110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Sep 29, 2013 - 8:41:49am
Trinity United Methodist Church in DeLand is having its 36th annual Fall Festival Outreach Fundraiser 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. There is no admission charge to attend.
Attendees will find tables of goods made, cooked or re-purposed by church members and donated for sale. There will be a silent auction, antiques, jewelry, crafts, baked good, plants, and trash and treasure items.
All the proceeds from sales that day will be used by the church for community ministries.
For more information, call 386-734-4425.
Shoe-box project kicks off
The Women’s Missionary Union at Blake Memorial Baptist Church in Lake Helen announces the Operation Christmas Child shoe-box project kickoff 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at Hopkins Hall, 192 Connecticut Ave. in Lake Helen.
Operation Christmas Child is a program that reaches out to needy children in war-ravaged countries, orphanages and poverty-stricken areas. It is an opportunity to let a child know that someone cares. The shoe boxes might be the only gift the child will ever receive this holiday season.
The shoe boxes are for boys and girls, ages 2-14. Toys, coloring books, crayons, toothbrushes/toothpastes, soap/washcloths, hair clips, brushes, and combs are some of the items that may be packed. There can be no food or chocolate, no liquids or gels.
There will be shoe boxes to take home and pack, or folks can bring items and pack them in shoe boxes at Hopkins Hall. Items may also be dropped off for volunteers to pack. Monetary donations will be gladly accepted. All proceeds will go to support this event.
Call Pat Snowden at 386-228-2146 for more information.
Orange City United Methodist Church will host Doggie Devos at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Waggin Trail dog park on Leavitt Avenue in Orange City.
This will be a time of fellowship, prayer, devotions (devos), and, of course, playtime for your dog(s). Call 386-775-3068 for more information.
Senior Pastor B.L. McBryde of Antioch Freewill Baptist Church in DeLand will host two upcoming special events.
“Fifth Sunday Pack-a-Pew Fellowship” will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Johnson of Connections Community Church in Lake Wales.
The “Prophetic Encounter Revival” will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 2-4. Prophet Philip McPheelers of Lincoln Park Church of Faith in Jeffersonville, Ill., will speak.
To learn more about Antioch Baptist Church, visit antiochfwbdeland.com.
Celebrating the Rev. Herman Roberts
Members of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Helen will celebrate the Rev. Herman Roberts, who has served the congregation for 13 years, during the first two weeks of October. The theme of the celebration is “Giving Books of Encouragement and Inspiration.”
Beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Rev. Melvin Young of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in DeLand and his congregation will be in charge of the service.
A celebration dinner is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in the shuffleboard building at Blake Park, 493 S. Lakeview Drive.
The Rev. Eugene Collier of New St. John Missionary Baptist Church in DeLand and members of his congregation will take charge of the 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, service.
Two services on Sunday, Oct. 13, will close out the event. At 11:30 a.m., members of St. Paul Community Baptist Church in DeLand will lead, and at 3 p.m., the Rev. Ronald Taylor of Melbourne will lead.
Faith vs. belief
The Rev. Robert P. Tucker will present “Justified by Faith” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand.
In this service, Dr. Tucker will distinguish between faith and beliefs, showing that it is the former, not the latter, and not our often ethically ambiguous actions, that save us (whatever that term may mean).
His presentation will analyze the inherent problems of the UU slogan “Deeds, Not Creeds,” showing that such an emphasis wrongly diminishes the spiritual value and importance of motives and intentions. His examination will range from the Apostle Paul to the atheistic, existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Down-to-earth examples will underpin his analysis.
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.
New class starts
Guest Minister Pastor Art Bakewell will start a “New Beginnings Class” at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Call the church office at 386-734-0677 to register.
At the 10:45 a.m. service that day, there will be a “Youth Dedication Service” for youth whose parents or guardians want to be dedicated to the Lord. The stewardship emphasis will come to a close at that service, when all are invited to dedicate their tithes and offerings for the coming year.
Since the 29th is the fifth Sunday of the month, a special offering will be taken for the Emergency Fund.
Disciple Women President Sue Brague announced that Marge Jones is the new service leader, with Ethel Bland as her assistant.
Bland and Martha Manley were responsible for the 10 health kits and four baby layettes made during August.
Celebrating one year
During worship Sunday, Sept. 22, Christ United Fellowship in DeLand marked its first anniversary as a church, followed by a celebratory luncheon at the home of one of its members.
The church was formed to accentuate strong Bible teaching, as well as strong support of missions, both local and global.
Pastored by the Rev. Dr. Austin Brinkerhoff, Christ United Fellowship currently holds its worship services each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Clarion Hotel, 350 E. International Speedway Blvd. in DeLand.
At a recent congregational meeting, a Building Committee and Building Fund were authorized to begin seeking a more permanent home.
In his sermon for the day, Dr. Brinkerhoff preached from the book of Nehemiah, citing Nehemiah’s passion for rebuilding the walls of the city of Jerusalem, and the passion of Christ United Fellowship for serving God here, moving in the right direction. He also noted that Nehemiah did not try to do his work alone, but rather, it was a great work being done by many to accomplish God’s purposes. The church invites the public to come and be part of it.
To learn more about Christ United Fellowship, visit https://sites.google.com/site/christunitedfellowshipdeland or call 386-523-6317.
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City welcomes the return of summer travelers with the annual “Water Communion” service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Congregants are invited to bring a small amount of water from a place (or symbol of a place) visited during the past year. By pouring the water into a communal vessel, church members will gather again into one community from wherever their summer travels have taken them. Everyone is welcome.
Religious education is offered for children of all ages during the service. Learn more by visiting the website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
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