Faith & Spirituality Briefs
Sunset Cruise to benefit local missions Sept. 23
Groome United Methodist Church will host a Sunset Cruise at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, leaving from Fisherman’s Wharf in Lewes. This fundraiser will benefit local missions. Tickets are $25. Participants are welcome to bring refreshments. For tickets or more information, call 302-250-1740.
Columbiettes seek vendors for Holiday Craft Fair Oct. 25
The Brother Vincent Columbiettes are seeking endors of crafts for a Holiday Craft Fair scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Delaware State Troopers Association on Route 13 in Dover. Any vendor interested should call Mary Burke at 302-653-7867 or Connie Kenney at 302-514-9319.
Charity Yard Sale Aug. 30 will benefit Sussex cancer survivors
The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church at 20230 Plantation Road in Lewes will sponsor a Charity Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at the church parking lot. All proceeds will benefit the Sussex County Survivors Fund for the Patient Special Needs Fund at the Tunnell Cancer Center in Lewes. The sale offers great bargains. All are invited to come and make a difference in a cancer survivor's life of recovery.
Unitarian Universalists meet Aug. 31
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 31, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. Eight members of congregation who participated in this year's General Assembly in Providence, R.I., whose theme was Love Reaches Out, will share insights they experienced and social justice commitments that flowed from them. There were worship services, workshops, music, and general sessions that incorporated the theme of GA in ways that were both spiritual and extremely practical. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
IMC to host workshop and retreat Sept. 5 and 6
Insight Meditation Community of Lewes will host a two-hour workshop from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, which addresses the what and why of insight meditation, introducing techniques used in seated, standing, and walking meditation. Short practice sessions will be followed by discussion. Suggested donation is $10.
A morning retreat takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 6. It will include sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk on The Noble Eightfold Path, and Q&A discussion. Suggested donation is $10. Both events take place at St. Peter's Parish Hall, Second and Mulberry streets, Lewes. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-644-7650.
St. Jude to host car show, crafts and bake sale Sept. 6
St. Jude The Apostle Church in Lewes is sponsoring its third annual Car Show, Crafts Sale and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, on the church grounds.
The car show is held in conjunction with the Historical Vintage Car Club of Delaware. Registration for the car show will be from 8 a.m. to noon with awards presented at 3 p.m. Preregistration of cars is also available by contacting Dan Carpenter at 302-645-2977.
Craft vendors will be selling inside the Parish Life Center. Spots are still available for vendors. To learn more, contact Frank Walder at 302-684-1892.
Barbecued chicken, hot dogs, soft pretzels and drinks will also be available for purchase. St. Jude’s is along the northbound lanes of Route 1, just north of Five Points and south of the Nassau bridge.
UUSD meets Sept. 7 for The Eternal Return
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes for The Eternal Return. Even though the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meet year-round, UUSD periodically holds an ingathering service to reconnect with the community. Members often celebrate this event by bringing water from wherever they might have been during summer months to mix with water brought by others. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
Conley’s UMC Gospel Sing Sept. 7
Conley’s United Methodist Church will hold its ninth annual Gospel Sing at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, an afternoon of praise and worship music, rejoicing and relaxing in the spacious worship center on Route 24 near Angola.
Performers include Cathy Gorman, Gloria Holland, Howard Dashiell, Patsy Wright, Robert & Lori Lee, Greg Fuller, Good Time Music Ministry with Linda Draper, Gus & Brittany Glaros, Bay City Ministries, Pastor Mike and Ann Hurley, Charlie Marshall, Conley’s Choir, and many more. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit local charities in Sussex County.
For more information contact Pat Short at 302-226-4221, call the church office at 302-945-1881 or visit www.ConleysChurch.com. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes. Take Route 24 to the Peddlers Village shopping center, turn on Camp Arrowhead Road, proceed a half mile and turn right on Jolyns Way.
Groome UMC Sunday School Kick Off Sept. 7
Groome United Methodist Church invites the community to its Sunday School Kick Off at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 7. The beginning of the 2014-15 Sunday School year will be celebrated with an ice cream sundae social. Parents can register their children and meet their Sunday School teachers. Groome United Methodist Church is at the corner of Savannah Road and Dewey Avenue in Lewes. For more information, call the church office between 9 a.m. and noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 302-645-6256.
St. Jude's sponsors BJ's fundraiser Sept. 7-21
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Youth are sponsoring a BJ’s membership fundraiser. BJ’s has a special offer to become a member or renew a membership for $40 for 15 months. The fee includes a free second membership for a household member. BJ’s will donate $5 of the membership fee to St. Jude’s Youth Ministry Programs. Applications and payment will be accepted Sept. 7-21. For an application and details, contact the Religious Education Office, 302-644-7413.
For more information about Catholic Youth Ministry at St. Jude The Apostle Parish, call 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.
