For many, finding a Junonia shell on Sanibel is a once-in-a-life-time experience: A rare find indeed! The same could be said of those who have discovered Sanibel Community Church. For more than 100 years, this evangelical nondenominational Church has served all ages on the Islands. This congregation of more than 700 members provides many opportunities to the community for spiritual growth, including Bible Studies and fellowship groups throughout the week. SCC is deeply committed to ministering to families, with services for children (infant through 12th grade) and their parents.
Sanibel Community Church is a Church with a global vision of proclaiming the Good News of God’s love. Each year nearly one million dollars is invested in Missions outreach to those in need locally and abroad. The ministry staff is attentive to all ages and stages of life, with a passion that all receive encouragement and the loving care of the Body of Christ.
Sanibel Community Church is especially known for its free Fourth of July breakfast each year before the festive parade; Luminary Lights and Walk Through Bethlehem in December, Christmas Eve services for the whole family, and Easter Sunrise Service on the Sanibel Causeway. The Church also hosts a number of free concerts and special guest speakers for the Community.
The Sanibel Community Church also has the Carpenter’s Bookstore and Coffee Shop. The Carpenter’s Bookstore is the island’s only Christian book and gift store, offering a wide selection of Bibles, gifts and jewelry. Special orders welcome. The Coffee Shop serves specialty organic coffees, and also has an espresso bar. All transactions are on a suggested donation basis, with 100% supporting local and global Missions.
As the oldest congregation on Sanibel … and the oldest structure on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Community Church continues to be young at heart with a vision that “every person would come into a life-transforming relationship with the person of Jesus Christ.”
All are welcome at Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way, (Next to Jerry’s Foods), with three distinctly different services. At 8 a.m., there is a traditional service with Communion in the Historic Chapel. The 9 a.m. service is contemporary, with modern praise songs led by a full band in the Main Sanctuary. Courtyard fellowship is at 10:15 a.m. with coffee, juice and yummy treats for all. The final Sunday morning service is at 11 a.m. with Sanctuary Choir in the Main Sanctuary.
For more information, visit the web at www.sanibelchurch.com or call the Church at 239-472-2684.