Faith Briefs June 2019

June 12, 2019

Christ’s Church to welcome guest preachers

The Rev. Martha A. Tankard, pastor of Christ’s Church, 20583 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson, will welcome Pastor Ronald Hall as guest preacher at 7 p.m., Friday, June 14. Bishop Levin Bailey will serve as guest preacher at 7 p.m., Friday, June 21. On Sunday, June 23, Pastor Michael Wright of Eden, Md., will be the guest preacher for a 3 p.m. service. For more information, call the church at 302-945-8959.

Family fun night at Peninsula church June 21

The Life Kids Ministry of Peninsula Community Church in Selbyville will host a family fun night at 6 p.m., Friday, June 21. The fun night of games and activities for kids and adults will also include ice cream with some very special toppings. Those who will attend are asked to sign up in the church foyer or online at so organizers can plan accordingly.

Young Adults of Israel UMC to celebrate June 23

The Young Adults of Israel United Methodist Church will be celebrating their 48th anniversary with the Messengers in concert at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at the church at 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes A love offering and church offering will be accepted.

UUSD to meet June 23

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m., Sundays, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy. (Route 9) near Lewes. The topic Sunday, June 23, will be Don’t Throw Out the Baby with the Bath Water. Many UUs have come from other religions that had strict creedal requirements and beliefs that ceased to make sense as they matured into adulthood. In rejecting the beliefs of their youth, many rely on scientific truths — those that can be measured and explained. Member Barbara Barnette will share her thoughts on why there may be great value in holding on to some of the beliefs and rituals of youth, even some that defy logic. For more information, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or go to

Spirituality series topic to be prayer June 27

The Summer Spirituality Series at St. Peter's Episcopal Church continues at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 27, in the parish hall at 211 Mulberry St., Lewes.

The presenter will be Christina Brennan Lee, author of “The Shape of Prayer: Finding Your Fit.” She will discuss how and why people prayer, and various styles of prayer. 

Lee has an master’s degree in religious studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. A native Delawarean, she has been a consultant, facilitator, trainer, program developer and director, and more, in secular and church areas around the country from Sewanee, Tenn., to Trinity Wall Street, to New Zealand, Haiti and Rehoboth Beach, as director of Memorial House.  She has been writing the prayers of the people for The Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew in Wilmington for nearly six years. To view the prayers and short commentary she posts each week, go to

Free ice cream from King's Ice Cream will be served after the presentation. 

Fish fry and yard sale in Milford June 29

St. Paul United Methodist Church will be having a fish fry and yale beginning at 7 a.m., Saturday, June 29. There will be fried fish, hot dogs, hamburgers and more. Clothes, household items and more will be available for sale. The events are sponsored by the gospel choir. For more information, call 302-422-0709. St. Paul is at 300 North St, Milford.

Miracle Angels of Israel UMC to host yard sale June 29

The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church will sponsor the annual charity yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 29, in the church parking lot at 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes. All proceeds will benefit the Patient Special Needs Fund at Tunnell Cancer Center at Beebe Healthcare. 

St. Peter’s VBS registration due July 7

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host Vacation Bible School in conjunction with St. Georges’s AME and All Saints’ Episcopal, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 20. The one-day-only event will include fun, games, team building and Bible stories. Lunch is included. Registration is $15 for one child and $25 for a family. Registration forms are available in the church hall, and on St. Peter’s website. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, July 7. Forms should be dropped at the church office or or mailed to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 464, Lewes, DE 19958. Volunteers are needed. All are welcome. For more information, contact Chris Miller-Marcin or go to

Vacation Bible School at Long Neck UMC set July 8-12

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, for children ages 3 to 12. To Mars and Beyond is this year’s theme. Dinner begins at 5:30, blast-off begins at 6:15, and the evening ends at 8:30. For more information or to register, go to or call 302-945-9453. All are welcome.

Parish of St. Ann to host bazaar Aug. 1-3

The Parish of St. Ann will host its 39th Annual Bazaar Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 1 to 3, at 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach.

Admission is a $5 donation at the door for premiere night, from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1. Those who arrive early get the best choices. The bazaar will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday.

A silent auction will also open Aug.1 and end with the closing bell at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3. There will be a cash raffle drawing at 12:15 p.m., Saturday.

Family and friends can enjoy a shopping extravaganza and great food. Vendors in three large buildings plus a tented area will sell new and gently used handpicked treasures. There will be linens, jewelry, small appliances, housewares, kitchenware, Christmas items, religious, books, hand-painted items, toys, bikes, furniture, gardening items, outdoor furniture, tools and more. For a lunch break, there will be sausage subs, barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, root beer floats and more. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

For more information, email or call 410-790-7669.

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.