In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Week's Service, "The Kingdom of Heaven"
In this Sunday's gospel message, Jesus gives four parables to explain the Kingdom of Heaven. He compares it to a mustard seed in the ground; a pearl inside a shell; yeast inside of bread; and a treasure hidden in a field. What does this all mean?
Join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in person or streaming live online), as we explore these parables together and how they point to the location of the Kingdom of Heaven. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black, Jeff Spangler, and Lauri Donaldson
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Last Week's Service
Last Sunday, we explored the Old Testament passage from the lectionary: the story of "Jacob's Ladder." In it, Jacob has a dream of a long ladder connecting the earthly realm with the spiritual realm. Did you know that you, too, have access to Jacob's Ladder? Please enjoy Pastor Sal's exploration of the steps of "Spiritual Ascension." Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black and Nancy Plantinga
Volunteer Request from Douglas Cove
Douglas Cove is looking for volunteer visitors for their residents who need more interaction and time outside. If you are that person or know people who may wish to serve this way, connect with Bridget Fritz, the Cove's Life Enrichment Director, by phone: 269-857-2141, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's Next in Campus Stewardship
“This Little Church That’s Been Entrusted to Our Care”
As outlined at our Annual Meeting, there are many areas of our church campus in need of important repair and updating. Here's our wish list:
88 Spring Street
Sanctuary and Friendship Hall
We hope to fund these projects through targeted gifts totalling $79, 725 to complete them all.
You can keep watch on our funding goals here in the E-Pistle. Meanwhile, consider if you can support these needed improvements. You can donate online at the button below, or post a check with “DUCC Campus Stewardship” in the memo line to: Douglas UCC, PO Box 519, Douglas, MI 49406.
August 24, Douglas Social, Booth Volunteers Needed!
Summer time is Social Time! We are looking for a few volunteers to help in our Douglas Social Food Booth, Thursday, August 24, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Saugatuck/Douglas History Center. We will be co-hosting the event with our friends at Unity on the Lakeshore. If you can help, please use the sign-up sheet in the Friendship Hall, oremail Julie Ridl to sign on.
Resilience Blue Star Bash, July 27
Resilience, whose mission is to respond to, reduce, and prevent domestic and sexual violence in Ottawa and Allegan counties, are holding their second annual fundraiser here in Saugatuck on July 27, at Ivy House. If you would like to donate to their auctions or have questions about the event, e-mail DanielleE@ResilienceMI.org. For tickets, hit that red button below!
2nd Annual Blue Star Bash
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Ivy House – Saugatuck, MI
Ticket link below!
Blue Star Bash will feature live music by Desmond Jones, food trucks, delicious drinks, raffles, silent auctions, a 50/50, and a wine pull!
Thanks to Howard Miller, Empowerment Partner for Blue Star Bash this year!
Call for Altar Flowers
Summer is here, and so are the blossoms! If you would like to dress our altar with lovely blooms, see the Altar Flower sign-up sheet in the Friendship Hall. Just write your name and a note next to the date, and tell us if you would like your flowers to hold the memory of a special event or a loved one. Or email Julie Ridl to help you.
Volunteers needed for Venetian Fest!