In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find
This Sunday's Service: "All Things Are Possible!"
In Sunday's Gospel, a rich, young man asks Jesus what it takes to attain eternal life. Jesus tells him to rid himself of his possessions. The rich man feels like this is impossible, but Jesus reminds him that nothing is impossible with God. What are the things in your life that are "possessing" you? Do you feel like it's impossible to rid yourself of them? Come join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in-person or live online), as discover what it truly means to live a rich, full life. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler.
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Last Week's Service Video - "Called By Name"
Last Sunday was "World Communion Sunday," in which different Christian denominations come together as one. Our Pastor Sal preached at Hope Church in Holland this Sunday, as we welcomed Ginny Mikita as our guest preacher at Douglas UCC.
Ginny spoke to us about the importance of our names. In Isaiah 43:1, God says, "I have called you by name. You are mine." Several people in the Bible even received new names from God. Please enjoy last Sunday's service video for an inspiring message from Ginny and uplifting music from Peter Black and Jeff Spangler.
Allegan County Covid-19 Transmission Rate is "High," Masks Requested in Service
Mask Recommendation for Sunday Services
Because our area transmission rate has increased to "High," the Church Council requests that we wear masks at the Sunday Service. Greeters will have masks available for anyone who needs them. You can follow our Covid transmission and infection rate at this link. CDC infection and transmission rates by county.
The Blessing of The Animals: A Slideshow!
Last Sunday's "Blessing of the Animals" in Douglas was grand! Please enjoy the slide show. The weather was kind. The dogs were wonderful. The turtle exceptional in every way. The blessings were such a blessing! And the gifts and joy and coffee offered by theLakeshore Pet Boutique in Douglas were all so extra! What a wonderful event for everyone, and a huge outpouring of love from our Pastor Sal and visiting Pastor, Ginny Mikita, who co-officiated.
Sylvia's Place is Shining the Light on Domestic Violence. Can you help?
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Sylvia's Place plans to Shine a Light on Domestic Violence. You are invited to use a purple lightbulb to light your front porch or window during the week of October 18th, and share a picture of it on social media to spread awareness of domestic violence and to show survivors they are not alone.
Sylvia's Place will deliver purple bulbs to anyone who orders them. Use the sign-up sheet in the Friendship Hall if you would like purple bulbs, or email Julie Ridl. They ask for a donation for each bulb of at least $5, or more if you wish to offer more support to this shelter. They will deliver the bulbs by October 15th, and we will let you know when you can pick them up.
Christian Neighbors' 40th Anniversary!