THE CLARION MAY 2015 - Christ Presbyterian Church Ormond Beach

MAY 2015
A Christ-centered family
called to witness, serve, and love the world.
What Is Pentecost?
Pentecost is a Christian holy day that celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit
40 days after Easter. Some Christian denominations consider it the birthday
of the Christian church and celebrate it as such.
Originally, Pentecost was a Jewish holiday held 50 days after Passover. One
of three major feasts during the Jewish year, it celebrated Thanksgiving for
harvested crops. However, Pentecost for Christians means something far
Before Jesus was crucified, he told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would come after him:
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever
— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor
knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave
you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:16–18
And 40 days after Jesus was resurrected (10 days after he ascended into heaven), that promise
was fulfilled when Peter and the early Church were in Jerusalem for Pentecost:
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and
filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be
tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them
were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the
Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1–4
Although many North American Christians hardly notice Pentecost today,
traditional European churches consider it a major feast day. Pentecost, also
called Whitsuntide in parts of Europe, is just behind Easter in overall importance.
For example, in Germany today, on only three occasions does the observance of a
national holiday span two days: Christmas (December 25 and 26), Easter (Sunday
and Monday), and Pentecost (Sunday and Monday).
Be sure to wear red to church on Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015.
From What Is Pentecost? by Richard Wagner from
Pentecost Special Offering
Coming up in your Offering Envelopes, you will be seeing
your Pentecost Offering come up on May 17.
Just looking at the envelope there is very little (or no)
information regarding where the monies donated are directed.
Gifts to the Pentecost Offering help bring God’s
transforming, redeeming love to children at risk, guide and
nurture young people’s growing faith and provide
opportunities for young adults to become spiritual leaders--All in the name of Jesus Christ.
These gifts will help support;
 Our congregation’s youth ministries. 40% of the of the funds
collected stay at CPC.
 Young Adult Volunteer opportunities all over the world
 Ministries with youth - reinforcing faith and values at a critical age
 Child advocacy and education
 In Our Community
 Across The Country
 Around the World
Caring for the Most Important Part of You,
continues through May 27.
Join us Wednesday nights at 6:15 in Fellowship
Hall for this thought-provoking study of our
soul. When the soul is whole, everything else
runs smoothly: one experiences peace in the
midst of chaos, ease during challenges, and hope in living. When
the soul is damaged, the body, mind, and will are at odds, working
against each other. When our souls are damaged, our minds believe an action is
good, but our bodies do another: we eat the ice cream knowing the kale is better!
Books are $15 in the office or are available on Kindle.
Below are some comments by some in the Soul Keeping Study and what they have
The classes often are thought
provoking to the point of me doing a
little "soul" searching. If I could just
put my finger on where, what, and
how deep I have to go to find my
soul? ~Roger Garten
An integrated soul is now my goal!
~ Anonymous
When I sat at the PW luncheon listening
to Stacy Chandler singing "Turn Your
Eyes upon Jesus" and my eyes welled up
with tears, I knew that it was my soul
saying "all is well." When Myra gives
one of her many awesome closing
prayers on Wednesday nights after choir
practice, and it touches all of us in ways
we can't explain, that is our souls saying
"I'm so glad to be here and be a part of
this awesome music ministry.
~Cheryl Solt
5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Dinner
Menu Board
May 6 Pasta-with red
or white sauce
May 13 Meatloaf
and parsley potatoes
May 20 Mexican Fiesta!
Tacos, nachos
May 27 Tropical chicken
and rice
Salad bar, dessert and
beverage included each week.
Adults: 7.00
Youth: 5.00
Children k-5: 3.50
Under 5: free
Family cap: $20.00
Reservations by 1:00
Monday, please.
In the past I assumed that our souls cared for us; now I learned that our souls
need not only protection, but nourishment. Linda Bertolet
Stud es
PW Bible Study
The Horizons Bible Study,
Reconciling Paul: A Contemporary Study
of 2 Corinthians, meets again on
Tuesday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. in
Room 1 with Jan Wieboldt.
This will be the last day of Bible
study until the fall.
Men’s Breakfast and
Bible Study
Men, join us for a
delicious breakfast at 8:30
followed by Bible Study
with Rev. Bob Orr in
Room 1 from 9:00 - 9:45
a.m. “What Presbyterians
Believe” is the topic they
are studying.
The last day of the Men’s Breakfast and Bible
Study is May 27.
Over the summer, they will meet at Denny’s on
Williamson Blvd. for breakfast, fellowship,
and fun!
