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.
THANK YOU SO MUCH. New Church Family once again helped sponsor the Relay For Life of Greater DeLand-Stetson. Our team "A Different Breed' so far has raised $1,106 (you can still turn in donations to Bob Austin). Reverend Donna Choate gave the Opening Invocation. Cindy Parker and Bob Austin, team members participated in the Survivors Ceremonies.