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This Week's Service: "The Spirituality of Water"
The theme of our worship this month at Douglas UCC is "Season of Creation." This Sunday, we will be focusing on the Spirituality of Water. Our bodies and our planet are mostly made of water. Water is necessary for life. Jesus spoke of "living water." Join us this Sunday for our online "Video Worship Service" as we explore this sacred gift. Pastor Sal will be giving an inspiring message, and members of our church's Creation Justice Team will lead us in word and prayer. Plus, there will be uplifting music from Peter Black and Nancy Plantinga, who will perform Daniel Nahmod's beautiful song, "Water."
Tune in on Sunday at 10 AM via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or here on our website
Last Week's Service Video:
Last Sunday, we focused on "Forest/Wilderness." In Hosea 2, God says, "The Wilderness will lead you to your heart where I will speak." Please enjoy last week's "Video Worship Service," as Pastor Sal gives an inspiring message about venturing into the wilderness, along with uplifting music from Peter Black and Elizabeth Estes.
Just Peace Sunday, September 20
The Thirtieth General Synod called on the congregations of the United Church of Christ to mark the Sunday preceding September 21 (which the United Nation recognizes as the “International Day of Prayer for Peace”) as "Just Peace" Sunday. Here is the UCC's Geofrey Black discussing this year's theme for Just Peace Sunday: Seeking Racial Equity and a Just Economy.
Blessing of Isabel's
This past Sunday afternoon, a small gathering of staff members, friends, and family gathered to celebrate and bless Isabel's Market, the new market and eatery at the corner of Blue Star and Wiley Road. Isabel's is named for DUCC's own Isabel Graham, who endowed the DUCC Fund that provides generously for our community. Isabel's is the work of four church members, Elizabeth Estes, Mary Fechtig, Vicky Cobb, and Garnet Lewis, who invited Pastor Sal to say a blessing over the new venture. Pastor Sal gave a lovely blessing and presented this Hamsa, part of the Jewish tradition, representing the hand of God guiding this work. Isabel's opened for business on Thursday morning to a line running out the door and into the parking lot!
Douglas Pride Celebration Garden:
Viewers for September 13 Online Service and Saint of 9/11 video: 1,006
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Collection Plate (by mail): $1,180.00
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56 Wall Street, PO Box 519
Douglas, MI 49406