This Sunday, we will celebrate the Epiphany, when the Magi followed the Star of Wonder and were guided to that Perfect Light. Who were the Magi, and how does their story apply to our lives today? Come join us on Sunday at 10 AM, as we explore together the "Journey of the Magi." Message: Pastor Sal. Special Music: Pamela Chappell.
Mid-year Congregational Meeting: Jan 5, 11:30AM, Friendship Hall
Congregational Meeting: A Congregational Meeting will be held in the Friendship Hall on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at 11:30 AM. We will be approving updates to the Church Constitution (copies are currently available for review in the Friendship Hall), as well as viewing architectural plans for potential church campus expansion. All church members are strongly encouraged to attend. Can't make it? We will livestream the event on Facebook, or you can dial in! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Alexa! Hey, Siri! Play Douglas UCC, The Podcast
Got voice recognition on your home speakers or car or phone? Just ask, and the Douglas UCC Podcast will play for you. Say, "Alexa! Play the Podcast "Messages from Douglas UCC," or "Hey, Siri! Play the Douglas UCC Podcast!" Now you can listen to Pastor Sal's messages wherever you are. Namaste!
A Taste of Stephen's Ministry: January 9 at 6 PM
Next month, we hope to begin training a new group of Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who go through 50 hours of training in order to serve as lay ministers, visiting our church members in need. If you'd like to learn more, we hope you will join us on Thursday, January 9, at 6 PM in our Friendship Hall for "A Taste of Stephen Ministry." Please sign the sheet in the Friendship Hall on Sunday if you plan on attending.
2020 Saugatuck/Douglas Women's March and DUCC Service: January 17 18
Saugatuck Douglas Women's March 2020 is becoming a larger event of community celebration & sisterhood:
Friday, January 17:
6 PM Voter registration and pre-screening poster making at Saugatuck Center for the Arts.
7 PM FREE screening of the film “Knock Down the House” at Saugatuck Center for the Arts [more time for post-screening poster making].
Saturday, January 18:
“MEET ME IN DOUGLAS” Schedule:
10AM - 1PM Women’s Business: Merchants will be extending hours and support by opening early, offering solidarity and by spotlighting women in business and/or products made by women.
HERstory: a pop-up exhibition of local women leaders, local social change, highlighting women business owners.
11-12:30 AM Toast to Tenacity: Restaurants in downtown Douglas host brunches featuring keynote speakers.
Fire Circle: March participants will gather at Beery Field in downtown Douglas around fire pits to network and prepare for the march.
Noon - Intention Setting Service at Douglas UCC, 56 Wall Street
1 PM – Saugatuck/Douglas Women’s March
The march begins in Beery Field in downtown Douglas and will end at Coast 236 in downtown Saugatuck.
Women featured in Douglas galleries, Library & City Hall
Douglas businesses will feature women makers, musicians & shop owners.
Creation Justice: "Dark Skies" Speaker, Jan. 21, 6:30 PM
On January 21 at 6:30 pm, please come to hear Peter Burkey speak on the over-lighting of our skies and the effect this trend has had on our health and the health of neighboring species. The event will be held in the Friendship Hall, where you can sign up to let us know you will attend the event. Peter has been a supporter of the International Dark Sky Association for decades and is an advocate for quality, dark-sky-friendly lighting. His talk will include information on the effects of poor lighting and how they can be remedied. For more information, visit this event at the Creation Justice Team Blog.
A True North Christmas
True North Women's Group celebrated Christmas and each other, as they grow in numbers and grow spiritually together. New members are always welcome.
Watch Last Sunday's Music and Message:
Financial Stewardship Report:
December 29: Attendance: 120
Collection Plate: $1,078
Online Giving: $1,530.74
Christmas Ornaments: $53
Christmas Eve Service: $1,052
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