Faith Briefs Spring 2020

May 20, 2020

Online services offered
• Water’s Edge Church Sunday Service, 9 a.m. Broadcasting live on Facebook or YouTube.
• St. Peter’s Episcopal Sunday Service, 9 a.m. Go to for more information.
• Unity of Rehoboth Beach Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m., via Facebook. For more information go to
• Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware livestream will start with music at 9:50 a.m.; the Sunday service will begin at 10 a.m.
• Bethel UMC Virtual Worship, 9 a.m., via YouTube. Go to for more information.
• Eagle’s Nest Sunday Service, go to for more information.
• Westminster Presbyterian Sunday Service, go to for audio of prerecorded service.
• St. Peter’s Streaming Morning Prayer, 9 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, via Facebook. Contact 645-8479 or email or

Dover author publishes book for believers

Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc. has released “One Tree, Many Branches,” a new book by Dr. Elijah Mickel, CRT.

The book provides a perspective for the reader to unite the physical with the spiritual. It is a continuation of “Two Plants, One Flower: Presents and Problems: Choosing Perfect Love.” When two imperfect believers connect, they can develop perfect loving, said Mickel. The contents of this book provide a model for believers to unite. MIckel said people’s spirits have the desire to communicate, and it is through this effort that they can accomplish all they desire.

Dr. Elijah Mickel, CRT, earned a master of adult education, supervision and administration from the University of the District of Columbia and a doctorate in social work from Howard University School of Social Work. He earned a master of social work from Howard University and a bachelor’s degree in social welfare rehabilitation from Federal City College. He has written extensively in the area of African-centered reality therapy and choice theory. He has written in the subject areas of education, addiction, social work, history, spirituality, violence, trauma and quality management. Mickel is also a parent, grandparent, brother, uncle, cousin, educator, lecturer and volunteer.

For more information, go to

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.

Catholic Cemeteries updates grave locating app

Catholic Cemeteries Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington has updated its GPS grave-locating mobile app. Users can search for their loved ones and post to an interactive memorial page to capture the personal histories of those laid to rest in the diocese’s Delaware cemeteries: Gate of Heaven in Dagsboro, Cathedral in Wilmington, and All Saints in Mill Creek. “This initiative involved the cemetery entering thousands of burial records from paper into the database to make this history accessible,” said Mark Christian, executive director of Catholic Cemeteries. “We have seen individual families and the community as a whole benefit from this project and can’t wait to see it grow.” Catholic Cemeteries has been offering a free download titled Wilmington Catholic Cemeteries in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. At the end of January, this app will no longer be active. To download the new free app, go to

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