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This Sunday's Service: "Spiritually Reborn"
This Sunday, we'll put our focus on the gospel reading for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, in which Jesus says that no one can enter into the Kingdom of Heaven unless they are born again.
What did Jesus mean by this? What does it mean to be "born again"?
Join us on Sunday at 10 AM (either in person or streaming live on YouTube) as we explore how the Season of Lent can provide the perfect opportunity for us to become spiritually reborn. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black and Max Brown.
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Last Sunday'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 enjoy last Sunday's service, when we prepared ourselves spiritually for the sacred season of Lent. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black and Brenda Marcy.
Thank You, Art Guild
Thank you to our church's amazing Art Guild for the beautiful Lenten installation. We are grateful to Jim Bailey, Josephine Berault, Floyd Fleming, Greg Harvath, Gemina Petruzzelli, and Chris Maitner for their gifts, talents, and service to our church.
Bowling Party Photos
Last Friday, we celebrated our Douglas UCC musicians and A/V volunteers with a Bowling Party at Alley's in Douglas.
Maundy Thursday Sign-Up
Our annual Maundy Thursday supper will be held on April 6 at 6 PM in the Friendship Hall, followed by a service in the church. If you plan on attending, please sign the sheet in the Friendship Hall or email Julie Ridl.
Safety & Wellness Team Survey
Our church member, Wendy Hamlin, is forming a new Safety & Wellness Team at Douglas UCC. To make sure the team is addressing the concerns and needs of our congregation, she has prepared a survey for the congregation. It takes just 5 minutes to complete. Please take a moment to fill out the survey form by clicking the button below!
Gun Control Action from the Social Justice Team
Our faith gives us rituals and voice to grieve with those who are mourning gun violence in this country. But it also instructs us to let our prayers become actions. To not just lament, but work to build a world restored. We are not powerless in making these changes; we can take steps to reduce gun violence. One way is to tell our elected leaders to take immediate action.
Church member Barb Lucier, a member of the Social Justice team, has prepared letters we can sign to let our leaders know that we want and expect better control over firearms in this country. You can find these letters in the Friendship Hall this Sunday, or if you choose to, use the UCC's online tool to send a letter to your representatives by hitting the button below.