We Welcome You

Wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome and appreciated for who you are. The best way to find out about our congregation and this opportunity for you is to visit and observe.

Please accept our invitation to worship with us on any Sunday morning or visit our grounds.  Visitors and congregants alike can enjoy meditation on our labyrinth and a walk in our memorial grounds.

We are a warm and caring community of faith, centrally located on picturesque Sanibel Island.  Welcome!

--The members and staff of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ


Office Hours:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Weekdays

Announcements

12/19/14 WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SCUCC!

CHRISTMAS SERVICES: DECEMBER 24, 2014 5:00PM LIGHTHOUSE BEACH; DECEMBER 24, 2014 9:00PM SANCTUARY; DECEMBER 28, 2014 BELL SUNDAY 7:45AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM

JOIN US! at our Annual Christmas Eve Beach Service at Lighthouse Beach December 24 at 5:00 PM.  The service will feature candle lighting, carol singing and more led by Senior Pastor, the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner.  There will be a special bike corral set up at the end of the newly improved and widened shared-use/bicycle path leading to Lighthouse Beach, and there will be the availability of parking at the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce with trolley service to the beach.  The offering taken during the service will benefit two agencies working with the needy.  FISH,  Friends in Service Here, a Sanibel based organization, and the Salvation Army.  Attendees are reminded to stay off the dunes and the beach grasses, and walk only on designated paths to and from the beach.  Later that evening at 9:00 PM a Candlelight Service will be held in the church's sanctuary which is bedecked with a fifteen foot Christmas Tree and poinsettias.  Special music will delight all in attendance.  All services are open to the public. 

 

BIBLE STUDY

Biblical studies course Tuesdays at 10:00 AM.  The weekly sessions will   focus on the Gospel of John and the Gospel of Thomas.  The course will be taught by Pastor Danner.  The Gospel of John is chronologically the last of the four gospels in the New Testament.  Dramatically different than the other three canonical gospels, Matthew Mark and Luke, John is the source of some of the most familiar stories about Jesus as well as some of his most famous sayings.  The Gospel of Thomas is not found in the New Testament and is one of the roughly fifty gospels to have been written in the first two centuries of Christianity.    Thomas is sometimes referred to as a Gnostic Gospel, and is largely composed of sayings of Jesus. Participants are invited to bring a Bible, though copies of the text to be studied each day will be available.  The course will take place in Fellowship Hall; is free & open to the public. 

 

 

SANIBEL CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL APPLICATION - Below

http://www.sanibelucc.org/docs/boarddocs/152/FinalSanibelpreschool_2014-15_school_year_app.pdf

 

WE OFFER SHINE AND JOURNEY - GREAT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH.  SEE OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS TAB FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. See the 2014/2015 SHINE Program Registration Form - click link below:

 

Sign up now for “Shine!” at  Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ’, our Wednesday after school  program for Preschoolers and K-5th graders. Beginning August 27  “Shine!” meets Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5pm on Wednesdays August through May, with drop-off time beginning at 2:30pm.  During the hour for drop-off we provide a snack, time for free play on our playground, or a quiet area for students to begin homework or other quiet activities. The Registration fee is $65.00 per child, maximum of $130.00 per family for the complete school year.  Scholarships are available.  Starting at 3:30pm Associate Pastor Deb Kunkel lead’s the kids with fun and activities as they discover how God’s love shines both on us and through us to others.  Preschoolers join Mrs. D (Judi Daugherty) to enjoy their own activities. We use faith and Bible lessons, arts and crafts, games, devotions, music, service projects and more!  There will also be special “guests” from our church family and from the community who will share ways to live out their faith and love from God in everyday life with the children. The program is open to the public and children of all backgrounds are welcomed.  To help make it a little easier for tight family schedules, we offer an optional “Pizza Club” at 5:00pm.  The whole family- older and younger siblings as well as parents are welcome to join us for dinner!  There is no charge, but freewill donations are accepted to help us with costs.  Take advantage of our “free trial period” on August 27, September 3 and 10.  Register your child, let them try it for three weeks, and THEN if you want them to continue, pay the $65.00 registration fee for the year.  If transportation is needed, we have parents willing to drive other students along with theirs to and from the program. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way, directly across from Periwinkle Place.  To register, see the link to the registration form below, or stop by the church office.  For more information, or if you’d like to volunteer to help, contact the church at 472-0497. 

http://www.sanibelucc.org/docs/boarddocs/155/SHINE_204_Registration.pdf

 

ELECTRONIC GIVING AUTHORIZATION FORM:

http://www.sanibelucc.org/docs/boarddocs/154/ACH_AUTHORIZATION_FORM0001.pdf

12/18/14 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

                             

REGULAR WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE

Join us on Sundays at 7:45 AM Chapel; 9:00AM & 11:00 Full Service, with Sunday School and nursery care provided.

 EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Call the church for more information (239) 472-0497                                                                  

 

 

 

 

08/24/11 EXPERIENCE JOHN'S BLOG!

To read Pastor John's Blog click on this link: www.periwinkleponderings.blogspot.com

08/24/11 Sermons (Printed Format)

Would you like to review a past sermon?  Or did you see something in last week's bulletin you forgot to jot down?   We've got you covered.  The weekly Sermons and Bulletins in printed format, are a few clicks away in the "Sermons & Bulletins" tab.

   

Sanibel Congregational
United Church of Christ

2050 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
Phone: 239-472-0497
Fax: 239-472 -5939
Email: office@sanibelucc.org

Christmas Eve beach service
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