Weekly Eclips Newsletter

 

News From
SunCoast Cathedral MCC
October 19, 2017

 
Worship With Us This Sunday
 
Message:   
“The Things That Are God’s” 

 

Preaching:  Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson
 
Scriptures:  

Psalm 96: 1-9

Matthew 22:15-22

Welcome to one of the best open and affirming churches on the SunCoast.
We are a welcoming, diverse and active community sharing God’s love in a spiritual environment offering Truth, Trust and Transformation.
 

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Get It in Your Calendar
 
 
Highlights of What’s Coming Up 
at SunCoast Cathedral MCC

 

Saturday, October 21 — Sarasota Pride
Saturday, October 21 — Charity Poker Tournament
Tuesday, October 24 — Spiritual Practices: Breathe Deep & Pray
Wednesday, October 25 — Let’s Get Creative: 1 Stroke Painting
Wednesday, October 25 — Prayer Surge
Tuesday, October 31 — Spiritual Practices: Rosaries…O, My!
Wed. Nov. 1 – Sun. Nov. 5 — Women’s Conference
Sunday, November 5 — Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday, November 5 — All Saints Day
Sunday, November 5 — Membership Class
Tuesday, November 7 — Spiritual Practices: Labyrinth
Wednesday, November 8 — Book of God Concludes
Thursday, November 9 — Bobbi’s Coffee Hour
Saturday, November 11 — Pet Memorial
Sunday, November 12 — Pet Blessing
Sunday, November 12 — Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 14 — Spiritual Practices: Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 15 — Let’s Get Creative: Button Art
Sunday, November 19 — Transgender Day of Remembrance
Wednesday, November 22 — VICA Thanksgiving Eve Service
(At Venice Church of Christ)

HELP NEEDED TO SET UP
8:30AM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20
CONTACT LINDA STAIB IF YOU CAN HELP
Coming Oct. 21…. Charity Poker Tourney Benefiting Alzheimer’s Assoc. of FL and SunCoast Cathedral MCC

Last year we raised nearly $2,000 for each group. This year our goal is $3,000 for each group.
You can help……. Sponsor a table or prizes! (Cost to you any amount between $20–$400) Donate Chinese Auction Prizes Volunteer To help with lunch, sell Chinese Auction Tickets the day of the event, help with clean-up! Make a pot of soup! Make a salad! To help with this event, contact Carla Petersen 402-319-3544 sharlavanpeters@aol.com

10am, Tuesdays, 
Through Nov. 14
Spiritual Practices Series:
 Connection, Harmony, Healing and Unity
Together we will explore new and creative ways to connect with the Divine.  Spiritual practices or disciplines have been used for centuries throughout all religions to cultivate one’s spiritual development and foster meaningful spiritual experiences.  Each week a facilitator will lead us through a different spiritual exercise.
October 24     Breathe Deep and Pray
This exercise will relax focus on relaxing our body and slowing down our 
breathing to enter into our inner quiet for prayer or meditation.
October 31 Rosaries, ……O my!   
A look at the various ways beads and other things are used to guide prayers.
November 7 Labyrinth
At Unity Church next door we will be given a tour of their labyrinth by their “garden angel.”   Participants will then have the opportunity to walk the labyrinth or to sit and observe as we pray and reflect together.

Come to learn more and experience this ancient prayer ritual.

November 14 Thanksgiving
Giving Thanks & Praise as we enter God’s gates and courts.

 

 

NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!
 Let’s Be Creative:  One Stroke Painting
10am, Wednesday, 
Oct. 25 
Learn how to paint and shade with just one stroke of the brush.  A $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials.  Bring a canvas, a metal tray, a wooden box, or whatever you want to decorate with your original artwork.  Be sure to wear your painter’s smock or at least clothes that can get paint on them!

 

Prayer Surge Service
6 pm, Wednesday, October 25 

 

 

 

 
MEMBERSHIP CLASS
SUNDAY, NOV. 5, FOLLOWING SERVICE
 
Have you been attending SunCoast Cathedral MCC for a while now?  Are you ready to take the next step as you strengthen your relationship with your church family?  Perhaps it’s time to consider becoming a member of SunCoast Cathedral MCC.
Membership Class follows the Worship Service on Sunday, Nov. 5.  The class lasts about two hours.  Lunch will be provided for those attending the class.  Sign up in the church lobby.

 
Read the Bible! 6pm,Wednesday,  
Nov. 8 
 Rev. Vickie will be leading a book discussion of The Book of God: The Bible as a Novel by Rev. Walter Wangerin. 
Reading schedule:
 
Nov. 8  Part 8

 
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Interfaith Fruit Collection Sunday October 29 
Bring apples, oranges, mangos, cantaloupe, grapefruit, pineapples, etc.  The donations of individual fruit will be given to the people who come to an Interfaith Dinner for the homeless and near homeless.  Help provide a healthy snack for those in need.
Blue Bags will be distributed Sunday, Oct. 22.
Fill your bag with individual fruit and return it to SunCoast Cathedral MCC on Oct. 29

