The Sunday is Labor Sunday, a day to lift up workers, celebrate their contributions, and support their struggles. It is also a day to commit ourselves to improving jobs so that all workers have wages, benefits, and work hours that allow them to be self-sufficient and live lives of wholeness. All in attendance with receive a pin (pictured above) from the UCC, which reads: "Every Worker Deserves a Living Wage: So All God's People May Thrive." Please join us this Sunday at 9 AM or 11 AM for an inspiring message and uplifting music, featuring a special performance from singer/songwriter, Pamela Chappell. Coffee Hour outside between the two services.
This Sunday will be our last Sunday with two services until next summer.
Starting on September 8, we will go back to one Sunday service at 10 a.m.
We're having so much fun at Sunday Coffee Hour, outside between the two services!
We have been sharing the abundance from our gardens at our "Gardening is Giving" table.
Thank you to our church member, Chris Maitner, for designing, crafting, and installing the beautiful new handrail on our church's altar.
We are so grateful for his talent and generosity.
Last Thursday was the final Douglas Social of the summer. Our Douglas UCC Food Booth was a big hit all summer. We took in a total of $1,672 in donations at the socials this season. Thank you to all who came out in support, and thank you to our Food Booth Team: Gregg Smith, Larry LaBine, Greg Harvath, Gemina Petruzzelli, Ed Korson, Peter & Kathleen Mueller, Annie Hotwagner & Marty Coffin.
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Our Pastor Sal will be one of six speakers taking part in “Failure Lab” at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m.. “Failure Lab” is like TEDx, only the focus is on personal stories of failure. This will be a powerful evening of music and storytelling. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.sc4a.org/failure-lab.
Seeking Volunteers for Car Event- On Saturday, September 14, the Michigan Indiana LGBT Collector Car Club will be here in Saugatuck/Douglas as part of their annual visit. This year, for the first time ever, about 70 of the classic cars will parade through downtown Douglas and Saugatuck. Around 24 volunteers are needed to spend two hours helping to route this procession through the streets. Teams of two will be assigned specific locations to direct traffic as the cars move through. You will be needed from 6 to 8 pm. Please sign-up in the Friendship Hall on Sunday if you can help. Thanks.
Thank you to Nancy Plantinga and the Huggett Sisters (Hannah, Hailey, and Molly) for the wonderful Offertory song last Sunday. You can watch it at the link below:
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Financial Stewardship Report:
August 25: Attendance: 158 (9 AM: 94 + 11 AM: 64)
Collection: $1,267 Online: $3,487.16 Total: $4,754.16
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