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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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Grace Traces

Thursday, November 13 

Disappointment

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

We all have moments of feeling disappointed.  Something doesn't go our way: we are passed over for a job promotion; someone says something that reminds us that while sticks and stones can break our bones, words really do sometimes hurt us; or we feel an internal sense of unrest.  In these valley moments sometimes we turn to the church.  But what exactly are we looking for?  Do you want the pastor to do a reprise of "The sun will come out tomorrow" from Annie?  Or do you want the pastor to dwell with you in the disappointment?  Or do you want a distraction?  Or some random combination of all three?  Read More

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Thanksgiving Interfaith Service

Sunday, November 23, 7:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church

Members of Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities will be present to lift our voices together. There will be a reception with refreshments following the service. First Presbyterian Church is located at 2050 Oak St.

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Bible Study

November 12:  Acts 2 - A vision for the church?

November 19:  Jeremiah 1:4-10. 

November 26:  NO BIBLE STUDY - Happy Thanksgiving

December 3:  Matthew 1-2

December 10: Matthew 3-4

December 17: Matthew 5-6

December 24/31:  NO BIBLE STUDY ~ Please join us for Christmas Eve service and have a Happy New Year

January 7, 2015:  Bible Study resumes, Matthew 7-8

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

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Worship This Sunday

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Anouncing our Thanksgiving Service 2014 at  9 am and 11 am

This Sunday, November 23rd, we will celebrate and giving thanks.  The original Pilgrims founded the Congregational Church, so this is a sacred Sunday.  We welcome special guest musicians from the Sarasota Orchestra who will help us make a joyful noise to God!  The Scripture passage is Jeremiah 1:4-10.  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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Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Thursday, November 27, 12:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Sign up (sheets are up in Fellowship Hall), for your attendance at dinner, the side dish you will bring, whether you can help with set-up, clean-up, pie cutting, or serving. Please sign up by Monday, November 24 to ensure ample food. Pans are provided for dishes and are available for pick-up in the Fellowship Hall kitchen.

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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