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Concerned Clergy host meeting tonight at Watts Amphitheater
Spiritual Side: Services planned to celebrate Father’s Day
By Margie Dykes
posted Jun 15, 2013 - 4:00:55pm
The Concerned Clergy, a coalition of DeLand-area pastors, welcomes the community to a meeting at 5 p.m. today, Saturday, June 14, at the Dr. Noble "Thin Man" Watts Amphitheater.
The meeting is designed to help the DeLand community find healing, unity and peace in the wake of racial tensions that arose in the aftermath of the death May 8 of Marlon Brown, who was run over by an officer with the DeLand Police Department.
The Concerned Clergy hosted a prayer meeting Friday night as well. Watch video from that event. Taking part were the Rev. Troy Bradley, the Rev. William Bradley, Pastor Larry Chavers, Pastor Eugene Collier, Bishop Henry James Jr. and the Rev. Wendell Raulerson.
Fathers’ changing roles
Bill Lazarus will speak on “The Changing Role of Fathers” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, June 16, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. In his talk, Bill will look at how the role of fathers has changed, by comparing his actions as a father with those of his own father.
Religious education for children of all ages is provided during the service.
For more information about the church, visit www.facebook.com/UUDeland or www.uudeland.org or call 386-734-6499. To learn more about Unitarian Universalism, visit www.uua.org.
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City will celebrate fathers June 16, with the help of Sensei Morris Sekiyo Sullivan, leader of the Volusia Buddhist Fellowship. Sensei Sullivan will speak of the wisdom one can gain through difficult relationships. Judy Raymond will lead the service. Everyone is asked to bring a picture of their father or father-figure or some item that symbolizes that figure to put on the altar.
Worship is 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by refreshments and fellowship in the fellowship hall. Child care is provided during the service. All are welcome!
Learn more about Mosaic at www.mosaicuuc.org.
Recognition of fathers
Pastor Art Bakewell, guest minister, will give the message at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, June 16, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand. There will be a recognition of fathers during the 10:45 a.m. service.
A special offering will be taken for Church World Service Blankets and Tools Programs at both services. Five dollars will provide one blanket for a tornado victim. Church World Service has sent 1,500 hygiene kits, 300 school kits, 300 blankets, 210 baby kits, and 185 emergency-cleanup buckets to Oklahoma.
The Father and Child prime-rib dinner is at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the fellowship hall. Only those who reserved a place may attend.
Saturday, June 15, at 8 a.m., volunteers are gathering for a property workday.
Planning has started for Vacation Bible School, which is scheduled July 28-Aug. 1.
Dinner in Sanford
The “Let’s Break Bread Together” ministry of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand has scheduled a June dinner event at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at The Willow Tree Cafe in Sanford, a German restaurant. To join the group, check with the church office at 386-734-2791 to see if a reservation can still be made.
The clown group “Fools for Christ” will perform at the church at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14. Everyone is invited to enjoy great Christian entertainment.
The Gospel in the Middle East
The Rev. Dr. George E. Kelsey, a 42-year veteran missionary to Jordan, will be the guest speaker Sunday, June 23, at Calvary Baptist Church in DeLand. He will speak at 11 a.m. on the topic “The Spreading Influence of the Gospel in the Middle East.”
Dr. Kelsey and his wife, Florence, founded a language school for teaching missionaries to speak Arabic 35 years ago that is still in existence today, and developed a Christian camp with programs for churches in Jordan.
Missionaries to speak
Missionaries Walter and Diane Kennedy will be visiting Christ United Fellowship in DeLand Sunday, June 23. The Kennedys are nearing the end of a home leave and will be returning to Papua, Indonesia, next month. They will be sharing a video of their work and answering questions during the Sunday-school hour beginning at 9 a.m. Walter will also be participating in worship at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, please call 386-523-6317 or see https://sites.google.com/site/christunitedfellowshipdeland/.
Leslie Ann Martinez-Coursen sings at Glenwood Presbyterian
This past Sunday, members of Glenwood Presbyterian Church were privileged to hear the wonderful music of Leslie Ann Martinez-Coursen, who is a singer, songwriter, musician and teacher, during the worship service.
Members of the Glenwood Trailblazers 4-H Club attended their annual boot camp under the direction of Karen Russi and Catherine Carr. The children were instructed in the use of pattern layout, sewing, food preparation and healthy-eating habits. They worked hard on their projects and had a great time.
This past Wednesday was the last night of Bible study for the summer. Bible study will begin again in September under the direction of Dr. Larry Cuthill. Plans will be finalized in the near future.
This Sunday, June 16, Cindy Britt will be the guest minister, as the Rev. Dr. Larry Cuthill will be on a mission trip to Guatemala.
Later, Dr. Cuthill will meet up with members from First Presbyterian Church of DeLand and Glenwood Presbyterian Church for mission work in Nicaragua.
Members of the Glenwood Presbyterian Church Mission and Outreach Team are collecting money to be donated to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for the tornado victims of Moore, Okla. Donations will be appreciated.
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