We pray that you are well and are taking precautions to stay healthy. At SunCoast MCC, we continue to monitor our response to COVID-19. To date, we are not aware of any known COVID-19 infections among SunCoast congregants. However, we understand that this is a serious concern and are taking the following precautions. 

Please stay tuned for updates to this information, and we deeply appreciate your cooperation in our attempts to curtail the spread of this virus. Many in our church are immune compromised and this is essential. 

If you have any comments on how we can stay connected, please send your ideas and suggestions to us at

We plan on sending regular communications. If you know of someone who is not receiving these communications, please ask them to send us their email. Click here to get them added to our virtual communication list.

This message from the Pastors and Board of Directors replaces this weeks Bulletin and eClips.
We miss you. Our top priority right now is to continue to find ways to stay connected with you. This week, we held our worship service virtually. While there were some technical issues, thankfully, we live in an age that virtual church is a possibility. We made several enhancements to our Live Streaming to ensure a positive experience for everyone. If you missed the service on March 15, you can view it now in its entirety.

To view the March 15 Service. (Click here)
All past sermons are available. (Click here)
(A small group of worship leaders, to include musicians, readers and communion celebrants will be there to provide as optimal of an experience as possible.)

This Sunday's sermon with Rev. Vickie Miller will be on The First Dinner: Risking Rejection

Besides the Last Supper, Holy Week contains another important story that happens at dinner. Earlier in the week, Jesus and his followers gather for a meal, and a woman shows up unexpectedly to anoint Jesus in an extravagant show of devotion. To say she caused quite a “stir” might be understating it a bit. We imagine ourselves in the room and we see the looks of judgment and even outrage on the faces around us. Are we ourselves moved by her generosity and outpouring of emotion? Or are we uncomfortable as Jesus refers to his own death? Does our complaining or anger really serve to hide our own fear? Jesus invites us to tell this story “in remembrance of her.” What uncomfortable stories are we called to tell in our time?
This week, we enhanced our Live Stream technology and you will now be able to access the Sunday service at 10AM EST. as follows:

We Care
We want to ensure you have a positive experience during virtual worship. Depending on your preferred technology you may find one of these options is better for you. But, if you still experience any technical difficulties, let us know. We can get through this together, with God’s help, if we make a few simple adjustments!

  • (Click here) to report any technical issues or recommendations for the media team.
  • (Click here) to send suggestions on how to improve our virtual communications.
All church programming will be held either virtually, postponed or cancelled through March 28. We will keep you posted.

In-Person Programs
  • What’s So Holy about Holy Week classes on Mar. 17 and Mar. 24 (cancelled)
  • AA and NA indoor meetings (cancelled)
  • Sun Coast Wind Ensemble practices (cancelled)
  • CPR/AED class (postponed)
  • SunCoast MCC Congregational Forum on Mar. 22 (postponed)
Virtual Class
Every Body Yoga from Your Home
Every Wednesday
March 18 through April 22 at 4:30PM (EST)
Facilitated by Rev. Naomi King

Yoga is an embodied spiritual practice that seeks liberation and unity within ourselves and for all beings. Contrary to many media images or studio practices in the West, yoga is for every body, not only athletic bodies. This energizing and centering class involves breath practices (pranayama and pratyahara), movement (asana), and meditation (dharana and dhyana).

Instructions for Attending Every Body Yoga?
Naomi King invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Every week on Wednesday, a total of 6 occurrence(s).

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Church Building
The church building will be closed to the public with staff working either from home or alone in the office. Please limit your access to the building unless absolutely necessary. This is especially important if you are not feeling well, have travelled by air or on a cruise, been in close contact with someone who has, or is an active health care worker who may have been exposed. Even those who do not feel sick nor have the symptoms may be a carrier and transmit it to others. 

Please find creative ways to meet with your ministry groups through technology or phone contact. Our goal is to minimize the number of person-to-person contacts and limit access to the church facility while also continuing to support our on-going ministries. Stay in touch. If anyone in your ministry is not receiving these communications, please ask them to send us their email. Click here to get them added to our virtual communication list.
We are here to support you. If you become sick, please seek immediate health care. Please contact Rev. Gene Hutter, our Minister of Congregational Care at (941) 497-3740.  We will maintain your confidentiality as requested, but want to be of support in prayer and any other ways you may need assistance. 

During this time, our pastors are happy to communicate with you and to minister to you. Please call or email us.
We need all of our members and congregants to please remain faithful in your offerings especially to our General Fund and to any other special funds as you are able. This is very important to maintain our church’s financial stability.
By Check
  • SunCoast Metropolitan Community Church, 3276 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34292

  • Give via the church’s website: On the Giving page, scroll down to "On Line", then click on "Click Here to access Easy Tithe" and then enter the amount and credit card number or bank account.
  • Give while watching on Live Stream. There is a link to Easy Tithe provided.

Send donations for our Easter Offering (Click here)
Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston Prayer & Reflections
News about the coronavirus, COVID-19, is everywhere. As the virus moves from one country to another, governments and other organisations are making decisions on what to do next and how to contain this disease ... (Click here to read the note).
SunCoast MCC Coronavirus Updates

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Thank you for participating on Live Stream on Sunday, March 15. If you missed it, (click here) to watch it at your convenience. Also special thanks to the media, worship, risk management, congregational and pastor care teams, the Board and the Revs. for making virtual worship on March 15 and March 22 possible.
3276 E. Venice Avenue
Venice FL 34292
(941) 484-7068
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