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Quakers have a meeting place

the Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends, now have a meeting place. They meet at 10 a.m. on Sundays for fellowship and donuts, and at 10:30 a.m. for worship at the Dreka Theater collective facility at 112 E. New York Ave. in downtown DeLand.

The meeting for worship is followed by a discussion. Everyone is welcome.

‘The Compassionate Shepherd’

This week at DeLand First Presbyterian Church, Katie Rives, intern at Dubuque First Pres Seminary, will immerse himself in the Gospel of Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56.

Rives, in his sermon entitled “The Compassionate Shepherd,” asks us to look closely at the heart of our God. This scripture extract characteristically reveals the deep and continuing ministry of compassion and presence that Jesus Christ embodies to all who seek him.

We no longer need to look for comfort or direction in the things of this world that will never truly satisfy.

Whenever Jesus showed compassion, he did something about the situation. We are called to do the same. We can’t do it all, but we can reach out and do what is important to us and step into the lives of others and make a difference.

If you are compassionate urged at this time, you are encouraged to come and explore that feeling at First Presbyterian as the church grapples with what it looks like as members and friends. the hand, to establish a relationship with the living God; reaching out to one another in the body of Christ and reaching out to the community around us.

You can check out the First Pres website at or the church’s Facebook page.

“Sincere disciples”

It seems almost impossible that we get into the second half of this year already quickly. We’re almost back to normal, with most if not all businesses open at 100% capacity, and most of our business is back on track for what is coming to be the new normal.

As we move forward into our bright future, we do not want to forget our obligations and responsibilities to our fellow human beings. DeLand First United Methodist Church started the new series “The Everyday Disciple”. The purpose of this series is to help us focus on how to live like Jesus in everyday life. This Sunday, July 18, the emphasis is on “sincere disciples”.

We all remember the golden rule: “Do to others what you want them to do to you”. We must always be aware that we are not to “do” just for the approval of others, but for the approval of God. The intention of this Sunday sermon is to help people do just that, more effectively.

First United Methodist offers traditional in-person worship at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the shrine, and 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 viewed through the website at

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

Learn about Priscilla and Aquila at the 1st Christian Church

The Rev. Elizabeth carrasquillo of DeLand First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) presents “Bible Bios” for his sermons in July and August. Priscilla and Aquila will be discussed during the service on Sunday, July 18 at 10:45 a.m. This is based on Acts 18: 2, 18 and 26.

Brenda Morales is the reader; Christine coulter continues to provide special music for the service.

Reverend Dr. Fernando and Brenda Morales will serve the Communion offered to all who believe in Jesus Christ.

Dr. Janet Raney and Brenda Morales take two young people to Puerto Rico as part of the Florida area mission. The Florida Region (Disciples of Christ) and five other sponsors are helping expand the Garden of Eden Health Center, which is located on 33 acres in the hills outside of Jayuya. The vision is to provide holistic health education, health care and holistic therapeutic rest for the local community and seekers from afar.

Little things make a big difference to our planet

First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia in DeLand continues to host virtual services at 10:30 am on Sundays. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to join Zoom 10:15-10:25 am for greetings prior to the start of the service.

Have you ever felt hopeless or overwhelmed by all the damage that individuals and organizations are causing to the planet? Believe it or not, you can help change our culture through your daily domestic habits. On Sunday July 18, a lively conference will give you some advice and moral support on this subject.

Presenter Jenny nazak is an independent eco-educator who has fun living a low-footprint lifestyle. She is also the author of the book Deep green.

The Zoom ID for Sunday services is the same each week: Zoom ID: 927 1881 9188.

Regular group meetings continue on Zoom: The Delivered and Poetry clubs each one meets monthly; the Alliance group meets every two weeks; and the Group Men meets weekly.

Unitarians are an open-minded, open-hearted spiritual community where all are invited to learn together.

Explore the wisdom of the world’s religions

Mosaic Universalist Unitary Congregation, although it does not meet in person, meets online at 11 a.m. every Sunday. This Sunday, July 18, the congregation continues its series of summer roundtable-style service shares exploring the sources of the living tradition of Unitarian Universalists.

This Sunday, July 18, participants will explore the Third Source, “The wisdom of the religions of the world that inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.” Facilitator Sarah mahler will guide everyone through the discussion.

These services are designed to allow participants to share their thoughts should they choose to do so. To find out how to join the virtual service, send an email to [email protected]


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