In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Week's Service: "Creation Season Begins"
The theme of our worship services for the month of September is "Season of Creation." Each Sunday this month, we'll be hearing from members of our church's Creation Justice Team. This Sunday, we will be focusing on "Forest/Wilderness." In Hosea 2, God says, "The Wilderness will lead you to your heart where I will speak." So, join us this Sunday for our "Video Worship Service," as Pastor Sal gives an inspiring message about venturing into the wilderness. Plus, there will be uplifting music from Peter Black and Elizabeth Estes.
Tune in on Sunday at 10 AM via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or here on our website.
Last Week's Service
Last Sunday was Labor Sunday, a day to lift up workers, celebrate their contributions, and support their struggles. It was also a day to re-commit ourselves to improving jobs so that all workers have wages, benefits, and work hours that allow them to be self-sufficient and live lives of wholeness. Click above for the video of our service last Sunday, with its inspiring message from Pastor Sal and uplifting music from Peter Black and Stan Greene.
Watch Pastor Sal in "Share in the Chair," Sunshine Cathedral
Everything you wanted to know about Pastor Sal! Click above to watch last Wednesday's interview. Pastor Sal was a guest on Sunshine Cathedral's weekly "Share in the Chair" program with their senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins. The Ft. Lauderdale church holds these conversations with LGBTQ+ affirming pastors and friends who share their stories and their experiences in open and affirming congregations and scholarship. This conversation wound through shared histories and motivations, Sal's popular novel and movie, his theological books, his early life, and his present calling to DUCC. The theological discussions were wonderful and interesting, uplifting and just cool. Just 40 minutes long, but feels much faster.
UCC Grand West Association: Invitation to Serve
Our UCC Grand West Association is in need of volunteers to serve on various committees. The Committee on Ministry works with credentialing new clergy coming to serve a church in the association. The Planning Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating the two general meetings of the association. The Nominating Committee nominates persons to serve as officers of the association. If you might have an interest in serving on one of these committees, please contact Pastor Sal to learn more. Thank you.
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