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As a church, we believe that connecting with each other is vital to our faith.  We call this, “InReach”.  Just as God came to us in the flesh of Jesus Christ to share grace and love, so we connect face-to-face with other to continue the love of God made real in our midst.  We pray you will connect with one of the groups below.

Weekly Groups: 

Balance Class meets on Wednesdays from 10 am to 11 am.  Led by our Parish Nurse, Julie Pennella teaches ways to stay active and healthy in body as you age.

Breakfast and Books – Is currently on a break until the fall.

Centering Prayer Group ~ This group meets at 5 pm in the Chapel on the following dates: April 30; May 7.  After May 7th, the group will be on break until August.  All are welcome.

Wednesday morning Bible Study – meets at 11 am on Wednesdays in Syster Fellowship Hall.  We will be discussing the Gospel of Luke.

Lakewood Ranch Bible Study – meets at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Conference Room. We will be discussing the Gospel of Luke.

Thursday Knights and Wings – Is currently on a break until the fall.

Monthly Groups:


Collage (Coalition Of Laity for Lesbian And Gay Equality– Collage is an adult LGBT social group that welcomes supporters no matter their sexual orientation.  The group seeks to be a safe and supportive place of friendship and extravagant welcome.  The group meets monthly for lunch on the 4th Sunday of the month. May 28th at 12:00 pm at IHOP (4000 S Tamiami Trail).  This is a wonderful chance for support, fellowship, and advocacy information.  All are welcome.  Dick Miller and Pauline Geary are the co-coordinators, please call the church office for more information.

First UCC Women’s Fellowship Group – Is currently on break…will resume monthly meetings in October.

Men’s Group – will meet on May 6 at 8 am at IHOP (4000 S. Tamiami Trail).  Discussion topic is TBA.  ALL are welcome.

Ready Readers – will meet on May 18th will read Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.  All are welcome. Sandy Smith is the coordinator at:, please bring a brown bag lunch if you wish.

Tuesday book Club Readers – will on May 16th in Syster Hall.  They will discuss The Shoemaker’s Daughter by Helen Martin, and Ms. Martin join for the conversation!