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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 Galatians.  We meet at 11 am in Syster Hall.

Lakewood Ranch Bible Study – is currently on summer break…will return in August!

Thursday Knights and Wings – is currently on summer break…will resume in August!

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.  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 – UCC Women – is on summer break.  They will reconvene in the fall.

Men’s Group – will meet on June 14th for brunch at IHOP 4000 S Tamiami Trail.  All Men are welcome for lunch.

Tuesday Book Group is on break for the summer.  They will meet on September 18 at 1:00 at Felix and Nancy McElroy’s  home to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  Please contact the church office for more information.

Ready Readers meets on the 3rd Thursday at 10:30 am in the church library.  The next gathering is on June 21  and they will discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.   For more information please contact Sandy,


June Special Event

Movie Night and Mexican Food – Join us Saturday night, June 9th 5 pm in Syster Hall for a delicious Mexican dinner and the award winning and beautifully animated Disney movie Coco. The movie will leave you smiling.  Please RSVP by calling the church office!