110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
Vacation Bible Schools abound
posted Jun 22, 2013 - 8:03:40am
The Sanctuary, DeLand Church of God will present a special patriotic concert at 6 p.m. June 23.
The concert is free to the public, and will feature the choir, as well as well-known trumpeter Danny Wolfe. The concert is a special tribute to honor members of the military and their sacrifices.
For more information or to get free tickets, call 386-734-7777. The doors will open to ticket-holders at 5 p.m.
The Volusia Buddhist Fellowship meets for a dharma service every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the last Saturday of the month at the Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia.
Members of Glenwood Presbyterian Church invite the community to enjoy the musical talents of Leslie Ann Martinez-Coursen and her family in a concert set for 7 p.m. June 23. Light refreshments will be served afterward.
The Rev. Jack Higgins will present a talk titled “Early Unitarians — Arius and Servetus” at the 10:30 a.m. service June 23 at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia. Higgins will discuss the pioneering religious thinkers and their contributions to Unitarian Universalism.
Religious education for children of all ages is provided during the service.
Missionaries Walter and Diane Kennedy will share their experiences as missionaries to Papua, Indonesia, at Christ United Fellowship in DeLand Sunday, June 23.
The Kennedys have been serving in Papua since 1984, establishing the Hatman Bible School in 1987 and currently working to establish a community center as a means of outreach to adults and youth in the city of Manokwari.
Beginning at 9 a.m. during the Sunday-school hour, the Kennedys will show a video of their missionary work. Walter Kennedy will also participate in the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Lord’s Supper and dedications
Elder Joe Risse will lead the services at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand June 23.
The Lord’s Supper will be observed at both the 8:15 a.m. and the 10:45 a.m. services.
Youth planning to attend camp in Silver Springs at the Christian Church Conference Center will also be dedicated at the 10:45 a.m. service. Those attending the Genesis Camp include Robin Ashton, Jackie Barbee, Dacey Clayton and Hannah Mulroney. Rebecca Ashton will attend Canoe Camp.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand would like to invite the community to its ice-cream social between the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services June 30, and after the 11 a.m. service. Ice cream and all the fixings will be served. All are welcome to taste the different varieties of ice cream that will be available.
Pine Ridge Fellowship in Deltona has several upcoming events for the summer, both for youth and adults, including a sending out of Tom and Lauren Wycuff at 6 p.m. June 23, a blood drive at the Howland Boulevard campus 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 30, the Deltona Faith Rally in Dewey Boster Park at 6:30 p.m. June 30, Our Father’s Table at the First Church camp at 5 p.m. Friday, July 5, and a Fushion Middle School pool party 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, July 5.
Pine Ridge Fellowship also offers free breakfast and lunch during the summer, June 10-Aug. 16, to children under the age of 18 at the First Church Campus, 1045 E. Normandy Blvd. Breakfast is served 7:30-9 a.m., and lunch is served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Vacation Bible School
Children ages 3-12 are invited to attend First Baptist Church of DeBary Vacation Bible School 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 8-12. The theme will be “Colossal Coaster World.”
As youngsters explore the “VBS park,” they will enter Worship Rally at the Main Gate and make their first stop at Coaster Alley for Bible study. While touring the park, kids will also visit:
• the Cotton Candy Cafe for snacks
• the Adrenaline Zone for recreation
• Tune Town for music
• the Global Expo for missions
• the Scissors and Stuff Emporium for crafts.
Free Christian counseling
Pastor Roseanna Bartolotta and Brother Frank Bartolotta are offering free pastoral Christian counseling through Broken Hearted Ministries at By the Grace of God Church in Deltona. Call 386-232-7254.
Hope for hurting hearts
DeBary-Orange City Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting a free seminar for adults featuring speaker Roberta Fish, a social worker and author of the book Ministering Hope to the Hurting Heart.
Topics will include:
• What causes wounds, and what are the effects?
• What are the three stages of healing?
• What principles did Jesus use in His healing ministry?
• How can survivors be supported to deal with overwhelming memories and dreams?
• What Scriptures will help survivors change their false self-beliefs?
• How can I be used in helping victims of abuse?
The two-part seminar will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 20. The session July 13 includes an opening message and lunch. A donation of $10 is being asked, but is not required.
For more information, call 386-775-3722 or 386-734-2691.
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