Dr. David Felty's last Sunday with First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in DeLand was Dec. 30. Dr. Felty is retiring to south Florida.
His sermon topic was "In the Fullness of Time," based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, Galatians 4:4-7 and Luke 2:22-24.
Dr. Felty has served First Christian in DeLand since 2010, but he has been serving the Disciples of Christ for more than 40 years.
Dr. Joe Risse, chairman of the elders, will fill in until an interim pastor can be found.