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Douglas Congregational United Church of Christ
56 Wall Street, Douglas, Michigan 49406

Rev. Salvatore Sapienza

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FEBRUARY 17, 2019

"A Surprising Teaching"

Sunday's Gospel: Luke 6:17-26

In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus gives what's become known as the "Sermon on the Plain," a set of teachings which include four of the Beatitudes: blessed are the poor, the hungry, the sorrowful, and the persecuted. Come join us as we explore this surprise teaching together.

for an inspiring message and uplifting music,
including special music by Jen Chada

Watch as Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber gives the Beatitudes a modern-day twist:

Click HERE for a final draft of the updated 2019 Church Directory.

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Thank you to Mike VerMerris for all of his hard work compiling the Directory.


Our Douglas UCC church members, Derek Hoehn and Tim Buszka, as well as our Pastor Sal and his husband, Gregg Smith, will be sharing their love stories at the P-FLAG Lakeshore meeting TONIGHT in Holland. All are welcome.
On Saturday, February 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Drs. Greg Murray and Kathy Winnett-Murray, professors of biology at Hope College, will talk trees at Douglas UCC.

They'll talk about the benefits of trees now and in the future, as well as share several resources for people to take home. The presentation is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please sign the sheet in the Friendship Hall if you plan on attending.

This talk is part of the education series conducted by Douglas UCC’s Creation Justice Team. To follow the series and the work of the team online, visit
Thank you to all who helped make Carl Jenning's Memorial Service last week such a beautiful service: Greg Plowe and Steve Debbink, Annie Hotwagner and Marty Coffin; Nancy Plantinga; Gregg Smith; Debra Carr; Elizabeth Estes; Peter Black; and an extra-special thanks to Floyd Fleming, for coordinating.
Watch Pastor's Sal's eulogy for Carl, followed by "Over the Rainbow" by Elizabeth and Peter:

True North Women's Group will next be meeting  on Wednesday, February 20 beginning at 10 a.m. at 88 Spring Street. Margret Bazany will be facilitating a discussion on "Health and Wellness" vs. "Illness and Loss."  New members are always welcome.
Enjoy last Sunday's Offertory Song and Postlude:

Watch Pastor Sal's sermon from last Sunday:

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56 Wall St,  PO Box 519
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