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Spiritual Side: Area Easter events planned
By Margie Dykes
posted Mar 24, 2013 - 7:32:30am
Annual decoration planned
Anyone interested in helping with the decoration of Easter crosses that will line Woodland Boulevard this Easter is invited to gather at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Pioneer Park, at the corner of Rich Avenue and North Woodland Boulevard in Downtown DeLand.
Flowers will be distributed at 9:30 p.m., and folks will stay until all the crosses are fully decorated.
Deltona Presbyterian Church welcomes all to the viewing of the film Jesus at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29.
Glenwood Presbyterian Church announces its Easter schedule of worship.
Lunch and devotion at noon Tuesdays during Lent continues for all who desire it.
The Maundy Thursday Service will be at 7:30 p.m. March 28.
An Easter party and egg hunt will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30.
Easter Sunrise Service will be at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 31, followed by a covered-dish brunch.
Easter Sunday Worship Celebration and Pageant will be at 11:30 a.m. March 31.
Holy Week events
First Congregational Church of Lake Helen continues Holy Week events with a special service at 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 28, in the parish house. Participants will learn about the Seder meal that was the Last Supper.
On Good Friday, March 29, church members will join the members of Lake Helen United Methodist Church at their church on South Lakeview Drive for a service at 7 p.m.
On Easter Sunday, March 31, Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
The 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand will be a “Flower Communion” service.
The significance of the Flower Communion is that as no two flowers are alike, so are no two people alike, yet each has a contribution to make. Together, the different flowers form a beautiful bouquet.
The church’s bouquet would not be the same without the addition of each individual flower, as with the church community, which would not be the same without each worshipper.
By exchanging flowers, participants show their willingness to walk together in the search for truth and meaning, disregarding that which might divide us. Each person will take home a flower brought by someone else.
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.
A new church has formed in DeLand.
It is New Covenant Baptist Church, which meets for worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the DeLand Woman’s Club, 128 W. Michigan Ave.
Bible study is at 9:45 a.m.
Bob Mulkey is the pastor.
New Covenant Baptist Church is an open and progressive Baptist church, with worship that encourages hymn-singing and openness of life and thought in a caring community of believers.
Easter Week plans
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand will have Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services at 6:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday will be celebrated with a 7 a.m. Easter Vigil, followed by a 9 a.m. contemporary service and an 11 a.m. festive Easter Service.
Breakfast will be served between services.
For more information, call 386-734-2791.
Children will sing
The children of First United Methodist Church of DeLand will join the Chancel Choir to open the traditional Palm Sunday service singing “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 24.
Easter services Sunday, March 31, will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the annual Sunrise Service at Vo-LaSalle Farms, 601 Johnson Lake Road in DeLeon Springs. A light breakfast will be served following the service. Those attending should bring chairs or a blanket on which to sit, and a flashlight and perhaps bug spray.
Traditional services will be held in the DeLand sanctuary at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., and the contemporary service will be at 9:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center. Pastor Owen Stricklin will deliver the message at all services.
Athletic Ministry members are organizing a “Spring Golf Challenge and Banquet” for Saturday, April 13. Tee time for the 18-hole handicap play is 1 p.m. at Sandhill Golf Club on East Euclid Avenue in DeLand. The cost for green fees, cart and a 5:30 p.m. banquet is $49 per person. The public is invited.
The cost for only the green fees and cart is $34.
Those wanting only to attend the three-course catered banquet will pay $15 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 3-11. Children age 2 and younger will eat for free.
There will be many golf contests and prizes, and door prizes will also be awarded. Call the church at 386-734-5113 or John Watson at 386-738-0821 to register.
“Immanuel Kant, But You Can” is the message for those attending the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24, service at Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City.
Speaker Dr. Robert Tucker will survey the revolutionary transformation of ethics that took place due to Kant’s Categorical Imperative, and will explain why this is important to Unitarian Universalism. Andy Bowen is the worship leader.
A children’s program is offered during the service.
Learn more at the website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
The Interfaith Caregivers of West Volusia Inc. are seeking donations of supplies for the Cold Weather Shelter for next winter. All of the supplies have been exhausted during the 2012-13 season.
Needed items include new single-bed blowup mattresses, blankets, single sheets (fitted and flat), pillows and pillowcases, towels and washcloths.
It is not necessary for the linens to be new.
Call volunteer Cold Weather Shelter coordinator Robyn Soliday at 352-434-6035 for drop-off information.
Blessing of the palms
Episcopal Church of the Holy Presence in DeLand invites the public to experience the Journey of Holy Week. There will be a 10 a.m. Palm Sunday, March 24, service, which will begin with the blessing of the palms, followed by fellowship following the service. Sunday school and a nursery will be provided for children.
On March 28, Maundy Thursday will be celebrated at 5:45 p.m. by participating in servant ministry through a foot-washing ceremony, followed by Holy Eucharist and the Stripping of the Altar. All will be asked to leave the church in silence.
The video presentation for Thursday, March 28, at Lifetree Cafe, a ministry of the church, is “Surrounded by Stuff,” which talks about the disorder of hoarding. The presentation, followed by a discussion, will be 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Good Friday will be celebrated at noon March 29, with Eucharist from the Reserved Sacraments.
The Celebration of Easter, at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 31, will conclude the events of Holy Week. Families are invited to attend, and children will be able to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt following the service.
For more information, call 386-734-5228, or visit the website at www.holypresencedeland.com.
First Easter season in new sanctuary
First Presbyterian Church of DeBary welcomes the community to attend the first Easter Holy Week services to be held in the new sanctuary. The church building was destroyed by fire more than four years ago. All services will be led by Interim Pastor the Rev. Dr. Joe Evers.
There will be a traditional church service at 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday, March 24.
The Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. March 28, with Communion and a performance by the Chancel Choir.
On Good Friday, March 29, the sanctuary will be open for prayer 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
There will be a 7 a.m. Sunrise Easter Service March 31, with a traditional church service at 10:30 a.m.
A nursery will be provided during worship services.
For more information, call the church office at 386-668-4495 or visit the website at www.firstpresdebary.com.
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