110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Nov 2, 2013 - 9:02:20am
The Diocese of Florida – Independent Catholic Church of the Americas (ICCA) announces the ordination of one of its seminarians to the Order of Deacons by the Most Rev. William R. Cavins, Bishop of Florida.
Mark Cady, 48, a DeLand native and graduate of DeLand High School, received the sacrament of Holy Orders Oct. 19, surrounded by friends, family, and clergy of the ICCA and other Independent Catholic jurisdictions.
“We celebrate the call Mark has heard to be a servant among the people of God,” Bishop Cavins said solemnly. “Those who know Mark, know of his passion to ease the physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering of others; his unique talents equip him to enter into diaconal ministry. Mark will continue to do the things he has always done with his family, friends, co-workers, and all those he meets. The difference will be that he now carries within himself the special graces Christ grants to his ministers to make God’s love known.”
The community is invited to visit with Deacon Cady and learn more about Independent Catholicism and the Holy Angels Catholic Community, which worships 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Sunday at the First United Church of Christ building, 4605 Curry Ford Road in Orlando. Deacon Mark can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orange City United Methodist Church is hosting a Holiday Extravaganza and Spaghetti Dinner fund-raiser to benefit Colin’s Dream Park. The event will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
Along with the homemade dinner, attendees will have lots of items to view and, hopefully, to purchase. There will be a gift-basket raffle, holiday decorations to purchase, and home-show vendors like Scentsy, Tupperware and Origami Owl.
Tickets cost $7, with the proceeds going toward building a skatepark in Orange City in memory of Colin Anderson, who was hit by a car and killed while riding his skateboard.
For more information, email to ColinsDreamPark@yahoo.com or call 386-775-3861.
At the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Nov. 10, First Presbyterian Church of DeBary will honor veterans, especially veterans from World War II and the Korean War, with a special “Thank You, Thank You, Honor Day” service that will include the tribute “Before You Go,” by Dr. Sam Bierstock, John Melnick, and the Managed Care Blues Band.
As New Hope Baptist Church in Deltona continues to celebrate its 20 years of service to the community, the church family will host a Celebration Tea in honor of first lady Dot Bradley. The tea will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
Minister Nellie Bacon of Miami will deliver the Word, and guests are encouraged to dress up in flowing dresses, pastels and their favorite fancy hats, and to bring a favorite teacup. Casual attire is also welcome.
There will be a variety of teas and a wide assortment of delicate sandwiches, desserts, fudge and chocolates to enjoy, along with games, prizes and a hat show.
Tickets cost $15 for adults, with tickets for children age 12 and younger costing $12. To purchase tickets, call the church office at 386-532-8291, email to email@example.com, or call Juanita Roland at 386-801-8878.
Our Lady of the Lakes Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a Fall Festival and Craft Sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.
There will be crafts, plants, baked goods, attic treasures and holiday items for sale, and raffles.
A light lunch and spaghetti dinner will be served Saturday, and a continental breakfast and light lunch will be served Sunday.
Musical to be presented
Richard Ryan will present his one-act musical This Turbulent Priest at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 460 N. Grandview St. in Mount Dora.
The concert is free, and a faith offering will be collected.
For more information, call 352-383-2832.
Bible study begins
Abundant Life Fellowship in Barberville will begin a morning Bible study and prayer time at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Florida Hospital DeLand and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial invite the community to the 10th annual program celebrating Thanksgiving “Harvest of Music,” featuring Christian artist Twila Paris at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at First Assembly-DeLand.
There is no charge for admission.
The Rev. Mark Spivey will kick off a month of thanksgiving at Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City with the message “The Art of Gratitude” Sunday, Nov. 3. The Rev. Spivey encourages listeners to look for things to be grateful for in unexpected places in their daily lives.
Religious education is offered for children during the service, and refreshments and fellowship are offered for everyone afterward.
Mosaic UUC and Iglesia Cristiana Nuevo Comienzo of Deltona will host a potluck luncheon for members and friends of both congregations at noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at Mosaic UUC. This event is in celebration of Mosaic’s support of ICNC’s benevolence ministry, which provides food for low-income families in our community. Lively music will be offered at the potluck. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!
Learn more about Mosaic’s upcoming activities and services at mosaicuuc.org.
Need foster parents
Open Hearts Family Services of Volusia and Flagler Counties is actively recruiting foster parents who want to make a difference in the lives of children, and will hold two fostering forums Saturday, Nov. 9. Open Hearts is operated by Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona.
Current foster parents and children will be at the forums, so those interested can see firsthand what it is like to be a foster parent, as well as ask questions.
One forum will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the DeLand Family YMCA, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd., and the other will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway.
