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Highlights of our ministry, special events and projects (2012-2018)

  • A two-year search for a larger worship space ended in August 2012 when we purchased the Volusia Building Industry Association headquarters at 3520 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.  The relocation tripled the leased space we were using ion Beville Road n South Daytona.
  • In 2017, the congregation affirmed interim pastor Rev. Donna Choate as our pastor, succeeding Rev. Susan Roth who retired after four years as associate pastor and three years as senior pastor.. Rev. Donna was reaffirmed in 2018 for a further two years as pastor.
  • From 2013 to 2017, the church added more than 30 members to its rolls. .Active voting membership now tops 60.
  • From time to time, we offer weekly sessions of Bible study.
  • We continue our years of support for Halifax Urban Ministries by sending clothing, food and cash donations to its homeless ministry  every few months. In December 2014, we served an outdoor "Supper with the Homeless" to more than 200 people at the Bridge of Hope soup kitchen. We also have set up a Samaritan Supplies mini food-bank in our kitchen to help hungry people who come to our door.
  • The church has expanded its social events by adding free GLBT movies to its schedule and frequent Friday-night dances.
  • In recent years, we have organized several special music services, including praise ministry by Tennessee recording artist Marcus Young, singer-songrwriter Shawn Thomas of West Palm Beach, recording artist Ray Vester of Greer, SC, and singer Daryl Strobel of Jacksonville..
  • We are videotaping Sunday sermons for Facebook. They can be found on this web site, on You Tube and on the Facebook group labeled New Church Family of Daytona Beach (Group). We have enhanced the music part of our worship by projecting music videos on a large screen above our altar.
  • We have continued our occasional God Gab discussion series with such topics as pagan influences on Christianity, eastern Orthodox denominations, and political aspects of Holy Week. Earlier God Gab meetings explored  elements of worship, theology of the body, gay saints and martyrs, the origins of Halloween, and the nature of Heaven and Hell, as presented by author-pastor Rob Bell. We also had an interfaith series that looked at Islam, Judaism, Wicca, and Mormonism, plus sessions on the “Love Languages” book of Gary Chapman, an overview of various Bible translations, presented by Dr. Paul Edson, and the "taming of our tongues."
  •  A Women's Ministry group meets monthly for a potluck lunch and Bible study. .
  • We served a Seder meal to celebrate Passover in 2017, continuing a tradition of recent years.
  • Recent charitable events included an Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS Association; donations to the American Cancer Society and the Riley Medical Fund (help for a Jacksonville boy with brain cancer) and support of Teresa's Needy Kids Fund (Christmas gifts for homeless and nearly homeless  families.)
  • We provide meeting space for several community groups, includng the Volusia-Flagler Rainbow Alliance. We occasionally rent out our hall for weddings and other private gatherings.
  • We have attended several GLBT mixers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson University and Daytona State College, introducting our church to scores of students. We have also taken part in several "Faith Showcases" at Embry-Riddle.
  • Our AIDS memorial quilt, on permanent display at our church, is frequently loaned for Worlds AID Day events. .
  • We exhibit at Volusia Pride and DeLand Pride, and support both events with donations. Our support of local Pride gatherings dates back to the early 1990s..
  • We meet informally for coffee on Friday mornings. Panera Bread in Port Orange is our usual gathering spot.
  • We serve Thanksgiving Dinner every November for church members and the GLBT community at large.

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New Church Family
3520 W. Int'l Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32124

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