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NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS ANNUAL MEETING
JANUARY 29, 2023
(in person and live on ZOOM)
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Meeting ID: 851 6293 5607
THIS SUNDAY AT SCUCC!
Worship In Person and Live-Streamed
Join us at our temporary home of Refuge Church, 1901 Brantley Road, Fort Myers on Sunday, January 29 at 10am.
On this Annual Meeting Sunday, the morning’s Message will explore Paul’s words to the early church in Corinth at a time of transition, and how they might speak to us individually and as a spiritual community now.
In addition, we will blessed with music from Dr. Mackenzie Albert on this “Congregational Music Choice Day”. As part of our Annual Meeting commemoration, the hymns, Music Meditation, Offertory, Introit and Postlude will all be sung or instrumental versions of the favorite hymns you submitted to Dr. Albert recently. What a great way to emphasize our congregational way.
Bible Study will not meet this Thursday, February 2. It will resume February 9, from 11 AM to 12:15 PM on Zoom.
Spiritual Exploration Unit Continues Tuesday, January 31.“You Mean That’s NOT in the Bible?”
Tuesdays: January 31; February 7 & 14. 7:00-8:15pm on Zoom only.
You know them - the sayings and aphorisms so many Christians and non- Christians alike have learned, passed on and trust in. Ones like: “God helps those who help themselves.” “Everything happens for a reason.” Many Christians and non-Christians are certain those sayings come directly from the Bible. But they, and other commonly shared ones, don’t. During this four-week unit, we will explore some of those common sayings and aphorisms which people of faith are often strongly invested in, but are only partly or minimally rooted in the biblical literature. We will also examine both the elements of spiritual truth to be found in them, as well as the ways they inhibit our spiritual growth.
Each session will be self-contained, so you do not need to be concerned if you are unable to attend them all. Join us for what promises to be a series of lively and insightful conversations.
Next Sunday, February 5, we will join in the first of what will be a regular series with Rev. Mark: “Ask the Minister”. On that morning, rather than delivering his usual Message, Mark will spend this part of Worship answering as many of your biblical, theological and spiritual questions as time permits. So get those questions ready! Either come that Sunday ready to ask them, or email them to Mark ahead of time if you wish. Over the years, this has proven to be an enjoyable, insightful and popular event at the church’s Mark has served, and hopefully will be here too! Please note that this is a change of date from the originally announced Sunday, January 29.
BE MY VALENTINE! On Tuesday February 14th, 5pm SCUCC Singles and Friends gather for refreshments at Gail Creager's home at the Woodlands, Shell Point. At 6pm we will dine at the Palm Grill at Shell Point. A three course dinner, with a choice of 3 entrees will be served for $42.00 plus tip. To reserve your place contact Eleanor Miller (in a green Sanibel baseball cap), after church, or call 860-318-1557 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.