Spiritual Side: Over 100 Pastors Plan to Join Unity Day

The Christians Merging Together Ministry and Volusia County proclaimed Saturday, July 30 as Pastors and Leaders Unity Day. Now is the time to come together as one people under God with the common goal of reducing violence and letting God in.

The in-person event will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chuck Lennon Park, 5000 Greenfield Dairy Road in DeLeon Springs. There will be speakers, singers, and prayers, as well as food trucks and giveaways of “gifts of love.” Unity Day will be broadcast live by Zoom across the country.

More than 100 pastors are expected to participate locally, and more than 100 pastors from across the country plan to participate virtually.

With political frictions of high tension across the country, the pastor samy jackson, a minister with the Christians Merging Together Ministry, believes it is time for people to return to their roots. He reminds Americans that their ancestors founded the country on trust in God and that the country can regain its strength by placing its trust in God’s hands.

Christians Merging Together Ministry urges an end to violence, which stems from divisions in society. The emphasis is on helping young people take problems to God rather than taking matters into their own hands.

Community prayer can bring neighbors together, so that people can become “our brother’s keeper” and bless each other daily.

Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and wear t-shirts with their church logo.

“Dressed for Success, Dressed for Love”

Katie Rivestheological seminarian from the University of Dubuque, is honored to proclaim the Word of God during the three services at DeLand’s First Presbyterian Church Sunday July 31. The Rev. Donna McClellan will lead worship and offer Communion to all the faithful present.

For those unable to attend in person, First Pres is offering live streaming and recordings of the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on YouTube and the church’s website. You are invited to join the Lord’s Supper in your area with your elements.

In the sermon titled “Dressed for Success, Dressed for Love,” Reverend Rives will focus on Colossians 3:1-14, examining part of Paul’s letter to the church in Colosse. In this part of his letter, the apostle reminds the Colossians of the meaning of baptism.

Baptism, manifesting “already but not yet,” provides security that our lives are hid with Christ in God and that our lives will be revealed with Him in Glory. By calling us to participate in this new life with Jesus, Paul urges us to practically put to death the old self and its old practices. He encourages us to put on the “new self”, which renews itself in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Our new selves wear clothes of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and most importantly, love. This becomes possible only because of what Christ, Who is All in All, has provided for us: “Dressed for success, clothed with love”.

First Pres reminds members and neighbors that First Friday Bingo starts at 7 p.m. on August 5.

Also, the church Family camping weekend From September 23-25, reservations are required through Reservation.gov.

First Pres will be offering food and preparation for visitors on site and to take away at The bridge Thursday, August 4. First Pres often serves 80-100 guests at this free meal.

On Saturday August 6, the 12th edition Delivery of the mayor’s backpack begins at 8 a.m. at Earl Brown Park, 751 S. Alabama Ave. at DeLand. Along with many others, the SAME Church joined First Pres volunteers to pack the approximately 1,000 backpacks. This first-come, first-served opportunity aims to support area students as they prepare for the new school year.

If the supply of backpacks runs out, sponsors will provide vouchers to those remaining in line to ensure they receive a free backpack.

Sponsors of this event include the Land city and the Spring Hill Resource Center.

Gala “The Spirit of Lights”

Cassadaga Spiritualism Camp hosts his Gala “The Spirit of Lights” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at camp at 1112 Stevens St.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be 15-minute readings by certified camp psychics for $25. Appointments are strongly recommended for readings.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., speakers will share their knowledge at Colby Memorial Temple, 1250 Marion St. Each speaker charges $5, and there is an all-day speaker pass that costs $25. Buy tickets online at Cassadaga.org and click pre-register for tours, workshops, and other events.

The speaker schedule is as follows: 11:00 a.m. “You, the Ascended Master” – Reverend Dr. Philip DeLong; 11:30 a.m. “Astrology: the language of your soul” – Christina Maguire; noon “Your spiritual toolbox” – Darrell Demeritt; 12:30 p.m. “Back to the drawing board” – Julio Varela; 1 p.m. “Metaphysics and the 3rd dimension” – the Rev. dr. Paul Meckes; 1:30 p.m. “Simple changes for better health” – Ines Bracy; and 3:00 p.m. “Understanding Electronic Communication with Spirit and Demonstration” with keynote speakers Jodie and Lori Martinez.

There will be a children’s area at the Fairy Trail on Chauncey Street. Family Zone includes Bucket of Crystals ($8, while supplies last); a scavenger hunt with a grand prize for the first three finishers and tokens for the rest (while supplies last); Story Time * New to Kids’ Zone (Fairy Trail) – Story Time with Reverend Dr. Constance Johnson. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., she will lead children and parents on a 15-minute walk along the fairy trail. It will point to fairies, sprites, a green man, brownies (not edible), fairy houses, gnome houses, dragons, portals (spiritual elevators), and a magic maze.

A Open house and book sale will be at the B. Anne Gehman Library (inside Slater House, 1188 Chauncey St.). Vendors selling crystals, jewelry, clothing, natural soaps and other items will line the streets of the camp. Food trucks will be present in the Colby Memorial Temple parking lot.

‘To change’

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

This Sunday, July 31, the services in the form of a round table of Mosaic continue, with the host New Madison guiding everyone through a discussion of ‘change’. Change is an opportunity to test our abilities to stay grounded through the changing tides of our lives. Reflection question for this Sunday: What changes have you experienced that have tested your skills?

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]

Activities of the 1st Christian Church

DeLand’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) welcomes back Rev. Samy Robles at the pulpit for worship at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 31. Reverend Robles is a full-time musician with Walt Disney World, and is also known as an author, minister, and podcast host with a loving family. His sermons are grounded in spiritual truths while being entertaining.

Elders Brenda Velazquez Morales and Nancy Jones offer communion to all believers who attend the service. Donna Mozley leads the singing of the congregation, with Mark Bose as an accompanist and provider of special music during the service.

Part of First Christian’s Community Service will serve the dinner meal to The bridge 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, with the help of AdventHealth Fish Memorial and other volunteers.

Community service continues with participation on Saturday, August 6 backpack gift at Earl Brown Park from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Throughout the summer, First Christian helped Temple Learning Center Camprealized by Voloria Manning. The camp will end on Friday August 5th.

Women DisciplesThe community donation for the month of August is HOPE (aid to enslaved people). It is a contribution to the HOPE Golf Tournament Saturday September 24.

dr. Janet Raney invites young people to participate in the church’s youth program on Wednesdays. Call the church office at 386-734-0677 to register.

“Someone should do something about this”

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. »

We don’t always like to face the consequences of our choices, and many, if given the chance, “pass the buck” and blame our situation on something or someone else.

“The more you take responsibility for your past and your present, the more you are able to create the future you seek.” – Unknown

“The Land Between” series of sermons continues to DeLand First United Methodist Churchand the Sunday July 31 sermon will be “Someone Should Do Something About This.”

Of course, we know that ultimately we must rely on God to pull us through, but we must be willing to allow Him to do so. You are encouraged to attend this Sunday as members and friends explore how to live up to our responsibility to make the right choices so that God can do his part to make our present and our future all that they can be.

Traditional in-person worship services are held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, and contemporary in-person worship is held 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.

The church also offers small group Bible studies at different times of the week: Young adults meeting on Sunday evening, youth groups meet at different times of the week, and there is a Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study.

If you would like to join a small group for fellowship and sharing, call the church office at 386-734-5113.

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