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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 will meet on January 17, 2019 to prepare to participate in the Dr. King Sunday Service.  We welcome all children and youth to be part of this GREAT event.

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.

Men’s Breakfast The church men will meet for breakfast on Saturday, January 5 at 8 am at the IHOP (4000 S Tamiami Trail).

First UCC Women’s Fellowship Group – will meet on February 5, 2019 at 11 am  We will have a speaker from Be Like Brit organization in Haiti.   Lunch $10.

Tuesday Book Group:  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 selections for the new year include: Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak (January 17) and Educated: A Memoir by Tora Westor (February 21).