Cape Gazette

Faith & Spirituality Briefs

Feb 12, 2016

Long Neck UMC sets events Feb. 13 and 20

Long Neck United Methodist Church trustees will host a dinner and concert starting at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13. Joe Dawson and friends will be providing the concert before the roast beef and fried chicken dinner. Cost is $15. This event will be in Benjamin Hall. All profit from this event will go to the capital campaign.

A Black History Month celebration is set for 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20. There will be a chicken and ham dinner with chitlins and pigs' feet and all the trimmings of a home-cooked, sit-down family dinner. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted. Long Neck United Methodist Church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, call 302-945-9453 or email

Racial justice is UUSD topic Feb. 14

The Unitarian Universalist of Southern Delaware Social and Environmental Justice Committee will host Share the Love Sunday - Seeking Racial Justice at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 14. Fay Blake and Diaz Bonville, two prominent African-American leaders in Sussex County, will speak about racism in their lives and why the movement Black Lives Matter is so important in continuing the dialogue on racism in this country. UUSD meets at 10 a.m., Sundays, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway near Lewes two miles west of Route 1. For more information, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or go to

Unity to meet Feb. 14 to discuss prosperity consciousness

Unity of Rehoboth Beach continues the discussion of the Keys to the Kingdom - an advanced course in prosperity consciousness building by David Owen RItz. The key for this week is Count the Blessings. Many people go through their days not being appreciative of the gifts they have, each and every day. A large part of prosperity is being appreciative of what one already has. Abundance is really tied to being aware of those blessings and sharing them with others.

Attendees will be having some fun with Valentine's Day too. Pictures will be taken and special treats will be shared.

Come to the Olive Branch at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, 14904 Coastal Hwy., Milton. That's about 5 miles north of Lewes on the southbound side of Route 1.

UUSD to discuss humility and paradox Feb. 21

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware topic will be Humility and Paradox at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 21. The Rev. Paula Maiorano says,
"The service, which is rescheduled from Jan. 24, considers the paradoxical lifestyle of affirming self while simultaneously embracing humility as a way to move beyond pluralism to a holistic vision and fully integrated way of life."
UUSD meets at 10 a.m., Sundays, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway near Lewes two miles west of Route 1. For more information, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or go to

Unity to conclude Keys to the Kingdom course Feb. 21

Unity of Rehoboth Beach will conclude the study of the Keys to the Kingdom, an advanced course in prosperity consciousness building, at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 21. Week seven brings the discussion and the class to and end with Living in the Flow. Unity meets at the Olive Branch on Route 1 just north of Lewes at 14904 Coastal Hwy., Milton.

Delmarva Bible Institute spring workshop set Feb. 27

The Delmarva Bible Institute's 2016 spring workshop theme is Sacred Scriptures: How We Got Them and Why it Matters. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, at East Gate Presbyterian Church in Millsboro. Lunch is provided. Donations will be taken. For more information or to register, go to or email

AUCE fundraiser to benefit Groome Church missions Feb. 29

An all-you-can-eat buffet to benefit Groome Church's local community missions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29, at Georgia House in Millsboro. For tickets, call Groome Church, 302-645-6256 or Susan Lehman, 302-644-0313. Cost is $17 adults, children 4-12 $8.50; children 3 and under eat free.

Epworth Cemetery to be cleared of old arrangements in early March

In early March, Epworth Cemetery will be cleared of old, faded, damaged and past-season arrangements in preparation for spring and the Easter season. Recently placed arrangements will not be removed. For more information, call Fred Smith, cemetery superintendent, at 302-930-3733.

Columbiettes set Women’s Day of Recollection in Millsboro March 5; register by March 1

The Bishop Burke Council Columbiettes will host a Women's Day of Recollection from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5,  at Mary Mother of Peace Church on Route 24 in Millsboro. Father William Gore will present the topic Life Challenges. The cost of $20 per person includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For reservations call Carol at 302-663-0416. Checks payable to Bishop Burke Columbiettes should be sent to Carol Neiderer at 24812 Magnolia Circle, Millsboro, DE 19966. The deadline for reservations is Tuesday, March 1.

