No matter who you are . . .you are welcome here! 

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

Rev. Salvatore Sapienza

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APRIL 28, 2019

"The Benefits of Doubt"

Sunday's Gospel: John 20:19-31
Our Douglas UCC Mission Statement reads, in part, that our congregation is more about the questions than the answers.  When it comes to our faith, we've been led to believe that doubting is an obstacle, when, in fact, the obstacle is certainty. Anne Lamott writes: "The opposite of faith is not doubt. It is certainty." Come join us on Sunday as we explore the benefits of doubt.

for an inspiring message and uplifting music


We are looking for volunteers to help rake and clean-up the church grounds tomorrow morning from 9 a.m. till noon. Breakfast treats will be provided, courtesy of Lynne Snyder.

Thank you to all who helped make our Easter Sunday service so joy-filled and moving.
To Jim Bailey, Floyd Fleming, Bill Kelleher, John Kerr, Greg Harvath, Tim Schwartz, 
Larry LaBine,
and Bud Baty for installing the spectacular Easter decor. 
Thank you to Marty Kiefer and the amazing Douglas UCC Easter Choir:  
Dennis Babel, Gail Babel, Laurie Beyer, Randall Braaksma, Jeffrey Cipcic,
Vicky Cobb, Marilyn Kronemeyer, Garnet Lewis, Brenda Marcy, Kathleen Mueller, Nancy Plantinga, Jeff Spangler, 
and Ruth VandenBosch.
Thank you to pianist, Peter Black, and drummer, David Hempstead.
And, thank you to our Sunday Volunteer Coordinator, Mike VerMerris.
The annual Cereal Drive for the Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative is being held the entire month of April. Douglas UCC is proud to be a collection site. Please bring in a box of kid-friendly cereal and drop it in the collection box in the Friendship Hall the entire month of April. Thank you, as always, for your generous giving.
INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANISM:  LEARN TO JOURNEY: On Saturday, May 18, Margret Bazany, a Shamanic Practitioner and Douglas UCC church member, will be teaching an "Introduction to Shamanism" workshop in the Friendship Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The cost is $50.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Margret at 

Please remember to bring in your grocery receipts from Family Fare and D&W Fresh Market and place them in the yellow box in the Friendship Hall. They will be tallied and will go to benefit Ladders of Hope, the Fennville food pantry. Thank you.
The next meeting of the True North Women’s Group will be on Wednesday May 1 at 88 Spring Street beginning at 10 am. Our program is titled Making Faces and will be facilitated by Maryjo Lemanski. Be ready to be creative! Newcomers are always welcome.
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. Scholarships are available and observers are welcome to attend for free.
Enjoy last Sunday's Easter Choir:

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


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