To reserve a seat, call Open Hearts Family Services at 386-738-3663, ext. 2227, and leave a message for which session will be attended. For those unable to attend either forum, call Open Hearts at the above number for any questions.
Speaking of Homer
Josh Rust will present “Archetypal Homeric Gods” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. In his talk, Rust will explore the ancient Homerics’ relationship to the gods and ask the congregation who are our gods?
Rust is an assistant professor of philosophy at Stetson University, and is a member of the 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.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand is presenting Faith Fest 2013 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, on the front lawn of the church. Three Christian bands will be featured, Jessica Bittner and Friends, Livingsong, and the Faith Lutheran Praise Band. There will also be a carwash, and food will be available for purchase.
There is no admission charge.
Call the church office with any questions at 386-734-2791.
Collecting for shoe boxes
Guest Minister the Rev. Art Bakewell will be serving at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, Nov. 3, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand.
This is the Sunday that daylight saving time ends, so everyone is reminded to set his or her clocks back one hour.
The church is hosting at Interfaith Kitchen Tuesday, Nov. 5. Anyone wanting to assist may call 386-734-6078 for more information.
The church is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. All donations must be in by Nov. 13.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand is one of four churches in the Florida Region that is 130 years old this year. Ocoee Christian Church (DoC), First Christian Church (DoC) of Jacksonville, and Galilee Christian (DoC) in Summerfield were all organized in 1883. Ocoee will observe their anniversary Nov. 10.
Glenwood Presbyterian Church welcomed back Janice Lloyd as guest singer Oct. 27. Lloyd is a singer and songwriter, and a teacher of liturgical dance.
Following the worship service, a congregational meeting was held to elect new officers who begin their duties in January. Lois Smyth and Jim Centilli will serve as elders, and the newly elected deacons are Cindi Winkle and Judy Coleman.
During Fellowship Time, birthday cake was served in celebration of Peter Maraldo’s 92nd birthday.
Every Monday at 11 a.m., an exercise class is held that is open to everyone in the community.
Wednesday at noon is when a quilting group, which is also open to the community, meets.
On Thursdays, the youth group meets from 4:30 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. for games, snacks and crafts.
On Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., there is a Bible study on the Book of Romans. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Humanists of Florida Association is sponsoring the Florida Freethought Conference in Orlando Nov. 2-3. The conference will focus on different aspects of Humanism, with keynote speeches by James “The Amazing” Randi, a magician and debunker of the paranormal, and Dale McGowan, author of Atheism for Dummies and executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief.
Other speakers include authors, activists, philosophers, educators, and heads of organizations. The weekend will be filled with talks on education, charity and volunteering, morality, community, student issues and parenting.
The conference will be at the Radisson Hotel Orlando-UCF, 1724 N. Alafaya Trail. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and end at 6 p.m. Sunday. Learn of costs and register online at floridahumanist.org/registration, or pay at the door.
Episcopal Church of the Holy Presence in DeLand is having several events for members and the community in November.
There is a free continental breakfast and Bible study at 9 a.m. every Sunday in the fellowship hall, with the service and Eucharist following at 10 a.m.
Lifetree Cafe meets 7:15-8:15 p.m. every Thursday. Each week, there is a different subject with a video presentation and discussion. On Nov. 7, the video presentation will be “Is the Church Obsolete? Has God Left the Building?” On Nov. 14, the topic is “Getting Past Your Past and Making the Most of Your Future.” On Nov. 21, the topic is “Forgiving the Unforgivable.” In this video, a son confronts his mother’s killer.
There will be Evening Prayer with music from the Taize Community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. They are well-known throughout the world for their chants for meditation.
A special program from Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, “Caring for the Caregiver: Getting Through the Holiday,” will be presented 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. The presenter is Mark Spivey, who specializes in dealing with fatigue and the home-work environment. Community caregivers are invited to learn about caring for aging loved ones while still caring for themselves.
For more information, call 386-734-5228 or visit the website at www.holypresencedeland.com.
Pancake breakfast resumes
Knights of Columbus Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Council No. 13571 of DeBary announces the resumption of its popular “All You Can Eat” Pancake Breakfast 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church parish on Dogwood Trail in DeBary.
The breakfast includes pancakes with sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, sweets and more. The full breakfast costs $5 per person or $12 for a family of four.
The Knights of Columbus are known for their volunteer work in the community, including the Food for Families campaign, the Developmentally Challenged Tootsie Roll Drive, Youth Soccer and Basketball challenges, and other programs in support of St. Ann’s Parish.
For more information on the pancake breakfast, call Tom Pawlicki at 386-668-5448.
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