Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


322 15th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 746-0067

Sunday Services

“I Feel Safe.” We think of our congregations as Safe Havens. This should be true among a number of dimensions. What would it take to do this in the best possible way?

Time: 10:30am

Speaker: Rev. Margaret L. Beard. Reverend Beard is a life-long Unitarian and Unitarian-Universalist. She received her Master of Divinity Degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. For over 22 years she served Unitarian Universalism first as UUA staff member and later as a parish minister in congregations in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. She is the co-editor of several books including the web-based edition of the UUA Congregational Handbook. Reverend Beard also has a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Earlier in her adult life she was a clinical social worker who directed community-based programs for people with a serious mental illness. She is a fiber artist who has exhibited in juried art shows and galleries in the southeastern United States. Reverend Beard lives in Fort Myers, FL and is married to Rick Eddy, a musician.

Music: Erol Ozserver, Classical Guitarist. Dr. Erol Ozserver (b.1985) is a classical guitarist from Fishers, Indiana. He began playing guitar at age 10 and began studying classical guitar at 14. In 2007 he graduated cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree and received the Outstanding Achievement Award in guitar performance. In 2014 he graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a Doctor of Music Degree in Guitar Performance with a minor in Early Music where he studied with EMI recording artist Ernesto Bitetti. He has performed in master classes with a number of world-renowned performers including Jason Vieaux, Ana Vidovic, Adam Holzman, and Aniello Desiderio. Erol is currently a guitar teacher at Manatee School for the Arts and is well-versed in a number of styles including classical, latin jazz, and popular music. He has won numerous awards and prizes, and his CD “Cancion: Music of Spain and Latin America” is available for purchase on iTunes, and Spotify.

Crop Walk at 2:00 pm.  We will be joining members from other churches and organizations in the annual event. We will all be leaving from the United Methodist Church in Palmetto, walking across the Green Bridge and back. We have been supporting Crop Walk for many years.  MUUF members who are walking are collecting pledges which will be turned in after the walk.  In 2016 the total for all churches was $23,000 for Church World Service and $5,800 for Our Daily Bread. Walkers will have envelopes for pledges.

 Activities in February 2017 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 1
    6:00 pm Toastmasters
  • Thursday, Feb. 2
    12:00 noon Al-Anon
    6:15 pm  Choir Practice
    7:30 pm  Meditation
  • Friday, Feb. 3
    1:30 pm  Play Reading
  • Saturday, Feb. 4
    1-4:00 pm Game Day
  • Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10:30 am
    Speaker: Rev. Kalen Fristad
    Lunch and LIVE AUCTION
  • Monday, Feb. 6
    2:00 pm Book Club-“Orphan Train”
    7:00 pmOccupy Discussion
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7
    6:30 pm  Zen Meditation
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8
    3:00 pm  Men’s Group
    6:00 pm  Toastmasters
    6:30 pm  Women’s Spirituality Group
  • Thursday. Feb. 9
    12:oo noon Al-Anon
    6:15 pm Choir Practice
    7:30 pm  Meditation
  • Friday, Feb. 10
    6:00 pm  Share-a-Dish
    “All About Bees”
  • Saturday, Feb. 11
    1-4 pm  Game Day
  • Sunday, Feb. 12
    9:00 am  Choir Practice
    10:30 am  Speaker: Rev. Graham
    12:00 noon  Social Justice Mtg
    5:00 pm Concert Weintrab Duo
  • Monday, Feb. 13
    7:00 pm  Occupy -Discussion
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14
    10:00 am Chalice Circle
    3:30 pm Membership Committee
    6:30 pm Zen Meditation
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15
    6:00 pm  Toastmasters
  • Thursday, Feb. 16
    9:00 am Volunteer-Our Daily Bread
    12:00 noon  Al-Anon
    6:15 pm   Choir Practice
    7:30 pm  Meditation
  • Friday, Feb. 17
    10:00 am  Great Decisions
    1:30 pm Play Reading Group
  • Saturday, Feb. 18
    9:00 am  NAACP Breakfast
    1-4:00 pm  Game Day
  • Sunday, Feb. 19
    10:30 am Speaker Rev. Margaret Beard
    1:00 pm Leadership Workshop
  • Monday, Feb. 20
    6:30 Occupy DVD-Brainwashing
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21
    6:30 pm  Board Meeting
    6:30 pm Zen Meditation
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22
    6:00 pm Toastmasters
  • Thursday, Feb. 23
    12:00 noon Al-Anon
    6:15 pm  Choir Rehearsal
    7:30 pm  Meditation
  • Friday, Feb. 24
    10:00 am Great Decisions
  • Saturday, Feb. 25
    1-4:00 pm   Game Day
    6:00 pm   In-Home Dinners
  • Sunday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 am
    Speaker: Dr. Paul Carr
    2:00 pm CROP WALK
    4:00 pm  Pagan Perspectives
  • Monday, Feb. 27
    2:00 pm Book Club “History of God”
    7:00 pm Occupy-Discussion


Sunday, February 12 at 5:00 pm.

THE WEINTRAUB DUO in CONCERT Jason and Nancy Weintraub have been making music together since they met as students at the renowned Eastman School of Music. Nancy is a pianist who graduated from Eastman with Distinction. Jason is an English horn player/oboist, who also received a Master’s degree and the Performer’s Certificate from Eastman.

The Weintraubs call themselves “edutainers” as their programs are both entertaining and informative. They give historical information about the composers and the times in which they lived and worked. They quote sayings and comments of the composer’s contemporaries, always trying to make the composer’s humanity apparent to the audience.

Music with a Latin Flair:  Get ready for the exciting rhythms, colorful harmonies and sensual melodies of pieces like “Spanish Prelude” of George Gershwin and “Malagueña: by the Cuban Composer Ernesto Lecuona.

February: MUUF members attended and spoke at the public hearing at the Manatee County Commissioners’ meeting regarding expansion of Mosaic Phosphate Mining.

Sat., Jan. 14 We walked in the Palmetto Martin Luther King Day Parade with new flag.