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Spiritual Side: Two back-to-school events set Aug. 3 and 10
By Margie Dykes
posted Jul 22, 2013 - 7:54:27am
Ready for school?
The Christian Church at DeLeon Springs is hosting a Back to School Bash Backpack Giveaway 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the church, at 4481 Mills Road in DeLeon Springs.
Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given out while supplies last. There will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks, and free children’s games.
For more information, call 386-985-5608.
Back to school
On Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church in DeLand will host its first annual back-to-school outreach event “Back 2 School With a Smile.”
One hundred backpacks will be filled with school supplies, and there will be free food, games, live entertainment, and a fun-filled area just for the kids, along with opportunities to win gas cards, gift cards, and a host of other things.
It’s not too late to register for Glenwood Presbyterian Church’s Vacation Bible School “BigHeart Farms.” It will be 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 22-Thursday, July 25.
Each evening after a light meal in the Watering Hole, the Hootenanny Band will entertain. Children ages 4-11 can hear Bible stories at the Fruit Stand, make crafts in the Barnes Barn, play games in the Plowing Field, and make snacks in the Watering Hole. Children will have the opportunity to memorize the “fruits of the spirit” and a Bible verse each day to earn special pins for their straw hat. Adults can join in Bible study those evenings, where the focus will be on the nine fruits of the spirit, and how they apply.
Call the church office at 386-734-8617 to register.
Dealing with adversity
The Rev. Jack Higgins will speak on “Suffering and Pain” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 21, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand.
In his sermon, the Rev. Higgins will provide a Unitarian Universalist perspective on understanding and dealing with the adversities in life.
For more information about the church, visit www.facebook.com/UUDeland or call 386-734-6499. To learn more about Unitarian Universalism, visit www.uua.org.
DeBary Presbyterian Church is looking for vendors to sell their wares at a Fall Bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26. The bazaar will celebrate national “Make a Difference Day.” Bazaar proceeds will benefit the prison ministry Angel Tree Camp, which sends the children of prisoners to summer camp.
The event will be indoors and outdoors, with lots of activities for both children and adults.
The cost for a vendor space is $10. Call the church office at 386-668-4495 for more information and a registration form.
DeLeon Springs United Methodist Church is having its monthly Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 20.
Spaghetti will be served with or without meat, along with salad, garlic bread, iced tea, lemonade and homemade desserts.
The cost is $8, with children eating for free.
Proceeds go toward the church’s outreach missions.
Call 386-985-4325 for more information.
Come for a great program
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in DeLand invites the public to the Dual’s Day program at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Delivering the message will be special guest Pastor Larry Chavers from St. James Baptist Church in Osteen.
Dual’s Day is an annual fundraiser where both husbands and wives, deacons and deaconesses, ministers and their spouses, and lay people come together from various churches to worship as couples on the third Sunday in July.
This year, the worship service will have participants from Sanford, Osteen and DeLand.
For more information or for directions, call 386-736-3891.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand will have Pastor Art Bakewell as the guest minister for the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, July 21. The Lord’s Supper is open to all worshippers at both services.
There will be a property workday at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 20.
The Disciple Women’s Fellowship will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, in the church library.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets in the church library at 7 p.m. each Thursday, and Narcotics Anonymous meets in the church sanctuary at 8 p.m. each Thursday.
Are your kids ready for adventure?
Then they won’t want to miss a minute at The Kingdom Chronicles, the most exciting place around! At The Kingdom Chronicles, kids will learn the truth of God’s Word as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, drama, and great contests. A supper for the whole family is held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 29-Friday, Aug. 2, followed by The Kingdom Chronicles 6:25-8:30 p.m. at Christ Community Church in DeLand.
There are classes for all ages, including a parents group.
There is a $5-per-child registration fee ($20 per family) for the week.
Also during VBS on Wednesday, July 31, Ken Viard will talk about his 18-month voyage around the world on a 96-foot square rigged sailing vessel.
Call 386-734-4646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register the family.
First Assembly-DeLand is hosting a 10-week program “Towards Belief” that addresses “belief-blockers” for those exploring the Christian faith.
The purpose of this series is to provide the inquiring, the skeptical, and the believer alike the opportunity to explore some vital questions that emerge from a consideration of God, faith, the Church, and whether or not Christianity has something to say to contemporary life.
It is designed to provide an environment for open, reflective and honest questions that emerge from the subjects of each unit.
The group meets 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, with the subject of the July 24 meeting being “The Supernatural.”
Child care is provided. Call 386-736-2948 for more information.
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