Photo Credit: Rev. Nancy Wilson
STAYING CONNECTED WITH SUNCOAST MCC, OCTOBER 9, 2020
A welcoming, diverse and active community. We share God's love in a spiritual environment offering truth, trust and transformation.
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From Your Board of Directors
Happy Anniversary MCC

52 years ago, on October 6, 1968, something amazing happened. It was on this day that the first service of MCC was held. It was led by Rev. Troy Perry.

Click on the video to learn more about MCC's history.
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 October 4, we collected $1,952.00 for General Fund* and $510.00 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.)

Submit Photos for For All Saints Sunday 

During the worship service on November 1, we will be showing photos of our beloved "saints." Please EMAIL photos of loved ones or drop a hard copy off at the church by October 23. Include your name, the name of those in the photo(s) and how you were related. 
NOTE: If you sent us a picture last year, you do NOT need to send it again. 

SunCoast MCC Directory

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 someone, 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 and email. We will keep you posted on the progress of filling the position. Join us in thanking Kathy for volunteering as interim. 
Office Phone: (941) 484-7058
Email: info@suncoastmcc.com
Support CHAPS

CHAPS (Charlotte HIV-Aids People Support) which is managed by our own church member, Mercie Chick, welcomes your contributions of personal hygiene items. Please drop-off items at the church or bring them to any of the upcoming outdoor events.
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:
  • Maggi V.
  • Sharon V.B.
  • Judy M.
  • Sue M.
  • Deb H.

From Your Reopen Team
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Thank you for completing the Sept. 2020 Covid-19 Survey. Based on your feedback, we will:
  • Remain closed to the public at this time.
  • Continue to host outdoor gatherings and virtual services.
  • Forming a new ministry to implement safety protocols at outdoor events.
  • Continue to host virtual services for the forseeable future.
Events
Saturday – October 10 – 6PM

Scavenger Hunt Happy Hour
Join what promises to be a fun event where we earch 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
MondaysOctober 12 through October 266PM

Bragging Rights for October 5
1st: Bill & Carole, Park & George; 2nd: Cindy & Cindy & Jenna; 3rd: Janine & Tonie
Zoom ID: 949 7879 7860 | Passcode: suncoast
Tuesday – October 13 – 6PM

Passionate Jesus Class the Topic is "Joy"
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
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)
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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)
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Halloween Outdoor Movie Night "Hocus Pocus"
Bring your popcorn and be ready to watch 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. Email and let us know if you will remain in your vehicle (i.e., 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
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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.
Wednesday – November 25 – 7PM
Thanksgiving Service
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Venice Interfaith Community Association (VICA) Thanksgiving Service will be recorded and available on VICA's website, Facebook and YouTube sites.
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Thursday – December 24

Special Christmas Eve Worship Service at SunCoast MCC

More details will be available soon.
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