Faith Briefs

November 14, 2018

Special Advent adult class begins Nov. 27 at Conley’s

During Advent, Conley’s United Methodist Church will offer an all-age Sunday school titled All I Want for Christmas. Classes for age groups from preschool to adult will meet at 9 a.m., Sundays, Dec. 2 to 23. The adult classes will also take place at 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 27 to Dec. 18. Also, Conley’s will offer only one service at 10 a.m. each Sunday during Advent, instead of the usual 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services.

Pancake supper at Providence UMC Nov. 16
Providence United Methodist Church in Georgetown will host a pancake supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. Donations are appreciated. The location is 24969 Shortly Road, about 2 miles west of the Route 113 Delaware State Police barracks. For more information, call 302-856-6178 or 302-542-6171.

UUSD to meet Nov. 18

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes two miles west of Route 1. The topic Sunday, Nov. 18, is Don’t Buy Nuthin’!  The Rev. Michelle Collins said, “We are heading into the most consumer-oriented part of the year, the holiday season. Yet our consumer-based society continues to be detrimental in many ways, both to the environment and in our own lives. Many folks and even some stores are embracing alternatives. Today we'll consider some different ways of being for this holiday season.” For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to

Ellendale U.M. Church to celebrate homecoming Nov. 18

Ellendale United Methodist Church will celebrate a homecoming service at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, with guest speaker and former pastor Bruce Rogers. Special music will be performed by Garrett Anderson, Caitlin Patton, the Ellendale Hand Bells and the choir. Pastor Travis Patton invites all to come worship and enjoy light refreshments after the service. There will be no morning service. Ellendale U.M. Church is at 601 Main St., Ellendale.

St. Andrew offers prayer, Bible study every Thursday

The Eastern Orthodox Community of Saint Andrew invites the public from 3 to 4:30 p.m., every Thursday through Dec. 13 for the Prayer of the Ninth Hour, followed by Bible study. The topic is prayer. St. Andrew Church is at 33384 MacKenzie Way, off Plantation Road, Lewes. For more information, call the church office at 302-645-5791 or visit the church website:

Unity to meet Nov. 18

Unity Spiritual Center meets at 10 a.m., Sundays at 98 Rudder Road. The Nov. 18 topic will be The Answer is Gratitude. There is so much to be grateful for, even in today's climate. Unity is a welcoming community based upon the teachings of Jesus and other masters. For more information, go to

Family and friends day at Mount Calvary is Nov. 18

Mount Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will celebrate its Annual Family and Friends Day with a fellowship meal at 1:30 and a service at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Jerome E. Tilghman Sr. of the Cambridge-Reid’s Grove-Vienna Charge, along with his choir and congregation. The theme is Family, Faith and Friends – For These We Give Thanks. The Rev. Gary L. Meekins and Fonda L. Meekins are the host pastor and leading lady for these events. The address is 28 Church St., Bridgeville. For more information, call Pat Lee 302-245-8969 or Ginger Speight 302-542-5752.

Thanksgiving interfaith service at UUSD Nov. 19

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will host a Thanksgiving interfaith service co-sponsored by the Progressive Interfaith Alliance and the Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19. The topic will be Nurturing a Spirit of Gratitude During Troubled Times. The service will feature speakers from different religious traditions, as well as music from UUSD’s new Director of Music Ministries Julie Keefer. The public is invited to attend and meet local interfaith neighbors. UUSD church is at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes, two miles west of Route 1. For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to

Thanksgiving Eve service at Long Neck UMC Nov. 21

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host a Thanksgiving Eve service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21. The church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, call 302-228-5546.   

Conley’s Chapel to host service Nov. 21

To begin the Thanksgiving celebration, the historic Conley’s Chapel will host a Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21. Conley’s Chapel is at 22150 Robinsonville Road, Lewes. For more information, call 302-945-1881 or go to

Free Thanksgiving meal at Long Neck UMC Nov. 22

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host its annual free Thanksgiving Day meal from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 22. No one needs to eat alone. Friends and neighbors may come enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, call 302-228-5546.  

Free Thanksgiving at Conley’s UMC Nov. 22

With God’s help and some Christian generosity, Conley’s United Methodist Church will host a free Thanksgiving dinner from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 22. The event  started four years when Jamie Strack went from cooking for her family of five to cooking for 500. Strack said she has the cooking skills, and her husband Jack keeps things organized and running smoothly. All are welcome to enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, along with music and fellowship, free of charge. Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyn’s Way, Lewes. For more information, call 302-945-1881 or go to

Christmas fair and silent auction at Long Neck UMC Dec. 1

Long Neck United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas fair and silent auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. There will be crafts, food, a silent auction and a children's secret shop. The church is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, cal 302-945-9453.

Christmas Fair at St. George’s Chapel Dec. 1

St. George's Chapel will host its Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in the parish hall at 20274 Beaver Dam Road, Route 23, Harbeson. There will be crafts, Wisconsin cheeses, white elephant tables, handcrafted cutting boards, MS Shore Group gifts, honey and beeswax products, hats, shirts, devotional jewelry, handcrafted purses, soy-based candles and soaps. Also, homemade baked goods, soup, chili, hot dogs, drinks and desserts. Tours of the historic 300-year-old chapel will be offered. For more information, call 302-227-7202 or 302-945-2368.

Conley’s UMC to host children’s Advent craft workshop Dec. 9

Conley’s United Methodist Church will host a children’s Advent craft workshop from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. Attendees will learn to make easy and adorable Christmas ornaments to take home. The  workshop is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Call ahead to confirm attendance, 302-945-1881, or email For more information, visit Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes. 

Expressions of Joy harp concert set Dec. 16

Westminster Presbyterian Church will present the Expressions of Joy harp ensemble in concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16. This heavenly music on these magnificent instruments is a Christmas blessing. The address is 301 King Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach. For more information, call 302-227-2109. 

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.