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DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Jun 9, 2013 - 10:26:07pm
The Women’s Mission of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Helen is having its annual Prayer Brunch 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 8.
The theme for the program is “Let Not You Be Troubled,” with the theme Scripture being John 14:1. Theme colors are yellow and white.
There will be a day of Christian fellowship, Christian fun and food.
For more information, call Johnnie Chavis at 386-747-2814.
More on the Gospel of Mark
Pastor Art Bakewell, guest minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, will have as his sermon topic “I Want To” at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, June 9. This is a continuation of his sermon series on the Gospel of Mark, focusing on Mark 1:40-42.
Nonperishable food items will be collected at both services to help The Neighborhood Center pantry. The goal is 100+ items.
Kathy Porr will be explaining the Blanket and Tool Offering during the 10:45 a.m. service. This offering provides direct relief to people in need, such as the tornado victims in Oklahoma.
Julie Rechner, music director, and Mark Bose, organist, will provide special music for the 10:45 a.m. worship service during June, July and August to give the choir a summer break from weekly practices.
The local Disciple Men, under the leadership of Paul Ashton, Florida Disciples Men’s president, will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 8. All fathers are reminded to get their tickets for the Father Child Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Tickets must be purchased by Sunday, June 9.
Learn about Islamic Sufis
At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9, Dr. Robert P. Tucker will present the sermon “Sufi Tales,” at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. The sermon will explore, in a humorous way, the magical, mystical, mirth-making traditions of Islamic Sufism.
Religious education for children of all ages is provided. For more information, visit www.uudeland.org or call 386-734-6499. To learn more about Unitarian Universalism, visit www.uua.org.
Respect for web of existence
Dr. Kirsten Work, Stetson University professor of biology, will be on hand at Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9, to help celebrate the seventh principle of Unitarian Universalism: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Judy Raymond is the worship leader for this service, called “Sacred Water.”
Dr. Work’s sermon is titled “The Circle of Water: Linkages Between Land Use and Water Quantity, Quality and Ecology in Central Florida.” Designed to inspire, educate and inform, Dr. Work’s sermon will also be a timely reminder of the importance of this substance without which we cannot live but which so many of us ignore.
Child care is provided during the service. Fellowship and refreshments follow the service. For more about Mosaic, visit the website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
Perry to perform
Christian contemporary artist Richard Perry is performing at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at The Lighthouse Church, at 1311 Villa Prima Way in Lake Mary.
Faith-based weight-loss plan
Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on weight-loss programs and products. Many are on a search for a quick fix, unwilling to consider permanent changes in their lifestyle as the answer.
The women of Christ Community Church in DeLand have discovered that the Bible holds the answer to the obesity epidemic. By following the First Place 4 Health program, a faith-based weight-loss plan, members of Christ Community have already lost a total of 70 pounds.
Dieters follow a 12-week curriculum centered around achieving balance in four essential areas of life: emotional, spiritual, mental and physical. These include regular attendance and fellowship (emotional); prayer, Scripture reading and Bible study (spiritual); Scripture memory and keeping a food record (mental); and eating well and exercising (physical).
The program points people to God’s strength and creates a compassionate support group that helps members stay accountable in a positive environment.
An interested-persons introductory meeting for women of all ages is planned for 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the church. For more information or to join a First Place 4 Health group, call Joy Gorgans at 386-734-4646 or 386-848-8183.
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