WE OFFER A WARM WELCOME TO YOU AND INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE FULLY in the ministry and mission of First Congregational UCC as you feel so led by the Spirit. We are delighted you are interested in learning more about First Congregational and are committed to finding meaningful ways to connect with you. Maybe you are new to our church, new to Sarasota, or new to church altogether. Whatever is stirring your curiosity, we would love to get to know you better.
You may start by joining us for worship in person every Sunday at 9am and 11am. The 11am service is also livestreamed on YouTube. We pray that you will experience music, a message, and meaning for your life. You may want to test the waters of our warm welcome in Bible Study, our Oasis Ministry, a book club, or coming to worship in-person. We are a church that welcomes questions, exploration, various expressions of faith, and continuing to grow to reflect God’s love. You won’t find perfect people here. You won’t find people who will test you or shame you. We long to be open to each other just as Jesus received each person with a warm embrace. We pray that we will continue to grow in love, grace, forgiveness, peace, and to be the Beloved Community that is so needed in these days.
Please know Pastor Wes is available to talk with you and help you connect in meaningful ways with our community of faith. During times such as these, we are well aware that many in our community are facing challenges. If you are in need of prayer or care, please let us know. Click here to contact Pastor Wes.
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