Faith & Spirituality Briefs
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.
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.
Acts Community Church gives food to the hungry starting Nov. 1
Acts Community Church at 26582 John J. Williams Highway is a church that offers hope, love and restoration. The church has been abundantly blessed and would like to share its blessings with the community by starting the program Feed the 5,000, which will give away food and bread to all who come. The program will run from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 1, and will continue every Saturday.
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.
Unity of Rehoboth Beach welcomes all to Nov. 2 Celebration Service
Unity of Rehoboth Beach - Discover Your Path to Spiritual Living invites everyone to join for its Celebration Service at 10 a.m. each Sunday at the Olive Branch building at 14904 Coastal Highway, Milton. Enjoy a positive and uplifting message and music as the group starts each week with a smile. The Sunday, Nov. 2 message is all about beloved and blessed pets, especially dogs. Don't forget to change clocks! Next week, Nov. 9, special guest Sharon Marquart, LUT, will share her message.
For more information on Unity, check its Facebook Page, Unity of Rehoboth Beach or Meet-up at www.meetup.com/Unity-of-Rehoboth-Beach/.
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.
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.
UUSD series on religious traditions meets Nov. 11
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware invites the public to the series on exploring the sacred or divine in religious traditions, meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. The next session is Nov. 11: The God of Israel to the Christian Triune God to the rise of Religious Humanism.
The course requires no preregistration; there is a $5 donation for the entire series. Come to one or all of the sessions. Contact LenBowman@gmail.com, 443-286-3495, or visit www.uussd.org.
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.