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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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Fall Festival

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Please join us on Friday, October 10th at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall.  This is an ALL AGES FELLOWSHIP EVENT!  Bring your favorite fall potluck item (anything with apples; casseroles melted with gooey cheese, and because this is church, of course, Jell-O) and we will play games following the potluck.  Please bring a game to share.  Come one...come all...and bring a friend!

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Worship This Sunday

Please join us this Sunday for WORSHIP at 10 am

This Sunday we continue our journey through great narravites of the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament.  Last Sunday we heard about Abraham and Sarah, this Sunday we will pick up the LONGEST story in Scripture, Joseph of Amazing Technicolor Coat Fame.  Don't worry, we will not read the whole story, click here to read the passage we will center upon! We hope you will join us in worship 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

You are invited to dwell in the Word with us EVERY Wednesday morning from 11 am to noon.  We meet in the Fellowship Hall of the church to study and talk about the scripture for the upcoming Sunday.  Here are a few upcoming passages

September 24: No Bible Study

October 1:  Exodus 14, Moses Parting the Red Sea

October 8: Exodus 19, The Prelude to the Ten Commandments

October 15: Exodus 32, The Golden Calf

October 22: 2 Kings 5:1-14

October 29: TBA

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

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Grace Traces

Wednesday, September 17

One MORE Way to Read Scripture

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In my last post, I offered six ways of reading Scripture.  We explored Scripture as a chain link; Scripture as concentric circles; Scripture as moral/ethical truths; Scripture as conversation; Scripture as embodied truth (emotional connection); and Scripture as story.  As the class that explored these ways was talking, we found another way to read Scripture which is as Stained Glass.  This makes sense.  Originally Stained glass told the scripture stories through imagines.  When the Bible was read in Latin, a language the common person did not understand, the windows brought the stories to life in living color.  The windows were a way of communicating the faith.  To think about reading Scripture as Stained Glass awakens our imaginations.  When you look at stained glass there are many different levels. Read More

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SURE Listening Session

Please join us on Monday, September 29, 7:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall  for an important evening of conversation.  This is our congregation's chance to give voice to what stirs in our hearts, troubles our souls, and what keeps us up at night as we think about our beloved Sarasota community.  This is a gathering for all members and friends who want to make a different.  Please plan to attend...bring a friend.

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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