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Sunday Celebration 10:30 AM
All are welcome!
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OUR CORE VALUES
We are a Just Peace and Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.
YOU’RE WELCOME HERE!
We are radically inclusive and extravagantly welcoming. We are a church of Love In Action.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Welcome to St. Andrew United Church of Christ!
We are a progressive and inclusive expression of the Christian faith.
Our Sunday Celebrations offer worship rich in modern and traditional music and customs, with a challenging message, supportive prayer, and a children’s time. Communion, which is open to all, is on the first Sunday of every month. Celebrate with us in a relaxed, inclusive, inviting, and inspiring time to focus on our relationships with God and our growing church family.
We are proud to be an extravagantly welcoming church that fully includes all people, regardless of race, sex, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, physical ability, mental ability, economic status, or faith journey.
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.
We celebrate the diversity God created us to be! Together, we are:
• Young and old
• LGBT and straight
• Multiracial and multicultural
• Snowbirds and year-round Florida residents
• Folks who grew up in the UCC and folks who are new to the UCC
Our open-minded and welcoming environment attracts members from Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Lakewood Ranch, Osprey, University Place, Nokomis, Ellenton, The Meadows, Gulf Gate Estates, Southgate, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Myakka City, and from many other places in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
We are easily accessible from USF Sarasota-Manatee, New College of Florida, State College of Florida, the Ringling College of Art and Design, and Suncoast Technical College. We can be conveniently reached via Tamiami Trail, Beneva Road, and Clark Road.
We are a member of Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (SURE) and the Gulfcoast Affirming Interfaith Network (GAIN).
STUDY AND DISCUSSION GROUP
(Thursdays at 10:00 AM – Beginning September 19, 2019!)
The Study and Discussion Group will resume on Thursday, September 19, at 10:00 AM, and it will continue to meet weekly on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Every session begins with a time of prayer and reflection. Join us for a lively and enriching conversation!
The group is reading Emily C. Heath’s book, Courageous Faith: How to Rise and Resist in a Time of Fear (Pilgrim Press, 2017).
From the Pilgrim Press: For Christians, resistance is written right into our baptismal vows. Following Christ means resisting oppression and evil wherever we might find it. Doing that work requires us to first rise up, face our fears, and cultivate courage that can sustain us for the journey. Take the resurrection journey from a place of fear to a place of action as Emily C. Heath weaves together wisdom from Reformed theology, recovery communities, social justice visionaries, and more.
You can order Courageous Faith from the Pilgrim Press, Amazon, or your preferred retailer.
SINGSPIRATION SUNDAY CELEBRATION
September 29, 2019 – 10:30 AM
Most of our Sunday hymns come from the UCC’s New Century Hymnal, and we usually have one from the UCC’s other hymnal, Sing! Prayer and Praise every week as well. We print hymns from the two hymnals in our bulletins every week.
Do you have a favorite hymn that you haven’t heard in a while? During our Singspiration Sunday Celebration, we will dust off our hard copies of the New Century Hymnal and request and sing hymns to “make a joyful noise” together.
“Blessed Assurance”? We’ve got you covered!
“Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”? We will make a sweet sound together!
A favorite Christmas hymn? Sure! Why not?
An oldie but goodie? Absolutely!
Bring a friend to church on this special and musical Sunday!
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