Faith Briefs August 2019

August 14, 2019

Westminster Presbyterian holds 8:30 a.m. services through August

Early risers can take advantage of lighter traffic to attend an 8:30 a.m. service at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 301 King Charles Ave. in Rehoboth, one block from the beach. The service is open to members, friends and visitors through the end of August. For more information, go to

St. Jude seeks Aug. 24 craft show applications 

St. Jude The Apostle Church in Lewes is accepting applications from crafters to participate in its Eighth Annual Car and Craft Show set for Saturday, Aug. 24, in the air-conditioned Parish Life Center. Electricity is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and an application, contact Frank Walder at (preferred contact) or 302-684-1892. Limited spaces are available.

Miracle Angels of Israel UMC to host chicken and fish dinner Aug. 17

The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church will sell platters of fried chicken, barbecued chicken or fried fish (reserved by phone call) starting at 12 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Rabbit’s Ferry Community Center, 19112 Robinsonville Road, Lewes. Meals will include two sides, roll, dessert and soda for $12 per platter. Guests may eat in or take out. To order fish platters only, call Katina at 302-236-8654. Sponsors are Chef Peter Chandler and Katina Gooch. Proceeds support the Miracle Angels’ charity mission for the Patient Special Needs Fund at Tunnell Cancer Center, Lewes.

Men Sing Out at St. John 2nd Baptist Aug. 17

St. John 2nd Baptist Church in Millsboro, under the direction of Pastor Annie J. Custis, announced Men Sing Out, a performance by the male choir, will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17. Choirs, soloists and quartet groups will perform. Dinner will be served starting at 3 p.m. The address is 26602 Mount Joy Road. For more information, call James Holmes at 302-841-852 or Terry Nock at 302-212-6149. All are welcome. 

First Millsboro SDA to host community fun day Aug. 18

All are invited to First Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church for a Community Parking Lot Fun Day from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18. There will be fried fish, other food and drinks and an ice cream truck. A book bag giveaway will be held for school-age children, first-come, first-served, and accompanied by an adult. Activities include fire truck rides, Delaware National Guard trucks, bouncy house, slide, exercise class by Diane and walking class by ShaRon. Delaware Technical Community College representatives will explain the Early Bird Program. There will be estate planning, pre-arranged funeral services, will preparation and life insurance information, singing from Sussex Community Gospel Choir, Conley United Methodist Church Anthem Choir, St. John Baptist Combined Choir. Attendees may bring their own lawn chairs. Giveways will be held for men’s, women’s, girls’ and boys’ clothing, shoes and more. The address is 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro.

Unitarian Universalists to meet Aug. 18

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, an inclusive religious community, meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, at the church at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Route 9, in Lewes. The importance of rest will be the topic Sunday, Aug. 18. For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to

Lewes Presbyterian to host pizza and movie Aug. 18

The public is invited to a movie and pizza night at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18, at Lewes Presbyterian Church. “Run the Race” is set against the backdrop of high school football in a small Southern town, where viewers see two brothers with two different world views face escalating problems. The PG-rated movie will be followed by a pizza dinner at about 5:45 p.m. Child care will be provided. The church is at 133 Kings Highway in Lewes, with free parking off Franklin Avenue. For more information, call 302-645-5345 or go to

Burton Chapel to host concert Aug. 18

Christian Travelers will perform a concert at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18, at Burton Chapel AME Church, 29632 Eagles Crest Road, Milton. The church is under the direction of Pastor Wassetta Moses. For more information, call 302-645-6937.

Unity to meet Aug. 18

Unity Spiritual Center meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, at 98 Rudder Road, Suite 1-A, Millsboro, off Long Neck Road in front of Sea Esta Motel. This week, Unity will take a break from its “Wizard of Oz” exploration to welcome back the Rev. Stephanie Seigh for a visioning workshop and lesson. For more information, go to

St. Paul to host Back to School Revival Aug. 21

St. Paul United Methodist Church will hold a Back to School Revival at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21. The guest preacher will be Pastor Pamela Hazzard of For His Glory Ministries, Milton. The theme is He Lives, Christ Jesus Lives Today. All adults and school-age children are welcome to attend and be revived. For more information, call 302-422-0709. The address is 300 North St., Milford.

