Faith Briefs

May 23, 2018

Columbiettes to accept yard sale donations May 25

The Msgr. Francis J. Desmond Columbiettes from St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes and the Bishop James C. Burke Columbiettes are seeking donations of gently used household goods, jewelry, seasonal decorations, CDs and books for the Strawberry Festival that will be held on the grounds of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 26. Donations will be accepted at St. Jude between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, May 25. For more information, contact Judy Smith at 302-945-1135.

Miracle Angels Charity Yard Sale set at Israel UMC May 26

The Israel United Methodist Church Miracle Angels Charity Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 26, in the Israel UMC parking lot at 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes. All proceeds will benefit the Patient Special Needs Fund at Tunnell Cancer Center, Lewes. There will be great bargains and fellowship, and participants together will make a difference in cancer survivors’ recovery journeys.

Strawberry Festival set May 26

The Msgr. Francis Desmond Columbiettes and the James C. Burke Columbiettes will present the annual Strawberry Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 26, at St. Jude the Apostle Church on Route 1 north of Lewes. There will be strawberry shortcake, assorted foods, a silent auction, craft tables, vendors and lots of fun for everyone. Raffle tickets will also be on sale for a first prize of $1,000; second prize of a weekend in Ocean City, Md.; and third prize of a family cooler valued at $250. For more information on renting an outside space at the festival, call Bonnie at 302-280-5795.

Flower Communion at UUSD May 27

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m., Sundays at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., Lewes. Flower Communion is Sunday, May 27. Attendees are asked bring a flower to the service to celebrate the beauty and individuality of all in this historic Unitarian ritual. For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to

Unity to remember loved ones May 27

In recognition of Memorial Day, Unity Spiritual Center members will take time to remember all beings who have taken a part of their hearts when they left this realm at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 27.  Members are asked to bring a memento of their loved one for the altar. The address is 98 Rudder Road, Millsboro, off Long Neck Road at Sea Farers Village.

All Saints’ to offer Memorial Day service May 28

A Memorial Day Requiem Eucharist service will be offered at 9 a.m., Monday, May 28, at All Saints’ Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach to honor all U.S. armed forces members who lost their lives in service to their nation and its citizens. This service will feature moving prayers, patriotic hymns, and special choir music. All Saints’ parishioner Col. H. W. “Buzz” Buse, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), will deliver a Tribute to the Fallen as part of the service. All Saints’ Church has an open table and all are invited for Holy Communion.  For more information call the parish office at 302-227-7202.

Rummage sale at Lewes Presbyterian May 31-June 2

The Kelly Class Annual Rummage Sale will be held at Lewes Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1. Bag Day is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 2, when all items shoppers can put in a plastic grocery bag will be $1, or $2 for a tall kitchen bag. There will be clothing, shoes, scarves, jewelry, linens, furniture and more.  All monies from this sale are given to the life and work of Lewes Presbyterian Church at 133 Kings Highway, Lewes.

Christ’s Church pastor to welcome guest preacher June 1

As part of her 24th Anniversary Celebration as pastor, the Rev. Martha A. Tankard of Christ’s Church will welcome Bishop Joyce Mizzelle of Grace N’ Mercy Ministries as guest preacher for a service at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 1. The church is at 20583 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson. For more information, call 302-945-8959.

LCOS flea market set June 2 in Rehoboth

The Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach will hold an indoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 2, at 20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach (behind Big Fish Grill). Come and browse through the many attic treasures, eat a tasty lunch and take home a delicious homemade dessert from the bake sale. All sales benefit LCOS’s many outreach ministries in the community.

Zion UMC to host Albert Lank Memorial Hymn Sing June 3

The second annual Albert Lank Memorial Hymn Sing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 3, at Zion United Methodist Church on Broadkill Road in Milton. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow in the church hall. For more information,  contact Katie Joseph at or find Zion UMC on Facebook.

St. Jude the Apostle Book Club to meet June 13

“Redemptoris Missio” by Pope St. John Paul II is the selection of the Parish Book Club of St. Jude The Apostle Church for discussion at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, in the Religious Education Center  Deacon Scott will facilitate. Originally published in 1990, “Mission of the Redeemer” recalls the church to its primary mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. It responds to questions today regarding the relevance of missionary work and the role of the laity in missionary activity.

Two copies of the encyclical are available to borrow for a one-week loan from the parish library. Copies are also available for downloading on the Vatican website and for purchase on The church is at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, just north of the intersection of Route 1 and Five Points. For more information and a list of the 2018 book titles and discussion dates, call 302-644-7413.

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.