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      “Code Purple” is a program supported by the Newark Empowerment Center.  In the winter, when temperatures drop to dangerous levels, seven churches in the area open up, in rotation, for overnight housing of homeless people.  Volunteers are critical and are needed to support those events.  There are a lot of opportunities with varying amounts of time required.  PLEASE consider helping our neighboring churches in this life saving program. Contact Tom Parkins (302) 731 8193

      Posted on Jan 26, 2016

      Empowerment Center Volunteers Needed

      Please spread the word that additional volunteers are needed to provide hospitality to people in need at the Newark Empowerment Center. Potential volunteers may wish to stop by the Newark United Methodist Church (back door entrance) Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. to see how the center functions and/or just contact the volunteer coordinator, Sheila Anderson, to let her know when you may be available to assist.

      Thanks to all for this outreach serving the needy in Newark.

      As a separate note, Tom Parkins, Calvary Baptist,, 302-731-8193, has now assumed my ad hoc coordinator role for the Newark Empowerment Center and Code Purple Sanctuary.

      There is a "time for all seasons" and it is time for me to stay as a regular volunteer but let another become involved to provide leadership for the future.  Tom and I have worked together since day one, so now that he has retired from teaching, it is time for me to pull back and let Tom carry on.  My thanks to all for your support over the years.

      God Bless.

      Richard Waibel
      Cell:  377-4380


      Posted on Jul 28, 2015

      FREE FOOD!


      That’s right.  Wawa on Elkton Road,, in cooperation with the Food Donation Connection and as part of the Food Rescue Transportation System, is donating surplus food to Meeting Ground, a ministry to the homeless in Elkton, MD.  Five days per week, Monday through Friday, volunteers pick up the frozen food at Wawa and deliver it to the Mary Randall Center, a day center for homeless folks, and Settlement House, a men’s transitional residence, in Elkton.  Can you spare about an hour and a half one morning a week to get this food to the people who need it most?  If interested or if you have any questions, please contact Darrell DiStefano, 443 722 3991.  For more information, go online and check out and

      Posted on May 14, 2015

      Midweek Musings

      The New Castle Presbytery's Midweek Musing is posted on the Session Page (listed under Groups) each week.

      Posted on Apr 2, 2015
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