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Spiritual Side: ‘Earth Day Birthday’ celebration April 21
By Margie Dykes
posted Apr 20, 2013 - 9:44:47pm
Earth Day birthday!
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City will celebrate its seventh birthday Sunday, April 21, with an “Earth Day Birthday” celebration.
The service will hold up all seven fundamental UU principles in honor of the seven years Mosaic has been serving the community. And naturally, there will be birthday cake!
Mosaic is a Welcoming Congregation, and they especially welcome newcomers and visitors to the birthday celebration!
A children’s program is offered during the service.
Learn more about all of Mosaic’s programs and activities on the website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in DeLand is hosting an uplifting evening "Empowering the World for Christ: A Night of Hope for All People" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26.
Pastor Dante G. Dixon of Anointed House of Worship Center and Pastors Anthony and Dana Williams from New Life Ministries in DeLand will lead the event. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event will be taped live. It is asked that parents do not bring small children.
For more information, call Mount Calvary at 386-736-1251 or New Life Ministries at 386-279-0052.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand will celebrate its 62nd birthday of incorporation as a Lutheran church Monday, April 22.
The public is invited to the annual Spring Fling and Plant Sale on the grounds of the church 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 27.
In addition to the plant sale, which will benefit the youth group, there will be a carwash by the youth and a bake sale. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
More information about the event and how to have an individual sale table can be obtained by calling the church office at 386-734-2791.
Bellaire to speak
Pastor Preston Bellaire from Precious Faith Baptist Church will be the guest minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand Sunday, April 21. His sermon topic will be “The Loves of God,” based on John 14:21 for the 10:45 a.m. service. The 8:15 a.m. service will be a prayer and Communion service.
Bill Devine will be serving breakfast for the church at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. The breakfast is open to guests by reservation at 386-734-0677.
The youth are planning some Earth Day activities for Wednesday, April 24. They will meet for their regular meal at 6 p.m., with the special activities following until 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the youth will have a carwash in the parking lot of the church to raise funds for camp and a conference. Paul and Dorothy Ashton will be in charge.
Margaret Jones will lead Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the church library.
Benefit concert for food pantry
Lake Helen United Methodist Church will have a Benefit Concert in support of the “Outside the Gates” Food Pantry at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The pantry aids those at risk of hunger in the Lake Helen and Cassadaga communities. The performance will be by Great Expectations Men’s Chorus.
In addition to collecting food for the community food pantry, the concert is to celebrate Millie Bennett’s seven years of dedicated service as coordinator of the food pantry. Admission is free, but attendees are requested to bring donations of canned goods or other nonperishable food items to benefit the pantry, or to make a cash donation to support this vital ministry.
Worshipping in the great outdoors
The public is invited to join Deltona Presbyterian Church for its annual Worship in the Park at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21, at Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive in DeBary. A picnic lunch will follow.
Questions? Call 386-789-3200.
Dine out for Habitat
Dine out with Habitat for Humanity 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Bob Evans Restaurant, 1340 Saxon Blvd. in Orange City, and the restaurant will contribute 15 percent of your total bill to benefit its mission: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”
As a special bonus, bring your receipt from this event to the Habitat ReStore, 196 W. Blue Springs Ave. in Orange City, through May 18 and get a 10-percent discount on your total purchase.
A coupon for this event is required and can be printed at www.swvhabitat.org. Click on “current dine out coupon.”
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in DeLand extends to all an invitation to join them for Revival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, through Friday, April 26.
The revivalist will be Bishop Terry McCaskill, pastor of Mount Sinai World Outreach Ministry in Pendleton, S.C. The public is invited to all services.
For additional information, call the church at 386-736-3891.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is having a round-table discussion featuring genealogy brick-wall problems and solutions at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. It is open to the public.
The society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.
Perrases to sing
Bill and Eli Perras bring their music and insights on “One Planet - One Habitat” to First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, April 21.
This song and story program sends a message of how humanity needs to change course in caring for the Earth’s environment. This change is needed before we destroy the natural resources that this planet has provided.
The lyrics, given to and interpreted by Eli, are combined with Bill’s bluesy finger-style guitar playing to create a uniquely modern take on Americana music. Accompanied by soulful rhythms, they speak out with strong heartfelt lyrics against social injustices, corporate greed, and the daily follies in everyday life. The duo are regulars at many Florida folk-music venues and festivals.
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.
Family fun day
Deltona Lakes Baptist Church is having a Community Family Fun Day 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27.
There will be free food, music by local bounce houses and carnival games, and many vendors, along with a special appearance from folks from Z88.3 FM radio station.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart of Christ Christian Church in Orange City is having a Spring Yard Sale Giveaway 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 27, on the church property at 1150 W. Rhode Island Ave. All donated items will be free — a way of sharing the church’s blessings with others. Call 386-775-4155 for more information, or visit www.heartofchristchurch.com.
The church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary.
Talk on health
Christian Science practitioner and teacher Rob Gilbert will lead prayer and healing during his talk “God and Health” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at DeLand City Hall, 120 S. Florida Ave. in Downtown DeLand.
The event is a gift to the community from First Church of Christ, Scientist, DeLand.
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