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A welcoming, diverse and active community. We share God's love in a spiritual environment offering truth, trust and transformation.
Loving Note from Vickie and Nancy
Dear SunCoast family and friends,

Homecoming Y’All was a wonderful time together! Gatherings like this remind us how much we miss being in each other’s presence. Our hearts long for the day when we can worship together again in our sanctuary. Yet, these are decisions that weigh heavily and prayerfully in our hearts. 

Please know that your Board of Directors continues to monitor scientific health reports, considers YOUR health and wellness and prays for God’s guidance. Likewise, your feedback in our recent congregational survey affirmed that meeting in person is not a wise decision at this time, despite Florida entering into phase 3 re-opening.
Rev. Vickie
We ask you to continue to join us weekly for virtual worship services. We are also currently exploring more options for safe, outside gatherings including some worship services. 

Likewise, please take advantage of the many SunCoast virtual gatherings. Over the last six months new social activities, Bible studies and friendships have blossomed in fun and creative ways. 
Please know that we love and miss you! We pray for you and encourage you to please be safe, and do not hesitate to contact us if you need support or even to just say “hello.”   
Rev. Nancy
From Your Board of Directors
October is Pastor Appreciation Month!
We Appreciate You!

Although due to the pandemic, we are unable to celebrate both of you in person, know we can still sing praises and acknowledge what you have meant to us, SunCoast MCC, since your arrival some 3 years ago. When we look back to where we have come since you both became a part of our church family, it is simply amazing. We sincerely Thank You for giving to the Lord and choosing Us to be where you decided to hang your clergy collar!

Peace, Love and Joy from your loving family, SunCoast MCC.
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 27, we collected $2,662.00 for General Fund* and $520.00 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 & taxes.

New SunCoast MCC Directory: Sign-up Now
Don't forget to sign-up and be listed in the Directory. The Directory will be:

  • Published for the private use of SunCoast MCCers. Under NO circumstances should the information be shared with anyone other than SunCoast MCC members and used only for socializing and for Church related activities.
  • Emailed to you and posted in our website “members only” section.

You can opt-in or opt-out at any time.

SunCoast MCC Office Hours and Interim Staffing
Our current office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11AM to 3PM. Until we hire an Office/Communications Manager, Kathy Hanas our Board of Directors, Vice Moderator will serve in the interim role. You can still reach the office at the same phone number (941-484-7068) and email We will keep you posted on the progress of filling the position. Join us in thanking Kathy for volunteering as interim. 
Don't forget to Vote!
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 their families
  • Our volunteers and their loved ones
  • Essential workers and their families
  • Maggi V.
  • Sharon V.B.
  • Judy M.
  • Sue M.
From Your Reopen Team
Thank you for completing the September 2020 Covid-19 Survey. Click HERE for a summary of the results. Based on your feedback, the Church will remain close to the public at this time. We will continue to host outdoor gatherings and virtual services. Based on your input, we are beginning to plan outdoor worship services, in the near future, while continuing virtual services.
MondaysOctober 5 through October 266PM

Bragging Rights for September 28
  • 1st: Bill, Park and George
  • 2nd: Cindy, Cindy and Jenna
  • 3rd: Renae, Terrie and Lisa
Special thanks to Audrey for hosting!!
Zoom ID: 949 7879 7860 | Passcode: suncoast
Tuesdays – October 6 through October 13 – 6PM

Passionate Jesus Class
Class is led by Rev. Vickie and Rev. Nancy
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
Join what promises to be a fun event where we search our homes and earn "points" for being the fastest to find items inside your homes. Everyone who participates chooses an item in their home and participants seek it in their own home. 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.
Person with most points wins a gift card!
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.
Zoom ID: 917 2672 6707 | Passcode: suncoast
Wednesday – October 21 – 6PM (All are welcome)
Drum Circle (Outdoor on the Church grounds. No experience necessary)
Come together in joy and fellowship. Please bring a lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen, water and a drum if you have it. Let us know if you need a drum or if you will be bringing your own. Email Dr. David Katz HERE.
SaturdayOctober 316:45PM to 8:45PM (for SunCoast MCC and guests only)
Halloween Outdoor Movie Night "Hocus Pocus"
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 outdoors on the Church grounds. 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.
Saturday – November 7 – 1PM to 3PM

Ride for Pride: 3rd Annual Venice Pride Event
This year we are having a car parade in downtown Venice. More details soon. Please save the date.
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 SunCoast MCCers vote for positions on the Board of Directors and approve the 2021 Budget (at the Annual meeting).

Are you being called to serve on the SunCoast MCC Board of Directors?
At our next Annual Meeting, scheduled for Sunday, November 22, 2020, all active,
voting members will have an opportunity to vote for five Board members - three will
serve a two year term, and two will serve a one year term. We will be accepting
applications for these positions from October 2 through October 23. We invite interested individuals to pray about this potential call and complete an application. For more information click HERE
Wednesday – November 25 – 7PM
Thanksgiving Service
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Interfaith Community Association (VICA) 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

More details will be available soon.
Birthdays and Anniversaries (October)
02 Edwin Clapham
06 Howard Cook
06 Nancy Redmond
06 Jay Torrance
08 Ralph Durst

10 Teresa Hutter
12 Raquel Castro
13 Roger Miller
18 Glenn Koch
31 Dorothy Bays
05 Bob Stewart and Bob Langlais
11 Janine and Tonie McCarthy
18 Ralph Durst and Paul Barber
23 Tony Viglione and Brian Sullivan
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