Churchgoers reconnecting: In-person prayer rises for area worshippers amid virus

At 6 p.m. last Sunday, parishioners set up their folding chairs on the lawn of Milford’s Avenue United Methodist Church as Pastor Steve LaMotte plugged his guitar into a portable public-address system. “We started meeting again as a church the first Sunday of July, and that was with in-person worship indoors at 9 and 10:30 […]

Dozens gather in Milford for non-denominational community prayer

MILFORD—Several dozen members of the Milford community gathered in Bicentennial Park on Tuesday night for a non-denominational prayer meeting meant to provide hope and support through turbulent times. “We’re living in a very different time, like I’ve never seen before in my life,” said long-time Milford resident Rev. Jeanel Starling, one of the event’s key […]

Churches await full reopening

DOVER — As church doors remained closed, virtual attendance zoomed upward, interim pastor Gordon Simmons said Friday. Pre-coronavirus, more than 100 members typically gathered for Sunday services inside St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. Now, according to the pastor, an average of 300 to 400 viewers hear the sermon via YouTube and Facebook Live. While eagerly anticipating […]

Delaware governor backs off restrictions on church services

DOVER (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is backing off restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the face of a federal lawsuit challenging those restrictions as unconstitutional. State attorneys told a federal judge in a letter Wednesday that the “guidance” Carney had issued for worship services has […]

Churches helping with donations to Capital School District families

DOVER — From difficulties to fund food and housing to gas, Capital School District is trying to connect students and families with resources donated by local churches. “When COVID happened, we immediately had a couple of different people reach out and say, ‘What can we do?’” said LaWanda Burgoyne, supervisor of student services for the […]