Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Rev. Vickie Miller
SUNCOAST MCC NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 22, 2019
We Live, We Love:
"Betrayal and Reconcilliation"
Rev. Nancy Wilson
Sun. | Aug. 25 | 10AM
This Sunday we will conclude our dramatic series, “We Live, We Love” as we explore the story of Joseph and his brothers in Genesis. This is a very modern
story – one that deals with human trafficking, betrayal, family dysfunction, immigration, and, most of all, the power of forgiveness. An older, mature Joseph
is able to say to his brothers, “Though you meant it for evil, God meant it for good.” How was Joseph able to see his life through a Divine lens … and what does that say to us?
Readings
Selections from Genesis 37:1-28 and 45:1-28
Join Rev. Nancy and Rev. Vickie for Sunday Worship
A NEW WORSHIP SERIES BEGINS SEPT. 1
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the works Thy hands have made ... Let us praise God together for the beauty of cretion, reflect on the ways they display God's power and love, and explore how we can nurture and protect our universe and brother sister creatures. Stay tuned for more information about this series. Join us live or live stream with us!
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Special Thank You!!

To those who serve as lectors and readers at SunCoast MCC
FAITH NIGHT
with the Stone Crabs
of Port Charlotte
Fri. | Aug. 23 | 6:30PM

Enjoy a night of fellowship and affordable fun with your Church, friends and members.
2019 FALL FESTIVAL BRUNCH
SPECIAL GUEST: Olympian Randy Gardner
Sun. | Sept. 8
11AM to Noon - VIP Reception | Noon to 2:30PM - Brunch
Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts

VIP Tickets $150.00 and Brunch Tickets $100.00. For more info visit ALSO
Join us for a Special Event

Getting to Know Us ...
Sat. | Sept. 28 | 4PM to 7PM
Sun. | Sept. 29 | 10AM to 11AM
Come and learn about our Church, events, services and what is happening at SunCoast ...

  • Meet the Pastors, members, friends and allies.
  • Saturday for a BBQ, Game Show and other Fun Activities.
  • Sunday for a special worship service, music and sermon.
  • And much more ...
All are welcome to our "Homecoming" weekend of events! Come on Sat. and Sun. or either day. Bring a friend, neighbor or family member. Mix, mingle and enjoy some laughs. Any questions, call the office or email us .
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS
FELLOWSHIP
IMMEDIATELY AFTER SUNDAY WORSHIP
All are welcome. Great time to socialize with Revs., visitors, guests and members while enjoying some light refreshments.

HOSPITALITY
If your last name begins with "M-R" can you please bring snacks or sweets (sugar-free & gluten-free).

GO TEAM!!
Thank you for helping with Hospitality this summer! While, Connie and Linda are back, we still need your help. Starting in Sept. they will cover the first and last Sunday of each month. Can you volunteer to help in this important ministry. Thank you for helping during the summer. Signup for Sept. & Oct.
CONGREGATIONAL CARE
If you have a prayer need, are ill or become hospitalized, call the church office to let us know. We would like to minister to you in your time of need.
TREE OF LIFE DONATION
Now is the time to honor our friend, Brad Viox. Contribute today to a leaf on the SunCoast Tree of Life. Make your checks payable to SunCoast MCC in memory of Brad. Thank you.
SunCoast MCC Office Closed on Labor Day, Mon. | Sept. 2
GET INVOLVED NOW Venice Pride 2019
Saturday
Nov. 2 | 11AM to 4PM

It's almost here. Get involved to make it even a bigger success than last year.

Right now you can help by signing up Sponsors, Vendors and promoting the Pet Blessing and Parade. There are forms and flyers in the Church Lobby. Please take a few and share them with your favorite businesses, organizations, friends and neighbors.

UPDATES: METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES
Almost daily, MCC posts on their Website write-ups on what is happening in the denomination world-wide. It includes, but is not limited to topics such as, legislation impacting the LGBTQ community, church vandalism, PRIDE events, immigration policies and much more, This news blog is called: "MCCers and Churches in the News". Once you 'click' on a specific 'day and title', you will be automatically directed to the news article. Stay informed! Take a moment and check it out "The MCCers and Churches in the News."
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