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This Sunday's Service: "Mustard Seed Faith"
In the gospel reading from this Sunday's lectionary, we hear Jesus's "Parable of the Mustard Seed." This parable is found in Matthew, Mark and Luke's Gospels, as well as in the Gospel of Thomas, so the early Christians must have felt it was an important lesson. Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains. Come join us this Sunday at 10 AM, as we explore how with faith in God and our Divine selves all things are possible!
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler.
The Sunday morning service will be recorded and posted later in the day to our church's YouTube channel.
Last Week's Service: Welcome Home
Last Sunday, we held in-person services at the church for the first time in 15 months! Pastor Sal gave an inspiring message on "Hope & Resilience." We had music from Peter Black and Brenda Marcy. Please enjoy last week's service, above, or click here to read, listen to, watch, and share last week's homily.
You CAN Go Home Again!
Such a joyful noise last Sunday, as our church family gathered in-person for worship for the first time in 15 months! More than 100 people were in attendance! Thanks to church member, Greg Plowe, for capturing all the happy faces with his camera. Enjoy the photos above.
The service was recorded and is available on our YouTube channel and website. Soon, we will have WIFI installed in the church and hope to broadcast our services live for members and friends from near and far who are unable or not yet ready to attend in person.
PRIDE Care-A-Van 2021!
Congrats and KUDOS to all our members and friends who helped to create such a joy-filled Community Pride "Care-a-Van" celebration on June 5, spreading pride and love throughout the villages. The paraders included so many of our church members and friends alongside DUCC's own Giant Rainbow Unicorn AND the DUCC Pride Van! Thank you to Bob and Louise Kenny, for decorating and driving their MoHo, and to church members, Greg Harvath, Ruth VandenBosch, Ted Sommer, Craig Drager, and Jim Bailey for helping to organize the event.
Radar Hill Scramble!
The Radar Hill Trail Scramble, celebrating National Trails day and making a debut of the wonderful new local trails map church member Chris Clark put together, was a great success! About 75 people participated, not including the 25 volunteers. They more then met their goal to inform residents and visitors about local hiking trails. Congrats and KUDOS to Chris, Demethrea Terrien, Betsy York, and everyone who made that happen!
Men's Group Trip to Gilmore Car Museum
An Evening with Dr. Bernie Siegel - June 16
Douglas UCC is honored and excited to announce that best-selling author, Dr. Bernie Siegel, will be joining us online via Zoom on Wednesday, June 16, at 7 PM, for an intimate and inspiring conversation based on his new book, "No Endings, Only Beginnings: A Doctor's Notes on Living, Loving, and Learning Who You Are." Please email us at email@example.com to receive the Zoom link for the event.
Annual Meeting: Sunday, June 27
Our Annual Church Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 27, at 11:30 AM in the Friendship Hall and online via Zoom. Our Church Council and Financial Oversight Committee will be giving us updates, and we’ll be approving the new church budget for the upcoming fiscal year. All church members are strongly encouraged to attend. If you’ll be joining the meeting from home, please be sure to email Julie Ridl (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive the Zoom link. You can also email Julie to request a copy of the budget for review, and click below to download a copy of last year's meeting minutes, which will be approved at the start of this year's meeting.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
13- Kathy Austin, Austin Belschner, Ash Middleton, 16- Marjorie Reiman, Marcy Weston
Birthday and Anniversary cards are a great way we can continue to reach out to one another during this time. If you wish to mail a card to one of our church members, addresses can be found in our Church Directory. If you don't have a directory, please let us know, and we will email one to you.
Margaret and Dave Bazany and their daughter, Jennifer; Sarah Johnson Lock; Linda Masten (Mark Reiman's friend); Pam Carr (Debra Carr's sister); Vicki Latham (Ruth VandenBosch's cousin); Sarah Ver Meulen (Susan Fleming's Daughter); Mike VerMerris and all of Luke Burnett's family; Cole Hartman; Walt Lawrence; Shannon Connell; Dennis Konarski and the Konarski family; Mike Sneedon (Peg and Jack Donohue's friend); Pamela Chappell; Sandy Feldman; Tim Reineck, Matt Brazys, Suzanne Cook, and Ken Cassbon (friends of Pete Wehle and Pamela Chappell); Richie Czarnowski (Mark Reiman's friend); Dale Lower; Sherri Kanten (Ruth VandenBosch's friend); Michael (a friend of Dan Mack's); Myron (Wendy Hamlin's grandson, Fred Hamilin's great-grandson); Chris Stuart (Virginia Stuart's sister-in-law); Darren Dixon (Beverly and Orie Hawkes' nephew); Mary Elizabeth Loudin (friend of Laurie VandenBeldt); Chris Robinson (Peter and Kathleen Mueller's nephew); Gregg Kirchen (Sheryll and Greg VanPortfleet's friend); Daniel Ver Meulen (Susan Fleming's son); Marcia Sullivan (Jo Cooley's friend); Len Lynch (Kathleen Mueller's brother).
June 6, 2021
In-Person Attendees(!): 103
Viewers for June 6 Online Service Video: 328
Online Donations: $3,033.40
Collection Plate: $3,181
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