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Spiritual Side: ‘Shabbat Across America’ Friday, March 7
By Margie Dykes
posted Mar 1, 2014 - 10:06:23am
Come witness Shabbat
On Friday, March 7, synagogues across America will open their doors to the community for Shabbat Across America. This uniquely Jewish event celebrates what brings Jews together each week — Shabbat — the observance of the Jewish day of rest.
This year, for the second time, the Jewish communities of West Volusia will gather to celebrate the event.
Temple Israel of DeLand, Temple Shalom of Deltona, and Congregation Beth Shalom in Deltona will come together at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Beth Shalom’s meeting place, 1308 E. Normandy Blvd. in Deltona, across from the Winn-Dixie.
Worshippers will join in a traditional conservative Shabbat service, with some explanation, led by Rabbi Winston Weilheimer of Congregation Beth Shalom, Rabbi Reuven Silverman of Temple Israel of DeLand, and Rabbi Merrill Shapiro of Temple Shalom. Light refreshments will be enjoyed.
Stop sexual abuse
All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Enterprise is hosting a sexual-abuse-prevention seminar 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the church, at 155 Clark St. Dr. Kaye Smith of Reclaim Global Inc. will lead the event.
Observe Ash Wednesday
Glenwood Presbyterian Church will observe Ash Wednesday with a service beginning at 7 p.m. March 5.
There will be a noon service each Tuesday during the Lenten season, following a light lunch in Fellowship Hall. These meetings will start March 11, and everyone in the community is welcome to attend.
On Saturday, March 8, there will be a Men’s Breakfast starting at 8 a.m., followed by a planning session for the annual Daughter’s Brunch, which is always prepared and served the Saturday before Mother’s Day by the men of the church.
Bingo is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 7. This is open to all members of the community, with fun and refreshments.
The Youth Group meets at 4:45 p.m. each Thursday. They are also responsible for the messages on the sign in front of the church.
What connects us
Dave Gluch will present “Quantum Connections” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 2, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand. This service focuses on the seventh UU principle: “Respect for the Interdependent Web of all existence of which we are a part.”
This talk looks at our interdependence, focusing on the physical connections that underlie our existence. In particular, Dave will address strange quantum connections and their message for us as human beings.
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.
Sell your stuff
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand has scheduled its annual Spring Fling on the church grounds 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 15. There will be tables set up for a yard sale and a plant sale, along with a bake sale and a carwash, and food will be available for purchase.
To reserve a table for selling used but usable items, call the church office at 386-734-2791 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Suggested items for resale include used furniture, antiques, baby items, knickknacks and dishes.
The monthly fellowship breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, in Fellowship Hall. A missionary from New Guinea will be the featured guest.
The local DeLand CROP Walk is being held March 9. Faith Lutheran is again acting as the central collection point for proceeds of the walk. Twenty-five percent of the monies collected is passed on to the local Interfaith Caregivers and stays in our area.
New series starts March 3
The Covenant Players will be at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand for the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday, March 2. Robin, Suzanne and Erin Goettl present the Word of God in drama and song for all ages.
Pastor Art Bakewell will conduct the 8:15 a.m. service in the fellowship hall as usual. Marge Jones will begin the “Breaking Free: The Journey, The Stories” with Beth Moore at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. starting Monday, March 3. It is a 10-week video series, with a $15 charge for the study book.
Rainbow Child Care Center will have a fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, to open in new location
DeLand’s Christian Science church will have its first Sunday service in its new location March 2.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, is consolidating its church and Reading Room at 111 E. New York Ave. in Downtown DeLand. The building is situated between Boston Coffeehouse and Pizza Hut.
The Reading Room, operating in this location since 1973, has been remodeled and modernized to accommodate church services.
Everyone is welcome to the weekly Christian Science services. The Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m., and the Wednesday-evening meetings, which include shared experiences relating to Christian Science practice, as well as gratitude for healing, are at 5:30 p.m.
Both services include readings from the Bible, and from Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures, the textbook written by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science.
The Reading Room, offering Bibles, Bible-study aids, Christian Science literature and other tools for spiritual growth, is open to the public five days a week. Hours are listed in The Beacon Religion Directory.
A grand opening is planned for the remodeled church facility, with details to be announced later.
Post-traumatic stress disorder discussed
The impact of post-traumatic stress disorder will be explored at Lifetree Café at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 13. The program, titled “Wounded Warriors: When War Comes Home,” will explore post-traumatic stress disorder in the lives of military veterans, and provide helpful resources and strategies for coping with PTSD.
The program features the filmed story of a veteran who saw his buddy killed in combat. His return to civilian life was disrupted by lingering mental distress, violent tendencies, and relationship problems. He eventually found hope and stability.
Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is at Episcopal Church of the Holy Presence at 355 N. Kepler Road in DeLand.
The church has several other events in March for its members and the community.
There are Bible study and a free continental breakfast at 9 a.m. every Sunday in the fellowship hall, with the service and Eucharist following at 10 a.m.
On Tuesday, March 4, church members will prepare and serve a pancake dinner 6-7 p.m. in celebration of Shrove Tuesday (also known as Fat Tuesday).
The community is invited to join in the imposition of ashes to begin the season of Lent at the Ash Wednesday Service at 6 p.m. March 5.
A Children’s Ministry will be starting soon. If interested, call the church at 386-734-5228, or visit the website at www.holypresencedeland.com.
Healing support group
Ash Wednesday Services will be at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 5 at Community United Methodist Church in DeBary.
A free ice-cream social for anyone age 50 and older will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8.
A seminar series and support group “Life’s Healing Choices” begins 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11. The group’s focus is to heal life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups.
Call the church at 386-668-4805, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity in the Community
The Unity in the Community monthly meeting will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, at Lake Helen United Methodist Church, 121 W. Delaware Ave.
All churches are encouraged to send representatives from their churches to “strengthen community image and sense of pride with unity.”
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