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Welcome!

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.

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Grace Traces

Friday, October 17, 2014

Often when we read the 10 Commandments, we conflate this top ten list with rules we need to unquestionably obey.  Etched in our mind is Charlton Heston coming down with his hair flowing... his beard flowing...his robe and words flowing saying, "I thus giveth thee tenth Commandmenths".  But when you read Exodus 20, God speaks.  God does not have Moses play secretary, God simply speaks and a relationship with God's people is formed and fashioned.  

 That is pretty much how every relationship is formed.  You talk...and talk...negotiate and re-negotiate.  The rules around relationships are bendy and flexible.  Read More
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60th Anniversary Reception

Saturday, November 1, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

We hope that you have Saturday, November 1st on your calendar for our 60th Anniversary Celebration reception. A few notes about this event: this is a reception/open house. This is a special occasion and we encourage you to dress up if you like. Finally, we need you to please sign up by calling signing up on the clipboard in Fellowship Hall, or call the church office. Due to space limitations there is only room for 200 guests and we would like you to be one of them of them. The hors d'oeuvres are being catered generously by one of our Church members. Church invited officials and guests who are community friends of our Church will be received as well as all FCUCC Congregants and attendees. Our pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. John Syster will be at this event. You are invited to catch up and chat with him. Dr. John will preach the following day, Sunday November 2nd. Please remember we have one service, 10:30 am, that day. There will be cake and ice cream following the service as well as some special surprises.

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Worship This Sunday

Please join us this Sunday for WORSHIP at 9 or 11 am

This Sunday, October 19th we will continue to journey with Moses and the Israelites through the wilderness.  Exodus 32 will be our focused scripture.  There will be special music at both services featuring two of our members on flute.  Please come and make a joyful noise with us this Sunday, and bring a friend!  All are welcome here: whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey.  

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Bible Study

October 22: 2 Kings 5:1-14

October 29: The Prophet Isaiah

November 5:  Micah 6, selected versers

November 12:  Acts 2 - A vision for the church?

November 19:  Jeremiah 1:4-10. 7:1-11

November 26:  NO BIBLE STUDY - Happy Thanksgiving

December 3:  Beginning the Journey through Matthew

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

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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