Cape Gazette

Faith & Spirituality Briefs

Nov 26, 2014

Barratt's Chapel to host Thanksgiving Eve Vigil Nov. 26

The Reminders will lead a Thanksgiving Eve Vigil at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, at historic Barratt's Chapel. The vigil will be a meditative and moving concert with acclaimed guest artists sharing their special brand of music to celebrate and give thanks. The concert is open to the public and free of charge; a love offering will be taken. Barratt's Chapel and Museum are on Route 113 in Kent County, 6362 Bay Road, just outside of Frederica. For more information contact Barratt’s Chapel Curator Barb Duffin at 302-335-5544, or visit

Faith UMC to offer free Thanksgiving dinners Nov. 26

Free Thanksgiving Dinners will be available starting at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, eat in or carry out, at Faith United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (former Rehoboth Day Care Center) at Route 1 and Oyster House Road, Rehoboth Beach.

Sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church of Rehoboth. For more information call Waynne Paskins at 302-227-8738. All are welcome.

Conley’s Chapel to hold Thanksgiving Eve service Nov. 26

Conley’s Chapel invites the public to its Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26. Conley’s Chapel was dedicated in 1876 and is still used for special services and celebrations. Conley’s United Methodist Church opened a new worship center in 2010 and completed a refresh and rededication of the chapel in 2013.

For details, call the church office at 302-945-1881, or visit Conley’s Chapel is at 22150 Robinsonville Road, Lewes, in the Angola area. Take Route 24 to the Angola traffic light and turn onto Robinsonville Road. Conley’s Chapel is about four tenths of a mile on the left. Just park in the lot adjacent to the Thrift Shop.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 27 at Long Neck UMC

The Hospitality Committee of Long Neck United Methodist Church will be serving a free Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings from 1 to 3 p.m., Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. This event is open to everyone and especially those who are alone. Come and enjoy a meal and fellowship . The church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For details, call the church office at 302-945-9453.

Conley's UMC to offer free Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 27

The public is invited to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in a friendly family atmosphere at Conley’s United Methodist Church from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday Nov. 27. There is no cost, and all are welcome!

For more information contact Conley’s UMC at 302-945-1881, or visit Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes. Take Route 24 to the traffic light at Peddlers Village shopping center, from either direction turn onto Camp Arrowhead Road, proceed one half mile, and turn right on Jolyns Way.

Special discounts at St. George's Thrift Shop Nov. 28

St. George’s Chapel Thrift Shop is celebrating its first anniversary of operation Black Friday, Nov. 28, with special discounts, apple cider and ginger snaps. It’s an affiliate of All Saints’ Parish Thrift Shop, and regular store hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are welcome, and proceeds from sales support essential ministries and nonprofits in Sussex County. It is located at 1507 Oak Orchard Road at Route 24 in the Trading Post Shopping Center; call 302-945-5455.

Unity of Rehoboth Beach to discuss metaphysical Christmas story

For the next four Sundays, Unity of Rehoboth Beach will be traveling metaphysically to Bethlehem as congregants look at the traditional Christmas story from a metaphysical point of view. The various characters, places and participants of the story come to a different meaning when looked at from a metaphysical point of view.

The public is invited on this mystical journey, starting Sunday, Nov. 30, with "The Preparation for the Journey." Unity meets at 10 a.m. each week at the Olive Branch Building on Route 1 just north of Lewes.

Unitarian Universalists meet Nov. 30

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 30, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. The topic is "And Lest We Forget." In the wake of Thanksgiving, full of turkey and pilgrims' pride, people should be aware of the continued plight of and history with this country's indigenous peoples. Columbus Day and Thanksgiving serve as bitter reminders to native people. The Rev. D. Michael Smith asks if it is too late to end such reminders. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit

St. Jude sponsors Dec. 5 shopping and sightseeing trip

St. Jude The Apostle Church in Lewes is running a bus trip to Berlin, Md., Friday, Dec. 5, for a day of shopping and sightseeing. Tickets are available for $25 per person. The bus will leave from St. Jude’s parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and leave Berlin at 4 p.m.  For reservations call 302-644-7782. St. Jude The Apostle Church is on Route 1 northbound just north of Route 9, Five Points.

'Midnight in Paris' free screening Dec. 5 at UUSD

A free public screening and discussion of Woody Allen's romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris" will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. A family is on a business trip in the City of Light where a nostalgic writer (Owen Wilson) finds himself mysteriously going back in time every night at midnight, finding there’s plenty of truth to that old adage about the grass being greener on the other side. Everyone is welcome to the screening and potluck at 6:30 p.m. Contact Karen at; call 302-231-8192; visit

Unitarian Universalists meet Dec. 7

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. In "Walking in the Dark," the Rev. D. Michael Smith recounts a recent experience of walking some distance in the woods without the aid of any light source. Smith realized how in touch with the primitive, alone with only his soul, he was. He will address this in some depth: how it reminded him of his call to ministry and how it can be a metaphor for the joy of, and sometimes the feeling of being lost in, the holiday season. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit

St. Paul United Methodist Church Free Giveaway Day Dec. 13

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 300 North St. in Milford, will sponsor a Free Giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 13, with clothing, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes and other items to be given away. For more information, call the church at 302-422-0709.

St. Jude The Apostle Book Club will meet Jan. 7

St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club will begin meeting from 1 to 2 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in St. Jude’s Religious Education Center at St. Jude The Apostle Parish in Lewes, 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points. Books will include biographies, fictional works, and spiritual classics.

The featured book for Jan. 7 will be "Mother Angelica: Remarkable Story of A Nun, Her Nerve, And A Network of Miracles" by Raymond Arroyo, published by Image Press. This is the story of a simple nun who launched the Eternal Word Television Network, which now reaches over 100 million viewers around the globe.

The library has two copies of the book for lending on a first-come, first-served basis. The book is also available on

For further information, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413.

Epworth Cemetery cleanup set in Rehoboth

The Epworth Cemetery will be cleaned of existing old, faded, non-seasonal arrangements in late October and early November in preparation for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.  Unattended plantings and plantings encroaching on other plots or monuments will be trimmed and/or removed at the discretion of the Cemetery Committee.

For questions concerning the cleanup and/or to obtain a copy of the cemetery rules and regulations, contact Fred Smith, cemetery superintendent, at 302-910-3733.

St. Jude Church seeks part-time organist

Saint 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 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

Grace of God Lutheran Church seeks part time director of music

Grace of God Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation worshiping in the Long Neck CHEER Center, is in need of a part-time director of music. Duties include playing for the 10 a.m. Sunday service and other festival services as needed, selecting music and directing the choir. Send a cover letter and resume along with any questions to





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