LCOS to host vendor and craft show in Rehoboth March 5

Over 50 vendors and crafters will be selling their wares at the spring fling to be held fom 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach (behind Big Fish Grill). There will be door prizes, and lunch will be available. Admission is $1.

St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club to meet March 9

St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, in the Religious Education Center. The book of the month will be "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand. The book tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete, airman and WWII survivor, and is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body and spirit. The library has two copies of the book for lending on a first-come, first-served basis. The book is also available on

The Parish Book Club is sponsored by St. Jude’s Adult Faith Formation Committee and the Parish Library Committee. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. For more information, call 302-644-7413. For a listing of upcoming book selections, go to

Center for Community Justice sets mediation training March 11-14

People's Place Center for Community Justice in Milford will hold four days of basic mediation training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 11, through Monday, March 14. The course lays the groundwork for anyone interested in becoming a mediator or enhancing their conflict resolution skills. During the training, attendees will learn what mediation is and how it compares with other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Attendees will learn core skills to be effective mediators and what the role of the mediator is. Attendees will learn mediation's foundational values and what makes a successful mediation. Through group discussion, hands-on exercises, lecture,and role playing, participants will have the opportunity to engage with these and other critical issues. Participants who complete the training will gain valuable mediation skills that can be immediately applied in personal and professional settings. For more information on registration and fees, contact Connie Summers at or call 302-424-0890 ext. 2.

Knights of Columbus set Irish dinner in Rehoboth March 12

The Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council’s Irish dinner in honor of St. Patrick's Day will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12, in St. Edmond’s Church Hall, at King Charles Avenue and Hickman Street in Rehoboth. Last seating is at 7 p.m. Menu includes corned beef and Irish bangers (sausage), fresh cabbage, potatoes, carrots and salad accompanied by Irish soda bread and dessert. Irish coffee, beer, wine, bottled water and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Live entertainment will be by Kevin O’Brennan. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for youth 10 and under; children under age 5 accompanied by an adult are free. For tickets, call Denny Huss at 302-227-9454, Joe Polinski at 302-858-7056 or Marty Foye  at 302-945-3946.

Friendship UMC sets Annual Women’s Day in Millsboro March 13

Friendship United Methodist Church will host its Annual Women's Day with speakers at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 13. This year's theme is Women of Favor and Gratitude. A fellowship meal will be at 1 p.m. The Old Testament reading is Exodus 15:20-21. The New Testament reading is Mark 12:42-44. Katrina Fisher-Tolliver of Denton, Md., will speak at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Sonja Ayers of Dickerson Chapel AME Church in Millsboro will speak at 3:30. The guest choir is from Dickerson Chapel AME. Colors are pink and white. Event co-chairs are Jennie Hargett and Stelene Oliver. Friendship United Methodist Church is at 30983 Friendship Road, Millsboro.

St. Jude Church seeks year-round organist for 7 a.m. Sunday mass

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church is in need of a year-round organist for the weekly 7 a.m. Sunday Mass. (There is an additional Sunday Mass available weekly Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend plus occasional Holy Day Masses.)  A baby grand piano is available for use. For more information, contact the music ministry office at 302-644-7300.

Vine and Vessels Christian Writers meet fourth Saturdays in Seaford

Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship is a writers group which offers support, networking and opportunities to aspiring writers and poets. Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. The group is for those who possess a God-given talent and a passionate desire for writing. This is an opportunity to grow creative writing skills and connect with other writers. The organization is also seeking qualified individuals to serve on its advisory board. Those interested must complete an application and interview process. For more information, call Joyce Sessoms at 302-382-9904 or Betty L. Ricks-Jarman at 302-448-5939.

St. Jude the Apostle offers information about Catholic faith

As Jesus encourages people to seek in order to find him and knock so the door can be opened, the faith community at Saint Jude The Apostle Church welcomes those who seek to learn more about Catholic faith to join the RCIA program. The RCIA team will answer questions and assist people on their faith journey to follow Christ's command to spread the Gospel to all of creation. Those who are new to the faith or Catholics looking to come home are welcome. St. Jude The Apostle Church is  at 152 Tulip Drive in Lewes. For more information, contact the Religious Education Office at 302-644-7413.

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 or call the church office, 302-227-2109.


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