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Eirinn Abu Christmas Concert

Grammy-nominated saxophone player, Eirinn Abu will present a Christmas Concert at SunCoast Cathedral MCC, 3276 E Venice Ave., Venice, Florida on Sunday, December 10th at 4:00 pm. Christian artist Abu’s 2011 “Forever in Love” CD boasts Dolly Parton as guest artist received a 2016 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for “Ten Love Stories”.    His “Hymns” CD was released on Easter.    Abu and his wife Brandy Doyal have relocated from Nashville to Venice, and share his music ministry with many churches in the area.  The Concert is free with a love offering to be taken.  Call (941) 484-7068 for more information.

Eirinn Abu Concert
Eirinn Abu Concert

December Events

Highlights of What’s Coming Up 
at SunCoast Cathedral MCC
Fri., Dec. 1 — Church Decorating
Fri., Dec 1 – World AIDS Day Service, St. Andrews UCC, Sarasota
Tues., Dec. 5, 12, 19 or Thursday, Dec. 7, 14, 21
        — Book Study, Learning to Walk in the Dark
Wednesday, Dec. 6 — SCC Christmas Potluck &
                                   Carol Sing
Sunday, Dec. 10 — Bake Sale following Service
Sunday, December 10 4:00 — Eirinn Abu Sax Concert
Wednesday, December 13 — Bobbi’s Coffee Hour
Wednesday, December 13  Christmas Choir Concert                                       Church of the Trinity, Sarasota
Saturday, Dec. 16 — Christmas Choir Concert, SCC
Sunday, Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve Services, AM & PM
Sunday, Dec. 31 — “Putting on the Ritz”
                                            New Year’s Eve Dance
Saturday, January 20 — Annual Congregational                                                   Meeting

 

OCTOBER LETTER
FROM YOUR PASTORS

Dear SunCoast Members and Friends:
 
Our first annual Homecoming Weekend was a big success!  We had great attendance at our Friday night Revival, our BBQ, concert and Sunday Service. Even more important, the Holy Spirit was there, in abundance!
 
CHOIR RECRUITMENT! 
We need Basses and Altos, but everyone is welcome!  IT IS NOT TOO LATE to make a seasonal commitment to enhance our choir during the holiday season.  Join us Wednesday nights at 7:30, participate in our joint Christmas performances with Church of the Trinity MCC, and for our Christmas Eve service of Carols and Candles!  If you are a “closeted” singer, or just love the joy of singing choral music, join us!
In November:
  • All Saints’ Sunday November 5 – provide a photo of a loved-one by Wednesday, Nov. 1 to share in the remembrance of our saints.
  • New Member class November 5, after church, sign up in the lobby or call the office (941-484-7068).
  • Pet Memorial Service November 11, 6:00 PM.
  • Honoring our Veterans in the 10 am service on November 12.
  • SunCoast MCC will participate in the Community Thanksgiving Service at Venice UCC, November 22, 7:00 PM.   
COME CELEBRATE ADVENT WITH US:
  • Daytime Advent study of Barbara Brown Taylor’s book Learning to Walk in the Dark, Tuesdays, December 5, 12, and 19 at 10 AM here at the church.
  • Our Sundays at 10:00 AM will focus on the theme of “Holy Darkness,“as we engage the mystery of preparing for the birth of Jesus as the days get shorter and darker, even here in Florida!
  • Wednesday, December 6:   5-7 PM   All Church Christmas Potluck, bring a gift to share (under $10), caroling and fellowship.
  • Sunday, December 10,  4:00  PM  WELCOME BACK EIRINN ABU, the saxophonist who dazzled us last Easter, sharing his Christmas and holiday repertoire
  • December 13 (in Sarasota) and December 16 (In Venice), 7:00 PM, “All the World has Joy” JOINT CHOIR CONCERTS, with our choir and Church of the Trinity MCC.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE, December 24, 6 PM:   “Carols and Candles at Christmas”:  Invite your family and friends to this warm holiday tradition of celebrating Jesus’ birth.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DECEMBER 31st:
We will have church Sunday morning as usual, and “Putting on the Ritz,” an evening of hors’doerves, a toast, and a time of dancing and joy 7:00 to 10:30 PM.   Our special guest will be Oliver Dill, who will sing and DJ the evening.  Tickets are $15.00 for singles and $25.00 for couples.
We hope that our menu of holiday offerings will inspire you, and we pray that you will find peace, comfort, joy and the love of God and neighbors this season.
As your pastors, we are looking forward to celebrating our first holiday season with you.  If we have not seen you in a while, please come and check us out to see the changes at SunCoast MCC and the things that continue to make us a unique place to worship and find community.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Nancy and Rev. Vickie

 

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phone:  941-484-7068