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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.

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Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday, April 13: the beginnning of Holy Week.  We will wave palm branches and shout "Hosanna!"  Services are 9 and 11 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 17: We will gather in the sanctuary at 7:00 p.m., emphasizing the humility and starkness of this night.  The service brings to light the Word of God in the Gospel of Luke, with church members bringning these Words to life and help retell the story of Jesus' Last Supper, desertion and betrayal.

Good Friday, April 18: 12:00 p.m., we gather in the shadow of the cross with our traditional Good Friday service.  The choir will guide us with meaningful, stirring music, and we will observe the liturgy of the Gospel of Mark.  After the service, and until 6:00 p.m., the chapel will be open for private prayer.  Devotionals will be available.

Easter Sunday, April 20:  Services are at 9 and 11:00 a.m.  Christ is Risen!, He is Risen Indeed!  There will be brass, beautiful anthems and a sanctuary full of Easter lilies and spring flowers.  Join us, bring a friend for this holy Easter Day!

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Grace Traces

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Noah's Ark Take Six

But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and all the domestic animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided;  the fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained,  and the waters gradually receded from the earth. At the end of one hundred fifty days the waters had abated;  and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. The waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.  Genesis 8:1-5

 
God remembered Noah and all the animals.  Such a sentence seems to suggest, on some level, God forgot.  That in the midst of the storm waters churning, lightening crashing, and chaos chaos-ing (not sure that is really a word), perhaps God got so caught up in it all that the ark became like an ant in the midst it all.  God lost the ark, it became a proverbial tree in the midst of the forest. Read More

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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