Spiritual side: Church to celebrate 21 years of pastor’s service


Macedonian Baptist Missionary to Celebrate Pastor’s Birthday

Macedonian Baptist Missionary Church in DeLand celebrates its annual Pastor’s birthday at the service on Sunday, September 26 at 11 a.m. This year celebrates 21 years of continuous service of the Pastor Melvin L. Young Sr. and Lady Ernestine Young.

The church is located at 514 W. Beresford Ave. at DeLand.

COVID guidelines will be followed, with mandatory masks.

1st activities of the Christian Church

The Rev. Selena reyes martinez, regional support pastor for the Disciples of Christ Florida area, will be the guest speaker for the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday, September 26 in DeLand First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Martinez serves the regional ministry by providing

pastoral, chairing the New Church Ministry Commission and assisting in the search and appeal process for congregations and clergy. The new Nueva Comunidad Christian Church has Pastor Martinez as pastor.

Edna Cards and Eddie wachter are the elders who, during the service, will serve communion to all believers.

Reverend Dr. Fernando Morales provides scripture reading, and Walter davis and Jane ashton are the hostesses.

The Rev. David Cortés chairs the 9:30 am Sunday school class for adults in the library, with the theme “Praise for Salvation,” based on Acts Chapter 2. The practices of the first century churches will be compared to the current practices of the early church Christian (Disciples of Christ).

Dr. Janet Raney and Sue Brague offer free tutoring 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the church library whenever school is in session.

The youth group meets from 5.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the youth room, with entry through the church office.

Life as a tapestry

Pastor Michel bodger will conclude his series on the Book of James by focusing on James 5: 13-20 to DeLand First Presbyterian Church this Sunday, September 26.

James continues his global call for people to clearly express their faith in daily life, both collectively and individually. Jacques ends his letter by discussing how to live together in community: “We are stronger together”, called by the living God to sing songs of praise when they are happy and to turn to other believers when they are troubled. through sin.

James focuses on prayer as a mechanism “to reach God but also to reach the body of Christ”. By extension, God exhorts us to reach out to our community.

The followers of Christ find their lives inextricably linked like the thread used on a tapestry. Each of us exists as a thread which, when woven with other believers, produces a web that reveals the Glory of God.

First Pres invites everyone to join in Holy Communion during the contemporary 9am and traditional 11am services. The church follows COVID precautions and requires masks and distancing during services, as well as appropriate distribution of communion items.

The services are also available through live streaming and recordings via YouTube, Facebook and the First Pres website. Please read the Directory of Religions for church details.

This Sunday, September 26, the church begins its first annual series of four concerts throughout 2021-2022 that will explore various aspects of sacred music. “The history of the spiritual”, under the talented leadership of the Minister of Music Jane christeson, features solo and ensemble singers who participate in the Choir of the choir as scholarship students, as well as guest soloist and accompanying pianist. The concert will start at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary. Due to the limited number of places, participants should call the church office at 386-734-6212 to reserve a place free of charge. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. COVID precautions are standing, with a limit of 100 people.

Also this weekend, First Pres offers God’s baths 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 25 to provide showers, hygiene kits, fresh clothing and fellowship to those in need, on the church basketball court.

First Pres welcome you to the adventure of reaching out, reaching out and reaching out in the name of God.

Save the environment – activists in action

Sunday September 26, Suzanne Scheiber with

Dream Green Volusia joined the members of First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand to talk about ongoing projects and the efforts of this local group to ensure that our green spaces and environment are not lost to us forever. We encourage you to come and hear what is going on and how you can be part of the solution!

Zoom services continue until further notice. Virtual church services begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to join Zoom from 10:15 am to 10:25 am for greetings before the start of the service.

The Zoom ID for Sunday services is the same each week: Zoom ID: 927 1881 9188.

Unitarian Universalists are an open-minded, open-hearted spiritual community where all are invited to learn together. The church participates in Interreligious cuisine and other community projects.

Regular group meetings continue on Zoom and in person: The Delivered and Poetry clubs meet monthly; the Commitment and Focus groups meet every two weeks; the Group Men meets weekly; and the Green team meets monthly.

Special educational programs for children are available.

The church can be contacted via www.uudeland.org for more information, or call 386-232-8433.

“To the end of the earth”

Learning to share is a vital aspect of our formative years.

We teach our youngest to share their toys, their space and their time with others. As adults, we sometimes forget these precious lessons from our youth.

TO DeLand First United Methodist Church, everyone is very motivated by the notion of sharing. One of the most important responsibilities of church members is to share their faith, hope, and belief that God is and has the answers to all questions and situations in our lives.

In keeping with the belief that followers of Christ have not only a duty but an obligation to share the gospel with the community and the world at large, First United Methodist will launch the new “To the End of the Earth” sermon series . This series will examine the remarkable spread of the gospel from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the world. This Sunday, September 26, the church will look at the start of

this movement, in a sermon entitled “Empowered to Go”.

The United Methodist Men will organize a “Connect” evening at 6 pm on Tuesday, September 28. The meeting will highlight many ministries and outreach programs provided by the church to the community. Dinner will be served at a cost of $ 5 per person. If you would like to attend, call the church office before noon on Monday, September 27 to make reservations.

Traditional in-person church worship services are held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, and a contemporary service is at 9:30 a.m. at the Family Life Center. All three services are streamed live on Facebook on the First Church DeLand page, or they can be viewed through the website at Firstchurchdeland.org.

Small group Bible studies are offered at different times of the week: Young adults appointment on Sunday evening, youth groups meet at different times during the week, and there is a Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study.

If you would like to connect with a small group for fellowship and sharing, contact the church office for details. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call 386-734-5113.

‘Take off’

Mosaic Universalist Unitary Congregation, although it does not meet in person, meets online at 11 a.m. every Sunday. The title of the service on Sunday, September 26 is “To Discard. “

We have all had the experience of being somewhere we would like not to be. For some of us, last season gave us a lot of opportunities. So how do we move, become aware of ourselves, and connect with the right people for the next leg of the journey? The key is to get back into the goodness that got us moving in the first place.

You might feel stuck, but your calling isn’t. You are encouraged to join the Pastor Ben collins to Mosaic on September 26 for his advice on how to peel off. Everyone is welcome.

Cult leader Julie raymond will guide everyone through this service.

For more information about Mosaic, visit the website at mosaicuuc.org. To find out how to join the virtual service, send an email to [email protected]

Nitty-Gritty True Talk Ministries is looking for volunteers

The Nitty-Gritty True Talk Ministries Inc. is looking for volunteers. The multi-faceted nonprofit has sponsored food drives and toy giveaways, and has also worked with other nonprofits on their food distributions and giveaways, such as the Salvation Army at DeLand.

Assistance is also given to individuals and families who have financial difficulties with food, clothing and even gasoline for people in transition or looking for a job.

The ministry has aired on a local Christian radio station since 2017 and provides Bible studies from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every Saturday on 97.1 FM, and simultaneously on the Internet via vida97.org.

The next event is a food distribution Friday October 8 in Deltona.

Call the president Elizabeth chavez at 321-203-9520 for more information or to volunteer.


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