Faith & Spirituality Briefs

September 13, 2017

Prayer breakfast at Upper Room Church set Sept. 16

Upper Room Church, 39 N Walnut St., Milford, will hold a prayer breakfast at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. Guest preacher will be Prophetess Beth Morris. Donations $12. For more information, call 302-462-1462 or 302-430-3758.

Marriage workshop set at East Gate Presbyterian Sept. 16

The Delmarva Bible Institute announced a workshop, The Two Shall Be One: Bringing God Glory In Marriage, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at East Gate Presbyterian Church in Millsboro. Topics to be covered are God's purpose for marriage; learning to communicate with the spouse God gave you; leave and cleave: blend or co-depend; and finishing well - empty nest and retirement. The address is 34806 Church Lane, Millsboro. Preregistration is requested. For more information or to register, go to or call 302-945-0633.

Christ’s Church to host Family & Friends Day Sept. 17

The Harris, Paynter, Tankard/Weatherly Family & Friends Day will be celebrated with a service at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, at Christ’s Church, 20583 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson. The Rev. Martha A. Tankard, pastor, will welcome guest preacher Pastor Deborah Lewis of Faith Tabernacle in Centreville, Md. For details, call the church, 302-945-8959.

Mount Zion AME sets 117th anniversary celebration Sept. 17

Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church announced its schedule for the 117th Church Anniversary Celebration Sunday, Sept. 17. Traditional worship service with the Rev. Sonja L. Ayers, pastor, begins at 10 a.m. A fellowship luncheon will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Ronniere Robinson, pastor of Bethel AME Church in Smyrna, will be the guest preacher for the 3 p.m. service. All are welcome. The church address is 18211 Beach Highway, Route 16, Ellendale. For more information, call 302-422-5808.

Zoar UMC to hold outdoor worship Sept. 17

Zoar United Methodist Church is having an outdoor worship service at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, in the historic grove where camp meetings were held 100 years ago. This year the worship will be led by the Evans Family from Pocomoke, Md. The service will be followed by a potluck picnic. Attendees should bring a dish to share at the picnic, and a lawn chair for the worship time. Zoar is at 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro. Pastor Martha Callaway is the minister. For more information, contact Mary Catherine at 302-934-7007.

Unitarian Universalists to meet Sept. 17

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold a Peace Week service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 17. Don Peterson, UUSD member, said, “Has there ever been a time when the call for peace, internationally and here at home, has been more important?” UUSD will explore the meaning of peace and focus on the things to do in daily living to promote a culture of peace. The church is at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Route 9), Lewes, two miles west of Coastal Highway. For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to

Unity to meet Sept. 17

Unity of Rehoboth Beach will discuss leadership in its various forms at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 17. The church is at 98 Rudder Road, Long Neck. For more information, go to

Pancake supper at Providence UMC set Sept. 22

Providence United Methodist Church in Georgetown will hold a pancake supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22. Donations welcome. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. The address is 24969 Shortly Road, 2 miles west of the Route 113 Delaware State Police barracks. For more information call 302-856-6178 or 302-542-6171.

Spaghetti dinner set Sept. 22 at St. George’s in Harbeson

St. George's Chapel will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, in the parish hall, 20274 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson. Cost of $10 for adults and $4 for children under 12 includes spaghetti, salad, drinks, and homemade desserts. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard/Riverdale.

Walk for the Homeless set in Rehoboth Sept. 23

The United Methodist Women of Faith United Methodist Church will be hosting the 11th Annual Walk for the Homeless at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, starting at Delaware Avenue on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Everyone is invited to walk for this worthy cause. All monetary donations will help support three agencies: Casa San Francisco (Catholic Charities) in Milton, Crisis House in Georgetown, and Home of the Brave veterans shelter in Milford. 

Back to school event at New Life Bible Fellowship Sept. 23

New Life Bible Fellowship Church in Long Neck is having a Back to School - Back to Church event at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23. There will be free school supplies, snacks, moon bounce and games for all ages. A bonfire with s'mores and hot dogs will be held, weather permitting. The event is free. The church is at 24771 Cannon Road, Long Neck. For more information, contact pastor Andy Barnes at 302-945-8145 or go to

Trinity Baptist Church to begin series on spiritual gifts Sept. 24

Trinity Baptist Church will begin a new sermon series exploring spiritual gifts at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 24. "Every saved person has at least one, often multiple spiritual gifts," said Pastor Cameron Swain. The church meets in the conference room of the Hampton Inn Hotel at 18826 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, call 302-382-7150 or go to

Hebron MP Church Homecoming to be held Sept. 24

Hebron Methodist Protestant Church, 18282 Seashore Hwy., Georgetown, will hold its Homecoming celebration at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24. All are welcome. The church is 129 years old. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish; the church will provide fried chicken. For more information, call 302-684-3197.

Parish book club to meet at St. Jude Oct. 11

“A Far Journey” by Abraham Rihbany is the October selection of the Parish Book Club of St. Jude The Apostle Church. A book discussion will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Religious Education Center. Rihbany, author of “The Syrian Christ” and other books about religion and politics, felt compelled in this 1914 autobiography to share his story of the opportunities that the United States offers immigrants. As an Eastern Mediterranean immigrant, he arrived in New York in debt and nearly penniless. He went on to become a respected clergyman and nationally recognized community leader in America.

Two copies of the book are available to borrow for a one-week loan from the parish library. The book can also be purchased on in Kindle and paperback versions. The parish library in the Religious Education center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, just north of the intersection of Route 1 and Five Points. For more information, call 302-644-7413.

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 Methodist Church in Rehoboth. For more information, contact Marge LaFond at 302-930-3344.