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Spiritual: Centennial Celebration at Lake Helen Church

HELPING WOMEN IN NEED – At left, Gabrielle Golka and Amy Wooley of HOPE (Helpers of People Enslaved) present a check for $10,000 to three leaders of the Created Gainesville organization: Founder and Executive Director Alison Ungaro, Specialist Grants and Community Engagement Brenda Chamberlain, and Director of Programs Laura Snook. The $10,000 grant will help the organization provide residential services to its clients. Founded in 2012, Created Gainesville opened the first home in April as a “shelter” for four women. The HOPE grant will allow Created Gainesville to complete a separate building, which will free up space in the main house to accommodate six residents. HOPE is a 501(c)(3) faith-based organization in West Volusia passionately dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting survivors. The coalition does this through awareness, education and fundraising. PHOTO COURTESY OF JILL WOODS

Lake Helen United Methodist Churchat 121 W. Delaware Ave., celebrates its centennial on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12.

On June 11, a program beginning at 4 p.m. will include the Mayor of Lake Helen Cameron Lane present a proclamation at the church, followed by old-fashioned ice cream and hymn singing. Everyone is welcome.

On June 12, church members, alumni and their families and friends are invited to the 10 a.m. service, where there will be a visit from Reverend Whitworth, Premier of Lake Helen UMC, represented by Lowell Mooreand mini-sermons from several former pastors.

After the service, a field dinner, including a birthday cake, will be served. There will be photos and memorabilia to view, and a tour of Pantry outside the doors. The event will end with the burial of a time capsule. Feel free to wear 1920s costumes.

Glenwood Presbyterian Church Mini-Day Camp

Glenwood Presbyterian Church hosts a Mini-day camp “Summer goals to grow” 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, June 14 to 16, for 7-12 year olds. The church is at 3190 Grand Ave.

Participants will create art and learn basketball and soccer skills. The cost is $10 for all three days.

A camp t-shirt and drinks will be provided. Children must bring a lunch bag.

To receive an application, call 386-734-8617 or email [email protected]

How to be rich without a lot of money

How often do we dream of the things we would do if only we could win the lottery? But, have you ever stopped to consider that being rich doesn’t have to be directly proportional to your bank account balances?

On Sunday, June 12, DeLand First United Methodist Church continues in the “Encounter: Jesus Makes All Things New” sermon series, examining Jesus’ encounter with a wealthy young ruler, who, when told to sell all his possessions, give his money to the poor, and follow Jesus experienced great sadness because he was very rich.

Do things, whether possessions, properties, or other tangible assets, keep us from experiencing the great wealth of spiritual bounty that is available to us? If you want to find out how to be rich without a lot of money, we encourage you to attend one of First United Methodist’s services this Sunday, either in person or online.

The church has traditional in-person worship at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, and a contemporary 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.

There is still time to register young people Vacation Bible School, which runs from June 20-24. The theme for this year’s VBS is “Monumental – Celebrating God’s Greatness”. Call the church office at 386-734-5113 for registration information.

Summer Sharing Series at Mosaic Unitarian Universalist

You are encouraged to travel in the desert with Unitarian Universalist Mosaic Congregation this summer for the congregation 2022 Summer Sharing Seriesbased on the exploration of the “inner journey” (Jan Phillips’ Visionary Thinking Series).

This summer, Mosaic 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, June 12, Mosaic will begin round table type services, with a facilitator Helen Scott leading everyone through a discussion of “Outrage”. When there is injustice, outrage is appropriate and action is required.

Reflection question for this Sunday: Have you been outraged by something, and if so, what have you done about it?

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]

First Pres Activities

This Sunday, June 12, DeLand’s First Presbyterian Church recognize the unfathomable infinity of the Living God through Pastor’s “Peace, Grace and Love” sermon Michael Bodger.

With only human understanding, just like Paul, we strive to unify rather than distinguish between God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – the Holy Trinity, which stands under the umbrella of our perspective.

Although disputed, Paul understood the three as one: the peace of God, the grace of Christ, and love through the Holy Spirit. So, as with Paul, the Holy Trinity transforms our lives with the one and only God whom we adore, “…God has poured out his love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” —Romans 5:5.

The deadline for online registration of children in the church Vacation Bible School is Wednesday, June 15. The free VBS operates 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 20-24. Visit https://vbspro.events/p/events/fpcd.

God’s bathhouse with showers and hygiene offerings will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday June 11 and 25, in front of the Salle des Missions. This free event provides people with tangible support and camaraderie.

On Sundays, the church hosts two classes for adults at 10 a.m., the open door and Serendipity. Also bible study group for men meets on Tuesday morning. A youth group meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays in the One 2 One House.

A new group of single women meets on Sunday noon. We encourage you to join the group when it first Brunch-sharing in the fellowship hall. Participants can bring something simple to share, but it is not mandatory, as there will be plenty of food to share. RSVP to Alice at 386-734-6212. The presence this Sunday does not commit you to joining.

Activities at the 1st Christian Church

The Rev. Sammy Robles Jr. bring the message to DeLand’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 12. For over 22 years, Reverend Robles has been a full-time active musician and performer in the theme entertainment industry. As an ordained minister, he willingly fills in when a church needs him for its worship service.

Reverend Robles is the recipient of the Fred Craddock Award for Excellence in Preaching, and First Christian always welcomes him to the pulpit to share his insightful and dynamic messages.

Monday, June 13, it’s the start of Temple Learning Center Camp at First Christian, under the direction of volunteers Voloria Manning.

The church participates in the Volusia County BreakSpot Summer Food Service Program and provides breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and lunch from noon to 1 p.m. for children in the community, as well as those attending Temple Learning Center Camp.

Church and community volunteers are Sue Brague, Edna Cortes, Tanna Gartside, Kelly Jones, Anita Lancaster, Joan and Emma Priceand Jo Spurgeon.

Women Disciples under the direction of the president Sue Brague meet at 1 p.m. every Monday in June and July for cleanup and organization. Prayer follows at 3:30 p.m. in the church library.

Bingo in June will be held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays in the Exchange Room.

Proceeds from June Bingo are dedicated to Temple Learning Center Camp. Child care is provided by Robin Ashton during bingo.