Faith Briefs Fall 2019

September 11, 2019

Long Neck UMC seeks craft vendors

Long Neck United Methodist Church seeks craft vendors for its Christmas fair, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. Vendor rental fee is $10 per table. The address is 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. To obtain a registration form, call 302-945-9453. For more information, go to

Harmony UMC to host movie night Sept. 14

Harmony United Methodist Church will host a free dinner and movie night at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. The featured movie is Disney’s "The Lion King," A free dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m., and the movie will begin at 6 p.m. Popcorn, candy and school supplies will be available to all students. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For free tickets, call 302-947-4081 or 302-945-7157 and go to The address is  27270 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro.

St. George’s Chapel to host community quilting bee Sept. 14

Quilts of Love is sponsoring a day of quilt-making from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. George’s Chapel, Harbeson. Quilts are given to infants and children in Sussex County. All materials are provided for a day of fun and creativity. Attendees who don’t know how to sew will be taught. Anyone who can bring a sewing machine is asked to do so, and all are asked to  bring a covered dish to share at lunch. For future bees, donations are welcome of pure cotton fabrics and flannel, 100 percent cotton thread and low-loft batting. Small children may not attend, due to the chance of injury from hot irons and extension cords. For more information, call Jan at 302-287-9323.

Harris, Paynter, Weatherly-Tankard Family Day set Sept. 15

Christ’s Church, under the direction of the Rev. Martha A. Tankard, announced the Harris, Paynter, Weatherly-Tankard Family Day service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15. Pastor Deborah Taylor Lewis will be the guest preacher. Christ’s Church is at 20583 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson. For more information call 302-945-8959.

St. Paul UMC to host Men’s Day Sept. 15

St. Paul United Methodist Church will celebrate its Annual Men’s Day at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Harry Benson of Agape Temple International Ministries, Greenwood, under the Rev. Eric Henry, senior pastor. The theme is Men Who Stand for God Fall for Nothing. All are welcome. The address is 300 North St., Milford. For more information, call Minister John Benson, 302- 393-3691, or the church, 302-422-0709.

Three Bridges Gospel concert at Long Neck UMC Sept. 15

Long Neck United Methodist Church will present Three Bridges Gospel Trio in concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15. A love offering will be taken. Long Neck UMC is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. For more information, call 302-945-9453.

Unitarian Universalists to meet Sept. 15

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, at the church at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Route 9, in Lewes. Courage and expectation will be the topic Sunday, Sept. 15. For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to

Harmony UMC to celebrate Ushers Day Sept. 22

Harmony United Methodist Church will celebrate its annual ushers day at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Marjorie Belmont-Burns, pastor of Faith United Methodist Church and Israel United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served after the celebration service. The Rev. Charlotte A. Nichols is pastor at Harmony. The address is  27270 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro. For more information, go to

Westminster Presbyterian to host free estate planning class Sept. 19

A free seminar on estate planning, qualifying for Medicaid, pension planning and related topics will be held from 12 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rehoboth Beach. Space is limited. The facilitator will be Wade Scott, Esq., president of Delaware Elder Law Center. Scott holds a law degree from George Mason University and a graduate certificate in estate planning from Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia. He helps clients find solutions to challenges on estate planning issues. Attendees may bring questions. There will be light refreshments. For more information or to register, call John Still at 302-222-4300 or go to

Lobster fest at St. Ann Parish Sept. 21

St. Ann Council Knights of Columbus invites everyone to attend its annual lobster fest Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Ann Parish, Bethany Beach. There will seatings from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., in Father Delaney Hall. The menu includes 1 1/4 lb lobster, steamed clams, corn on the cob, potato salad, dessert, beer and soft drinks. There will be a children's menus that substitutes hot dogs for lobster. Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $10 for children. Seating is limited. To order tickets or for more information, call George Meringolo at 302-272-1534 or Rick Morin at 302-537-1968.

Financial peace class to start Sept. 25

Dr. Everett Toomey will lead Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 6, at Long Neck United Methodist Church in Millsboro. Attendees will learn how to beat debt and build wealth with income. The address is 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. For more information and to register before class, call 302-945-9453 or go to

Harmony Women's Prayer Breakfast set Sept. 28

The women's ministry at Harmony United Methodist Church invites all women and girls to join in celebrating the theme of Women Coming Together to Serve God at the annual Harmony Women's Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Zakiya Bakari-Griffin. Guest musicians are well-known artist Christy Taylor, Pat Jolley, and Minister of Music Stephanie Shelton. A delicious breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the service will begin with praise and worship at 10:15. Tickets are $10; to reserve, call the church office at 302-945-7157, Theresa at 302-217-8057 or Mina at 302-947-4081. The address is  27270 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro. For more information, go to

Conley’s UMC harvest festival Sept. 28

Conley’s United Methodist Church United Methodist Women will host a harvest festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. More than 35 vendors will offer handmade crafts, sea glass and custom jewelry, quilting, photography, harvest table, baked goods and other tasty treats. Admission is free, and lunch can be purchased onsite. Proceeds will benefit charities that help the women and children of Sussex County. For more information, call the church office at 302-945-1881, email or go to Conley’s UMC is at 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes, off Camp Arrowhead Road. 

Yard sale and cookout at St. Paul UMC Sept. 28

St. Paul United Methodist Church will sponsor a yard sale and cookout starting at 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, until all items are sold.The menu includes fried fish, ribs, hot sausages, hot dogs and more. There will be clothes, household Items and more for sale. St. Paul UMC is at 300 North St., Milford. For more information, call 302-422-0709.

Bishop to celebrate mass of remembrance at Dagsboro cemetery Sept. 28

The Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will preside at the 17th annual Mass of Remembrance at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 32112 Vines Creek Road, Dagsboro. All those who were laid to rest in the cemetery over the previous year will be especially remembered at the mass. Seating and protection from the weather will be provided. Liturgical ministers from St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes will assist. Members of Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234, Ocean View, will give a military tribute prior to the start of mass.

Established in 2002 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. For more information, go to

’Water Jars’ Women of the Bible story set Oct. 19

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host actress Anita Gutschick for a performance of “Water Jars,” featuring Rebekah, Woman at the Well, and Ruth, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Gutschick portrays women of the Bible to inspire and breathe life into ancient voices. A light lunch will follow. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth ages 10-16. Reservations are requested; call 302-945-9453. Tickets will be available at the door. The address is 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. For more information, go to and

Groome UMC seeks choir singers and bell players

Groome United Methodist Church at 601 Savannah Road in Lewes is seeking new people to join its Chime (bell) Choir and Adult Vocal Choir. Participants need not be Groome members, and help is available for newcomers. For more information, call 302-645-6256 and leave a message for Chris Myers, musical director.

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.