110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Sep 16, 2013 - 10:23:16am
Women meet monthly
The DeBary Women’s Connection monthly luncheon will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at DeBary Golf and Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive. The evening boasts good food and networking, and a fun and inspirational program.
The group’s motto is “Connecting women with God, each other, and their community.”
Admission costs $15, paid for in cash or by check at the door.
Call Susan at 386-668-1169 or Kathy at 386-747-5079, email to email@example.com, or visit www.debarywomensconnection.com for more information or to register.
The Chapel of Divine Mercy in DeLand, a charismatic Episcopal church, presents its annual celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. There will be lots of singing, dancing, and congregational participation. The public is encouraged to attend.
Participants are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to donate to the needy. Call the church at 386-736-8573.
First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand will have its annual Water/Stone Communion ceremony at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, service. The Rev. Jack Higgins will host this service and present “From Where Did Religion Come?”
Participants will bring a small amount of water or a stone from a place that is special to them. During the service, people will pour their water or place their stone into a large bowl. As each person adds a contribution to the collection, that person explains why it is special to him or her. The combination of elements, coming from many different sources, is symbolic of a shared faith.
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.
Feed Your Faith at First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach is sponsoring a “Love Worth Fighting For” event at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the church.
Featured speaker actor Kirk Cameron and musician Warren Barfield will focus on improving personal and spiritual relationships from the teen years through adulthood.
Cameron’s passion is to help people live in freedom and grace, fully devoted to faith in Jesus Christ.
Tickets cost from $20 to $35, and can be purchased at www.loveworthfightingfor.com.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand honored Pastor Art Bakewell with a surprise birthday luncheon after the Sept. 8 service.
Bakewell’s sermon topic for the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, Sept. 15, will be “Ambushed by Grace.” Roger Bullard will continue the stewardship emphasis throughout September during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
The Disciple Women will be meeting at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the church library. Sue Brague is president of the First Christian Church Disciple Women. Linda Marshall and Judy Devine are the group leaders.
Painting classes are continuing Mondays through Sept. 30 in the Fellowship Hall, with a cost of $5 each week covering supplies.
Reservations for the Sept. 18 Fellowship Dinner need to be given to the church office by Monday, Sept. 16. Call 386-734-0677.
The community is invited to attend Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial’s 11th annual women’s interfaith prayer celebration “Sharing a Cup of Faith — Rediscovering Hope.” The celebration begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at DeBary Golf and Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive, and will be an afternoon of prayer, music, inspirational readings and sisterhood.
Participants can expect a multicultural celebration of faith and friendship, featuring various guest speakers of diverse faiths, and inspiring music.
Tickets cost $18 per person, which includes the luncheon, tea and program. For more information, call 386-917-5161.
Sensei Morris Sekiyo Sullivan of Volusia Buddhist Fellowship will speak on the topic of “Renunciation” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City.
Sensei Sullivan writes, “During the Buddha’s lifetime, his monks would spend the rainy season, which started about this time of year and lasted for three months, listening to the teachings and practicing his dharma. That tradition continued after his death, and today, the Vassa, or Rains Retreat, is a special time when many Buddhists, monastics and householders alike, focus on spiritual growth. Consider the benefits of taking a personal spiritual retreat, and ask ourselves if we might borrow elements of monasticism to motivate and inspire our own spiritual lives.”
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist welcomes all. Religious education for children of all ages is provided during the service. To learn more, visit the website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
Heading back to school puts financial strains on many struggling families.
Church on the Beach in New Smyrna Beach cares, and is giving away $10,000 in new shoes to schoolchildren in Volusia County.
The church is working with Payless Shoes on State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach to attain this goal.
To be eligible, families must come to the church, which meets at New Smyrna Beach High School, 1015 10th St., at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.
The Rev. Melvin L. Young Sr., pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in DeLand, invites the community to join with church members as they celebrate his 12th year of ministry.
A pre-anniversary celebration will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, with Elder Norris Brinson of Hart’s Temple Church of God in Christ in DeLand leading services.
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the celebration will continue at 7 p.m. with Bishop Obadia Henry of New Covenant Ministry as guest messenger. The guest messenger for the 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, service will be Pastor Alicia Monroe of Deliverance Ministries. On Friday, Sept. 20, Bishop Terry McCaskill of Mount Sinai World Outreach Ministries in South Carolina will speak at 7 p.m. The celebration will close out Sunday, Sept. 22, with guest messenger Bobby Stovall of Jacksonville at 11 a.m., and Pastor Troy Bradley of Greater Union First Baptist Church of DeLand at 4 p.m.
“Remembering Orlando and Its Jewish Citizens” will be presented by Steven Gataletto, research librarian at the Orange County History Center, to members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando at the society’s 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, meeting at the Roth Jewish Community Center, 861 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland.
The society has been in existence for more than 20 years, helping people find, save and share their Jewish ancestry. The group has members from seven Central Florida counties, and meets September through June.
Admission is free for society members and costs $5 for nonmembers.
For more information, visit www.jgsgo.blogspot.com or email Tom Hirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christ United Fellowship sets mission plan
At its recent congregational meeting, members of Christ United Fellowship in DeLand approved a plan for providing support for various missions, both local and global.
Following its worship service, the group reviewed a proposal by its Missions Ministry to follow the ancient biblical tradition of giving a tithe of 10 percent of the undesignated offerings to ministries of compassion and service beyond local operational costs.
This decision reflects the congregation’s belief that it needs to reach beyond itself. It also fits with the church’s mission “to glorify the God of the Bible through worship and service, and, motivated by the love of God, to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to bring people to salvation and meet human needs in His name.”
Missions that are designated to receive funding are Grace House Pregnancy Center, His Promise Ministries, the Salvation Army, and Second Harvest Food Bank. Another share will go to such urgent local needs as disaster relief.
In addition, the church will provide hands-on support for such efforts as The Neighborhood Center Food Bank, Food for the Journey Pantry, Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree, Operation Christmas Child, Young Life, and the Joy Program at Savannah Court Assisted Living Facility.
Christ United Fellowship is an independent, Bible-based family of faith that meets at the Clarion Hotel in DeLand. Worship services are at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. The church is pastored by the Rev. Dr. Austin Brinkerhoff.
For more information, call 386-523-6317 or go to sites.google.com/site/christunitedfellowshipdeland.
The monthly Fellowship Breakfast at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the fellowship hall. The church's "Inspirational Journey" in 2014 will be one of the topics discussed. All are welcome to enjoy a great hot breakfast, lively discussion, prayer and fellowship.
On Sept. 15, the church will welcome Cheryl Stewart at the 9 a.m. Contemporary Service and the 11 a.m. Traditional Service. Cheryl is the vice president of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She'll be talking about the ELCA and its goals and objectives.
Information about the church can be found on its website at www.faithlutherandeland.org or by calling the church office at 386-734-2791, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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