Faith & Spirituality Briefs
St. John's rents table space for Milton town yard sale May 3
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St. in Milton, will rent tables for displaying sellers' merchandise for Milton's town sale Saturday, May 3. The tables can not be taken off church property; however the location is an excellent one for buyers' visability and for easy accessibility. Each table will be $15 for the length of the yard sale. Preregistration is required. Call the church at 302-684-8431 to leave a message or call Tom at 302-329-9082.
Vendor space open for Mary Mother of Peace Strawberry Festival May 24
Mary Mother of Peace Church is having its Annual Strawberry Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 24.
There will be strawberry shortcake, assorted foods, craft tables, vendors and lots of fun for everyone. Raffle tickets will also be on sale for a first prize of $1,000 and second prize will be a family cooler valued at $250.
Outside space is available to those who wish to participate. Call Bonnie at 302-280-5795 for more information or to reserve a space.
Mary Mother of Peace church is on the corner of Mt. Joy Road and Route 24 in Millsboro.
Reserve space in advance for May 3 Carey's UMC yard sale
Carey's United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Yard Sales Event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at the church on Carey's Camp Road west of Millsboro. Vendors should bring their own tables; spaces are $5 each and must be reserved in advance. There will be scrapple sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks available for purchase. For more information, or to reserve a space, call Josephine Dorey at 302-934-7665.
Gospel Explosion set for April 19
The congregation of Friendship Baptist Church, together with the Rev. George H. Edwards, pastor, invites the community to Gospel Explosion, a night of singing, dancing and praising, starting at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 19. Friendship Baptist Church is at 500 W. Fourth St. in Lewes.
Unitarian Universalists meet April 20
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 20, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. In “A Most Curious and Enigmatic Fellow” the Rev. D. Michael Smith examines the new revelations of Jesus, and why, after 2,000 years, he continues to be resurrected. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
Conley’s UMC dance set for April 25
Conley's United Methodist Church will host a dance Friday, April 25. The community is invited to swing to music from the 1960s to the present, played by the Entertainment Factory, and enjoy hot dogs, burgers, potato salad, chips, cola floats and milk shakes. Food will be served starting at 5:30 p.m., with the DJ spinning records from 6 to 9:30 p.m.. There will be dance contests and prizes for the best-dressed dancers.
Tickets are $15 per person. Contact the church office at 302-945-1881, Conley’s Thrift Shop at 302-945-5566, or Pat Short at 302-226-4221. Visit www.ConleysChurch.com for more information. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes.
Lutheran Church of Our Savior to host roast beef dinner April 26
The Lutheran Church of Our Savior is hosting a fundraising roast beef dinner to support the upcoming mission trip to Point Pleasant, N.J. The dinner will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, in the church's Fellowship Hall, and will cost $12.50 per person. The menu will consist of roast beef, fresh string beans, baked potato, salad and a dessert. Reservations are strongly encouraged. The Lutheran Church of Our Savior is at 20276 Bay Vista Road in Rehoboth Beach (one block off Route 1, behind the Big Fish Grill). For more information or to make a reservation, call the office at 302-227-3066.
Noted liturgical composer to perform April 25, direct workshop April 26
Dan Schutte will be in concert at 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, at St. Ann’s Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach. Tickets are $25 for reserved seats and $10 for general admission. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Schutte has been composing music for worship for more than 40 years. Many of his most celebrated pieces, including “Here I Am, Lord," “City of God," and “Sing a New Song” come from his years of collaboration with the St. Louis Jesuits. He will also present a workshop Saturday, April 26, in the church.
For more information about the concert or to register for the workshop, contact Ed Shipley at email@example.com or call 302-539-6449, Ext. 12.
Consistory to host Gospel Plus April 26
The G. Oscar Carrington Consistory No. 93 of Milton will present its Annual Gospel Plus event featuring local male gospel talent starting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at St. John Second Baptist Church in Millsboro. Groups include the Mt. Zion Holy Church Male Choir of Milton; the Unity Male Choir of Lewes, Rehoboth, Milton and Millsboro; and St. John Second Baptist Church Male Choir. Donation is $10 and will benefit scholarship programs. Contact Illustrious Past Commander-in-Chief John W. Clark III at 302-945-3280 or 302-542-1637 or any member of the G. Oscar Carrington Consistory for tickets. St. John Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. Annie J. Custis as pastor, is at 26602 Mount Joy Road.
UUSD to meet April 27 for 'Anticipation of 400-Year Journey'
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sundays, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes to hear the Rev. D. Michael Smith's "Anticipation of a 400-Year Journey.” Unitarianism took root in Hungary over 400 years ago as a part of the Protestant Reformation. Several members of the congregation are taking a trip to visit UUSD’s sister congregation in Tordatur, Romania. This is more than visiting neighbors in faith across the sea; it is a spiritual journey to see the sites that make up Unitarian history. Smith will reflect on the trip and being able to witness the beginnings of liberal religion. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
Israel UMC to hold Family & Friends Day April 27
Israel United Methodist Church, 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes, under the leadership of the Rev. Jerome E. Tilghman Sr., will hold its Annual Family & Friends Day at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 27.
