Peace Week Delaware events set in Sussex County Sept. 16-19

September 6, 2017

The Lewes/Rehoboth Peace Week Coalition announced the activities planned for Sussex County to celebrate Peace Week Delaware.

A Peace March will begin at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, in Lewes. Stepping off from 1812 Memorial Park on Front Street, marchers will proceed to Canalfront Park, where the Peace Rally will start at approximately 3:30 p.m. Parking will be limited to metered lots and on-street spaces, so carpooling is suggested. Participants are encouraged to make and bring positive signs calling for peace.

The rally will be an interfaith expression of peace. It will include musical numbers, and conclude with the dedication and acceptance of a peace pole to be permanently installed in Lewes.

"Now, more than ever, we all need to stand up and speak out for peace, internationally and here at home," said Don Peterson, Lewes/Rehoboth Peace Week coordinator. Contact Peterson at or 703-963-1871 for details.

Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold a Peace Week worship service from 10 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, that will focus on the need for and ideas for achieving peace. A peace-themed movie followed by discussion will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, at Unitarian Universalist Church of Southern Delaware, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Route 9), Lewes. For more information, go to or contact Susan Goekler at or 330-414-7867.

A workshop called Getting Your Feet Wet: Activism 101 will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth, 19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach. This workshop will introduce participants to involvement in justice work or social action. For more information, go to or contact the Rev. Elder Diane Fisher at or 302-645-4945.

A collection for Syrian refugee children will gather school supplies, personal hygiene products, children’s clothing and rain boots. Donations will be accepted at UUSD until Monday evening, Sept. 18, and at 10 Sheffield Road, Rehoboth Beach, 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15 and 22, Saturday, Sept. 16 and 23, and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 24.

Public libraries will host displays of books and other items related to a culture of peace, and they will offer bookmarks with suggestions for adults, teens and children.

For a complete list of all Peace Week events throughout Delaware, go to