. Unity of Rehoboth Beach meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday at the Olive Branch, 14904 Coastal Highway, Milton.To learn more, contact Sandy Souder at email@example.com or 717-579-2612.
St. Jude book club to discuss Thomas Merton book June 3
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, in St. Jude's Religious Education Center. The featured book will be "The Seven Storey Mountain" by Thomas Merton. A modern-day "Confessions of Saint Augustine," this is one of the most influential religious works of the 20th century. The chuch library has two copies of the book for lending on a first-come, first-served basis. The book is also available on Amazon.com. The Parish Book Club is sponsored by St. Jude's Adult Faith Formation Committee and the Parish Library Committee. For further information, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413. A listing of upcoming book selections can be found on the parish website at www.stjudeslewesde.org/religiouseducation/adultfaithformation.html. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points, Lewes.
Bethel UMC offers discounted Jungle Jim's tickets for July 18, 19, 20
Bethel United Methodist Church's Capital Campaign fund is selling discounted Jungle Jim's Waterpark tickets for Saturday, July 18; Sunday, July 19; and Monday, July 20. Tickets are $20 each, regularly priced at $35. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets are valid only one day, but the date need not be chosen prior to purchase. Multiple tickets may be purchased for multiple dates. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Bethel United Methodist Capital Campaign Fund. To purchase tickets, contact Marguerite at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-381-2933.
St. Jude Church seeks part-time organist
St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes is in need of an organist for its weekly 7 a.m. Sunday Mass year round plus occasional Holy Day Masses. One additional Sunday Mass per week is available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. A digital console piano is available for use. Contact the Music Ministry Office at 302-644-7300.
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 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays in the Religious Education Center of St. Jude The Apostle Church. 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 is discussed, with time allowed for group participation.
St. Jude The Apostle Church is on Route 1 near Lewes, just north of the Five Points intersection. For further information, call the Religious Education Office, 302-644-7413 or go to www.stjudeslewesde.org/rcia.html.
Adult Confirmation program offered at St. Jude
St. Jude The Apostle Church is inviting adult Catholics who were baptized and made First Communion but were not able to be confirmed as youths to call the Religious Education Office at 302-644-7413. An informal process, individualized to meet the busy schedules of adults, can be arranged to prepare candidates to receive the sacrament of Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday with the Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of Wilmington.
St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points in Lewes. Go to www.stjudeslewesde.org/.