Faith & Spirituality Briefs
St. Jude offers lunch, rosary and reflection every Tuesday
St. Jude The Apostle Church offers time during the summer months for prayer, reflection, and camaraderie from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Tuesdays, in the Religious Education Center. The lunch bunch meets to pray the rosary weekly. This powerful prayer joined with St. Thérèse's message on a simple, direct and sure way to holiness, have helped many to gain a better understanding of the spiritual life and a deeper union with Christ. Visitors may come as schedules allow and bring a bag lunch. St. Jude The Apostle Church is on Route 1 and Tulip Drive, Lewes, just north of the Five Points intersection. For more information, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413.
Miracle Angels of Israel UMC set yard sale July 4 in Lewes
The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church will be sponsoring their annual charity mission yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 4. This is a fundraiser for the Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund to benefit the Patient Special Needs Fund at the Tunnell Cancer Center, Lewes. This is a great cause within the community. Great bargains and great fellowship can be found in the church parking lot at 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes.
U.S. Army Band Downrange to perform July 5 in Rehoboth
The U.S. Army Band Downrange will perform at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 5, at All Saints' Church in Rehoboth. The band enjoys great popularity with its audiences, young and old, through its continuously up-to-date repertoire of rock, pop, country and R & B, while still inspiring its listeners with signature patriotic arrangements. Downrange is beginning its patriotic tour to celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday. For more information, call the parish office at 302-227-7202 or go to www.allsaintsandstgeorges.org.
Unitarian Universalists to discuss gratitude July 5 in Lewes
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware members Lee Summerville and Kaz Huston will discuss gratitude as their focus at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 5. Is there a multitude of great or significant things happening to to be thankful for or is gratitude difficult to express? This interactive service will discuss ways people think and feel about thankfulness and gratitude.The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m., Sundays, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. For more information, call 302-645-6334 or go to uussd.org.
Mt. Enon Baptist Church sets VBS July 6 to 10 in Milford
Mt. Enon Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be held at 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, July 6 to 10. Snacks will be served at 5:30 p.m. and classes will start at 6 p.m. nightly. Prayer time is held at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesdays. Bible study has ended for the summer and will resume in September. The church is at 600 N. Church St. in Milford. For more information, go to www.mtenonbaptist.com.
Beach Bible School set for July 9-11 at Groome UMC
Groome United Methodist Church will hold its Beach Bible School Weekend Friday to Sunday, July 9 to 11. The weekend will begin with family night at Lewes Beach at 6:15 p.m., Friday, July 9. There will be seining, games, Bible stories, and pizza for everyone. Saturday, July 10 the children will have crafts, songs, Bible stories and a barbecue lunch at the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday worship at 10 a.m., July 10 will be the Beach Bible School program followed by refreshments in fellowship hall. This year’s theme is Sky - Nothing is impossible with God! Register children ages 4-12 by calling the church office at 302-645-6256. Church office hours are 9 a.m to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation sets Beach Shabbat July 10 in Bethany
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation clergy Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen and Cantor Robbit Solomon will lead a one-of-a-kind Beach Shabbat evening service at 6 p.m., Friday, July 10, at the South Inlet Day Area of Delaware Seashore State Park in Bethany Beach. Area synagogues Temple Bat Yam and Seaside Jewish Community are co-sponsoring the event. Food will be available for purchase, or attendees may bring their own. Attendees should also bring beach chairs or towels. For more information about Temple Bat Yam, go to www.templebatyam-oc.org, and for more information about Seaside Jewish Community, go to www.seasidejewishcommunity.com.The event is free and all are welcome. To register, go to www.bhcong.com.
St. Paul UMC to celebrate bikers' day July 11 in Milford
St. Paul United Methodist Church will be celebrating the fourth annual bikers' day at 12 p.m., Saturday, July 11. Everyone is invited. The guest preacher will be Bishop Ralph R. Harmon of Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Fellowship of Milford. The theme is, Whose Side Are You Rooting For? For more information, call the church at 302-422-0709 or Vance “Griff” Daniels at 302-258-4758.
Zoar UMC to host ice cream social July 11 in Millsboro
With the hot weather in full force, Zoar United Methodist Church will host its annual ice cream social from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday July 11, in the church hall. Sandwiches for sale will include chicken salad, egg salad and pulled pork. Summer supper can be followed with a dip or two of delicious homemade ice cream. Quarts will be available for purchase to take home. Zoar UMC is at 24663 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro. For more information call Carrisa Pepper at 203-934-6955.
Long Neck UMC to host all-you-can-eat chicken dinner July 11
The Long Neck United Methodist Church all-you-can-eat baked chicken and variety of salads dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 11. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 4 to 9. Children 3 and under eat free. The church is at 32051 Long NeckRoad, Long Neck. For more information call the church office at 302-945-9453.
Register ASAP for All Saints' VBS set for July 13 to 17
There are still 20 spots available for God’s Great Stories Vacation Bible School, set for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, July 13 to 17, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Rehoboth Beach. It is cosponsored by Westminster Presbyterian Church. Children ages 4 through fifth grade are invited; call 302-227-7202 to register as soon as possible.
Bethel UMC offers discounted Jungle Jim's tickets for July 18, 19, 20
Bethel United Methodist Church's Capital Campaign fund is selling discounted Jungle Jim's Waterpark tickets for Saturday, July 18; Sunday, July 19; and Monday, July 20. Tickets are $20 each, regularly priced at $35. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets are valid only one day, but the date need not be chosen prior to purchase. Multiple tickets may be purchased for multiple dates. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Bethel United Methodist Capital Campaign Fund. To purchase tickets, contact Marguerite at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-381-2933.
Conley’s UMC sets Vacation Bible School July 27 to Aug. 1
Conley’s Vacation Bible School, for children ages 3 and up, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 27, through Saturday, Aug. 1. This year’s theme is G-Force, and the theme verse is Acts 17:28. For adults, there will be a Bible study led by Pastor Mike Hurley. The program will include dinner each night.
Conley’s United Methodist Church is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes. For details, call 302-945-1881 or go to www.ConleysChurch.com.
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club to meet Aug. 5 in Lewes
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5,. in St. Jude's Religious Education Center. The featured book will be "G.K. Chesterton: Apostle of Common Sense" by Dale Ahlquist. Ahlquist takes the reader through 12 of Chesterton's most important books as well as the famous Father Brown stories. The library has two copies of the book for lending on a first-come, first-served basis. The book is also available on Amazon.com.
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 and Route 1, just north of Five Points in Lewes. For more information, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413. For a list of upcoming book selections, go to http://stjudeslewesde.org/religiouseducation/adultfaithformation.html.
St. Paul UMC to hold men's day meal and services Aug. 9 in Milford
St. Paul United Methodist Church, Milford, will celebrate the annual men's day with a dinner at 1 p.m. and services at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug 9. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Gary L. Meekins of Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville and Bethel UMC in Federalsburg, Md. The theme is: How to Be A Good Steward for the Lord. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. at Masonic Temple Lodge 8 at 612 Church St. Ext., Milford. The event is sponsored by the Men of St. Paul UMC. For more information, call the church at 302-422-0709.
Long Neck UMC to host one-day Vacation Bible School Aug. 8
Long Neck United Methodist Church will offer a one-day Vacation Bible School from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8. This event is open to all children in the area, not just church members. The church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, call the church office, 302-945-9453.
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 www.stjudeslewesde.org/rcia.html.
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 www.stjudeslewesde.org/.