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Spiritual Side: Traditional Rosh Hashanah services Sept. 16-17
By Margie Dykes
posted Sep 8, 2012 - 8:23:40am
High Holy Day services
Members of Temple Israel of DeLand and Temple Shalom of Deltona will gather in their respective synagogues to usher in the 5773 New Year with traditional Rosh Hashanah services.
The eve Rosh Hashanah service Sunday, Sept. 16, will be at 7 p.m. at Temple Israel and at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Shalom, and will continue at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Temple Israel and at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Temple Shalom. A second-day service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Temple Israel of DeLand.
All are welcome. There is no charge.
For security purposes, at Temple Shalom of Deltona, please make advance arrangements by calling the synagogue office at 386-789-2202.
Three services on Sundays
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand is celebrating its Sunday School Rally Day beginning at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, on the church grounds. There will be a bounce house and slide, children’s games, snow cones, pizza, hot dogs, and much more. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office C.O.P. division will have their robocop mini-remote-control squad car on the church grounds. Children will be able to address questions to the vehicle and receive answers directly, due to a two-way radio system between the car and the remote operator.
The local Christian band Livingsong will perform. All are welcome.
Sunday, Sept. 9, is also the beginning of three morning Sunday services — a traditional service at 8 a.m., a contemporary service at 9:30 a.m., and another traditional service at 11 a.m.
The monthly Lutheran Men in Missions Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Anyone willing to stay over after the breakfast to help with the yard chores around the church will be welcomed.
Faith Lutheran hosts the Interfaith Kitchen at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at First United Methodist Church of DeLand. Church members and others will tend to 100 or so homeless and hungry individuals. Volunteers are always welcome to take part.
Call Faith Lutheran’s church office at 386-734-2791 for more information about the church or events.
Patriot Day celebrated
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Orange City will celebrate Patriot Day by honoring and remembering first responders at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Sept. 9.
Volusia/Flagler Counties Jewish War Veterans Post 300 will host its first regular breakfast meeting of the season at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Aberdeen Club House, 50 Allwood Green Blvd. in Ormond Beach.
A traditional New York-style breakfast including orange juice, lox, bagels, assorted cream cheeses, herring, sweets, buns, coffee and tea will be served starting at 9 a.m.
All Jewish veterans of military service are invited to attend. Spouses and other guests are encouraged to attend.
There is no cost for the breakfast for new members and guests.
Former U.S. Army NCO Sal Rutigliano, Flagler County Veterans Service officer, will discuss veterans’ benefits and veterans’ issues.
For more information, call Stan Kates at 386-446-0678.
Cornerstone Church in Deltona is beginning a new Saturday-evening service.
“It’s About Relationship” will meet at 6 p.m. each Saturday.
For more information, call 386-532-5100 or visit www.welcomehomeccc.org.
The DeBary Women’s Connection monthly luncheon will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive.
There will be delicious food, networking, and a fun and inspirational program.
The group’s motto is “Connecting women with God, each other, and their community,” and all women are welcome.
The cost is $15 cash or check at the door.
Call Katherine at 386-228-0030, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and registration.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church’s Missions Department extends to all an invitation to join them for their annual celebration with a service beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The guest messenger for this service is Pastor P.A. Wilkerson of St. James Baptist Church in Bunnell.
The pastor’s 11th-Anniversary Celebration will start with a pre-anniversary musical service at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. This service will feature choirs, mime dancers, praise dancers, and a soloist.
The anniversary celebration will officially begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, with the guest messenger Pastor Ira Lightsey of St. Mary Baptist Church in Mims.
On Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., the guest messenger will be Elder Burt
McByrde of Antioch Freewill Baptist Church in DeLand.
The anniversary celebration will conclude at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, with Pastor Troy Bradley of Greater Union First Baptist Church of DeLand the guest messenger.
The public is invited to all services.
For additional information, contact the church at 386-736-3891.
Enjoy classic folk music
Musician Dan Gribbin will present a medley of classical folk and blues music at a special service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. The service is titled “The Magic of Creative Choice.”
