Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Rev. Vickie Miller
SUNCOAST MCC NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2019
NEW WORSHIP SERIES BEGINS SUNDAY
CREATION: HOW GREAT THOU ART
"The Awesome Wonder of the Oceans"
Rev. Nancy Wilson
Sun. | Sept. 1 | 10AM
This Sunday we embark on a 4 week series celebrating creation and being inspired to respond to a global climate crisis with faith and action.

Our first Sunday begins with appreciating our expansive oceans and waterways. Jesus lived and ministered near the beautiful Sea of Galilee, and so much of the life of his community depended on water and fish. This Sunday we will be in awe of what lives in our oceans and waterways, and how God is calling us to be faithful in our stewardship of Creation.
Readings: Selections from Psalm 104; Luke 5:1-11
Don't miss any of the upcoming sermons on the topic of CREATION:
  • Sept. 1—Awesome Wonders of Oceans
  • Sept. 8—Awesome Wonders of Plants and Animals
  • Sept. 15—Awesome Wonders of Storms
  • Sept. 22—Awesome Wonders of the Cosmos
REMINDER!!
Office will be Closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
(click on "All Events" to view events for the entire year)
2019 FALL FESTIVAL BRUNCH
Sun. | Sept. 8

VIP Reception: 11AM to Noon
Brunch: Noon to 2:30PM
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts

SPECIAL GUEST: Olympian Randy Gardner
VIP Tickets $150.00 and Brunch Tickets $100.00. For more info visit ALSO
LECTOR TRAINING
Sun. | Sept. 22
Immediately Following Worship

Would you like to become a reader of scripture or sacred texts at church services? Lectors serve an important role during worship by making the words come alive for us. During the training, we will give some basic tips on reading and punctuation, as well as instructions on logistics and posture. We will practice together. Please sign up in the lobby if you plan to attend.
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 "S-Z" can you please bring snacks or sweets (sugar-free & gluten-free) in Sept. We are in need of peanut butter, celery, cream cheese, crackers, summer sausage, cheese slices, fruit, hard boiled or deviled eggs. Also looking for volunteers to help serve during fellowship. Thanks.
THANKS TO THE OLDHAM FAMILY AND THE LANDSCAPING TEAM
Jenny, Jill, Emma, and Katie for planting
numerous wildflower seeds around the
property that were received as a donation from Jenny’s work. During this liturgical Season of Creation, let’s pray that the seeds grow and produce an array of colors for our property. Thanks also to our Landscaping Team for
all the ways they keep our property looking beautiful!
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.
HURRICANE SEASON
Be prepare. Keep a copy of the "City of Venice Hurricane Guide 2019" handy during the Hurricane Season.
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.
GET INVOLVED NOW
Venice Pride 2019

Sat. | Nov. 2 | 11AM to 4PM

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

You can help by:

  • Signup Sponsors and Vendors. There are forms and flyers in the Church Lobby. Share them with your favorite businesses.
  • Promote the Pet Blessing and Parade. Pet Blessing begins at 1:30PM. Flyers available in the church lobby. Take a few and share with friends and family.
  • Volunteer for the week of and the day of Pride. Signup in the lobby, or see Terrie Bennett, Volunteer Coordinator for Venice Pride.
UPDATES: METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES
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UPDATE FROM OUR LAY DELEGATES
"MCC Business Meeting Records are Now Available"!!
MCC has made available the business highlights, decisions and key actions recorded at the recent MCC General Conference (July 2019). To review these documents, please Click here. If you have any questions, contact our Lay Delegates: Doug Barry, Cindy Lawrence or Maggie Byrum.
WORSHIP RECORDINGS FROM GENERAL CONFERENCE
Many of you have been asking about the worship sessions from the July 2019 MCC General Conference. Click on the links below and enjoy the sermons, music and experience.
Opening Worship
Closing Worship and Moderator Installation
Messages from Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston, Moderator
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