Faith & Spirituality Briefs
Groome UMC to host sunset cruise Sept. 29 on Cape Water Taxi
Groome United Methodist Church is having a sunset cruise on the Cape Water Taxi at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29. Tickets are $25 each. This is a fundraiser to benefit children in need at Christmas. For tickets or more information call 302-250-1740.
Indian Mission UMC to celebrate homecoming Oct. 4
Indian Mission United Methodist Church will be celebrating its 62nd annual homecoming at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 4. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Charlotte Nichols of Harmony UMC and the music will be provided by The Call of Friendship UMC. Fellowship dinner will follow the service at the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company Main Station, Oak Orchard. Indian Mission UMC is at 22701 Indian Mission Road, Harbeson. For more information, call 302-934-8314, 302-945-0830 or 302-0934-7779.
Blessing of the animals set Oct. 4 in Rehoboth and Harbeson
A blessing of the animals will take place on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4 at All Saints’ Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach in the side chapel or at St. George’s Chapel in the parish hall, 20271 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson. All pets are welcome.
Service of Hope and Remembrance set Oct. 4 at All Saints'
A Candlelight Service of Hope and Remembrance will be held at 5 p.m., Sunday, October 4, at All Saints' Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. This community service will feature music, prayer, poetry and personal stories to be held in remembrance and recognition of those living with mental illness and with thanksgiving for those who support them.
For more information, call the parish office at 302-227-7202 or visit www.allsaintsandstgeorges.org.
Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware to meet Oct. 4 in Lewes
UUSD's topic at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, will be Beware the Apocalyptic Attitude. Dr. Len Bowman will lead the discussion at the new church at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy. near Lewes two miles west of Route 1. Bowman says, "For the apocalyptic attitude, all is conflict: good (our side) versus evil (them), God versus Satan, faith versus the worldly. Believe or be condemned to hell. Yes, this apocalyptic attitude is directly opposed to Universalism, indeed to everything we UUs hold dear. But beware of falling into reverse apocalypticism - demonizing those who, for instance, oppose abortion or question gay rights. Same attitude, different touchstones. Beware. So how do we confront the apocalyptic attitude? With respect and compassion, with firm affirmation of our values and principles."
Bowman, a resident of Millsboro, has been a member of UUSD since April 2014. He has taught religion and philosophy at the college level for over 30 years and currently teaches for the master of liberal arts program at Johns Hopkins University. For more information, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or go to uussd.org.
Millsboro church's Breast Cancer Awareness events start Oct. 4
The Seventh Day Adventist Church at 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro, is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with several activities and events. A cancer support group led by Joyce Rickards will hold weekly meetings at 3 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Cancer survivors may come and share their stories. Newly diagnosed patients may come for support. The group is open to all. Bowling will take place at 5:30 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at Millsboro Lanes. A dinner meal will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Attendees must call two days prior to say they will attend. A Kick Cancer program will take place at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24. Attendees may wear a favorite football tee shirt or color of team shirt or a cancer T-shirt. A 5K walkathon starts at 8 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, with proceeds to benefit Tunnell Cancer Center in Rehoboth Beach for patients who do not have transportation or gas to attend appointments. For more information, call the church office at 302-947-0963.
Long Neck UMC seeks vendors for Oct. 10 yard sale
Long Neck United Methodist Church Hospitality Committee will sponsor a Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 (rain date Oct. 17). Cost for vendors is $20 per space. To reserve a space or for details, contact the church office at 302-945-9453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, east of Millsboro. Rain date will be Saturday, Oct. 17.
Lakeside HOA sets blessing of the animals Oct. 10 in Long Neck
The Lakeside Community Home Owners Association in Long Neck will offer its annual blessing of the animals at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. The Rev. Charlie Kind will conduct a short prayer service during which he will bless each Fido, Fluffy or any other four-legged friend in attendance. Animals must be leashed or in a pet carrier. While the blessing is free of charge, donations of pet food, gift cards to local pet stores or cleaning supplies are requested. Donations will be given to the Pot-Nets Catnippers group or to the Delaware SPCA in Georgetown. The event will take place in the gazebo closest to the Bay Farm Road entrance to Pot-Nets Lakeside. Bay Farm Road is off Route 24 (John J. Williams Highway). The community can also be entered from Long Neck Road, following Lakeshore Circle to Tern Cove to the gazebo. For more information, contact Betty at 302-945-1263.
