In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service: "The Winds of Change"
In light of Pastor Sal's announcement this week that he will be leaving Douglas UCC in January 2024, we will be putting our focus this Sunday on "The Winds of Change."
Times of change can be very unsettling, but our "Still Speaking" God continues to "make all things new" (Isaiah 43:18-19). This Sunday, Pastor Sal will be sharing more about his new call and how seasons of change are necessary for new growth and new life.
Please join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in person or streaming live online) for this very special service. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler
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Last Sunday's Service --18th Sunday after Pentecost: "Harvest Sunday"
Last Sunday, we celebrated God's Creation by putting our focus on the Harvest. Throughout the Bible, the Harvest carries spiritual significance. It is symbolic of bounty, health, and abundance. Please enjoy this very special "Harvest Moon" service planned by our Creation Justice Team. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black, Jeff Spangler, and Lauri Donaldson.
Michelle Willis: Live in Concert at Douglas UCC
Christian Neighbors Food Pantry is getting ready for winter and would like to stock its shelves with canned soup for their clients. For the month of SOUP-TOBER (Oct 1-31), Christian Neighbors is requesting donated cans of soup. You may drop off your donated cans in the designated box at the Friendship Hall.
Financial donations are also welcomed, and can be made through the Christian Neighbors Douglas website, here: ChristianNeighborsDouglas.org
Thanks in advance for helping warm and nourish local families this year!
Honoring the Ancestors, Dia de los Muertos, November 1
"A Little Comedy: A Little Mystery," Women's Club Funder, October 13 & 14
Food for Thought: Seven Things YOU Can Do About Climate Change
- Eat more locally-produced food - transporting food requires fossil fuel. The longer the distance, the more fuel is needed.
- Eat more plant-based food - 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions come from meat and dairy production.
- Reduce food waste - a third of the food grown in the U.S. ends up in landfills and becomes methane, a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide.
- Compost - composting puts carbon into the soil instead of the atmosphere and reduces methane emissions.
- Avoid plastic packaging - it’s environmentally costly to make and dispose of plastics, plastics emit greenhouse gases as they decompose, and microplastics are damaging plankton that are key to the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon.
- Shop with reusable bags - reduce waste and limit the environmental cost of producing new materials.
- Recycle packaging - choose products that are packaged in glass, paper, or cardboard and then recycle the packaging material.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Birthday and Anniversary cards are a great way we can reach out to one another. If you wish to mail a card to one of our church members, addresses can be found in our Church Directory.
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