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NCF Board Agenda for Nov. 6 meeting

New Church Family Agenda – Board Meeting
November 6, 2016

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. Purchase of safe update

NEW BUSINESS
8. Valentine's Day Dance hosted by Bob & Al on 2/10/17

9. Holiday Dance??

  1. 10. DeLand Pride on 11/13

    11. Holiday Services Schedule:

    a. Blue Christmas

    b. Christmas Eve

    c. Christmas Day

    d. Thanksgiving

    12. Christmas Dinner & Grab bag gifts

    13. Teresa's Needy Kids Drive

    14. Pancake breakfast fundraiser?? 1/1/17

    15. Goals for 2017

    16. Call for board member nominations for 2017

    17. Membership review

    18. Other new business??

    CLOSING

    19. Set date for next Board Meeting

    20. Adjourn and Closing Praye

 

Jeff Farance review of "The Girl on a Train"

BY JEFF FARANCE
Film Critic
''The Girl on the Train'' is rated R; 2 stars (out of 5)

One scarcely can say ''The Girl on the Train'' runs off the rails since it never really was on them to start.
Adapted from Paula Hawkins' wildly popular novel by the same name by former college prof Erin Cressida Wilson (whose ''Secretary'' script was shorthand for S&M), the 112-minute movie directed by Tate Taylor is a disservice compared to his wonderful ''The Help.''
''Train'' is practically ''Gone Girl'' without the loveable characters. Where ''Gone Girl'' had dueling protagonists whose mission seemed to be finding clever ways to dive morally and ethically lower than his/her spouse, the ''Train'' crew begins as deeply flawed and never develops any traits or circumstances to redeem them or to make them more interesting and sympathetic. They don't unravel: they clearly never were raveled.
Rachel (Emily Blunt, dressed down from ''The Devil Wears Prada'') is an alcoholic voyeur who watches a house in her former neighborhood each day as she rides a commuter train to and from New York City, where she no longer has a job but has been going through the motions of heading to work for months to fool her friend Cathy (Laura Prepon of ''Orange Is the New Black''}, from whom she rents a room.
Gazing longingly out the window at symbols of a life she had -- and lost when she and husband Tom (Justin Theroux) split up because he was overwhelmed by her drinking and had an affair with Anna (Rebecca Ferguson). They're now married and have the child Rachel never could have, so Rachel is awash not only in gin but in self-recrimination.
She gazes twice a day at the home of Tom's neighbors, Megan (Haley Bennerr), who babysits for Anna's daughter, and Scott (Luke Evans). One day, Rachel sees Megan embracing a stranger, not knowing he's Dr. Abdic (Edgar Ramirez), Megan's shrink. When Megan goes missing, Rachel winds up in the very middle of a murder investigation.
The book, stationed in England instead of the New York suburbs of the film, was at least a trifle clearer, since everyone was easier to keep straight. Anna and Megan look so much alike, ''Train'' often uncouples our understanding with its badly engineered storytelling.
Like ''Gone Girl,'' ''The Girl on the Train'' delivers a couple of surprises. But overall, this ''Train'' doesn't track.
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Hurricane recovery open house in Ormond on Wednesday, Oct. 26

Various federal, state and local agencies will join forces for a hurricane recovery open house in Ormond Beach on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The session runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nova Community Center Gym, 440 N. Nova Road.

Congressman Ron DiSantis, who announced the session, stated "Federal and state agencies will be on-hand to help those who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew to submit applications and process claims. I encourage residents who have questions or need assistance to stop by and learn more about the resources available to them.”
The congressman said groups invited to take part include: American Red Cross, United Way, Catholic Charities. Florida SBDC Network, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Florida Division of Emergency Management, Florida Department of Financial Services -- Division of Consumer Services, Volusia County Animal Control, CareerSource Flagler Volusia, and the staff of Sen. Marco Rubio.

Jeff Farance review of "Nashville"

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