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This Sunday's Service: "Father's Day & Juneteenth"
This Sunday, we will be celebrating both Father's Day and Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. We will be putting our on focus on the gospel reading from Sunday's lectionary, in which Jesus calls the first apostles to go out and declare that the Kingdom of Heaven has come near.
Please join us on Sunday at 10 AM (either in-person or streaming live online) for an inspiring message from Pastor Sal Sapienza and uplifting music from Peter Black and Nancy Plantinga.
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Last Week's Service
In the gospel reading from last Sunday's lectionary, a woman suffering from hemorrhages for 12 years is miraculously healed as she touches the hem of Jesus's garment. He tells the woman, "Take heart, for your faith has made you well."
Enjoy last Sunday's service, when we explored the healing miracles in the gospels, and how we, too, can experience miracles in own lives when we believe. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler
KUDOS to David Geen for Planting our Zinnias!
Thank you to church member, David Geen, for planting the zinnias in front of the church this year in memory of Jim Shewell, who planted them for many years.
July Coffee Hour Treats Needed!
Thanks to all who work our Coffee Hour Coordinator, Joyce Wright! The sign-up sheet for treats for July is waiting for us in Friendship Hall, but with too few names on it! If you can provide treats for coffee hour in July, please sign up there, or connect with Joyce (you will find her contact information in the Membership Directory.)
Volunteers Needed for Venetian Fest!
Church member Jack Ridl is teaching an Art on the Meadow workshop at Oxbow entitled "Here's What Matters," Saturday, June 24, 9a.m- 5 p.m.
The day-long workshop includes lunch on campus. Workshop participants will spend the day exploring, through their preferred form of writing, the things that have profoundly impacted their own lives – whether they are funny, traumatic, serious, sorrowful, or joyous. Using Jack’s prompts, writers will first talk with one another about what subject they have chosen. Then, they will have time to explore that choice in writing, after which the group will engage in a delightful debriefing about what showed up as they wrote, culminating in a deeply memorable day.
Gun Violence Awareness March, Grand Haven, June 17
Opera MODO presents DxN Pasquale at DUCC June 17
D[x]n Pasquale is a new English translation of Donizetti's classic Don Pasquale. Translated from its original libretto, this new LGBTQ+ translation tells the story of a young, nonbinary artist, their intolerant, miserly aunt, and two trusted confidantes with a plan to change it all. When Dawn Pasquale tries to disenfranchise their one remaining family member, Ernesto, on the basis of prejudice, Norina and Malatesta resort to hilariously extreme measures of drag, distractions, and deception to try to open Pasquale's mind and heart.
In celebration of Pride Month, D[x]n Pasquale uproots traditional operatic standards of gender and relationships with the familiar devices of disguise and deceit to celebrate the beautiful athleticism of bel canto singing and to tell a radically inclusive story of love and acceptance.
Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at the link below!
Forest Bathing: A Guided Experience, July 8
On Saturday, July 8, join Katie Venechuk (of In Your Element), at either 10.30 am or 12.30 pm for a gentle 90-minute interaction with nature in a local park. Directions will be provided to participants after registration. Although there is no charge for this program, space is limited, so please call or email the library to reserve your spot.
Tickets are on Sale! West Shore Aware Gala, August 19
Birthdays & Anniversaries
June 17- Gordon Stannis, 18- Kirsten Stannis, 19- Gordon & Kirsten Stannis,
20- Jack Klott, 22- Lewis Corbin, 24- Katy Lemanski Loster
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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