Non secular Aspect: St. Jude’s Fall Pageant set for Saturday, Oct. 22 in Orange Metropolis

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HELPING THE HOMELESS AND GOOD MUSIC — Members of “Ministry With out Partitions” stand in entrance of their banner at an occasion. “Ministry With out Partitions” shall be at Earl Brown Park in DeLand 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to offer meals and clothes for the homeless. There can even be reside gospel music for the general public. All is free.

Save the date, and hire an area: The Fall Pageant of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Orange Metropolis shall be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

A part of the festivities consists of areas for distributors to promote their merchandise (no meals) and for companies to promote. Tables will not be furnished by the church. Every area is roughly 10 toes by 10 toes. The donation for every area is $35.

St. Jude’s Episcopal’s Pumpkin Patch shall be open through the Fall Pageant, lunch shall be obtainable for buy, and there shall be a drawing of themed baskets.

To safe an area, undergo the Occasions Web page of the church web site at

Religion and environmentalism

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand, Dr. Sam Houston, assistant professor of spiritual research at Stetson College, will current this system “All of the Earth Is a Mosque: Islam and Muslim Environmentalism.” A few of the analysis Dr. Houston has performed consists of trendy Muslim activism, comparative spiritual ethics, and African American Muslims.

These attending in particular person are inspired to affix at 10:15 a.m. for greetings earlier than the service begins. Masks are discretionary however inspired right now.

Companies are live-Zoomed at 10:30 a.m., and all are invited. The Zoom Sunday Service ID is similar each week: Be happy to contact the church for assist in getting related at

Unitarian Universalists are an open-minded, freethinking, openhearted, non secular group the place all are welcomed as everybody learns collectively. If time permits, dialogue could also be included after each presentation.

Common group conferences proceed on Zoom and in particular person. Particular academic packages for youngsters can be found on the 10:30 a.m. service.

Bahá’ís to host ‘Picnic within the Park’

On Saturday, Sept. 17, the Bahá’ís of DeLand will host “Meals for Physique and Soul,a potluck “Picnic within the Park” celebrating friendship in variety with inspiration and fellowship.

Everybody will collect at 1 p.m. within the South Shelter of Earl Brown Park, nearest the Wayne G. Sanborn Exercise Middle and massive parking zone, at 750 S. Alabama Ave.

Devotions and crafts will elevate spirits and promote private bonding, whereas sharing meals and drinks and welcoming new associates.


Do you bear in mind the youngsters’s recreation Observe the Chief? The item of this recreation was to do precisely what the chief did.

That is akin to what it’s like for a Christian to be a disciple of Jesus. We have to observe the chief and do these issues that He does.

On Sunday, Sept. 18, at First United Methodist Church of DeLand, as a part of the sermon sequence “Foundations,” the idea of “Discipleship” shall be explored.

George Schwitzer wrote, “True disciples need to encourage the hearts of males, not impress them.”

Being a real disciple requires us to surrender our rights to ourselves, as Oswald Chambers wrote, as a result of “that is the factor God intends you to surrender if ever you’ll be a disciple of Jesus Christ.”

“True disciples are keen to face out, converse up and be completely different from the individuals of the world. They’re undaunted, devoted and brave.” – Russell M. Nelson

On the Sept. 18 service, church members and friends will discover methods by which to be extra fervently efficient disciples.

The annual Pumpkin Patch, with pumpkins of all sizes, shall be opening Sunday, Oct. 2. The hours of operation are noon-7:30 p.m. Sundays, and 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. The Pumpkin Patch shall be open by Monday, Oct. 31, or till the pumpkins are gone, whichever comes first.

DeLand Quakers to show origami at Fall Pageant of the Arts

This 12 months, DeLand Quakers will once more be instructing origami on the DeLand Fall Pageant of the Arts. Eventually 12 months’s competition, so many loved studying to fold paper cranes and birds and to make paper baskets. Festivalgoers younger and outdated stopped by the sales space to study concerning the historical artwork type begun in China and Japan.

Whereas folding the colourful papers, youngsters heard the true story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

The competition shall be Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20.

Volunteers will train origami, which solely requires paper and enhances focus and mindfulness, at each days of the competition.