Theology on Tap will meet
for their last gatherings
before summer break on
Tuesdays, May 5 and 19,
at The Grind Gastropub.
They begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Grind is located at
49 West Granada Blvd.,
Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
All men are welcome!
We wish to call your attention to the library cart in the hall outside Fellowship Hall. The special display
for May and June will be “Parenting” in honor of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. There are books that
run the whole gamut from raising children, to raising difficult children, step children, divorced parents,
and elderly or aging parents. Look for blue dots on the spines of the books.
There are also books devoted to the care of aging parents and caregiving for the caregiver. For example,
there is an excellent book titled, The Thirty Six Hour Day, helpful read for those taking care of parents who
have slipped into Alzheimer’s or other illness that requires full time care. These books will have two small red
dots. There are more inside the library---browse around
and find any that might be helpful to you.
CPC Youth
Kacie Fuller
Director of Youth & Children
[email protected]
AiA Finale!
The last day of Adventures in the Arts
until fall is May 6.
During our usual time, we will be having
a FUN ACTIVITY Day with games, relays, and
water activities to celebrate the last day. The
kids will be rehearsing on their instruments for
the program which will be in Fellowship Hall at
6:15 p.m.. We will be ending this fun-filled day
with a family dinner at 5:30 p.m. All of our CPC
Church Family is invited to share in what our
children have learned!
Vacation Bible School
(Volunteers needed!)
June 8-12
Middle High
The Great Escape Camp
Ocala, FL
July 31-Aug.4
June 15-19
Vacation Bible School!
VBS will be June 8-12 from
9 a.m. to noon for
PreK through rising fifth graders
Please email or call Kacie if you
are interested in volunteering.
We will be offering VBS free to
our children this year, but will
need our church families’ support
with donated
materials. During the month of May,
we’ll have a table in the courtyard
with a list of items we need. Please
stop by and check it out.
The last 412 MH & SH Wednesday regular youth
night until fall will be May 6. Summer youth
activities and events will be sent out
via the 412 Email Blast.
Be sure to let Kacie know if you want to receive it.
Special Wednesday
Fun Nights!
June 10 - Presentation by pastor
from Cuba.
June 17 – Movie night
“God’s Not Dead”
July 15 – Cookout & Games night
August 12 – Haiti Mission
Can you help send some CPC youth to church camp?
We have several who would love to attend camp this
summer, but cannot afford it.
Please contact Kacie Fuller if you can help.
MH Camp costs $400; SH Camp costs $500.
The Annual Church Music Workshop for Middle & High School
Youth and Adults will be held June 15-19, 2015, at the United
Methodist Church in Fruitland Park, Florida. There will be multiple
seminars including: choral, handbell, worship, etc. The workshop
concludes with a concert and worship. Go to for information about cost.
The $50 registration fee is due no later than May 15.
Contact Lorraine Miklos ([email protected]) for more
JUNE 21-26
Senior High
Fun in the
Son Camp
Hilton Head, SC
July 13-17
On Wednesday, May 6, Adventures in the Arts will meet for the last time this
school year. The kids will enjoy a field day, followed by rehearsals to prepare
for our end-of-the-year-program. We have invited our AiA families to join our
CPC family for our regular Wednesday night dinner at 5:30. Following dinner,
the AiA kids will present a program involving singing, guitars, ukuleles, recorders, chimes, pianos and arts & crafts. PLEASE MAKE A RESERVATION
FOR DINNER as we are expecting full capacity in the Fellowship Hall!
Nancy Burrows
Katie Kemmer
Barb Walters
AiA Volunteers! Diana Simmons
Pete Anderson
Helen Hebert
Ashlei Swint
Terry Humleker
Pam Sweet
Lele Smith
Phil Sweet
Peg Harper
Mary Sims
Sandra Hagopian
Mary Ellen Stanchfield
Cheryl Solt
Linda Mentzer
Donna Ray
Barb Willett
Tina Piejak
Front office help during AiA:
Beverly Bowles, Eleanor Shumaker
Those who filled in when needed:
Jack Williams, Joe Wooden, Bill Harper, Mark Fuller
Dennis Ray, Phil Craig, Kara Keller
There's a Mouse in our House!
Hey everybody. I’ve been spoiling myself lately by
staying inside, so I thought I might spend a little time
running around the garden in front of and around the
sanctuary maybe smelling a flower or two, if I could
only reach them. Then it happened, two nice ladies
showed up. They were pulling weeds and planting
some lovely flowers.
