Weekly Eclips Newsletter





News from SunCoast MCC



 

Sunday, April 22 

Worship With Us 
as We Experience God’s Word Brought by Rev. Vickie Miller
Message:  “Vulnerable in the Valley”
Readings: Psalm 23, John 10:11-18
 

What’s Coming Up at SunCoast MCC

Saturday, April 21 – Faith and Family Night with the StoneCrabs

Tuesdays, April 24 and May 1, 8 – The Gift of Years: 
Growing Old Gracefully, a book study 

Thursday, April 26 – Trans-Visibility Day

Sunday, May 6 – Congregational Forum 
Branding and Communication, Team Reports
Friday, May 18 – Spring Fling Dance
Sunday, May 20 -Eve Burchert Event
Wednesday, May 23 – Appreciation Pot Luck for Gene Wolfgang

 

Saturdays, 

AA: Closed Meeting: 10am

 

 


The Gift of Years: 
Growing Old Gracefully, 
a book study 

Class dates: April 24, May 1 and May 8 at 10 am 
 
You can still join Rev. Nancy and Rev. Vickie as we explore together the spiritual, physical and emotional impact of aging. Joan Chittister’s book includes a collection of inspirational reflections on topics such as memories, faith, regret, meaning and adjustment. 

 

Tuesdays


Rainbow AA: Open Meeting:  7:30pm

NA Closed Meeting: 8pm 

 


Wednesdays
Choir Practice: 7:30pm
Praise Singers Practice: 8:30pm
 


THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Is
Trans-Visibility Night 
at SunCoast MCC
THURSDAY, 6:30 to 8:30 PM 
April 26

Join us for an informative, challenging evening, followed by dessert, coffee and conversation, as Transgender members of our community share their stories and hope with all of us! Come, learn and support this important effort to support the visibility, dignity and safety of our Trans community.
Allyson Fitcher will serve as the Convener of the panel. The event is sponsored by SunCoast Metropolitan Community Church
ALL ARE WELCOME
 
LAY DELEGATES WILL HELP YOU 
REGISTER FOR GENERAL CONFERENCE    
General Conference will culminate our 50th Anniversary year with our worldwide jubilee: 
Celebrate!  
Mark your calendar and register today as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 

Metropolitan Community Churches at General Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA 1-5 July 2019. 

ORLANDO, FL Registration Fee Schedule: Save by registering by April 30, 2018! 
The next two Sundays, our Lay Delegates will be available follwing church to help you register if you have questions. Information on General Conference can be found on the Website Lay Delegates Page. You may also register using the link on that page. It is found under Resources on our home page.
https://www.suncoastcathedralmcc.org/lay-delegates-page/ 

Promo Rate: Closes 30 April 2018 US/Canada: $325 
Early Bird Rate Closes 1 April 2019 US/Canada: 
$425 
Regular Rate US/Canada: $475 

Q: Can I do a payment plan? A: Yes, 3-installment payment plans are available for the $375 rate. Your first payment will be $108 and due at the time of registration. The other installments will be established by each registrant and the registrar. If you have any questions on payment plans, please contact:
conferences@MCCchurch.net Do you have a question not on this list? Email:
conferences@MCCchurch.net 

Our host hotel is the Orlando Hilton! The cost per night of the hotel is $139 (plus taxes and a $10 resort fee). Each room will have complimentary WIFI, a fridge, and a coffee maker. A standard room is one king bed or two queen beds. 
Guests of the conference will be charged a special parking rate of $6/night or $23 for valet. 
 

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL FORUM & POTLUCK SUNDAY MAY 6 
Following Worship Brief Team Reports Presentation on the progress of our Branding and Communications efforts: (a summary of work done, some branding education, outreach to new people with a purposed image and look) Questions and Discussion Introduction of our “New Church Sign Team” Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate!
 

 

HOSPITALITY PLAN 

If your last name starts from M to  R
, April is your month. Help out this month, as you are able – bring something at least once during
April.
May:   S to Z 
 

SILVER MCC 

CROSSES

  FOR SALE 
 

 

$100 EACH 

See Dan Mullins to purchase one! 

 

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.

 

Congratulations, 
Pastor Joseph Tiu SanJose! 
For graduating summa Cum Laude, Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary. 
He achieved these awards:  Bishop   Danciel C. Arichea Biblical Studys Award, Emerita & Emilio Songco Sr. Award for Liturgy, and Levi & Adora Bautista Award for Church & Society.    He is a member of Open Table MCC in Quezon City, Philippines, and
SCC MCC sponsored him to attend the last General Conference in 2016 as a part of the Be a Gem Program. 


 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

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

 
2018 GIVING CHALLENGE CHAPS

(Charlotte HIV/AIDS Peoples Support) is participating in the 2018 Giving Challenge. During the Challenge, The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 Match for each individual donor’s online contribution – up to $100.00 Every person who makes a donation of $25 to $100 will be matched. CHAPS also has an additional matching grant of $1,000 which will essentially triple your gift. WHEN: Noon, May 1 to Noon, May 2 HOW: 1. Search for CHAPS on the home page of: www.givingpartnerchallenge.org 2. Make a donation with a major credit card or debit card. Each gift is 100% tax deductible. The 2018 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by the Patterson Foundation.
 
 
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