Sunday Service with Lynne Snyder
Our Pastor Sal is currently on sabbatical, and we have an amazing lineup of inspiring speakers through the end of March (see schedule below). This Sunday, our church member Lynne Snyder will give the message, with special music programming by Elizabeth Estes and Peter Black.
Lynne Snyder has spent all of her professional life in Education. She earned a BA at Michigan State University; an MA at Western Michigan University; and a Ph.D. at Wayne State University. Lynne worked as a vocal music teacher and secondary education teacher in Mt. Clemens, MI., and a professor, administrator, and consultant, mostly in the field of Special Education. She has worked through the University of North Dakota with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians at Belcourt, ND., as an administrator at Central Michigan University, as a professor and Department Chair at Central Connecticut State University, a professor of special Education in the areas of Learning Disabilities and Emotional Impairment at Eastern Kentucky University, and Hope College, and as a consultant for students with Emotional Impairments.
Please join us at 10am for worship!
KUDOS for Last Sunday
Thanks so much for joining us this past Sunday! Kudos to everyone, especially to Fred Stella for providing our message, to Hanna and Nancy and Peter for the music and to all of our service volunteers at the front and back of the house for making our fifth Sabbatical Service a success.
Pflag Meetings, February 21
PFLAG Holland/Lakeshore meets Fri, Feb 21, 7 pm, support; 8:10 pm program: Finn Marcks and Carlos Garay-Negron will discuss the importance of using correct pronouns and other tips for allies of the transgender community. They are board members of the Grand Rapids Trans Foundation. We meet at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Avenue.
Gender SAFE (Supporting All For Equality), support group for the transgender/gender diverse community, family and allies, meets:
Fri., February 21, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave., Holland.
Sat., March 7, 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Out On The Lakeshore, 451 Columbia Ave., Holland.
Thanks Social Justice Team for "The Sentence."
Thanks to the Social Justice team for hosting a viewing of The Sentence last week. This award-winning documentary is available on streaming services, if you missed it. The follow-on conversation, moderated by Bob Kenny, was productive, and will inspire more work and opportunities for outreach by the Social Justice Team.
How to Write to Your Local Representatives...
During the discussion following "The Sentence," church members described the importance of reaching out to our elected officials to share our values as Christians and express to them what we expect of our government, especially on issues of our moral standing as a community, state, and country. To that end, here is a reminder of how to find the names and addresses of your local representatives, wherever you are. As people of conscience, we believe we must stand up and speak our truth. This link at the League of Women Voters' website makes it simple. Just enter your zip code. No other information is necessary.
Michigan's Primary is March 10. Check your Registration and Polling Place. Help a Neighbor.
March 10 is our Michigan Presidential Primary. We'll go to the polls to help determine who will be on the ballot in November. This handy website will help us make sure we are registered to vote, and will help us help others check on their voting status and find their polling places. Check it out: Vote411.org
How Many Congregants Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?
It's week 8 in the UCC's 52 Ways to Care for Creation challenge: CFL and LED bulbs can emit 25-80% less energy than traditional incandescents, plus they last longer! Consider this greener alternative when it comes time to replenishing/replacing your home and office bulbs and fixtures.
Sabbatical Half-Way Mark! Here's What's Ahead!
Can you believe we're almost half-way through Sabbatical Season already? Here's a reminder of our speaker schedule ahead. And when you want to check quickly, just head to this link on the DUCC Website: https://www.douglasucc.org/sunday-messages--music.html
February 9: Attendance: 78
Collection Plate: $865, Retreat House: $160, Church/Hall Use: $200,
Misc. Income $120, Pancake Breakfast $96.58, Online Giving: $2,377