In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday: "Open & Affirming" Sunday
Every year on the last Sunday in June, United Church of Christ congregations around the country celebrate "Open & Affirming" Sunday.
Over 30 years ago, Douglas UCC was among the very first churches in the entire United States to become recognized as an "Open & Affirming" church, meaning that we are a congregation that welcomes and celebrates the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in our church's life and ministry. All in attendance on Sunday will receive a free Douglas UCC "Love is Love" button (pictured above).
Pease join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in-person or streaming live online), as we celebrate the special spiritual gifts with which the LGBTQ+ community blesses our church family, our Saugatuck/Douglas community, and our world. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler
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Last Sunday's Service Video — 3rd Sunday after Pentecost: "Father's Day & Juneteenth"
Last Sunday we will celebrated both Father's Day and Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. We put our on focus on the gospel reading from Sunday's lectionary, in which Jesus calls the first apostles to go out and declare that the Kingdom of Heaven has come near. Please enjoy the service video, with an inspiring message from Pastor Sal Sapienza and uplifting music from Peter Black and Nancy Plantinga.
Thank You for Helping Children First Lakeshore!
Douglas United Church of Christ presented a $5,000 check to Children First Lakeshore, a Saugatuck/Douglas-based non-profit dedicated to feeding children affected by hunger throughout Allegan County. Pictured (left to right) Janet Schmidt, Glen McNeil, Joe Blodgett, Jim Sellman, Pastor Sal Sapienza, Beverly Hawkes, Michael Mok, George Stoutin.
This Sunday! DUCC Annual Meeting,