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This Sunday: "Lent Week 2: The Fullness of Life"
In John 10:10, Jesus said, "I have come so that you may have life, and have it to the full." As Joan Chittister reminds us in the quote above, the season of Lent is about becoming, doing, and changing whatever it is that is blocking the fullness of life in us right now. At this Sunday's "Video Worship Service," Pastor Sal will be giving an inspiring Progressive Christian message on what it truly means to experience "The Fullness of Life." Plus, there will be uplifting music from Peter Black and The Huggetts. We hope you will tune-in and join us online.
Tune in on Sunday at 10 AM via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or here on our website.
Last Week's Service
Last Sunday was the 1st Sunday in Lent. The 40 days of Lent are a time of spiritual preparation for us. Before Jesus began his ministry of teaching and healing, he spent 40 days and nights in the wilderness. The 40 days of Lent invite us to venture into the wilderness alone, to face our fears and to wrestle with the things that are keeping us from experiencing our greatest good and living life to the full. Please watch last Sunday's "Video Worship Service," when we prepared ourselves spiritually for the sacred season of Lent.
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jim Bailey.
Click here to read the text, listen to the podcast, and share last week's homily!
Pastor Sal on 'Saugatuck on Sunday,' FM 92.7
Saugatuck on Sunday is a community radio program that airs on 92.7 The Van. This past Sunday, Ingrid Scone served as guest co-host with Gregory Muncie as they interviewed our own Author, Speaker, and Pastor Sal. You can click here to listen to the interview.
National Day of Unplugging, March 5-6
Church Member Chris Clark invites you to observe this year's 'National Day of Unplugging' on March 5-6. To “unplug” is to refrain from using all digital devices and electronic media - phone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, television, camera, radio, and so on.
Unplugging gives you a break from the daily overload of stressful email, disturbing news, toxic commentary, misleading ads, inane videos, and spiteful social media. It’s a chance to explore healthier alternatives to tech. Where safe, it’s a day to interact with live human beings face-to-face.
Since 2009, there has been an “official” National Day of Unplugging, and in 2021 the time frame is March 5-6. You can pick an entire day, go from noon to noon, or slice it some other way. If you want, sign up at the NDU website. Otherwise, just unplug on your own. Download the NDU's ideas page, below for ideas of how you might spend all the extra time that day.
Cream of the Crop Walk, 2020!
This past week Church World Service released its annual "Cream of the CROP" list, featuring the top 100 CROP Walk teams in the United States. The DUCC team came in at #27! Congratulations to all of the participants and thank you to the donors, and KUDOS to Chris Clark for leading our team!
Lenten Devotionals Available at Retreat House and Online
Unity's Lenten Devotional
And here is another Lent devotional, organized around our friend and neighbor Mark Antony Lord's book, The Seven Living Words. Lord serves at Unity Church in Naples, Florida, and has a summer home in Douglas. The Unity Church has organized their 2021 Lenten Devotional around daily excerpts from Lord's book, presenting Jesus' final words from the cross as a guide to developing our own Christ attributes and to living from a higher spiritual awareness. Order the this devotional here. You can download an excerpt from the devotional below.
Centering Prayer Group during Lent, Wednesday Evenings at 5:30 pm
During the season of Lent,
Pastor Sal will be leading
a "Centering Prayer" meditation
via Zoom each Wednesday
evening from 5:30 PM to 6 PM.
If you are interested in
taking part in these sessions,
please email Julie for the
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