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PW Annual Gathering

by Kristen

The 29th Annual Gathering of Presbyterian Women in Central Florida Presbytery Wearing our Synod of the South Atlantic  colors, dozens of you (and a few good men!) helped in that Gathering on January 28, baking breakfast casseroles, decorating our  Fellowship Hall, greeting our guests from across the presbytery, and countless other ways as we worshiped and conducted business […]

Advent Workshop and Hanging of the Greens

by Kristen

Advent Workshop and Hanging of the Greens   Thankyou to all who participated on November 20th. All those volunteers who quietly and quickly transformed the Fellowship Hall into an area for celebration following the Daybreak Worship service. Paul and Maria Jones for stone soup. The Children’s Discipleship Team and other volunteers for  organizing the craft tables. Bill […]

Commissioning Summer Mission Trip Members

by Barbara Hughes

Sunday July 17th at 9:00 worship,  13 members of the 2016 Summer Mission Trips to Nicaragua were commissioned to go and be the hands and feet of Christ in Esteli, Nicaragua and at the LaFinca Young Life camp in Nicaragua.     The following paragraph was received on Tuesday the 26th: “Hello all! The mission […]

VBS 2016

by Kristen

They Caught the Wave during Vacation Bible School, we definitely caught the wave of God’s Amazing Love.  Our church was filled with the enthusiasm of 82 children, 32 youth volunteers and more than 25 adult volunteers.  God showered us with waves of love from many of you; gifts of time, food and supplies.     […]

#Pray For Orlando

by Barbara Hughes

First Presbyterian Church DeLand hosted a Community Prayer Service in memory of those who died in the shootings Sunday morning in Orlando on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. Mayor Bob Apgar, Rev. Owen Stricklin of First United Methodist Church and Ian Campbell of Collective were also involved in the service. […]

Pastor Assistants (filling-in during Michael’s Sabbatical)

by Barbara Hughes

During Pastor Michael Bodger’s sabbatical (summer of 2016) we are privileged to have two church members, who are retired, come to help with the pastoral issues of our church.  We welcome Donna McClellan and Harland Merriam – we are glad you are here! Donna McClellan is helping from June 1st – July 3rd and August 21st – […]

Youth Summer Intern – Rebekah Anderson

by Barbara Hughes

For the second year in a row, the wonderful Rebekah Anderson is our official Youth Summer Intern! Rebekah has played an integral role in the youth programs here at First Presbyterian since starting at Stetson in the fall of 2014.  She will be a junior this fall, majoring in Religious Studies and minoring in Psychology […]

Family Renew Apartment May 2016

by Barbara Hughes

/wp-content/gallery/family-renew-apartmentThe Open Door Adult Sunday School class and the Friday evening small group as well as many other FPCD members and friends helped to refurbish and furnish a Family Renew apartment in downtown DeLand. Clink on this link to see more photos