Cape Gazette

Faith & Spirituality Briefs

Aug 18, 2014

Columbiettes seek vendors for Holiday Craft Fair Oct. 25

Vendors of crafts are wanted for a Holiday Craft Fair scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Delaware State Troopers Association on Route 13 in Dover. The fair will be hosted by Brother Vincent Columbiettes. Any vendor interested should call Mary Burke at 302-653-7867 or Connie Kenney at 302-514-9319.

St. Paul UMC to host revival Aug. 20-22 in Milford

All are invited to attend the Annual Back to School Revival at 7 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 20-22, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 300 North St., Milford. The theme this year is Break Every Chain. Guest preachers are: Wednesday, Aug. 20, Elder Patric Pettyjohn from New Beginnings Church, Milford; Thursday, Aug. 21, the Rev. Jewett Short from Wesley Chapel UM Church, Slaughter Neck; and Friday, Aug. 22, Elder Shirley Baker from Upper Room, Milford. The event is sponsored by the Prayer Warriors of St. Paul. For more information, call the church at 302-422-0709.

End It Now Abuse Awareness Program Aug. 23

First Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church Women’s Ministry will present End It Now Abuse Awareness Program from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23.  The church is at 30007 Cordrey Road six miles east of Millsboro and 15 miles west of Route 1. Participants will discuss topics like how to recognize when they are being abused, the signs of abuse, the incidence of abuse across gender and age, resources to help, etc. The program is for everyone.  The 11 a.m. speaker will be Germaine Cheatham of Dover, and a workshop at 4 p.m. will be led by Crystal Thompkins.  Handouts will be presented.  All are welcome to come, learn and share. Questions? Contact Denise at 302-981-8033.

Williams Day Aug. 24 at Israel UMC

The annual Williams Day will take place at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, at Israel United Methodist Church, 20230 Plantation Road in Lewes with guest speaker the Rev. Tesha Miller of Macedonia AME Church in Seaford. All are invited to come and worship.

Celebrate Men's Day at St. Paul UMC Aug. 24

St. Paul United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Men’s Day at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24. The theme is Feeding the Soul with the Word of God. The guest preacher will be Pastor Jonathan Dukes from Word of Life Community Church, Lincoln. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. at Temple Lodge No. 8 on Church Street across from Brightway Commons Apartments. For more information, call the church at 302-422-0709.

Bethel UMC to host classical organ concert Aug. 27

Bethel's director of music Joyce Mentzer will present a benefit organ concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug.27. Works by Bach, Daquin, Barber, Boellmann and others will be performed. Proceeds will benefit Bethel's Capital Campaign for Improvements, Restoration and Modernization to its historic stained glass windows, sanctuary, fellowship hall and main entry/lobby as well as important accessibility improvements. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at or by contacting the church office at 302-645-9426 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays or before/after services on Sunday mornings. Bethel UMC is on the corner of Fourth and Market streets across from Beebe Healthcare's east parking lot.

Charity Yard Sale Aug. 30 will benefit Sussex cancer survivors

The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church at 20230 Plantation Rd. in Lewes will sponsor a Charity Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at the church parking lot. All proceeds will benefit the Sussex County Survivors Fund for the Patient Special Needs Fund at the Tunnell Cancer Center in Lewes. The sale offers great bargains. All are invited to come and make a difference in a cancer survivor's life of recovery.

St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club meets Sept. 8

All are invited to join in discussion of the September book selection of St. Jude’s Parish Book Club at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8 in the Religious Education Center.  The selection is "The Prison Angel: Mother Antonia's Journey from Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail" by Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan. At the age of 50, Mary Clarke left her comfortable life in suburban Los Angeles to follow a spiritual calling to care for the prisoners in one of Mexico's most notorious jails.

For further information, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413. A listing of upcoming book selections can be found at

St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, Lewes, just north of the Five Points intersection.

'Rediscover Catholicism' book groups begin Sept. 15 at St. Jude’s

St. Jude The Apostle Church is offering discussions of the book “Rediscover Catholicism” this fall. Groups will meet for six 90-minute sessions, offered every other week beginning the week of Sept. 15, and ending in early December. Groups will be made up of six to eight people and will meet at 2 p.m., Mondays; 7 p.m., Wednesdays; or 10 a.m., Thursdays.

“Rediscover Catholicism” is a very hopeful book, yet author Matthew Kelly confronts the very real challenges Catholics face as a church at this time in history. Those interested should call St. Jude’s Religious Education office at 302-644-7413 to register for a group that suits their schedule.

St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, Lewes, just north of the Five Points intersection.

Register by Sept. 15 for Community Day of Faith Sept. 27

Indian Mission United Methodist Church will be hosting a Community Day of Faith featuring the Rev. Kay Lanasa and her team from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Mid Sussex Ambulance Station 91 at 31738 Indian Mission Road, Millsboro-Long Neck. Registration and continental breakfast will be from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. The cost is $10 per person with advance registration required by Monday, Sept.15. Lunch will be provided. For more details, contact Leza Smack at 302-448-0789 or request an advance registration form by emailing Keetie Hopkins at

Walk for the Homeless scheduled for Sept. 27

The United Methodist Women of Faith United Methodist Church will be hosting its eighth annual Walk for the Homeless at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.

The group invites family, friends and coworkers to come together and walk to raise funds for three local shelters - Casa San Francisco in Milton, Crisis House in Georgetown and Home of the Brave in Milford.  Each year, the United Methodist Women's group strives to increase total funds raised as well as the number of participants and supporters.

This is a two-mile walk with its starting point at Delaware Avenue on the Boardwalk.  Check in from 8 to 8:45 a.m. To donate, make check payable to Faith U.M. Church.  For more information, call Christina Miller at 302-227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at 302-645-5574.

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

Unity of Rehoboth invites community to weekly spiritual celebrations

Unity of Rehoboth Beach with spiritual leader Sandy Souder welcomes all to its weekly spiritual celebrations at 10 a.m., Sundays at Olive Branch, 14904 Coastal Highway, Milton, just north of Lewes.




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