Gribbin will present a medley of classic folk and blues music, which includes songs written for the children at the Aquacamp of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, where he is a volunteer. Visit his website at www.dangribbin.com.
For more information about the church, visit www.uudeland.org or call 386-734-6499. For more information on Unitarian Universalism, visit http://www.uua.org.
Last week, Pastor Owen Stricklin of First United Methodist Church of DeLand introduced Ben Collins, announcing Collins has joined the staff as associate pastor. Pastor Collins will be directing the Extension Ministry, a new ministry focusing on the 18- to 35-year-old age group. He is a resident of DeLand, and has been involved in aspects of youth ministry for many years.
Anyone wishing to get his or her financial “house” in order is invited to attend a program that will lead to a debt-free life. A free preview session of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.
S.E.L.A.H. (Sisters Enjoy Learning About Him) resumes at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the parlor of the Life Enrichment Center. The theme is “The secret of a victorious Christian life is to develop a heart like David, the author of most of the Psalms.”
There will be three adult studies, “The Power of a Whisper,” “Crazy Love” and “The Good and the Beautiful God,” beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, following the 5:30 p.m. Impact dinner in the LEC. There will be activities for youth and children, and nursery care is available. The cost for the dinner is $4.50 per person, with a family paying a maximum of $15. Reservations are required.
The line-dancing schedule changes in September to every Tuesday morning, except the third Tuesday of the month. Dancing takes place in the LEC 9:30-10:30 a.m. A variety of music and tempos are taught. Men and women are welcome to attend, and new dancers are welcome.
Call the church office to make reservations at 386-734-5113.
Special September events
Church of the Holy Presence in DeLand has planned several events in September for their members and the community.
The weekly Wednesday Noon-Hour Eucharist will resume 12:15-12:45 p.m. This is a quiet and contemplative noon-hour service. A Time for Prayer will also meet weekly on Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This Saturday, Sept. 8, is Church Clean Up Day, a time to work with members in the yard cleaning up and in the educational building. Many hands make the task go quickly.
On Sept. 16, the church joins with the national “Back to Church Sunday” movement. There will be a special presentation at the 10 a.m. service. All are welcome to come and join in the service. You can check out the promotional videos on the church’s website.
On Sept. 23, the church will have its monthly Covered-Dish Dinner, following the service, a time for good food and fellowship.
An Intergenerational Service will be Sunday, Sept. 30, with the youth presenting part of the worship service.
For further information, call 386-734-5228 or visit the website at www.holypresencedeland.com.
Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 9, Glenwood Presbyterian Church will resume its early informal worship service at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Rev. Dr. Austin Brinkerhoff, pastor, will be speaking away from the pulpit as the Spirit moves him to do so.
Instead of a formal pastoral prayer, there will be prayers from the people. The music will be varied, including some longtime favorite hymns, as well as newer songs. At times, there will be special music and participation by the Sunday-school children.
Dr. Brinkerhoff is looking forward to input from all who participate so that the worship will honor God and be both meaningful and fun.
Following worship, there will be light refreshments in the Barnes Building.
Sunday school for all ages will run 9:45-10:45 a.m. Traditional worship will be at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 386-734-8617 or go to the church website at www.glenwoodpc.org.
Dr. David Felty, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, will have as his sermon topic Sunday, Sept. 9, “What’s It All About?” As part of the 25th-anniversary celebration of the Rainbow Child Care Center, former directors Debra Thompson, Lorraine Burton and Candice Dyer will be recognized. Kathy Porr, current director, will recognize teachers, the board of directors, and volunteers who are present during the service. A reception will be given for the whole congregation through Martha Manley’s direction.
Youth activities have resumed at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, with dinner provided by Sue Brague and committee. When school is in session, the youth meet each Wednesday in the fellowship hall for dinner, recreation, study and prayer.
The Men’s Group will meet Saturday, Sept. 8, for a program and lunch, provided by Dr. Felty.
The Disciple Women’s Fellowship will resume meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Fellowship Hall. All women of the church are invited to attend. The evening group meets Monday, Sept. 17. Sue Brague is president of the Disciple Women.
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