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Spiritual Side: ‘Community Fitness Day’ May 11 in DeLand
By Margie Dykes
posted May 4, 2013 - 9:16:26am
Greater Union First Baptist Church of DeLand and its Greater Union Life Center Healthy West Volusia Initiative are sponsoring a Community Fitness Day 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Chisholm Community Center, 520 S. Clara Ave. in DeLand.
Indoors, there will be Zumba classes, an information center and fitness challenges. While outdoors, there will be games of flag football, led by former Mississippi State University football player Reginald Odom II, and basketball, and more physical-fitness challenges.
“Being a health-care professional, it is my duty to encourage people to strive for a more healthy and active lifestyle,” said Dr. Monet Bradley, organizer for the Community Fitness Day. She has also organized health-awareness days in the past year covering medical issues. “I have to be the example. Let’s get fit!”
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Orange City is having a Church Community Yard Sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18.
Ten-foot-by-20-foot spaces are available to sell your yard-sale items for $15, whether you come for one or two days.
Call the church for an application at 386-775-6200, or email to stjudeschurch
The Epiphany Council of Catholic Women announces an ECCW Tea Party at noon Saturday, May 11, at Church of the Epiphany Parish Center, 201 Lafayette St. in Port Orange.
Admission costs $10.
There will be a luncheon, prizes and entertainment. Bring your favorite teacup, and wear your prettiest hat.
Tickets are limited; call Millie at 386-756-6997 or Judy at 386-763-4184.
Eat for church
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand reminds readers that the monthly Faith Lutheran Day is being held at Pizza Hut on North Woodland Boulevard all day Friday, May 3.
Twenty percent of all designated sales at the restaurant will be donated to the children’s fund at Faith. You must submit a coupon when ordering or picking up a phone order. Coupons are always available from the church office or on the church website at www.faithlutherandeland.org.
The annual Mother’s Day Banquet is being held in the fellowship hall Thursday, May 9. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with entertainment scheduled at 7 p.m. Reservation tickets can be obtained by calling the church office at 386-734-2791, or they can be picked up at Sunday-morning services.
Dr. Josh Rust presents “Luke, You Switched Off Your Targeting Computer! What’s wrong?: Faith, Passion and Possession in Star Wars” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, May 5, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. Luke Skywalker has been tasked with destroying the Death Star by means of a precision hit to a small exhaust port (no bigger than a womp rat, we are told). Just prior to Luke’s firing his proton torpedo, the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi prompts Luke to “Use the Force” and “Let go,” prompting Luke to turn off his targeting computer.
In this presentation, Rust will explore different articulations of this battle-winning act of faith.
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.
Day of activities
Ministries for Christ Outreach Inc. is hosting Unity in the Community 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in its parking lot at 1055 Mason Ave. in Daytona Beach.
The free family event will have live music, beauty and barber services, evangelism, a children’s ministry and a Spanish ministry, and free soul food until it’s gone.
Vendors will set up information booths about jobs, and substance-abuse and mental-health services. There will also be cash giveaways, raffles and free clothes.
For additional information or to get involved, call Pastors John and Lisa Polite at 386-852-7046 or 386-212-4103, or email email@example.com.
Singing for Christ
An ensemble from Clearwater Christian College will sing at Open Bible Baptist Church in Orange City at the 11 a.m. service Sunday, May 5.
Clearwater Christian College is a liberal-arts school that is preparing Christian young people to serve the Lord through a variety of career opportunities.
For more information on the service and/or location, call the church office at 386-775-4320 or visit the website at www.openbiblebaptist.com.
Cinematique presents Jewish Film Series
Cinematique Theater in Daytona Beach is proud to present a weekend film series showcasing the best in contemporary Jewish film Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. The series includes six thought-provoking movies focusing on Jewish life and cultural issues.
Opening night is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, with Hava Nagila: The Movie. The film explores the famous song’s fascinating, infectious journey from the villages of Eastern Europe to the cul-de-sacs of America. Included with opening-night admission is a wine-and-cheese reception, with live music by Joe and Lynn Goldovitz.