Luckily, they didn’t see
me. I got to watch them
the whole time they
beautified the area.
Thanks ladies – Sandy
Rossmeyer and Beebe
White. You sure make my
home look nice and I’m
finding out too, that it’s
your home on Sundays - that is the big building I’m
next to. Time to get out of that sun, it’s hot.
So I laid low for the day, kind of resting. Somebody
mentioned a food room. That sounded good, so I
headed for it. This move turned out to be very
dangerous because there was Roger Casey and Roger
Garten putting up food. Not only was their moving
around real dangerous to me, but I saw there is no
food open here that I might get into. Dog gone it! For
a food room I couldn’t figure out why it was so clean
and organized. Then I heard it was a room shared by
Katie Kemmer who is setting up
a program called “Buddy Break.”
They said it was a program
where parents have their special
-needs’ kids watched by
qualified people on a certain day
of the week so they can catch
up on things or just enjoy
themselves. I heard Katie
Kemmer is being helped by
Joyce Dawson, Bet Taylor,
Kacie Fuller, Lillie Ogle, Jake
Fuller, Nancy Burrows and
Jamie Sheriff. I sure could
have used such a program
when my wife Bella and I had
our 10 kids. Such help would
have been greatly
appreciated. I sure better stay
out of that room and out of their way. It could be fun
to run through it, though. I might get some free food.
It was a real pleasure living in the pastor’s room all
week. It was nice and quiet. What a guy he is! I heard Pastor
Chris just wanted to spend some time alone with his wife,
somewhere in New York. I hope they had as much fun as Bella and I
did. After raising our 10 kids, any quiet time alone is pure joy. I believe
they surely deserved it especially after that wonderful sermon Stacy
gave last Sunday. Yep! I was there - something about the Triumphal
Entry or what happens after you win a battle. Anyway, staying away
from your guys’ feet is a triumph for me. And by
the way, I heard Miss Stacy continued to “wow”
all the ladies with her talk in the women’s
luncheon after her preaching such a great
sermon. What a team those two are!
You may not realize that I’m around.. but any
morsels of food you “accidentally” drop for me
are much appreciated! Until next time..
were both born in Dayton, Ohio, and have been members of Christ Presbyterian
Church since 2012. They have also lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and
have been married for 46 years. Pam’s immediate family includes her
mother, Ruth Thompson who lives here and attends CPC, two brothers
and one sister, while Phil has only one brother. The Sweets have two
sons, Douglas (age 40) and David (age 36) who both reside in Michigan.
When asked about education, Phil and Pam both describe their degrees
as being in LIFE. Phil formerly worked in banking and sales, and Pam was
employed as a pre-school teacher and an artist. Favorite pastimes for
Pam include gardening and artwork. In addition to his music,
Phil enjoys hunting and fishing. They have traveled to every
state in the U.S. except for Alaska, as well as Tahiti.
You may not know this about sweet Phil and Pam, but they
have both gone bear hunting, and obviously from the
accompanying photos, they love the outdoors! When asked
whom they most admire, Pam responded “Mother Theresa,”
and Phil readily answered with “Franklin Graham.”
Phil and Pam are very involved at CPC! They are both in the Adult
Choir, JuBellation handbell choir, are Adventures in the Arts
leaders, VBS helpers, and on the Praise Team. Phil
also serves on the Mission Team as well as the
board for the Presbyterian Counseling Center.
When asked how they would like to be
remembered, Phil and Pam both responded…as
good, Christian people! We are so blessed to have
Phil and Pam Sweet in our midst!
Tom Peacock and Sherry Davis
Longtime sweethearts, Tom Peacock and Sherry Davis, were both born in Daytona Beach, Florida, and have
attended Christ Presbyterian Church for a long time, joining on April 27, 2005. Known affectionately to friends
and family as Tommy and Sher, they have dated each other for 26 years.
As a young girl, Sherry lived in San Diego, California. Tom lived in Texas, Illinois, and
England during his service in the Air Force. Sherry is the daughter of Chuck and Muriel
Butler and has one sister living in St. Augustine. The son of James and Ellen Peacock, Tom
grew up in First Baptist Church, downtown Daytona, and has two brothers, one living in
Georgia and the other in Ormond Beach. Tom also has two
daughters and five grandchildren, all residing in the Orlando area.
