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Outreach Basket Auction

Date: Saturday, November 9

Time: 9:00 am

You won't want to miss this annual event. There will be many baskets with different themes to bid on and a fabulous Silent Auction, too.

Among the Silent Auction items are:

  • one week time-share in Kissimmee
  • stained glass window
  • Swarovski crystal-studded bag
  • brand new circular saw
  • beautiful handmade doll house
  • round of golf for 4 @ Pelican Pointe
  • brunch for 4 @ Pelican Pointe
  • Personal Chef package - pick 6 entrees to be prepared for you
  • teas & 6 varieties of cookies frozen and ready to bake
  • cocktail party with appetizers and 6 different flavored vodkas

AND, we do accept credit cards for the Silent Auction items!

After you've placed all your bids and dropped your tickets in the jars for the theme baskets, be sure to refresh yourself in the cafe.

All proceeds from this auction are donated to local non-profit agencies.

Date: 4th Friday of the month 

Time: 9:30 am 

Location: Parlor



The Caregiver Support Group at the Venice United Church of Christ is a confidential meeting of people who have become caregivers - often a new, uncertain, and life changing role.  The goal of the group is for caregivers to gain the best support available for themselves and their families, and prepare for the future.  


While attending a group is not the solution for all, it can be a vital part of maintaining the health and well-being of both caregiver and patient.  Caregivers must maintain their own health and well-being so they can help their loved one.  Research has shown that attending a support group can reduce caregiver stress – a very desirable benefit. 

Many people don’t attend a group because they think they are depressing or someplace you go if you can’t cope. But the opposite is true! You will meet with other caregivers who are going through similar situations.  Groups help you cope. Studies have found that the least depressed caregivers attend a group. And group members themselves have often found that while the group is a good place to cry if you need to, it is also is a great place to laugh.  


Our group meets monthly – the scheduled dates are in the weekly Connect and monthly Tidings.  All caregivers are welcome.

VUCC Mental Health Ministry


4th Thursdays @ 7

Date: Thursday, November 21

Time: 7:00 pm


Suicide Prevention:

What You Need to Know

with Amy Vogel


Did you know that...

  • Over 800,000 people per year die from suicide?
  • It is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.?
  • It is the 8th leading cause of death in Florida with one occurring every three hours?


Well, it's true. That's why we need to learn the ways we can intervene and hopefully change the story.


Amy Vogel will be our speaker for the evening. Amy works with a suicide prevention group in North Port called Holly's Hope, where she provides suicide prevention and postvention education to her local community. She is a board member of the Southwest Florida chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention where she conducts trainings for community members.Amy also serves on the board for the Englewood Community Coalition that works with students to be drug free. She is also pursuing her degree in mental health counseling and is a certified clinical trauma professional.


Please join us on November 21! As always, there is no charge for this program.

Holy Communion

All God's people are invited and welcome at our table.

We come as insiders and outsiders gathered as one community.

We come as families and strangers, neighbors and welcome guests.

We are young and old, weak and strong, stranger and friend.

We are wise and naive, at peace, and filled with trepidation.

We are with dear ones and with those living lives of isolation.

We are married, single, gay, straight and widowed.

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey,

you are welcome here at Christ's table.

We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month.