September is Creation Month. This Sunday, we are going to be focusing on the "Spirituality of Animals." A gift from God, animals are our spiritual teachers. Come join us this Sunday at 10 AM, as we explore this sacred gift. Special Music: "Colors of the Wind" by Hailey Huggett.
The month of September is Creation Month. Our Douglas UCC Creation Justice Team is facilitating a highway clean-up on Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. till noon, and on Tuesday, September 17, from 4 to 7 p.m.. Then, on Saturday, September 21, there will be a clean-up of Oval Beach. If you can help with the highway and/or beach clean-ups this month, please sign the sheets in the Friendship Hall on Sunday. Thank you.
Watch the latest message from our UCC General Minister and President, Rev. John Dorhauer.
The CROP Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday, October 6. We hope you will consider taking part as a walker and/or sponsor. Visit www.crophungerwalk.org/douglasmi/duccto sign-up as a walker or to contribute as a sponsor.
As we heard from Greg Sherman last Sunday, our Pastoral Relations Committee is seeking volunteers to help with Sunday worship while Pastor Sal is on sabbatical next year. We need people to do the welcome and announcements, lead "Joys & Concerns," and preside over Communion. If you'd like to volunteer, please sign the sheets in the Friendship Hall. Thanks!
On Friday, September 20, Climate Strikes will be happening all around the globe. Our 12 year-old Douglas UCC churchgoer, Hannah Huggett, is facilitating the local Climate Strike which kicks off at 7 PM at the Holland Area Arts Council. All are welcome to participate.
On Sunday, September 22, at noon, authors Larry and Sandy Feldman will be coming to the Douglas UCC Friendship Hall to discuss their latest book, Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide. The book provides a review of theory and research on methods to reduce prejudice and describes ways to bring together people from all racial groups to share positive experiences. A free-will donation will be taken. All are welcome.
On Saturday, September 14, more than 70 classic cars will roll through downtown Douglas and Saugatuck as part of “There’s Something About Saugatuck” LGBT collector car event from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Come out and cheer on the car cruise as it travels through the our communities!
On Wednesday, September 18, from 6 to 8 PM, there will be a fundraiser for Arbor Circle at Coast 236 Restaurant in Saugatuck. Arbor Circle helps homeless LGBTQ youth in West Michigan. The evening includes live music, a strolling dinner, and a brief program presentation.
Tickets are $100 per person and are available at Arbor Circle Fundraiser Tickets.
Our very own Pastor Sal will be one of six speakers taking part in "Failure Lab" at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m.. "Failure Lab" is like TED Talk, only the focus is on personal stories of failure. This will be a powerful evening of music and story-telling. Afterwards, mix and mingle with the storytellers and performers during the after-party under the outdoor pavilion with craft beer and drinks, and a special menu from local restaurants. Tickets are $25 and are available at the SCA box-office or online at www.sc4a.org.
Watch last Sunday's Music & Message:
Financial Stewardship Report:
September 8: Attendance: 148 Collection: $1,387.60 Online: $2,096.71 Total: $3,484.31
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