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



TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: This study class will focus in the coming year on the Gospel of Mark.  This oldest of the gospels features a brisk style and served as the basis for both Luke and Matthew.  Participants need not have had any prior experience in Biblical study, and are encouraged to bring their own Bible.  See you here, Tuesdays starting October 15 at 10:00AM upstairs in Fellowship Hall. THE LAST BIBLE STUDY THIS SEASON WILL BE APRIL 29, 2014.


NEW THEOLOGICAL STUDIES:Killing Jesus - And Raisng Him Up: A Study of Crucifixion & Resurrection

The last Theoloical Studies Classof the 2013-2014 season will feature a exploration of Bill O'Reilly d Martin Dugard's best-selling book on the crucifixion of Jesus and other presentations of the passion story.  Classes will explore the different theological understandings of the significance of the crucifixion, and various theories about the resurrection.  Following the style found in their successful books on the assasinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, O'Reilly and Dugard's popularized approach to the crucifixion of Jesus has its strengths and its weaknesses.  Others have written similar historical overviews, including New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan.  The course will explore some of the similarities and variations in their approaches to this important topic.  Additionally, the course will explore the meaning and signifigance of the resurrection in Christian history and theology.  The course will be offered Wednesdays, April 9, 23 & 30 at 10:00AM & 7:00PM (Identical sessions).  There will be no class April 16 due to Holy Week observances.  The course will be held in Fellowship Hall, and is open to the public, free of charge.  THE LAST THEOLOGICAL STUDIES CLASS OF THE SEASON WILL BE APRIL 30, 2014.



Sanibel Christian Preschool to Add 2-Year Old Class in August 2014 Parents of two year old children now have another choice when enrolling their child in preschool. Sanibel Christian Preschool is starting a class for two year olds starting in August 2014.  This expands the Preschool’s Program to cover ages two through Pre-K.   As with their older schoolmates, the two year olds will experience small class to teacher ratios, all part of providing a warm, safe and welcoming environment for preschool children of all backgrounds.  Sanibel Christian Preschool’s program includes an emphasis on the fine arts, music program, and math and reading skills along with their goal to make sure each child experiences that they are loved by God.

As a ministry of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, the school works on the basic assumption that each student is a beloved child of God.  The school offers a developmentally appropriate program which nurtures the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and artistic needs of each student.  The school is located on the church’s campus at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.  For more information, please call 472-0497 or see our Facebook page. 


WELCOME! Ana Abella - New Teacher for 3-yr olds

Sanibel Christian Preschool, a ministry of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ,  is happy to welcome Ana Abella as our new  three-year-old teacher.  Ana brings her passion for early childhood education and bilingual skills (Spanish and English) to our preschool. She has already been sharing her gifts in music with the students from her degree in the Music program at Florida Gulf Coast University and the Arts at Edison College. For over a decade she has volunteered with several organizations to nurture and teach students, as well as organized and directed music events for children of all age groups.

Sanibel Christian Preschool is located at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and serves 3 and 4 year old students and is an approved VPK provider.  We are currently accepting applications for the term beginning August 2014; for more information please call 472-0497 or see our Facebook page.


Enrollment Open for Summer Session of Sanibel Christian Preschool

Looking for something fun for your 3-7 year old child to do this summer?  Sanibel Christian Preschool is offering a June Summer Session.  The emphasis will be on fun with different themes each week.  June 2-6 will cover Air and Space, June 9-13 they will focus on the Olympics,  June 16-20 will look at all sorts of Superheroes, and June 23-27 they will explore Nature on Sanibel and beyond.  Led by Director Laura Miltner and teacher Ana Abella, the kids will delve into each of these themes with fun, age appropriate activities as well as take part in fun with “wacky water days”, crafts and more. The Summer Session runs Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm, and held at the Preschool at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 

Enrollment is open to all: students do not have to be enrolled in the August – May program to join in.  Cost is $150.00 per week with a onetime registration fee of $60.00; the second child in a family can attend at a reduced rate of $75.00 per week.  Application forms are available at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ office located at 2050 Periwinkle Way.  Students can attend for one week or for the month.   Deadline for registration is May 1, 2014. Enrollment is first come basis, space is limited, so apply early. 


Sanibel Christian Preschool is a ministry of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, and is based on the assumption that every child is a beloved child of God.  For more information on the Preschool’s Summer Session or the program year beginning August 18, 2014, call 472-0497 or see the Preschool’s Facebook page.


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Join us on Sundays 7:45AM Chapel Service, and 9:00AM & 11:00AM Full Services, 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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