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STAYING CONNECTED WITH SUNCOAST MCC, AUGUST 21, 2020
A welcoming, diverse and active community. We share God's love in a spiritual environment offering truth, trust and transformation.
Join Us Tonight at the Drive-By, Drive-In
Celebration at SunCoast MCC Grounds

Friday, August 21 at 5:30PM (begin arriving) 6PM (celebration begins)

Rev. Vickie and Rev. Nancy look forward to seeing you!!

Important! Click HERE to review the safety protocols for the event.
Updates
Board of Directors
Board Members

(Left to Right:) 1st Row: Linda Staib (Member-at-Large), Beth Ryan (Treasurer), Jack Hutter (Member-at-Large); 2nd Row: Mary Convy (Clerk), Kathy Hanas (Vice-Moderator), Rev. Nancy Wilson; 3rd Row: Rev. Vickie Miller
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 August 16, 2020, we collected $4,272.00 for General Fund* and $595.00 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.
2020 SunCoast MCC Financials

Throughout the pandemic, the Board has been diligently working with the Pastors, ministries and congregants to limit and reduce expenses and maximze our giving.

To review our income and expenses from January through June 2020, our SunCoast MCC members can click HERE to view the summary. Please know:
  • The summary is available on our "Members Only" website page available to members.
  • If you don't recall the password contact the office at (941) 484-7068 or email us.
  • If you have any questions about the financials, click HERE.
Pastoral and Congregational Team 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.
Events at SunCoast MCC
Mondays through August 31 at 6PM

Individuals and friends compete.
Program extended.

Bragging Rights for August 17
1st place: Bill, George and Park
2nd place: Beth, Mary, Maryellen & Yolanda
3rd place: Audrey, Lisa, Renae & Terrie

Zoom ID: 949 7879 7860
Passcode: 869490
Tuesday, September 1 at 6PM
(no experience required)

New program comes to SunCoast MCC. 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: 948 3049 7709
Passcode: 869115
New Member Class on Zoom
Led by Pastors

Tuesday, August 25 at 7PM

Email info@suncoastmcc.com if you plan to attend. The reading materials and Zoom details will be sent to you in advance.
Ten Building Blocks for a Successful Relationship
by Ken Martin


Tuesday, August 25 at 8PM

With more than 40 years’ experience as a pastor, professor and MCC Elder, Rev. Ken Martin understands the power of building and maintaining true relationships, personal and spiritual. Join the discussion. You do not have to read the book before hand!.
Happy Hour Scavenger Hunt

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
Distance
Social Distance Bicycling

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

Santa Pandolfo is leading this effort. If you're interested or would like more information, click HERE.
Remembrance Day
Sunday, September 13 at 10AM (virtually)
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. Join this special tribute for:
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. Indicate the person(s) you are donating for.

You can: Give ONLINE (OR) mail a check to SunCoast MCC.
Join Zoom Programs Offered by MCC

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
Join Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston in Prayer

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
Reminders!
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.
Choose Us as Your Favorite Charity when Ordering from Amazon
Support SunCoast as your favorite charity at no extra cost when you shop at smile.amazon.com. Select "Suncoast Cathedral Metropolitan Community Church Inc" as your supporting charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization—no fees, no extra cost.
Drop-off Your "Lost Coin Jars"
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The Lost Coin Jars Program has been a favorite tradition at SunCoast MCC as a way to contribute to our general funds. 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 TONIGHT.

When visiting the Church don't forget to wear your masks.
Send Us Your Holiday Recipes for SunCoast's Cookbook
Due: Friday, August 28
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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.
Editorial Note: If you have any announcements or ministry updates, please send them by 10AM on Tuesdays to info@suncoastmcc.com 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