In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service: "Called to Serve"
In the gospel reading from Sunday's lectionary, Jesus tells the disciples that anyone who seeks to be great must become a servant for others. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said something similar: "Everyone can be great because anyone can serve." Join us this Sunday at 10 AM (eiter in-person or live online) as we explore the ways we can serve one another, especially the least of these in our midst. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Stan Greene.
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Last Sunday's Service: "All Things are Possible!"
In last Sunday's Gospel lesson, 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? Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we discovered what it truly means to live a rich, full life.
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler.
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Special Collection: UCC's "Neighbors in Need"
This Sunday, we will be taking a special collection for the UCC's "Neighbors in Need" fund, which supports our church's wider mission. Please use the special "red sticker" envelopes in the pews this Sunday or donate online. To learn more, please visit www.ucc.org/nin. Thank you for your generous giving.
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 Allegan County's Covid transmission and infection rate at this link:
CDC infection and transmission rates by county.
A Special Visit from Rev. Ruth McCarty & Friends
Last Friday, Rev. Ruth McCarty (first woman pastor of Douglas UCC: 1982-1986) led a group of senior residents from Covenant Living in Grand Rapids to tour our church campus and to hear a presentation from Pastor Sal. Afterwards, lunch was enjoyed at Isabel's Market in Douglas, where owner and church member, Elizabeth Estes, talked with the group about Isabel Graham’s legacy to our church and community.
Let's Celebrate Christian Neighbors' 40th Anniversary, October 18
Christian Neighbors' rich, 40-year history and the generous support from our community members will be honored in an open house from 10am to 1pm on October 16 at their location at the Community Church of Douglas. Please join Pastor Sal and other area faith leaders on Saturday as Christian Neighbors celebrates 40 years of feeding, clothing, and caring for neighbors in need. We hope you can join us!
Join in online for "Freed for Life," Fundraiser