Faith & Spirituality Briefs
Orthodox Great Friday, Pascha and Easter services set April 28, 29, 30
The Eastern Orthodox community of Saint Andrew continues Holy Week celebrations at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.,Thursday, April 28; 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Friday, April 29 with traditional ceremonies. The Resurrection (Easter) Services begin at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, April 30. Easter baskets will be blessed after the Resurrection Liturgy. St. Andrew’s is at 33384 MacKenzie Way, Lewes. Visitors will be warmly welcomed. For more information, call 302-645-5791.
Live music and bake sale fundraiser set at Epworth UMC April 30
An Open Beach Café will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Road in Rehoboth Beach. There will be live music by Changing Tides, a bake sale, sofas and chairs set up for a coffee house atmosphere and a kids' play area. Donations will help offset the medical costs of one of the Epworth Preschool teachers. To contribute a peanut-free baked good, bring it in on the night of the event. For more information, email Betsy Plowman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-227-7120.
Pastor's Appreciation Service set April 30 at St. George AME
St. George AME Church will hold a Pastor’s Appreciation Service for the Rev. Dr. Deborah McCaffity at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 30, with refreshments after the service. All are welcome.The church is at 317 Park Ave., Lewes. For more information, call 302-645-5413.
Women's Day celebration set at Israel UMC in Lewes May 1
Israel United Methodist Church will hold the Annual Women's Day celebration at 3:30 p.m., Sunday May 1. The guest speaker is minister Cynthia L. Daniels of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Slaughter Neck. The theme is Steppin' Out for the Lord, and the theme colors are black and yellow. The church is at 20230 Plantation Road in Lewes.
St. Jude sets May procession and Crowning of Our Lady May 1
St. Jude The Apostle will hold its annual May procession and Crowning of Our Lady at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, May 1, 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 of the Five Points intersection of Routes 1 and 9 in Lewes. For more information, go to www.stjudelewes.org.
UUSD to discuss acceptance, justice and compassion May 1
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 1. The members' vision is of a spiritual community embracing universal acceptance, justice and compassion. In this sermon, the Rev. Paula Maiorano, interim minister, will share a few thoughts on what universal acceptance means and does not mean, and what makes it a spiritual discipline. The service includes a reading of "I Am Jazz" on being a transgender person. UUSD meets at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Route 9) west of Lewes. For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to uussd.org.
Holocaust remembrance set at Congregation Beth Sholom May 1
Congregation Beth Sholom of Dover will present a program of remembrance, "This Shall Tell All Ages: Music, Literature and Art of the Holocaust" by cantor George Mason at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 1. Present-day photographs of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Jeffrey Steen will be shown. Beth Sholom is at 340 North Queen St. in Dover. For more information, call 302-734-5578 or email email@example.com.
Unity of Rehoboth Beach sets service and workshop May 1
Carol Borsello will return to Unity of Rehoboth Beach at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 1, for a lesson on The Roadmap to Prayer. Borsello will follow up the lesson with a workshop on The Four Methods of Prayer, based on the prayer methods of Jesus. All are always welcome. For more information, go to www.unityofrehobothbeach.org. Unity meets at the Olive Branch building, 14904 Coastal Highway, Milton, about five miles north of Five Points, Lewes on Route 1.
Zoar Man set barbecue chicken takeout sale in Millsboro May 7
The Zoar Men of Zoar United Methodist Church will be having their annual barbecue chicken dinners available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until they run out , Saturday May 7. Proceeds will benefit the group's many mission projects, helping those in need in the area. Takeouts only. Cost is $7. The church is at 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro, north of town on Route 30. For more information, contact Ralph at 302-934-6426.
Free event set for May 7 in Lewes
Trinity Faith Christian Center and 100 Teens In Jeans will present The Turn Up, a free event for the young and young at heart, featuring a contemporary, hip hop, rap, and comedy show, along with food, fun and more in a multicultural atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The event will be Saturday May 7, at 15516 New Road, Lewes; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Love offerings accepted.
For more info contact AJ Jones, 302-745-7295 or Trinity, 302-645-5446.
St. Jude Parish Book Club to meet May 11
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club May selection is "Behind The Veils of Yemen: How An American Woman Risked Her Life, Family and Faith to Bring Jesus to Muslim Women" by Audra Grace Shelby. The club will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, in the Religious Education Center. The author served nine years as a Southern Baptist missionary in the Middle East, alongside her husband and four children. She writes a compelling memoir of an American woman and her family moving to Yemen, learning to live in the Islamic culture, offering hope to Muslim women and how the grace of God touches lives. Copies of this book are available in the Parish Library and on Amazon.com. For details, call 302-644-7413. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive, north of Lewes. Upcoming Parish Book Club selections can be found at www.stjudelewes.org/library.html.
Women's Emphasis Weekend set in Millsboro May 14, 15
Seventh Day Adventist Church in Millsboro will hold Women's Emphasis Weekend Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. The theme is The Jezebel Spirit. The speaker is Cynthia Poole, director of women's ministries. The Saturday service program will be Sabbath School at 9 a.m., Divine Worship Service at 11 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. and an afternoon workshop at 2:30 p.m. The Sunday program will be Hat and Glove Tea Fellowship from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The motivational speaker is Hope Hicks from Wilmington. All are invited. The church is at 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro. For more information, contact Denise Foreman at 302-981-8033 or Mildred Polk at 302-841-4606.
All You Can Eat salads event set at Long Neck UMC May 21
Long Neck United Methodist church will have an All You Can Eat salads event from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 21. The menu includes chicken salad, cucumber and tomato salad, potato salad and a variety of other salads. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 10. Ages 3 and under are free. Beverage and dessert are included. Long Neck UMC is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, call 302-945-9453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strawberry festival set at Mary Mother of Peace Church May 28
Mary Mother of Peace Church is having the Annual Strawberry Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 28. There will be strawberry shortcake, assorted foods, craft tables, vendors and fun for everyone. Raffle tickets will also be on sale for a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of a weekend in Ocean City, Md., and the third prize will be a family cooler valued at $250. Outside vendor space is available. Mary Mother of Peace church is on the corner of Mount Joy Road and Route 24, Millsboro. For more information, call Bonnie at 302-280-5795.