Weekly Bible Study - Led by the pastor, this group focuses on one of the lectionary passages for the upcoming Sunday service.
Pastoral Book Study - Pastor Mike has started a book study on antirascism which will run through July 14, 2023. The book is How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. This book was selected as the "all church" read for the Join the Movement UCC initiative against racism. You can learn more about this movement by clicking here.
Book Talk Tea (seasonal) - Each month, members get together to discuss books that have been selected for Reading for Renewal by the Florida United Church of Christ Women as well as books not on the list that are of interest. Click here to access the reading list for 2023-2024. Contact Sandy James-Nogaj at email@example.com for further information. Book Talk Tea does not meet in the summer but will resume on October 13, 2023 at noon in the church library.
Our library is open throughout the year and books can be borrowed on a "honor" basis.
Lecture Series - Each year we present a lecture series focusing on important topics impacting our church, community, country and/or the world. The 2023 series, titled Care of Creation: Stories of Resilience, stemmed from our having survived Hurricane Ian but touched on a broad range of topics. Over the course of five weeks, the following presentations were made: Dr. Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House African American Museum in Punta Gorda, spoke to us about her “Reflections of a Colored Girl." Dr. Richard Whitman presented information about his nonprofit group, Heal the Harbor. Dr. Joseph Pepe of the Charlotte County Department of Health discussed adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Members of our Social Justice Ministry Team spoke to regenerative agriculture. Dr. Terry Root addressed the Senate’s 2700-page bipartisan infrastructure bill. Stay tuned for information about our 2024 lecture series.