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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 beginning in August, please check back for exact dates.  All are welcome.

Wednesday morning Bible Study – will resume on August 9th at 11 am in Syster Hall, we will be studying 1st Corinthians.

Lakewood Ranch Bible Study – will resume on August 8th at 6:30 pm in the Conference Room at Lakewood Ranch Hospital. We will be studying 1st Corinthians

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. July 30th at 12:00 pm at IHOP (4000 S Tamiami Trail).  This is a wonderful chance for support, fellowship, and advocacy information.  All are welcome.  Dale Moore 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 August 5th at 8 am at IHOP (4000 S. Tamiami Trail).  Discussion topic is TBA.  ALL are welcome.

Ready Readers – will meet on July 20th and discuss Dollhouse by Fiona Davis.  Upcoming books include: Victoria the Queen by Julia Baird (August 17) and Behold the Dreamers by Imbola Mbue (September 21).  All are welcome. Sandy Smith is the coordinator at:, please bring a brown bag lunch if you wish.

Tuesday book Club Readers – is currently on break until the fall.