Sunday Service welcomes Fred Stella
Our Pastor Sal is currently on sabbatical, and we have an amazing lineup of inspiring speakers in the coming weeks. This Sunday, Fred Stella, ordained outreach minister for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, will give the message.
Fred Stella began his spiritual search within the Hindu Dharma at the age of 15. He was initiated into his specific tradition more than 20 years ago. His training includes time spent in temples and ashrams both here and in India. He has given lectures, facilitated workshops and retreats at schools, churches and in the private sector. Fred is on the adjunct faculty of Muskegon Community College, where he is an instructor of Hatha Yoga. He is also president of Interfaith Dialogue Association, and hosts its weekly radio program on Religion and Spirituality, Common Threads on local NPR affiliate, WGVU. Fred also sits on the advisory boards of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute and the West Michigan chapter of the ACLU, where he often consults on freedom of religion issues.
We hope you can join us this Sunday at 10 AM for an inspiring message from Fred, and uplifting music by Hannah Huggett, and Peter Black.
Kudos for Bringing the Light!
Our fourth Sabbatical service, full of light, welcome, and pancakes! And so it was, thanks and KUDOS to Nancy Plantinga and all of our musicians, service volunteers and Pancake breakfast crew. Thanks to all!! (And on palindrome day, as we do every day, we are thinking of Pastor Sal and Gregg, and sending our light out to them!)
Prayers for DUCC from UCC Grand West Assoc.
This Sunday the churches of the United Church of Christ Grand West Association are praying for DUCC and Pastor Sal, as part of its practice to encourage the churches in our region to pray for one another. Feel the strength and love coming from all of these churches.
Kudos to John Willming and Pancake Crew
Special KUDOS to John Willming, Fred Hamlin, Dave Miedema, Larry Fuerst, Sue Scott, Lynn Snyder, Bob Kennedy, Sidney Matheis, and Alan Weathers for another great Pancake Breakfast that filled every seat in the house and gave us a chance to feel warm and light on a February day. Yummy!
PFLAG Meetings February and March!
PFLAG Holland/Lakeshore meets Fri, Feb 21, 7 pm, support; 8:10 pm program: Finn Marcks and Carlos Garay-Negron will discuss the importance of using correct pronouns and other tips for allies of the transgender community. They are board members of the Grand Rapids Trans Foundation. We meet at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Avenue.
Gender SAFE (Supporting All For Equality), support group for the transgender/gender diverse community, family and allies, meets:
Fri., February 21, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave., Holland.
Sat., March 7, 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Out On The Lakeshore, 451 Columbia Ave., Holland.
New Campus Calendar
Bookmark this DUCC Campus Calendar to stay up to date on everything that's happening in this busy church!
Printouts of the online calendar now replace the old calendars in the Friendship Hall. You may still write in dates on the paper copy to reserve a room, but the easiest way to reserve is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the time, date, and name of your event. Julie will reserve your spot or find one for you if your first choice is taken.
52 Ways to Care for Creation: Week 7
52 WAYS TO CARE FOR CREATION: WEEK 7: USE GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS
Did you know some cleaning products have toxic chemicals that can harm your health as well as pollute the environment? Check out the UCC's Cleanliness and Godliness Toolkit, below, for ideas on greener cleaning. Catch up on the 52 ways (one each week) here: http://www.creationjustice.org/blog/52-ways-to-care-for-creation
Special Sunday Music: