Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Rev. Vickie Miller
SUNCOAST MCC NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 8, 2019
"We Live, We Love: Rejected"
Rejection and the Story of Hagar and Ishmael
Rev. Nancy Wilson
Sun. | Aug. 11 | 10AM
This Sunday, in our series about relationships and conflict, we are considering a Biblical saga that would be perfect for a TV mini-series! An ancient story about Abraham, Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael that could be an episode of “Big Love,” about a polygamous family, love, surrogacy, rejection and redemption. What does this story tell us about God? About events in our nation and world today, where some are included and some are rejected, where violence and hatred stalk our country? What will it take to unify our human family around values that Jesus taught and lived? Come and discover how God sees and hears, and even works through those who are rejected, offering unconditional love!
Readings
Genesis 21:8-21;
Matthew 21:42-46
Special Message to Rev. Nancy Wilson and Family
SunCoast MCC offers condolences to Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson and her extended family. Barbara Chase Wilson, Rev. Nancy’s mother, passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, August 4. She was surrounded by loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rev. Nancy and all who mourn her passing. Se rvices will be held in Long Island, New York, at Hicksville United Methodist Church, 7 September 2019 at 11:00 am EDT.  Interment will follow at St. Margaret’s cemetery in Plainview, New York.  Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Metropolitan Community Churches ( http://bit.ly/Honoring-Barbara-Wilson ) or to SunCoast Metropolitan Community Church ( http://www.suncoastmcc.com/ ).
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDER!!

Sun. | Aug. 11

Pillars Sunday and Chaps Sunday
LAST SESSION - DON'T MISS IT!!
SUMMER SALAD SPIRITUAL SERIES
Tues. | Aug. 13 | 5:45PM Dinner | 6:30PM Class

Join the Revs for a discussion on the Gospel of John. All are welcome.

If you are joining, the reading assignment is John 18-21.
BOOK DISCUSSION
“Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race”

Hosted by
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF VENICE located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, Florida

Tues. | Aug. 13 | 1PM – 3PM Developing Personal Awareness of Racism
Tues. | Aug. 20 | 1PM – 3PM
Exploring White Privilege
Tues. | Aug. 27 | 1PM – 3PM
 Considering Next Steps

Join the discussion RSVP bevmorrison@comcast.net
Featuring
GEORGIA MOORE
Fri. | Aug. 16 | 7PM

Have fun
Win some cash ...
All while supporting SunCoast MCC
Cash Prizes!
$10 Per Card
3 Cards for $25
FAITH NIGHT
with the Stone Crabs (Baseball Team)
of Port Charlotte
Fri. | Aug. 23 | 6:30PM

Enjoy a night of fellowship and affordable fun with your Church, friends and members. Sign up in the lobby! For more information and details contact Linda Staib.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS
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Join us in extending a warm welcome to our newest members. Welcome to SunCoast!!
  • Peter Braman
  • Bill Bittner
  • Cathy Dollar
  • Sharon Farquhar
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).
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.
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SHOPPING AT STAPLES
When you shop at Staples, your reward credits can be donated to SunCoast MCC. Give Staples the phone number for the church (941-484-7068) when they ask for your
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VENICE PRIDE
"We are Here"
Sat. | Nov. 2
11AM to 4PM
Seeking Sponsors & Vendors!
Ask any business, church or community group to consider participating. Registration Forms are available in the Church lobby or click below for online registration. Sign up your favorite business or community group today!
NOTE: Venice PRIDE planning meetings underway. If you are interested, contact us .
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