Spiritual side: The Lutheran Church of Providence postpones the open house

NEW MINISTER AND FAMILY – The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in DeLand has called Rev. Carlos Perez as their senior minister, effective Tuesday, November 1. Here he is with his family: his wife, Dr. Vanessa Perez, who serves Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando; and the Perez children, Marcos, a fifth grader, Valeria, a ninth grader, and Edwardo, a third grader. PHOTO COURTESY OF FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Providence Lutheran Church in Deltona postpone his Open day until January. There will be hot dogs, burgers and fries, and church and preschool tours.

Professionals will be on hand to assist participants with various aspects of their health and finances. There is no charge to attend.

The church is at 1696 Providence Blvd. in Delton. Call 386-789-3300.

“Candy Land Fall Festival and Family Blitz”

City Sanctuary Church in DeLand hosts “Candy Land Fall Festival and Family Blitz” from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. It will be a day of family fun, with carnival games, rides, food and live family blitz shows.

The church is at 401 E. Taylor Road in DeLand. Visit citysanctuary.churchor call 386-734-7777.

Trunk or treat

DeLand Church of the Nazarene invites families with special needs children of all ages to a Trunk or treat event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, organized by the Special Ministry of Love and fun lifea group of young people with special needs.

The church is looking for people who would like to decorate their cars and give out candy.

To register before Tuesday, October 25, visit Instagram @funlifewestvolusia or Facebook @DeLandChurchofNazarene. The church is at 913 E. New York Ave. at DeLand.

“The Enemy’s Tactics”

Friends are a wonderful treasure in life, but unfortunately those who have friends often have enemies. Winston Churchill said, “Do you have enemies? Good. It means that you stood up for something, at some point in your life.

Although none of us desires to have enemies, we know that there is at least one enemy who looks like a roaring lion, and he seeks to destroy our soul.

To DeLand First United Methodist Churchin the series of sermons “Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table”, the focus this Sunday, October 16 will be on “The Tactics of the Enemy”.

The church recognizes that Lucifer, Satan, the devil, or whatever name you might call him, will always be against us. This week, learn more about his tactics and how to overcome what he wants to accomplish against us.

Sri Chinmoy wrote: “I love my enemies for two reasons. They encourage me to recognize my weakness. They also inspire me to perfect my imperfect nature.

Even Jesus was tempted by the devil. You are encouraged to attend Sunday service, in person or online, as church members and friends discover how to be more than victorious against the enemy of our souls.

Save the date for Saturday, October 22, as the church welcomes its autumn festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be a great day for family fun. There will be games, a petting zoo, bouncy houses, face painting, a train, food and more.

Admission to the Fall Festival is free, with activity tickets available in advance from the church office: Buy four for $1 and get one free. There will be a redemption center with prizes for tokens earned by playing the various games.

Call the office for more information at 386-734-5113.

Activities of the 1st Christian Church

Kathy Porr welcome everyone DeLand’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 16. The elders offer open communion at the Lord’s Table to all believers present.

Barbara Polomskyorganist/pianist, with Donna Mozley as chant leader, provides uplifting music to encourage all participants to worship the Lord in praise and thanksgiving.

The congregation, with the family of Valley and Marge Jonesare celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, October 15.

The Women Disciples will use the after-expenses proceeds from the bingo games on October 14 and 28 to Journey’s End Wildlife Sanctuary. Essie Miller, Janet Raney, Sue Brague and Tammi Stossel conduct games at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship room.

Doctors Raney and Brague also welcome young people at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for supper and a program during the school term.

First Christian appreciate so much Trinity United Methodist Church for helping clean up the grounds after Hurricane Ian.

Working to build a beloved community

Unitarian Universalist Mosaic Congregation, although it does not meet in person, meets online at 11 a.m. every Sunday. The Sunday, October 16 service is titled “What Does It Mean to Be in Beloved Community?

How can we, both as individual Unitarian Universalists and part of the larger UU world, work to build a beloved community? Not just in our congregations, but also around the world. Join the Rev. Tracie Barrett October 16 as she explores these questions.

Cult leader Jan Holloway will guide everyone through the service. Everyone is welcome!

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

Itchy ears

To DeLand’s First Presbyterian Churchthis Sunday, October 16, Pastor Michael Bodger will deepen his exploration of Paul’s letters to Timothy through the reading of 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5. This particular segment draws our attention to listening.

Paul states, “For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine…according to their own desires they will gather around them many teachers to say what their itchy ears want to hear.

Then, like today, people listened to those who told us what we wanted to hear! Pastor Bodger will suggest that this interesting mantra is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society.

Like-minded people come together without regard to their ability to truly listen to others. Too often, the truth simply becomes a matter of degree.

Paul urges Timothy to “declare the message” and to be consistent in what he says as a leader in Ephesus. This message should sound the same wherever Timothy is, whether the listeners agree or not. The setting and the circumstances do not matter; only the Truth matters.

First Pres announces the launch of Operation Christmas Child October 16. This international outreach will reach people around the world under Samaritan’s Purse. Find details of the Shoebox Giveaway trip at samaritanspurse.org. Start gathering items to include in your submission box by Sunday, November 13.

Another outreach supported by First Pres is taking place Thursday, October 27 at the Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center in DeLand. Tickets to support the Good Samaritan Clinic Fundraiser costs $50 per reservation, which can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 386-738-6990. The Good Samaritan Clinic provides free medical and dental care to uninsured people in West Volusia.

The following God’s bathhouse will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, near the pavilion. Church volunteers begin preparations at 8:30 a.m. to serve community members in need with showers, clean clothes, hygiene kits and fellowship. First Pres needs and values ​​church volunteers!

Open to everyone, Culinary conversations will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19. Combined with any sharing dishes voluntarily brought by participants, the free meal includes water, eating tools and informal moments for all comers. You are invited to come and participate!

On Sunday, October 30, First Pres is hosting a triple celebration on the history of the church Toussaint, Reformation Sunday and Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan.

Rooted in 835 and 1517, the first two events are recognized across all three Sunday services, but the festive Kirkin takes place before the third service, with a gala procession of pipes, drums and tartan flags as the church celebrates the Scottish heritage of Presbyterianism. and includes traditional music from that period. The musical ceremony originated in 1943 in the United States to celebrate the Scottish reformers under John Knox, who defied the British conquerors by daring to challenge their Act of Proscription, which prohibited (on pain of death) members of Scottish clans from displaying their tartans, their weapons and their traditions. .

Speaker at the 1st UU to talk about the exploration of his ancestry

First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand will be the host Mel Browning at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 16, service. Browning, a retired lawyer and radio host, will share his personal exploration of his ancestry.

How many of us have done DNA testing to explore our lineage? How many watch programs about others finding out about their ancestry, wondering, “What about my family? »

Browning had a basis on who he believed his ancestors were. What he discovered was that he was wrong. It’s the story of finding the family that was and the one that wasn’t.

In-person attendees are encouraged to arrive at 10:15 a.m. for greetings before the service begins. Masks are optional but encouraged at this time.

After the service people will happily gather for a social hour to share coffee, tea and conversation.

First Unitarian Universalist services also air live at 10:30 a.m., and everyone is invited. Join early for greetings.

The Sunday Zoom service ID is the same every week: ID: https://zoom.us/i/92718819188. Please do not hesitate to contact the church for assistance in connecting to www.uudeland.org.

Unitarian Universalists are an open-minded, free-thinking, and open-hearted spiritual community where all are welcome as everyone learns together. Time permitting, a discussion may be included after each presentation.

For more information on church groups, attendance, and activities, visit www.uudeland.org.