In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday: "Open & Affirming" Sunday
June is Gay Pride Month, and this Sunday, we celebrate "Open & Affirming" Sunday in the United Church of Christ. Douglas UCC is proud to be among the first churches to become recognized as an Open & Affirming church, affirming the full inclusion of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons (LGBT) in the church's life and ministry.
Pease join us this Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the spiritual gifts with which the LGBTQ community blesses our church family and our world. 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
In the gospel reading from last Sunday's lectionary, the apostles are in a boat during a storm, and they are gripped with fear. Jesus calms the storm with the words, "Peace, be still."
Often, when we are in the storms of life and our world is being rocked, we, too, are overcome with fear. The Good News is that Jesus gives us the tools to transform our fear into faith.
Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we learned the path to "Fear-Less Living."
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Max Brown.
Click here to read, listen to, watch, and share last week's homily.
DUCC Annual Congregational Meeting is
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New Members Class: Sunday, July 18
LGBTQ+ -friendly AA meetings starting up July 2
Lakeshore Community Chorus
Summer Concert, July 2, 7pm
SDFAI exhibit at the History Center
UCC Synod is Online this year: July 11-18
Click here to review the 50 powerful workshops being offered, and to register for the event: www.generalsynod.org/
At General Synod, the church gathers to discern the Spirit’s calling in this present day. General Synod 33 will begin on July 11, 2021, with opening worship and will continue through July 18, 2021. Although General Synod convenes to conduct the business of the Church, we approach this work in a spirit of worship. In that spirit, continuing throughout Synod, we invite the entire church to join us in prayer for our gathered time together.
Each day the Rev. Janet Ross, national setting chaplain, will provide a prayer request on the UCC.org homepage. We invite you to incorporate the prayer requests into your daily prayer practices or to pray daily for General Synod as the Spirit leads. We are praying for the manifestation of God’s presence and power among us as we attend to the work of the church. We are praying for restorative times of worship and witness. We pray that every attendee will find in our offerings loving affirmations of belonging. We pray for courage. We pray for joy. We pray for wisdom. We pray for our resolutions. We pray for love. We pray for smooth technology. We pray for patience and grace.
We simply ask that you pray for the church. Because of our faith, we know our prayers will reach God and the hearts of those who gather.
Men's Group Trip to Gilmore Car Museum, July 19
Birthdays & Anniversaries
July 2- Jane Brodt, Greg Harvath, 3- Dan Ryan
Birthday and Anniversary cards are a great way we can continue to 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. If you don't have a directory, please let us know, and we will email one to you.
June 20, 2021
In-Person Attendance: 88
Viewers for June 20 Online Service Videos: 665
Online Donations: $3,111.47
Collection Plate: $412.00
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