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Spiritual Side: Yom Kippur services begin Tuesday, Sept. 25
Pumpkin-patch fun set for month of October in Lake Helen
By Margie Dykes
posted Sep 22, 2012 - 7:40:48am
Yom Kippur announcements
The Jewish High Holy Day season continues with Yom Kippur services beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, and at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Temple Shalom of Deltona.
At 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, the congregation and guests will gather to study the biblical Book of Jonah for 45 minutes, a Yom Kippur tradition that underscores the acceptance of repentance by Jews and non-Jews alike.
For security reasons, make advance arrangements by calling the synagogue office at 386-789-2202.
Lake Helen United Methodist Church will once again host its popular Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival during the month of October.
The pumpkins will arrive around 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and community volunteers are needed to assist with unloading and setting up the patch.
The patch, which is a fundraiser for the church, will be open noon-7 p.m. Sunday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 31. Toddlers through elementary-school-age children are welcome to come to the Pumpkin Patch, where they can purchase small pumpkins for painting or decorating. Special areas will be available for great photo opportunities!
Volunteers to handle sales and meet and greet the public in two-hour shifts also are needed. To volunteer or to schedule groups of 10 children or more, call 386-747-9843.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, the church will have its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a bake sale and a silent auction, and food and beverages will be on sale. Free games for children will include a duck hunt, a beanbag toss, water-gun target-shooting, face-painting, helium-filled balloons, a bottle toss and more. Fingerprinting services for children will be available too. Families are most welcome!
For more information, visit the church website at www.lakehelenumc.net or call Lillian Andreuzzi at 386-747-9843.
A free fall Family Fellowship Festival and Preschool Open House at Emmaus Lutheran Church and Preschool in Orange City will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
Christian rapper Commissary will perform, and Z88.3 Christian radio will be there, along with bounce houses and games for children, safety presentations by local police and fire departments, Scouting and Police Explorer activities, and cotton candy and popcorn for sale for $1. Adults will be able to donate blood in the Central Florida Blood Mobile bus, and donations of nonperishable food items for the community pantry will be collected.
The woman who preached to Jesus
Dr. David Felty, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, will have as his sermon topic for the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, Sept. 23, “The Woman Who Preached the Gospel to Jesus.” The sermon is based on the second chapter of James and the seventh chapter of Mark.
Dorothy Ashton and Roger Bullard have started the stewardship campaign for 2012-13 with the theme of “Abundant Joy, Overflowing Generosity.” Stewardship Team activities will be going on throughout the month of October and part of November.
The youth of the church will have a kids’ carnival for kindergarten-age children and up 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Fellowship Hall. Margaret Utting and Marybeth Stewart are in charge.
40 days of prayer begin
The church family at Plymouth Avenue Christian Church in DeLand will begin its “40 Days of Prayer” Friday, Sept. 28, and it will last through Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The focus will be praying for our country. Prayer books can be purchased for $2.
There will be daily prayer at 7 a.m. on the steps of the church, and a Concert of Prayer at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.
For more information, call the church office at 386-734-9141.
Sign up now
Grace House Pregnancy Resource Center has begun to take registration for its annual Walk for Life, planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at First Baptist Church of Edgewater, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Sunflower Park in Downtown DeLand.
There will be an opening ceremony, and then participants will walk, run, or even rock (in chairs) for sponsors to raise money for and support the pro-life activities of the center, which helps women with unplanned pregnancies choose life and not abortion.
Visit www.gracehouse4life.org for details and to register, or call 386-943-4004.
Bill Lazarus will present “Atonement for Yom Kippur” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Sept. 23, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. Lazarus, who grew up in a Jewish family, will talk about what sin is, and how the concept of atonement developed. The Jewish High Holy Days, which are made up of Rosh Hashanah followed by Yom Kippur 10 days later, began Sept. 16 and continue through Sept. 26.
As Lazarus grew older, he began to question the whole idea of atonement for sin. After examining a variety of other religions to learn about these ideas, he concluded there is no such thing as sin and, therefore, no reason for atonement.
Lazarus offers thoughtful insights on religion and the world, always accentuated with humor.
Religious education for children of all ages is provided.
For more information about the church, visit www.uudeland.org or call 386-734-6499. To learn more about Unitarian Universalism, visit www.uua.org.
God and America
The Rosewood Center and the Chapel of Divine Mercy, both in DeLand, are presenting a joint “God in America” ministry outreach called “America’s Godly Heritage” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Chapel of Divine Mercy.
The free program will include music, slides, and video and live performances focusing on the relationship between history and religion in the founding of America.
Those interested can visit www.god-in-america.org.
Kepler Road Baptist Church in DeLand will have its Family Fun Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
There will be food and games, and fun for the whole family, and admission is free.
St. Ann’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus will have an antique and classic car show 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
Trophies for the best cars in hot rod, muscle, antique, classic, custom and original categories, and the best trucks and pickup trucks, will be awarded.
The cost to show a car is $10. Call Martin Harper at 386-775-0615.
The officers and members of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in DeLand invite the community to join them as they continue to celebrate the 11th Pastoral Anniversary of the church’s Pastor Melvin Young Sr. and first lady Ernestine Young.
Pastor Troy Bradley of Greater Union First Baptist Church of DeLand will be the guest messenger at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
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