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Sunday at Naples UCC

Worship Service at 10 a.m.

Pentecost & Mental Health Ministry | Sunday, May 19, 2024.

Join us on Sunday as Rev. Angela Wells-Bean will be preaching her sermon titled The Fallacy of Normalcy, based on Acts 2: 1-21.

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Returning to a Single Service

Starting this Sunday, we will return to a single worship service at 10 a.m. If you are not able to join us in person, we invite you to stay connected with us online. You may stream our services live by clicking “Watch Online” on our website, or experience any of our past services at your convenience, by visiting our YouTube page

Wear Red for Pentecost!

We invite you to wear red for Pentecost Sunday.

In wearing red, we honor the Holy Spirit in our midst. Following the service, we hope you will join us in the Gathering Place for celebratory cake and fellowship!

Member Directory

DEADLINE, Friday, May 31, 2024 

Attention NUCC Full and Associate Members! We are working on a printed Member Directory for the Summer of 2024. If you are a church member and your contact information has recently changed or you prefer not to have your information printed in the directory, please get in touch with Yuli Mercado before Friday, May 31. By not requesting to omit your information from the directory by May 31 you are agreeing to its inclusion and distribution. Once finalized, a digital copy of the Member Directory will be shared with church members. Printed copies will also be available upon request at the church office for members only. 

WISE for Mental Health Ministry

Sunday, Following service, Gathering Place

Naples UCC is a WISE for Mental Health church which means that we’re committed to being Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged with people who have mental health concerns, and their families. Stop by the Gathering Place after worship to meet a few of the members of the WISE ministry and to learn more about what they do and how you can get involved. Their next meeting is on Thursday, September 5 at 10 a.m., all are welcome! 

Guatemala Presentation

Sunday, Following service, N-207/Zoom

A group of 10 people from Naples UCC traveled to Guatemala in early April to do service work alongside our mission partner, People for Guatemala. Join them for a brief presentation of their experience, and to learn more about the important work of People for Guatemala. We will also discuss plans for a future trip. Light bites will be served. The presentation will also be accessible by Zoom. Click here to join the event.

Photographer Needed

If you enjoy photography and own a professional-grade camera we need you! Our church is working on a project to photograph and memorialize murals on the former PCA campus, if you’d like to be of help please don't hesitate to get in touch with Yuli Mercado. 

Caregivers’ Support Group - Today

Our Caregivers Support Group will meet today at 2 p.m. in N-101. All are welcome! For more information, please reach out Joan Millon at joanmillon6@gmail.com. We hope to see you there. 

Social Soirée

Sunday, May 20, Deep Lagoon

Come and meet up with old friends...or make new ones! We are excited to share that we will have a Social Soirée on Monday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m. at Deep Lagoon Seafood Restaurant, located at 8777 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL, 34108. Join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, and great food! Please sign up in the Gathering Place or by contacting the church office. If you have any questions or updates to your attendance, please contact Susan Melick at (239) 293-8446. We hope to see you there!

Men's New Chapters

All men are invited to be part of the weekly men’s ministry group here at NUCC. The group will meet on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in Nelson Hall Room 101. Come for coffee, and stimulating conversation, as we will begin a new book soon. The group is organized by Rich Kirschner, please email him for the Zoom. We hope you will join us! 

Bargain Box Focused Donation Drive

Sunday, May 19, The Portico

The Bargain Box will be holding a focused donation drive once a month. We are overjoyed by the overwhelming success of our focused drive last month. Thank you for your participation and generosity. This month it will be on Sunday and we are looking for gently used costume jewelry. A table will be set up under the portico and donations should be dropped off before and after service. You may reach out to Mary Robinson at (239) 298-3496, if you have any questions. Thank you for your support of the Bargain Box!

Come and Summer Shop at the Bargain Box!

Our Bargain Box Thrift Store located at 3906 Tamiami Trail East is open from 10-3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Every time you shop at the store, you help to support the needs of our local community! A treasure awaits... If you have Bargain Box questions about shopping or about donating, call Manager Sandy Goldstein at (239)262-3802. 

Walk and Wonder: Final Walk for the Season

Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 a.m., Pelican Bay South Berm 

Join members and friends for fellowship, prayer and walking in nature. The Walk and Wonder group eagerly welcomes family members, friends and especially newcomers to the NUCC community. On Wednesday, May 22, enjoy the final walk for the 2023-24 season along the Pelican Bay Berm beginning at the Naples Grande to the Butterfly Garden near the Commons Tram station. If time allows, we will walk the boardwalk down to South beach. Meet in the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Anticipate our return to church by 10:00 a.m. Contact Merrill Noble at mwnoble56@gmail.com if you have questions plan to attend for the first time or would like to carpool from the church parking lot. 

Mahjong on Mondays

Mahjong Pro or curious to learn?

Join Mahjong on Mondays from 1 - 3 p.m. in N-101.

Free and all are welcome, always!

NUCC Book Club

Monday, June 24, 2 p.m., N-104 & ZOOM

There will be no May meeting, but the NUCC Book Club will resume on June 24 at 2:00 p.m. in person in N-104 and on Zoom, with reading Someone Else’s Shoes: A Novel by Jojo Moyes. Full of Jojo Moyes’ signature humor, brilliant storytelling, and warmth, Someone Else’s Shoes is a story about how just one little thing can suddenly change everything. Save the date, we hope to see you there! 

Teen Youth Group - Cancelled

Nursery Care in Nelson Hall

Nursery childcare for infants through 4 years old is available each Sunday morning now beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Nelson Hall room 203 (the building across the Gathering Place). Please sign in with our nursery staff. Our current space located next to the sanctuary is still available to you as a Wiggle Room. Feel free to utilize that space if you wish to stay with your child. 

Next Sunday Service

Memorial Day Sunday

Sunday, May 26 • 10 a.m.

Rev. Dr. Mark Williams, preaching

Back to the Future

Joshua 4: 1-9

Forrest Johnston, trumpet

Rev. Angela Wells-Bean will be guest preaching

at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice. 

Lost and Found: Ring and Bracelet 

Did you lose a ring or a small bracelet?

A ring was found in the Sanctuary on Sunday, April 21 and a small bracelet was found Sunday, May 5. If you might have lost one of these items, please contact us by calling our church office at (239)261-5469.

NUCC Calendar of Events

To view all our upcoming events and ways to connect,

visit our online calendar for NUCC here.

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Grace Place Food Pantry Distribution

Today at noon

Join NUCC volunteers from 12:00-2:30 p.m. to help at the Grace Place Food Pantry. Volunteers help set up and distribute canned and fresh food to the clients. You may sign up in the Gathering Place or call the church office. Grace Place currently serves 300 families weekly. To learn more about our mission partner, visit their website at https://graceplacenaples.org .

Grace Place Backpack Drive

The current school year is not over but already Grace Place for Children & Families is planning for the 2024-25 school year. NUCC will once again be collecting filled backpacks for Primary Grades (K-2). A list of the needed supplies can be found below. Filled backpacks can be dropped off at church starting Sunday, May 12. There will also be a box in the narthex for drop-off during the week. The deadline for donations is Friday, July 12. Their “Back to School Bash” is scheduled for Saturday, July 20 this year. Thank you for helping us support the children of Collier County!

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