Faith & Spirituality Briefs
Pipe Organ Spook-tacular at All Saints' Oct. 25
All Saints’ Episcopal Church will host a Pipe Organ Spook-tacular at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. All ages are invited to attend, in costume if they prefer, to enjoy scary music and Phantom of the Opera highlights followed by refreshments provided by the parish Youth Group. The organist will be Robert Church, and soloists will be Jackson Borges and MaryBeth Adair.
The Month of the Rosary being observed at St. Jude
The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions. Every Tuesday, the Adult Faith Formation Committee is praying the rosary with meditations from St. Thérèse of Lisieux in the St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church Religious Education Center at 12:30 p.m. This powerful prayer, joined with St. Thérèse’s messages on a simple, direct, and sure way to holiness, have helped many to gain a better understanding of the spiritual life and deeper union with Christ. Come as one's schedule allows and bring a bag lunch. For further information, call 302-644-7413. St. Jude is located at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes.
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. George’s Chapel hosts fundraiser dinner for CRC Oct. 24
A fundraiser dinner to benefit the Community Resource Center in Rehoboth Beach, prepared by St. George’s Chapel Dragons Men’s Group, will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. The meal will feature sauerbraten, chicken schnitzel, braised red cabbage, herb spaetzle, apple strudel, sour cherry strudel and various beverages including beer. St. George’s Chapel Parish Hall is lat 20274 Beaver Dam Road (Route 23), Harbeson. Adults lay $10; children age 12 and under, $7. For more information, go to www.allsaintsandstgeorges.org or call the parish office at 302-227-7202.
Christ's Church to hold women's conference Oct. 25
Christ's Church at 20583 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson will host its Annual Women in Ministry Sister to Sister Conference starting at noon, Saturday, Oct. 25. The theme is Maidservants of the Lord. The Rev. Martha A. Tankard, pastor, will welcome Evangelist Janet West as guest preacher along with the Rev. George Edwards, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church. Dress is casual, and a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call 302-945-8959.
Mary Mother of Peace to hold Christmas Bazaar Oct. 25
The Bishop James C. Burke Columbiettes, Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Route 24 and Mt. Joy Road in Oak Orchard, will have its Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. Organizers welcome vendors to the event. Call Bonnie at 302-280-5795 to reserve a space.
The Christmas Bazaar will feature crafts, a food and bake sale, a silent auction including baskets decorated and filled with Christmas-themed items, and more.
Brother Vincent Columbiettes to sponsor Holiday Craft Fair Oct. 25
The Annual Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by Brother Vincent Columbiettes will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the State Troopers Association, Messina Hill Road, Route 13, Dover. Gifts and beautiful items will be available to purchase from many vendors. For details, contact Mary Burke at 302-653-7867 or Connie Kenney at 302-514-9319.
St. Paul UM Church celebrates 157th Annual Homecoming Oct. 26
The members of St. Paul United Methodist Church, 300 North St., Milford, will be celebrating its 157th Annual Homecoming Day starting at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Dexter Taylor of Holy Trinity Church in Millsboro. The theme is Feeding the Soul with the Word of God. Dinner will be served at the Masonic Temple Lodge No. 8 on Church Street next to Brightway Commons Apartments from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call the church at 302-422-0709.
Midway Assembly of God Fall Harvest Party Oct. 25
The Midway Assembly of God Church in Lewes will host its 16th annual Fall Harvest Party from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the corner of Route 1 and Old Postal Lane, Lewes.
A family event, the Fall Harvest Party is free and open to everyone in the community, church members and nonmembers alike. This is not a costume party. There will be five large inflatables, an obstacle course, bounce house, competitive games, entertainment, hayrides and delicious free food for all. Each child will receive a bag full of candy and will also have the opportunity to win prizes by competing in games.
For more information visit www.MidwayAssemblyofGod.com or contact the church at 302-645-9643.
Unity of Rehoboth examines roots of Halloween Oct. 26
Unity of Rehoboth Beach will take a look at the pagan roots of Halloween and other holidays at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct.26 during Celebration Service. The word "pagan" originally meant country dweller. How the meaning of the word changed and other ideas will be discussed.
Unity of Rehoboth meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday at the Olive Branch Building, 14904 Coastal Highway (Route 1), Milton, just north of Lewes.
For more information about Unity of Rehoboth Beach, check out its Facebook page or Meet-Up or contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org, 717-579-2612.
Mighty Men of Song to perform Oct. 26
The Rev. Jean Wyle, pastor, and the congregation of Burton's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will present The Mighty Men of Song for a performance at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26. Burton's Chapel AMEC is on Road 264, Milton. Call 302-645-7394 for more information.
Zoar United Methodist Church to hold homecoming Oct. 26
Zoar United Methodist Church will hold its annual homecoming celebration at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, at Zoar UMC, 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro. Bringing the message will be the Rev. Alfred E. Taylor, a retired minister currently residing in Bridgeville. Taylor most recently served at Mariner's Bethel UMC in Ocean View, retiring from that charge in 2012.
The music ministry for the event will be brought by Greg Fuller Sr. Fuller is a member of Crossroads Church in Dover and resides near Milford.
All are welcome to attend the homecoming, which will be concluded with a fellowship covered-dish dinner in the hall.
