March 1st, 2019
United Presbyterian Church
730 Beville Road
Daytona Beach, FL
United we are-Seeking God-Desiring to Serve-Eager to Share
Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way,
but never forget the blessings that come each day.
Early Reminder: March 10th, 2019 is Daylight Savings Time in which we spring forward 1 hour. Don’t forget to change your clocks.
The first week of March this year includes the popular Tuesday we call “Mardi Gras,” or “Fat Tuesday,” which brings to a close the festive season of Carnival. The Latin roots of this word are vale,meaning “farewell,” and carne, or “flesh” – in other words, “farewell to meat” since meat was often given up during Lent.
This is also the end of our season of Epiphany. During Lent in many periods of our church history, there was no festive music, in fact, no musical performances at all, and a very somber attitude prevailed in church.
While this is an appropriate time for reflection on our shortcomings, it is also a time when we might give thanks for the matchless gift of God's Son to us, the defeat of sin and death, and the promise of everlasting life. Your choir is working both on music of penitence and music of joy, which will peak on Easter with special seasonal anthems.
“Break forth into joy, singtogether!” (Isaiah 52:9)
Our Music Director will be in concert March 10, 2019 at United Presbyterian Church at 3:00pm.
Please join us for a feast of piano duets and song. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken up.
There is a suggestion donation of $15.00 to benefit our church’s Student Choir Scholarship Program.
I hope you can join us! I promise you a good time!
BIBLE STUDY FOR LENT
Our introductory session will be held on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 5:30p.m. in the Disciple's Room.
The text is Adam Hamilton's " Simon Peter"
The Lenten series is in need of facilitators for all sessions and also needs volunteers to bring soup and sandwiches every Tuesday. This is for a six week time period.
If you choose to order yourself the Kindle version of the book the cost is $9.36, the Nook version is $11.99 and if you would like a hard copy of the book it is $13.99.
Sign up sheets are available in the narthex.
JOY BIBLE STUDY
With the coming of March we know that spring is on its way, and so is St.Patrick's Day. Did you know that St. Patrick was born in England and not Ireland? Did you know his given name was Maewyn? He did not drive snakes from Ireland, because no snakes were in Ireland.
The Joy Bible Study will meet on March 12 at 10:30 am in the fellowshiphall.
The lesson will be on two parables. One is "The Good Samaritan," and the other is "The Unworthy Servants."
This year's mission project is Hope Place. Tours are planned for this spring.
It has been suggested having lunch at a restaurant following the program.. The name and location will be decided later.
SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Don’t forget every Sunday Morning at 9:00am in the Disciples Room we have an adult Bible Study Class
based on current events as applied to the Bible.
Always an informative and interesting class.
If you would like to receive the study every week be sure to call the church office at 386-253-2324.
MARCH BOOK CLUB
Thanks for submitting your votes for our March book of the month.
Our book of the month is "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin.
The meeting will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, at 12:00p.m.
Location: Supreme Bean's Coffee Shop, 927 Beville Road, Daytona Beach, Florida
Another wonderful Book we are discussing in the near future as interest "awakens" is "WAKING UP WHITE" which speaks to the personal journey of an individual who grew up in a "one race/culture society" and the lessons she learned from her introspection of her own upbringing that led her to her eventual understanding of racism in America. Our hope is to provide a judge free zone to allow for the articulation of ideas, family and cultural differences, as well as commonalities in order to encourage understanding in our ever evolving society.
I want to encourage anyone who chooses to visit with me at my office or you may call for a personal appointment at your home or place of business. I am making every effort to get to know everyone since some of my Sundays are busy with meetings.