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
We invite everyone to please join us for worship this Sunday, December 17th.
9 am and 11 am in the sanctuary as our Choir and members of the Sarasota Brass offer Ruter’s Gloria
We continue the season of Advent by lighting the candle of Love.
Morning ~ ONE service at 10:30 am as we gather around to soak in the candle of JOY.
Afternoon/Evening ~ Three services to choose from ~ each beautifully sacred. At 4 p.m., We usher in Christmas Eve with special guest musicians Adam DeSorgo (oboe) and Katherine Siochi (harp) to inspire this service of carols, poetry, and prayer in the Sanctuary. Communion is celebrated.
At 7 p.m., We celebrate our family-friendly service as our children process the figures of the crèche and we sing out our favorite carols. The combined choirs are joined by guest musicians: Betsy Hudson-Traba (flute); Meghan Jones (violin), Natalie Helm (cello), and Katherine Siochi (harp). Arrive early to enjoy the preludes and find a seat in the packed sanctuary.
At 11 p.m., Join the mystery and majesty as we cross the threshold to Christmas morning. Preservice music begins at 10:40 p.m. with Adam DeSorgo (oboe), Meghan Jones (violin), Natalie Helm (cello), and Katherine Siochi (harp). Our Christmas choir and soloists lead the service with communion.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
1031 S. Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 953-7044