Here are Prayers of the People gathered at our June 4 service and in recent days ---
HEALING -- For Teresa, for Aris's heart valve infection, for Lois's stomach problem, for Kenneth Parnell (Terry's Dad) scheduled for heart stints this week; for little Anthony; for young Riley's brain tumor -- may his latest MRI test show improvement; for Dave L.'s ongoing radiation.
PEACE of MIND -- For Jessie in the midst of storm
COURAGE & STRENGTH -- For families affected by London's latest terror attacks and those in Paris; For Florida families still grieving for the 49 young lives lost in the Pulse shooting a year ago.
THANKSGIVING - -That Jay's blood test showed no cancer.
New Church Family -- Agenda – Board Meeting -- June 11, 2017
1. Call to Order – Opening prayer 2. Acceptance of the agenda 3. Acceptance of prior month's minutes 4. Pastor's Report 5. Treasurer's Report 6. Building Report
OLD BUSINESS 7. Accept withdrawal of memberships for Bob & Alan Austin 8. Carpet project delay
NEW BUSINESS 9. Accept withdrawal of membership for Susan Roth 10. Discuss any new candidates for board position 11. NCF Cookbook - fundraiser 12. Craft/Art Meeting Weekly – move to a 9-1 slot Tues, Wed, or Thur. 13. DeLand & Volusia Pride (Oct. 21) Jeff to head up Volusia 14. Proposal for A/C repair/replacement 15. Other new business?
CLOSING 16. Set date for next Board Meeting 17. Adjourn and Closing Prayer
Prayers collected at our May 28 service -- REMEMBRANCE for our 83 church members and friends who are no longer with us in earthly life. Also for the service members who protected America with their lives. SPIRIT & STRENGTH for Rev. Donna -- May her heart be overflowed with spirit during the service and beyond. And may she fill each one with the knowledge they need to go on their way through their day and whatever troubles there may be. HEALING for all in pain. For T-Bear, scheduled for surgery Friday, and strength for Theresa, her caregiver. For Sylvia still weak from her vacation trip. For Jeff D., still recuperating from a TIA. For Pat D., not feeling well. For Terry. For Patsy. For Becki who fell from a go-kart. SAFETY for motorists on I-4. For attendees at the Country 500 music festival at the speedway. GUIDANCE for visitor Johnny, who needs to resolve a job and housing problem by Tuesday so he can stay in the Daytona area. CONDOLENCES for families affected by the Manchester bombing and the Coptic Christian families affected by the bombing in Egypt.
Prayers gathered at our May 23 service and in recent days: CONDOLENCES for the British families who lost 12 children and 10 adults in the terrorist bombing of a concert in Manchester, UK. For Jerry N., whose friend in rehab recently died. THANKSGIVING -- That a biopsy for David (of Stan & David) showed no cancer. For our new member Brian. That Jerry N.'s aunt in Alabama revived after a near-death episode last Sunday. Pam B. reports she is almost back to normal after three months of heart problems and other ailment. HEALING -- For cancer patient Gayle, who regained enough strength to move from a bed to a wheelchair. Strength for her partner Judy. For Jerry C., sporadic leg pain and swelling. SAFE TRAVEL -- For Deb & Irene in RI. For the Hatfield brothers, getting resettled in Sebring GUIDANCE -- For Rev. Donna's daughter Hunter as she learns a new job here after relocating from Tennessee, and husband Tyler searching for employment.
The NCF Board of Directors has established a "Carpet Fund" to help us replace the 15-year-old carpeting in the sanctuary. The target is $3,000. A contractor friend has agreed to donate installation labor, so our expense will be for materials only. The board has authorized a special collection on April 30 to be dedicated to the carpet fund. If you can help with an additional special gift, please see our treasurer, Jeff De Young. Our goal is to get the new carpeting in place within 3 to 6 months.
SUNDAY APRIL 9 – PALM SUNDAY – 10 a.m. “Sound is God” music demonstration by Rick de Yampert -- a prelude to our regular worship. Rick will use the sitar, African hand drum and Native American flute to demonstrate various types of sacred music and chant. Soft background music starts 9:30 a.m. to set the mood. WORSHIP & HOLY COMMUNION, Message by Rev. Donna Choate 11:30 a.m. – PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER served by the Women’s Ministry Noon – NCF Board monthly meeting MONDAY APRIL 10, 6:30 p.m. – PASSOVER SERVICE and SEDER, led by Rev. Donna & Merrill. RSVP in advance. $5 donation requested. FRIDAY, APRIL 14 – GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE 7 p.m. SUNDAY APRIL 16, 10 a.m. – EASTER WORSHIP & HOLY COMMUNION, Message by Rev. Donna Choate. NOON -- POTLUCK DINNER – Please sign up to tell us what side dish you plan to bring. The church will provide main meat dishes.