Annual Burton's Family Day Oct. 26 at Israel UMC
The Rev. Jerome E. Tilghman Sr., pastor, members of the Israel UM Church, and the Burton family invite all to come, worship and be in fellowship for the church's annual Burton's Family Day at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26. The messenger will be Col. Mona Lisa Tucker, ret., accompanied by the Burton Family Choir. Family and friends travel from far and near to celebrate this glorious homecoming service. The church is at 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes.
Conley’s UMC announces Trunks for Treats Oct. 31
Safe and child-friendly trick-or-treating will take place in the parking lot adjacent to Conley’s United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. Trunks for Treats features decorated auto trunks in themes that are not scary, not gory, and not ghoulish, just fun.
For further information call the church office at 302-945-1881, or go to www.ConleysChurch.com. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way in the Angola area.
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.
IMC-Lewes half-day morning retreat Nov. 1
Led by an experienced member of the IMC-Lewes Community, a half-day morning retreat will combine sitting and walking meditation. The retreat will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Second & Mulberry streets, Lewes. Suggested donation is $10.
Grace UM Church to hold Gospel Song Concert Nov. 1
Grace United Methodist Church, 7 S. King St. near Market Street in Georgetown, will host a Gospel Song Concert from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1. Featured performers are the Fergenson Family. Light refreshments will be available. This program is sponsored by the Richard Allen Coalition.
Unitarian Universalists host Bring a Friend to Church Sunday Nov. 2
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. The topic is Breaking Trust and Other Fragile Items. One of the questions in this topic is how to renew the art of apology. Another is, can trust truly be restored?
This is Bring a Friend to Church Sunday, and the members extend a special invitation to the public to visit UUSD to enjoy its inviting and welcoming congregation and learn what Unitarian Universalism is all about. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
Seaside Jewish Community to screen film Nov. 2 on rescue of children during Holocaust
Seaside Jewish Community will show the HBO/Holocaust Museum documentary film “50 Children - The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus,” narrated by Alan Alda, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2. Following the screening, retired immigration Judge Joan Churchill will facilitate a discussion comparing U.S. immigration law and policy at the time of the Holocaust to now and examining its impact on children. All are invited to this free program. It is presented by Seaside Jewish Community, an unaffiliated egalitarian congregation at 18970 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. The building is handicapped accessible.
St. Jude’s Parish Book Club meets Nov. 3
St. Jude's Parish Book Club will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in the Religious Education Center to discuss the book, "The Grunt Padre: Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, Vietnam, 1966-1967" by Father Daniel L. Mode. Father Capodanno was a Navy chaplain killed in Vietnam l967 protecting a corpsman. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor and is on the road to sainthood, presently designated as a Servant of God. The Parish Book Club is sponsored by St. Jude’s Adult Faith Formation Committee and the Parish Library Committee. For further information, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413.
UUSD course on religious traditions meets Nov. 4
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware series on exploring the sacred or divine in religious traditions, meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. The next session, Nov. 4, is The Goddess and the Earth.
The course is open to the public with no preregistration and a $5 donation for the entire series. All are invited to one or all of the sessions. Contact LenBowman@gmail.com, 443-286-3495 or visit www.uussd.org.
First Friday Film Nov. 7 at UUSD
First Friday Film at Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will offer potluck at 6:30 p.m., followed by a film at 7 and discussion following the film Friday, Nov. 7, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. "Grand Canyon" begins when a lawyer's (Kevin Kline) car breaks down in a dangerous Los Angeles neighborhood, and a tow-truck driver (Danny Glover) arrives just in time to save his life. The two men begin a deep friendship that sets off a chain of unsettling and surprising events involving their families and friends for years to come. Lawrence Kasdan's powerful, uplifting film about the harsh realities of contemporary urban life costars Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell, Mary-Louise Parker and Alfre Woodard. For more information, call Anne Riley, 302-436-2211.
Christian writers to hold book event Nov. 8
Delaware Christian Writers Fellowship will hold a book event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown. More than 20 local Christian authors will be there to talk with visitors and sell their books.
St. Edmond to hold fall mission on faith Nov. 9 to 11
St. Edmond Church will sponsor a fall mission on faith at 7 p.m., Sunday to Tuesday, Nov. 9 to 11, in the church at the corner of King Charles Avenue and Laurel Street in Rehoboth Beach. Fr. Dennis J.W. O’Donnell will lead the mission, which will include reconciliation afterward on Sunday and Monday. A reception in the hall will follow the Tuesday session. For those who prefer a morning session, O’Donnell will hold two morning presentations Monday and Tuesday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
St. Jude Church raffles Eagles vs. Dallas tickets; drawing Nov. 16
Raffle tickets are on sale for $10 each at St. Jude The Apostle Church at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, for the Eagles vs. Dallas football game to be held Sunday, Dec. 14, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. Seats are in clubhouse section (C36) row 16, seats 15 and 16. Five hundred tickets will be sold. A parking pass is included with the tickets. Tickets are also available at https://stjudeslewesde.weshareonline.org. The drawing will take place at 11:30 a.m., Sun., Nov. 16, in the Parish Life Center.
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 www.stjudeslewesde.org/religiouseducation/rcia.html.
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.