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DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Aug 4, 2012 - 8:14:18am
Additional volunteers needed
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in DeLand will host Interfaith Kitchen at First United Methodist Church of DeLand Tuesday, Aug. 14, beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. Additional volunteers are needed to help feed the 60-100 attendees who are homeless and hungry.
The Emmaus Lutheran Church Youth Group from Orange City will be the primary servers, along with volunteers from Faith Lutheran.
Call Faith’s church office at 386-734-2791 for more information.
St. Ann’s Catholic Church in DeBary is celebrating its 50th anniversary with special events scheduled throughout the year.
As the primary fundraiser for the church’s mission with Habitat for Humanity, there will be a Mystery Dinner Show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, in the church’s parish hall. The cost of attending is $12 per person, which includes the meal.
In addition, there will be three days of scrapbooking, card-making, paper crafts, knitting and crocheting at the church’s Community Craft Event 7-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10; and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. The cost to attend is $25.
Lots of table space will be available at the Community Craft Event, along with off-street parking. And, the event is handicap-accessible. There will be door prizes and fundraiser raffles throughout the day.
The event is hosted by BYOP (Bring Your Own Project). Space is limited. Send registration information to Gabrielle Golka, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 530218, DeBary, FL 32713. Call Rebecca at 386-668-9732 with any questions.
On being a man
The Rev. Dr. Robert P. Tucker will give the sermon at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand.
The Rev. Tucker’s sermon takes off on the phrase “Be a Mensch!” which investigates some of the things it means to be a “man” according to Jewish tradition and wisdom.
Religious education for children of all ages is provided.
For more information, visit www.uudeland.org or call 386-734-6499.
On Sunday, Aug. 5, Jonathan Smith will give a farewell concert at First United Methodist Church of DeLand. A longtime member of the church, Smith played guitar in the Praise Band during the contemporary service. He is leaving for the University of Ohio to pursue a graduate degree. He will be joined in concert by Angelo Galestro, who will play the flute. The concert is free, and will be in the sanctuary at 4 p.m.; a reception will follow.
Pastor Owen Stricklin’s new sermon series is “Why We Believe, What We Believe.” This series is based on John Wesley’s basic theology regarding the understanding of salvation. Notebooks will be given to each person at all three services to record thoughts and information.
Call the church office at 386-734-5113 for more information.
The Rev. Willie N. Barnes Jr. and the Bethel AME Church family in DeLand announce the 2012 annual Women’s Day worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Evelyn Bethune, granddaughter of the late Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University.
The theme of the service is “When a Woman Meets Jesus.” The colors of the day are white, accented with a pastel color.
Chairwomen of the event are Marilyn Hinson Jordan and Minerva Small.
Listening for spiritual substance
The Rev. Mark Spivey returns for Part Two of his July sermon “Listening for Spiritual Substance in Everyday Conversations,” at Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 5, in Orange City.
Throughout July, Mosaic attendees have enjoyed the nontraditional format of the summer series “Soul to Soul.” Spivey will prepare the ground for the continuation of that series through August.
Mosaic in the Afternoon, an informal discussion and music service, is held at 1:30 p.m. Sundays in Suite F of the Mosaic Center. Rob Field leads the services. The topic this week will be “The Fourth Principle: A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning,” which will take a deeper look at one of the basic principles of Unitarian Universalism, emphasizing personal responsibility and open questioning.
Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 386-228-3130 or visit www.mosaicuuc.org.
New pastor welcomed
The First Presbyterian Church of DeLand family has welcomed new pastor Dr. Patrick Wrisley, who will take the pulpit at the three worship services at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.
Wrisley last served as senior pastor and teaching elder at University Place Presbyterian Church in University, Wash., a suburb of Tacoma. He served in the Central Florida Presbytery in new church development, answering the call as founding senior pastor and teaching elder at Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration.
Wrisley is looking for a publisher for his book Building the Kingdom of God in the Shadow of the Magic Kingdom.
He and his wife, Kelly, are natives of Atlanta, and they have two grown daughters.
Needs new space
New Hope United Church of Christ is looking for a new worship place that can hopefully be donated for free and is big enough for 50 worshippers.
They will be at their current location, the chapel at Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home in DeLand, until mid-August.
Follow the change on their Facebook page.
Celebrating 13 years
Greater Union First Baptist Church of DeLand is celebrating 13 years of service by Pastor Troy A. Bradley with special speakers Aug. 6-19.
Pastor Terry Brown of Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6; Pastor William Bradley of New Hope Baptist Church will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8; Pastor Nathan Harris of Macedonia Baptist Church will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12; Dr. Wendell Raulerson of Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14; Pastor Melvin Young of Macedonia Baptist Church will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15; and Pastor Jeffrey Robinson of Mount Carmel Baptist Church will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. The public is welcome to join in honoring Pastor Bradley.
Dr. David Felty, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, will have as his sermon topic “Spiritual Food Is Not for Dieting” at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, Aug. 5.
Vacation Bible School will begin 6-8:45 p.m. Aug. 5, under the direction of Dorothy Ashton and Margaret Utting, and will continue through Thursday, Aug. 9.
A covered-dish dinner for parents and children with church members will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10.
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