Photo Credit: Irene Wlodarczyk

The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of Our Creator's unfailing love. Psalms 33:5
A welcoming, diverse and active community. We share God's love in a spiritual environment offering truth, trust and transformation!
Sunday Worship Information
Register in advance so we are able to properly plan for a safe and socially distanced Service.
Inclement Weather: If the outdoor Worship Service is canceled, we will Live Stream it. Join us at 10AM for a live Service. If you have difficulty with the Live Stream, the recorded Service will be available on the website and YouTube after 4PM on Sunday.
Reminders and Updates
Update on the Easter Offering
Update on the Easter Offering
GREAT NEWS! We are so excited that we met our $5,000 match in the last 10 days, and we have now received a total of $18,855! 
In order to meet our goal for the General Fund, and to re-do the floors in the sanctuary and on the chancel, we need a total of about $25,000. We are only $6,145 away as of this moment!

Our estimate is a little higher because we are also using this opportunity to rewire and move the sound booth to the back of the sanctuary, so that we will have more seating and unobstructed space. This project will make our sanctuary space more expansive for worship and other events.

Thanks for your generosity as we make these improvements in anticipation of worshiping indoors in our sanctuary sometime later this year!!!

You can use the LINK below to make a donation.
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:

Dave W • Laura M • Darwin B •
Bill B • Joe • Greg H •
Tim H • Joe D • John •
Doug B • Micki H • Julia G •
Randy M • Sharon F • 
 Carla P • Maggie B • Margie • Ryan C •
BJ H. • Ebraieu F. • Florence F. •

Save the Date
Take a moment to hear his work using the video link below.
Guest Performance Eirinn Abu

During Sunday's Worship on April 11 at 10AM, Eirinn Abu a local musician and saxophonist will be performing.

Eirinn Abu and his wife, Brandy, enjoy visiting churches to worship and praise as they share God’s music with everyone. Eirinn Abu has now performed and shared his testimony on how God saved his life in over 1,000 churches in the last ten years. You can expect a very blessed and moving experience that will warm your heart and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Holy Week Schedule
Saturday, March 27 at 9AM to 11AM
In-Person only

The Gospel of Mark: 
A Spiritual Practice for Lent
As we prepare for Holy Week this year, we are going to have a special opportunity to read the entire Gospel of Mark together, on the Saturday before Palm Sunday.

We will gather outdoors, in the sanctuary area.  There will be a podium with a large print version of the Gospel of Mark, and those in attendance can either just listen, or participate by taking turns, safely, reading pre-marked passages.

Our sole purpose will be to hear the story of Jesus – the shortest and easiest to read version -- in one sitting. There is something powerful about just hearing the whole story, with all the drama, excitement and passion.

Join us for this simple, deeply spiritual experience. You do not need to bring a Bible, or anything. Just come, read and listen.
Sunday, March 28 at 10AM

Palm Sunday Worship Service
In-Person and via Live Stream
“They took palm branches and went out to meet Jesus shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the king of Israel!" 
Holy Thursday, April 1 at 7pm
Join via Zoom

Reflection and Study: The Mystery Man at the Passover Meal

To make preparations for the Passover meal, Jesus told the disciples to find a man with a water jar. Who was this mystery man, and why was he transgressing traditional gender roles? 
Together we will read the story of Jesus' last night with the disciples, reflect on his words and actions, and ponder the identity of this mystery man. 

Meeting ID: 895 3575 4383
Passcode: 773150
Good Friday, April 2
A Special Time for Prayer and Reflection
In-Person, Limited Hourly
The Church Sanctuary will be open for a time of quiet personal meditation from 11AM to 2PM.

We are allowing up to 10 people in each hour. The Outward Bound team will be assisting with checking temperatures, cleaning the chairs and ensuring all safety protocols are followed. You can spend as much time as you need during your designated hour.
Space is Limited.
Only 10 SunCoast MCC members and families will be allowed to be in the Sanctuary each hour.
Virtual Service
Good Friday
April 2 at 7PM

The Link will be available on the Church Website and in Staying Connected.
In-Person Service
Easter Sunday
April 4 at 10AM
Helping Our Community Partners
Family Promise of Sarasota needs our Help. They are in need of laundry detergent, fabric softener, shampoo, and conditioner. If you can help, please drop the items by the church office and Rev. Nancy will deliver them to Family Promise.
MCC Updates

The concert is schedule for Holy Saturday. The time and link will be shared on our website and Social Media pages once it is available.
SunCoast MCC ASL Choir will be performing in the Easter Concert sponsored by the Denomination.
Life During and After Covid
Here are some links to help better understand Covid and a Sweet Treat opportunity.
The shifting landscape shaped by COVID-19 presents daily challenges. But new challenges also offer opportunities for growth.

Explore how organizations are responding, revitalizing and reinventing for the new future of work.
Krispy Kreme is finding ways to be sweet as the U.S. continues to scale COVID-19 vaccinations.

To show our support for those who choose to get vaccinated, starting Monday, 3/22, anyone who shows their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will receive a free Original Glazed® doughnut.

From the Reopen Team
If you are not feeling well, or have symptoms of COVID, please do not come into the church building or to our outdoor events until you have quarantined for 14 days or test negative.  

If you have tested positive for COVID, please do not enter the church building until you have tested negative for the virus. Also, do not come to our outdoor events if you are positive and until you have tested negative.
  • Registration is required. Attendance will be taken when you arrive.
  • Maintain 6 feet distancing and wear a mask at all times.
  • Follow instructions by Ushers.
  • Do not move the chairs. They have been sanitized and properly spaced.
  • Restrooms are available on a limited basis.
  • Use designated containers to dispose your empty communion cups when you exit.
We Care: We are here to support you! Click on the links below to contact these ministries.
3276 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34292
(941) 484-7068
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10AM to 3PM