Faith Briefs Winter 2019-20

January 22, 2020

UUSD to host Survey Sez game night Jan. 24

Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will host a Survey Sez game night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes. The team game, based on current popular thinking, has no wrong answers. The game will be professionally run by the DJs of Salt & Light Entertainment. The goal is to match as many of the other teams’ answers as possible with only 60 seconds to reach consensus. Attendees should bring friends or meet new ones that night to form teams of six to eight members. To purchase advance tickets for $20 per person, go to Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $25 if space is available. Snacks and desserts will be provided, and beverages will be available. For more information, email

Knights of Columbus to host Italian dinner Jan. 25

The Knights of Columbus Monsignor Desmond Council, St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Lewes, will hold its annual Italian dinner at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25,  at St. Jude’s Parish Life Center. Cost is $12 per ticket. Purchase tickets at the church office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Star of the Sea Council to host Polish dinner Jan. 25

Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council 7297 will host its annual Polish dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. Edmond's Parish Hall, 407 St. Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Last seating is at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $20 per person. Dinner includes pierogi (Polish dumpling), kielbasi (Polish sausage), golabki (stuffed cabbage), mizeria (cucumber salad), kapusta (sauerkraut), bulki i maslo (roll and butter), and deser (dessert). Available for donations will be kawa (coffee), herbata (tea), piwo (beer), wino (wine) and soda.

Takeout meals are available, and seating is limited. For tickets, call Les Lak at 518-588-6678, Bob Worthing at 302-567-2145 or Paul King at 412-848-2040. Make checks payable to Knights of Columbus Council 7297.

Unity to meet Jan. 26

Unity Spiritual Center meets at 10 a.m., Sundays at 98 Rudder Road, Suite A1 in Seafarer’s Village in Long Neck. The Rev. Karen Laughman, interfaith minister, will speak at the service Sunday, Jan. 26, on the topic Be the Change You Wish to See in the World. Everyone is welcome at Unity Spiritual Center where spiritual consciousness is explored in a loving, accepting community through teaching and living universal spiritual principles.

UUSD to meet Jan. 26

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 10 a.m., Sundays at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Route 9, near Lewes. The topic Sunday, Jan. 26, will be What Does ‘Spiritual’ Mean? For more information, call 302-313-5838 or go to

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League to meet Jan. 28

The monthly meeting of Sand Dollars, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the church. The program this month is by Patrick Carney from Medicare. He will focus on Medicare fraud and review 2020 updates. For more information, go to

Financial Peace classes to start Jan. 30

Financial Peace University, a nine-week video and discussion class, will be held at 6:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Bethel Parsonage Meeting House at 130 W. Fourth St., Lewes. Covered topics include budgeting, getting out of debt, saving for the future, insurance, investing, and giving in God’s way. Fee for materials only is $99. Childcare could be provided if needed. For more information, contact Burt Murray at 302-228-2758 or

Pedals, Pipes and Pizza for music students set Jan. 31

The American Guild of Organists, Southern Delaware Chapter, will host a Pedals, Pipes and Pizza event at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, at Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church St., Milford. This event is free and open to the public. The event will introduce piano students age 6 and up to the organ, and particularly the church organ and how it is used. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A light pizza supper and refreshments will be served. The American Guild of Organists is a national organization which promotes the organ as the king of instruments, and helps support those who play it and aficionados of it. For more information or to register, contact Jon Rania, dean of the local chapter, at 302-245-1881.

GriefShare Bible-based support group to start Feb. 2

A new 14-week session of GriefShare, a Bible-based support group, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Bethel Parsonage Meeting House at 130 W. Fourth St., Lewes. The group helps grieving people find healing and hope. The final session will be Sunday, May 17. For more information, contact leader Bobbie Flynn at 302-827-4184 or Bev Porter at 302-684-8403. To sign up, go to

RSVP by Feb. 14 for Columbiettes ticket auction

The Delaware State Columbiettes will host their annual ticket auction from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish Life Center, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Tickets are $20 per person and include a hot roast turkey buffet luncheon, dessert, coffee, iced tea and water. There will be many fabulous gifts as well as raffles, gift baskets and a 50/50. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 14, and mail a check payable to Delaware State Columbiettes to Debra Petka, 30 Freedom Drive, Dover, DE 19904.

Columbiettes women's retreat reservations due Feb. 29

The Bishop Burke Columbiettes will host a one-day women’s retreat from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at St. Edmond's Church hall in Rehoboth Beach. Deacon Dave McDowell will be the speaker and topics will include Our Blessed Mother, Women of the Cross and Women in the Church. Registration will be followed by a light breakfast. A box lunch will be provided with a choice of tuna, turkey or Mediterranean veggie sandwich. Reservations and payment must be made by Saturday, Feb. 29. A $20 check made payable to Bishop Burke Columbiettes and choice of lunch may be mailed to Bishop Burke Columbiettes, Retreat, PMB 16, Unit 1, 24832 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966. For more information, contact Helen at 302-381-3772. 

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

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.