Faith Briefs Fall 2019

October 2, 2019

Long Neck UMC seeks craft vendors

Long Neck United Methodist Church seeks craft vendors for its Christmas fair, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. Vendor rental fee is $10 per table. The address is 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. To obtain a registration form, call 302-945-9453. For more information, go to

Bethel UMC to host craft fair, fall festival Oct. 5

The Third Annual Fall Festival and sale of crafts and collectibles will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Oct. 5, in the Fellowship Hall of Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth St., Lewes. Admission is free to the public and offerings will include art, jewelry, décor, clothing, food and more. All proceeds will benefit Immanuel Shelter and other local charities.

UUSD animal blessing service set Oct. 6

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, at the church at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., Lewes. two miles west of the Coastal Hwy. The Sunday, Oct. 6 service will include blessing of the animals. For details, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or visit

Homecoming set Oct. 6 at Providence UMC

Providence United Methodist Church will hold its annual Homecoming Service at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at 24969 Shortly Road, Georgetown, about 2 miles west of the state police troop.

Guest speaker is Pastor Karen Mumford; special music will be provided by Gerald Hitchens and Ralph Mitchell. A covered dish dinner will take place after the service. Call 302-856-6178 or 302-542-6171 for more information.

Revival concert at Long Neck UMC Oct. 6

Real Truth Revival will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at Long Neck United Methodist Church. A love offering will be taken. The address is 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. For more information, contact the church office at 302-945-9453 or go to

Homecoming at Indian Mission UMC Oct. 6

Indian Mission United Methodist Church will celebrate its 66th Annual Homecoming at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6. Guest speaker will be Pastor Leza Smack of Gumboro and Carey's United Methodist churches. Music will be rendered by the Evans Family of Pocomoke City, Md. Fellowship dinner will follow at the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company in Oak Orchard. Everyone is welcome. For more details or directions, call 302-945-0830 or 302-934-7779. For more information, go to

Long Neck UMC chicken BBQ set Oct. 12

The Youth Group at Long Neck United Methodist Church will host a Chicken BBQ Fundraiser at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. Tickets are $8 per platter, which includes a half chicken, roll, pickle, baked beans and choice of soda or bottle of water. Setup will be in front of the church. For details, call the church office, 302-945-9453.

Women’s workshop at St. John 2nd Baptist Oct. 12

St. John 2nd Baptist Church, under the direction of the Rev. Annie Jane Custis, will host a women’s workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. The Rev. Wanda Hopkins will preach. A continental breakfast will be served. Donations of $10 are suggested. The church is at 26602 Mount Joy Road, Millsboro. For more information, contact Paula Pinkett, Women’s Ministry president, at 302-228-6284 or Jerilyn Holmes, vice president, at 302-841-8504.

Concerts at Cedar Neck Church set Oct. 13, 20

Cedar Neck Church will host two concerts in October. The Anchormen will travel from North Carolina to perform at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. The Bay City Singers from Maryland will be performing at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20. These are free concerts. All are welcome. Love offering donations are appreciated. Cedar Neck Church is located at 21137 Cedar Beach Road, Milford.

Harvest day and Drive Your Tractor to Church service set Oct. 13

Israel United Methodist Church will host its Annual Harvest Day and Drive Your Tractor to Church worship service at 9 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. All tractors and farm equipment are welcome to join the parade of tractors starting line up at 8 a.m. at the Rabbit's Ferry Community Center, 19112 Robinsonville Road, Lewes, and proceed to the church for the blessings of the tractors and drivers in the church parking lot prior to the  a.m. worship service. Participants may wear farm-style attire. The United Methodist Women's Ministry of Israel U.M. Church invites everyone to bring canned goods or non-perishable goods in support of the sister church Faith United Methodist’s soup kitchen ministry in Rehoboth Beach. Fellowship will follow at the Rabbit's Ferry Community Center. 

