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By Margie Dykes
posted Aug 18, 2013 - 9:57:00am
Choir Number One at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Helen is celebrating its anniversary with the program “Oh Lord We Praise You” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.
Choirs from around the area will perform.
For more information, call Sister Rose Bradley at 386-228-0175.
History of Jewish music
Temple Israel of DeLand and the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties are hosting an afternoon of musical fun at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.
“Where the Music Came From,” an anthology of Jewish liturgical and popular music, will be performed by locally known musicians Joe and Lynn Goldovitz and Ray Guiser.
Attendees will be encouraged to join in a singalong, and healthy snacks will be served following the event.
Praying about new school year
Plymouth Avenue Christian Church in DeLand, across the street from DeLand High School, is hosting several school-related events in the coming weeks.
Teacher Appreciation Sunday, special services celebrating all schoolteachers, will be Sunday, Aug. 18, at both the 8:30 a.m. traditional and the 10 a.m. contemporary services.
Later that evening, at 7 p.m., will be the DeLand High School Prayer Walk. Participants will walk from the church to the school and pray at designated spots.
Green and Gold Sunday will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, in the high-school auditorium. Leon Bright, a former Florida State University football standout and a former National Football League player, will be the guest speaker, as participants pray for the DeLand High football team and for a successful season.
A pulled-pork lunch will follow in the school cafeteria. Child care will be provided at the church. This event is also sponsored by Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church in DeLand, the DeLand chaplains, and the Century Club.
Requiem Mass to be performed
Central Florida Community Arts will present its third annual Summer Classical Series concert with a one-time performance of Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave.
The Mass was commissioned by Count Franz von Walsegg to commemorate his wife’s death. Mozart was composing the Mass in Vienna at the time of his death in 1791.
Tickets cost $10, and can be purchased at cfcarts.com/mozarts-requiem-2013 or by calling Sarah Mattingly at 407-949-7170.
May is guest minister
The Rev. Reggie May will be the guest minister for the 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, service at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand.
The Coffee With God Service will be at 8:15 that morning in the Fellowship Hall, where coffee and pastries will be served.
Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.
The Youth Group Leaders, led by Dorothy and Paul Ashton, have started planning the 2013-14 Wednesday-night gatherings, which will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 4.
The Property Committee will have a workday beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.
Jessica Flynn has created a new Facebook page and a Twitter account for the church.
The perks of laughter
Cathy Giordano presents “The Amazing Gift of Laughter” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. This talk will provide a perspective on using laughter to foster physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being. Giordano is a member of the University Unitarian Universalist Society in Orlando.
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.
Congregation Beth Shalom in Deltona will celebrate its move to a new synagogue with an Open House at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Suite D, in Deltona.
The celebration will include carrying the Torahs into the sanctuary, affixing the mezuza on the door post, and dedicating the storefront space as a religious sanctuary. Families and the general community are invited to meet the rabbi and members of the congregation.
“We offer a comfortable, nonjudgmental, family atmosphere in which Jewish people of many backgrounds can worship together and share a love for their mutual heritage,” said Rabbi Winston Weilheimer. “We are also egalitarian; women share equally in our leadership roles.”
Congregation Beth Shalom is a conservative Jewish congregation. For more information, call 386-804-8283.
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City will discuss “Resilience” at Soul to Soul Sunday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 18. Cary Ragsdale will facilitate the discussion.
Designed to encourage careful listening and respectful relationships, Soul to Soul Sundays encourage attendees to know each other on a deeper level. All are welcome to attend. Child care is provided during the gathering.
Questions for sharing: Do you consider yourself to be a resilient person? Why do you think that? Do you think you are capable of becoming more resilient? What or who do you think helps you through the rough spots? Could you become resilient without them?
Mosaic welcomes all, and offers more details about the congregation on the website www.mosaicuuc.org.
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