110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Nov 9, 2013 - 11:07:56am
Vandals won’t stop bazaar
Glenwood Presbyterian Church was vandalized in the early hours Nov. 2, and still, services were held in Fellowship Hall Nov. 3. That brought back memories of years past, when that was the original church, which was built in 1886.
But even though the vandalism was harmful, it will not keep the annual bazaar from proceeding as planned 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, with just a few alterations in the setup and displays.
Breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m., when the doors open for shoppers and those who just enjoy the fellowship and looking at the beautiful needlework that is displayed and for sale. Lunch will be available to those coming later.
Other popular departments include baked goods, gifts and housewares. The plant area will feature hardy plants and also exotic indoor houseplants grown by master gardeners.
Missions of the Glenwood Presbyterian Women, organizers of the bazaar, include the Duvall Home, Dollars for Scholars, the Domestic Abuse Center, and the Well of Living Water in DeLeon Springs.
The Fall Festival Party for the youth was a fun event, with games, costumes, pizza and candy. The chaperoning adults seemed to have as much fun as the children.
Remember, the Bible study on the Book of Romans meets at 9:30 a.m. each Friday. The meeting will be held in the administration building until further notice.
Twenty-two bags of food received blessings and were donated to The Neighborhood Center for distribution in time for Thanksgiving.
On Sunday, Nov. 24, there will be special music by the children for a Thanksgiving tribute.
Thanksgiving dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at the church, for those in the community who are alone or just want to share in this fellowship. Participants are asked to bring a vegetable dish or a dessert.
Disciple Men meet
Guest Minister Pastor Art Bakewell will lead the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand.
The Disciple Men, led by Paul Ashton, will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, for a program and breakfast in the Fellowship Hall.
On Monday, Nov. 11, the church board will meet at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
The church is participating in Operation Christmas Child, and will pack 100 boxes Wednesday, Nov. 13. A dedication of those boxes will be Sunday, Nov. 17. This is the 20th anniversary of Operation Christmas Child in the United States. First Christian has been participating for eight years.
A Thanksgiving Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, for those who have reserved a seat by Monday, Nov. 18. Turkey and dressing will be provided; attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share.
Call 386-734-0677 to ensure a seat at the table.
Interfaith Caregivers of West Volusia Inc. are having the organization’s annual Benefit Dinner 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the First United Methodist Church of DeLand Life Enrichment Center at 115 E. Howry Ave. Tickets cost $15, and may be purchased during the kitchen’s hours of operation 5:45-6:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The dinner’s proceeds will provide needed supplies for the kitchen and the cold-weather shelter at the church.
The kitchen has been in operation since April 2000, and serves more than 100 homeless and marginally poor people. The cold-weather shelter has been in operation since 2005, and provides a warm bed 8 p.m.-8 a.m. when the temperature drops to 40 degrees or below.
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Catherine Giordano will offer an unusual take on gratitude with her presentation “A Memo to E.T.,” Sunday, Nov. 10, at Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City. Giordano will speak to alien visitors from space, explaining the beauty of the Earth, the achievements of our civilization, and the importance of love. Tracy Lunquist is the worship leader.
Religious education is offered for children of all ages during the service, and fellowship and refreshments are offered for everyone afterward. Learn more by visiting the website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
Pastor Jimmy Dean of First Baptist Church of Barberville invites the public to an old-fashioned revival led by Dr. Allen Hatch of Abilene, Texas, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, and at 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 11-13.
Dr. Hatch has been singing gospel music and preaching God’s Word in churches all around the country for more than 25 years.
A love offering will be collected at each service.
Sweet-potato pies are back
Back by popular demand, Mama Ezmer’s sweet-potato pies are being sold for the holidays as a fundraiser for Bethel A.M.E. Church in DeLand. A small pie will cost $3, and a large one will cost $7.
Orders can be placed by calling Henry B. Gibson at 386-216-5408, Carol Thames at 386-804-9196, or Kattie Gibson at 386-383-3003, now through Wednesday, Nov. 20, for pickup Monday, Nov. 25, or Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Proceeds of the sale will help replace the church’s roof.
Episcopal Church of the Holy Presence in DeLand will be having a special presentation from the Taize Community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.
The service will include an evening prayer with music from the Taize Community, well-known throughout the world for their chants for meditation. Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information, call 386-734-5228 or visit the website at www.holypresencedeland.com.
The Rev. Dr. Robert P. Tucker will present “Honoring Our Veterans” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. In this service, Dr. Tucker will recount the experiences and sacrifices of American veterans in the many wars they have fought to defend our freedoms and secure our safety. This will be a patriotic presentation of deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform.
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.
The DeBary Women’s Connection Monthly Luncheon will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 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 with a 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 the group’s website at www.debarywomensconnection.com.
Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Deltona is having a carnival Thursday, Nov. 21-Sunday, Nov. 24. The hours will be 6-11 p.m. Thursday; 5-11 p.m. Friday; 2-11 p.m. Saturday; and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free.
There will be rides, games, food and bingo. Wristbands will be sold every day for $25 for unlimited rides. They also can be purchased in advance for $15.
Rides will include a giant slide, bumper cars, a fun house, tilt-a-whirl, a carousel, and a host of rides for smaller children.
For ride or tickets information, call the church office at 386-574-2131.
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