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Welcome!

We are an open and affirming congregation that welcomes and embraces persons of every gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, age and ability. We invite you to join in the life and ministry of our church.

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2014 Annual Report

Please read and review the 2014 Annual Report for our church.  Our Annual Meeting is January 25th at 12:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  We will offer sandwiches and cake!  We encourage ALL members to GO GREEN and read the report on your computer.  Please note: Financial information is ONLY available at the church in paper form.  Financials can be picked up this coming Sunday for review.  If you have questions, please call the church office!

Please click here to read the report

 

 

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Grace Traces

Sunday, January 18

This is what happened with the 

Wise Ones left?!?!

I am sure one of the reactions to reading the above passage is to question whether you want to keep reading this blog today.  "Gee thanks for this uplifting reminder."  Or maybe you never realized that after the Wise One's depart, King Herod, who was not the most emotionally stable king, let his rage and fear turn toward innocent children.  This past week I heard a pastor talk about how we often wall paper over the messy parts of faith.  This might just be one passage we want to skip or plug our ears and shout, "La, la, la, I am not listening!"  Why study such a depressing and discouraging passage of Scripture?  Isn't there enough violence and hurt in the world?  ...Read More

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Worship This Sunday

Please join us this Sunday at 9 and 11 am

This Sunday, January 25th,  we will install Pastor Wes as our senior minister at both services.  Following the 11 am service, at 12:30 pm, we will hold our Annual Meeting in Fellowship Hall; a light lunch and cake! will be served.  We especially welcome any friends from up North who are here for a few weeks enjoying the Florida sunshine.  Please come and bring a friend! All are welcome here: whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey.  

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Bible Study

As we move deeper into 2015, the Bible Study group continues to read the Gospel of Matthew.  It is the hope and prayer that by going chapter by chapter this will deepen the experience people have on Sunday morning when we touch down in a specific chapter and few verses.  The Bible Study table is always open.  We meet on Wednesday mornings from 11 am to noon in Fellowship Hall.  Hope to see you there!

January 14    Wrap up of Matthew 7-8

January 21     Matthew 9-10

January 28    Matthew 11-12

February 4    Matthew 13-14

February 11  Matthew 15-16

February 18  NO Bible Study ~ please attend an Ash Wednesday Service

February 25  Matthew 17-18

Please know that all chapters are tentative, we try to stay open to the Holy Spirit...sometimes lingering over a verse or chapter longer than the above schedule.  See Pastor Wes for the exact chapter each week.

Hope you will join in the conversation.  You are always welcome.

Contact Information

First Congregational United Church of Christ
1031 S. Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 953-7044 or (941) 365-4463
Fax: (941) 952-5245

Email: uccsarasota@aol.com

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