February Inspirations

February 1st, 2019

 

                                           United Presbyterian Church

                                                 730 Beville Road

                                             Daytona Beach, Florida

                       United we are-Seeking God-Desiring to Serve-Eager to Share

                                   WHAT 2nd GRADERS THOUGHT LOVE WAS

Love is what makes you smile when you are tired.
Love is a Grandmother who can’t paint her nails because she has arthritis and a

Grandpa who does it even though he has arthritis too.
Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on cologne and they go out and

smell each other.
Love is when Mommy sees Daddy all smell and sweaty and still says he’s

Handsomer than Robert Redford.
Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody else most of your French Fries

without making them give you any of theirs.
You really shouldn’t say I love you unless you mean it, but if you do you should

say it a lot.
Its love when someone loves you the way they say your name, its different. But if

you do you should say it a lot.
If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend you hate.
Love is like a little old man and a little old woman who are still friends after they

They know each other so well.
Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas. If you stop opening presents and

just listen.

 

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                                                  MUSICAL NOTES

If you are looking for something new and fun to try, and you like to sing, your choir would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday Nights at 7:30 for a special 30-minute choir practice.

We will sing a favorite hymn and an easy-to-learn anthem, and we promise you a good time!

You are under no obligation to “join the choir” if you attend, but if you like it so much that you want to stay, that's OK, too!
Richard

“Break forth into joy, sing together!” (Isaiah 52:9)

 

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                                                   JOY BIBLE STUDY

 We think of February as heart month, hearts and flowers, valentines, and love. Jesus tells us to "Let not your heart be troubled." But, sometimes in this day and age we find it difficult not to worry. However, this can change if we look around and thank God for the many blessings He provides for us every day.

Joy Bible Study will meet on February 12, 2019, at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. 


                                       SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS

Don’t forget every Sunday Morning at 9:00am in the Disciples Room Rev. Larry leads a Bible Study on current events as applied to the Bible.

Always an informative and interesting class.
If you would like to receive Larry’s study every week be sure to contact United Presbyterian Church at 386-253-2324.

 

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                                                   UPC BOOK CLUB

Our next UPC Book Club meeting will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at noon.

The book of the month is as follows: Educated, by Tara Westover.

Our meeting location is Supreme Bean's located at 927 Beville Road,Daytona.

                                          FEBRUARY FELLOWSHIP DINNER

The February Fellowship Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 5:30pm. The theme is Soup Bowl of Caring where we will be collecting donations of can goods for people in need at HUM.

There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex for you to sign up to bring soup, bread or dessert for the dinner.

The Worship and Finance Committees are hosting the dinner and welcome you and your donated can goods for dinner and fellowship.

Foundation 37 will be speaking at the dinner as they are one of the missions for the church. 

 

IN MEMORY OF CASEY BAKER
SEPTEMBER 29, 1950-JANUARY 22 ,2019

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and forever dear.

The Story of Cassandra Roseborough Baker

My mama says my birthday is September 28, 1950 but my birth certificate says September 29,1950. Muh always said that she was there so she should know the right date! So, for my entire life I have celebrated those two days as my birthday.

Muh says I sang my first solo at five and began playing piano when I was around 9. I started playing hymns for my mom’s mom, who died when I was 10. I was influencedto play classical music by one of the greatest musicians who ever lived, my music teacher, Miss Mable Hill. I learned Bible verses from her mom who taught us to learn the Bible verses by bribing us with peppermints. And it worked! Miss Hill always told me that if I learned to play the piano decently I would never have to flip a burger or clean a house. How right she was! My music allowed me to play and sing in places all around the world. When in high school my late friend and I, Donald Chisholm, began the Metropolitan Community Church Choir. What an excellent group we were! My sister Mag, and my friends Betty, Tamera and I formed a group that rivaled The Supremes. When I went to Johnson C. Smith University on a voice scholarship I was one of its principal singers. Music continued to open doors, allowing me to appear on television. While I was obtaining my B.A. in Communication Arts at the University of West Florida, I was the first Black to ever anchor UWF’s weekly news program and thefirst Black woman to do news on one of the first all-news stations in the country. Throughout my work in the television, radio, and print communications, I was able to meet many famous and prestigious people; Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, DickGregory, and Ralph Carter who played Michael on “Good Times” even stated at ourhome. Throughout the years, I have played music at various nursing homes, at different churches, for memorial services and other special events. I even san the National Anthem at the Daytona Cubs baseball game.

As a young girl, my sister Maggie and I enjoyed summer visits to New York to see our uncles. Chester, South Carolina is truly small-town America, and everyone knew our mother, Mrs. Sadye Willkes Roseborough, known to most people in town as“muh”. Along with our cousin/sister Barbara we grew to love music, sing often and serve in ministry.

