Photo Credit: Rev. Nancy Wilson
A welcoming, diverse and active community. We share God's love in a spiritual environment offering truth, trust and transformation.
Board of Directors Update
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 August 2, 2020, we collected $2,112.00 for General Fund* and $380.00 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.
Sunday, September 13
Over the last several months, we have lost four members of our church family. We will remember them in our worship service on September 13:

  • Jodie Davis
  • Ray Goins
  • Michael LaSpisa
  • Doris Rieger

We will be placing leaves for each of them on our memorial Tree of Life in a special celebration during the worship service and honoring each one of them. 

This is a way to show support and love for their spouses and friends who have not been able to have a funeral or memorial service.

We are accepting memorial gifts in their honor. You can:

  • Give online via EZ tithe (click HERE). Select the person(s) you are donating for.
  • Send a check to SunCoast at 3276 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34292. Indicate the person(s) you are donating for.
Join us at Sunday service at 10AM online. We have a special update. As you know, SunCoast MCC began a journey early this year, in honor of our 25th Anniversary, to raise $130,000 to pay down our mortgage as we refinanced and to build up our Pillars Fund. We want to strengthen SunCoast MCC’s position as we reach out beyond ourselves to the wider community with a message and ministry of love.

Our Capital Campaign Team has been hard at work for seven months to achieve these goals with the support of many in our communities, families and friends. Be sure to watch our online service this coming Sunday to hear an announcement from the team: Dorothy Bays, Liz Bisordi, Kathy Hanas, Jack Hutter, Rev. Vickie and Rev. Nancy. You won't want to miss this!! Special thanks to Rev. Nancy for her leadership.
Mondays through
August 31 at 6PM

Individuals and friends compete.
Program extended.

Bragging Rights
1st: Maryellen, Mary, Yolanda and Beth
2nd: Audrey, Lisa, Renae, Terry, Park, George and Bill
3rd: Janine, Tonie, Cindy S., Cindy D., and Geni

Meeting ID: 949 7879 7860 Password: 869490
Thank you to everyone who participated in Bingo. The final game was held on Wednesday, August 5.

Bragging Rights go to George, Mary C., Jill, and Janine

Does social distancing bicycling sound good to you? Several responses from the congregational survey said, "Let's get together outdoors safely!"

Santa P. is leading this effort; if you're interested or would like more information, press the button below!

Bible Study Series: 
Tuesdays at 4:30PM through August 11
They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard or said these words. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.

  • Everything happens for a reason.
  • God helps those who help themselves.
  • God won’t give you more than you can handle.
  • God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
  • Love the sinner, hate the sin.

Join the Pastors to explore and unpack these “half truth” phrases.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 956 4008 2106
Passcode: 819421
Rev. Vickie and Rev. Nancy Look Forward to Seeing You!!
Friday, August 21 at 5PM at SunCoast MCC Church Grounds
While maintaining physical distancing and following safety protocols, we will celebrate achieving our Capital Campaign goals. As you know, earlier in the year, we set a goal to collect funds to lower our monthly mortgage payments. With your prayers, donations and support, we were successful. We will celebrate God's abundance and blessing and our new, lower mortgage!

We are thankful to you. We plan to host a physically distanced celebration where you can see the Pastors, listen to music and receive blessed water to use while watching the Sunday Services on Aug. 23. Vickie and Nancy can't wait to see you! (More details soon)
Lost Coin Jars Program

The Lost Coin Jars Program has been a favorite tradition at SunCoast MCC as a way to contribute to our general funds. Earlier this year, we handed out 24 Lost Coin Jars. Eight have been returned. If you are ready to return your jar, please drop it off at the Office on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 11AM and 3PM or you can bring it to the Drive-By on August 21. When visiting, don't forget to wear your masks.
New Members Class on Zoom
Led by Pastors
Tuesday, August 25 at 6PM

Email if you plan to attend and the reading materials and Zoom information can be sent to you in advance.
Send Us Your Holiday Recipe
for SunCoast's Cookbook

A wonderful idea resulting from the "Christmas in July" event is to create a Holiday Recipe Cookbook. Everyone can participate even if you were not able to attend the event.

If you would like to submit your favorite Christmas/Holiday recipe, please email them here. Please include a fond memory/story with the recipe, if you wish.
Please include SunCoast MCC Recipe in the subject line.
Join Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston in Prayer
Thursdays at 5PM EDT

Bring your joys, concerns, laments, and celebrations to Rev. Cecilia and one another. Meet us on Cecilia's Facebook page every Thursday at 9PM GMT (5PM EDT/ BST 10PM) @Cecilia.Eggleston.50
Office Hour Changes and Schedule
  • Effective Monday, August 10 the new office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11AM to 3PM. When visiting, don't forget to wear your masks.
  • During the week of August 17 through August 21, the office manager will be on vacation. Please contact the Pastors for any emergencies.
"Church Family Check-In"
Take a moment to check-in on someone from your church family today!!
Let us know if you need anything. Be Safe. Stay Connected.
"Call someone"
"Take a selfie and
share it with someone"
"Text or Email someone"
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