In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service: "Divine Healing"
The gospel reading (John 5:1-9) from the lectionary for the Sixth Sunday of Easter is all about the miraculous healing of the man at the Pool of Bethesda. Are there really such miraculous places of healing?
Join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in-person or streaming live online) as we explore the healing miracles in the gospels, and how we can, too, can experience "Divine Healing" in our own lives today. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black, Stan Greene, and harpist, Joan Donaldson
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Last Week's Service
In the gospel reading from the lectionary for the 5th Sunday of Easter, Jesus gives us a new commandment: "Love One Another." All of the other commandments, he said, can be summed up in this one new commandment. Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we learned how to love one another in a world so divided. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Bob Ruddy, Jeff Spangler, and Nancy Plantinga
Click here to read, listen to, watch, and share Pastor Sal's homily.
DUCC Welcomes Harpist Joan Donaldson
This Sunday, we welcome Paula Creswell from 70x7 Ministries who will be speaking with us after the service in the Friendship Hall about the "Cards for Prisoners" program and how you can become a pen pal. You can learn more: Cards for Prisoners
Hazardous Household Waste Day, May 24
Download the guidance sheet below for drop-off instructions and a list of eligible and ineligible items, and items that require fees. Residents MUST have an appointment to drop off HHW items.
At this time Styrofoam cannot be dropped off, but the HHW team expects to have a date in June when Styrofoam can be accepted. Watch this space for news!
Sign up to participate at https://bit.ly/nohazards
Meanwhile, volunteers are needed on the day of the collection. If you can help serve on that day, sign up at https://bit.ly/wasted22
Soul Collage Workshop with Rev. Ruth Zwald, June 11, 1 PM
Community Pride - June 1 thru 5
Annual Congregational Meeting,
June 26, 11:30 AM
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Qigong Classes, Wednesdays, 11:30 AM
I am excited to be offering Qigong in Douglas again this year. We will meet for the first time on Wednesday May 11 at 11:30 am. (Please note the day and time change) and will be meeting this year on the Retreat House lawn. We will gather throughout the summer months on Wednesdays unless the weather is rainy. The class is generally about 50 minutes long.
For those of you who are new to this practice, Qigong is a very simple but deep practice of movement, meditation, visualization and breathing techniques. Similar to Tai Chi, Qigong is rooted in Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts Practice. Different than Tai Chi in that you don’t have to memorize any forms! It is great for cultivating Self and Body Awareness, Stability, Balance, Ease of Movement and Joy and Peace! It is a very accessible practice for everyone.
As last year, I am offering the class on a donation basis but am requesting that you give a minimum of $5 in order to keep it sustainable. Many thanks to the church for supporting this class, and I am looking forward to seeing last year’s students again and welcome anyone to come try it out.
Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions
Kat VanHammen Katvanhammen@gmail.com
Minutes and Reports
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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