Spiritual Side: DeLand Church to Host Garage Sale and Silent Auction

Liberty Baptist Church in DeLand welcomes a Garage sale and silent auction Friday and Saturday August 20 and 21. Doors open at 8 a.m. The church is located at 1365 W. Plymouth Ave.

The event will take place in the air-conditioned gymnasium behind the church.

A bake sale and auction will take place on August 21 only, while the garage sale will take place on both days. Refreshments will be available for purchase on both days.

“God covers our shortcomings”

Meeting challenges is almost as much a part of life as breathing. We all have challenges to overcome, and while some are greater than others, there are days when even the smallest of challenges can seem overwhelming.

Often, when facing these obstacles in our lives, it can be difficult to make good choices and make informed decisions due to social pressures from those around us. Sometimes it is difficult to follow our convictions or beliefs because it makes us stand out or appear different from the majority. This is especially true when it comes to living by faith.

DeLand First United Methodist Church begins a new series on the prophet Jeremiah and how he followed his faith in the face of opposition. Church members, visitors, and friends will follow his example to help us find ways to follow our faith and remain faithful to God, even when many around us are not.

This Sunday, August 22, First United Methodist will examine how “God covers our shortcomings”. You are encouraged to attend and see how the pastor Owen Stricklin explores this fascinating subject.

Traditional in-person worship takes place at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the shrine, and 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.

The offices of the first church are open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call the office at 386-734-5113.

Mosaic UU will present the “Pathway” course

Mosaic Universalist Unitary Congregation, although it does not meet in person, meets online at 11 a.m. every Sunday. During the last two services of the summer season, the congregation will offer the “Pathway” course as a two-part series of Sunday services.

Part One, August 22, will feature a brief history of Unitarianism and Universalism and how they merged into one denomination, how Mosaic UUC came to be, and an overview of how UUA and Mosaic are directed and governed.

Anyone interested in what Unitarian universalism is or in the mosaic in particular is welcome. Tracy lunquist will guide everyone through this service.

To find out how to join the virtual service, send an email to [email protected]

A message on stewardship

The Rev. Elizabeth carrasquillo of DeLand First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) brings a message on stewardship to the congregation and visitors at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 22.

The service will include prayers from the congregation; a Bible reading of 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15; Open Communion provided by former Dr. Janet Raney and Olga Palmer; a presentation of the offerings as visible praise to God; and music by a guest musician.

Olga Palmer and Lee gartside are the hostesses of the day.

A prayer group continues at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and is open to everyone. For prayer requests, leave a message at 386-734-6078 the previous Sunday.

If you are attending in person, go through the office entrance on the east side of the church. Due to the increase in the number of COVID cases in Florida, the church is monitoring building mask safety and social distancing measures.

“A pagan finds his way”

First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand continues to host virtual services at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. 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.

Sunday August 22 Rick de Yampert will present “A pagan finds his way”. Hear the journey of a spiritual seeker from the roots of his childhood religion, through the exploration of world religions, and finally to his current spiritual home, paganism.

De Yampert, former entertainment writer for The Daytona Beach Newspaper, musician and now author, will shed light on his own journey towards what is true and right for him.

In-person services can begin on Sunday, September 5, with precautions observed for health concerns.

Regular group meetings continue on Zoom and in person: The Delivered and Poetry clubs each one meets monthly; the Alliance group and one discussion group meet every two weeks; and the Group Men meets weekly.

The church can be contacted via www.uudeland.org to find out more.

‘What’s needed’

TO DeLand First Presbyterian Church, this Sunday August 22, Pastor Michel bodger explore the gracious gift that Paul shares with the Ephesians in 6: 10-20. To fight against and navigate the shatters of the world we live in, God calls us to “put on the full armor of God, so that you can stand firm… against the plans of the devil”.

At the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services, Pastor Bodger will teach the congregation about this reality.

Paul celebrates that truth, righteousness, and the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, and the Word of God must be part of our lives. “What it takes” to stand firm for God requires our personal prayers for our needs and those of others.

First Pres invites you to join the church in services, on recording or live streaming to deepen your understanding of “what it takes” to live in the Word of God. In addition, the church celebrates the Lord’s Supper each week to further strengthen our vision of reaching, reaching and reaching this world.

On Facebook, the First Pres website and the Directory of Religions in this issue of Lighthouse, you will find First Pres and more details about his ministry.

God’s baths, which meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, welcomes anyone in need of a shower, hygiene kit, fresh clothes and camaraderie from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the First Pres basketball court . The next opportunity arrives on August 28.

First Pres Women’s Groups will begin their regular meetings and Bible study in September. Consider joining one of the Seven Circles, which meet at different times and places.

Continuing their activities, there are groups that make mattresses for the homeless, help prepare meals for the homeless at The Bridge, and work in the community garden.

First Pres also offers several Bible study groups throughout the week and month.

Please check the website and Facebook for more details on the many ways First Pres is fulfilling its ministry in these unprecedented times.

Note that, to ensure personal safety, First Pres follows CDC masking guidelines.

The church says, “We hope to see you at First Pres!

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