Worship services are only one part of all we do at Conley's. Like all families, we love to get together.
This page highlights just a few of our upcoming events and activities. A more thorough list of activities is provided on our calendar.
We take a "Summer Vacation" from our regular Christian education program and offer a series of stand-alone events during the summer months. The following events are scheduled for Summer 2020; however, due to the health crisis, each will be reconsidered to determine feasibility as the scheduled date approaches:
Barrett's Chapel Tour
Originally scheduled for May 30th, will need to be rescheduled due to state health restrictions Barrett's Chapel is the birthplace of the Methodist Church. It was here in 1784 that Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke met and led the first worship service and celebration of the sacraments independent of the Church of England. Our own Rev. Dr. Jim Van Der Wall has been a tour guide at the chapel and museum for many years; he will give us a private tour as soon as restrictions are lifted and the chapel reopens.
Elder Abuse and Fraud
Originally scheduled for June 10th, will be rescheduled due to the health crisis. Myfanwy Bonilla, an attorney and Director of compliance and Fraud at the Dover Federal Credit Union, will give a presentation on scams and how to avoid them.
Kairos Prison Ministries
Originally scheduled for June 17th, will be rescheduled due to the health crisis. Conley's not only supports Kairos financially, but several of our members participate in prison ministry teams and serve on the state board. They will present a Q&A panel discussion for all who are interested in knowing more about this exciting ministry.
Finding Your Roots
Originally scheduled for June 23rd, will be rescheduled due to the health crisis. Dr. Carol Hedlund of the Sussex County Genealogy Society will give a presentation designed for all who are interested in genealogy. Those who are interested ingeneral knowledge are welcome, those interested in starting to trace their family tree will be able to begin and learn the next steps, and those who are already involved in genealogy will be able to discuss and learn about tools that are available. Emphasis is on keeping it affordable and fun.
Church History Class
Originally scheduled for June 30th - August 17th, this class will now be part of our Fall Adult Education program. Pastor Bill Davis will teach a class comparing major Christian denominations and the development of the Christian Church. Based on the book "Christianity's Family Tree" by Adam Hamilton, this class will outline the beliefs of eight Christian denominations and emphasize what each contributes to the church and to the strengthening of our own Christian faith.
Elder Law; Wednesday, July 8th, 6:00pm
Amber Woodland from the law firm Procino, Wells, & Woodland will give a presentation and answer questions on elder law which includes helping families: create wills, trusts, and powers of attorney; plan to protect their assets from the costs of long term care; and administer their loved ones' estates.
Piano Concert; Sunday, July 19th, 3:00pm
Mark Gratton, a local artist who works at Key Board America in Lewes, will present a concert featuring sacred music as well as some classical and popular works.
Practical Helps for Those Left Behind; Thursday, August 6th, 6:30pm
Pat Vogt will lead an informal discussion on how to prepare for the death of a loved one, and how to carry on in the days following. Emphasis will be given to practical steps we can take to help ease the burden of ordering one's affairs in the first days and weeks: For example: ensuring that important documents, passwords, accounts, keys, etc. are organized and accessible to loved ones.
Home Safety; Thursday, August, 20th, 6:30pm
Corporal Rickey Hargis of the Delaware State Police will give a presentation and answer questions on common dangers around our homes and communities, and practical steps we can take to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
Youth & Family Night
The first Sunday of every month, 6-8pm when health restrictions are lifted
All middle school and high school students are invited along with their families. This is a time for young people to have good, wholesome fun, make friends, and discuss issues that are facing their generation from a biblical perspective.
Conley's Youth Connection
Mondays when Sussex County Public Schools are in session, 3:45-5:00pm
All elementary school students are invited to a time of fun, safe, Bible-based lessons and activities! Conley's provides transportation for students of Long Neck Elementary School via the church van. Permission slips are required.
Bible Study, Sundays at 8:30am when health restrictions are lifted. This is our ongoing in-depth Bible class taught by Conley's
resident Bible scholar, the Rev. Dr. Jim Van Der Wall. Dr. Van Der Wall earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Drew University, and served for many years as a pastor in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference. Details below are for seasonal classes offered during the week.
Summer Series, see above. During the summer months we take a break from our week-day Christian education classes and offer a series of stand alone seminars/events. Classes will return in the fall; one is already set as we will continue our Immerse Bible Reading program with the book "Beginnings," and others will be announced later in the summer. Connect Groups for the Immerse program will also resume at that time. For more details about Immerse Bible Reading click here.