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Loving Note from Rev. Vickie and Rev. Nancy
Dear SunCoast MCC Congregation,
Family and Friends,

At this challenging of times for our Church family, we send you this note hoping and praying that you and your loved ones are safe and well. We hope that you have enjoyed your Summer as we look forward to the Fall season. We miss you and we look forward to seeing you. We are also reaching out to ask you to complete this brief Check-In Survey on the safety protocols, timing and volunteer activities we need to put in place to gather together at Church.
You can be confident that your input continues to help us make the best decisions about gathering together… safely, differently and creatively. Please take a moment now to let us know. The last time we surveyed you was at the beginning of the pandemic. We need to hear from you again! Thank you in advance.
(Click HERE to Complete the Check-In Survey)



OF 9/11
Board of Directors
Weekly Offering

We need Your love and support now more than ever. Together let's keep our General Fund and Pillars accounts liquid. If you are able to make a donation to SunCoast MCC, please click HERE.
To minimally cover the Church expenses during this time, we need approximately $6,000 weekly. For week ending September 6, 2020, we collected $2,722.00 for General Fund* and $560 for Pillars.**

*Funds the church's operating 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 and taxes.
Pastoral and Congregational Update
Do you have a Prayer Request? SunCoast MCC continues to find ways to stay connected with you through regular phone check-ins, drive-by gatherings, Zoom programs, bible studies and prayer surges. All to support you.

Your need for comforting and lifting prayers are important to us. Each month, with your permission, we will list your prayer requests in Staying Connected as a way to enlist the congregation to join in prayer. However, if you prefer, we can pray with you in private. Please send us your prayer requests at any time.
Join us in Virtual Prayers for the following and their loved ones.
  • MCC and our moderator who are leading our denomination during a challenging time.
  • Our Pastors and their families.
  • Our volunteers who continue to take care of our church in so many ways.
  • SunCoast MCC family and friends who are ill and/or are recovering from illness.
  • Essential workers who are taking care of our communities.
Carla Petersen Retires from SunCoast MCC's Office Manager Position

At our Homecoming Gathering, on Friday, September 25, at 6:30 PM, we will thank and honor Carla Petersen for her service as our Office Manager for the last few years.

Please come out that evening to thank her in person – we will also acknowledge her at our Homecoming service as well. 

Carla has been a loyal, faithful servant, and a constant during many changes at SunCoast. Please continue to keep her, and her wife Sharon Van Butsel in your prayers. Sharon is in hospice care as of the last several weeks. Carla and Sharon together have been key volunteers and members since 2013.  
Events at SunCoast MCC

September 23 at 7PM.

Did you love the virtual choir in the August 30 service? We are excited to announce a second virtual choir opportunity to use “Musica Dei Donum" in an upcoming “Passionate Jesus” series.

To learn more and participate, join the zoom conference. Additional dates will be shared then.

Meeting ID: 774 580 1526
Passcode: suncoast

Wednesday, September 16 at 7PM in-person on the church grounds

Wednesday, October 21 at 7PM in-person on the church grounds

Is drumming more your thing? We have two upcoming IN-PERSON opportunities to participate in a drumming circle. We will gather outside on the church grounds. We will be safely distanced for social interaction, but not distanced by our love for coming together in joy and fellowship. 

No experience is necessary and there is room for all in the circle. Please bring a lawn chair (type with a firm bottom rather than a sinking/sling seat is better), bug spray, sunscreen, water and a drum if you have it. 

If you are interested, please email your name and whether you need a drum or if you will be bringing your own to Dr. David Katz. Click here to email Dr. KatzThis will allow him to communicate with you if inclement weather requires a cancelation.

Mondays through October 26 at 6PM
(no experience required)

Individuals and friends compete.

Zoom ID: 949 7879 7860
Passcode: suncoast


Saturday, September 12 at 6PM

Join what promises to be a fun event where we search our homes and earn "points towards prizes" for being the fastest to find items inside our homes. Everyone who joins the Zoom event chooses an item in their home and participants seek it in their own home. The person with the most points will win a dinner gift card!

Zoom ID: 963 6064 8158
Passcode: 069623
Tuesday, September 15 at 6PM
(no experience required)

Join us for a game(s) of pictionary. An opportunity to play with others and share some laughs and good cheer. Hope you can make it.

Zoom ID: 962 4671 8110
Passcode: suncoast



Saturday, September 12 at 8AM

Join us for our inaugural cycling gathering.

If you plan to participate, meet at the Venice Train Depot and let Santa know by clicking HERE.

Friday, September 25 at 6:30PM

Tired of being cooped up from COVID-19? Y'all get dressed up in your best country attire and come on out for a country-themed homecoming at SunCoast.

Music, laughs, and a special appearance by Georgia Moore. 

This event will be held outside on our church grounds. Masks required and social distance guidelines will be practiced. 

Tuesdays, September 22 through October 13 at 6PM

Join our pastors who will lead a class based on the book by Rev. Peter Wallace (book not required). Together we will explore Jesus in more depth as an engaged and emotional person who inspires us to live a more holy and wholly integrated life. 

Starting in October on Thursdays at 6PM

We are excited to announce a six-week virtual class to learn a song in sign language that will be featured during a November service. More details as the time nears, but save the dates and mark your calendar.

Sanctuary in the Woods
Tuesdays at 8PM (EST)
Sanctuary’s Zoom Room: 

This group offers a variety of Zoom activities every Tuesday. All are welcome. Join to see the many offerings. More details HERE

Thursdays at 5PM (EST)

Bring your joys, concerns, laments, and celebrations to Rev. Cecilia (MCC's Moderator) and one another. Meet us on Cecilia's Facebook page every Thursday at 9PM GMT (5PM EDT/ BST 10PM) @Cecilia.Eggleston.50
Let Us Know What You Need For This Hurricane Season
Living in Florida offers many advantages, but make sure you are prepared during the Hurricane Season. We have an online form to assess our SunCoast MCC congregational needs. Take a moment to complete it now.

Editorial Note: If you have any announcements or ministry updates, please send them by 10AM on Tuesdays to for inclusion in Staying Connected.

We want to hear from you.
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: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11AM to 3PM