Coolspring Presbyterian to hold Homecoming Oct. 13

Coolspring Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 293rd Homecoming Sunday, Oct. 13, during the 9:30 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Susannah Tulloch, a former Coolspring pastor, will be the guest preacher.  The congregation invites the community to attend worship, and enjoy refreshments and fellowship afterward in the community hall. The church is at 28843 Log Cabin Hill Road at Josephs Road, Lewes. For details, call 302-703-2545, or email

Family and friends Day set Oct. 13 at Burton Chapel 

Burton Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a Family and Friends Day service at 3:30 p.m, Sunday, Oct. 13. Pastor Wassetta Moses  will welcome the Rev. Annie Custis and members of St. John 2nd Baptist Church as honored guests. Burton Chapel is at 29632 Eagle Crest Road, Milton. For more information, call 302-645-6937. 

One God, One Voice Choir to perform Oct. 13 in Rehoboth

Westminster Presbyterian Church, will welcome the One God, One Voice Choir from Frederick, Md., for a performance at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. This is a multi-denominational choir that has been performing for over 20 years in the U.S. and Europe. They have sung at The White House and The Mormon Tabernacle Visitors Center, and on tours in Austria, Italy, France and Germany.  While in Rehoboth, they will also sing for several retirement and nursing facilities. Westminster’s choir will join in singing with this outstanding group in what will surely be an uplifting worship service. Westminster Presbyterian Church is at 301 King Charles  Ave., Rehoboth Beach; call 302-227-2109.

UUSD to explore universal acceptance Oct. 13

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., Lewes. The topic for Sunday, Oct. 13 is  Universal Acceptance. For details, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or visit

German dinner at St. George’s Chapel Oct. 18

The Dragons Men’s Group at St. George’s Chapel will hold a German dinner as a fundraiser to benefit local charities Friday, Oct. 18. Seatings will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $13.00 for adults.The menu is sauerkraut-bratwurst appetizer ball, chicken or pork schnitzel, braised red cabbage, cheesy spaetzle with caramelized onions, and apple and tart cherry strudel. Live German music will be the entertainment. To reserve advance tickets, call Gary Kriezer at 302-519-8127. St. George’s Chapel is on Beaver Dam Road, Route 23, in Harbeson. For more information, go to

Jazz mass set Oct. 19-20

“The 125th Anniversary Jazz Mass” was written in 2017 especially for the Episcopal Parish of All Saints’ Church and St. George’s Chapel by New York City composer Angelo diLoreto to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of All Saints' Church in Rehoboth Beach. The jazz masses are held in conjunction with the Rehoboth Jazz Festival and feature the parish choir, the Hood College Chamber Singers of Frederick, Md., with Director Lynn Staininger, and Andrea Wood and her ensemble, all under the direction of Jackson Borges. Jazz mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at All Saints' Church in Rehoboth Beach and at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 20 at St. George's Chapel in Harbeson. For more information, call 302-227-7202 or go to

Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship Conference set Oct. 19

Write For a Reason, the Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship Conference, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at Crossroad Community Church, 20864 State Forest Road, Georgetown.

Keynote speaker Gayle Roper wil present two workshops on Building Blocks of Fiction. Additional workshop presenters and topics will be Art Doakes, teacher and coach at Sussex Academy in Georgetown, on Exercise Your Right to Write: Fit Writing and Speaking; award-winning writer Michele Chynoweth, It Takes One to Know One: Characters; award-winning journalist Jan Woodard, Journal Thru Fire: Cancer Warrior; and Virginia Leedy Catley, coordinator of the speaker’s bureau for Sussex County Genealogical Society, on Genealogy Tips.

The conference is open to all and includes a continental breakfast and lunch, plus door prizes. Registration fee is $50, or $30 for senior citizens and students. For more information or to register, go to or call Betty Kasperski at 302-381-3198.

’Water Jars’ Women of the Bible story set Oct. 19

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host actress Anita Gutschick for a performance of “Water Jars,” featuring Rebekah, Woman at the Well, and Ruth, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Gutschick portrays women of the Bible to inspire and breathe life into ancient voices. A light lunch will follow. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth ages 10-16. Reservations are requested; call 302-945-9453. Tickets will be available at the door. The address is 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. For more information, go to and

UUSD to discuss empathy Oct. 20

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., Lewes. The topic for Sunday, Oct. 20  is empathy. For details, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or go to

Pipe organ concert at St. Paul’s Oct. 20

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Georgetown will commemorate the 100th anniversary of its pipe organ installation with a concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20. Performers will be Jackson Borges, director of music and organist at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Rehoboth, and Kevin Chamberlain, director of music and organist at Avenue Methodist Church in Milford. Mary Ann Torkelson, director of music and organist at St. Paul’s will also play several congregational hymns. The church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is located on the comer of Pine and Academy streets in Georgetown. A reception will follow the concert.

