Prayer service set for election eve

Responding to the growing ugliness of this year’s Presidential race, a group of Delaware ministers plan a Community Prayer Service for the eve of the election in hopes of beginning the healing process that our nation will need no matter which candidate wins.

William McCartney, a Methodist Theological School retired professor, began the process with a letter to more than a dozen clergy from a cross section of denominations and Christian perspectives, suggesting the service. They quickly pledged support.

The 45-minute service has been set for 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 at the William Street United Methodist Church. Creating specifics for the service are The Reverends Julie Carmean (William St. UM Church), Terry Highland (St. Peter’s Episcopal Church) and Mark Allison (First Baptist Church).

“The purpose of the service is not to influence how people vote, but to encourage a new commitment to our nation and to our God in Christ for the time immediately after the election,” Rev. McCartney said.

Sweet Adelines hosts anniversary open house

Sweet Adelines is celebrating 40 years in Delaware.

The group is hosting an open house at The First Presbyterian Church at 73 W. Winter St. Monday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Friends, past members, directors and the community is invited to learn more about four-part harmony, barbershop style.

For information visit or call 740-362-9375.

The Ohio Heartland Chapter of Sweet Adelines Int. was chartered in Delaware in 1976. It was first known as the Delaware County chapter and later as membership expanded to other areas it was changed to Ohio Heartland.

The chorus has been active in the community; it initiated Harmony in the Park for 25 years before turning it over to the YMCA.

Church to honor veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Delaware Bible Church will host a special veterans recognition and patriotic service on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 45 Belle Avenue (at the US 23/US 42 interchange). The recognition will include a roll call for each service branch, a display of military memorabilia, and the opportunity to have pictures taken with the relevant service flag.

Veterans and current military personnel are invited, and are welcome to come in uniform.

Woodtown Road closing

Marathon Pipe Line LLC will be closing Woodtown Road between State Route 605 and Green Cook Road for asphalt replacement. The road will close on Wednesday, Oct. 26 and reopen on Thursday, Oct. 27.