110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Sep 7, 2013 - 7:37:06am
DeLeon Springs United Methodist Church announces that its monthly fundraising Spaghetti Dinner will resume 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and continue the third Saturday of each month.
A donation of $8 will be gladly accepted, with the funds going to the church’s outreach missions in DeLeon Springs and surrounding areas.
For more information, call 386-985-4325.
First Place 4 Health
The women of Christ Community Church in DeLand want to spread the word that they 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.
Meeting in a weekly support group, participants follow a 12-week curriculum that is centered on achieving balance in four essential areas of their lives: emotional, spiritual, mental and physical. This is done by regular attendance and fellowship at church (emotional); prayer, Scripture reading and Bible study (spiritual); Scripture memory and keeping a food record (mental); and eating well and exercising (physical).
First Place 4 Health helps members learn how to be victorious over past eating patterns and how to commit their minds and, ultimately, their bodies, to God.
Interested women of all ages may attend an introductory meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 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.
Busy church in September
The Youth Group of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand has started up again for fall 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Dorothy and Paul Ashton are in charge, with help from Sue Brague, Doug Barbee, Mary Beth Stewart and Suzanne Reader. Children and youth from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate.
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the youth will be giving a report on their summer-camp activities, during the Fellowship Dinner. Reservations need to be made by Monday, Sept. 16. Martha Manley is in charge.
Pastor Art Bakewell will be the guest minister Sunday, Sept. 8. His sermon topic is “Redeeming the IRS,” based on Mark 2:13-17.
Nonperishable food items will be collected at both the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services for The Neighborhood Center.
The Monday-afternoon painting class at 1 p.m., under the direction of Marge Jones, will continue through the month of September. There is a charge of $5 for supplies at each class.
The Disciple Men will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
Are you curious about the Christian faith or new to the faith? Are you a leader who wants to teach or help others become disciples? Do you want to get to know more people? Are you a longtime believer who wants to continue to grow in your faith? If you said yes to any of these questions, the fall classes at Pine Ridge Fellowship in Deltona might be for you.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is one of the classes being offered this fall, and it will be facilitated by the Rev. Benjamin Stilwell-Hernandez, pastor of Pine Ridge Fellowship. New classes on Christian doctrine and Reading the Old Testament are being offered by Curtis Froisland, director of discipleship. Men’s and women’s classes are available.
Beginning the week of Sept. 8, classes will be available at both campuses, with many of the classes available day and evening. The Howland campus is across from Pine Ridge High School, and First Church Campus is near Discovery Elementary School on East Normandy Boulevard.
Register at http://tinyurl.com.PRFgrow2013, follow the church on Facebook, or call 407-324-1614, ext. 26.
Sunday, Sept. 8, is Grandparents Day, and Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City will celebrate the love and lessons of our grandparents at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.
Congregants are invited to bring a photo or other memento of their grandparents to place on the altar.
Religious education for children of all ages is offered during the service. Learn more at the church website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
The Diocese of Florida - Independent Catholic Church of the Americas announces the upcoming ordination of Mark Cady to the Order of Deacons by the Most Rev. William R. Cavins, bishop of Florida. Cady, 48, a DeLand native and graduate of DeLand High School, is scheduled to receive the sacrament of Holy Orders at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Holy Angels Catholic Community, which worships in the First United Church of Christ building at 4605 Curry Ford Road in Orlando.
Cady’s spiritual calling started when he was 21 years old. “I planned to go to seminary to become a Capuchin Franciscan priest after getting out of the Navy,” he said, but ever-changing events hindered this plan. However, through the journey of the coming years, he continued to hear that calling.
“I want to become a deacon because I believe God has called me to help shepherd His people, to guide them in their faith, and help it grow,” he continued.
As for the parish, Cady has made it his goal to expand the Holy Angels’ community-outreach activities. “Orlando is a big city, and there are many who have been disenfranchised and shunned by ‘organized’ religion. It is my hope that we, as a parish, will become a spiritual force to bring light to the dark corners of our community,” he said.
‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’
Coleen Summey will present “Don’t Fear the Reaper” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand.
Summey, who is a member of the First UU congregation, always brings a compassionate and caring perspective to her presentations.
Religious education for children of all ages is provided during the service.
For more information about the church, visit www.uudeland.org or www.facebook.com/UUDeland, or call 386-734-6499. To learn more about Unitarian Universalism, visit www.uua.org.
Sunday-school day/Outreach Ministry Fair
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand has scheduled Sunday, Sept. 8, as Sunday School Rally Day. The church will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with the Outreach Ministry of Faith presenting a “God’s Work, Our Hands” Fair in Fellowship Hall. Both events will be held between the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
Sunday School Rally Day will include food and games for children, while the Outreach Ministry Fair will feature stations where the church’s ministries will set out information, materials, samples and sign-up sheets, and someone will be available to chat with members and guests about the different ministries.
Refreshments will also be served.
All members, friends and neighbors are invited and encouraged to attend. More information can be obtained from the church office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at 386-734-2791.
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