THIS WEEK AT FAITH:
Mon Aug 12: First Day of School (County); Safety and Security 6pm
Tue Aug 13: Interfaith Kitchen 5:00 pm
Wed Aug 14: Potluck 5:30 pm
Mon Aug 18: Worship 9:30 am; 3rd Sunday Giving—Office Supplies; Council Meeting 12:00 pm
The Interfaith Kitchen is located in the basement of the First United Methodist Church of DeLand Thanks to all who served April! Great teamwork – thanks be to God! On Tuesday, July 9th, we served to the hungry. Big thanks go to those who prepared and served. We serve on the second Tuesday of each month. This is a great opportunity for a group, club, or family to serve the community. There is no financial commitment necessary; simply a gift of time and service. The entrees for these meals are provided, but salads, side dishes, and desserts are always appreciated. Our next turn is tomorrow, May 9th at 5:00pm. If you would like to serve, please call Donna Bouchard at 386-873-7099 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's that time of year again- for School Kits!
It's back to school time and a good time to pick up school supplies for our annual School Kit Drive! School Kits contain essential supplies to help children - and in some cases, adults - continue learning in the face of serious obstacles. That learning leads to a better life for them, their families and their communities. In next week's bulletin look for the school kit insert for the list of items to collect.
An Invitation to Vitality!
Vitality is a spiritually focused strategic planning process into which we most intentionally invite God. It is for every congregation that is looking to renew God's Vision and Plan for them. We've scheduled a first gathering for a Vitality introduction at All Saints in Port Orange on Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be for congregations in the Flagler-Volusia Conference. It will be a full day. We'll break for lunch at about 11:30 a.m. If you are planning to come to Vitality, be sure to let Pastor Bob know by August 24th. Just drop in the offering plate your acceptance of this invitation by indicating "Yes" on the Faith in Action insert included in this coming Sunday's bulletin.
Help us with Food for Fellowship!
As you may know, we at Faith enjoy refreshments and snacks as well as fellowship after Sunday worship. Our volunteer hosts are always happy to provide these delights for us, especially those dishes they know we love. As you can imagine, this can get expensive - especially for those who host fellowship for us regularly. In appreciation for the good food they bring to us every week, we would like to help them out by bringing in food for fellowship. This will help their pocket books as well as our fellowship pantry! The best foods and drinks to bring in are those with a long shelf life such as sealed cookies, crisps, bottled tea, crackers and other snacks, but especially refreshments! Thanks!
The Altar Guild prepares the sanctuary for worship services. Members are responsible for the care and cleaning of the altar paraments, and are very knowledgeable in the aspects of the liturgy and Church seasons. There is no experience necessary, and training will be provided. If you would like to help serve the congregation by filling this vital role, please call the church office at 386-734-2791.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR DAILY PRAYERS: all those on our prayer chain, including: Faith Erickson, Lance Borows, Wilma Brokaw, Millie Glover, Ray Bebee, Carl Carey, Roy Erickson, Anna Anderson, Craig Parrillo, Faith Eriksen, Virginia Fauble, Martha Whitley, Kerry Sholtis, and Corinne Martinez.
View the full Prayer Chain by clicking HERE.
Weekly Suggested Scripture Readings:
Monday - 2 Chronicles 33:1-17
Tuesday - 2 Chronicles 34:22-33
Wednesday - Luke 12:41-48
Thursday -Jeremiah 33:14-26
Friday - Hebrews 11:1-7, 17-28
Saturday - Psalm 89:1-18
Next Sunday's Readings:
Jeremiah 23:23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11:29 - 29; Luke 12:49-56
The daily suggested scripture reading can be read online HERE
Our latest issue of Faith Footprints is now available online. Click HERE to download and print yours in full color. Printed copies are available in the Communication Center in the Sanctuary, but all who can do so are encouraged to use the online format.
Click HERE for the printable edition of August's calendar.