This Week's Homily by Nancy Plantinga: Out of the Darkness and Into the Light
Our Pastor Sal is currently on sabbatical, and we have an amazing lineup of inspiring speakers in the coming weeks. This Sunday, Nancy Plantinga, church member and music team member, will give her homily "Out of the Darkness and Into the Light." Nancy brings varied levels of speaking experience to the platform. She has served as clinician and workshop presenter to music education students and teachers throughout the United States and Canada. Nancy has given presentations to congregants and community residents at local Unity churches and Spiritual Centers. She is presently the director of the Lakeshore Community Chorus and owner and massage/energy practitioner at Natural Harmony Massage in Douglas. Nancy's goal is to help create natural balance and harmony in the body, mind and spirit of her clients, friends and family through massage, music, art and inspirational words.
We hope you can join us this Sunday at 10 AM for an inspiring message from Nancy, and uplifting music by Nancy, Kelly and Hannah Huggett, and Peter Black.
Kudos for January 26 Sabbatical Service!
Another warm and loving service in the books, and we find ourselves already a quarter of the way through Sabbatical Time. Thanks, everyone, for serving and leading and special thanks to Rev. Beth Rodenhouse for sharing her lessons.
The Sentence: Movie Night, February 6, 7pm
The Social Justice Team is showing a documentary illustrating the wide-ranging damages created by mandatory sentencing laws. Film maker Rudy Valdez documents the aftermath of his sister Cindy’s 15-year sentence for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend. Doors open at 6:30, movie begins at 7pm.
True Justice: Documentary Screening, March 11, 6pm, Herrick Public Library
Our Social Justice Team Recommends all of the works by author Bryan Stevenson, and encourages you attend this powerful documentary showing in Holland. TRUE JUSTICE: BRYAN STEVENSON’S FIGHT FOR EQUALITY examines his personal journey as a public defender in Alabama and director of the Equal Justice Initiative, who is working to bring justice to the incarcerated, wrongfully convicted and disadvantaged. This film weaves together Stevenson’s own story, those of his clients, and a history of injustice and complicity by our justice system to reveal how a narrative of racial inequality emerged in this country. Bryan challenges us to seek the truth, confront it, and work towards reconciliation.
New Campus Calendar!
Hey Folks, we've got a new online calendar on the website! You will find it under the "Calendar & E-pistle tab, or bookmark this link: https://www.douglasucc.org/events-calendar.html. Printouts of the online calendar now replace the old calendars in the Friendship Hall. You may still write in dates on the paper copy, but the easiest way to reserve a room 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.