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West Volusia Spiritual Side: Fish dinners for sale on Fridays during Lent
Available in the Bosco Center at St. Peter Catholic Church in DeLand
By Margie Dykes
posted Feb 23, 2013 - 7:19:12am
Fish dinners for Lent
St. Peter Catholic Church in DeLand offers fish dinners for sale Fridays in the Bosco Center on church grounds during the Lenten season.
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday through March 15, dinners of fish, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, and macaroni and cheese can be purchased for $10 for adults and $5 for children. Iced tea, lemonade or coffee is included, as is a dessert of cake or pudding. Adults will receive two pieces of fish in their dinner; children will get one piece. The fish can be fried, baked or blackened. Additional pieces of fish may be purchased at a nominal cost.
This special dinner is presented by the Knights of Columbus West Volusia Council 6274 and the St. Peter Church youth group. All proceeds will benefit the youth group and various church ministries.
On the air
Caroll and Brenda Farley, from Woodland, Maine, will be on the air during the Live for Jesus segment at 3:30 p.m. Saturdays on WYND Radio 1310 AM.
Studying about Jesus’ healing ministry
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand announces that Pastor Art Bakewell will be the interim minister at the church until June 1.
His sermon series “The Healing Ministry of Jesus” is continuing at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, Feb. 24. The Week of Compassion offering will be taken at both services. This offering is for world relief, rehabilitation and development ministries.
From 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Dr. Brent Schlapper’s retirement party will be in the Fellowship Hall. His patients had requested the celebration, and his nurse, Roseanne Russo, is the coordinator.
First Christian is preparing for participation in the 25th annual CROP Walk, which will be Sunday, March 10.
Accepting our choices
Catherine Giordano will speak on “What Ifs, If Onlys and So Whats” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Feb. 24, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. This will be a lighthearted talk about the universal yearning for do-overs and the importance of accepting our choices. Giordano is a member of the University Unitarian Universalist Society in Orlando.
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. To learn more about Unitarian Universalism, visit www.uua.org.
Community Crop and Craft
St. Ann’s Catholic Church in DeBary is having “Community Crop and Craft” 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, March 1, through Sunday, March 3. The event, hosted by BYOP (Bring Your Own Project), is a great way to get caught up on craft projects, or start new ones. The registration fee is $25.
There will be plenty of table space, with soda and bottled water available; however, everyone is responsible for his or her own meals. Also, participants can bring garage-sale items to sell, swap or trade.
For more information, call Rebecca at 386-668-9732.
Unitarian poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City once again welcomes Dr. Robert Tucker to the pulpit at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Dr. Tucker will speak about Unitarian poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Andy Bowen is the worship leader. A children’s program is offered during the service.
Mosaic volunteers will celebrate “Read Across America” day Friday, March 1, by reading stories aloud to students at Orange City Elementary School. More volunteer readers are welcome. Call the church at 386-228-3130 for more information, or visit the website www.mosaicuuc.org.
Has technology made God obsolete?
You’re invited to come hear the Christian Science lecture “Has Technology Made God and Spirituality Obsolete?” by Mary Alice Rose at First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Deltona, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1.
Soul Food Fest
Bethel AME Church in DeLand is hosting its seventh annual Soul Food Fest 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
For $10 tickets sold in advance, or $12 tickets sold at the door, participants will get two meats, with multiple sides and dessert.
To purchase tickets in advance, call 386-383-3003.
Is hell real?
The Lifetree Cafe video presentation for Thursday, Feb. 28, will be “Hell, Does It Really Exist?”
The presentation and a time for discussion will be 7:15-8:15 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Holy Presence in DeLand.
Call 386-734-5228 for more information.
The LifePoint Community Church Concert Series presents its second concert of the series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with music presented by the Volusia Community Symphony. The performers are mostly from the West Volusia area.
Light refreshments will be served afterward.
There is no admission charge. A goodwill offering will be collected. No baby-sitting services are available.
For more information, call 386-734-3738.
Building a healthy marriage
Four Towns Community Church in Deltona is starting a new six-week series for couples, during the church’s Equip U time before Sunday services. The series is called “Balanced and Blessed,” and is by Dr. Charles Lowery. Equip U starts at 9:15 a.m. Services start at 10:30 a.m.
The first week’s session, on Sunday, Feb. 24, is “The Perfect Answer to a Common Question — Why Did We Get Married in the First Place?” The March 3 session is called “What’s Love Got to Do With It? — Why Some Marriages Work, While Others Don’t.” On March 10, the topic will be “The Difference Your Differences Can Make — Why You’re So Normal and Your Mate Is So Weird.”
On March 17 is “What Goes on Behind Closed Doors — How Men Think and What They Need That They’ll Probably Never Tell You.” On March 24, it’s “Staying in Step to Go the Distance — Communication With Women Is More Than Roaring and Snoring!” On March 31, it’s “Don’t Give Up, Grow Up! – Six Steps to Help Your Marriage Go the Distance.”
The current series of sermons by pastor Dr. Bill Hicks during the 10:30 a.m. service is called “Acts of Righteousness,” is based on Matthew 6, and includes how to pray, how to fast, and how to live.
“Kiddie Krumbles” for children through fifth grade is available during Equip U.
Four Towns Community Church is across the street from Deltona High School. For more information, call 386-532-5546.
Church officer and leader education
Glenwood Presbyterian Church was well-represented at the C.O.L.E. (Church Officer and Leader Education) meeting at Winter Park Presbyterian Church this past Saturday. Attending were Jim Simmons, Marsha Evans, Libby Lusk and the Rev. Dr. Larry Cuthill. This was a very informative and educational session.
“Florida Gold-Citrus,” a program presented by the Volusia Cooperative Extension Service, was given Tuesday in Fellowship Hall. Guest speaker Karen Stauderman spoke about how to grow and care for citrus trees. Also present was home economist Kathleen Bryant, who talked about the nutritional value of citrus, and gave many recipes to those attending.
These educational programs are open to the community. The next program will be given in April.
Each Tuesday, beginning at noon, there will be a light luncheon followed by a short Lenten service led by the Rev. Dr. Larry Cuthill. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this service.
Wanted: middle-school children. The middle-school youth group meets 4:45-5:45 p.m. every Thursday in Fellowship Hall for arts and crafts, fellowship, and refreshments. All middle-school youth in the community are welcome to attend this group. For more information, call the church office at 386-734-8617.
Beginning 11 a.m.-noon Monday, Feb. 25, Diane Skolfield will instruct a yoga and tai chi class, standing and chair-exercise only. The class will meet every Monday in Fellowship Hall, and is open to the community.
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