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We are an open and affirming congregation that welcomes and embraces persons of every gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, age and ability. We invite you to join in the life and ministry of our church.


Grace Traces

Wednesday, September 10

How do YOU read Scripture?


How do you read Scripture?  If you are like the majority of faithful, church-going, hymn-singing, blog reading people...the most honest answer to that questions is, "Not very often."  At least, not very often outside of Sunday morning.  Well over half of people surveyed by the Pew Form a few years ago admitted that they don't read Scripture outside of church.  Let's face it, that makes some sense.  The Bible might not be nearly as compelling as the latest novel from your favorite author.  Not to mention the print is a bit on the tiny side, the pages a bit on a thin side, and a little to much emphasis on, "So and so begat so and so who begat so and so..."  And you thought Harlequin romance novels were only interested in sex.  Seriously, that is a lot of begating!  Each of us brings a perspective to Scripture.  Read More


Bible Study

You are invited to dwell in the Word with us EVERY Wednesday morning from 11 am to noon.  We meet in the Fellowship Hall of the church to study and talk about the scripture for the upcoming Sunday.  Here are a few upcoming passages

August 27 we will study Psalm 100 along with a special treat

September 3 we will study Genesis 8, story of Noah

September 10 we will study Genesis 12, story of Abram/Abraham and Sarai/Sarah

September 17 we will study Genesis 37, story of Joseph of "Technicolor Coat" fame

September 24: No Bible Study

Hope you will join in the conversation.  You are always welcome.


Worship This Sunday

Please join us this Sunday for WORSHIP at 10 am

This Sunday we continue our journey through great narravites of the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament.  Last Sunday we heard about Noah, this Sunday we turn to Abraham and Sarah, please click here to read the passage before worship.  We hope you will join us in worship and bring a friend!  All are welcome here: whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey.  

Contact Information

First Congregational United Church of Christ
1031 S. Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 953-7044 or (941) 365-4463
Fax: (941) 952-5245

Email: uccsarasota@aol.com

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