The messenger will be Minister Billie Morris from the Father's House, Frankford, and the group The Messengers will render the songs of praise.
St. Stephen's to host hymn sing, potluck April 27
St Stephen’s United Methodist Church, 101 East State St. in Delmar, invites the community to join the Homeland Singers for an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing and Pot Luck Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 27. Donations only. The evening's donations will benefit St. Stephen's UMC.
Groome UM Church to begin weekly Bible study April 30
Groome United Methodist Church of Lewes has a new video-based Bible study 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting Wednesday, April 30, and continuing on Wednesdays for six weeks. The Bible study, The Divine Conspiracy, focuses on the true meaning of Christian discipleship. It weaves biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice into one cohesive group study. Dallas Willard shows the necessity of making profound changes in how Christians view their lives and live their faith in the here and now. Based on the Sermon on the Mount, the study calls Christians into a more authentic faith. Everyone is invited to come at 6 p.m. for a light supper of soup and sandwiches. Groome United Methodist Church is at the corner of Savannah Road and Dewey Avenue in Lewes.
St. Peregrine Feast Day Mass May 1 at Mary Mother of Peace
Mary Mother of Peace Church, Route 24 and Mount Joy Road in Millsboro, will hold a Mass for the Feast of St. Peregrine at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 1. St. Peregrine is the patron saint of those suffering from cancer , AIDS and other debilitating illnesses. There will be prayers for spiritual, physical and emotional healing. Additional priests will be available for anointing after Mass. All are welcome. For more information, call Deacon Dave McDowell at 302-945-8317.
30-Hour Famine event at Conley’s UMC set for May 2
All are invited to support World Vision’s effort to feed and care for children by bringing emergency food aid to disaster zones and equipping families with the tools they need to overcome hunger. Only $35 will feed and care for a child for one month. Talented young people will lead the spiritual evening starting at 7 p.m., Friday, May 2, with a special guest performance by Louder Than Words. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering will be taken. Since the 30-Hour Famine event started in 1992, the number of children under age 5 who die each day from preventable causes like hunger, poverty and disease has fallen from 40,000 per day to under 19,000 per day.
For details, contact the church office at 302-945-1881, or visit www.ConleysChurch.com for more information. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes.
Zoar UMC to host Chicken BBQ May 3
The Zoar Men will have their annual Chicken BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3. The cost is $7 for a platter (chicken, chips, soda, pickle). Meals are pickup only. Zoar is at the intersection of Gravel Hill Road and Zoar Road, north of Millsboro.
Bethel Youth Ministry to host spaghetti dinner and auction May 3
Bethel Youth Ministry will host a Mission Trip Fundraising Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 3. The event will feature a spaghetti dinner and live on-stage entertainment. The cost of the dinner is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 8. Following the meal, there will be a dessert auction by a professional auctioneer; come prepared to bid on cakes, pies, and desserts of all kinds. Proceeds will fund the Bethel Youth Ministry's Vermont mission trip. For further details, contact Ray Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office at 645-9426. Bethel is on the corner of Fourth and Market streets in Lewes across from Beebe Healthcare's east parking lot.
May procession and Crowning of Our Lady May 4 at St. Jude's
St. Jude The Apostle will hold its annual May procession and Crowning of Our Lady at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, May 4, on the church campus. An icon of Mary will be carried in procession, followed by the children in St. Jude's Religious Education program. All are welcome to attend. St. Jude’s is on Route 1 on the northbound side just north of the U.S. 1 and Route 9 intersection in Lewes.
S.E.L.F. Gospel Choir to perform May 10
Faith United Methodist Church invites the community to the S.E.L.F - Service, Englightenment, Love & Fellowship - Gospel Choir's 19th anniversary celebration starting at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at Faith UMC, 19940 Church St. in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, call Bruce Duffy at 302-645-5574, Bernita Hackney at 302-645-6594 or Tim Harmon at 302-381-7367.
Bishop Malooly to celebrate Blue Mass May 2 in Wilmington
A Blue Mass for those in law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, all who work in the area of public safety and members of the United States armed forces and their families will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 2, at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd. in Wilmington. The Most Rev.W. Francis Malooly, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will be celebrating the Mass along with Catholic chaplains from police, fire departments and the military throughout Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
The Blue Mass will be followed by a luncheon in the St. John the Beloved hall. All law enforcement, fire, EMT and military personnel, along with their families and friends are cordially invited to take part. Although this will be a Catholic Mass, those of other faiths are welcome to attend.
St. Jude invites confirmation candidates
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. For more information, go to www.stjudeslewesde.org.
Zoar UM Women sell cookbooks
Just in time for Easter and Mother's Day, Zoar United Methodist Women are selling cookbooks loaded with recipes from Sussex County cooks. Contact Connie Rogers to order at 302-934-8587. Zoar United Methodist Church is at 24463 Gravel Hill Road in Millsboro.