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Spiritual Side: DeLandites in New Orleans at ELCA Youth gathering
By Margie Dykes
posted Jul 21, 2012 - 7:40:14am
Youth attend ELCA gathering
Five youth and two chaperons from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand left July 17 on a mission trip to New Orleans to attend the ELCA Youth gathering.
Held every three years, the event began July 18 and concludes July 22. Attendees will practice the principles of discipleship, justice and peacemaking.
Thomas Cook presents “Classic Chivalry and Its Modern Connections” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 22, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand.
Cook, who has lived in Orlando for nearly 30 years, is a photographer and historian, and has lectured and written numerous articles on Central Florida history. He has spoken at more than 20 Unitarian churches on subjects as far-ranging as the spirituality of baseball, ethical eating, and, of course, the similarities between Unitarians and pirates.
The concept of chivalry is an interesting one in modern-day America. With corporations running the country like the monarchs of old, is it possible to compare the chivalric code with modern-day ethics? It is, if you are using a Unitarian Universalist framework as your foundation! Cook and attendees will explore the code of the medieval knight to shine light on our current ethical situation, while trying to avoid tilting at any windmills.
If you would like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, visit www.uua.org. For more information about the church, visit www.uudeland.org or call 386-734-6499.
Interfaith Caregivers fundraiser canceled
An Interfaith Caregivers fundraiser scheduled for July 23 at Denny’s restaurant in DeLand has been canceled due to the closing of the restaurant.
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the organization can mail it to Interfaith Caregivers of West Volusia Inc., P.O. Box 485, DeLand, FL 32721.
Interfaith Caregivers is totally funded by donations and fundraisers, with volunteers providing four meals a week to those in need at First United Methodist Church of DeLand, along with providing a cold-weather shelter when winter nights go below 40 degrees.
Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeLand will celebrate the 95th birthday of Anna Lilly on Sonday, July 29, following the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the church’s Memorial Room.
Friends of the community are invited to attend. Call Pastor Joseph J. Gasper for more information at 386-532-5536.
Talking time out
Dr. David Felty, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, will have “Time Out” as his sermon topic Sunday, July 22.
Jesus and his disciples took a time out when it was needed. David, in the Old Testament, took a time out when it was needed as well.
Rainbow Child Care Center, a ministry of First Christian Church, has started planning for its 25th-anniversary celebration to take place in September. The first full planning meeting of all committees will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, in the church library. Kathy Porr, current director, is trying to locate former directors and teachers. Call her at 386-736-3768.
‘Soul to Soul’ series continues
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City continues the Summer Sunday Series “Soul to Soul” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 22, with a service on “Boundaries.” This reflective, discussion-style service will consider questions involving the way people interact with each other — in both healthy and non-healthy ways, with boundaries that become too rigid or are not firm enough. When and with whom do people erect boundaries? Join church members as they explore common human issues in a welcoming, nonjudgmental environment. Everyone is welcome and wanted.
Mosaic in the Afternoon, an informal discussion and music service, is held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Suite F of the Mosaic Center. Rob Field leads the services. This week, the topic will be “The First Three Principles in Action: Mental Illness in Our Lives.” Proposed questions for discussion are: Is dealing with mentally ill people a special challenge to the first three UU Principles? And, can a sufficiently ill person stop being a “person”? Everyone is welcome.
For more information, call 386-228-3130 or visit www.mosaicuuc.org.
Learn about diabetes
DeBary/Orange City Seventh-day Adventist Church is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program that begins 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31.
The five-part series, running from July 31 through Aug. 28, will identify the signs and symptoms of diabetes, its prevention, complications arising from diabetes, and how to stop the disease.
Health experts from Florida Hospital, Atlantic Foot and Ankle Associates, and Lechmaier Family Chiropractic will give the presentations.
A light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. Free child care is available.
For more information, call 386-490-0802 or 386-626-3092.
DeLeon Springs United Methodist Church has planned a Spaghetti Dinner 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, to raise money for the church’s mission work.
The cost is $8 for adults or $2 for small children.
The West Volusia Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St. in DeLand, is having Senior Lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. for those age 55 and older.
To reserve a spot, call 386-738-2406 by 4 p.m. Tuesdays.
Greater Faith AME Church in Deltona is having a Giveaway 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, for the homeless at Campbell Park, on Ferguson Avenue, off Providence Boulevard in Deltona.
There will be clothing, toiletries and food free for the taking.
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