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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 […]

#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

Sunday May 8th Celebrating the life of Harold Parson

by Barbara Hughes

What Does the Lord Require of You by Aaron David Miller Commissioned by First Presbyterian Church DeLand in celebration of the life of Harold K. Parson (October 13, 1922 – July 9, 2015).  The text is from Micah 6:8 and it was sung by our Chancel Choir at the 11:00 worship service.  Harold’s family was […]

Church Picnic 2016

by Barbara Hughes

Click here to view the entire picture gallery: wp-content/gallery/church-picnic-2016 Sunday April 24, 2016 Just after worship – the church gathered in the courtyard for the annual church picnic sponsored by the FPCD Deacons.

Church Camping trips to Alexander Springs

by Barbara Hughes

Two weekends (October 16, 2015 and April 8, 2016) First Pres members camped together at Alexander Springs.     Here are three fun pictures of the weekends – the Bodgers canoeing, playing a board game and Communion during worship on Sunday morning. Click on http://www.lisayetter.com/p889605387 to see the album set up by member/photographer Lisa Yetter.   We […]

2016 Quilts – Angel Wings and the Church’s Outstretched Arms

by Barbara Hughes

An excerpt from Pastor Wrisley’s bulletin letter on Sunday April 10, 2016: Blessings this day, family and friends of First Pres! This morning we are taking a moment to dedicate what I have come to call “Angel Wings and the Church’s Outstretched Arms”!  The sanctuary is adorned with handmade quilts a group of members and […]