Photo Credit: Janine McCarthy

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! ~2 Corinthians 5:17

A welcoming, diverse and active community. We share God's love in a spiritual environment offering truth, trust and transformation!
Sunday Worship Information
Welcome Back
Emerge Team Members did a wonderful job making everyone feel welcome and safe.
Thank You
A big Thank you to the Reopen Team for making our Grand
Re-Opening a special day. Please make sure to thank them for their hard work.

Yolanda deJesus-Team Leader
Kathy Hanas
Linda Staib
Rev. Nancy Wilson
Rev. Vickie Miller
The energy and feeling in the Church on Sunday was filled with Love, Gratitude and Hope.

Photo Credits: Yolanda deJesus, Liz Bisordi and Janine McCarthy
Thank you to
Jenna Duranko for blessing us with her gift of Music and Ministry on Sunday as we joined for Worship inside our Sanctuary for the first time in over a year.
Celebrating Pride Month
Pride Month is celebrated every June as a tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall Riots. We’re getting ready to dust off our rainbow flags and go join in the fun. With parades, festivals, and concerts going on across the our area, there’s always some way for you to get involved — as well as learn some important social history along the way.
Additional PRIDE Events

To honor the lives lost that day, the onePULSE Foundation has activities planned for the Five-Year Pulse Remembrance Week, which will take place from Saturday, June 5 to Saturday, June 12, 2021.

For more information about PRIDE Events throughout the state of Florida, you can use this LINK to find ways to get involved.
CONNECT with what's happening around
Metropolitan Community Church.

See how MCC is celebrating PRIDE month using the link below.
Ways to Get Involved at SunCoast MCC
Emerge Ministry

We have formed a new Ministry of volunteers to help with our indoor reopen efforts because we recognize that we cannot reopen today in the same way we did before the pandemic.

EMERGE has two primary assignments:

Help to reopen the Sanctuary for worship safely by implementing the social distancing protocols defined by the Reopen team.

Welcome our guests, take attendance and seat our guests at Service.

If you are interested in volunteering and can assist on Sundays as a greeter or as an usher please contact:

Linda Staib HERE

Calling all Office Angels
Do you have some time on your hands and would like to find something meaningful to fill your day?
Do you like talking to people and telling people about SunCoast MCC?

We are looking for any interested volunteers who might be willing to help in the office when needed. Please email Kim HERE and let her know if you are interested in becoming part of this ministry.
Board of Directors Updates
"Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to."

-Deuteronomy 15:10
Weekly Offering

Thank you for your continued support and generosity, especially in light of these challenging times. Based on our monthly mortgage and expenses, we need $4,800 each week. For the weeks of May 16th, 23rd and 30th, we collected $10,453.15 for the general fund* and $1,585 for pillars.**

*Funds the church's expenses (i.e., utilities, salaries, maintenance of property, worship/multi-media expenses, bank fees, internet, copier, office supplies, tithe, etc.)

**Funds the church's mortgage, insurance & taxes.
New Office Hours
Expanding Church Office Hours

Beginning Monday, June 14th, the Church Office hours will change to the following:

Mondays: Office will be closed
Tuesdays: 10 AM to 3PM
Wednesdays: 10AM to 3PM
Thursdays: 10AM to 3PM
Fridays: Noon to 3PM
Upcoming Events in the Life of the Church
More Bible Mysteries. . . .

LGBT Folks, Allies and the Bible

Tuesdays, June 15th & June 22nd at 6 PM
Rev. Nancy Wilson will be leading us through the clues in the Bible via Zoom.
June 15:  “What Does the Bible Really Have to Say About Homosexuality, LGBTQ people, and Why Have We Been Told It Is So Negative?”
Come and share some reflections on this mystery. . .

June 22: “Are All the People in the Bible Heterosexual and Cis-Gendered? Has There Been a Cover Up?”
Let’s explore this mystery with open minds and hearts! 
Meeting ID: 937 4039 8560
Passcode: 505376
Unite in the Power of Prayer

Update from Your Pastoral
& Congregational Care Team

Your need for comforting and lifting prayers is important to us. We ask everyone to join us in prayer for:

Bill B • Joe •
Greg H • Tim H • Joe D •  Micki H • 
Julia G • Randy M
Steve B • Carla P • Maggie B
 BJ H • Kathi K • Margie S
 Tina B • Kathy H • Gailand K • Tim M
Tara W • Paula S •
Ways to the Support Church and Community
Next time you are at the store, consider picking up hand sanitizer, hand soap and disinfecting spray for the Church.

We need these items to ensure we keep everyone safe as we move back inside!

Thank you for your help!
CHAPS needs our help!

Please consider picking up items during your next trip to the store and bringing the items to church on Sunday.

They need regular size items, not travel size.

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.-.Galatians 6:2
Our Safety Protocols For Worship
Although many of us are fully vaccinated, we can't be sure that all of our members and guests are, so we ask for your cooperation to keep each other safe.
We fully expect that as conditions change, we will be revising our protocols.  

  • Please use the marked doors for entering and exiting the building.
  • Please wear a mask inside the Church building. You may remove it once you are outside.
  • Once you are in the sanctuary, please remain in your seat. If you need to use the restroom, please exit safely while maintaining social distancing.  
  • Please, no congregating or socializing in the lobby, offices, restrooms, and recording areas and avoid close contact with others.
  • We will continue to social distance, wave to each other, blow kisses, but no shaking hands or hugging inside the Church building.
  • A card was placed on chairs between registered guests/groups to maintain social distancing. Please do not remove the cards.
  • If you need any assistance, please raise your hand for a member of our emerge team to help you.
  • Please stay home and enjoy the service online or on YouTube if you are sick or feel symptoms of Covid.
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3276 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34292
(941) 484-7068
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10AM to 3PM