For extra info, name 386-337-5204.

‘Fence Breakers’

Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation, whereas not assembly nose to nose, is assembly on-line at 11 a.m. each Sunday. The Sunday, Sept. 18, service is titled “Fence Breakers.”

You’re inspired to attend as Teresa and Deanna Leary, a mom and daughter duo, sort out obligatory heterosexuality and present that oftentimes reality is discovered someplace within the center.

They clarify sexuality outdoors of the binary expectations and share how the street could be longer than you may anticipate. You’re inspired to attend, as they break fences and present the power find your self in a world that fights it.

Everybody shall be reminded how vital it’s to affix fingers as a group to assist one another, wherever you fall in your love.

Worship chief Holly Eicher will information everybody by the service. All are welcome!

For info on Mosaic, see the web site at For directions on easy methods to be part of the digital service, e-mail to

1st Christian Church actions

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, a congregational-led church, will vote on Sunday, Sept. 18, for a brand new minister. The Search and Name Committee, led by Paul Ashton, introduced the Rev. Carlos Perez because the nominee for senior minister, who will start his service Nov. 1 if authorized by the congregation.

At 10:45 a.m. Sept. 18, the Rev. Alan Dicken, affiliate director for immigrant and refugee response, will ship the Sunday message as a part of the “Week of Compassion” program.

To assist outreach, the Disciple Ladies host bingo at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday within the fellowship corridor. For September, the proceeds after bills profit Good Samaritan Clinic, at 136 E. Plymouth Ave. in DeLand. The Bingo Ministry is organized by Essie Miller, Sue Brague, Dr. Janet Raney and Tammi Stossel.

Different outreach, on the First Tuesday of the month, is dinner served at The Bridge, 421 S. Palmetto Ave. in DeLand.

Dr. Janet Raney, with help from Sue Brague, gives a youth program at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday when college is in session. The group participated within the September Spring Hill Flip Pageant.

The second Saturday of each month, the Disciple Males meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. Lee Gartside, at 386-734-6078, is the contact for reservations.

Along with the normal 10:45 a.m. worship service, First Christian gives a 8:15 a.m. “Espresso With God” worship service, together with scripture, prayer and Communion within the gathering room outdoors the kitchen.

Trinity United Methodist to host research of the church’s historical past

BLAST FROM THE PAST — This picture of the sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church in DeLand was taken in 1973, when the church was celebrated as one of many largest United Methodist church buildings within the DeLand District of the Florida Convention. Pastors Robert Jenkins and Jim Harnish, with Bishop Joel McDavid and former Pastor Robert Blackburn, are officiating on the service. Additionally, the church introduced Blackburn, who was accountable for the constructing marketing campaign in 1959 that resulted within the two-story addition and the chapel, again to honor him and title the chapel after him.

Trinity United Methodist Church in DeLand will host an eight-week research of the church’s 126-year historical past, which is able to embrace an in-depth look into the historical past of the Methodist denomination from its earliest beginnings below John Wesley to the current day.

“With the announcement of a brand new, separate Methodist denomination beginning up and the potential of a break up inside the international church, a few of our members have expressed issues about the way forward for United Methodism,” stated Pastor Todd Bardin, senior pastor of Trinity. “We’re not taking part within the break up and are dedicated to stay a United Methodist congregation,” he continued. “Since there may be a variety of misinformation on the market, our management wished to create a short-term research to coach and inform members and others of the historical past of Methodism, how splits will not be new, and the way such adjustments affected our personal church up to now,” he added.

Research subjects will embrace the historical past and context of splits, separations and reconciliations inside the Methodist Church previous and current, together with the affect that racism and different types of prejudice and discrimination have had on the church. Attendees will search methods to strengthen relations with all of God’s individuals by learning and studying from the church’s previous.

The research is open to anybody. Plans are to satisfy in particular person at 10:15 a.m. Sundays starting Oct. 2. To enroll and obtain free research supplies, go to

For extra info, go to the church web site at, or name the church workplace at 386-734-4425.

