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This Sunday at SunCoast MCC
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
May 27 – 10am
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson
The Spirit Testifies
It is the season of Pentecost, and we are not done with the Spirit! Or, She is not done with us! This Sunday, we will continue to unpack the work of the Holy Spirit – as the Spirit itself testifies to our status as “children of God.” Jesus is God’s Son – and we are heirs with Jesus, of all the promises of God. We share in the suffering and glory that is part of being fully alive.
In John’s gospel, chapter 3 verse 16, we hear what Martin Luther called, “The gospel in miniature:” ‘God so loved the world, that God sent Jesus . . . that we should not perish, but have everlasting life!”
To follow Jesus is to be connected to a God who loves the whole world, in all its mess and chaos and challenges. God did not send Jesus to condemn the world, but to save it!
Romans 8:12-18, John 3:1-17
Save These Dates at SunCoast MCC
SUMMER AT SUNCOAST
May 27 – Celebration of Life for Richard Simmons
May 28 – Memorial Day (Church Office Closed)
June 15 – Game Night and Pot Luck
June 24 – Celebration of Life for Jackie Seeds
June 27 – Prayer Surge Service and Brown Bag Dinner
July 4 – Independence Day (Church Office Closed)
July 11 – Brown Bag Dinner and Study “Paul & Silas:
How They Got Into Jail & How They Got Out!”
July 13 – Movie Night and Banana Splits
July 25, August 1, 9 & 15 – Summer Salad Series
“Characters in Love and Conflict”
July 27 – Concert by Su n Coast Wind Ensemble
July 29 – Membership Class
August 10 – Game Night and Pot Luck
September 2 – Labor Day (Church Office Closed)
Fellowship and Education Opportunities
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RICHARD SIMMONS
May 27 – 2pm
Join us as we celebrate the life of long-time member
Richard Simmons. Richard was an active volunteer at SunCoast MCC, helping with many administrative tasks including tracking attendance.
GAME NIGHT AND POT LUCK
June 15 – Pot Luck 6pm
Game Night 7pm
Food, Fellowship, Fun! Bring a dish to share and your favorite game to play. You may not win, but you will share lots of fun and laughter.
Also, mark your calendars now for August 10 Pot Luck and Game Night.
Prayer Surge Service
June 27, 2018
Brown Bag Dinner at 5 pm
Prayer Service at 6 pm
Please join us for this sacred and meaningful service with time for spiritual centering with prayer and music. During this service we light candles, sing and pray for each posting on the Prayer Wall. Participants will also submit additional prayers for our world, our church, others and ourselves. Collectively, we offer up our hearts to God and provide support to each other.
THERESA ARNOLD OF THE SUN COAST WIND ENSEMBLE TO PLAY SUNDAY, MAY 27
For Memorial Day Sunday Theresa Arnold, a member of the Sun Coast Wind Ensemble, will be performing during our worship service. The Ensemble has 45 members and performs at various functions in the community. The Ensemble has now made SCC their weekly practice home and in exchange will provide concerts and special music on occasion. Please welcome them.
WELCOME DENISE WITKOP, MUSIC SECRETARY
Denise Witkop has agreed to become our Music Secretary. She will be working through our database issues, to create a single music database, with words and music, that our Music Plannning Team can use for our monthly planning. We are very grateful that Denise is taking this important task on for our whole team.
What’s Happening in the Denomination
GENERAL CONFERENCE JULY 2019
In 1968 12 people gathered in Rev. Troy Perry’s living room to celebrate a risen Christ who includes all at His table, most especially the LGBTQ community. General Conference 2019 will bring together MCC’ers from aound the globe to worship and celebrate God’s all-inclusive love. Come, taste and experience all that MCC is and is becoming.
October, 11 – 13 at MCC of the Palm Beaches. Details are being sorted and will be released asap. Save the Date.
MCC COUNCIL OF ELDERS WEEKLY CALL TO PRAYER
Join us as we pray for the needs of our world. Each week MCC’s Council of Elders publishes a prayer written by a member of MCC. These prayers reflect the diversity and international flavor of this denomination. For this week’s prayer, follow this link.