Two Services this Sunday 🎶🙏

Sanctuary Enhancement Update

New tile continues to be laid in the sanctuary…


 TWO Services this Sunday ~
August 20 at 8:45 am & 11 am ~

Please note for 11 am: because the chairs are not bolted to the floor (like the pews), we are encouraging you to stand in body OR Spirit.  There is a row of chairs with arms to assist those who need help standing or you are welcome to sit at one of the round tables.  Please continue to use care when standing or sitting down in Syster Hall, the chairs do slide.

8:45 am ~ in the chapel ~ Pastor Wes will preach on…

11 a.m. ~ in Syster Hall and online ~ Pastor Wes will preach on…  Our amazing Chancel Choir will sing.

For our online viewers, we encourage you to stream on YouTube directly.  YouTube offers a GREAT experience for participating in the service.  You are welcome to continue to watch on Facebook right now.  Please note that our website is taking the feed from YouTube, so going directly to the platform will help.

Click Here to Watch on Facebook

Pastor Wes’s morning meditations this week have focused on reading the Psalms.  You can click here to read.


90+ Wise Birthdays 

8/3 ~   Bill Brackett
8/21 ~ Donald Dumford
8/24 ~ Ed Dupree


Please pray for Jane Delgado-Semidei whose husband, Joe passed away.

Please pray for family of Gail Johnson who passed away.  Services for Gail are planned for August 19 at 10 am in the chapel.

Millie Small on hospice care. 

Prayers for Julia Detoff, Dick Sparrow, Kitty Miller, Jon Metzger, Melissa Hill, Michael Carone, John Hilficker, Helaine Eckstein,  Dr. Robert Bryant, Blaine Pool, Roger Weiss, Connie Schaefer, and who all continue to recover. 


Our very own, Gary LaParl is having an art show at Art Ovation Lobby Art Studio Aug. 15 – 21!

I’m excited to let you know that I will be the Artist in Residence at Art Ovation Hotel at 1255 N. Palm Ave in Sarasota from August 15 -21.  I’ll be in the Art Ovation Lobby Studio from 4PM to 8PM daily with a Public Reception on Friday, August 18 from 5PM to 7PM.  I’m calling this exhibit “Portraits from a Stolen Past,” and will feature oil paintings and oil collage works based on vintage portraits.  

I’ve always loved vintage portraits of same sex couples and have collected them for years.  Whether you perceive them as friends or partners, in many of them you can feel a melancholy as well as an excitement for sharing their friendship or relationship in a photo.  I love bringing these portraits to life with color and enhancing the positive elements off each image.

Sacred Conversations on Race

August 23: “How to Have a Voice and Lean into Conversations about Race” – TED Talks by Amanda Kemp. 

All are welcome!  You can join either in person in the Oasis Center or on Zoom.  Please see Jim Crumel for more information.



Wednesday, August 16
Bible Study, 11 am, Oasis Center and Zoom

Thursday, August 17

Saturday, August 19
Service for Gail Johnson, 10 am, Chapel

Sunday, August 20 ~ TWO Worship 
Early Morning Worship, 8:45 am, Chapel
Sunday Worship, 11 am, in Syster Hall and online
Fellowship Time, noon, Syster Hall

Monday, August 21

Tuesday, August 22
Church Council, 6:30 pm, Oasis Center Zoom






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