UNITED Church Expands to Milford

by Terry Rogers UNITED Church launched in September 2015 and over the past four years has grown to more than 2,000 members. Recently, the church decided to begin holding services in Milford to make it easier for those attending the church from Sussex County. “We opened in the Schwartz Center in Dover, but very quickly […]

Anchor Church Continues Community Connection

by Terry Rogers  Anchor Church is only a little over two years old but they have already made a strong connection in the Milford area. According to Pastor Paul Bowman, Anchor Church has many young families and they enjoy hosting events that are family-friendly as well as fun. On Friday, August 2, the church held […]

Kid’s Inc. RLC Celebrates over 25 Years of Childcare

by Terry Rogers Kid’s Inc., housed within the Reformation Lutheran Church, will celebrate 26 years of providing childcare for families in Milford. Mary Lu Wilson, Director, explained that the decision to open the childcare center at the church was something Pastor John Ranney felt was necessary. “He said “Jesus said, ‘Feed my sheep,’ and that […]

Explanation of Confession in the Catholic Church

by Terry Rogers  One of the tenets of the Catholic religion is confession, also known as reconciliation. According to Father Anthony Giamello of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, confession is based on Psalm 32 which states “happy is the man whose offense is forgiven, whose sin is remitted.” “The Psalmist goes on to tell […]

Understanding the Stations of the Cross

by Terry Rogers   One of the most popular prayers during the Lenten season is, We adore you O Christ and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. These beautiful words begin the prayers for the great devotion known throughout the Catholic Church as the Stations of the Cross. […]

Milford Celebrates MLK’s Dream

by Terry Rogers   On Monday, January 21, the Milford Area Ministerial Association and the Milford Interdenominational Minister’s Alliance presented “Remembering the Dream: Celebrating the Birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at Banneker Elementary School. The program, led by Rev. Tiana Banks-Scott, included music selections performed by Ken Behrens, Moment UM and […]

Follow in Elizabeth Ann Seton’s footsteps

By Rev. Anthony Giamello  Pastor, St. John the Apostle/St. Bernadette By birth and marriage, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton was linked to the first families of New York and enjoyed the fruits of living in high society. Reared a staunch Episcopalian by her mother and stepmother, she learned the value of prayer, Scripture reading and a […]

TAP Project Hopes to End Homelessness

by Terry Rogers     TAP FAITH Partnerships, a non-denominational, non-profit organization working with homeless, re-entry individuals, recovering addicts and those in need has launched their “Community Project” The goal of the project is to create emergency, transitional housing, outreach and ministerial services for those who are in need. “The project has undergone a metamorphosis […]

St. John’s Offers Religious Education Program

by Terry Rogers     Judy Purcell, Director of Religious Education at St. John the Apostle/St. Bernadette, Harrington, says that the program provides faith instruction and prepares children in Pre-Kindergarten through 10th Grade for the sacraments. Purcell explained that there is also a program for older teens and adult workshops available as well. “Religious education […]

Holy Week Relives Redemption, Salvation

Rev. Anthony Giamello Pastor, St. John the Apostle/St. Bernadette The Church celebrates the beginning of Holy Week with Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday. Sunday’s Liturgy combines contrasting moments of glory and suffering – the royal welcome given to Jesus by his followers and the unjust drama of his trial culminating in his crucifixion. Holy Week challenges us to remember and relive the […]

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