Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


322 15th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 746-0067


Sunday Services

Make Your Own Service

Time: 10:30a

Speaker: Bob Yavis. "Make Your Own Service”. This service will have no sermon! We are requesting your participation and ideas to make this a meaningful and successful experience. We would like YOU to tell US about a person or event that significantly influenced your life, either positively or negatively. Rumor has it that strawberry shortcake will be served.

Music: Betty Comora

Women’s Equality Day: Our UU Heritage

Time: 10:30am

Speaker: Rev. Dee Graham

Music: Sam Lane. Sam Lane, today’s musician, has been blind since birth. He started playing the piano at 2½, mimicking his mother who was a church pianist. While growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., he often was asked to play piano when attending nursery school and he began formal lessons when he was seven. At age 12 Sammy learned to read music in Braille and attended a Catholic school for the blind in the Bronx. In the late 60s his family moved to Sarasota. After graduating from Sarasota High School, he then went on to Oberlin College in Ohio as a music major with a specialty in piano performance. Following his graduation, he returned to Florida and today serves as the organist and pianist for two churches in Palmetto, in addition to his performance schedule and his piano tuning business.

Special Collection: Hope Family Services.Services. This is a local non-profit providing services to the survivors of domestic violence by helping them stay safe, gain strength and evaluate their options.


Activities in August 2016

  • Monday, Aug 15 at 2:00 pm.  Book Discussion Group will meet and conclude discussion of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" by Reza Aslan.
  • Friday, Aug. 5 at 2:00 pm. Play Reading Group will continue through the summer.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10:00 am.  Chalice Circle.
  • Tuesday, Aug.  9 at 3:30 pm.  Membership meeting.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 pm. Women's Spirituality Group
  • Friday, Aug. 12. SHARE A DISH   6:00 pm- Gathering and Social Hour. 6:30 pm Dinner -Bring a dish to share; our fulfilling dinner will be followed with a  presentation by Metro-Crime Prevention of Florida who will give us entertaining tips on personal and home safety..
  • Sunday, Aug. 14 at 12 noon. No regular Social Justice meeting this month.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10:00 am. Chalice Circle.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 pm. Women's Connection.
  • Monday, Aug. 29 at 2:00 pm.  Book Discussion Group will meet and begin discussion of "Acts of Faith" by Eboo Patel.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 pm. Board meeting.
  • Thursday, Aug. 18 is MUUF's day to Volunteer at Our Daily Bread at the One Stop Center in Bradenton, feeding the homeless. 9 am to 11:30 am, every third Thursday of the Month. A valuable contribution of time and fun besides.
  • Thursday, Aug. 18 at 4:00 pm. Caring Network
  • Friday, Aug. 19 at 2:00 pm. Play Reading Group.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 10 am. Chalice Circle.
  • Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10:00 pm. In-Home Dinners off site in members homes.  
  • Sunday, Aug. 28 at 4:oo pm Pagan Perspectives  Open Meeting

Note: No R.E. classes in July and August. Child care during the Sunday service is always available. No Occupy-Bradenton meetings until September.

MUUF Library News and Book Sale: There will be a work session for members of the Library Committee and interested book lovers on Friday, September 2 at 11:30 to look through our shelves to determine which books will be removed and made available for a book sale. The book sale will begin Sunday, Sept. 4 and continue throughout the week until Sep. 11. If you feel inspired to cull your own bookshelves at home you may wish to donate: (A) books that are suitable for our library, and/or (B) books that you want to place in the sale. The proceeds will go towards purchase of new books for MUUF. Our Social Justice Committee will find a home for unsold books. See Carol Bartz if you have questions.