Door-to-door ministry resumes

Jehovah’s Witnesses have resumed their trademark door-to-door ministry Sept. 1. The 2-and-a-half-year suspension of the work will finish simply in time for the launch of a world marketing campaign that includes an interactive program for Bible research.

The choice to renew their door-to-door ministry marks the entire restoration of all pre-pandemic in-person actions for the almost 1.3 million Jehovah’s Witnesses within the 12,000 congregations in the US.

Homes of worship (known as Kingdom Halls) have been reopened April 1, witnessing in public locations resumed Might 31 and in-person conventions are once more being deliberate for 2023.

“It’s been a problem to convey a smile over the telephone or by our letters these previous few years, however we by no means stopped attempting as a result of we all know it’s wanted,” stated DeLand resident Angie Fowle, who alongside along with her husband, Chris, shall be heading out to the neighborhood collectively within the coming weeks.

The suspension of the general public ministry was a proactive response by the group to maintain communities and congregants secure. The transfer was additionally unprecedented. Jehovah’s Witnesses had been preaching from home to deal with with out interruption for greater than 100 years, by an financial melancholy, two world wars and international unrest, however COVID-19 demanded a unique response.


At First Presbyterian Church of DeLand, Pastor Michael Bodger will proceed main the congregation in a research of the books of Timothy. Titled “Prayer,” the sermon on Sunday, Sept. 18, evolves from a studying of 1 Timothy, Chapter 2, verses 1-7.

On this second chapter, Paul first instructs the brand new church in Ephesus, by writing to its chief, “Timothy, my son, I urge, to start with, that requests, prayers, and thanksgiving be made for everybody. (v 1) I would like males in every single place to elevate up holy fingers in prayer, with out anger or disputing. (v 8)

This inclusive request appears fairly outstanding, as a result of at the moment, the emperor Nero was cruelly persecuting Christians. Why would Paul insist that even kings and all these in authority develop into the topic of prayer?

As Paul signifies for the Ephesians to take heed to that cry, in the present day’s Christ-followers should hear amidst the astonishing variations and divisions seeming to overwhelm us.

First Pres invitations you to the three morning providers in particular person or to share the live-streamed and recorded providers at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Fb, the church web site or YouTube. Every worship expertise consists of music and an open Holy Communion.

At 11 a.m., the Chancel Choir will current an uncommon association of the non secular “Steal Away,” by R.E. Schram, performed by Music Director Jane Christeson and accompanied by organist Dr. Boyd Jones.

We remind the group that on Saturday, Sept. 24, God’s Bathhouse gives showers, hygiene kits, clothes articles, and fellowship on the Pavilion 9/11 a.m.

Additionally, the Household Tenting Weekend, with covered-dish supper and worship at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, invitations you to affix the campers at Salt Springs for that group occasion. Sadly, reservations for campsites have closed, however this dinner and repair will welcome you!

Early Alert! On Sunday, Sept. 25, at 1:30 p.m., our Chancel Choir will current the particular music of Schubert! That is the primary of 4 concert events for our group. Extra specifics in subsequent week’s Beacon.

Bible-study teams, Presbyterian Ladies, and different alternatives stand open to your participation on Sundays and all through the weeks and month. See the Non secular Listing on Web page 2B for specifics.

Jewish Excessive Holy Days

Save the dates! The Jewish Excessive Holy Days shall be right here earlier than we all know it. Companies shall be in particular person at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1308 E. Normandy Blvd. in Deltona, until in any other case introduced.

The Erev Rosh Hashanah Service shall be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, The Rosh Hashanah Service shall be at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Instantly following shall be a Tashlich ceremony at Campbell Park, 1315 Briarwood Ave., additionally in Deltona. Tashlich, which accurately interprets to “removing,” is a ceremony carried out on the afternoon of the primary day of Rosh Hashanah. Throughout this ceremony, Jews symbolically solid off the sins of the earlier 12 months by tossing pebbles or bread crumbs into flowing water.

A Shabbat Shuvah Service shall be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

Erev Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre Service shall be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4., with the Yom Kippur Service following at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Yizkor shall be at midday, and the N’eila & Havdalah shall be at 6:30 p.m. A dairy “Breaking of the Quick” will observe.

Tickets will not be required; donations shall be gladly accepted.

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