Faith Briefs

September 19, 2018

Pancake supper at Providence UMC Sept. 21

Providence United Methodist Church will hold a pancake supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, at 24969 Shortly Road, Georgetown. Donations appreciated. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. Call 302-856-6178 or 302-542-6171 for more information.

Walk for the homeless in Rehoboth Sept. 22

Faith United Methodist Church and the Rev. Marjorie Belmont-Burns announced the 12th walk for the homeless will take place Saturday, Sept. 22. Check-in will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 19940 Church St., Rehoboth Beach. All proceeds will benefit homeless shelters in Sussex County. To donate, make check payable to: Faith United Methodist Church. For more information and to walk or become a sponsor, call Christina Miller-Hall, 302-227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy, 302-645-5574. All are welcome.

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day event set Sept. 22

The Commodore Barry Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will host the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Show at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the parish life center at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes. A performance by the  McAleer School of Irish Dance Champion Dancers will be featured. Dinner is $20 and includes fried chicken, baked ham, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, dinner rolls, cornbread, coffee, tea and a variety of desserts. For reservations, call Jim Ryan at 302-541-0928 or Tom Brennan at 302-684-0719.

Interfaith discussion for Peace Week set Sept. 22

Religious leaders from the Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith perspectives will share their visions of peace from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach. Imam Arqum Rashid from the Islamic Society of Central Delaware, Reb Lisa Levine from Seaside Jewish Community and the Rev. Vicky Starnes from Epworth will participate. Each religious leader will speak for 15 minutes, after which there will be a time of discussion. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the narthex. All are welcome to experience this rare opportunity for such an interfaith experience. This event is part of a larger Peace Week celebration. Epworth UMC is at 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth.

Community health fair in Bridgeville Sept. 22

Lifeway Church of God will host its annual Community Health and Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at  7046 Seashore Hwy., Bridgeville. There will be free health screenings, food, games, inflatables, face painting, a petting zoo, and vendors and organizations with information. A silent auction will offer over 200 items including hotel stays, sunset cruise, gift baskets, etc. To see items, go to  Facebook - Lifeway Church of God Outreach and click on community day event. Call 302-270-1047 for details.

Maull-Robinson Family & Friends Day Sept. 23 at St. George AME

St. George African Methodist Episcopal Church will host Maull-Robinson Family and Friends Day Sunday, Sept. 23, at 317 Park Ave., Lewes. The Rev. Dr. Deborah McCaffity, St. George pastor, will welcome Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, presiding prelate of the 6th Episcopal District of the AME Church, as guest preacher at 3:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, call the church office, 302-645-5413.

UUSD to explore peace and change Sept. 23

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m., Sundays at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., Lewes. The topic for Sunday, Sept. 23, is Being Peace in the Season of Autumn. Anni Wood, UUSD member, said, “As the season of autumn settles upon us, nature changes the pattern of our living. Today is the last day of Peace Week 2018; what can the season teach us about Being Peace during this turning of the year?” For details, call the church office at 302-313-5838 or visit

Lewes Presbyterian to host movie showing Sept. 23

The public is invited to movie and pizza night at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at Lewes Presbyterian Church to view “God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness.” The plot centers on a church destroyed, a congregation silenced, a relationship shattered. Yet even in life's darkest valleys, a small flame can light the way toward healing and hope. The PG-rated movie will begin at 5:30 p.m. after dinner. Child care will be provided.  The church is at 133 Kings Highway in Lewes, with parking off Franklin Avenue. For details, call 302-645-5345 or go to

Family and Friends Day at Wesley Chapel UMC Sept. 23

The Rev. Claudia Waters, pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Slaughter Neck, announced its Family and Friends Day will be at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23. The theme is Jesus Christ, a Friend Yesterday, Today, and Forever. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Cynthia L. Daniels of Friendship Baptist Church, Lewes, accompanied by the praise choir and the Rev. George Edwards, Friendship pastor. Dinner will be served following the service.

St. Andrew Church to welcome bishop Sept. 29-30

The Eastern Orthodox Community of Saint Andrew will welcome its diocesan bishop, the Right Rev. Bishop Thomas, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30. On Saturday, Vespers begins at 6 p.m., Saturday, and Sunday Orthros begins at 9 a.m., with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Also on Sunday, Thomas will bless four new icons of St. Helena, St. Demetrius, St. Agnes, and St. Nicholas, and a dinner will be held in the Great Hall. The church is at 33384 MacKenzie Way off Plantation Road, Lewes. For more information, call the church office at 302-645-5791 or visit

Mount Zion AME to host friends and family Sept. 30

Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church invites all to its Friends and Family Day Sunday, Sept. 30, as the church commemorates its 118th anniversary. The day of celebration begins with morning service at 10 a.m. followed by fellowship and refreshments from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and an afternoon service at 3 p.m. The Rev. Jean Wylie, pastor of Bethel AME Church, will be the afternoon guest preacher. For more information, call 302-422-5808. Mount Zion is at 18211 Beach Highway, Route 16, Ellendale.

Fall festival at Conley’s UMC set Oct. 6

The United Methodist Women of Conley’s United Methodist Church will host a fall festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. More than 30 vendors will be offering artisan crafts, jewelry, plants, jams, jellies, fudge, baked goods and other tasty treats. Admission is free, and lunch will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit charities that help the women and children of Sussex County.

For more information, call the church office at 302-945-1881, e-mai, or go to Conley’s UMC is located at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes. From Route 24, turn onto Camp Arrowhead Road, proceed one half mile, and turn right on Jolyns Way.

Ocean View Presbyterian to hold jumble sale Oct. 6

The Ocean View Presbyterian’s Women’s Circle will host their Fall Jumble Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. It will offer bargains on plants, fine jewelry, books, homemade baked goods and white elephant items. All proceeds will help the OVPC Women’s Circle support various missions in Sussex County including the Tunnell Cancer Center, the Pyle Center, Ten Mile Miracle and the CHEER Center Meals on Wheels Program.

Ocean View Presbyterian Church is at 67 Central Ave. in Ocean View. For more information, contact Ellen Neumann at 302-537-1347, or go to

Remembrance mass at Gates of Heaven cemetery set Oct. 13

The Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will preside at the 16th Annual Mass of Remembrance at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery  at 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. The cemetery is at 32112 Vines Creek Road in Dagsboro. All those who were laid to rest in the cemetery over the previous year will be especially remembered in the mass. Seating and protection from the weather will be provided.

Established in 2003 to serve southern Delaware and the nearby counties of Maryland, Gate of Heaven is professionally managed by Catholic Cemeteries Inc. In a spirit of ecumenism, all Christian denominations may elect to arrange for burial at the cemetery.

Conley’s UMC to hold Trunks for Treats Oct. 31

Safe and child-friendly trick-or-treating will take place in the parking lot adjacent to Conley’s United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. Trunks for Treats features decorated auto trunks in themes that are not scary, not gory, not ghoulish, just fun. For further info, call the church office at 302-945-1881, or visit Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way near Angola.

Craft vendors need for Nov. 3 show

The Brother Vincent Columbiettes are seeking vendors for the holiday craft fair set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Delaware State Troopers Association on Route 13 in Dover. For more information for interested vendors, call Jill Mercer at 302-653-3836 or 518-795-7579.

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.