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West Volusia Spiritual Side — All invited to an ‘Open House’ in DeLand
By Margie Dykes
posted Jan 8, 2011 - 10:03:06am
First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand will open its doors to the community noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, in an Open House to show off the new church home.
The church holds services at the new location at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday.
Stetson study on hijab to be discussed
Dr. Jamil Khader will speak Sunday, Jan. 9, at the 10:30 a.m. service of Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City about the Muslim-veil (hijab) experiment he conducted at Stetson University as part of Diversity Day last February.
The experiment was volunteer-based and involved female undergraduate Stetson students.
Khader will share the results of the experiment and discuss the current misperceptions about the meaning of the veil in the U.S., and the misperceptions about Islam in general.
An associate professor of English at Stetson University, Khader is a Palestinian Arab from Israel and a non-practicing Muslim.
Coffee and conversation can be shared 9:30-10:15 a.m. before the service.
At the 3 p.m. Jan. 9 Mosaic in the Afternoon service, Julie Lowery will talk on “Crossing the Divide: Exploring Spiritualism.”
For more information, call 386-228-3130 or visit www.mosaicuuc.org.
Calvary Full Gospel Church in DeLeon Springs will have a revival Jan. 14-16.
Evangelist Leon Batchelor will preach.
Jewish war vets to meet
Jewish War Veterans Post 3300 will hold its regular monthly breakfast meeting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Aberdeen Clubhouse, 55 Allwood Green Blvd., just off Clyde Morris Boulevard in Ormond Beach.
A full breakfast, including orange juice, lox, bagels, assorted cream cheeses, herring, coffee and tea, will be served.
Live musical entertainment featuring songs from the 1930s to the 1980s will be provided by Jules and Jade during breakfast.
Any military veteran of the Jewish faith is invited to attend, and wives and other guests are also welcome. More information is available by calling Post Cmdr. Jack Resnick at 386-673-0931 or Stan Kates at 386-446-0678.
No shul at Temple Israel
The congregation of Temple Israel of DeLand will participate in the Communitywide Shabbat being celebrated Friday, Jan. 7, at Temple Israel of Daytona Beach, 1400 S. Peninsula Drive.
In doing so, Shabbat will not be observed at the temple in DeLand.
The service in Daytona Beach will start at 8 p.m.
Bible study on Mondays
Dr. David Felty, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, will lead Bible study at 10:30 a.m. every Monday. Gilberto Cortes will provide coffee for all participants.
At the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, Jan. 9, nonperishable foods will be collected for The Neighborhood Center.
A New Members Spaghetti Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. New members get to eat for free, while all others are asked to make a $3 donation to eat. It’s necessary to RSVP by calling the church office at 386-734-0677 by Monday, Jan. 10.
Brother Leonard and the “New Wine” Pickers will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at My Refuge Church in DeLand.
The group from Sanford plays bluegrass, country and gospel music.
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