SUNCOAST MCC NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13, 2020
CREATE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS?
Rev. Nancy Wilson
Sun. | Feb. 16 | 10AM
This Sunday we will focus on scriptures that tell us that loving God also means loving our neighbor, and the stranger. We will hear from Jesus’ teaching from the Sermon on the Mount about forgiveness as a key to right relationship. How do our relationships shape who we are, and who we become? What are the keys to fostering healthy relationships? In our 25th year, will SunCoast MCC continue to become a place that nurtures our relationships with one another, with our neighborhood and our world?
NEW: Join Us in Worship: Lent Entering the Passion Of Jesus
Feb. 26 through Apr. 5
The events of Christ’s Passion, which take place during the last week of Jesus’ life, often don’t receive enough time in our worship and study. These stories are important to our faith journey and our identity as followers of Jesus. And yet we often move too quickly from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday with little time to take in the dramatic story of that last week. Throughout the six weeks of Lent we will “freeze-frame” moments in Holy Week so we might put ourselves in the picture, thereby “Entering the Passion of Jesus.” How might taking a closer look at the ancient story open us to deeper conviction for our role in its ongoing message?Y
Participate in the 25th Anniversary “Alumni” Choir and sing at the 25th Anniversary Worship 10AM Service on Sunday, February 23. You do not need to be a former SCC choir member.
All voices/parts welcome! There will be three rehearsals to prepare: Last rehersal is on Feb. 19 at 6:30PM.
BROWN BAG DINNER & PRAYER SURGE 5:15 pm Dinner — 6pm Prayer Surge, Tues. | Feb. 18
During this service we light candles, sing, and pray for our individual and collective requests and those from the Prayer Wall. There will also be a time for individual anointing and healing prayer.
Sat. | Feb. 29 | 11AM
RSVP Required, Sign Up in the Church Lobby Meet our special guests: Richard Plummer II & Donald Jankowski, CFP
EVERYBODY YOGA WITH REV. NAOMI KING, RYT-200
Wednesdays from March 4 to April 22 at 4:45PM to 6:00PM
Cost per Class gratitude donation (50% of which supports the ministries of SunCoast MCC)
Yoga is an embodied spiritual practice that seeks liberation and unity within ourselves and for all beings. Contrary to many media images or studio practices in the West, yoga is for every body, not only athletic bodies. This energizing and centering class involves breath practices (pranayama and pratyahara), movement (asana), and meditation (dharana and dhyana). Participants may practice seated in a chair, using a mat, or flowing between a chair and a mat. Gear: Bring a yoga mat (unless working totally from a locking wheelchair) and a beach towel. Wear comfortable clothing. Minimum Ability Level: Beginner-friendly
NEW: MEET UP GROUPS AT SUNCOAST
Coming soon…Meet Up Groups. A way to connect with each other around common interests, make new friends and help newcomers feel welcomed!
More details coming soon.
SUNCOAST IN ACTION
“GOD’S PLENTY IN 2020”
At our 25th Anniversary, we will be announcing the campaign, and its goals, which will include “taking a bite” out of our present mortgage, paying some of it down as we refinance; and, shoring up our Pillars (mortgage) fund. (more details soon)
NO LANDSCAPING TEAM MEETING IN FEBRUARY
If your last name starts with the letters “A-E”, please bring a goodie tray this month. In need of “decaf coffee”.
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES UPDATES
2020 ALL FLORIDA NETWORK GATHERING
MAY 29 & 30, 2020
At King of Peace MCC
3150 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston, MCC Moderator and Velma Garcia, Network Facilitator
Worship * Fellowship * Workshops * Discussion Groups