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Sunday Morning Worship Service   10:30 AM

All are welcome!

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contemporary worship service?

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OUR CORE VALUES

We are a Just Peace and Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.

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We are radically inclusive and extravagantly welcoming. We are a church of Love In Action.
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Welcome to St. Andrew United Church of Christ!
We are a progressive and inclusive expression of the Christian faith.

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, the New College of Florida, the Ringling College of Art and Design, and Suncoast Technical College.

We are a member of Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (SURE) and the Gulfcoast Affirming Interfaith Network (GAIN).


 



 STUDY AND DISCUSSION GROUP

Beginning on October 30 and November 1, 2018!
Join us on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM or Thursdays at 10:00 AM

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. This video and discussion series features over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers.

Join us as we learn more about the intersection of faith and science!

 

Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today

Bible scholar and Episcopal bishop John Shelby Spong contends that there is mounting pressure among Christians for a radically new kind of Christianity–a faith deeply connected to the human experience instead of outdated dogma. To keep Christianity vital, he urges modern Christians to update their faith in light of these advances in our knowledge, and to challenge the rigid and problematic Church teachings that emerged with the Reformation. There is a disconnect, he argues, between the language of traditional worship and the language of the twenty-first century. Bridging this divide requires us to rethink and reformulate our basic understanding of God.