Faith & Spirituality Briefs
Vendors needed for Dec. 7 Christmas Bazaar
Vendors of Christmas crafts or other craft items are wanted for the Christmas Bazaar hosted by Brother Vincent Columbiettes, to take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Delaware State Troopers Association, Route 13, Dover. Any vendor interested should call Monica Haven at 302-653-0950 or 302- 233-4147.
Advent series of discussions begins Dec. 4 at St. George's
The Episcopal Parish of All Saints’ Church & St. George’s Chapel will present an Advent series from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays Dec. 4, 11 and 18, at St. George’s parish hall. The public is invited for a light lunch, presentation and discussion of the topics of joy, peace and hope in anticipation of the Christmas season. The series will be led by the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton, the Rev. Lara Stroud and the Rev. Beth Doty. St. George’s parish hall is at 20271 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson. The series is offered at no charge. For more information, call the parish office at 302-227-7202.
Groome Methodist Church offers Christmas Bible study Dec. 4, 11, 18
Groome United Methodist Church is offering a three-week video Bible study, The Thrill of Hope, led by the Rev. Andy Stanley from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11, and 18, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. The community is invited to attend this free study. The Rev. William Hopkins will be the facilitator.
The course will take participants back to childhood recollections of the anticipation in the days before Christmas. Likewise, before the first Christmas, men and women had been waiting anxiously for the birth of their Messiah with no assurance that they would live to see him.
In The Thrill of Hope, Stanley makes the case that the Christmas story is everyone’s story.
Those attending are welcome to come early for a light supper of soup and sandwiches at 6 p.m. Groome Church is at the corner of Savannah Road and Dewey Avenue in Lewes.
The Lighthouse Church to host The Coming Storm Dec. 5-7
The Lighthouse Church Inc. of Wyoming will hold three nights of special meetings, The Coming Storm: A Prophetic Overview Conference. The Rev. Christopher Gore, assistant pastor and the Rev. Alan Farkas will be the featured ministers at this conference to be held at the Lighthouse Church of Wyoming, 6 South Railroad Ave., Wyoming.
The conference will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, to Saturday, Dec. 7. Services will start at 7 p.m. nightly. There is no registration or admission fee; it is open to all; a free-will offering will be taken.
Contact Brother Christopher Gore at email@example.com or at 302-632-4679 for more information.
'The Way Way Back' to screen Dec. 6
A free public screening and discussion of "The Way Way Back" will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware Church, 33739 Marsh Road, Lewes. The film is a coming-of age story of a boy’s summer vacation with his family and an unexpected friendship that changes his life. Contact: 302-645-6334, www.uussd.org.
St. Paul United Methodist Church to host Men's Weekend Dec. 6-8
St. Paul United Methodist Church, Milford, will have a Men’s Day Weekend Extravaganza Friday to Sunday, Dec. 6 to 8. The theme is A Fresh Start with a New Heart. On Friday, Dec. 6, the Rev. John Scott from Upper Room Church, Milford, will bring the message. On Saturday, Dec. 7, Pastor Jonathan Dukes from Word of Life Community Church, Lincoln, will speak. Programs will start at 7 p.m. both nights. These events will lead into the annual Men’s Day Celebration at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. Apostle Jimmy Artis from My Father’s House Ministries, Milford, will be guest preacher. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. at the Masonic Temple Lodge No. 8 on Church Street next to Brightway Commons Apartments. All are invited to attend. For more information, call the church at 302-422-0709.
Brother Vincent Columbiettes' Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show Dec. 7
Brother Vincent Columbiettes invite the public to their Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Delaware State Troopers Association, Route 13, Dover. Shoppers can choose from a selection of beautiful Christmas craft items, wreaths and centerpieces, decorations and delicious baked goods. For information call Monica Haven at 302-653-0950 or 302-233-4147.
Cook's Choice dinner at Long Neck UMC Dec. 7
An all-you-can-eat Cook’s Choice dinner will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Long Neck United Methodist Church, 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. Ticket prices are adults $11, children 3 to 9 $6 and children 3 and under free. The menu includes meatloaf, eggplant parmesan and spaghetti, vegetables, salad, bread, desserts, and beverage. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeouts will be available. For more information call the church office at 302-945-9453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly Club to hold Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
The Kelly Club of the Lewes Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. There will be fresh greens, home-baked goods, Bette’s Bags and crafts. A raffle of items created by a local artist who is a member of the church will also be held. The historic sanctuary will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light refreshments of cookies, tea, coffee, and hot cider will be available for purchase. Lewes Presbyterian Church is at 133 Kings Hwy. Proceeds from this bazaar are used for local programs and mission program at LPC. For more information, contact the church at 302-645-5345.
