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Religion Notes: Skit Guys make church a laughing matter; see them at Cason United

Eddie James and Tommy Woodward poke fun at religion as a way to get people involved in church. They will perform Nov. 14 at Cason United Methodist in Delray Beach.

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Who says there’s no laughing in church?

Tommy Woodard and Eddie James, known as “The Skit Guys,” would disagree. The men, best friends for more than 20 years, have made a career out of poking fun at religion — and helping people get closer to God at the same time.

The Skit Guys travel the nation for performances from Florida to South Dakota. Woodard and James were the class clowns, most likely to laugh their way through life, but they’ve become a lifeline to God for people.

But they’re just the guys people see. Their writers and production staff put together scripts for skits, videos, sermons, books, T-shirts and support materials, all designed to strengthen the bonds between church and congregation.

Tickets are on sale now for the Nov. 14 show at Cason United Methodist Church, 342 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Doors open at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. for VIP tickets), and the show begins at 7. Tickets are $25, $35 for VIP.

Call 276-5302 or visit www.casonumc.org.

Shop for fun and help school

St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church hosts a Shop Hop Trolley Tour, the “ultimate girls’ day out,” on Nov. 15. Beginning at 8:15 a.m. with a continental Champagne breakfast, the fun includes visits to nine Delray shops for some holiday deals and personal pampering. Ladies lunch at a downtown eatery and arrive back at the church at 2 p.m.  Each person gets a swag bag.

Tickets are $60 but this year’s event is sold out. Twenty percent of sales from this popular annual event is donated to St. Vincent Ferrer School, 840 George Bush Blvd., Delray Beach. Call 276-6892 or visit www.stvincentferrer.com.

Trinity Lutheran hosts Love Delray

The first weekend of November is a great time to volunteer with churches that want to make Delray Beach a better city.

Love Delray is a quarterly initiative that partners church volunteers with nonprofits for a day of service. Participants can help with a beach cleanup, make repairs with Habitat for Humanity, work in the Delray Beach Children’s Garden or pack care packages for troops, homeless people and veterans.

The program kicks off with a meeting for prayer and fellowship at 8 a.m. Nov. 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 400 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Volunteering is from 8:45 until noon.

Sign up online at Eventbrite.com or visit the Facebook page.

— Janis Fontaine

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