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Spiritual Side: Churches host Thanksgiving dinners
By Margie Dykes
posted Nov 10, 2012 - 8:33:00am
Community Thanksgiving plans
Christ Community Church in DeLand is having a Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Concert beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. The concert will be by pianist Richard Deal. To reserve a seat at the table, call 386-734-4646.
Glenwood Presbyterian Church will have a Thanksgiving Dinner at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22. Call 386-734-8617 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to reserve a seat. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring a side dish to share.
Florida Hospital-DeLand and Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial invite the community to their ninth annual Thanksgiving “Harvest of Music” program, featuring award-winning Christian music performer Steve Green at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at First Assembly-DeLand, 551 S. Kepler Road. There is no admission charge for this inspirational evening of music and prayer celebrating family, community and blessings from God. For more information, call toll-free 1-866-328-6417.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand is having a traditional Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Turkey, gravy, rolls and drinks will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish.
St. Peter Catholic Church in DeLand and the Knights of Columbus will serve a full Thanksgiving Day Dinner Thursday, Nov. 22, in John Bosco Hall at the church. Dinner will be served after the 10 a.m. Mass. For more information, call 386-822-6000.
The Rev. Gregory Wilson will speak on the topic “Healing Our World and Ourselves” at Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Nov. 11.
Addressing the seventh Unitarian Universalist principle of supporting the interdependent web of all existence, the Rev. Wilson writes, “We are 200,000 years old, but compared to Mother Earth, we’re ‘the new kid on the block.’ Yet, we have wreaked more havoc than any other species on Earth. We’ve polluted waterways, caused the extinctions of whole species, and exterminated ancient cultures. This destruction has been humankind’s main calling card. Yet, we have other calling cards that are emerging. The continuing struggle to save the Amazon forest, the protection of endangered species, and the fight for the right of indigenous people to maintain their way of life are some of these new calling cards of Humankind.”
The Rev. Wilson will conduct a preliminary “exploration of these calling cards and new ones that humankind has achieved and can achieve toward the healing of the Earth and, in the process, ourselves.”
In addition, the congregation will learn about the conference “Healing Our World and Ourselves” Feb. 15-16 at Orlando’s First Unitarian Church. This will be a very inspirational and educational event with a variety of renowned speakers. Visit the website at http://healingourworldandourselves.org to learn more.
For more information about the church, visit www.mosaicuuc.org or call 386-228-3130.
Jewish war veterans meet
The next regular meeting of the Volusia-Flagler County Chapter of Jewish War Veterans is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Aberdeen Club House, at 50 Allwood Green Blvd. in Ormond Beach.
A free traditional New York-style breakfast consisting of bagels, lox, assorted cream cheeses, onions, sliced tomatoes, buns, cookies, sweets, coffee and tea will be served to guests and potential members.
The guest speaker will be security specialist Mark Rutledge, who will present “Security Inside and Outside Your Home.”
Wives of deceased members and Jewish veterans of allied military forces are invited.
Dr. David Felty, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, will have as his sermon topic Sunday, Nov. 11, “Seek First the Kingdom,” based on Matthew, Chapter 6.
Ready-to-eat canned soups and meats, cereal and peanut butter will be collected for The Neighborhood Center at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services.
Disciple Women’s President Sue Brague and a group of women will be attending the Florida Disciples Women’s Retreat in Silver Springs Saturday, Nov. 10. The women are meeting weekly to prepare for the annual Christmas Craft Bazaar 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Operation Christmas Child boxes will be packed by the church’s youth Wednesday, Nov. 14. Anyone who has small items but does not want to do a full box may drop them off at Rainbow Child Care Center before Nov. 14.
Glenwood Presbyterian Church is having its annual Fall Bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. This event has been a tradition for more than 50 years.
Household items, Christmas crafts, needlework, raffle items, baked goods and plants will be available for purchase. Breakfast or lunch will also be available for purchase, and diners will be serenaded by a singing guitarist.
