Faith Briefs

March 14, 2018

Fish and chicken dinner fundraiser set March 16

St. Paul United Methodist Church in Milford will sponsor a fish and chicken dinner fundraiser starting at 10 a.m., Friday, March 16, and continuing until meals have sold out at Temple Lodge No. 8, 610 North Church St., Milford.  The menu is fried fish or fried or baked chicken, fried potatoes, green beans, baked beans and cornbread. Fish dinners are $12 each and chicken dinners are $10. Dinner slips are available. For advance orders, call the church and leave a message at 302-422-0709.

Rosary rally in support of sanctity of marriage set March 17

St. Jude the Apostle parish chapel will host participants in a worldwide rosary rally in support of the sanctity of marriage as a union between one man and one woman, at noon, Saturday, March 17. The church is at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. The rally is sponsored by America Needs Fatima National Ministry.

On the memorial of St. Patrick, and in anticipation of the solemnity of St. Joseph, patron of families, faithful persons across the world will come together in solidarity at many separate gathering points to offer the holy rosary in gratitude for and in support of holy matrimony. In the face of threats to the sacredness of traditional marriage, participants will ask Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima to protect the blessed institution of marriage and to cast her mantle of protection over the men, women and children who live in that holy union as family.

In the presence of Jesus Christ exposed in the most blessed sacrament, participants will say together that prayer Our Lady beseeched us to recite when she appeared at Fatima a hundred years ago: “Continue praying the rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary ... because only she can help you.” They will pray the Holy Rosary in supplication for, and with confident belief in, the fulfillment of Mary’s promise at her final apparition of Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917: “In the end, my immaculate heart will triumph.”

Prayers for teens at First Millsboro SDA start March 18

For teens searching for answers in the wake of the rise in teen bullying, social pressure, drug overdoses and violence, First Millsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a week of prayer for teens and parents Sunday to Wednesday, March 18 to 21, and from 7 to 8:15 p.m., Friday, March 23. A special youth church service will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 24, with guest Youth Pastor Patrick Graham. He will explore these issues and uncover answers. Prayer is needed more than ever for the nation and the community. First Millsboro SDA Church is located at 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro. All are welcome. For more information, call Mildred at 302-841-4606.

Unity to meet March 18

Unity of Rehoboth Beach will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 18, to discuss the Ninth Commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” The spiritual center is at 98 Rudder Road, Long Neck, in front of the Sea Esta Motel.

Unitarian Universalists to meet March 18

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m., Sundays, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes. The topic for Sunday, March 18, is Reflections. Jean Charles, UUSD stewardship chair, said, “There are many ways to be a good steward. Our gifts of time, talent, and treasure to this beloved congregation are reflections of what we value, appreciate, and want to support and preserve. We take time at this worship service to reflect on what UUSD has given to us, and the many ways that we are grateful for its importance in our lives.” For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to

Men’s Day set at Christ’s Church March 18 

Christ’s Church will host Men’s Day at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18. Guest preacher will be Apostle Levin Bailey of Pilgrims Ministry. The address is 20583 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson. For more information contact the Rev. Martha Tankard at 302-945-8959.

Color and personality rally set at St. Paul UMC March 18

St. Paul United Methodist Church invites all to celebrate a color and personality rally at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18, at the church at 300 North St., Milford. The theme is A Rainbow of Colors. The personalities of each color will be read to see how closely people resemble their favorite color. There will be praise dancers, singing and spiritual fun. Donations of $10 per person are requested. To be on a team or participate, contact Sandi Watson at 302-335-4522 or call and leave a message at the church, 302-422-0709.

Financial Peace University to start March 21 at Solid Ground Church

More than 4.5 million people have positively changed their financial future through Ramsey Solutions' Financial Peace University. Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. FPU will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at Solid Ground Church, 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes.  For more information or to register, go to

Through common-sense principles, FPU gives people the tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially. Along with Ramsey Personalities Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan, Ramsey teaches lessons on budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. On average, families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class, nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly. An FPU membership includes a workbook, audio from all nine lessons and more. To purchase a membership or lead a class, go to

Faith Filled Women Conference set March 24

The annual Faith Filled Women Conference will return to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 24. The event is open to women of all ages, stages and backgrounds who want to grow in their faith and connect with other women on the same journey. The conference will include inspirational speakers, uplifting praise music, unique vendors and faith-filled moments with friends, as well as a delicious buffet lunch. Award-winning author and public speaker Carol Kent will give this year's keynote address. Kent is the president of Speak Up Speaker Services, has worked to found a conference and nonprofit, and has been on various radio and TV shows. Tickets are $60. For more information, go to

Men’s Day celebration set at Israel UMC March 25

Israel United Methodist Church announced its Annual Men's Day Celebration will take place at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 25. The church address is 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Rudolph H. White Jr. of Centennial United Methodist Church, Smyrna, and Wesley Foundation campus chaplain at Delaware State University. A choir and liturgical dancers rendering the songs and dances of praise will accompany his talk. The worship theme is Men, Planting Seeds on God's Soil. All are welcome.

Gospelfest to benefit Richard Allen Coalition April 21

Gospelfest with the Christian Travellers, a musical celebration, is set for 5 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, 11 King St., Georgetown. Admission for dinner and the concert is $25 per person or $40 per couple in advance, or $30 per person at the door. Cost for ages 5-12 is $13.50. Children under age 5 will be admitted free. For tickets, call Harry Crapper, 302-233-6190; Carolyn Roach, 302-856-3921; Raymond Morris, 302-362-3426; or Jane Hovington, 302-258-7182.

Society of St. Vincent dePaul accepting donations 

The Society of St. Vincent dePaul is accepting donations to help community members meet basic needs such as heating oil, food, rent, electricity, medications, and bus tickets and gasoline to enable parents to get to work. Seaford's Our Lady of Lourdes conference of the SVdP serves all the towns and unincorporated areas of western Sussex County, as well as Hurlock and Federalsburg, Md. Financial gifts can be mailed to: SVdP, P.O. Box 719, Seaford, DE 19973. Make checks payable to the Society of St. Vincent dePaul, OLL. For more information, contact Lynne Betts at at 302-265-5602.

Compassionate Friends support group meets second Thursdays

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help group offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m., the second Thursday of the month at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth. For more information, contact Marge LaFond at 302-930-3344.