Faith UMC to celebrate homecoming Oct. 11 in Rehoboth
Faith UMC welcomes everyone to homecoming 2015 at with dinner at 2 p.m. and a service at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11 in Rehoboth. The theme is Generations - As For Our House, We Will Praise The Lord. The messenger will be Minister Walter Lee Harmon from Wilmington Christian Center Church Worldwide in Wilmington. All are invited to come home, praise, eat, have fellowship and remember. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall (the old day care center) on Oyster House Road. Faith UMC's pastor is the Rev. Marjorie Belmont-Burns. For more information, call Waynne Paskins at 302-227-8738.
Israel UMC sets Drive a Tractor to Church for Harvest Day Oct. 11
A parade of tractors will line up at 8 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, at Rabbit's Ferry Community Center, 19112 Robinsonville Road, Lewes and proceed to Israel United Methodist Church, 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes for Drive Your Tractor to Church Day. Upon arrival at the church a blessing of the tractors will be rendered within a circle of tractor drivers, congregation, family and friends, and guests prior to the service. A Harvest Day worship service will begin at 9 a.m. at Israel UMC. Canned good donations will be accepted for the Faith UMC Soup Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach.
Craft vendors needed for Nov. 7 holiday craft fair in Dover
The Brother Vincent Columbiettes are seeking craft vendors for their holiday craft fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Delaware State Troopers Association building on Route 13 in Dover. Interested vendors should call Jill Mercer at 302-653-3836 or 518-795-7579.
Blessing of animals set Oct. 3 at St. John the Baptist in Milton
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Milton will be doing its annual blessing of the animals at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at the church at 307 Federal St. in Milton. For more information, call 302-684-8431 or go to www.saintjohnmilton.org/.
Providence UMC sets homecoming service Oct. 4
A homecoming service at Providence United Methodist Church in Georgetown is set for 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4. The location is about 2 miles west of the Delaware State Police barracks on Route 113. The guest speaker will be retired Methodist minister Wayne Grier. Special music will be presented by gospel singers Jerry and Jeannie Jones. A covered-dish dinner will follow the service. For more information call 302-856-6178 or 302-542-6171.
St. Jude The Apostle parish book club to meet Oct. 7
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Religious Education Center. The book selection for October will be "Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty That Sparked A National Debate" by Helen Prejean. Sister Helen Prejean's unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty is a book that is both enlightening and devastating. The library has two copies of the book for lending on a first-come, first-served basis. The book is also available on Amazon.com. For more information, call the Religious Education Office at 302-644-7413. For a listing of upcoming book selections, go to http://stjudeslewesde.org/religiouseducation/adultfaithformation.html.
St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points near Lewes.
Conley’s UMC fall festival set Oct. 17, seeks vendors
The Conley’s United Methodist Church fall festival will be hosted by the United Methodist Women from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday Oct. 17.There will be artisan crafts, Christmas items, a harvest table, baked goods and much more. Coffee, pastries and a light lunch can be purchased. Proceeds will benefit charities that help women and children of Sussex County. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way in the Angola area. For more information for vendors interested in a table, contact Betty Walsh at 302-854-9197 or Gwen Michel at 302-947-1155 or go to www.ConleysChurch.com.
Conley’s UMC will hold child-friendly trick or treating Oct. 31
Safe and child-friendly trick-or-treating will take place in the parking lot adjacent to Conley’s United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. Trunks for Treats features decorated auto trunks in themes that are not scary, not gory and not ghoulish, just fun. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way in the Angola area. For more information, call the church office at 302-945-1881 or go to www.ConleysChurch.com.
St. Jude The Apostle parish book club to meet Nov. 4
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Religious Education Center. The book selection this month will be "Hungry Souls: Supernatural Visits, Messages and Warnings from Purgatory" by Gerard J. M. van den Aardweg. This book presents trustworthy, church-verified accounts of earthly visitations from the dead in Purgatory. The library has two copies of the book for lending on a first-come, first-served basis. The book is also available on amazon.com.
St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points in Lewes. For more information, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413.
Mary Mother of Peace invites vendors for Nov. 7 Christmas Bazaar
Mary Mother of Peace church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7. Spaces are still available for vendors; call Bonnie at 302-280-5795 to reserve a spot.
Attendees will find craft vendors, food and bake sales, and a silent auction of decorated Christmas-themed baskets. The event is hosted by the Bishop Burke Columbiettes. The church is at Route 24 and Mount Joy Road, Millsboro.
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.