Christmas yard sale
A Christmas yard sale will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the new home of Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation, at 1725 S. Volusia Ave. in Orange City. Santa will visit 10 a.m.-noon.
Black Market Party
First Presbyterian Church of DeLand is hosting a Black Market Party as a fall fundraiser for the church’s school 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the church’s Fellowship Hall.
The party will feature items from Thirty-One, Discovery Toys, Premier Designs Jewelry, Scentsy and more. There will also be a silent auction. Heavy appetizers will be served.
For more information, call 386-734-6214.
The new Advent study at First United Methodist Church of DeLand will continue during Impact gatherings Wednesdays in the Life Enrichment Center.
“The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem,” led by Pastor Owen Stricklin, will be at 6:15 p.m. following the 5:30 p.m. dinner. Children, youth and adults will follow the journey, as author Adam Hamilton leads those participating down the road to Bethlehem, in this unique look at the birth of Christ. Reservations are required for the dinner only. The cost for dinner is $4.50 per person, with a family paying a maximum of $15. A nursery is provided for children under age 3.
Sunday, Nov. 11, is Diaper Sunday. Those attending services are encouraged to bring packages of diapers to be donated to Open Hearts Ministry, the foster-care program of Florida United Methodist Children’s Home.
The public is welcome to attend all activities at the church. For more information, call the office at 386-734-5113.
Charity golf tournament
The South Putnam Christian Service Center of Crescent City is proud to announce its sixth annual Charity Golf Tournament at Live Oak Golf & Country Club in Fruitland on Saturday, Nov. 10. (Rain date is Nov. 17.)
This is a four-person scramble offering cash prizes and many door prizes, trophies and drawings.
The entry fee is a $55 donation per player, and includes lunch, cart and green fees. Club members can play for $45, using their own carts.
Registration is 10:30-11 a.m., lunch is served 11-11:45 a.m., and tee-off time is noon.
The funds generated from this tournament support the ministry of the South Putnam Christian Service Center, which is to provide food, clothing and financial help to those in need.
During 2011, 115,613 pounds of food were distributed, and 81 percent of the charity’s funds were used to provide client services. In the past five years, this golfing event has raised more than $34,000 for the center.
Call Dan McNutt at 386-649-6061 or Bob Kuhn at 386-649-9880 for more information.
Impact of World War I
You’re encouraged to attend First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, when Bill Lazarus will speak about the “Impact of World War I.”
Even though the “War to End All Wars” didn’t live up to its billing, what happened during and after the war has continued to unsettle the world. Bill is a historian, renowned religious scholar, and one of the most popular speakers at the church. He offers thoughtful insights on religion and the world, always accentuated with humor.
Religious education for children of all ages is provided during the service. 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.
Saturday Prayer Breakfast
The Lutheran Men in Mission of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand announce their monthly Saturday Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. Nov. 10, in Fellowship Hall.
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Faith Lutheran hosts Interfaith Kitchen, held at First United Methodist Church of DeLand. The Rebecka Circle of the church is providing service this month. It is expected that about 100 hungry and homeless individuals will be served a satisfying dinner.
Food service begins at 5:45 p.m., and volunteers are always welcomed to join in. You’re encouraged to be there by 5 p.m. or to call Faith’s church office at 386-734-2791 for more information.
A new addictions-recovery program has taken shape at Volusia County Baptist Church in Orange City.
The ongoing program, called Reformers Unanimous, meets at 7 p.m. Fridays. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 386-748-8160 or visit www.reformu.com.
Orange City United Methodist Church will have its annual Christmas Shoppe 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17.
The Methodist Women and the Craft Circle are hosting the shop, which will include handmade Christmas décor, gifts and baked goods for sale. Lunch will be available for purchase 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the mission work of the Methodist Women.
Pierson United Methodist Church announces that its annual bazaar will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
Crafts, canned foods, baked goods and lunch will be available for purchase, and a high-end Country Store will have items for sale.
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