Faith Briefs July 2019

July 17, 2019

Union General Baptist convention set July 24-28

The Union General Baptist Association will convene from Wednesday to Sunday, July 24 to 28, at Friendship Baptist Church, 500 W. 4th St., Lewes. The Rev. George Edwards Sr. is pastor of Friendship and moderator of the UGBA. Services will start  at 7 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and 3 p.m., Sunday. All are welcome.

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. Rehoboth, one block from the beach. The service is open to members, friends and visitors during July and August. For more information, go to

Conley’s UMC to host computer and cybersecurity seminar July 23

Conley’s United Methodist Church will host a computer and cybersecurity seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 23. Conley’s member and computer professional Louise Finn will share information and answer questions on a range of computer-related topics. Attendees will learn how to manage photos and files on all devices, use the latest online services, and protect personal information online. For more information, call 302-945-1881, email or go to Conley’s UMC is off Camp Arrowhead Road at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes.

Ocean View Presbyterian to host Heavenly Luncheon July 24-25

Ocean View Presbyterian Church’s sewing circle will offer its annual Heavenly Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25.

Culinary delights will include California chicken salad, pasta salad, caesar salad, rolls, fresh local fruit, homemade iced tea, and chocolate and butterscotch brownies to satisfy the sweet tooth.

Each year the luncheon is timed with the South Coastal Library Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. Attendees may dine at their leisure, or simply eat and run to resume the cottage tour.

The luncheon cost is $15 per person, with ample free parking, fast service and delicious, fresh food. Carry-out is also available.

Live piano music will be provided by church organist  Kathy Rhodes.

All proceeds support church missions.

Ocean View Presbyterian Church is at 67 Central Ave. in Ocean View.

For more information, contact Lori Lapointe at the church office at 302-539-3455. To learn more about the sewing circle or the church, visit

Miracle Angels of Israel UMC set yard sale July 27

The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church will sponsor a charity mission yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at the church parking lot, 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes. All funds raised will solely benefit the Patient Special Needs Fund at the Tunnell Cancer Center in Rehoboth Beach. 

First Millsboro SDA to host Women’s Ministries events July 27-28

First Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church will host a Women's Ministries service from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 27, with free lunch. A paint night will be held from 8:30 to 10 p.m, July 27, with light refreshments. A love donation of $25 will be collected for paint night. A wellness seminar will begin at 9 a.m., Sunday, July 28. The event is free and open to the public. First Millsboro is at 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro.

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.

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.

Svaroopa yoga class at Conley’s UMC Aug. 12

Conley’s United Methodist Church will host a free Svaroopa yoga class at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12. Svaroopa yoga provides a core release of tension in the muscles around the spine, reducing pain, improving sleep, increasing flexibility and quieting the mind. This is truly yoga that anyone can do regardless of personal experience, flexibility or fitness level. Kelly Sharp, certified Svaroopa yoga teacher, will lead the class. The class is free, and a booklet of poses is available for $3. To register and to request a copy of the booklet, call the church office at 302-945-1881 or email For more information, go to Conley’s UMC is n the Angola area off Camp Arrowhead Road at 33106 Jolyn’s Way, Lewes.

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.