“Freedom to Love”

Sunday May 19th, we continued exploring stories of the earliest church from the Book of Acts. We encounterd the apostle Peter and the Gentile centurion, Cornelius as they “took the Cup of Freedom!” Our scripture this week was another example of the “unhindered gospel,” as Peter comes to know the extravagant love of God that […]

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“Freedom To Rise Up”

Join Rev. Vickie as she brings this inspiring message which shows us that it is OK to rise up. The scriptures for this Sunday point to a “revival” of life, “restoration,” and a promise that we will perish no more. The dramatic image of Tabitha rising from her death bed urges us to hear the voice […]

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“Freedom to Follow”

As we celebrate our Easter Season with “The Cup of Freedom,” we encounter the dramatic story of Saul’s conversion in Acts 9. Saul was a leader of the religious right of his day, full of judgment, prejudice and “breathing murderous threats” against Jesus’ followers. Sound familiar? Then, Jesus appears to him, and his world is turned upside […]

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“Freedom to Sing” Shawn Thomas

SunCoast MCC continues our “Cup of Freedom” series with “Freedom to Sing” and we welcome the return of Shawn Thomas a contemporary Christian singer/songwriter and worship leader whose ministry includes an outreach to the GLBT community. Shawn currently serves in ministry as the Worship Ministry Coordinator at Church of the Holy Spirit Song in Fort […]

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The Stone is Rolled Away! The stories leading up to and including Easter are full of stones. . . How is Jesus’ Resurrection relevant to us in this 21st century? What stones need to be rolled away so that life, and hope and justice can be victorious! The Resurrection of Jesus is what makes everything else in […]

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“The Gift of Misfits”

PALM SUNDAY LENTEN SEASON SERVICES “THE GIFT OF MISFITS” Join Rev. Vickie Miller as she brings the message. Sun. | Apr. 14 | 10AM As Lent in the Dark Wood begins to come to a close, we look around us to acknowledge the kin–dom–the family–that has always and is already right here with us. Sojourners […]

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Rev. Nancy brings our message “The Gift of Being Thunderstruck”. The ancients believed they could hear from the Divine directly – sometimes quietly, but sometimes in the flash of lightning or the roar of thunder.Have you ever felt the Presence of God in an overwhelming or dramatic way? Have you ever felt like you heard […]

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The Gift of Temptation

The gift of temptation may bring images of resisting evil—sometimes in seriously dangerous form or as seemingly benign as the pastry in front of you. But instead, the temptation for this week is following the “should” dictated only by logic, outside expectation or shiny “rewards” instead of following the path our intuition and imagination suggest […]

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Gifts of the Dark Wood: Emptiness

Please enjoy and share today’s inspiring message from Rev. Vickie which teaches us that “Emptiness” can be good and bad, and how Jesus sought out those who were empty. Many of us sometimes feel empty inside and we fear that there is nothing there of worth. But what if we let go of our obsession […]

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Gift of the Dark Wood: Uncertainty

Please enjoy and share today’s inspiring message from Rev. Vickie as we continue our Lent series “Gifts of the Dark Wood: Uncertainty” When we allow ourselves to accept the journey within the Dark Woods, the Holy Spirit tends to shake things up a bit as we begin to awaken to God’s nudging toward a fuller […]

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