Oct. 26 costume party to support transportation for those in need 

TAG Events will present the Hallows Comedy and Costume Party at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 113 N. West St., Dover. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Church of Laugh Live. Tickets are $30 per person.

Stephanie Green, owner of TAG Events, a Dover-based special events company, said “Proceeds from the Hallows Comedy & Costume Party will support Triple J Your Way, a local transportation company that transports homeless and displaced children to and from school and medical appointments, as well as elderly and Medicaid patients to and from medical appointments.

“The event gives participants a way to have fun, and enjoy something different in Dover and support a great cause,” said Green.

Church of Laugh Live will be performing the comedy event and DJ Dilemma from Philadelphia will be at the afterparty. Tickets are sold on Eventbrite and the code “press” can be used for discounted tickets.

For more information, call TAG Events at 347-674-1844 or go to

Long Neck UMC to host fall festival Oct. 26

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host a fall festival from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday Oct. 26, and trunk ‘n’ treat starting at 4:15 p.m. Free fun for all ages will include games, prizes, food, crafts and tot zone. The address is 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. For more information, contact the church office at 302-945-9453.

Burton Family Day at Israel UMC Oct. 27

Israel United Methodist Church will host the Annual Burton Family Day at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27. Guest speaker will be Joseph Arnold Sr. of Atlanta and the Burton grandchildren will render the songs of praise. Fellowship will follow at the Rabbit's Ferry Community Center, 19112 Robinsonville Road, Lewes. Israel UMC is at  20230 Plantation Road, Lewes. For more information, call Sandra Neal 302-381-4634.

Conley’s UMC to host trunks for treats Oct. 31

Safe and child-friendly trick-or-treating will take place in the parking lot adjacent to Conley’s United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. Trunks for treats features decorated auto trunks in themes that are not scary, not gory and not ghoulish, just fun.  Conley’s UMC is located at 33106 Jolyns Way in the Angola area. From Route 24, turn onto Camp Arrowhead Road at the Peddlers Village traffic light. Proceed one half mile to Jolyns Way on the right. (The Peddlers Village traffic light on route 24 is 4.5 miles west of Route 1 and 4 miles east of Long Neck Road.) For more information, call 302-945-1881 or go to

Holocaust survivor Anne Jaffee to speak at St. Jude Nov. 7

Father Tom Flowers has invited Holocaust survivor Anne Jaffee to speak at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church. The public is invited. St. Jude is at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. For more information, go to

Past life regression workshop set Nov. 9

Maria C. Castillo, LCSW, will present a program about these therapies and attendees will experience a past life regression in a workshop form 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Lewes Public Library. Regression to past lives and the soul state between lives uses hypnosis to tap in to ones soul memories to heal emotionally, physically and spiritually. Castillo is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist who was trained and certified in past life regression therapy by Brian Weiss, MD, author of “Many Lives, Many Masters.” She is a contributing author in his latest book “Miracles Happen.”  Cost is $50 or $55 via PayPal. Attendees are asked to bring a pillow, yoga mat or blanket, and journal. Space is limited. To reserve a spot by calling Maria at 302-313-6203 or email

Breakfast with Santa to benefit local families in need Nov. 30

Santa Claus is coming to town, and everyone is invited to join him for a buffet breakfast to benefit Christmas Joy 365 at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, at Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach. Christmas Joy 365 provides Christmas for needy children and families in the Cape Henelopen School District. The menu will include eggs, bacon and all the fixings. Tickets must be purchased in advance; go to Children under age 5 eat free. After breakfast, attendees can look over the creative entries for the Rehoboth Beach Gingerbread Contest. For more information, go to

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.