This first Sunday after Pentecost is Trinity Sunday, where we celebrate the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Trinity is one of the most fascinating - and controversial - Christian teachings. Come join us this Sunday as we explore the metaphysical meaning of the Trinity and its relevance in our contemporary spiritual lives. We will also be celebrating Father's Day.
My, how we've grown!!
As is our longstanding Douglas UCC tradition, each year on Pentecost Sunday we wear red and take a group photo. Our church has grown so much that we couldn't get everyone in one frame! So, this year, we took a group video. This church is on fire!
Our Annual Meeting is this Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Friendship Hall.
Our Church Council, Investment Advisory Council, Facilities Team, and Pastoral Relations Committee will all be giving us updates, and the proposed budget for the new fiscal year will be presented for approval. All church members are encouraged to attend.
Douglas UCC was proud to be a sponsor of the "Summit on Race and Inclusion" this week at Hope College. Pastor Sal and members of our Social Justice Team (Karen Clark, Bev and Orie Hawkes, Dan Ryan) were moved and inspired by amazing speakers, such as Rudy Valdez
and John Pavlovitz. Thank you to Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance for facilitating this event, and thanks to Grand Rapids Pride Center for the pronoun buttons, too!
Thank you to Jim Shewell and Leith Letcher for planting the zinnias in front our church, again, this year. Leith and Jim do this every year for us, and we are so very grateful for their service to our church.
Jerry Coates (pictured left) will be teaching a weekly class on the "Bhagavad Gita," the ancient Hindu Scripture, beginning Tuesday, July 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Summerhouse Lavender Farm in Fennville, which is owned by our church members, Dan McGavin and Carol Brown. A love offering will be taken. For more information, please contact Jerry at 616-836-7705 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 22 is Holland Pride. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Centennial Park in Holland.
Our church will be having a booth there.
If you can work the booth for all or part of the day, please sign the sheet in the Friendship Hall.
We will be going to two Sunday services this summer: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
We will begin on Sunday, July 7, and end on Sunday, September 1.
Coffee Hour will be held outside in front of the church between the two services.
Enjoy last Sunday's music and message:
Financial Stewardship Report:
June 9: Attendance: 129 Collection: $1,601 Online: $2,276.66 Total: $3,877.66
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