The Christmas Stories Tour comes to Wyoming UM Church Dec. 7
The Christmas Stories Tour featuring one of Christian music’s top acts, Jason Gray, will be performing at Wyoming United Methodist Church at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. The Christmas Stories Tour also features Lauren Daigle, a former "American Idol" contestant. Daigle will be performing her debut single, the Christmas anthem "Light of the World." Gray will be performing songs from his 2012 holiday album, "Christmas Stories: Repeat The Sounding Joy." He will also perform his new release, "With Every Act of Love," which is on the Billboard Christian Chart’s Top 25.
Ticket information is available at www.wyomingumc.com or at 302-697-8400. Wyoming United Methodist Church is at 216 Wyoming Mill Road, Dover.
Christmas concert at St. Edmond Church Dec. 8
Mark Teesdale will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at St. Edmond Church, 409 King Charles Ave. All are welcome to relax and savor joyful music of the season. Teesdale will be joined by Gayle McGee in the program God from God, Light from Light. The event will be narrated by Connie Benko, chair of the Liturgy Committee of St. Edmond Church.
Unitarian Universalists meet Dec. 8 for 'A Christmastime Pastiche'
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. In “A Christmastime Pastiche,” Carol Bruce, a member of UUSD, will reflect on memories and thoughts about winter holidays, especially Christmas, with which she has the most experience. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
Calvary Assembly of God to present musical journey of Christmas Dec. 11-15
The Creative Arts Ministry of Calvary Assembly of God in Dover invites audiences to join Mary and Joseph on their miraculous journey to Bethlehem in an original musical drama that revisits the Biblical Christmas story through the eyes and experiences of Joseph and Mary. Performances will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, Dec. 11 to 15, plus a 10:30 a.m. performance Dec. 15, all free and open to the public, in the church’s sanctuary theater, on the corner of Route 10 and South State Street Ext. in Dover. For more information, call 302-697-7776 or visit www.calvarydover.org.
Ralph Waldo Emerson subject of Famous Unitarians class Dec. 14
Ralph Waldo Emerson will be the next famous Unitarian discussed at the Famous Unitarian Universalists class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the UUSD church, 33739 Marsh Road, Lewes. The class is free and open to the public. Contact: 302-645-9061, www.uussd.org.
Lutheran Church of Our Savior to host Fair Trade Sale Dec. 14
The Lutheran Church of Our Savior will host a Fair Trade Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Area residents can shop for fair trade home decor, accessories, coffee, chocolate and other handcrafted items made by marginalized artisans and farmers living in more than 30 countries. Through the sales of these items, these craftspeople gain the income and skills they need to feed their families and send their children to school. The sale is hosted in partnership with SERRV, a nonprofit organization with more than 60 years of experience in fair trade and development work. Lutheran Church of Our Savior is at 20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach. For more information, contact the church office, 302-227-3066 or email email@example.com. Learn more about SERRV at serrv.org.
St. Paul United Methodist Church to hold Free Give Away Dec. 14
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 300 North St., Milford, will hold a Free Give Away from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 14. The items include clothing of all sizes, coats, hats, gloves, shoes and other items. For more information, call the church at 302-422-0709.
Conley’s UM Church to hold Christmas Cantata Dec. 21-22
The sweetest music this side of heaven will be heard at Conley’s United Methodist Church during regular weekend services at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, and at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m., Sunday Dec. 22. The Christmas Cantata will be performed by the combined choirs. This year’s program will delight both children and adults.
Conley’s UM Church is at 33106 Jolyns Way off Camp Arrowhead Road a half-mile from Peddlers Village shopping center on Route 24. Signs will give directions to the parking area. The church’s phone number is 302-945-1881, or visit www.ConleysChurch.com.
Long Neck UMC to host Christmas covered-dish dinner Dec. 25
The Hospitality Committee of Long Neck United Methodist Church will host a covered-dish dinner at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25. All members, friends and neighbors are invited. Meat and beverages will be provided. Guests should bring a dish that will feed six to eight people. The church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, call the church office at 302-945-9453.
St. Jude The Apostle youth to hold blanket and coat drive Jan. 11
The St. Jude The Apostle Youth Group will be collecting new and/or gently used blankets, sheets, comforters, linens, and coats from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Religious Education Center. All donations will be distributed by Catholic Charities to those in need in the community. Volunteers are also needed to accept and sort donations. For more information or to volunteer, contact the Religious Education Office at 302-644-7413.
St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1 just north of Five Points in Lewes. Information about parish programs can be found at http://www.stjudeslewesde.org/.