110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Margie Dykes
posted Apr 7, 2013 - 11:08:30am
Lake Helen United Methodist Church will have a Spring Fling 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
Activities will include a yard sale, a food court with hot dogs and beverages, and a bake sale.
Proceeds will be used to help fund Vacation Bible School, purchase choir materials, run the Youth Church Camp, and for mission projects.
The Daytona Beach Chapter of Hadassah will have a mah-jongg tournament fundraiser Wednesday, April 10, at the Plantation Oaks Clubhouse, 1 Plantation Oaks Blvd., off Old Kings Road in Flagler Beach.
Registration is at 11 a.m., with play starting at 11:30 a.m.
The cost to play is $18, which includes lunch, beverages and desserts. There will be cash prizes and many door prizes.
Proceeds will go to Hadassah Medical Organization.
Those wanting to join in need to call Sema at 386-673-0613 as soon as possible.
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Executive Director J. Brent Walker will speak on religious freedom and the separation of church and state April 9 and 10, as part of the Shurden Lectures at Stetson University.
All lectures will be held in the Stetson Room, second floor of the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave. in DeLand.
“First Principles: God-Given, But Government Protected” is the topic of Walker’s lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.
“First Freedoms: Accommodate Religion, But Don’t Advance It” is the title of the second lecture, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.
“Religion and Politics: How Did We Do in 2012?” is the topic for the third lecture, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.
All lectures are open to the public, and are free of charge.
Walker was an attorney, but left the practice in 1986 to earn a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He has served the cause of religious liberty as an advocate for the separation of church and state since 1989.
Members of the Athletic Ministry of First United Methodist Church of DeLand are organizing a “Spring Golf Challenge and Banquet” Saturday, April 13. Tee-off time for 18-hole, handicap play is 1 p.m. at Sandhill Golf Club on East Euclid Avenue in DeLand.
The cost for green fees, a cart and the 5:30 p.m. banquet is $49 per person. Green fees and cart only cost $34. The cost for the three-course catered banquet only is $15 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 3-11, and free for children age 2 and younger.
Men and women, teams and individuals are invited to play. There will be many golf contests and prizes, and door prizes will also be awarded.
Call the church or John Watson at 386-738-0821.
Palm Tree Missionary Baptist Church in DeLand, on Keith Avenue, is having a Revival Weekend April 12-14.
Palm Tree is like the old-time Baptist churches.
For more information, call James McCabe at 386-624-8311.
Supports laundry-service project
Volunteers from Stetson Baptist Church in DeLand donated their time March 29 to Current of Tampa Bay, when they washed the clothes of those less fortunate at Family Friendly Laundry Services on North Amelia Avenue in DeLand.
This was the first time Current held a laundry project in the DeLand area, with the volunteers being students on Spring Break. They hoped to raise $700 for the project.
More information about this event can be found online at www.LaundryByCurrent.org.
Lazarus on blasphemy
Bill Lazarus will speak on “Blasphemy” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, April 7, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand.
Bill Lazarus is a historian, a renowned religious scholar, and one of the most popular speakers at the church. He offers thoughtful insights on religion and the world, always accentuated with humor.
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.
Bakewell to guest
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand will have Pastor Art Bakewell as the guest minister for the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, April 7. Music director Julie Rechner and organist Mark Bose will have auditions for the choir. Choir practice is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Those wanting to audition should come at 6:45 p.m.
The monthly Contact newsletter is now being published online. Individuals not having access to online services may pick up a copy at the office 9 a.m.-noon. Dorothy Ashton is accepting summer-camp applications for those fulfilling requirements.
There will be a benefit for Rainbow Child Care Center at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, call 386-734-6078.
Food will be collected for The Neighborhood Center Sunday, April 14.
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