Faith Briefs Fall 2019

October 16, 2019

Long Neck UMC seeks craft vendors for Nov. 16 fair

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

Concert at Cedar Neck Church set Oct. 20

The Bay City Singers from Maryland will perform at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, at Cedar Neck Church, 21137 Cedar Beach Road, Milford. The is a free concert. All are welcome. Love offering donations are appreciated.

Providence UMC to host pancake supper Oct. 18

Providence United Methodist Church of Georgetown will host a pancake supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18. Donations will be accepted. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. The church is at 24969 Shortly Road, about 2 miles west of the Delaware State Police barracks on Route 113. For more information, call 302-856-6178 or 302-542-6171.

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 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 masses 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 Beach 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. “The 125th Anniversary 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

Unity to meet Oct. 20

Unity Spiritual Center meets at 10 a.m. Sundays. Vocalist Janie Womack will provide the music for the service Sunday, Oct. 20. Study will continue of the Rev. Eric Butterworth's book, "Spiritual Economics, The Principles and Process of True Prosperity." Unity meets at 98 Rudder Road, Suite 1-A, Millsboro. For more information, 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 & 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. 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, enjoy something different in Dover and support a great cause.”

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.

Men’s Day at Burton Chapel AMEC Oct. 27

Burton Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Milton will hold its Annual Men’s Day at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27.  The Rev. George Edwards and members of Friendship Baptist Church will be guests. Under the direction of Pastor Wassetta Moses, the church is 29632 Eagle Crest Road, Milton. For more information call 302-645-6937.

UUSD to meet Oct. 27

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., Lewes. The topic for Sunday, Oct. 27, is Yearning to Belong. For details, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or go to

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.

Respect Life presentation set Oct. 29

St. Jude the Apostle Parish will observe Respect Life Month with a panel presentation at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the parish life center. Speakers will include local resident Barbara Kelly who, while working for a doctor’s office, learned that staff had lied to her about performing abortions. Also included will be Nicole Theis, director of the Delaware Family Policy Council; the Rev. Dr. John Riley, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Smyrna, who with his wife Kim adopted a child whose father had wanted to abort; and a woman who had an abortion. There will be ample time for discussion and questions. For more information, call 302-644-7300. St Jude The Apostle is lat 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, just north of the Five Points intersection.

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 at 33106 Jolyns Way in the Angola area. 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, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. The public is invited. For more information, go to

Past life regression workshop set Nov. 9

Maria C. Castillo, LCSW, will present a program about 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 one’s 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, call Maria at 302-313-6203 or email

St. Jude Columbiettes to host hop Nov. 16

The St. Jude Columbiettes will hold their annual hop dance for charity from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Parish Life Center, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. DJ Conrad will provide the music. There will be burgers, hotdogs, fries, salad, root beer floats, sundaes and homemade cookies. Tickets are $18 sold after masses Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, and Nov. 2 and 3. For more information, call 302-684-3888.

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

Cookie walk specialty orders due Dec. 7

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Dover will host its 6th Great Christmas Cookie Walk beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Lines form early and attendees can wait indoors. They can purchase as many empty bakery boxes as they want. Gloves will be provided for picking up cookies. Box sizes are small for $8, medium $14, and large $25. Boxes hold from 1 to 4 lbs. of cookies. After purchasing empty boxes, guests enter the great hall to select from hundreds of freshly baked, handmade Christmas cookies. At the end of the walk, boxes must close completely.  Preorders will be accepted through Thursday, Dec. 12.  Specialty orders must be in by Saturday, Dec. 7.  Cookie trays will also be available for $50.  Preorders can be picked up by appointment or on the day of the sale. The event helps the church support the greater Dover community. The address is 425 N. DuPont Highway, Dover. For more information, call 302-670-9599 or 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.