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Spiritual Side: Macedonia Missionary to celebrate 88 years
New Hope Baptist Church is marking 20 years
By Margie Dykes
posted Mar 9, 2013 - 8:18:55am
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in DeLand and the Rev. Melvin L. Young Sr. invite the community to join them as they celebrate the 88th anniversary of the church at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14.
The Rev. William Bradley of New Hope Baptist Church in Deltona will be the messenger for the Wednesday-night service, and the Rev. Jeffrey Robinson of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Daytona Beach will be the messenger for the Thursday-night service.
The celebration will come to a close Sunday, March 17, with Pastor Victor Gooden of New Life Church Ministries in Daytona Beach bringing the closing message service at 4 p.m.
The public is invited to all services. For more information or directions, call 386-736-3891.
New Hope Baptist Church is marking 20 years of ministry and human services in the Deltona community. All former members and friends are invited to join New Hope’s congregation every third Sunday at 4 p.m., when the Rev. William L. Bradley Jr. will celebrate, commemorate and appreciate various ministries during Sunday services.
New Hope’s journey dates back to December 1992, when a group of 15 people met for the purpose of organizing a congregation. Bradley was installed as pastor in April 1993. The first worship service was held Jan. 10, 1993, at Deltona Lakes Elementary School.
In 1999, New Hope broke ground for its family life center on Lake Helen-Osteen Road. Along with being the church’s major place of worship, it has also housed day care, a food bank, summer camp, and a seniors activity center for the residents of Deltona.
In January 2013, New Hope’s Soul Winning Action Team (SWAT) received a Humanitarian Award for feeding the homeless and witnessing to the unsaved.
Wild game feast
Blake Memorial Baptist Church in Lake Helen is having its annual Wild Game Feast 3-6 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
Tickets cost $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
For more information, call 386-228-2151.
The Glenwood Presbyterian Women will host the church’s Spring Rummage Sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
A variety of items will be offered for sale, as well as vintage clothing from the estate of Alice Van Cleef. “Miss Alice,” as she was known, was a member of the founding family of Glenwood, as well as a teacher who taught several generations of young people in DeLand schools.
She was well-known and well-loved.
The video presentation of Lifetree Café, a ministry of Episcopal Church of the Holy Presence in DeLand, will be “Inside the Gun Debate: To Hunt, To Defend, To Assault?”
A discussion will be held after the showing of the video.
For more information, call 386-734-5228.
“Your Divine: How to Discover, Develop and Deploy Your Spiritual Gifts,” a small-group study DVD series from Chip Ingram’s Living on the Edge Ministries, will begin Tuesday, March 12, and run for five weeks at My Refuge Christian Church in DeLand.
A donation of $7 is suggested to cover the cost of the workbooks.
To register or for more information, call George at 386-479-8323.
Gluch to speak
Dave Gluch will speak on “Relativistic Truth” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, March 10, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand.
The fourth UU principle is a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. With this freedom to search, what are our responsibilities, and how do we know truth when we see it?
This service will touch on relativity theory, scientific truth, and the truth within us. Dave is currently president of the congregation, and has his doctorate in physics, but has spent most of his professional career in computer-systems engineering and research.
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.
Youth group has auction
Y.E.L.L., the youth group of First Baptist Church of DeLand, will have a live and silent auction Saturday, March 16, in the Family Life Center. The doors will open at 2 p.m. for registration and a preview of the auction items; bidding will also start at this time. The live auction will start at 3:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Some of the items include an M&M guitar, Princess House cookware, gift certificates, and a variety of specialty items.
Proceeds from this event will go toward the group’s summer missions trip.
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City welcomes the Rev. Janet Onnie to the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 10, service to speak on “Harmony in Diversity.”
Janet compares a UU congregation to a symphony, where many different voices come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
Jane Bradford is the worship leader.
A children’s program is offered during the service.
Visit the church’s website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
The Central Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present the choral festival The Crucifixion by Sir John Stainer at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at First United Methodist Church, 142 E. Jackson St. in downtown Orlando.
Choir members from local Orlando churches will perform during this free event.
Ben Lane is the conductor, and the organist is Glenn Osborne.
Sunday, March 10, will be the 25th anniversary of the annual West Volusia CROP Walk. The three-mile walk starts at Bill Dreggors Park, on the corner of Stone Street and Wisconsin Avenue, around 2 p.m., with registration at 1:30 p.m.
The walk is to raise money to combat world hunger, with 25 percent coming back to the DeLand area to help with Interfaith Kitchen, where meals are served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings to the homeless and marginally poor.
Pastor Art Wuertz of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand is in charge of the walk. He will be assisted by Church World Service Director Amy Killgallon; Shelly Murphy, president of Interfaith Caregivers; Barbara Parslow, treasurer of Interfaith Caregivers; and June Young, sponsors coordinator.
Those who have received a certain number of sponsors will receive a free T-shirt at the walk. Anyone interested in supporting initiatives that help with world-hunger issues is encouraged to participate.
Wear your name tag
Pastor Art Bakewell will address the issue of authority vs. power with the sermon topic “Smack Down at the Capernaum Corral,” Sunday, March 10, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand.
March is “Wear Your Name Tag Month.” Congregation members who do not have name tags are encouraged to complete order requests and turn the requests in to Lee Gartside.
Sunday afternoon, March 10, Kathy Porr will lead a delegation from First Christian at the 25th West Volusia CROP Walk. Kathy has walked in all 24 previous walks. In fact, this is the third year she has had Rainbow Child Care Center have their own CROP Walk, which will be Friday, March 8.
All proceeds go to Church World Service to assist in hunger projects around the world, with 25 percent coming back to DeLand’s Interfaith Kitchen.
The Disciples Men group will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Fellowship Hall for breakfast and a program.
A reminder: Daylight saving time goes into effect Sunday, March 10. Move your clock ahead the night before.
The Church Board, under the leadership of Paul Ashton, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11.
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