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Faith Briefs Summer 2020

June 17, 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 stpeterslewes.org/ for more information.
• Unity of Rehoboth Beach Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m., via Facebook. For more information go to unityofrehobothbeach.org.
• Bethel UMC Virtual Worship, 9 a.m., via YouTube. Go to bethellewes.org for more information.
• Eagle’s Nest Sunday Service, go to eaglesnest.ch for more information.
• Westminster Presbyterian Sunday Service, go to westminster-rehoboth.org 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 kmallon@stpeterslewes.org or jross@stpeterslewes.org.

Drive-in movie night at New Covenant Church July 5

New Covenant Church will hold its inaugural drive-In movie night at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 5. The feature will be the new Christian movie, "I Still Believe." Attendees can stay in their cars and hear the movie through FM signals or bring a chair and relax under the stars. Participants are asked to bring their own chairs, snacks and beverages. New Covenant Church is at 3072 Savannah East Drive off Kings Highway in Lewes.

For more information, call 302-645-6800 or go to www.ncpchurch.com.

Unitarian Universalists to meet online July 5

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, an inclusive religious community, will hold an online service at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 5, via the UUSD Facebook Page. The topic will be Hope Lives. Dr. Len Bowman, UUSD member, said, “In these extraordinary, challenging days, hope is an energy that can empower us in engagement and action to work for justice and strive for a loving world.” All are welcome. For more information, go to www.uussd.org.

Union Wesley UMC cancels 176th anniversary celebration

The Union Wesley United Methodist Church located on Powell Farm Road in Frankford celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2019. It was an awesome event for the oldest campground in the state of Delaware, which has never missed an anniversary celebration. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 176th Campground anniversary celebration has been canceled. Because this has been an annual event, a celebration for the 176 years in existence will be commemorated in some other form in July or August. 

St. Peter’s hosts online Bible study Wednesdays

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes will host an online Bible study from 7 to 8:15 p.m., Wednesdays. Participants will work their way through the Gospel of Matthew and explore the ways in which this Gospel forms the sense of what it means to see Jesus as the fulfillment of the hopes for the messiah. This study group is an open discussion, guided by various members of the clergy. To request the Zoom link, email kmallon@stpeterslewes.org.

St. Vincent dePaul charity 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 www.cdow.org/cemeteries.

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