In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find
This Sunday's Service: "The Benefits of Doubt"
In this Sunday's Gospel reading for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, we hear the "Doubting Thomas" story. The apostle, Thomas, doesn't believe that Jesus has risen from the dead.
When it comes to our faith, we've been led to believe that doubting is an obstacle, when, in fact, the obstacle is certainty. The contemporary Christian writer, Anne Lamott, says: "The opposite of faith is not doubt. It is certainty."
Join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in-person or streaming live online), as we explore together "The Benefits of Doubt." Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Pamela Chappell.
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Last Week's Service
RISE & SHINE! On Easter morning, we rejoiced and rose up, for the Christ Light showed us the way to new life! Whatever challenges we have faced or are facing, we can always transform them in the spirit and message of Easter. The Light of Christ invites us to rise up and walk in the newness of life. This resurrecting power restores and uplifts us. Please enjoy our Easter Service, when we gathered together in a celebration of resurrection and transformation! Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black, Jeff Spangler, and Nancy Plantinga
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Hazardous Household Waste Day, May 24
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 email@example.com. Thank you for helping us keep our corner of the world clean!
Jack Ridl Workshop, Take 2, on May 2, 7pm
Memorial Service for Paul Murphy, May 10, 11 AM
New Member Class, May 15
4 Paws Lakeshore Fundraiser to support Wishbone Pet Rescue, June 4
6:00pm - 10:30pm
The Cottage at The Ravines
3520 Palmer Dr
This year's fundraiser will feature indoor and outdoor spaces, music, a new menu of hearty appetizers, cocktails, adoptable pets, and new ways to help Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance be the voice of Allegan County's homeless animals. Join us for a great evening and find out how you can help. Masquerade masks are optional but so much more fun!
RSVP to attend or learn how to upport this event here: https://www.4pawslakeshore.org/events-609141.html
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
Minutes and Pastor's Report
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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