Spiritual side: the first Christian church to welcome a guest minister on August 14


The Rev. Sammy Robles Jr. amounts to DeLand’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as guest minister for the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday, August 14.

First Christian welcomes the talented musician Barbara Polomsky as the new permanent pianist and organist. Donna Mozley leads the congregation in praise and traditional hymns.

Open communion is offered by the elders to all services.

With the start of the school year, Dr. Janet Raney will lead youth at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays when school is in session. Sue Brague will dine for them at 5:30 p.m.

The Men Disciples will meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 13 at Daisy’s Diner at DeLand. Call Lee Gartside at 386-734-6078 to make a reservation.

The Women Disciples will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15, in the stock exchange room, under the direction of the president Sue Brague.

The designated charity for the month of August is HOPE (aid to enslaved people). All golfers are invited to visit the HOPE website to register on Saturday September 24th. golf tournament at DeBary Country Club.

Essie Miller is the caller for August bingo, at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, August 11 and 25, in the stock exchange room. Proceeds after expenses go to HOPE.

prayer partners meet at 3:30 p.m. every Monday and accept prayer requests at 386-734-6078 the previous Sunday.

Trinity United Methodist now worship in new location

Trinity United Methodist Church of DeLand is on the move! The church moved from the Wisconsin Avenue location, and members and friends now worship in a new location. Trinity United Methodist’s temporary home is at DeLand’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)at 1401 W. New York Ave. The church office is also at this new location and is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The First Christian Church community has been very welcoming, and members and friends appreciate all they have done for Trinity.

of the Trinity Travel groups, choral, praise team, Family Ministries and others still meet.

You are invited to worship with Trinity members and friends at 9 a.m. on Sundays and stay for the community hour after the service. Look for the Trinity United Methodist sign!

Explore and celebrate characteristics of Unitarian Universalist theology

Coleen Summerthe president of First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand, will lead the worship service on Sunday, August 14. The subject is “Woven in a Single Garment of Fate”. This worship service will explore and celebrate the characteristics of Unitarian Universalist theology.

We are all connected in an interdependent whole. Therefore, says UUA President, Reverend Dr. Susan Frederick Gray“Covenant is our religious response to our fundamental interdependence.”

We make promises about how to “be” together and how to “be” in the world. Sometimes we don’t honor those promises.

Now, Unitarian Universalists invite everyone to mend and strengthen the bonds of community. The choice to repair the broken strands of the Web becomes an act of loyalty.

In-person attendees are encouraged to join from 10:15 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. for greetings before the service begins at 10:30 a.m. Masks are discretionary, at this time.

Church services are Zoomed live, and all are welcome to join the service, either in person or through Zoom access at the same time as the in-person service. This is a work in progress to include anyone at home who is unwilling to attend or unable to attend for whatever reason.

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

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

The First Unitarian Universalist Church is committed to being part of the community, and the congregation participates in helping Interfaith cuisineas well as other community projects.

Put everything aside!

A reading from Hebrews 11:29-12:2, the Pastor’s objective Michael BodgerSunday August 14 sermon at DeLand’s First Presbyterian Churchreveals an amazing explanation of the meaning and significance of faith.

At services at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Pastor Bodger will review a “Faith Hall of Fame.” In Hebrews, the unknown writer summons “a great cloud of witnesses” to encourage believers to stand firm despite personal challenges to the faith.

The list offers great encouragement but also cites situations we would like to avoid. Historical witnesses prepare us to “run with perseverance the race that awaits us”. However, the only way to do this is to “put aside all the weight and all the sin that clings to us so tightly”.

What heaviness and what sin weigh on our life and that of others? Pastor Bodger will state that, without faith, these obstacles result in fewer and fewer runners rushing to God’s promised salvation. What prevents us from worshiping the one true God? Put all that aside and focus instead on “Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith!”

To support students and teachers, First Pres services this Sunday will include the annual report Back to School Blessings. Bring your backpacks, your books or just yourself to engage in this prayer of hope for a new school year.

The deadline to apply for the life-changing and rewarding program Bethel Bible Study approach. To book textbooks and get preliminary details for the weekly course starting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday August 31, contact Katherine Campbell at [email protected] or call the church office if you would like to immerse yourself in understanding the Bible through this two-year study.

A Bereavement support group to help those who have experienced loss and want to engage in a healing experience will begin from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24. If you are interested, call Alice Foerster at the church office, at 386-734-6212, ext. 105.

“The Word of God”

Words are an integral part of our daily lives, as we use them to communicate and interact with those around us. We use words to express our thoughts and feelings, as well as our hopes and dreams for the future.

To DeLand First United Methodist Church, the “Foundations” sermon series continues on Sunday, August 14, with a look at the power of the Word. This week’s sermon is “The Word of God.” Of course, church members and their friends believe that the Bible is the written word of God, but also believe that God is the Living Word. If you want to learn more about the power of the Word, both written and living, plan to attend First United Methodist this Sunday.

Traditional in-person worship services are held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, and there is a contemporary in-person worship service 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 accessed via the website at Firstchurchdeland.org.


You can travel to the desert online with Unitarian Universalist Mosaic Congregation this summer in the 2022 Summer Sharing Series based on the exploration of “inner journey” (by Jan Phillips’ Visionary thinking Series).

This summer, the congregation explores the integration of mind, body and spirit.

This Sunday, August 14, Mosaic’s roundtable-style services continue, with host Sarah Mahler guiding everyone through a discussion of “Awe”. Behind everything hides a deeply mysterious invisible force.

Reflection question for this Sunday: What kinds of experiences inspire admiration in your life?

These services are designed to allow participants to share their thoughts if they wish. Sharing is always voluntary; active listening is also welcome.

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


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