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.
Our Core Values
Worship is at the heart of what we do and who we are.
We strive to offer an extravagant welcome to all.
We strive to respect each other in our diversity.
We are inclusive and love each other not in spite of our differences, but because of them.
We are grounded in Sarasota, reaching out beyond our walls to neighbors near and far.
We are a joyful covenant partner with the United Church of Christ.
Worship This Sunday
Please join us on Sundays this summer
8:45 am in the chapel and 10:30 am in the sanctuary.
June 9 ~ Rev. Dr. Craig Collemer will preach. It is Pentecost Sunday! Wear something RED to church and help us celebrate the ongoing work of the Church.
June 16 ~ Rev. Dr. Sarah Melcher will preach on Ecclesiastes 4
June 23 ~ Rev. Dick Sparrow will lead worship as we celebrate the United Church of Christ which is gathering for General Synod in Wisconsin.
June 30 ~ Rev. Dr. Sarah Melcher will preach, sharing more insights on ministry with God’s beloved who have disabilities.
July 7 ~ Rev. Dr. Sarah Melcher will preach on how the Psalms invite us into care for God’s creation.
July 14 ~ Members of our church will share stories celebrating our 65th Anniversary.
July 21 ~ Rev. Dr. Craig Collemer will preach on Holy Waters.
July 28 ~ Rev. Dr. Craig Collemer will continue to preach on Holy Waters.
August 4 ~ Rev. Dr. Craig Collemer will wrap up the series on Holy Waters.
August 11 ~ Revs. Drs. Sarah Melcher and Craig Collemer will co-lead our worship today. We will also celebrate Holy Communion.
August 18 ~ Pastor Wes returns to lead worship. He will launch a series on Sabbath and ways sacred pauses can center us in our busy lives
All are welcome!
Last Week’s Sermon
A Pentecost Experience for Today's World: Dare We Dream Dreams