This Sunday we continue exploring stories of the earliest church from the Book of Acts. We encounter the apostle Peter and the Gentile centurion, Cornelius as they “take the Cup of Freedom!” Our scripture this week is another example of the “unhindered gospel,” as Peter comes to know the extravagant love of God that breaks down every barrier of “Otherness.” It is a story that is as fresh and relevant as when it was first told. Right after services, next Sunday, May 26, we will dedicate our new church sign — may SunCoast MCC be a “sign” of God’s extravagant love!
“Freedom” Series Continues
May 26: “Freedom to Heal”
June 2: “Freedom to Open” with Marsha Stevens-Pino
Our church sign is a result of the service and efforts of many congregants to create a state-of-the-art digital information board to increase SunCoast MCC’s visibility within the community. This is increasingly important for many reasons, including the expansion of the surrounding roads and growing traffic. This is one more way to advertise SunCoast MCC. Due to your generosity and love of SunCoast we were able to get the sign. Join the Revs. on May 26 for a blessing and an unveiling of this accomplishment. Wear comfortable shoes as we gather around the sign.
Stay informed on what is happening at SunCoast and the Community
Listen to the personal stories by members and why they join SunCoas t
Check out a number of community resources available to you and your families
Learn about the benefits of becoming a member and listen to the welcome video from the
Submit a prayer request online, read past Letters from the Pastors or listen to our sermon via live stream
Note: If you already have a bookmark set, you will be automatically redirected to the new website and you do not have to take any action. If you are new to our website, please logon to SunCoastMCC.com. If you have any questions, comments or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to Doug Barry orBeth Ryan
. We are happy to help!
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
JOIN US FOR SUNCOAST MCC’S ANNUAL SPRING FLING DANCE
Fri. | May 17 | 7PM to 10PM
Music by DJ Lucy Blu
$12 Per Person
Plenty of door prizes, free snacks, cash bar. Bring your friends and family. All proceeds go to support the activities at SunCoast MCC.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE/TIME
Volunteers needed to:
Setup – Thurs. May 16 at 4:30PM
Cleanup – Sat. May 18 at 9AM
GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY 2.1
Tues. | May 21 | 10AM
PRAYER SURGE AT SUNCOAST MCC
Tues. | Jun. 4 | 6PM
Brown Bag Dinner | 5:15PM
GLOBAL OUTREACH DINNER
Sun. | Jun. 9 | After Service
$8 Per Person
SUNCOAST WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT “Thanks for the Memories”
Fri. | Jun. 14 | 2PM
$5 Per Person
RAINBOW LUNCH FUNDRAISER
Sun. | Jun. 23 | 11AM
$8 Per Person
Come and join the congregation in fellowship. All proceeds go to support the activities at SunCoast.
Sun. | Jun. 2 | Immediately after service
The new website will be unveiled and congregants will receive the password for the member only page. Also this is your opportunity to learn about the business items that will be discussed at the MCC General Conference. It’s a time to ask questions, offer input—including voting on your choice for moderator/governing board/ bylaws/other MCC business items. Even if you are not attending the MCC General Conference you won’t want to miss this forum!
ORDER A SUNCOAST POLO OR T-SHIRT TODAY!
ORDERS & PAYMENT DUE NO LATER THAN NOON, MAY 28!
Sizes small to 4X.
T-shirts run from $17 to $23.
Polos from $24 to $32.
Lots of great color choices: Red, Yellow, Light Blue, Navy, Black, Teal, White, Pink and Gray. You can buy at Church or order online. Click Here.
Also if you are attending General Conference, in July, and want to be identified as being from SunCoast MCC, people are ordering a white polo to wear on day one of the conference.
CARNIVAL CRUISE RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW
$10 Per Ticket or
$25 for 3 Tickets
Drawing is on Sun. | Jun. 9
4 Days / 3 Nights To the Bahamas
You need not be present to win!
Date(s) of your choice! Or redeem for a different cruise ($600 Value).
HOSPITALITY & FELLOWSHIP
In May, if your last name begins with “S-Z” please help with a goodie tray of sweets, sugar-free or gluten-free items. Drop-off on Sunday prior to Services.
If you have a prayer need, are ill or become hospitalized, call the church office to let us know. We would like to minister to you in your time of need.
SUNCOAST CHOIR REHEARSALS
Wednesdays at 6:30PM
TRANS LIFE SUPPORT GROUP
Sat. | May 11 | 10:30AM
Sat. | May 11 | 8AM
“We are Here”
Sat. | Nov. 2
11AM to 4PM
SUNCOAST PRAYER WALL provides a place for you to post a prayer request or to support others in need of prayer. Please date your prayer on the Post-It. The wall includes an area for answered prayers. You are invited to move your request to this space when your prayer is answered. Those praying for you will then be able to celebrate your answered prayer.
UPDATES: METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES
CANDIDATE TOWN HALL WEBINAR RECORDINGS (Click below)