Cape Gazette

Faith & Spirituality Briefs

Apr 24, 2015

Seventh-day Adventist Church to host friends and families April 25

First Millsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a family and friends event with The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Chorus under the direction of Dr. Sheila M. Harleston in concert at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 25.  The speaker will be evangelist George Thornton from Pennsylvania. Dinner will be served. Joyce Rickards from Friendship United Methodist Church will be recognized for making a difference to the community. The Sermonettes of Harrington will sing. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is free. A love offering will be collected. The church is at 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro.

Conley's UMC spring renewal set April 24 to 26

Those who are inquiring about Christianity and those who are ardent disciples of Jesus Christ or those who are somewhere in between are invited for three days of special events and services Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26 at Conley's United Methodist Church, Lewes. Sharon Stevens will be the guest preacher and evangelist at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 24, there will be  a light supper in the fellowship hall, followed by praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will be a time of fellowship at noon Saturday, and the 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening service will include an expanded time of praise and worship. At 9:30 a.m. Sunday there will be a combined Sunday worship service. This is the one service for this Sunday only. For more information call the church office at 302-945-1881, or  go to Conley’s United Methodist Church is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes.

Metropolitan Community Church to hold Paint Nite fundraiser April 25

Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth Beach will hold a Paint Nite fundraiser for organ repairs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25. The church is at 19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach. Refreshments will be served. To attend, register at

Long Neck UMC to host spring fling, bake sale and lunch April 25

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host a spring fling from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25. There will be an indoor yard sale, a bake sale, and soups and salads available for purchase by the pint. Sandwich lunches can be eaten there or taken home. Call the church office with any questions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 302-945-9453 or email

Delmarva Teen Challenge representatives to speak April 26 in Lewes

Representatives from Delmarva Teen Challenge will be speaking at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 26, at the Lewes Presbyterian Church fellowship hall at 133 Kings Highway in Lewes. Two gentlemen will give their testimonies about how their lives have been changed as a result of the Teen Challenge program. Members of the band 3rd & North Street will also perform several music selections. Bob Carey, executive director, will explain what Delmarva Teen Challenge is about and how they have grown and continue to grow with a new women’s facility opening in the near future in Sussex County. This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.  For more information go to

Purpose is the lesson at Unity April 26

A lesson on purpose will be given by Carol Borsello at Unity of Rehoboth Beach at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 26. Borsello is a gifted presenter and writer who has a sense of humor with her lessons. All are welcome to this Sunday Celebration Service. Unity meets in the Olive Branch Building just north of Lewes at 14904 Coastal Highway, Milton.

Israel UMC to host annual family and friends day April 26

All are invited to come and be in worship, praise and fellowship at Israel United Methodist Church's annual family and friends day at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 26.The Rev. George H. Edwards Sr. of Friendship Baptist Church, Lewes, will be the messenger with accompanied choir and congregation. The theme for the service is No One Left Behind. Israel UMC is at 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes.

Mt. Zion AME Church sets hat fashion show and luncheon April 26

The Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church will present a fashion show and luncheon at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 26, in the Whaley McNeil Fellowship Hall in Ellendale. Beautiful hats and women's fashions will be provided by Rene's Fashion Designs Boutique of Roselle, N.J.  The cost of $15 includes a Chinese Auction and entertainment. This event will be held at 18211 Beach Highway, Ellendale,and is open to the public. For tickets and more information, call 302-745-2090 or email

UUSD to share memories of community's 18-year history April 26

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 26 for the program, "Remembering Our History; Forging the Future." The longest running UUSD Covenant group will take a walk down memory lane, highlighting major UUSD events that took place over the last 18 years from the beach to the community's own home. The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meet at 10 a.m. Sundays, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit

Our Lady of Lourdes sets parish mission April 29, 30, May 1

Our Lady of Lourdes Church announces Encountering Christ: A Parish Mission will be presented by Fr. Frank Donio, SAC, director of Catholic Apostolate Center, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29; Thursday, April 30; and Friday, May 1, at the church, 532 East Stein Highway, Seaford. Light refreshments will be served in the hall after each service.

What does it mean to have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ? Pope Francis invites everyone to such an encounter, but how does one do it? Everyone can personally encounter Christ through faith, worship, and witness. For more information, call the church office at 302-629-3591.