Graduates of Mainland High School
School,, Sherry has worked for 53 years
as a dental assistant. Tom retired from Southern Bell/Bell South after
35 years as the manager of installation and maintenance for Volusia
and Flagler counties. A favorite pastime of both Tom and Sherry is cruising, and they have
visited Hawaii, Alaska, the Panama Canal, and Europe on vacations. Sherry also enjoys
eating out, and snuggling with her favorite dachshund, Maddie, when she is pet sitting for the Willetts. Tom
continues to be an active softball player and golfer and works part time at Destination Daytona.
Still on their bucket list of places to visit are Niagara Falls for Sherry and the Baltic Sea for Tommy. Sherry describes
herself as the kid who was never going to leave home, and has lived the majority of her
life in the Daytona Beach area. Tom would like to be remembered as a fun-loving guy who
enjoyed life, and describes his mission as taking care of Sherry. Always ready with a hug,
Sherry would like to be remembered for her affectionate, warm and friendly nature. Both
Tom and Sherry help make CPC the kind of place where people want to be!
Mission Haiti 2015
Remember that together we are a
Christ-centered family, called to
witness, serve, and love the world.
Become a Mission Team Partner!
Full Sponsor: $1500
Partial Sponsor: Any amount
Praying Sponsor: As you can
We are grateful for your soulful
prayers and generous support as we
gear up for this missional
In Christ's service,
The Haiti Team
Roy, Chris, Kacie,
Jake, Steve, Colby,
Helen, Dave, Anna,
and Jim
From the Presbyterian Counseling Center
We just had our Sixth Luncheon. Ever since The Great
Recession and the simultaneous end of the support provided
by a large bequest a decade before, the community of
Presbyterians have stepped up as individuals, couples and
families. The churches provide support from their Mission
Budgets, but $21 out of the $85 cost of every session comes
from the wonderful network of donors.
Those in attendance had a delicious lunch, heard beautiful "Music by Gordon and Ann,"
learned about the progress on our parenting class initiative which began last year, learned
of our new focus for the year ahead which is to carry the message of our special skills -clinical excellence and spiritual sensitivity -- to other churches in the area.
The generosity shown at the Luncheon was the donation, after costs, of the amazing
amount of $10,015! That covers about one quarter of the gap between what clients pay and
what it costs us. What a wonderful group of supporters we have in this community!
All I can say is, I thank our God whenever I think of all of you who pray for this ministry.
Humbly grateful,
Dr. Lex Baer
Our Mission Haiti
Team will be
taking dresses like
these, made by
Nancy Burrows,
Sherry Burger and
Gloria Lee. Aren’t
they darling?
Get those aprons
ready! Our Spring
Bake Sale will be
Sunday, May 3, 2015,
before and after the
unity service.
Donations of any type of baked
goods…cakes, pies, breads, brownies,
cookies…are always welcome and
greatly appreciated!
Family Renew houses thirty-two homeless families with children at three facilities in Volusia County. Financial donations and grants help provide needed client
assistance for the families - camps, emergency medical/dental care, prescriptions,
transportation, and education.
Dear Pastor Chris and CPC Scholarship
I wanted to write now, near the
conclusion of my seminary education, to
once again say thank you. You have
generously supported me and my family
through much of my seminary journey,
and I can hardly find the words to
express my gratitude.
By the grace of God, we have been
truly blessed this past year. Both by the
honor of scholarships for school, and by
providence. Jeff has taken a new job and
has found great success in a job he
greatly enjoys. It is our desire to share
the blessings we have been given and
turn them into praise!
In our pursuit of glorifying God with
the great blessings God has given us, we
couldn’t help but think of our extended
church family at CPC. While this gift
pales in comparison to those you have
given us, we hope it will bless your
congregation. As people who feel deeply
called to the renewal and growth of the
church, we pray this small gift will
contribute toward God’s mission for
With immeasurable love, grace and
peace, The Steinberg Family
Jeff, Katy, Macie and Sadie
Thank you,
Rev. Stacy, for
sharing your faith
journey with us.
