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Get rooted, and get ready for climate justice. First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand will present an Earth Day celebration on Sunday, May 1.

Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth shares a galvanizing Earth-centered worship service to engage your spirit and inspire community.

The church may be contacted through to learn more.

Activities at 1st Christian Church of DeLand

Julia Taylor is the greeter at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand on Sunday, May 1, and welcomes the guest minister to the pulpit for the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

Kathy Porr gives a jubilant welcome as well, while announcing plans for the week of May 2-6. Charlaine Free provides music, with Donna Mozley as the song leader. The elders impart Communion for all believers.

Marge Jones and Dr. Janet Raney will lead the 8:15 a.m. service in the fellowship hall area. This is an informal gathering with coffee, Scripture, prayer and Communion.

An adult Sunday-school class meets at 9:30 a.m. in the church library. The study for May is from Romans and Galatians, continuing “God Freed and Redeems.”

First Christian is hosting the 5 p.m. dinner at The Bridge, 421 S. Palmetto Ave. in DeLand, on Tuesday, May 3. Those serving and/ or providing the food are Sue Brague, Jen Brennan, Greg and Jill Carroll, Vicki Dean, Dusty Going, Liz Kowalski, Bill Anderson, and AdventHealth Fish Memorial.


Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation is meeting online at 11 a.m. every Sunday. The title of the May 1 service is “Beltane.”

The wheel of the year turns, and once again we find ourselves at Beltane. On May 1, Minister Teresa Leary will explore the spirituality, history and mythology of the Pagan Sabbat.

Worship leader Judy Raymond will guide everyone through the service. All are welcome.

For more information on Mosaic, visit the website at For instructions on how to join the virtual service, email to


“Free cheese is always available in mousetraps.” — Anonymous

Cheese in a mousetrap is to the mouse what self-fulfillment and pleasure are for many people. They are a source of temptation.

On Sunday, May 1, in the new sermon series at First United Methodist Church of DeLand, “Encounter: Jesus Makes All Things New,” the church will examine the life of Jesus as He faced The Evil Tempter when Jesus went out to the desert to pray.

Temptation is nothing new to humankind. Temptation dates back to the Garden of Eden, when the serpent tempted Eve.

First United Methodist hopes you will be tempted to join the church’s members and visitors this Sunday, either in person or online, as the church explores this intriguing topic.

Keep in mind: “Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.” — Anonymous

For more information, call the office at 386-734-5113.


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