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A welcoming, diverse and active community. We share God's love in a spiritual environment offering truth, trust and transformation.
Don't Forget to Join Us for Homecoming Today!!
Friday, September 25 at 6:30PM

Y'all get dressed up in your best country attire and come on out for a country-themed homecoming.

Music performances from our SunCoast favorites, a little dancing and toe tapping at your seat, the crowning of a homecoming queen, laughs and more surprises. 

We will also thank and recognize Carla Petersen for her service as our Office Manager for the past few years. 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 has been in hospice care for the past several weeks. Carla and Sharon have been volunteers and members since 2013.

This event will be held outside on our church grounds. Bring a lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen and water. Please join us in following every safety precaution.
Masks are required and 6 feet social distance guidelines will be practiced.
From Your Board of Directors
Weekly Offering
Thank you for your continued support and generosity. To minimally cover the Church expenses during this time, we need approximately $6,000 weekly. For week ending September 25, 2020, we collected $2,222 for General Fund* and $1,150 for Pillars.**

Together let's keep our General Fund and Pillars accounts liquid.

*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.

Sign-up to Be Listed in the New SunCoast MCC Directory
We are publishing a Directory as another way to help our congregation stay connected. Here are a couple of protocols we will be following.

  • The Directory will be published for the private use of SunCoast MCCers. Under NO circumstances should this information be shared with anyone other than SunCoast MCC members and it should only be used for socializing and for Church related activities.
  • The Directory will be emailed to you and posted in our “members only” section of SunCoast MCC’s website and updated periodically.
  • You can opt-in or opt-out at any time.

Hurricane Season: Need Help?
Make sure you are prepared for the Hurricane season. If you need help, take a moment now to let us know.

Vote for SunCoast MCC Church
Let's push us to the top ... as the #1 Favorite Church!

Please take a few minutes to cast your vote! Voting ends September 30.

From Your Reopen Team
Survey is Open Until Noon on September 27

SunCoast family and friends, your voice counts. If you have not completed the Reopen Survey yet, please take a moment to let us know what's on your mind.

Your input is shaping our reopening efforts and safety protocols as we continue to gather and worship safely.

This Reopen Survey will be available through noon on Sunday, September 27.

In next week's Staying Connected we will share the results. Be Counted!

Social Distancing Reminders

When attending a SunCoast MCC event or visiting the Church, please remember to:
  • wear your masks
  • maintain 6 feet social distancing
  • use hand sanitizer regularly
  • follow signs and safety instructions

We encourage you to attend our activities and so look forward to seeing all of you. We understand that some of you may feel more comfortable watching the events virtually, especially if you are not feeling well, have recently traveled or are just not ready to attend in-person. As much as possible, we will try to take pictures and videos to share with you. Be well and stay safe.
From Your Pastoral and Congregational Care Team
Your need for comforting and lifting prayers are important to us. We ask everyone to join us in prayer for:

  • MCC and our Moderator
  • Our Pastors and families
  • Our volunteers and their loved ones
  • Essential workers
  • Maggi V.
  • Sharon V.B.
  • S. Amuldhas
  • C. Daniel
  • Judy
MondaysSeptember 28 through October 266PM
Bragging Rights for September 21
  • 1st Place: Mary, Maryellen, Beth and Yolanda
  • 2nd Place: Bill, George and Park
  • 3rd Place: Char and Liz
Zoom ID: 949 7879 7860 | Passcode: suncoast
Tuesdays – September 29 through October 13 – 6PM
Led by Rev. Vickie and Rev. Nancy
Join our Pastors in a discussion. 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. The class is based on the book by Rev. Peter Wallace (book is not required).
Zoom ID: 837 3122 2578
Saturday – October 10 – 6PM
Scavenger Hunt Happy Hour

Back by popular demand. 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! We had a wonderful time last time where we had to find lady bugs, flashlights, matches, garden clippers, orange candles, etched glass....all done virtually.
Zoom ID: 963 6064 8158 | Passcode: 069623
Thursdays – October 15 through November 19 – 6PM
American Sign Language Class

We are excited to announce a six-week virtual class to learn a song in sign language that will be featured during a November Sunday Service. More details coming soon.
Zoom ID: 917 2672 6707 | Passcode: suncoast
Wednesday – October 21 – 6PM
(All are welcome)
Drum Circle
(outdoor on the Church grounds)

Come together, outside on the grounds of SunCoast MCC, 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, 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. Check out and enjoy photos of the last Drumming Circle HERE
SaturdayOctober 316:45PM to 8:45PM
(for SunCoast MCC members and guests only)
Halloween Outdoor Movie Night - "Hocus Pocus"
(outdoor on the Church grounds)

Bring your popcorn and be ready to have a great time watching a favorite Walt Disney Movie "Hocus Pocus" on a large size inflatable screen. Click HERE to watch the movie trailer.

To ensure social distancing, registration is required.  Please email here (subject Halloween) and let us know if you will remain in your vehicle (ie: truck bed) or how many chairs you will bring for your household. Guaranteed to be lots of fun!
Sunday – November 15 – Congregational Forum (Virtual) – 11:15AM
Sunday – November 22 – Annual Meeting (Virtual) – 11:15AM
Congregational Meetings

We will be holding our annual meetings virtually this year. This is a time when we vote for positions on the Board of Directors and approve the 2021 Budget (at the Annual meeting). More information will be available soon.
Wednesday – November 25 – 7PM
Virtual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Venice Interfaith Community Association (VICA) welcomes everyone to a special evening of prayer, song and reflection. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be recorded and available on VICA's website, facebook and youtube sites.
Thursday – December 24

Special Christmas Eve Worship Service at SunCoast MCC

We are planning a special service. Make sure you save the date.

More details will be available soon.
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3276 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34292
(941) 484-7068
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11AM to 3PM