First Church starts Saturday youth program in July


“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”
– President John F. Kennedy

01_JerolineMcCarthy01Even while it is late, it is yet a bustling time to involve children in a Saturday youth program.

What you will need is a safe environment and encouragement for kids to make positive choices through education and a mix of activities so they will become independent while remaining faithful to theology and its principles and values.

To flesh that out, program organizer Stephanie Dennis of First Church shares: “I am excited that this year, in addition to our program, we will teach basic Spanish and have professionals to communicate careers.

The Saturday youth program featured facilitator Clara Bivens in the first row; (left to right, third row), facilitators Christine Williams and Stephanie Dennis; and (left to right, fourth row) Robert Huggins, Thomas Edmunds, Horace Eubanks and Herbert Booker.(PHOTOS BY JEROLINE D. MCCARTHY/DAYTONA TIMES)

The Saturday youth program featured facilitator Clara Bivens in the first row; (left to right, third row), facilitators Christine Williams and Stephanie Dennis; and (left to right, fourth row) Robert Huggins, Thomas Edmunds, Horace Eubanks and Herbert Booker.

“We will have a doctor, lawyer and a football player” to help enhance the children’s goals. I am excited because the program has another component,” asserts Dennis.

Enrollment has been limited to 20 young people to be surrounded by a team of facilitators: Robert Huggins, Thomas Edmunds, Clara Bivens, Herbert Booker, Christine Williams, Horace Eubanks, Evelyn Vasquez, Pat Town and Tracey Calhoun.

From a press release, the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, pastor, it was read that The First Church of Palm Coast will begin a Saturday Youth Program for youth ages 8-14 at its principal location, 91-95 Old Kings Road North.

Young people will be offered the opportunity to participate in board games, arts and crafts, science projects, Bible storytelling, a songfest, outdoor activities, and field trips. The points of discussion will involve careers, life skills, and current events. The program is free and will include lunch.

That’s every Saturday, July 12 – Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To participate, call organizer Stephanie Dennis at 917-657-5429.

More great roles for Wendy Davis
Harry Davis, a proud dad, is requesting you to keep an eye on his daughter, actor Wendy Davis.

The golf champ/tourney chair at the Flagler County NAACP has kept us informed of Wendy’s up-and-comers, especially when recently she starred as Dr. Kathleen Benedict in episode 11 for the ninth season of “Criminal Minds: Mr. & Mrs. Anderson.”

140626_dt_palmcoast01bIn addition, Wendy is the daughter of community activist Lucy Davis and the sister of guidance counselor Carue Davis.

For seven seasons, Wendy appeared as Lt. Col. Joan Walker Burton, a dedicated career soldier in the TV series, “Army Wives.”

A look at Wendy reveals that she holds a bachelor’s degree in theater from Howard University, and was born in Joppatowne, Md., near Baltimore. She has a list of credits dating back to 1980 from TV and the big screen, which began upon arrival in Los Angeles from Howard University. Some of Wendy’s debut roles involve the TV shows: “The New WKRP in Cincinnati,” “Coach,” and “EZ Streets.”

Her big break came when Steven Spielberg cast her in the TV series, “High Incident” (1996).

When Wendy is not acting, she is teaching acting at The Los Angles Actors Center and devotes time to various causes such as acting as keynote speaker for the 2009 Flagler County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner.

One thing Wendy is clear about and that is the success she enjoys would not have been possible had it not been for the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears of the NAACP leaders.

Over the last century, the leadership and vision have transformed our nation, she said, and the courage of this one organization stands in the gap alone…


Get in the groove at a Jazz Jam and BBQ on June 27, 4 p.m., at Hammock Community Center, 66 Malacompra Road, off A1A,  Palm Coast.

It’s bound to be a classic of fun, celebrating another season for the Northeast Florida Jazz Association with live entertainment and guest musicians. It will be a complement to Doug, Ray, Kenny & Paulie, a supergroup of musicians.

Tickets are $25 and $30. “BYOB” and 50/50 raffles will be displayed for winning, along with door prizes.

To purchase tickets, call Aimee’s Hallmark at 386-445-0985.


As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.

Birthday wishes to: Eddie Thomas, June 28; Mattie DeVore, June 29; Bob Banks, June 30; Jimmy Goodridge, July 1. Happy anniversary to John and Phyllis McVay, June 28.

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