Faith Briefs May 2019

May 22, 2019

Israel UMC yard sale to benefit cancer center May 25

The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church will sponsor their Annual Charity Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25, in the church parking lot at 20230 Plantation Road, Lewes. Proceeds will benefit the Patient Special Needs Fund at Tunnell Cancer Center, Lewes. For details, call 302-227-2138.

UUSD to meet May 26

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m., Sundays, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy. (Route 9) near Lewes. The topic Sunday, May 26, will be Tools to Embody, part of an experimental workshop series on spiritual practices. For more information, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or go to

Unity to mark Memorial Day May 26

Unity Spiritual Center will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 26, to mark Memorial Day and the sacrifices of military and first responders, and set intentions for a meaningful and mindful summer. Unity is located off Long Neck Road at the Sea Esta Motel, Suite 1-A, 98 Rudder Road, Millsboro.

St. John 2nd Baptist to mark Women’s Day May 26, Memorial Day May 27

St. John 2nd Baptist Church on Mount Joy Road, Millsboro, will host its Annual Women’s Day Service Sunday, May 26. The guest preacher at 11 a.m. will be Elder Sharon Williams of Calvary Pentecostal Church, Bishopville, Md. At 3:30 p.m., the guest preacher will be the Rev. Iola Williams of Bethel AME Church,  Milton. 

St. John’s annual Memorial Day Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, May 27, with food, fun and fellowship for all. For more information about these events, call the church, 302-934-8090.

Sign up by May 26 for Museum of Bible bus trip

First Presbyterian Church of Milford and Seaside Jewish Community are sponsoring a bus trip Thursday, June 13, to tour the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Pickup times are 7:30 a.m. at the Lowe’s parking lot off Route 1 in Lewes, and 8 a.m. at the Food Lion parking lot on Route 113 in Milford. The bus will depart from the museum at 5 p.m., returning between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Cost for the bus and museum admission is $30 per adult, $15 for children ages 7 to 17, and $5 for children under age 7. This does not include meals or gratuity to the bus driver, due at sign-up. There will be no supper stop. Food may be purchased at the museum or nearby restaurants. To sign up, call the church office at 302-422-5701 or Lucy Mehl at 302-424-4789 by Sunday, May 26.

All Saints’ to hold Memorial Day service May 27

All Saints’ Episcopal Church will host a  special Memorial Day Requiem Eucharist service at 9 a.m., Monday, May 27, at 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach to honor U.S. armed forces men and women who lost their lives in service to their country. This special service will feature moving prayers, patriotic hymns, and special choir music. All Saints parishioner Col. H.W. “Buzz” Buse, U.S. Marine Corps retired, will deliver a Tribute to the Fallen.  All Saints’ Church has an open table and all are invited for Holy Communion. For more information, call the parish office at 302-227-7202. 

Bishop to celebrate Memorial Day mass in Wilmington May 27

The Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will be the celebrant for the 60th Annual Memorial Day Field Mass at 10 a.m., Monday, May 27, at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. The annual mass honors all the deceased of the Diocese of Wilmington, especially those who served in the military, heroes who died in the service of the country, and first responders who gave their lives in the name of public safety. Newark VFW Post 475 will provide a brief military tribute immediately before mass starts. Students from St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington will serve as readers and musicians. The service is open to the public and will be held rain or shine, as protection from the elements will be provided. Limited seating will be available and attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs.

Saint Peter's Summer Spirituality Series begins May 30

The perennially popular Summer Spirituality Series will return at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 30, with a Choral Eucharist Service for Ascension Day. Several Cape Region Episcopal churches are joining forces to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lewes. This marks the occasion on which the risen Christ is taken into heaven after appearing to his followers for 40 days and is the conclusion of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances. The Ascension is a principal feast of the church year in the Episcopal Church. St. Peter's is on the corner of Second and Market streets in downtown Lewes. All are welcome!

Zion UMC to host Albert Lank Hymn Sing June 2

The third annual Albert Lank Memorial Hymn Sing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 2, at Zion United Methodist Church, 26743 Broadkill Road, Milton. All are welcome to enjoy selected local musical acts, as well as the opportunity to sing some favorite hymns in historic Zion United Methodist Church. Refreshments will follow in the church hall. For more information, contact Katie Joseph at or follow Zion UMC on Facebook.

St. Jude Parish Book Club to meet June 12

The June selection of St. Jude’s Parish Book Club is “God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary,” by Andy Ott.

A discussion will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, in the Christian Formation Center. Drawing on Ignatian principles of awareness, prayer, and discernment, Catholic blogger Andy Ott shows readers how to discover the unexpected beauty of God’s presence in the stories of ordinary things. Two copies of the book are available to borrow from the parish library in the Christian Formation Center.

The Parish Book Club meets the second Wednesday of every month from April to October. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, just north of Five Points. For more information and a list of the 2019 book titles and discussion dates, call 302-644-7413.  

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.