We Welcome You

Wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome and appreciated for who you are. The best way to find out about our congregation and this opportunity for you is to visit and observe.

Please accept our invitation to worship with us on any Sunday morning or visit our grounds.  Visitors and congregants alike can enjoy meditation on our labyrinth and a walk in our memorial grounds.

We are a warm and caring community of faith, centrally located on picturesque Sanibel Island.  Welcome!

--The members and staff of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ


Office Hours:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Weekdays

Announcements

09/17/14 WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SCUCC!

SUMMER SUNDAY SEMINAR SERIES continues in Heron Hall at 9:00AM Sunday mornings.  TED Talks continue with the September 21st talk featuring Mustafa Akyol, examining the interface between Islamic faith and local cultural customs.  On Sunday, September 28th the final talk in the series will feature lobbyist and activist Esta Soler, in a review of the thirty year history of domestic violence legislation and practice.  The talk is titled "How We Turned the Tide on Domestic Violence".  The series is free, and all are invited!  See you there.

 

SUNDAY SEMINAR TO FEATURE BOOK STUDY: We are joining in a denomination wide book study exploring Rob Shindler's "Hot Dogs and Hamburgers: Unlocking Life's Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age". This 4-week book study discussion will begin Sunday, October 5, 2014 and run through Sunday, October 26. The program is part of the United Church of Christ's emphasis on literacy called "Reading Changes Lives". Across the nation, one in five adults cannot read above a fourth grade level. 70% of adult prison inmates, and 85% of juvenile offenders are considered functionally illiterate. So too, 20% of high school graduates. The series will be held Sunday mornings at 9:00AM in Heron Hall. Books are available through the church office. For further information call (239) 472-0497

Sanibel Christian Preschool Welcomes New Teacher - Lora Lea Plummer as the teacher of our new class for two year old students.  Lora joins Director and VPK Teacher Laura Miltner and 3 year old class Teacher Ana Abella providing students with a warm and welcoming environment in which to nurture each individual student’s developmental emotionally, educationally, physically and spiritually.  Lora adds her talents as an artist to the Fine Arts and Music component of the program.  Children are introduced to both classical music and other fine arts, and encouraged to experience these through multiple sensory expressions, including their own creative interpretations.  As a ministry of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, the Preschools shares in the congregations practice that all people are God’s loved children, welcoming children and families of all backgrounds.  We offer scholarships, enabling families in all economic situations an affordable, quality education.    For applications or more information please contact the Preschool through the church office at 472-0497.  

 

SANIBEL CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL APPLICATION - Below

http://www.sanibelucc.org/docs/boarddocs/152/FinalSanibelpreschool_2014-15_school_year_app.pdf

 

 

WE OFFER SHINE AND JOURNEY - GREAT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH.  SEE OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS TAB FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. See the 2014/2015 SHINE Program Registration Form - click link below:

 

Sign up now for “Shine!” at  Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ’, our Wednesday after school  program for Preschoolers and K-5th graders. Beginning August 27  “Shine!” meets Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5pm on Wednesdays August through May, with drop-off time beginning at 2:30pm.  During the hour for drop-off we provide a snack, time for free play on our playground, or a quiet area for students to begin homework or other quiet activities. The Registration fee is $65.00 per child, maximum of $130.00 per family for the complete school year.  Scholarships are available.  Starting at 3:30pm Associate Pastor Deb Kunkel lead’s the kids with fun and activities as they discover how God’s love shines both on us and through us to others.  Preschoolers join Mrs. D (Judi Daugherty) to enjoy their own activities. We use faith and Bible lessons, arts and crafts, games, devotions, music, service projects and more!  There will also be special “guests” from our church family and from the community who will share ways to live out their faith and love from God in everyday life with the children. The program is open to the public and children of all backgrounds are welcomed.  To help make it a little easier for tight family schedules, we offer an optional “Pizza Club” at 5:00pm.  The whole family- older and younger siblings as well as parents are welcome to join us for dinner!  There is no charge, but freewill donations are accepted to help us with costs.  Take advantage of our “free trial period” on August 27, September 3 and 10.  Register your child, let them try it for three weeks, and THEN if you want them to continue, pay the $65.00 registration fee for the year.  If transportation is needed, we have parents willing to drive other students along with theirs to and from the program. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way, directly across from Periwinkle Place.  To register, see the link to the registration form below, or stop by the church office.  For more information, or if you’d like to volunteer to help, contact the church at 472-0497. 

http://www.sanibelucc.org/docs/boarddocs/155/SHINE_204_Registration.pdf

 

ELECTRONIC GIVING AUTHORIZATION FORM:

http://www.sanibelucc.org/docs/boarddocs/154/ACH_AUTHORIZATION_FORM0001.pdf

09/12/14 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

                             

REGULAR WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE

Join us on Sundays at 7:45 AM Chapel; 10:00AM Full Service, with Sunday School and nursery care provided.

 EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Call the church for more information (239) 472-0497                                                                  

 

 

 

 

08/24/11 EXPERIENCE JOHN'S BLOG!

To read Pastor John's Blog click on this link: www.periwinkleponderings.blogspot.com

08/24/11 Sermons (Printed Format)

Would you like to review a past sermon?  Or did you see something in last week's bulletin you forgot to jot down?   We've got you covered.  The weekly Sermons and Bulletins in printed format, are a few clicks away in the "Sermons & Bulletins" tab.

   

Sanibel Congregational
United Church of Christ

2050 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
Phone: 239-472-0497
Fax: 239-472 -5939
Email: office@sanibelucc.org

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