Darren & Joy Brown (26)
Phil & Pam Sweet (46)
Zach & Mandy Chalifour (3)
Phil & Jan Craig (32)
George & Jackie Fitzgerald (53)
Bill & Lori Partington (22)
Bob & Beverly Horn (35)
Roger Casey
Don Hopkins
Carver Galloway
Liam Messick
Jerry Fennell
Robert Bootes
Jaclyn Miklos
C.J. Partington
Leonard Poffenbarger
Mandy Jones
Ed Stanchfield
Kent Miller
Matt Coleman
Ashley Abate
Chris Chandler
Judy Haase
Monica Cortes
Grace Hawryluk
Irene Shaw
Bradley Wells
John Fadlevich
Barbara Taylor
Georgia Harrington
Marilyn Buck
Gary Clarke
Jessie LeMoyne
David Stanley
Marna Etner
Matthew Wells
Darren Brown
Mike Abate
Ted Garrison
Jack Gurtis
Logan Galloway
Helga Roggenbuck
Kathy Carman
Monica Palfrey
Jim White
Judy Monaco
Tina Piejak
Roy Bertolet
Jan Craig
Lydia Eastman
Grace Pugh
Beverly Ferrell
Roger Grundmann
Jean Lindsay
Brandon Brown
Our Continuing Prayers List
The Atallah Family
Doug Bare
Jane Beck
Pat and Stella Berger
Tom Bird
Cindy and Tim Brown
Tom Cavalier
Bob Cleveland
Dottie Cornwell
Carter Dahlberg
Doug Edmondson
Hillary Edmondson
Mary Gallagher
Ted Garrison
Wilbur Harmon
Richard Hills
Peg Humleker
Carole Martin
CPC Members and Friends in
Retirement Communities and Care Facilities
Ormond in the Pines
Leona Alexander
Joanie Dickerson
Ray Mitchell
Bishop’s Glen
Katherine Furman
Gene & Jeanne Gilliland
Don & Barb Hopkins
Grace Mozo
Betty Richards
Jewell Sandora
Janet Vodenicker
Roger & Bunny Weston
Dave & Isa Wilson
Clare Bridge
Renata Harper
Wilbur Harmon
Stu and Maggie McCormick
Bill & Marilyn Roberts
Scotty Scott
Gene Shields
Chris Slade
Leslie Somers
Chris Thompson
Ron Waters
Scott Wintemberg
SC Ryan Baker (U.S. Coast Guard)
Grandson of Lois Baker
LT Robert A. Bowen
Son of Gloria Bowen
TSGT William A. Goede
HM3 Brian S. Tomlinson
Member/Sons of Marilyn Buck
Sgt. Major Kevin Daley
Grandson-in-law of Faye Council
PO Jim Hilbert
Son-in-law of Bill and Marilyn Long
SSgt. Allan Parra
SSgt. Angela Candage Parra
Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law
of Ron & Ferol Candage
Lt. Colonel Brian D. Ray
Son of Dennis & Donna Ray
3rd Class Seaman Jonathan Slater
AWPO2 Tyler B. Thompson
Grandsons of Dave & Flo Stanley
John Knox Village
Cliff & Ruth Gronosky
Kent & Marguerite Rossetter
Emory L Bennett
Veterans Nursing Home
Joseph Fear
Riviera Senior Living
Lorraine Lewis
Sterling House
Jane Beck
Thoughtful people make thankful hearts. We want
to thank each and every one of
you. Your prayers, cards, phone
calls were and are so very much
appreciated. The whole experience of
our church family is something truly
very special.
Thank you from Betty Fisk
and Fleet Collins’ Family
Dear Members and Friends,
Thank you very much for your prayers,
cards and thoughts during my recent
series of treatments that are finished. I
am sincerely thankful to all of you.
Jack Williams
1035 W. G RANADA B LVD .
O RMOND B EACH , FL 32174-9169
386.677.8939 FAX
May Worship Services
May 3
10:00 a.m. Unity Worship with
Communion (pews)
May 10, 17, 24, 31
9:00 a.m.
Contemporary Worship
10:30 a.m.
Traditional Worship
Congratulations and Welcome to the Family!
Jacob Fuller, Max Kemmer, John Palfrey, William Fuller
Laura Palfrey, Lillie Ogle
Christ Presbyterian Church
Christopher Chandler ..........Pastor, x 107
Revs. Bob & Carol Orr ..........Parish Associates
Myra Wooden ........... Minister of Music, x 106
Kacie Fuller ................ Youth and Children Ministry, x 105
Buddy Break
May 30 9:00-noon
This is a unique opportunity for service and fun for
the special needs children and their families in our
community. Many 412 youth have been trained to
assist with this program. Please let Kacie know if
you can come and help on any of these dates. We
will be scheduling more dates ASAP.
Virginia Conrad............ Organist
Edd Gordon ................... Technical
Bill Harper ..................... Treasurer, x 104
Peg Harper ..................... Office Manager, x 108
Tree Hazard .................. Accounts/Membership, x 104
Terry Humleker ........... Staff Aide, x 102
Cathy Jorgensen........... Kitchen Coordinator
Jay Pitts ........................... Sexton/Maintenance, x101
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