The best gift, my former husband, Freddy Baker ever gave me was two amazing girls. The best parts of all that we are has manifested in them. Una “Noonie”, and Iana “Innie”, have always been known as “The Girls”, no matter how old they were. They are lovers of God, lovers of all genres of music and lovers of family. They serve withtrue servants’ hearts because what’s “caught” is better than what’s “taught.

In my work at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) as the Public Relations Director and Assistant Fundraising Chair, I learned the value of fundraising for a non-profit entity. So, when I came to my church, United Presbyterian Church, I knew a fundraiser would step up our finances even more. I solicited the help of my sisters, my daughters, granddaughter, my partner and a family friend and we formed a singing group simply known as, “The Family”. We began to have a yearly event called “An Afternoon of Music with Casey and Friends and Family” to raise funds forthe church. Each year, we pulled together people from around the state to share their musical talents. What a great time we had! Such an event brought not only people from our church, but people from around the city and for that I will be eternally grateful.

When I met Carol, I knew she was “the one”. She loves me unconditionally and lovesmy daughters as if she gave birth to them herself. In our home, we have shared love, joy, tears and sorrow. We have supported friends and family, prayed for the, sang with them, laughed with them and built our lives with them. If I had to do it all again, I would still choose Carol to share my life.

I am thankful I have been given many “flowers” in my lifetime. My grandchildren,Faith Taylor, Ryan Christopher and Adia Grace are the light of my life and that light got even brighter when our great-grandson, Keylan Xavier was born.

My life has been well lived, what a wonderful life I’ve had. I pray that my living has not been in vain and the Lord will say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”Live well, laugh often and love hard.

All my love, Casey/Cassandra/Mom/Mui/Sister/Friend/Aunt/Musician/Daughter/Love

 

 

UPC MEMORIES
CASSANDRA “CASEY” BAKER

September 29, 1950 – January 22, 2019

On every occasion with her, the love of Jesus touched us through Casey. With her gentle spirit, contagious laugh, precious smile, and kind voice, she offered encouragement, love,

scripture, intelligent advice, and humor, too. Her God-given gift of music was a joy for her to share. Our toes tapped and our hums hummed as she tickled the ivories, rang the bells, andsang in the choir. Didn’t she bless us when she led the praise songs Sunday mornings? Caseyloved her United Presbyterian Church, and out of concern for its finances she organized fund- raiser concerts, bringing together her family and other talented musician friends to delight all who attended. Those proceeds have aided special projects and needs.

Casey lived with constant pain and health crises, but we never heard her complain. Instead, she used the times forcing rest and recuperation drawing nearer to the Lord, praying and learning, praising and loving Him, and waiting on His restoration and direction.
Casey Baker was truly a gift. To each person who knew and loved her, she left memories to cherish, bits of her to live within our hearts and souls, and a longing in our spirits to be more Jesus-filled, as Casey showed was possible.

Last Sunday we woke to a day of rain that seemed would affect the attendance at thememorial events. Instead, Casey’s family and friends came from near and far to pay their tributes. That rain was actually showers of blessings. Not only did the service in our sanctuary ring with the joy and blessings Casey bestowed upon others, but very loving tributes were also given in a different form, beginning several days earlier. When calls were made to members of UPC to fill tasks needed for the service and meal following, every personresponded with great willingness. We all felt it a genuine privilege to do something “for Casey”. Probably no one has a need for recognition, but because each one’s efforts wereimportant, and affirmed by expressions of appreciation by family and guests that day, recognition is gratefully given now.

Multiple hours and muscles went into setting up and putting away all the extra chairs for sanctuary seating of over 200. Volunteers from the church withstood the drenching rain to prevent traffic congestion and to see cars were safely parked, and later unparked. Our usual Sunday morning greeters were the welcoming greeters,  escorting passengers by umbrella to the front door. Our organist carried out usher duties in the sanctuary, and ran the mike around to those speaking. The Deacons conducted the meal activities, and were grateful to all who provided the delicious desserts and who also provided the yummy egg salad sandwiches. As always, a huge thanks to the wonderful church member who made the decorations in the fellowship hall beautiful and inviting. You all know who you are. 

THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL, FOR YOUR PART IN THAT MEMORABLE DAY !!

 

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United Presbyterian Church
730 Beville Rd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Contact Us
Email: upcpcusa@bellsouth.net
Phone: 386-253-2324

Worship Times
10:00am
Adult Bible Class Disciples Room
9:00am to 9:45am