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Spiritual Side: Annual Walk for Life Oct. 12 in DeLand
By Margie Dykes
posted Oct 12, 2013 - 8:20:48am
Walk for Life
Grace House Pregnancy Resource Center will hold its annual Walk for Life at two locations.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m., walkers will converge on Bill Dreggors Park at 230 N. Stone St. in DeLand.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, also at 9 a.m., walkers will meet at Riverside Park in New Smyrna Beach.
Check out the details and register online at www.gracehouse4life.org, or call 386-943-4004.
Women’s Connection meets
The DeBary Women’s Connection monthly luncheon will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at DeBary Golf and Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive. There will be food, networking, and an inspirational program.
The group’s motto is “Connecting women with God, each other, and their community,” and all women are welcome.
Admission costs $15 in cash or check at the door.
To reserve a seat, call Susan at 386-668-1169 or Kathy at 386-747-5079, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit debarywomensconnection.com.
Pumpkin patch opens
The pumpkin patch at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Orange City will be open Oct. 12-31 for those who would like to purchase pumpkins large and small.
The hours are 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
All creatures great and small are invited to Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City Sunday, Oct. 13, for an animal-blessing service. This service will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and honors and celebrates all the ways our pets and animal companions enrich our lives.
Any animal that is legal to keep as a pet may be brought to the service to be blessed. Animals that are aggressive or fearful around other animals are best left home, and all animals should be leashed or caged for their safety and that of others. Judy Raymond is the worship leader.
Refreshments for people and critters alike will be served afterward.
Religious education is offered during the service. To learn more, visit the website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
Carolyn Benton will present a sermon from the Chautauqua summer series at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand.
The Chautauqua Institution is a center for the arts, education, religion and recreation located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in New York state. The institute provides a summer of insightful and moving programs.
Benton is an education consultant and lecturer, and a member of the UU congregation.
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.
Deltona Presbyterian Church will have as guest pastor Josué Raymond at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Oct. 13. Raymond is a native of the Bahamas and a former resident of Haiti, and is currently attending seminary.
The church has many members from the West Indies, and the congregation looks forward to Raymond leading the multicultural fellowship.
The Laymen Ministry of Greater Union First Baptist Church of DeLand invites the men of the area to its annual Men’s Day Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at DeBary Golf and Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive.
Deacon James E. Cusack, community leader and owner of J.E. Cusack Mortuary in DeLand, will be honored. Cusack has served his church and the DeLand community for more than 50 years.
Tickets cost $25, and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be available at the door. To purchase tickets, call Henry Whites at 386-337-5816, Doug White at 773-851-3673, John Lee at 386-822-9676, or the church office at 386-734-5329.
Riding for St. Jude’s
Rainbow Child Care Center, a ministry of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, will have a Trike-a-Thon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the church’s parking lot.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded by the entertainer Danny Thomas, and is the largest childhood cancer research center in the world. No family ever pays St. Jude for medical treatment, and 85 percent of every dollar donated goes directly to research and treatment.
Those wanting to contribute to this endeavor may bring donations to the Rainbow Child Care office during the week or to the church Sunday morning, Oct. 13. Pastor Art Bakewell will deliver the message at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services that day.
The Disciple Men will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, for their monthly breakfast and meeting in the Fellowship Hall.
St. Vincents de Paul of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church is having a food drive 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Chick-fil-A, 1141 Saxon Blvd. in Orange City.
The group operates a food pantry each week, and is in need of nonperishable items.
Make a donation, and get an opportunity to spin the wheel for prizes.
In addition, there will be a wine-and-cheese-tasting fundraiser with a silent auction Saturday, Oct. 26, at the church. Admission costs $10 and a can of food for the pantry.
Orange City United Methodist Church kicks off its Third Saturday Community Connection 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, to serve the needs of the surrounding community.
The activities, all provided at no cost, will include a food pantry, lunch, kids’ activities, and Affordable Care Act information, including help with enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace, which begins at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 386-775-3068 or visit the church website at www.ocumc.org.
News from Glenwood
Glenwood Presbyterian Church will host “Bingo Night” 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Fellowship Hall. It will then be held the first and third Friday evenings each month. This event is open to everyone in the community.
The Rev. Dr. Larry Cuthill has begun a Bible study from the book of Romans 9:30-10:30 a.m. each Friday. Coffee and doughnuts are served before each study. Due to the Rev. Cuthill hosting a trip to Scotland, this past Friday’s lesson was facilitated by Cindy Britt, and the upcoming session will be taught by Catherine Carr.
The congregation welcomed new members Carolyn Akey, Kierste Pearse and children Ian and William.
The Glenwood Presbyterian Women will meet following the worship service Oct. 13. Plans will be finalized for the November Bazaar. This meeting will be held in Fellowship Hall, and is open to all women in the congregation.
Members of the church will participate in Grace House Pregnancy Resource Center’s Walk for Life at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bill Dreggors Park, 230 N. Stone St. in DeLand, Anyone wishing to join this endeavor may do so by calling 386-943-4004.
Yoga sessions 11 a.m.-noon each Monday in Fellowship Hall are in full swing. There is no mat work involved, just chair exercises and stretching. Everyone interested is welcome to attend these sessions.
Glenwood Trailblazers 4-H Club meets 4:30-5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in Fellowship Hall. The meeting this past week was preparing for the Volusia County Fair and Youth Show.
The youth group meets 4:45-6 p.m. each Thursday in Fellowship Hall. This group is for all teenagers in the community who may wish to gather for games, crafts and refreshments.
The Disciple Women of Deltona Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host their annual Rummage & Bake Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19. There will be white-elephant items, clothing, home-baked goods and more! A light lunch and bazaar items will also be available for sale. Call 386-574-2431 for more information.
Volusia International Bible Fellowship in Orange City is celebrating its seventh anniversary at a special service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
The program will feature guest recording artist Villaire Pierre, and Pastor Jean-Claude Morin will give a timely message, along with multimedia presentations, poems and videos. Food and fellowship will follow the service.
Call the church at 386-775-0922.
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