Faith & Spirituality Briefs

July 18, 2017

Summer mass schedule at St. Jude to change Aug. 19

St. Jude The Apostle Church mass schedule until Sunday, Aug. 13, includes Saturday masses at 4:30 and  6 p.m. in the church and 4:45 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. On Sunday, masses will be at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the church and 10:15 a.m. in the Parish Life Center. Starting Saturday, Aug. 19 and until Labor Day weekend, the extra masses in the Parish Life Center will be discontinued; church mass schedule will remain the same. The church is at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. For more information, call the parish office at 302-644-7300.

New Covenant Presbyterian to hold Sunday service on Rehoboth Beach

New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Kings Hwy., Lewes, has added a one-hour Sunday service for the month of July starting at 8:30 a.m. on the beach at the end of Rehoboth Avenue. For more information, go to or call 302-644-6800. 

Unitarian Universalists to meet July 23
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 23. The topic will be What If God Was One of Us? Anni Wood, UUSD member, said, “One of the beauties of UU congregations is the lack of expectation regarding how we each consider the possibility of mystery. What if God is the sunset, a poem, the song of the wind, or the laughter of a child?” The church is at  30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Route 9), Lewes, two miles west of Route 1. For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to

Unity to meet July 23

Unity of Rehoboth Beach will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 23 and continue its Summer Series, Harry Potter & the 12 Spiritual Powers. The topic will be the spiritual power of life. Life is the energy that propels all forms to action. Life is also the ability to stay young at heart and the capacity to shift attention from the quantity of life to the quality of life. The church meets at 98 Rudder Road, Long Neck. For more information, go to

Vacation Bible School at East Gate church set July 24-28
East Gate Presbyterian Church in Long Neck will hold a Vacation Bible School program from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 24-28, for children ages 4 to 11, to learn about Jesus the Redeemer. The address is 33806 Church Lane in Long Neck. For more information, call 302-945-5498. Registration will be held Monday, July 24, at the church.
Heavenly Luncheon set at Ocean View Presbyterian July 26-27
Ocean View Presbyterian's Sewing Circle will host its annual Heavenly Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 26 and 27. Culinary delights will include California chicken salad, pasta salad, Caesar salad, rolls, fresh local fruit, homemade iced tea, and chocolate and butterscotch brownies. Each year the luncheon is scheduled with the South Coastal Library's Beach and Bay Cottage Tour. Cost is $12 per person with ample free parking, fast service and delicious, fresh food. Carryout is also available. Live piano music by church organist Kathy Rhodes will entertain diners.
All proceeds support local missions including Tunnell Cancer Center and Meals on Wheels. The church is at 67 Central Ave., Ocean View. For more information, call Liz Hobler at 302-541-0487 or go to
Vacation Bible School at St. Peter’s Lewes to begin July 31
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lewes will offer Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 31 to Thursday, Aug. 3, for ages 3 to grade 5. Older children are welcome to come as helpers. This year's theme is Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love. Cost is $15 per child or $25 per family max and includes a T-shirt and dinner each evening. Some scholarships are available. The facilities are handicapped accessible. For more information or to register, go to or contact Lorri Camilleri at 302-645-8479, Ext. 202, or
St. Jude book club to meet Aug. 9
“A Jesuit Off Broadway” by Father James Martin, SJ, is the August selection for the Parish Book Club of St. Jude The Apostle Church. A discussion will take place  at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the Religious Education Center. The book gives a front-row seat to Martin's six months with the LAByrinth Theater Co. and shows what it is like to share the faith with a largely secular group of people and discover that the sacred and the secular are not always that far apart. Copies of the book are available in the parish library as well as on St. Jude The Apostle Church is on Route 1 just north at Tulip Drive north of Five Points. For more information, call 302-644-7413.
Gospel sing out will be Aug. 12 in Millsboro

The Men of St. John Second Baptist Church in Millsboro will hold a gospel sing-out at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12. All are welcome. The church is at 26602 Mount Joy Road, Millsboro.

Sandwich Thursdays for kids set at Milton church through Aug. 31

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Milton, will provide free sack lunches for hungry kids from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays, June 22 until Aug. 31, at the parish's vacant lot across Wharton Street from the parish parking lot. The sack lunch will include a lunchmeat sandwich, a piece of fruit, a sweet and a bottle of water, and will be available to go or may be enjoyed there at a table under a tent. The Sandwich Thursdays project is the work of the parish's outreach committee. The idea was conceived by committee member Clara Escobar. "Many children rely on school lunches, which are not available to them in the summer," said Escobar. "Our parish wants to step up and help fill that need - and those hungry stomachs." Tents, tables and a large banner will be erected at the grassy lot located just behind Gustafson's Clock and Watch Repair. Inclement weather will relocate the event to the parish hall. For more information and directions, go to

Groome UMC holds contemporary service Saturdays during summer

During the summer, Groome United Methodist Church at the corner of Savannah Road and Dewey Avenue in Lewes will hold Anchor of Hope weekly summer contemporary worship services at 5 p.m., Saturdays in fellowship hall. There will be social time after the service. Friends, family and neighbors are welcome to share in an hour of worship and praise, and to hear an inspired spiritual message from Pastor Will Crossan.  

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.