Cape Gazette

Groome Goes Back to church

Sep 29, 2013
Photo by: Deny Howeth Irene Hazzard offered free bibles and prayers during the Back to church celebration.

Groome United Methodist Church of Lewes held its Back to Church Celebration the weekend of Sept. 14-15.

Back to Church Sunday is part of a national movement of churches across America that seeks to reach people who once attended church but don’t any more, as well as those who have never attended.

A free lunch of barbecued chicken and hot dogs was provided. Last Call Motorcycle Ministry performed music in the parking lot.

There was a prayer wall, children's games, face painting crafts. Hazel Brittingham, Lewes historian and Groome member, conducted guided tours of the church.


Janae, left, and Megan Harnish create Sunday school crafts. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Eileen Weitzel and Jane Smith stand by ready to give prayers. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Becky Polk of Last Call worship center in Milford, sings during the Back to Church festival Sept. 14. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Ed Sheppard, left, and David Deason lure patrons in with a free lunch. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Larry, left, and Lizzie O'Donnell play the game laddered off. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Hazel Brittingham give a tour of Groome United Methodish Church. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Dave Woodward, left, and Bob Stewart keep an eye on the hot dogs that are part of the free lunch. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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