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



CHRISTMAS CARE PACKAGES FOR OUR DEPLOYED MILITARY PERSONNEL: The United States has thousands of military personnel deployed all over the world.  This year, we are joining with Lee Memorial Health System's Military Support Program to send out Christmas Care Packages to service members currently on deployment.  If you would like to participate, please bring any of the following items to the church office, no later than OCTOBER 31ST.  The items are: Meat in pouches (tuna, chicken, salami, beef jerky, pepperoni; Snack Packs (fruit, pudding, cheese & crackers); toilet paper; foot powder/cream; bubble gum & assorted candy; Travel Size (deoderant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, wet wipes); protein bars; batteries (AA & AAA); international phone cards; granola bars; ziploc bags (assorted sizes). Personally written Thank you notes/cards are also a great way to boost morale!  If you have any questions, please contact Office Manager, Sandy Simmons (239) 472-0497 or sandy@sanibelucc.org.


SUNDAY SEMINAR TO FEATURE BOOK STUDY: Speaking English.  For natives raised in an English speaking country, it is something one rarely considers.  Yet for immigrants from non-English speaking countries, it is a major challenge as one tries to integrate into American society.  Should English proficiency be required of all those who seek permanent residency in the United States?  This and other questions will be explored in the first week of a four-week course being offered here called "Learning to Speak English, Learning to Read:  Literacy and other Issues." The second third and fourth sessions will deal with the difficulties surround adult literacy in this country.  It is estimated that close to 20% of all adults are not fully literate in the United States.  Various programs work to help address the problem.  The course will use a book written by a literacy tutor, Rob Shindler, to explore the issue.  Called "Hamburgers and Hot Dogs," it recounts Shindler's efforts with adults.  Copies of the book will be available at the first class.  The class, part of the Sunday Seminar Series, will be held Sundays, October 5-26, at 9:00 AM in Heron Hall.  The class will be led by the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor.  Dr. Danner has served in the past as a volunteer with Literacy Volunteers of America.  The course is free and open to the public.  For further information, call the church office at 239-472-0497.


Sanibel Christian Preschool Welcomes New Teacher - Lora Lea Plummer as the teacher of our new class for two year old students.  Lora joins Director and VPK Teacher Laura Miltner and 3 year old class Teacher Ana Abella providing students with a warm and welcoming environment in which to nurture each individual student’s developmental emotionally, educationally, physically and spiritually.  Lora adds her talents as an artist to the Fine Arts and Music component of the program.  Children are introduced to both classical music and other fine arts, and encouraged to experience these through multiple sensory expressions, including their own creative interpretations.  As a ministry of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, the Preschools shares in the congregations practice that all people are God’s loved children, welcoming children and families of all backgrounds.  We offer scholarships, enabling families in all economic situations an affordable, quality education.    For applications or more information please contact the Preschool through the church office at 472-0497.  







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. 








Join us on Sundays at 7:45 AM Chapel; 10:00AM Full Service, with Sunday School and nursery care provided.

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






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

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Sanibel Congregational
United Church of Christ

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

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