On Sunday, May 19, the festival continues at 11:30 a.m. with Footnote, a comedy-drama set in present-day Jerusalem that explores a professional rivalry between father and son.
At 1:30 p.m., Nicky’s Family will screen, followed by a question-and-answer session. The film tells the inspirational, true story of an ordinary British stockbroker, Nicholas Winton, who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.
At 3:30 p.m., Arnon Goldfinger’s The Flat documents the complicated and shocking story uncovered while he cleans out the apartment that belonged to his grandparents, who were immigrants from Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
At 5:30 p.m. will be The Matchmaker, a delightful coming-of-age comedy-drama set in 1968 that follows a teenage boy working for a mysterious Matchmaker and Holocaust survivor. Afterward, the audience will be able to participate in a Skype question-and-answer session with the film’s director, Avi Nesher.
Closing the series at 7:30 p.m. will be The Gatekeepers, a documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.
Admission to all six films and the opening reception is available in an all-festival pass for $50. Individual tickets range from $5 to $9, with the opening-night event at $25.
Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St. in Daytona Beach. Visit Cinematique.org, or call 386-252-3118 for more information.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in DeLand will celebrate its third annual Women’s Conference at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10.
The guest messenger will be Pastor Shirley Myrick of Mount Zion AME Church in DeLeon Springs.
A Sisterhood Unity workshop and breakfast will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Guest workshop facilitator will be Evangelist Donna Victory of Butts Temple Church of God in Christ in Daytona Beach.
Registration for the conference workshop costs $15, and includes workshop materials, a souvenir bag, and breakfast. To register or for more information, call Clara Triplett or Allison Gist at 386-736-3891.
The presentation “You Don’t Know My Story” will be at the 4 p.m. service Sunday, May 19. The special messenger will be Associate Minister Kevin Cain of Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in DeLand.
For more information or directions, call 386-736-3891.
Music, music, music
Orange City United Methodist Church will present the following weekly music specials during the month of May. Admission is free, although donations to a freewill offering will be gladly accepted.
On Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m., Garrison Doles will perform.
On Sunday, May 12, at 4 p.m., jazz saxophonist Dwayne Marrett is joined by James Hartsfield on piano and Storey Miller on drums.
On Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m., Jeremy Vigil, a rising senior piano-performance major at Stetson University, will perform from a wide array of composers. This young keyboardist will be joined by flutist Kathryn Wolfe.
On Sunday, May 26, at 4 p.m., Chesley Woods will sing pieces by Rachmaninoff and Strauss, plus some familiar contemporary songs! He will be joined by soprano Kirsten Shipper and pianist Tammy Miller.
For more information, call the church office at 386-775-3068.
Celebrating new building
First Presbyterian Church of DeBary invites the public Sunday, May 5, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the new church building.
The celebration will follow the regular 10:30 a.m. service, and will include the dedication of the offering plates that were rescued from the fire that leveled the building a few years ago. Cake and punch will be served.
Beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, adults throughout the community are invited to come and play some pickup basketball in the church gymnasium. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor Art Bakewell will be filling the pulpit at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand Sunday, May 5, for the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. The Lord’s Supper will be observed at both services, and child care is provided for the 10:45 a.m. service.
Reservations for the Mother-Daughter Luncheon must be in by May 6 to Ethel Bland. The luncheon is at noon Saturday, May 11, and costs $5 to attend.
This is a time-honored tradition at First Christian for 66 years, and is sponsored by the Disciple Women, with Sue Brague, as president, in charge.
Rainbow Child Care Center, a ministry of First Christian, will have a Mother’s Day Breakfast Friday, May 10.
There will be no Bible Study Tuesday, May 7, because many of the members are involved with hosting the Interfaith Kitchen evening meal at First United Methodist Church of DeLand.
The Cabinet will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the church library.
An error has been made in regard to an event that was, at one time, set for May 4.
Pet-A-Palooza, hosted by Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City, has been postponed until November.
Sorry for the mix-up.
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