In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service: "Choosing Joy"
One of the "Fruits of the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22-23) is JOY. We sometimes think that experiencing joy is an outside/in process, but as the Pixar movie, Inside Out, demonstrates, it's just the opposite. In John 15:11, Jesus says, "I have told you all of these things so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete." Come join us on Sunday at 10 AM, as we learn the "5-3-1" Method for re-training our brains to choose joy. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Pamela Chappell, who'll perform the title track from her CD, "Joy in My Heart."
The Sunday morning service will be recorded and posted later in the day to our church's website and YouTube channel.
Last Week's Service Video -- "Celebrate Your Independence!"
Last Sunday we celebrated "Independence Day." America is the land of the free, but what does a life of spiritual freedom really look like? Click above for our "Independence Sunday" service, when we celebrated liberty and justice and spiritual freedom for all. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Stan Greene.
Click here to read, listen to, watch, and share Pastor Sal's homily.
Quiet Contemplation Services Restart on Thursdays at 5:30
Quiet Contemplation Services have restarted and will be held each week on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. This is a time each week to "Be Still and Know," practice contemplative prayer, or simply sit in the quiet of our church for an hour to still the mind in community. Deep thanks to church members Paul Burdick and Dan Mack for guiding this weekly service.
New Members Class: July 18
If you are interested in becoming a member of our church, we will be holding a New Members Class on Sunday, July 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 88 Spring Street, the house behind the church. All are welcome to attend. (If you would like to become a member, but are unable to attend the class, please email Pastor Sal at pastor@DouglasUCC.org).
Rummage Sale to benefit DUCC, August 14, Volunteers Needed!
Our dear friend Myron Freund left instructions that his possessions be sold and the proceeds from the sale be donated to Douglas UCC. So we will have a Rummage sale at the retreat house on August 14, 10am to 3pm. We won't be pricing anything, just asking for donations for the items you adopt.
We will need volunteers to help us set up the sale in the yard, and manage the donations. If you can help, please send word by email to email@example.com.
SDFAI exhibit at the History Center, Docents Needed!
The Saugatuck Douglas Fennville Arts Initiative is sponsoring an exhibit titled, "Art of the People: Anishinaabe Contemporary Artists," which will open on July 1st at the Saugatuck Douglas History Center. It will feature seven local artists from the Anishinaabe culture who will share sculpture, paintings, beadwork, and mixed media art work. If you are willing to serve as a docent for this exhibit that runs from July 1 through October 10, please contact Maryjo Lemanski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Clark (email@example.com). You will be able to select dates that work for you and should plan to attend a training on June 30 at 1pm at the Old School House. Download the letter below for more details for docents.
UCC Synod is Online this year.