Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Rev. Vickie Miller
SUNCOAST MCC NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
CREATION: HOW GREAT THOU ART
Awesome Wonders of Storms
Rev. Nancy Wilson
Sun. | Sept. 15 | 10AM
Did you ever stop to think about how many popular songs, hymns and spirituals are centered around storms and stormy weather?  It is not only storm-chasers, but most of the rest of us as well who are fascinated, frightened and overwhelmed by storms. Jesus stilled a violent storm on the Sea of Galilee, saying, “Peace, Be Still.” How can we find peace in the midst of the storm? 
Readings
Psalm 29, Mark 4:35-41
  • Sept. 1—Awesome Wonders of Oceans
  • Sept. 8—Awesome Wonders of Plants and Animals
  • Sept. 15—Awesome Wonders of Storms
  • Sept. 22—Awesome Wonders of the Cosmos
REMINDER!!
CONGREGATIONAL FORUM Immediately after Service on Sunday, Sept. 15.
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY!!
For the last 3 years, SarasotaOUT.com has had the honor of recognizing the people and places that positively impact our community. The “OUT Awards” shines a spotlight on the BEST of the BEST in LGBT Sarasota! Please vote, share, and encourage your friends and family to nominate and vote for their favorites. Then, come out on Oct. 6th for the LIVE awards ceremony. Consider selecting SunCoast MCC and Venice Pride as some of your top favorites.
Click here to cast your vote!
You are Invited to
Our “Homecoming” weekend of events!
Come on Sat. and Sun. or either day. Bring a friend, neighbor or family member. Connect, mix, mingle and enjoy some laughs.
Sat. | Sept. 28 | 4PM to 7PM
Open House • BBQ • Game Show
Music by Susie Brenner
(left)
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Sun. | Sept. 29 | 10AM to 11AM
Special Sermon and Music by
Rev. Renae Phillips
(right)
ALL ARE WELCOME! Come and learn about our Church, events, services and what is happening at SunCoast. Any questions, call the office or
email us.
The Gulf Front Players and Suncoast MCC
present
Love Letters
by A. R. Gurney
$10 in advance
$12 at the door
COMING SOON!!
Award Winning Play
“Funny, Poignant, Touching, Sad, Charming and Thought-Provoking”
This two-character play, starring Michael A. Marcello and Nikki Marinelli, is the story of two childhood friends, both born to wealth and privilege, whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards.
Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years – where he goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while she flunks out of a series of “good schools.” As life goes on, he goes off to war, she marries but her attachment to him remains strong and she continues to keep in touch. He marries, becomes a successful attorney and eventually is elected to the US Senate.
Her marriage falls apart, she dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. As time continues to march on, they become involved in a brief affair, but it really is too late for either of them. His last letter, however, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years – physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be. Contains some adult language and may not be suitable for children.
SOCK HOP WITH DJ LUCY BLU
Fri. | Oct. 25 | 7PM to 10PM
$12 Admission
Music from the fabulous 50’s and 60’s through today! Dance! Dance! • Dust off your saddle shoes and join us! • Shake , Rattle & Roll! • 50’s Costume Contest • Free Snacks
 • Door Prizes • Games …
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS
HOSPITALITY
If your last name begins with “S-Z” can you please bring snacks or sweets (sugar-free & gluten-free) in Sept. We are in need of peanut butter, celery, cream cheese, crackers, summer sausage, cheese slices, fruit, hard boiled or deviled eggs. Also looking for volunteers to help serve during fellowship. Thanks.
Venice Pride 2019
Sat. | Nov. 2 11AM to 4PM
  • Volunteering for the week of and the day of Pride.
  • Distributing flyers in the community.
  • Signing up Sponsors and Vendors. Deadlines extended through mid-Oct.
  • Promoting the Pet Blessing.
TREE OF LIFE DONATION
Commemorate the Memory of a Loved One on All Saints Day
Sun. | Nov. 3
Order a Memorial Leaf for the Tree of Life to honor and recognize a loved one in your life. A Memorial Leaf is $250.00 You can pay by check, cash, or on-line—just be certain to identify the payment like this: Memorial Leaf (and then the name of the person to be remembered.) Call or email the Office with the spelling of the honoree’s name and any specific wording to be engraved on the leaf. Deadline for all dedications to be announced on Nov. 3 is Oct. 27.
SunCoast MCC has a
new website
.
Events
are posted.
Sermon
recordings are available
.
There are
Testimonials
and much more. For Church members, there is also a
password protected site
that contains minutes and financials.
UPDATES: METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES
MCC COUNCIL OF ELDERS
Weekly Call to Prayers
Submitted by Governing Board on Sept 10
DONATE TO HELP
BAHAMIAN HURRICANE VICTIMS
As an international church and movement, we experience God’s call to stand with our sisters and brothers whose lives have been severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian. We ask you to join us by making a financial contribution to this effort. May God bless you as you give.
Click here.
PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL TRANS VISBILITY MARCH
Sept. 28 in Washington, DC. We are With You.
Click here.
Connect with us. You’re in the Right Place.
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truth
trust

transformation