In the News

Groome Church’s Blessing of the Animals

Oct 26, 2022

Groome Church, Lewes, held its Blessing of the Animals event October 15 in the side yard of Groome at 1601 Savannah Road.

Rev. Dr. S. Willard Crossan III blessed a variety of dogs and even a turtle.

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Concert to benefit Lewes in Bloom Oct. 8

Sep 30, 2022

Featured performers are soprano Danielle Talamantes, bass-baritone Kerry Wilkerson and composer-pianist Henry Dehlinger. The concert will showcase tunes from the Great American Songbook, the music of Arlen, Berlin, Cahn, Ellington, Gershwin, Mercer, Porter and others, as sung by Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Bennett and so many more.

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Charlie Zahm and fiddler Tad Marks to perform July 16 in Lewes

Jul 8, 2022

The Overfalls Foundation and Groome Church will present singer and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Zahm along with fiddler Tad Marks performing a free concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 16, in Lewes Canalfront Park. Attendees may bring blankets and lawn chairs.

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Groome Church raises $7,500 to aid Ukrainian war relief

Jun 10, 2022

Groome Church, as part of its ongoing support for Ukrainian war relief efforts, recently made contributions totaling $7,500 to two organizations – $5,000 to World Central Kitchen and $2,500 to Come Back Alive.

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Overfalls Maritime 2022 Celebration

May 27, 2022

Lewes’ special and historic relationship to the sea is the city’s No. 1 core value, and it was on full display at the annual Lewes Maritime Day May 21 in Canalfront Park.

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Interfaith concert benefits Family Promise

Apr 30, 2022

Groome Church on Savannah Road in Lewes sponsored a benefit concert of interfaith works in the Christian and Jewish traditions performed by the nationally recognized Washington Master Chorale Chamber Singers.

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‘Lightship’ StoryWalk in place at Canalfront Park until June 5

Apr 27, 2022

“Together with the Overfalls Foundation, and with generous support from Groome Church, we are thrilled to bring this StoryWalk to Canalfront Park.”

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Washington Master Chorale Interfaith Concert Set for April 24

Apr 8, 2022

Groome Church will present the Washington Master Chorale Chamber Singers for an interfaith concert to benefit Family Promise of Southern Delaware at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 24, at 601 Savannah Road, Lewes.

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Groome Church’s choir loft awaits new singers

Mar 13, 2022

To replenish and revamp its music program, which was affected by the pandemic, Groome Church will hold choir auditions beginning Friday, April 22.

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Groome Church donates $2,000 to Overfalls Foundation

Feb 24, 2022

Groome Church recently presented the Overfalls Foundation with a check for $2,000, proceeds from its December benefit concert featuring the Washington Master Chorale Chamber Singers.

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Washington Master Chorale Chamber Singers concert to benefit Overfalls Dec. 5

Dec 1, 2021

Groome Church in Lewes will host the Washington Master Chorale Chamber Singers for a holiday concert to benefit the Overfalls Foundation at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5.

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Lewes’s Groome Church disaffiliates from UMC

Aug 13, 2021

Historic Groome Church, founded in 1904 and formerly Groome United Methodist Church, has announced its disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church.

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The Disaffiliation

Aug 11, 2021

Following its exit from United Methodism, expressing dissatisfaction with the denomination’s stance denying the LGBTQ community’s full participation in all aspects of church life, Groome Church is rebranding itself as a progressive congregation with strong ties to traditional Christian theology.

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Groome Church votes to leave Methodist denomination

Jul 28, 2020

Groome Memorial Church in Lewes announced July 26 that

it plans to leave the United Methodist Church, citing concerns over UMC’s conservative policies regarding LGBTQ matters.

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