St. George AME to host Maull-Robinson Day Aug. 25

Maull-Robinson Family & Friends Day will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at St. George African Methodist Episcopal Church, 317 Park Ave., Lewes. All are welcome. Dinner will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the church. A service will follow at 3 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. Deborah McCaffity, pastor, will welcome guest preacher Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, presiding prelate of the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which encompasses over 500 churches in Georgia.

Jackson, a native of Dover, earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Delaware State University in 1976. He was elected and consecrated the 132nd bishop of the AME Church in 2012. He has served as chairman of the Social Action Commission of the AME Church and is the current chairman of the Commission on Colleges, Universities and Seminaries.

For more information, call St. George AME at 302-645-5413.

Family fun event at Long Neck UMC Aug. 25

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host a free family fun fest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25. Lunch will be served at noon. There will be lots of water and lots of things to do. Activities include a dolphin water slide, dunk tank, water games and a tot zone, plus crafts, face painting, temporary tattoos and a bubble table. Long Neck UMC is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. For more information, call 302-945-9453.

St. Jude car show, craft and bake sale set Aug. 24

St. Jude The Apostle Church in Lewes will host its annual car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, in its parking lot adjacent to Route 1 northbound. A large selection of classic vehicles will be displayed in showroom condition. A craft show and bake sale will be held in the air-conditioned Parish Life Center. Attendees may also bring their old jewelry, gold, silver and platinum coins, old paper money, old family flatware, gold timepieces, diamonds and other gems, to meet with reps from IGC Metals who will be prepared to purchase at the show.

Apostle of the Holy Shroud to present at St. Jude Aug. 27

Don Nohs, Apostle of the Holy Shroud, Society of the Holy Face of Jesus president, and Confraternity of the Passion member, will give a presentation on Encountering Jesus in His Holy Shroud, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, at  St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes. Attendees can see a life-size replica of one of the greatest relics of Christendom, and learn what faith and science reveal about it. Music will be provided by Marty Rotella. St. Jude is off Route 1 northbound, just south of the Nassau Bridge. For more information, call 302-644-7300.

Miracle Angels of Israel UMC to host yard sale Aug. 31

The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, in the church parking lot at 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes. Proceeds support the Miracle Angels’ charity mission for the Patient Special Needs Fund at Tunnell Cancer Center, Lewes.

St. Paul and Wesley to host communion and cookout Sept. 1

St. Paul United Methodist Church will hold a joint communion service and cookout with Wesley Chapel UMC and the community at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 1. All are welcome to nourish soul and body. Various booths will provide health and other information. For details, call 302-422-0709. The address is 300 North St., Milford.

St. Jude book club to meet Sept. 11

The September selection of St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club is “The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Soldier, Priest and Korean War Hero,” by Roy Wenzl.  A book discussion will take place in the Christian Formation Center at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11. Through firsthand experiences of the men who were imprisoned with him during the Korean War, Wenzl relates the story of Emil Kapaun, the son of Czech immigrant farmers in Kansas. Kapaun leaves an ordinary and humble background to become a priest, soldier and Korean War hero who is awarded the Medal of Honor. He is currently recognized by the Vatican as a Servant of God in the process toward canonization as a saint. Two copies of the book are available to borrow from the parish library. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. For more information and a list of 2019 book titles and discussion dates, contact the Christian Formation office at 302-644-7413.  

Groome UMC seeks choir singers and bell players

Groome United Methodist Church at 601 Savannah Road in Lewes is seeking new people to join its Chime (bell) Choir and Adult Vocal Choir. Participants need not be Groome members, and help is available for newcomers. For more information, call 302-645-6256 and leave a message for Chris Myers, musical director.

Delaware Law Enforcement for Christ meets monthly in Dover

Delaware Law Enforcement for Christ is an organization seeking to meet the spiritual needs of all who are involved in law enforcement in Delaware. DLEFC is here to help anyone who works in any law enforcement field, as well as their families, to deal with the stress of the job through counseling, prayer and having a relationship with Christ. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 1001 S. Bradford St., Suite 10, Dover. For more information, go to and submit contact information or call 347-528-1844. Anyone who is involved in law enforcement or is a family member of someone in Delaware law enforcement, and is a Christian, is welcome to become a member.

Grief support ministry meets Mondays

The Lewes Charge (Faith and Israel United Methodist Churches) Grief Support Ministry meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday at the Rabbit's Ferry Community Center, 19112 Robinsonville Road, Lewes. For more information, contact  Ralph Gooch at 302-505-4009 or Katina Gooch at 302-236-8654.

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.