In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service:
At this Sunday's "Video Worship Service," we will join together virtually with members of our National UCC Family for a time of sharing and celebration. Our UCC denomination has more than 5,000 churches and more than 1 million members. We are a large, extended family. This Sunday, UCC pastors and musicians from all over the U.S. will lead us in prayer, word, and song, as we join together online for a very special time of worship. We hope you'll join us.
Tune in on Sunday at 10 AM via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or here on our website.
Last Sunday's Service
On the first Sunday in October, each year, we celebrate "World Communion Sunday" along with our siblings from many faith traditions, a day observed since 1933, and an international day of unity. It is a day when we break bread together and remember Jesus's words: "That they may all be one." Please enjoy our "Video Worship Service" from last Sunday. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Pamela Chappell. Read or listen to the podcast of the homily here.
The rain couldn't hold back the pets and their owners who showed up for the Lakeshore Pet Boutique's first annual Blessing of the Animals on October 4. Pastor Sal met and blessed each furry friend and the ones still at home too. And boutique owner Randy handed out biscuits and good cheer. A very sweet way to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.
Meet the New Homily Library!!
We all love a Pastor Sal homily! And we love to share them, too. The building of the new DUCC Homily library is under way, providing text files in a blog form that make those homilies easy to revisit and to share with friends and family. You will find them under Sunday Music and Messages, on the church's website. Or just bookmark https://www.douglasucc.org/homilies
Shannon Connell at HASP October 13
Last year, church member Shannon Connell gave a wonderful talk, "Healthy Aging from a Neuropsychological Perspective," at DUCC. It was a popular, informative, and delightful program, and she is repeating it with the Hope Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP) on Tuesday, October 13. The cost of this program is $5, and if you are interested in attending, connect with church member Pat Denner, the program's coordinator. So delightful to see Shannon spreading her message!
Save the Date: Invitation to UCC Michigan Conference