Proverbs 29 says, "When there is no vision, the people perish." This Sunday, we will be exploring the "Power of Visioning." Jesus, the prophets, and other great visionaries all understood this spiritual power and were able to put it into action. What is your highest vision for your own life and for the future of church? Come join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. as we vision, dream, and explore the "Spiritual Visioning Process" together.
Douglas UCC has hired Mayotte Group Architects to explore possibilities about the expansion of our church facilities. All invited to join us this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the Friendship Hall for a visioning session with the architects. Come share your input as we vision our future together.
Thank you to everyone for such a lovely Mother's Day service. Pamela Chappell and friends (Gloria Larrieu, Nancy Plantinga, Mary Fechtig) performed the song, "O Mother God," and everyone received carnations thanks to the generosity of Stacy Honson and Dick Bont.
This week, members of our Douglas UCC Creation and Social Justice Teams met with Rev. Dr. Sid Mohn, director of Interfaith Action - SW Michigan Peace & Justice Collaborative to learn and collaborate. Thank you to Pennyroyal Café & Provisions for accommodating our group.
We officially welcome new church members just twice a year: once in June and once in November. If you are interested in becoming a member of our church, please sign the sheet in the Friendship Hall on Sunday or email Pastor Sal at pastor@DouglasUCC.org
Thank you to all who expressed interest in the AED/CPR Training. The class will be offered three different times: Saturday, June 15 from 9 -11:30 .a.m. and from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 9-11:30 a.m. Please sign the designated sheets in the Friendship Hall for the session you wish to attend. The cost is $20.
Sunday Coffee Hour Treats for May 26
If anyone can provide coffee hour treats and help with set up and clean up on Sunday, May 26, please contact Karen Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 574-276-1264.
Our very own Pastor Sal will be emceeing this weekend's Lakeshore Community Chorus Concert “Oldies But Goodies,” a concert featuring music from the 50’s and 60’s with special guests, the Holland Windmill Barbershop Chorus.
Performances are: Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at the 1st Congregational Church in Saugatuck. Tickets are $20/Adults, $10/Students. Tickets available online at www.lakeshorecommunitychorus.org or at Scooter’s Café in Saugatuck.
Patrice and Stan Greene invite you to a reception celebrating the grand opening of The Vintage Bee Company, a boutique that represents a new life for the former Gerstner's Hardware at 6988 114th Avenue in Glenn. The event will be in the store on Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
TONIGHT: PFLAG Holland/Lakeshore Meeting: Cathy Wyatt, Great Lakes Regional Director for National PFLAG, will share with us some PFLAG trends across the US, including successes, challenges, and concerns. PFLAG meets on the ground floor of Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Avenue, across the street from Holland Hospital. We will begin with a business meeting and support at 7:00 pm. After a time for refreshments at 7:50 pm, the program will begin at 8:10 pm. Bring a snack to share, if you can. Prior to the PFLAG meeting, Gender SAFE (Supporting All For Equality) meets 6:00 to 8:00 pm (note the longer meeting time), also on the ground floor of Grace Episcopal Church. This is a support group that is open and welcoming to all people who are or who love someone who is transgender or gender diverse (TGD). We also welcome those who are gender affirmative and who are interested in learning about the TGD community. We hope you will join us!
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May 12: Attendance: 161 Collection: $1,527.25 Online: $1,601.94 Retreat House: $150 Total: $3,279.19
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