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Loving all people, growing in faith,
    working toward God's vision of
    justice, healing and joy

   An Open and Affirming/Creation Justice Congregation

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Church Office Hours

Church Office is open Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. 

Mark is normally on the church campus Tuesday-Thursday pending pastoral visits or off site meetings. Please feel free to just “drop by” or make an appointment directly with him by email: mark@sanibelucc.org or text/phone call: 908-477-5426   

Bible Study 

We will meet meet this Thursday, May 23 @ 10:30 am on Zoom.

Each week, we explore the Scripture passage(s) being used in Worship that coming Sunday. These sessions are largely “guided discussion” in approach, focusing on your questions and insights from reading the text(s) ahead of time, with Mark facilitating and adding relevant context and detail as needed or wanted. This approach allows for participants to engage with the Bible creatively, and with an eye toward how the text speaks to us in our time and lives. In addition, they are great prep for getting more out of the Sunday messages!  You will receive the information you need to join in on these sessions, as well as the passages you need to read in advance, on Wednesday afternoons.  If interested in attending for the first time, we have Zoom information to attend the study on our Calendar page.

 

Spiritual Exploration

      “Blessed Are Who???: The Beatitudes Then and Now”

Tuesdays: May 21 and 28

7:00-8:15pm on Zoom 

The “Beatitudes” are among the most influential spiritual teachings in human history. They have appeared in and influenced literature, politics, and moral and ethical philosophy.

In this five-week unit, we will explore the Beatitudes as they are presented to us by both Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospels, how they would have been understood in Jesus’ time and the time those gospels were written, and how they might speak to us in this time.

New Chat Feature Added to Our YouTube Stream!

We are now able to “chat” with each other on Sunday mornings during the livestream our Worship celebrations on YouTube. All you need do is log into YouTube using just your email address and name. You will be asked to follow YouTube’s guidelines and check the box stating you are over 18 years of age. YouTube will not ask for any personally identifiable information other than your email address and name. Then open our service broadcast and the “chat window” will be available on the right side of your screen, just like in Zoom. You can then communicate with others who are also watching live if you wish to say hello or comment on the day’s proceedings.

 

 

 

 

 

Shell Point Women’s Group June Luncheon

The Sanibel Congregational UCC, Shell Point Women’s Group will have its next monthly luncheon meeting Friday, June 14th at 11:30am at the Palm Grill in the Woodlands Common. Please make reservations with Emily Kletzien at emily.kletzien@gmail.com.

 

Shell Point Men’s Group June Luncheon

The Sanibel Congregational UCC Men's Group will have its next monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, June 11th at noon at the Palm Grill in the Woodlands Common. Please make reservations with Candy Atchison at JimAtch@aol.com or 561-714-4655.

 

Adopt a Sunday--Fellowship Time Volunteers Needed

If you would like to help prepare and serve refreshments for Fellowship Time after Worship on Sundays, please sign up on the sheet found on the table in the back of the Fellowship Hall. It is easy, and assistance will be available if needed.  For more information, please sign up in fellowship hall on the sign up sheet. Dates available June 2, June 9, June 16 (Father's Day), June 23rd and June 30th.

Ushers Needed

If you are interested in ushering for Sunday Worship, please contact Frank Palaia at flpalaiajr@cs.com.

Liturgists Wanted

If you would like to be a Liturgist for our Sunday Worship celebrations, please contact Sharon Hannon, skbhannon@aol.com for information.

 

Interested in Joining SCUCC???

If you are considering becoming a member of SCUCC, or would simply like to find out more about us, please let Rev. Mark know. After you and he discuss the expectations and, as the old commercial says, “the benefits of membership”, you and he can schedule a Sunday that works best for you to become an official part of the SCUCC community.

 

Like A Ride To Worship?

If you would like a ride to Sunday Worship from Shell Point or Cypress Cove, please contact the Church Office at office@sanibelucc.org by noon on Thursdays.

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Our mission is to love all people…grow in faith…and work toward God’s vision of justice, healing and joy. 
Our character is to reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ: acceptance, forgiveness, kindness, respect
(for each person, our islands and our earth),
joy and love toward one another. You'll find us a positive,
non-judgmental place 
for you to worship, praise, rejoice and find the purpose our Maker has for
each of us, provided each week in a positive and uplifting message. 
Our church is one where you will be loved, accepted, supported, and affirmed regardless of your
age, class, ability, race, ethnicity, gender identification, or sexual orientation.  
No matter who you are, or where you are in your life journey, you are welcome here!

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