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Rev. Salvatore Sapienza

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NOVEMBER 25, 2018


"Reign of Love"
 Sunday's Gospel: John 18:33-37

This Sunday (the last Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Sunday before Advent) is known as "Reign of Christ" Sunday. On this day, we celebrate Jesus as fully human and fully divine. Come join us this Sunday as we explore Jesus as man, myth, and Messiah. 

for an inspiring message and uplifting music


WOW!!  Thanks to your generous giving, we collected 104 bags of flour for Christian Neighbors Thanksgiving Boxes for families in need.

Thanks to all who brought in bags of flour, and thank you to Carey Idema and Alan Weathers for transporting them to Christian Neighbors Food Pantry.

Advent begins on December 2, and a great companion throughout the season is the UCC's 2018 Advent Devotional.  You can order this lovely booklet by clicking the link above, or you can purchase at copy in the Friendship Hall on Sunday for $5 (cash only). 

This Sunday in our Friendship Hall will be our annual Christian Neighbors "Giving Tree."  Hanging on the tree are slips of paper with Christmas gift requests written on them for families in need. Please consider taking a slip home this Sunday and purchasing the gift request written on it.  Then, place the unwrapped gift inside the "Holiday" box in the Friendship Hall by December 2. Thank you, as always, for your generous giving.

The beautiful Douglas UCC Christmas ornament (pictured at left) is now available for sale. Designed and crafted in Poland, the ornament depicts the front of our church. Right now, orders are limited to one per family. The cost is $25, but any donation would be appreciated. You can place your order this Sunday in the Friendship Hall.
Douglas UCC will be holding a Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence on Friday, December 14 
at 6 p.m. in our sanctuary. Thank you to our church's Social Justice Team for coordinating.
TOMORROW: CHRISTMAS TREES for SALE in DOUGLAS from noon to 6 p.m. at corner of Main and Center Streets (next to The Palette Art Gallery).  All profits go towards Toys for Tots managed by Douglas Police Department.  Cash and credit cards will be accepted.  Price: $50-60.
We are seeking volunteers who are willing to shovel snow outside the church on Sunday mornings this winter.  If you can help, please sign the sheet in the Friendship Hall. Thanks!
Congratulations to four of our Douglas UCC church members,
Mary Fechtig and Elizabeth Estes, Linda and Matthew McWebb,
for opening a brand new restaurant in Downtown Saugatuck, Coast 236.
Thank you to our church members, Pamela Chappell and Pete Wehle, for gifting our church with a beautiful US UNITY Flag. Click the link to learn more.
Tickets are now on sale for the Lakeshore Community Chorus "Holidays Around the World" concert at Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Click here for tix:
Click the link below to read the latest Church Council Minutes and Pastor's Report:
Our next gathering of women will be held on Wednesday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at 88 Spring Street. Please feel free to join us.
True North Women's Group is also collecting money to support Fennville Elementary School's Winter Closet Project, which keeps snow pants and snow boots on school grounds for under-dressed children. $30 buys a pair of boots or a pair of snow pants, but any donation is appreciated. Checks can be made out to "Douglas UCC" with "Winter Closet Project" in the memo line. If you have gently used snow boots, snow pants, or coats, we will be happy to take them. We will be collecting in the Friendship Hall each Sunday until December 9th.
We hope you can join us on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. for our annual candlelight service of the "Lessons & Carols," featuring our Holiday Choir under the direction of Marty Kiefer. 
Watch last Sunday's Offertory Song and Postlude:

Watch last Sunday's sermon:

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Douglas Congregational United Church of Christ
56 Wall St,  PO Box 519
Douglas, MI 49406


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