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As a church, we believe that connecting with each other is vital to our faith and our community life together.

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.

Centering Prayer Group ~ This group meets Sundays at 5 pm in the Chapel.   All are welcome.

Wednesday morning Bible Study –is currently discussing “The Gospel of Isaiah”.  We meet at 11 am in Syster Hall.  All are welcome!

Lakewood Ranch Bible Study – is currently discussing “The Gospel of Isaiah”.  We meet at 6:30 pm at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.  All are welcome!

Thursday Team Players – is our mid-week Children and Youth programming.  They are gathering and preparing for the Christmas Pageant on December 9.  They meet on Thursdays, November and early December.  We welcome all children and youth to be part of this GREAT event.

Monthly Groups:

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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.  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 – will kick off the year on November 6th with a luncheon and Program: Nathan Bruemmer, representing the LGBTQIA youth at risk, will be speaking on suicide prevention in the LGBT community. We are need to be enlightened about this.  EVERYONE is encouraged to attend. Lunch $10.

Tuesday Book Group: November 13: I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows. January 15 The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillipp Sendker. Please call the church office for more information.

Ready Readers meets on the 3rd Thursday at 10:30 am in the church library.  Upcoming books include: Hold Tight Don’t Let Go by Laura Rose Wagner (Nov. 15).  All are welcome. Come join us!  For more information please contact Sandy, sandysmithvi@gmail.com.