Rev. Vickie Miller | Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson
SUNCOAST MCC NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 30, 2019
"FREEDOM TO OPEN"
Join Rev. Nancy Wilson
Sun. | Jun. 2 | 10AM
We continue to explore the Book of Acts, with the story of Paul and Silas in Acts 16. It tells of their imprisonment and an earthquake that changes everything! The good news of God’s radical love in Jesus opens doors of all kinds, including prison doors. Sometimes those are literal prison doors, other times they are doors of our hearts, minds, spirits and communities. Where do doors need to open in your life? How is God opening doors at SunCoast MCC?
Scripture Readings
Acts 16:16-34
The Final Freedom Series: "FREEDOM TO BE FILLED"
Sun. | Jun. 9 | 10AM | Marsha Stevens-Pino Guest Musician
Bring a Friend!
To help us conclude this wonderful series on the topic of "Freedom", Marsha Stevens-Pino will join us with her lively music and communion. She is a singer, musician, songwriter and recording artist of Christian songs. There will be a prize for the person who brings the most friends to Church. To learn more about Marsha click here to watch her video.
SunCoast MCC Digital Sign has Arrived!
This past Sunday, May 26 we unveiled it and Rev. Nancy Wilson and Rev. Vickie Miller performed a blessing. Onlookers driving by immediately started honking their horns in support. We are thankful to God and to the congregation for this historic moment. If you were not able to attend, check out the videos
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EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONGREGATIONAL FORUM
Sun. | Jun. 2 | Immediately after Service
This is your opportunity to learn about the business items that will be discussed at the MCC General Conference. It’s a time to ask questions, offer input—including voting on your choice for moderator, governing board, bylaws and other MCC business items. Even if you are not attending the MCC General Conference you won’t want to miss this forum! Your vote counts.
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PRAYER SURGE AT SUNCOAST MCC
We have many in need of your prayers!!
Tues. | Jun. 4 | 6:30PM | Brown Bag Dinner | 5:45PM
Join us as we lift up prayers for our community, our country, our church, our loved ones and ourselves! "For me prayer is a surge of the heart, a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and love, embracing both trial and joy." St. Therese of Lisieux
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GLOBAL OUTREACH FUNDRAISER ITALIAN CUISINE
Sun. | Jun. 9 | After Worship
$8 Per Person
Proceeds will be applied to
expenses for General Conference for Rev. Mario Bonafanti.
(Menu: Meat & Vegetable Lasagna, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Pesto Pasta, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Panettone Bread Pudding. We will also serve gluten-free spaghetti & meatballs, pesto pasta, garlic bread, Caesar salad & bread pudding!)
CARNIVAL CRUISE
RAFFLE DRAWING
Sun. | Jun. 9
After Worship
4 Days/3 Nights to the Bahamas. You need not be present to win Date(s) of your choice! Or redeem for a different cruise ($600 Value).
SUN COAST WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
"Thanks for the Memories"
Fri. | Jun. 14 | 2PM
AND Fri. | Jul. 19 | 2PM
$5 Per Person
Bring your neighbors, family and friends.
NEW - One Time Class
Spiritual Practices:
Keeping the Sabbath
Tues. | Jun. 18 | 10:45AM
Brown Bag Lunch to Follow
In today’s very busy world . . . What does the Bible tell us about the Sabbath, which is mentioned in the 10 commandments? What was Jesus’ relationship to the Sabbath? And, how can we embrace “Keeping the Sabbath” as a spiritual practice in today’s 24/7 world? Is the Sabbath obsolete, or is it a key to health and balance? Join Rev. Nancy Wilson at 10:45AM (a slightly later time than usual,) and if you are able, bring a brown bag lunch to share afterwards, in a time of fellowship.
You Are Invited to the Rite of Ordination for Tony Viglione
Sat. | Jun. 22 2PM at the Church of the Trinity MCC, located at 7225 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL

If you plan to attend Tony’s Rite of Ordination, please sign up in the church lobby, so we can give them a count on the number to expect from SunCoast!
Sun. | Jul. 7—Special Guest, Rev. Mario Bonafanti from "The Circle"
in Milan, Italy will be preaching at SunCoast MCC
Immediately following worship, we will have a Rainbow Lunch. Cost per Person is $8 .
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS
HOSPITALITY & FELLOWSHIP
In June, if your last name begins with "A-E" please help with a goodie tray of sweets, sugar-free or gluten-free items.   Drop-off on Sunday prior to Services.
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.
SUNCOAST CHOIR REHEARSALS
Wednesdays at 6:30PM

LANDSCAPING
Sat. | 8AM
VENICE PRIDE
"We are Here"
Sat. | Nov. 2
 11AM to 4PM
PRAYER REQUESTS
 If you have a special prayer request, you may go to our website and click on WORSHIP and you will find a Prayer Request Form. Simply fill out the form and a member of our Congregational Care Team
will contact you if you request a call or a visit.
Looking to Borrow!
Need to borrow two (2) fence gates about 30 inches high. Prefer something older, but will consider something newer. Below are a few examples of the type of fence we are looking for. Please contact Rev. Gene Hutter .   
UPDATES: METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES
MCC Governing Board Slate
Each candidate (right) has prepared a brief introductory video, and those videos are now available for viewing. Click here.
Moderator Candidate Town Hall Recordings & Q&As

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