UUSD to screen 'Ordinary People' May 1 in Lewes

First Friday Films at UUSD will screen “Ordinary People” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1 following a 6:30 p.m. pot luck dinner. The film is an intense examination of a family being torn apart by tension and tragedy. Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore star as the upper-middle-class couple whose ordinary existence is irrevocably shattered by the death of their oldest son in a boating accident. Timothy Hutton is the younger son struggling against suicide and guilt. Judd Hirsch is the empathetic psychiatrist who provides his lifeline to survival. Robert Redford's achievement as director earned him an Oscar. Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware are at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes off Wescoats Road in Toddy's Business Complex. For details, call Karen, 302-231-8192.

Carey's UMC sets spring yard sale event May 2

Carey's United Methodist Church will hold a spring yard sale event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2, at the church on Carey's Camp Road in Millsboro. Scrapple sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. Vendor spaces are $5 and vendors must bring their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space, call Josephine Dorey at 302-934-7665.

Bethel UMC sets fashion show and brunch May 2

The Sisters of Bethel fashion show and brunch will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2, in Bethel Fellowship Hall, Bethel UMC, Lewes. All proceeds will go to benefit the Delmarva Teen Challenge Home of Hope Women and Children's Center.  The fashion show will be presented by Blooming Boutique. Brunch will be prepared by the women of Bethel UMC. Tickets  are $15; children under 12 attend free. Sign up for tickets at or purchase at the Lewes Blooming Boutique store on Second Street or the Bethel UMC church office. With the purchase of each ticket, a gift card will be given by Blooming Boutique for a free silver bracelet to be custom fit. Checks should be made payable to Bethel UMC. All are welcome. Bethel United Methodist Church is on the corner of 4th and Market streets in Lewes. For more information, call 302-645-9426 or email

St. Jude sets May procession and Crowning of Our Lady May 3

St. Jude The Apostle will hold its annual May procession and Crowning of Our Lady at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, May 3 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 Lewes intersection of Route 1 and Route 9.

Israel UMC to host annual women's day celebration of worth May 3

The United Methodist Women of Israel United Methodist Church invite individuals and congregations to come and be in worship, praise and fellowship at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 3, at the annual women's day. The Rev. Janet Maull-Martin of Burton's Chapel AME Church, Milton, will be the messenger with accompanied congregation. The Voices of Expression Women's Choir accompanied by pianist Brother Bryan Clark from Friendship UM Church in Millsboro will render the uplifting songs of praise. The theme for the service is A Woman's Worth with scripture reference of Proverbs 31: 10-31. Israel UMC is at 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes.

First Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church to hold Women's Emphasis Day May 9

The First Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church is holding a Women's Emphasis Day with services at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9. The keynote speaker for the morning service will be Hope Parker-Hicks speaking on the topic of "Designing women: high heels and high standards." The afternoon panel discussion, "When good girls love bad boys," will be facilitated by Dr. L. Germane Scott-Cheatham and will begin at 3:30 p.m. The church is at 30007 Cordrey Road in Millsboro. For more information, contact Denise Foreman 302-981-8033 or Mildred Polk 302-841-4606 for more information.

St. Stephens UMC to host bus trip to NYC May 16

St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Delmar will host a bus trip to New York City Saturday, May 16. Cost of $45 per person covers bus, tip to driver and a small donation to St. Stephens UMC. Money and signed waiver are due to the church office by Sunday, April 12. Departure is from Walmart on North Salisbury Blvd.  at 5:30 a.m. with arrival in New York at approximately 10:30 a.m. Departure from New York is at 7 p.m. Bus will drop off and pick up in Times Square near 51st and Broadway. Call 302-846-9501 or visit

St. Jude the Apostle to discuss World Meeting of Families May 18

St. Jude the Apostle will host a speaker on the World Meeting of Families from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, in the Parish Life Center. The presenter is Meghan Cokeley, director, Office for the New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The presentation will consist of information about the World Meeting of Families events that will take place in September in Philadelphia, and instruction on Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, the preparatory catechism for the World Meeting of Families.

To register for the presentation and order the catechism, call the Religious Education Office at 302-644-7413. This presentation is sponsored by St. Jude's Adult Faith Formation Committee. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points in Lewes.

St. Jude Church seeks part-time organist

St. 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 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays in the Religious Education Center of St. Jude The Apostle Church. 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 is discussed, with time allowed for group participation.

St. Jude The Apostle Church is on Route 1 near Lewes, just north of the Five Points intersection. For further information, call the Religious Education Office, 302-644-7413 or go to

Adult Confirmation program offered at St. Jude

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. Go to





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