WEEKLY EVENTS AT SUNCOAST CATHEDRAL MCC
Rainbow Paint
Rainbow AA: Open Meeting:  7:30pm, Tuesdays
NA Meeting: 8pm Tuesdays
 
Choir Practice: 7:30pm, Wednesdays

 
 CELEBRATING THE LIVES 
OF
 PETS 
WE’VE LOVED 
If you are planning to attend our third

Pet Memorial Service, this November 11, 6:00 pm, 
please register in the lobby of the church.  More details to follow…Looking forward to this celebration, Ellen Kindstedt

ARE YOU HIDING YOUR TALENTS 
UNDER A BUSHEL BASKET? 
 “People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house.” (Matthew 5:15) 
What are your talents? How can you use your gifts for God’s glory? What talents do you have to help SunCoast Cathedral? Butcher — Baker — Candlestick Maker! If you have a talent or a profession that you are able to share with our Church Family, let us know. Don’t hide it under a bushel basket! 
COOKING, CRAFTS, DECORATING, FLORAL ART, PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, SING, INTERIOR DECORATOR, SEWING, MARKETING, PUBLICITY, DESKTOP PUBLISHING, WRITING ARTICLES, OPERATE SOUND EQUIPMENT, OPERATE VIDEO EQUIPMENT, WEB DESIGN, COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, PHOTOGRAPHY, CARPENTRY, PAINTING, GARDENING, ELECTRICAL ARCHITECTURE, REPAIR WORK, PLUMBING, INTERIOR DESIGN, FUNDRAISING 
We may not need your talents immediately, but if you are willing to share your knowledge or help, you will be blessed. Please email our Pastoral Assistant Gene Hutter with your name, phone number, email address, and the area of your talent and/or other training, professional or non-professional, that you have to build up our Church Family. GeneHutter@suncoastcathedralmcc.org

 

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SunCoast Cathedral Pet Calendar Fundraiser
It’s time again for the SunCoast Cathedral MCC’s Pet Calendar.
 We are also selling the various dates for each month for your pet’s photo for $10 per date. Please see Jack and Teresa to reserve the dates you want. Your payment is due at the time you reserve your date and will ensure that you get the dates you want. 
We will also be taking orders for calendars. The cost is $20 per calendar and must be paid for at the time of order. These make great gifts, so feel free to order more than one.

 
SunCoast Cathedral MCC 
Cruise  
May 12 – 17, 2018
You Can Still Register  
For Details on How to Book a Room, click below:

Items of Interest
For more information on any of these topics, 
click on the links below:
Partnership with God is Grace MCC in Uganda: 
God is Grace MCC
Prayer Wall: 
Prayer Wall
3 Ways to Support Your Church Financially: 
Support Your Church

THRIVE MONTHLY CALENDAR 
For information on everything that’s happening at SunCoast Cathedral, check out the THRIVE 
monthly calendar.  Here’s the link: Thrive Magazine

On Line Giving Now Available 
For more information, click below:

SAVE YOUR
PLASTIC BOTTLECAPS
Bottlecaps can be used for benches, trash containers, and other great outdoor furniture.  All bottle caps we collect will go to Neal Armstrong Elementary School.  Put all plastic bottle caps in the bear in the fellowship hall.
Please, no metal bottle caps.

What’s Happening in the Denomination
This section will include articles/items of interest from MCC Churches.  If you are aware of an item that should be included, please let us know.

 


 

For more information, visit our web page at 
www.trinitymcc.com/conference
The conference is
$135 after October 1.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Let’s make SunCoast Cathedral MCC more visible in the community.  Support these events and let them know you’re with SCC.

 


 Sign Up in Church Lobby to Help with SCC Table at Pride


 

The Venice Interfaith Community Association and
the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice invites you to:
Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth
Four Wednesdays, October 25 – November 15 
7:00 – 9:00PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice 
1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34292
Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers discuss “The Power of Myth.” This is one of the
most highly regarded series in the history of public television.
October 25 
The Message of the Myth: At their deepest level, myths teach us how
to live – with ourselves, with others, and with the mystery at the heart of life.
November 1 
The First Storytellers: All of our culture’s rituals have their roots in
the myths of ancient hunters, who told stories and acted out rites to bring their 
lives into harmony with nature.
November 8 
Love and the Goddess: From karma to agape to courtly romance,
Campbell explores the mythology of love and the role of the female as the giver of 
life and form.
November 15 
Masks of Eternity: All cultures create “masks” – names and images

 

Venice Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

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The annual Venice Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Venice United Church of Christ, 620 Shamrock Blvd. Venice. Please join us for a time of thanksgiving as expressed by many voices of faith in our community.

 


CHARLOTTE COUNTY PRIDE WILL BE
JANUARY 20, 2018 
LAISHLEY PARK, PUNTA GORDA, FL
For Complete Details, Click Below
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SunCoast Cathedral MCC is sacred ground. We are a welcoming sanctuary of God’s grace, love, and peace. Please remember that no one’s personal information can be shared without that person’s permission. Please do not discuss relationship status, who attends SCC MCC and with whom they attend our church. We at SunCoast Cathedral MCC must always provide a safe environment for all people.
Thank you
SunCoast Cathedral MCC
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