Sussex County Events



Full Schedule: Sussex County
Sept. 17–24, 2017

The following events are currently scheduled for Peace Week Delaware for Sussex County.
All events are subject to change.

All Week

Library Events and Displays

Displays at our
 Public Libraries

Books and other items related to a culture of Peace will be displayed in a prominent location at the entrance to the libraries along with bookmarks with suggestions for Adults, Teens, and Children.  Use these live links to get hours and locations.

Lewes Public Library
Bear Public Library
Claymont Public Library
Frankford Public Library
Georgetown Public Library
New Castle Public Library
Newark Free Library
Kirkwood Library
South Coastal Public Library
Wilmington Public Library
Woodlawn Public Library

Saturday, Sept. 16:
Pre-Peace Week Events

Peace March and Rally (Lewes)

An interfaith event to demonstrate your support for peace internationally and here at home. The Peace March and Rally will celebrate the concept of Peace in the context of various faith traditions in words and music.  Besides the March and Rally, a Peace Pole will be dedicated and donated to the people of Lewes, Delaware.

March: step off at 1812 Memorial Park (corner of Front St and Savannah Rd)                   ;
Rally:  Canalfront Park (corner of Shipcarpenter St and Front St), Lewes DE 19958
When: 3:00 pm (Step off for March); Rally at 3:30 pm
Sponsored by: Lewes/Rehoboth Peace Week Coalition
Questions?: Don Peterson,, 703-963-1871

Sunday, Sept. 17


Peace Week Worship Service (Lewes)

Worship with the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will focus on the need for and ideas for achieving peace.

Where:  Unitarian Universalist Church of Southern Delaware, 30486 Lewes Georgetown Highway (Route 9), Lewes, DE 19958
When: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Sponsored by: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware,
 Susan Goekler,, 330-414-7867

Monday, Sept. 18

Peace Film

Showing of a peace-themed movie – followed by discussion of the film.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Southern Delaware, 30486 Lewes Georgetown Highway (Route 9), Lewes, DE 19958
When: 7:00 –  9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Unitarian Universalist Church of Southern Delaware
Questions?: Susan Goekler,, 330-414-7867

Monday, Sept. 18

Advance Care Planning Workshop (Seaford)

A panel of experts in the field of Advance Care Planning will speak about key regulatory issues, documents, and steps that should be taken when planning for end-of-life care.  They will then take questions from the audience.

Where:  Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N Shipley St, Seaford, DE 19973
When: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sponsored by: Delaware Hospice, Inc., and Delaware Academy of Medicine , 
Questions?: Kate Smith,, 302-733-5571

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Getting Your Feet Wet: Activism 101 

Justice and Activism 101, how do you get started and get involved in working for justice?  This workshop will introduce participants to involvement in justice work and social action.

Where:  Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth, 19369 Plantation Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
When: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Sponsored by: Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth,
Questions?: Rev. Elder Diane Fisher,, 302-645-4945

Saturday, Sept. 23

Collaboration for Change: Kenya

David Onserio Monda, a professor of political science at City University of New York, will talk about the recent Kenyan elections and the foreign policy challenges Kenyans face. Water is Life Kenya is a Newark, Delaware-based nonprofit working to bring water to remote villages in Southern Kenya. Water is Life-Kenya’s work is guided by 4 key values: (1) Love your neighbor as yourself. (2) Don’t do for others what they can do for themselves. (3) Community involvement (4) Recognizing the individual’s ability, with others, to change things for the better. See also: (

Where: Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE 19958,
When: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sponsored by: People to People Delaware: and Water is Life Kenya:
Questions?: Patrick Kelly, P to P-De, (484) 574-045 Colleen Leithren, Life-Kenya, (302) 894-7335, email:


Sept. 17-24, 2017