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By Margie Dykes
posted Apr 7, 2012 - 9:31:23am
The public is invited to attend EGGsperience at Plymouth Avenue Christian Church in DeLand 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 7. Egg hunts by age groups will begin at 10 a.m. There will also be music, inflatables and craft booths.
Trinity United Methodist Church in DeLand will have its Good Friday service at noon. There will be services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Easter Sunday, and services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 15.
First Baptist Church of Orange City will have an Easter Vigil at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Easter services will be at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 8.
A Holy Saturday Easter Vigil will start at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Enterprise. Easter Day services will be at 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
A Sunrise Easter service will be at 7 a.m. April 8 on the grounds of the Christian Church at DeLeon Springs, followed by services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Nicodemus Lewis-Schoenwald will present “An Atheist’s Easter” at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8. He will discuss the role of renewing the mind as a rebirth ritual in light of the celebrations of Jesus’ rebirth happening around the globe.
First Congregational United Church of Christ of Lake Helen is having an Easter Bake Sale at the parish house at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 7. There will be cakes, pies, cookies and other items. The parish house will be open 2-4 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, and 8 a.m. April 7 to accept baked goods. Proceeds from the sale will go for support of local missions, including Outside the Gates, Hospice and The Neighborhood Center. A combined Good Friday service with Lake Helen United Methodist Church will be at 7 p.m. at the Methodist church.
On Easter Sunday, April 8, Holy Communion will be at 10:30 a.m. at First Congregational.
A Good Friday service will be at 1 p.m. April 6 at Blake Memorial Baptist Church in Lake Helen. The Easter Sonrise Service will be at 7 a.m. at the boat ramp at Royal Park on Lake Helen.
Easter morning with First United Methodist Church of DeLand begins with a Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. April 8 at Vo-LaSalle Farms, 601 Johnson Lake Road in DeLeon Springs. The public is invited to attend. Those attending should bring a flashlight, bug spray and a blanket or lawn chair.
Traditional Easter services at the church will be at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. A contemporary service will be at 9:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center.
DeLand’s Easter CSI: Christ’s Salvation Investigation will be at The Sanctuary in DeLand at 10 a.m. April 8. Discover the seven places Christ shed his blood.
First Baptist Church of DeBary will have a children’s Easter egg hunt and blood drive 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 7. The egg hunt is for children from preschool through fifth grade. A sunrise service will be at 7 p.m., with a buffet breakfast to follow.
Easter Sunrise Service will be at 7:07 a.m. on the church grounds. A free Mega Buffet Breakfast catered by Men in Action will follow at 7:30 a.m. Sunday school will start at 9:30 a.m. The film The Thorn will be shown at 10:45 a.m.
“God’s” Friday, April 6, at Glenwood Presbyterian Church will have the sanctuary open for reflection and prayer noon-3 p.m.
A “Sonrise” worship Sunday, April 8, will begin at 8 a.m. on the back lawn. The Praise Team will offer music for this service, followed by a light breakfast. Attendees are invited to bring a dish to share. After the food, children of all ages will look for eggs, which will be empty to signify the empty tomb. Packets of candy will be given out afterward.
Sunday-school classes will meet as usual at 9:45 a.m. And at 11 a.m., the Traditional Service will celebrate Easter with an expanded choir and an inspiring message from the pastor.
Dr. David Felty’s sermon on Easter Sunday at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand will be “Left Hanging on the Resurrection,” based on 1 Corinthians and Mark 6. A Sunrise Service will be at 6:43 a.m., on the church grounds, with breakfast following. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m., and the traditional worship service will be at 10:45 a.m. An Emmaus service will follow at 6 p.m.
An Easter egg hunt will start in the Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7. Lunch and special activities are on tap.
At Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeLand, Resurrection Day Worship will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8, with traditional hymns including the anthem “Calvary Was for Me” and the solo praise “The Holy City” by Pam Buxton. The pastor’s message will be “Resurrection Reality.”
To connect local families during Easter, First United Methodist Church of Deltona will have a special 11 a.m. worship service Easter Sunday.
A Sunday-school/children’s service will teach children about the meaning of Easter. Following the service, there will be an Open House for new parishioners to meet church members and other local families.
Church of the Holy Presence in DeLand invites the community to experience The Journey of Holy Week.
Saturday, April 7, the Decoration of Easter Flowering Crosses in Downtown DeLand, will begin at Pioneer Park at 10 p.m.
A Celebration of Easter at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 8, will conclude Holy Week. Families are invited to attend, and children will be able to participate in an Easter egg hunt following the service.
First Presbyterian Church of DeBary will have Outdoor Sonrise worship at 7 a.m. Easter Sunday, with a special Easter worship service at 10:30 a.m. The congregation is praying that the indoor events can be held in their new church building, which replaces the one destroyed by fire in 2009.
The Festival Holy Eucharist will be at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 8, with an egg hunt and Easter party at 10:15 a.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in DeLand.
Emmaus Lutheran Church in Orange City will have Easter Sunday services at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Bell Choir and the Adult Choir will sing at both services.
Cornerstone Christian Community Church in Deltona will have Easter egg hunts for children during Easter Sunday services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
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