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club meets Sept. 8
All are invited to join in discussion of the September book selection of St. Jude’s Parish Book Club at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8 in the Religious Education Center. The selection is "The Prison Angel: Mother Antonia's Journey from Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail" by Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan. At the age of 50, Mary Clarke left her comfortable life in suburban Los Angeles to follow a spiritual calling to care for the prisoners in one of Mexico's most notorious jails.
For further information, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413. A listing of upcoming book selections can be found at http://stjudeslewesde.org/religiouseducation/adultfaithformation.html.
St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, Lewes, just north of the Five Points intersection.
St. George's Chapel to hold spaghetti dinner Sept. 1
St. George's Episcopal Chapel, 20274 Beaver Dam Road near Lewes, will host its annual spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 1, in the parish hall. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard /Riverdale. Price for adults is $8, children under 12 years $4, under 3 years free. Menu Includes spaghetti, salad, drinks and homemade desserts.
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University starts Sept. 10 at Bethel
Bethel United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University weekly sessions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., from Wednesday, Sept. 10, through Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Fellowship Hall. The nine-week program teaches participants how to handle money God's way. Coordinators are Connie and Burt Murray. Child care will be provided if needed (advance notice required). Materials for class can be obtained at www.daveramsey.com.
Bethel UMC is on the corner of 4th and Market streets at 129 W. Fourth Street. Call or email 302-645-9426 or email@example.com. Sign up online at http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classfinder/#center=38.774556,-75.13935
Lighthouse Church offers School of Exorcisms starting Sept. 12
The Lighthouse Church will be starting a School of Exorcisms beginning Friday, Sept. 12. The school will be focused on all aspects of ministering deliverance and healing to all people. The school will be a training ground for those who want to learn how to be deliverance ministers. All are invited to come and participate.
Admission is free. No registration required. Classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. every other Friday in the main sanctuary of the Lighthouse Church Inc. at 6 South Railroad Ave. in Wyoming. More information is available at www.lighthousechurchinc.org, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-697-1472.
St. Paul United Methodist Church yard sale Sept. 13
Members of St. Paul United Methodist Church, 300 North St. in Milford, will hold a yard sale starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13. Clothing and numerous other items will be for sale, along with face painting, hot dogs, and free medical information. For more information, call Christy Ford at 302-335-4975, Karen Boone at 302-222-8725, or the church at 302-422-0709.
All Saints’ and at St. George’s begin Sunday School Sept. 14
Sunday School begins again Sunday, Sept. 14, for All Saints’ Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach and St. George’s Chapel 23, 20271 Beaver Dam Road (Route 23), Harbeson. Sunday School is open to children ages 3 to grade six and begins at 9:45 a.m. at All Saints’ and 9:15 a.m. at St. George’s Chapel, with infant and toddler care also available. Loving and enthusiastic teachers will help nurture children in their faith, and then children of all ages join the congregation for Holy Communion.
At All Saints’ on Sundays, new parish music director Jackson Borges and popular kindergarten teacher Mary Beth Adair will form a fun and educational Junior Choir with children in kindergarten and up, meeting approximately 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Drop-ins and nonparishioners are welcome. For more information, call the parish office at 302-227-7202 or visit www.allsaintsandstgeorges.org.
'Rediscover Catholicism' book groups begin Sept. 15 at St. Jude’s
St. Jude The Apostle Church is offering discussions of the book “Rediscover Catholicism” this fall. Groups will meet for six 90-minute sessions, offered every other week beginning the week of Sept. 15, and ending in early December. Groups will be made up of six to eight people and will meet at 2 p.m., Mondays; 7 p.m., Wednesdays; or 10 a.m., Thursdays.
“Rediscover Catholicism” is a very hopeful book, yet author Matthew Kelly confronts the very real challenges Catholics face as a church at this time in history. Those interested should call St. Jude’s Religious Education office at 302-644-7413 to register for a group that suits their schedule.
St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, Lewes, just north of the Five Points intersection.
Register by Sept. 15 for Community Day of Faith Sept. 27
Indian Mission United Methodist Church will be hosting a Community Day of Faith featuring the Rev. Kay Lanasa and her team from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Mid Sussex Ambulance Station 91 at 31738 Indian Mission Road, Millsboro-Long Neck. Registration and continental breakfast will be from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. The cost is $10 per person with advance registration required by Monday, Sept.15. Lunch will be provided. For more details, contact Leza Smack at 302-448-0789 or request an advance registration form by emailing Keetie Hopkins at email@example.com
Walk for the Homeless scheduled for Sept. 27
The United Methodist Women of Faith United Methodist Church will be hosting its eighth annual Walk for the Homeless at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.
The group invites family, friends and coworkers to come together and walk to raise funds for three local shelters - Casa San Francisco in Milton, Crisis House in Georgetown and Home of the Brave in Milford. Each year, the United Methodist Women's group strives to increase total funds raised as well as the number of participants and supporters.
This is a two-mile walk with its starting point at Delaware Avenue on the Boardwalk. Check in from 8 to 8:45 a.m. To donate, make check payable to Faith U.M. Church. For more information, call Christina Miller at 302-227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at 302-645-5574.
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.