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DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Jan 26, 2013 - 10:43:27am
Pageant of Crosses
The Garden Club of DeLand invites the churches of West Volusia to participate in the club’s 51st annual Pageant of Crosses March 24.
The pageant is an exhibit of crosses, each in a floral arrangement inspired by an assigned Bible verse.
The displays are set up for viewing by the public noon-3 p.m. Palm Sunday at the Garden Club clubhouse on the corner of South Alabama and East Beresford avenues in DeLand. There is no charge to view the designs, and there will be music and refreshments.
Churches wanting to participate in the pageant should call 386-736-7846.
Navajo ethics on the environment
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City welcomes Dr. Robert Tucker to the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Jan. 27, to speak on the topic “Navajo Ethics.”
Jan. 31 marks the 137th anniversary of the day in 1876 when all Native Americans were ordered to move onto reservations.
Dr. Tucker will consider why Western religious heritage fails as the basis for sound ecological practice.
Using the Navajo as an example, he will explore some of the valuable insights on environmental stewardship reflected in Native American ethics. Andy Bowen is the worship leader.
A children’s program is offered during the service. Learn more by visiting the church’s website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
Trash and Treasures Sale upcoming
Dr. Joe Risse, guest minister for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, will have as his sermon topic “No Condemnation,” based on Romans 8:1-2. He will be delivering the sermon at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, Jan. 27.
Preparations continue for the Trash and Treasures Sale 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2. Donations may be dropped off anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Household goods, collectibles, clothing, furniture, books, children’s things, and more will be for sale, along with baked goods. Breakfast and lunch will also be for sale. Proceeds will go to the church’s youth program.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, there will be an all-church planning meeting starting at 9 a.m. and directed by Paul Ashton. Everyone who is interested in the mission of the church is encouraged to attend. Emails are being requested by the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After February, The Contact will be sent digitally as part of the church’s goal to be “greener.”
Christ United Fellowship in DeLand kicked off its observance of “Souper Bowl of Caring” at its congregational meeting Jan. 20. Each member was asked to bring two cans of soup to share with the needy.
The event began in 1990 with the idea of using the Super Bowl football game to be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat.
Cans of soup can be brought to Christ United Fellowship Sunday, Jan. 27, and the actual day of the Super Bowl, Sunday, Feb. 3. The cans will be donated to the food pantry at DeLeon Springs United Methodist Church.
Worship services are held at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday, Adult Bible Study is at 9 a.m., and fellowship is at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome!
For more information about Christ United Fellowship, call the church at 386-523-6317.
Greater Faith AME Church in Deltona is having a Church Bazaar 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.
There will be a yard sale, an art auction, food, a bake sale, and health and wellness tips.
Volusia County Right to Life is having its annual Fundraising Dinner Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 201 University Blvd. in Daytona Beach. The program begins at 7:15 p.m.
Individual tickets cost $30. For reservations, call 386-868-8671.
Volusia County Right to Life has monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at St. Paul’s Basilica, at the corner of Mullally Street and Ridgewood Avenue in Daytona Beach.
Email to email@example.com, or visit the website at www.LifeForBabies.org.
Lunch Bunch to meet
The February “Lunch Bunch” will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Life Enrichment Center of First United Methodist Church of DeLand. This is strictly a social time, beginning with a delicious meal and fellowship, followed by entertainment.
The program will feature The Dunnemans in concert. This husband-and-wife team will sing selections of classical and inspirational music. The cost to attend is $6 per person, and reservations are required.
There are still a few spots open on the bus trip to Savannah, Ga., and environs. The tour will include four days of visiting interesting and historic sites, as well as delicious meals provided in well-known restaurants. The dates are Feb. 19-22. Pastor Owen and Barbara Stricklin will be the leaders.
Call the church office for reservations and additional information at 386-734-5113.
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