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Religion notes
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Posted: 2013 Feb 22 - 06:03

Chain of Prayer slated

First Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) will begin a 24-hour Chain of Prayer on Friday, Feb. 22, at 1401 W. New York Ave., DeLand.

Since World War II, beginning on New Year's Day and ending on Easter, there has been a Christian Church somewhere in the U.S. praying for peace.

First Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) has participated in the chain for more than 20 years and has someone at the church during that 24-hour period praying plus someone in the office from sundown to sunup.

Story of Ethiopian Jews offered at temple

"Operation Solomon: The Amazing & Miraculous Story of the Transition of Ethiopian Jews to Israel" will be told at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Temple Beth-El, 579 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.

Dribaw Bitaw, an Israeli Shalliach (Emissary to Central Florida Youth and an IDF veteran), was a small child when the Israeli Government airlifted him and his family from Addis Ababa to Zion.

The remaining Jews in Ethopia will be relocating to Israel soon.

He will talk about the formerly forgotten Jews in Ethiopia, persecuted for centuries yet retaining their heritage that can be traced back to King Solomon.

This event is free and open to the.

Flourish with this program

The Unitarian Universalist Society will host the program Flourishing by Dr. Carol Thomas from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at 56 N. Halifax Ave., Ormond Beach.

This exploration will focus on the most recent work of Dr. Martin Seligman whose basic premise suggests every human being has the opportunity to significantly improve on what he calls the PERMA formula for a flourishing and meaningful life. The activities include positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and purpose.

Talk will focus on hell

Hell will be explored at Lifetree Café at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 142 Fairview Ave., Daytona Beach.

The program, titled "Hell: Does It Really Exist?" features a screening of the award-winning short film "Admissions," starring James Cromwell.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

For more information, call (386) 451-5223, (970) 292-4697 or e-mail fmeincke@cfl.rr.com or ccable@group.com.

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