110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Aug 18, 2012 - 7:18:31pm
Eagle Dove in concert
Church of the Holy Presence in DeLand invites the public to an evening of anointed music featuring the DeLand rock band Eagle Dove at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. The group plays God rock and love ballads.
The band members are James Cameron, founder and songwriter; Shaun Mignella, who moves between electric guitar, mandolin, violin and harmonica; James Baumann, who plays electric guitar and keyboards; Glenn Hardaway, who plays bass; and Brett Stewart, who plays drums.
The concert is free.
For more information, call 386-734-5228 or visit the website at www.holypresencedeland.com.
New members welcomed
A New Member Orientation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at First United Methodist Church of DeLand. This informal gathering in the parlor of the Life Enrichment Center will be led by Pastor Owen Stricklin for those who want more information about or are interested in joining the church. Child care is available upon request.
Aug. 26 is also “Brown Bag Sunday.” Worshippers are urged to bring canned goods, paper goods and staple food items to be delivered to families in need and to the various food pantries in the DeLand area. And, the competition is on between service times. Last month, the 8:15 a.m. service brought in 118 items, the 9:30 a.m. service brought 20, and the 11 a.m. service brought 21 items. Kudos to the 8:15 service!
Another undertaking is collecting new underwear. The third Sunday of the month (Aug. 19 this month) is designated “Undies Sunday.” This program will provide guests attending Mercy Hour on Tuesday afternoons with clean underwear after their weekly shower. All sizes of briefs or boxers for men, women’s underwear, and socks are needed.
Anyone having trouble with finances and “making ends meet” is invited to preview the course “Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, in the Life Enrichment Center. There is no charge for this preview session. The 12-week course will be taught by several individuals who, by following the methods suggested, have become debt-free and are enjoying that freedom.
Call the church office for more information on all of the above at 386-734-5113.
The Rosewood Center and the Chapel of Divine Mercy, both in DeLand, are working together in a joint ministry called “God in America,” whose purpose is to bring awareness about the decline of demonstrating America’s godly heritage and to pray for the nation at this critical time.
Weekly prayer meetings are 7-8 p.m. Sundays at the Chapel of Divine Mercy.
A monthly conference call with Intercessions for America is noon-1 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Rosewood Center.
Looking toward September, the multimedia presentation “America’s Godly Heritage” will be shared 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Chapel of Divine Mercy, and 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Rosewood Center.
Forty Days of Prayer will begin 6-7 p.m. each day at the Rosewood Center and continue until the 2012 presidential election.
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Orange City is blessing backpacks to begin the new school year at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday, Aug. 19. All students, teachers and school administrators are invited. A nursery is available at both services.
Sunday school begins during the 10:30 a.m. service for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
An ice-cream social to encourage fellowship will be at 11:45 a.m.
Youth-group gatherings, for children in sixth grade and above, begin Wednesday evening, Aug. 29.
Nicodemus Lewis-Schoenwald will speak at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand.
Lewis-Schoenwald, a member of this congregation, will present “This I Believe.” While he has stepped away from his Christian background in favor of humanism, he enjoys blending both philosophies. He will bring this integrated perspective to his presentation.
Religious education for children of all ages is provided.
For more information about the church, visit www.uudeland.org or call 386-734-6499. If you would like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, visit www.uua.org.
Plymouth Avenue Christian Church in DeLand, which is across from DeLand High School, is hosting the DeLand High School Prayer Walk at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. The community is invited.
Participants will start at the church, walk to different stations throughout the school, and pray for those areas.
For more information, call the church at 386-734-9141.
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Helen will celebrate its anniversary Sunday, Aug. 19, with a choral program at 3:30 p.m.
The theme is “Jesus Is the Waymaker,” and choirs from throughout the community will perform.
For more information, call Sister Rose Bradley at 386-228-0175.
The Rev. Tate honored
The Rev. William L. Tate recently completed his 20th year as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in DeLand, and he and his wife, Debbie, will be honored at a special worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.
The special speaker will be the Rev. Glenn Rogers, missions director for the Seminole Baptist Association.
Fundraiser dinner/dance planned
Knights of Columbus Deltona Council 6584 is having a Dinner/Dance Fundraiser beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the clubhouse at 1385 Maximilian St. Proceeds will benefit the Mother of Good Shepherd Monastery.
Dinner choices include meat, spinach or seafood lasagna, with drinks, salad, garlic bread and dessert for a donation of $25 per person.
DJ Sony will provide music to dance by 7:30-10 p.m.
For tickets, call Wendy Wilson at 386-738-1020.
Dr. David Felty, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, will continue his sermon series on the theme of bread in John’s Gospel.
His topic for the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, Aug. 19, will be “Flesh and Blood.”
There will be a “Beautification Day” at the church 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 18, with Sue Brague in charge.
Rainbow Child Care Center, a ministry of the church, has plans under way for its 25th-anniversary celebration Sept. 9-15. Center Director Kathy Porr is in charge.
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City is moving. The Aug. 19 service will be the first in the new location — 1725 S. Volusia Ave. in Orange City (Pilgrim Community Church). Watch for the big celebration in September.
The subject of the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, service is “Addiction.” For many of us, addictions are things that other people struggle with, but Americans are variously addicted to many things — work, food, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, stress. Some are life-threatening, some simply make us uncomfortable, and some may play a positive role in life. The mechanisms that drive addictions are the same. Self-knowledge is the beginning of understanding and freedom from addiction. The Aug. 19 service will be a discussion-style service dealing with this important topic.
Mosaic in the Afternoon, an informal discussion and music service, will also be held in the new location at 1:30 p.m. This week, the topic will be the sixth principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations — “The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.”
For more information, visit www.mosaicuuc.org or call 386-228-3130 (leave a message — they’ll call you back).
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