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Spiritual Side: 12th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast May 23
By Margie Dykes
posted May 19, 2013 - 12:04:01am
Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
The 12th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Stetson Room in Stetson University’s Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave.
All DeLand-area faith and business leaders and community members are invited, and will join together in prayer for divine blessing, guidance, wisdom and compassion for the city and its leadership.
The chaplains of Florida Hospital-DeLand, the DeLand Police Department, the DeLand Fire Department, and Stetson University will host this event. There is no charge to attend.
Tabernacle in the Wilderness
Calvary Full Gospel Church in DeLeon Springs is hosting “Tabernacle in the Wilderness,” a ministry of Crocket and Faye Kennedy of Brookhaven, Miss., at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, May 20-22.
A tabernacle was first erected, with instructions from God, in the wilderness exactly one year after the Passover, when the Israelites were freed from their Egyptian slavery. It was a mobile tent and camp with portable furniture, with which the people traveled and set up wherever they stopped for the night. This allowed the people to sense God’s presence and have a concrete place in which to meet God.
The Kennedys have built a replica of the tabernacle, and have fashioned four services to bring parishioners into the camp and help them understand its importance.
For more information about this event, call Pastor Harrison at 386-202-0477.
Pine Ridge Fellowship in Deltona is having a summer camp June 10-Aug. 9 for children ages 5-12.
Camp Kidstuf was fashioned in response to the growing need for quality Christian child care during the summer.
The nine-week camp, held at the church’s First Campus, 1045 E. Normandy Blvd., is designed to help children grow in wisdom, faith and friendship, and to learn how to make good choices using biblical principles.
A half day, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., costs $75 per week, and includes one snack and a lunch. A full day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., costs $120, and includes two snacks and lunch. A full day with an extended morning costs $135 per week, and includes breakfast, lunch and two snacks.
To register children, call Diane Hendricks or Kristan Haberstro at 386-259-9245, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship in music
Cheryl Orr will present “Singing Meditation: Together in Sound and Silence” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, May 19, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. This session is an opportunity to experience the wonder and magic of fellowship in music. The word “spirit” is derived from the Latin “spirare,” to breathe. The act of singing moves our breath, the essence of our spirit, from our deepest core out into the atmosphere. Singing together strengthens the community, and the group’s camaraderie enhances the beauty and power of the songs.
You’re encouraged to come and be a part of this unusual service whether or not you sing. Cheryl Orr is a former church music director and preschool music educator. She serves as the programming and worship coordinator for the church.
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.
The gift of laughter
The “Merry Month of May” series of services will continue at Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City, with Cathy Giordano as the featured speaker for Sunday, May 19. She’ll talk about “The Amazing Gift of Laughter,” exploring the uses of laughter to foster physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Judy Raymond is the worship leader.
A children’s program is offered during the service. Learn more about Mosaic at www.mosaicuuc.org.
Christ United Fellowship in DeLand will observe Pentecost Sunday, May 19, by joining with Christians around the world to celebrate the day that the Holy Spirit came in power to the disciples. On Pentecost, many people wear red, which is considered to be the color of the Holy Spirit.
Pentecost occurred 50 days after Jesus’ Resurrection. From then on, the disciples were no longer cowering in fear, but were filled with the Holy Spirit, as they preached the Good News of the resurrected Jesus, and went out and changed the world! It is considered to be the birthday of the Christian church.
The Rev. Dr. Austin Brinkerhoff, pastor of Christ United Fellowship, will preach on “The Power of Pentecost.”
Members of Christ United Fellowship hold to a historically traditional view of the Scriptures. The Sunday schedule includes Sunday school at 9 a.m.; fellowship is 10-10:30 a.m; worship is 10:30-11:30 a.m.; with fellowship following worship.
For more information about the church, call 386-523-6317 or go to the church’s website at sites.google.com/site/Christunitedfellowshipdeland.
The Sinfonia Orchestra will perform at LifePoint Community Church in DeLand at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
The concert is free, with an offering taken to go directly to the performers.
The Gospel of Mark
Pastor Art Bakewell will continue his series on the Gospel of Mark at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, May 19, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand.
The Pentecost offering will be taken at both services to assist with the national challenge of 1,000 new churches by 2020.
The Lord’s Supper is served at each service, with child care at the 10:45 a.m. service for infants through third grade.
A Sunday breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. by Joyce and Ross Nicosia.
Saturday, May 18, the Rainbow Child Care Center playground will be rejuvenated, reassembled and rededicated. Roy Tedford will provide supervision for skilled and unskilled volunteers. Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to all who are helping with the playground.
The Disciple Women’s groups meet at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, May 20.
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