Cape Gazette

Faith & Spirituality Briefs

Apr 15, 2014

St. John's rents table space for Milton town yard sale May 3

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St. in Milton, will rent tables for displaying sellers'  merchandise for Milton's town sale Saturday, May 3. The tables can not be taken off church property; however the location is an excellent one for buyers' visability and for easy accessibility. Each table will be $15 for the length of the yard sale. Preregistration is required. Call the church at 302-684-8431 to leave a message or call Tom at 302-329-9082.

Reserve space in advance for May 3 Carey's UMC yard sale

Carey's United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Yard Sales Event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at the church on Carey's Camp Road west of Millsboro. Vendors should bring their own tables; spaces are $5 each and must be reserved in advance. There will be scrapple sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks available for purchase. For more information, or to reserve a space, call Josephine Dorey at 302-934-7665.

Gospel Explosion set for April 19

The congregation of Friendship Baptist Church, together with the Rev. George H. Edwards, pastor, invites the community to Gospel Explosion, a night of singing, dancing and praising, starting at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 19. Friendship Baptist Church is at 500 W. Fourth St. in Lewes.

Unitarian Universalists meet April 20

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 20, at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. In “A Most Curious and Enigmatic Fellow” the Rev. D. Michael Smith examines the new revelations of Jesus, and why, after 2,000 years, he continues to be resurrected. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit

Conley’s UMC dance set for April 25

Conley's United Methodist Church will host a dance Friday, April 25. The community is invited to swing to music from the 1960s to the present, played by the Entertainment Factory, and enjoy hot dogs, burgers, potato salad, chips, cola floats and milk shakes. Food will be served starting at 5:30 p.m., with the DJ spinning records from 6 to 9:30 p.m.. There will be dance contests and prizes for the best-dressed dancers.

Tickets are $15 per person. Contact the church office at 302-945-1881, Conley’s Thrift Shop at 302-945-5566, or Pat Short at 302-226-4221. Visit for more information. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes.

Noted liturgical composer to perform April 25, direct workshop April 26

Dan Schutte will be in concert at 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, at St. Ann’s Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach. Tickets are $25 for reserved seats and $10 for general admission. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Schutte has been composing music for worship for more than 40 years. Many of his most celebrated pieces, including “Here I Am, Lord," “City of God," and “Sing a New Song” come from his years of collaboration with the St. Louis Jesuits. He will also present a workshop Saturday, April 26, in the church.

For more information about the concert or to register for the workshop, contact Ed Shipley at or call 302-539-6449, Ext. 12.

Consistory to host Gospel Plus April 26

The G. Oscar Carrington Consistory No. 93 of Milton will present its Annual Gospel Plus event featuring local male gospel talent starting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at St. John Second Baptist Church in Millsboro. Groups include the Mt. Zion Holy Church Male Choir of Milton; the Unity Male Choir of Lewes, Rehoboth, Milton and Millsboro; and St. John Second Baptist Church Male Choir. Donation is $10 and will benefit scholarship programs. Contact Illustrious Past Commander-in-Chief John W. Clark III at 302-945-3280 or 302-542-1637 or any member of the G. Oscar Carrington Consistory for tickets. St. John Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. Annie J. Custis as pastor, is at 26602 Mount Joy Road.

Israel UMC to hold Family & Friends Day April 27

Israel United Methodist Church, 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes, under the leadership of the Rev. Jerome E. Tilghman Sr., will hold its Annual Family & Friends Day at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 27.

The messenger will be Minister Billie Morris from the Father's House, Frankford, and the group The Messengers will render the songs of praise.

St. Stephen's to host hymn sing, potluck April 27

St Stephen’s United Methodist Church, 101 East State St. in Delmar, invites the community to join the Homeland Singers for an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing and Pot Luck Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 27. Donations only.  The evening's donations will benefit St. Stephen's UMC.

St. Peregrine Feast Day Mass May 1 at Mary Mother of Peace

Mary Mother of Peace Church, Route 24 and Mount Joy Road in Millsboro, will hold a Mass for the Feast of St. Peregrine at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 1. St. Peregrine is the patron saint of those suffering from cancer , AIDS and other debilitating illnesses. There will be prayers for spiritual, physical and emotional healing.  Additional priests will be available for anointing after Mass. All are welcome. For more information, call Deacon Dave McDowell at 302-945-8317.

30-Hour Famine event at Conley’s UMC set for May 2

All are invited to support World Vision’s effort to feed and care for children by bringing emergency food aid to disaster zones and equipping families with the tools they need to overcome hunger. Only $35 will feed and care for a child for one month.  Talented young people will lead the spiritual evening starting at 7 p.m., Friday, May 2, with a special guest performance by Louder Than Words. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering will be taken. Since the 30-Hour Famine event started in 1992, the number of children under age 5 who die each day from preventable causes like hunger, poverty and disease has fallen from 40,000 per day to under 19,000 per day.

For details, contact the church office at 302-945-1881, or visit for more information. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes.

Zoar UMC to host Chicken BBQ May 3

The Zoar Men will have their annual Chicken BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3.  The cost is $7 for a platter (chicken, chips, soda, pickle). Meals are pickup only. Zoar is at the intersection of Gravel Hill Road and Zoar Road, north of Millsboro.

S.E.L.F. Gospel Choir to perform May 10

Faith United Methodist Church invites the community to the S.E.L.F - Service, Englightenment, Love & Fellowship - Gospel Choir's 19th anniversary celebration starting at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at Faith UMC, 19940 Church St. in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, call Bruce Duffy at 302-645-5574, Bernita Hackney at 302-645-6594 or Tim Harmon at 302-381-7367.

St. Jude invites confirmation candidates

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. For more information, go to

Zoar UM Women sell cookbooks

Just in time for Easter and Mother's Day, Zoar United Methodist Women are selling cookbooks loaded with recipes from Sussex County cooks. Contact Connie Rogers to order at 302-934-8587. Zoar United Methodist Church is  at 24463 Gravel Hill Road in Millsboro.

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