This Sunday's Service: "Choosing Life"
In Sunday's gospel reading from Deuteronomy, we hear the words, "See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. Choose life." The choice is ours.
Join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in-person or streaming live online) as we explore the ways to "choose life" each and every day. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Stan Greene.
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Last Sunday's Service
In the gospel reading for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany, Jesus continues his famous "Sermon on the Mount" by telling us that we are "salt of the earth" and "light of the world." What exactly did he mean by this? Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we explored what it means to be "Salt and Light." Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black and Elizabeth Estes.
Help for Turkey and Syria
The news continues to unfold about the devastating earthquake on the border of Turkey and Syria. The death toll continues to rise – numbers are pointing to over 17,000 – depending on the source. This is shattering news and adds to the challenges of the war in this area for over a decade.
Immediately after the earthquake, the UCC posted a prayer and short statement in response to this crisis. While the earthquake was on the border, the tremors were felt as far away as Lebanon and Cyprus. At this time, we are issuing an appeal to help recovery efforts in Turkey and Syria. It is hard to tell what other areas are affected or the extent of the damage from this seismic event.
Amid this current uncertainty, you can be certain that with your financial support the United Church of Christ will be there helping those in need. To support this effort, you can give online by following the button below, or text UCCDISASTER to 41444. You can also mail a check made payable to the United Church of Christ, PO BOX 71957 Cleveland, OH 44194. Please be sure to note “Turkey and Syria” on your check in the memo section.
All donations will be deposited into the International Emergency fund designated for “Turkey and Syria Earthquake Response”. Your generous financial support will be used by our partners in the areas of greatest need, for relief and long-term recovery.
John Pavlovitz at Douglas UCC: March 11