In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus teaches the Parable of the Good Samaritan where several religious leaders pass by a dying man on the street without helping him. It takes a Samaritan to assist the dying man. Who were the Samaritans, and why were they so looked down upon by the religious leaders of Jesus's day? What does this parable mean for us today? Come join us this Sunday at 9 AM or 11 AM as we explore together the question: "Who is my neighbor?" Special Music: Elizabeth Estes singing "You'll Never Walk Alone." Coffee Hour outside between the two services.
Lots of fun at Coffee Hour outside between the two services. #WeAreFamily
Each Sunday this summer, we invite you to share of the abundance from your garden. Please bring in vegetables and flowers from your garden and place them on the "Gardening Is Giving" table outside the church on Sunday for others to take home and enjoy. Thank you to our church's Creation Justice Team for facilitating.
A "Celebration of Life" for George Brown will be held at the church on Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m.. All are welcome. A reception will follow at Clearbrook in Saugatuck.
Our Annual Church Picnic will be on Wednesday, August 7, at 6 PM at Beery Field in Douglas.
We are seeking volunteers to help with shopping, set-up, grilling, games, clean-up, etc.
If you can help, please sign the sheet in the Friendship Hall on Sunday. Thank you!
Join Emmy-winner, Patrick Ziegler, for a fun-filled, creative workshop of play and improv games combined with the amazing work of THE POWER OF NOW, by Eckhart Tolle. Whether you've acted in shows on Broadway or never stepped foot on a stage, this class is safe, fun, and will get you out of your box and into a greater experience of creative living! Patrick was trained at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in NYC, as well as the Groundlings Improv in Los Angeles. He is a two-time Emmy winning producer/director/writer, and an exceptional teacher of improv, The Artist's Way, and creative writing. So get out of your head, get in the NOW, and, most of all, have FUN!!! July 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Douglas UCC. Cost is $30. Register at https://www.pwzclasses.com/improv-workshop/ Limited to 10 people. Don’t wait! Sign up NOW! For more info, email Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight, Friday, July 12, "Lights for Liberty" marches will be held all over the country to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants and children in detention centers.
A local march will be held in Holland at Centennial Park tonight at 6 p.m. Please make a sign and join us there.
Adopt-a-Highway Clean-Up: Tomorrow & Tuesday
Douglas UCC’s Creation Justice Team invites any of our neighbors who would like to help clean up the stretch of US-196 that hugs our cities and township to join us in our Adopt-A-Highway project to clear the trash along the highway. We have scheduled two cleanups this month: Tomorrow, Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, July 16 from 4 to 7 p.m.. If you can help, please click the dates above or sign the sheet in the Friendship Hall. Thank you!
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July 7: Attendance: 152 (9 AM: 98 + 11 AM: 54) Collection: $1,329 Online: $1,889.91 Total: $3,218.91
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