110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Feb 2, 2013 - 11:54:20am
Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp will host its Winter Gala Day Event “The Heart of Spirit” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
Many diverse vendors will be exhibiting their goods and spirit-minded services along Stevens Street in Cassadaga.
Healers and certified Cassadaga mediums will be available at Colby Memorial Temple. Mini-readings will cost $20 each, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
At the Slater House 11 a.m. till 2:30 p.m., various teachers will be offering mini-seminars. The suggested price is a $5 donation for each seminar session.
The schedule is 11 a.m. Claire Van Cott on spiritual healing; 11:30 a.m. the Rev. Maeda Jones on mediumship and communicating with spirits; noon the Rev. Don Zanghi on spiritual philosophies; 12:30 p.m. the Rev. Dr. Louis Gates on seances; 1 p.m. the Rev. Bob Johnstone on “Colors: What You Wear Affects Your Life”; 1:30 p.m. the Rev. Gregory P. Kent on the first Spiritualist convention in 1893; and 2 p.m. the Rev. Rose Ellen Biggers on Eft (emotional freedom techniques).
Call the Cassadaga Camp Bookstore at 386-228-2880 or the Cassadaga Camp Office at 386-228-3171, or visit the website www.cassadaga.org for further inquiries.
Bakewell is guest minister
Chaplain Art Bakewell from Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial will serve as guest minister for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand during February.
“Coffee With God” is a service at 8:15 a.m., and a traditional service follows at 10:45 a.m.
The Lord’s Supper is open to all worshippers at both services.
The church’s 10th annual Trash and Treasures Sale will be 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2, and it will benefit youth programs, including youth camp and youth conference. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days, and baked goods, along with more than 2,000 other items, will be for sale. Sue Brague is in charge.
The church-choir rehearsals have been changed to 7 p.m. Thursdays.
Cafe offers video presentation
Lifetree Cafe, sponsored by Episcopal Church of the Holy Presence, will have a video presentation of Inside Terrorism: A Muslim’s Quest to Stop Jihad 7:15-8:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.
Topics of current interest are discussed each Thursday.
Cuthill new pastor
The annual Congregational Meeting took place Jan. 27 at Glenwood Presbyterian Church, with a focus on changes. The Rev. Dr. J. Lawrence Cuthill, formerly of Winter Park Presbyterian Church, has become the new pastor, and a new music director, Barbara McInnis Vu, joined the staff as well. New elders have also been elected, including Libby Lusk, Joanne Evans, Helen Simmons and Gretchen Davis.
Plans for February include a potluck lunch after the 11 a.m. service Sunday, Feb. 10, an Ash Wednesday supper and service beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 13, and weekly light lunches and Lenten services that will begin at noon Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The church will be participating in one of its many missions Sunday, Feb. 3, Souper Bowl Sunday, with all proceeds being donated to The Neighborhood Center.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, 7-8 p.m., there will be a Small Group Bible Study. The subject is “An Invitation to the Psalms,” and the group will be facilitated by Libby Lusk, and will meet in the Barnes Building directly behind the church. It is open to everyone in the community who may wish to attend.
There will be a “Men’s Breakfast” at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Fellowship Hall. This event is also open to all men of the community.
Then on Sunday, Feb. 10, immediately following the traditional service at noon, there will be a congregational luncheon. All members are encouraged to attend this function as the fellowship is fun and the food is always excellent.
Members of the church were delighted to celebrate the 99th birthday of longtime member Coleen Skinner. A party was given during the fellowship time, and a beautiful cake, coffee and juice were served to the many members gathered to congratulate her on this momentous occasion. Included in this celebration was her son, Wayne Skinner, Skinner’s daughter Wendy Crimmins and her two daughters, Parker and Jordan Crimmins.
Concepts of God
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City welcomes the Rev. Mark Spivey to the pulpit.
In this second sermon of the four-part series “Concepts of God,” Spivey will explore the concept of God’s Grace.
The service will include a performance by Mosaic’s newly formed choir, along with an update on Mosaic’s current and upcoming social-justice initiatives.
A children’s program is offered during the service.
For more information, visit the website at www.mosaicuuc.org.
A “Dine Out With Habitat Fundraiser” will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Ruby Tuesday, 1212 Saxon Blvd. in Orange City.
The restaurant chain will contribute 20 percent of the total bill to benefit Habitat’s mission of “Seeking to put God’s love into action.”
As a special bonus, bring your receipt from this event to the ReStore at 196 W. Blue Springs Ave. in Orange City, through March 7 and get a 10-percent discount on your total purchase.
A coupon for this event is required, and can be printed at www.swvhabitat.org. Click on “current dine-out coupon.”
Dr. Robert Flick will speak on “Pondering the Big Questions” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Feb. 3, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand.
This talk will explore 10 “big” questions — “big” in the sense of being fundamental, eternal and, perhaps, unanswerable.
It is the opinion of Dr. Flick that a modest attempt should be made from time to time to address those questions, even though no one holds the answers to them.
Religious education for children of all ages is provided during the service.
For more information about the church, visit www.uudeland.org or call 386-734-6499. To learn more about Unitarian Universalism, visit www.uua.org.
The DeLand Lions Club is having a fundraiser for the Mother of the Good Shepherd Monastery 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
There will be live music, food and libations. Costumes and masks are optional.
Tickets cost $30. Call Wendy at 386-738-1020 or Diana at 352-669-4261 for more information.
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