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t J 60 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 Cape Gazette Coniey's United Methodist man soldiers complete with Church in Angola will present its chariot. Last year more than Living Nativity on Friday and 1,000 people visited the Living Saturday, Dec. 14-15. This is the Nativity. The money and food 12th year for the event, which has donated helped area charities become a local Christmas tradi- and needy families. tion. These organizations included It will take place off Camp Ar- the Cape Heniopen Food Pantry, towhead Road in Angola from the Christian Storehouse, Iusst 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is Sooup'Ministry and local shel- free, and there will be ample free ters. The church makes no mon- parking. Golf carts to help the ey on this event. The scenery, handicapped will be available costumes and children's' gifts are each night. All donations of cash created or donated entirely by / nd canned goods go to local members ofConley's UMC. charities. There will be Christ- In addition to the Living Nativ- mas music in the church sanctu- ity, Conley's Church will have ary both nights, provided by four candlelight worship servic- church members and invited es on Christmas Eve, Monday, guests. Dec. 24. The services will be at The Living Nativity is a way 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. at for people to remember the birth the new church on ]olyns Way, of Jesus by walking through a re- and at 8"30 p.m. at the old chapel creation of the village of Bethle- on Robinsonville Road. hem. The pageant will include 75 The Conley's UM Church and actors portraying angels, the the Living Nativity are at 33106 innkeeper, the wise men, shep- ]olyns Way off Camp Arrowhead herds, townspeople and even Ro- Road. This is a half-mile from CONLEY'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Peddlers Village shopping center on Route 24. Signs will direct cars to the parking area. Conley's Chapel is at 22150 Robinsonville Road, one-half mile from the An- members will stage their annual Living Nativity gola traffic light on Route 24. Call the church at 302-945-1881, or go to conleyschurch.com. Conley's UMC regular wor- ship times are 6:30 p.m. on Satur- RON MACARTHUR PHOTO once again this holiday season. days and 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Sun- days. There are also active prayer and Bible study groups, as well as women's, men's and youth groups. EPWORTH UM CHURCH TO HOLD ANNUAL COOKIE WALK DEC. 8 II SUBMITTED PHOTO :~" EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will hold its 4th Annual Cookie Walk at 9 a.m. until sold out Saturday, Dec. 8, to lend a hand for holi- day entertaining and gift giving. Shown are shoppers as they line up to fill up at the 2011 Cookie Walk. "Tables and tables of delicious homemade cookies will be available for you to select your favorites. We will have prepackaged cookie assortments wrapped with Christmas spirit as well as gift baskets of Fair Exchange coffee and chocolate. Selected cookies will be sold $7 per pound. Prepackaged as- sortments and gift baskets will be priced individually," said Sue Sprague, event chair. The "Heavenly Creations" cookie cookbook, a collection of more than 120 divine reopes from the kitchens of the Epworth family as tasted at previous Cookie Walks, will be on sale. Proceeds from the cookbook and the Cookie Walk sales will be used to further the ministries of the Caring Pathway, whose mission is to provide care for members and the community. : ~ Epworth's Clowning for Joy clowns and the youth group EPIC, Epworth Peace in the Community, will be available as shopping assistants/extra sets of hands. "Our Cookie Walk has become such a popular Christmas event for the beach community, so come early!" Sprague said. For more information, call the church office at 302-227-7743. Visit www.eumcrb.org. Thanks to a technological partnership with Trinity Insti- tute in New York City, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Second and Market streets in Lewes, will present Trinity Institute's 42nd National Theological Confer- ence, Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change, with loan Chittister, OSB, via webcast at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 and at 1 p.m., Sat- urday, Dec. 8. At U a.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, will preach at Trinity Church. This, too, will be webcast to St. Peter's. In the 21st century, people seek to cope in a world that is shifting on its very foundations. Econom- ic inequity threatens to tear soci- ety apart at the seams. According to Chittister, "Our task is now to be radical Christ- Jan communities in the here and now, not fossils of a bygone reali- ty, not leftovers from an earlier golden age. Now we need new wisdom and a new kind of strug- gle to determine what we must be and do in the midst of these changing times. The question is then: What does it mean to be a radical Christian community in times such as these? Chittister will offer tools for making the vital connection be- tween contemplation and social action. Participants will explore such questions as: How can Christian traditions of social justice and contempla- tion energize communities as forces for positive change in the world? i What practices help to dis- cern where to engage?. Where are the sources of cre- ativity and resilience within one's faith tradition? How can one work in part- nership with those of other faiths and no faith? A member of the Benedictine "OUR TASK is NOW TO BE RADICAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN THE HERE AND NOW, NOT FOSSILS OF A BYGONE REALITY, NOT LEFTOVERS FROM AN EARLIER GOLDEN AGE." - JOAN CHITTISTER, OSB Sisters of Erie, Pa., where she served as prioress for 12 years, Chittister is an author and lectur- er. She also writes a web column for the National Catholic Re- porter, "From Where I Stand." Chittister holds a master's de- gree from the University of Notre Dame and a doctoral de- gree in speech communication theory from Penn State Universi- ty. She writes and speaks on women in the church and socie- t-y, human rights, and peace and justice in the areas of war and poverty and religious life and spirituality. She is the founder of "Benetvision." Her public pre- sentations are announced on the Benetvision website. She has authored more than 45 books and has articles in various journals and magazines includ- ing: America, US Catholic, So- journers, Spirituality (Dublin) and The Tablet (London). She is a contributor to NCRonline.org. She has 13 Catholic Press Associ- ation awards, the most recent he- ing three in June 2012 for her books "The Monastery of the Heart" and "Happiness." Fr. Jeffrey A. Ross, rector of St, Peter's, says, "We are the only webcast partner for this confer- ence in Delaware. Now that the technology is available to us, we are pleased to be able to offer to our local community confer- ences of this caliber, with nation- ally recognized presenters. We hope this is the first of many to come." This conference is free of charge, but everyone is urged to register by contacting St. Peter's church office, at 302-645- 8479, since space is limited. Plan to ar- rive on time. For more information about St. Peter's, go to www.stpeter- slewes,org. For more information about Seekers, go to www.seek- erslewes.com or call 302-645- 9916.