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This Sunday's Service: Palm/Passion Sunday
This Sunday begins Holy Week, the most sacred time on the Christian Church calendar. On Sunday, we will focus on two processions: one of cheers and palms (Jesus's procession into Jerusalem) and one of jeers and pain (Jesus's procession to the cross), a reminder that both light and darkness are part of the spiritual journey.
Join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in-person or streaming live online) for this very powerful Holy Week service. All in attendance will receive palm branches. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler.
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Last Sunday's Service
In the gospel reading for the 5th Sunday in Lent, Jesus's friend, Mary of Bethany, anoints his feet with costly perfume. But, Judas asks, "Why should an expensive ointment be wasted in such an extravagant gesture when it could be sold and the money used to feed the needy?" Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we explored what it means to "Love Wastefully." Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Nancy Plantinga.
Click here to read, watch, listen to, and share Pastor Sal's Homily.
Spirit Journey to Sedona, Arizona
The Douglas UCC Creation Justice Team has scheduled our highway cleanup for 9am on April 23. We are looking for many hands to work together to make light work of cleaning up our three miles of highway. Sign up on the sheet in the Friendship Hall or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping us keep our corner of the world clean!
CJT Movie Night: The City Dark, April 27, 6:30pm
Saugatuck Douglas Art Club, Tableaux Vivant!, April 13, 6pm
6 to 8:30 pm
Wednesday April 13
Help us Fill our Altar with Easter Lilies to Honor Loved Ones
Donate to Help Ukrainians
All donations will be deposited into the International Disasters fund designated for “Ukraine Relief.” Your generous financial support will be used by our partners in the areas of greatest need. One can also mail a check made payable to the United Church of Christ PO BOX 71957 Cleveland, OH 44194. Please be sure to note “Ukraine Relief Fund” on your check in the memo section.
Read more about how you can support the UCC's drive for the people of Ukraine here.
Save the Date, DUCC's 140th Anniversary Block Party, June 5
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Birthday and Anniversary cards are a great way we can reach out to one another. If you wish to mail a card to one of our church members, addresses can be found in our Church Directory.
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