Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


322 15th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 746-0067


Sunday Services

Faith, Hope and Love in a Time of Darkness

Time: 10:30am

Speaker: Rev. Dee Graham is our Consulting Minister. She earned her MDiv at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA, was ordained by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, NC, and was fellowshipped by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1993.

Music: MUUF Choir. Nikki Lachambre, our Choir Director and Accompanist, teaches piano, flute and music theory at the Suzuki Institute School of Music in the after-school program. Nikki spends her days as an insurance based financial adviser with Mutual of Omaha. She is a graduate of USF.

 Activities in December 2016 

  • Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:15 pm Choir Practice
  • Friday, Dec 2 at 1:30 pm. Play Reading Group
  • Sunday, Dec. 4 at noon Social Justice, RE committees.
  • Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 pm      Jim Scott Concert
  • Monday, Dec. 5 at 2 pm. Book Discussion Group
  • Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 pm Occupy- Discussion
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 am The New UU - session 2
  • Thursday. Dec. 8 at 6:15 pm Choir Practice
  • Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 pm. Share a Dish Childhood Christmas
  • Friday Dec.9-11 Members Art on Display
  • Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9 am. Choir Practice
  • Sunday, Dec. 11  at 11:45 am Brunch
  • Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 pm Occupy DVD Program
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 10 am Chalice Circle
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 11 am The New UU session 3
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 3:30 pm Membership meeting
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 3 pm Men's Group
  • Thursday, Dec. 15 at 9 am Our Daily Bread Volunteers
  • Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6:15 pm Choir Practice
  • Friday, Dec. 16 at 1:30 pm. Play Reading Group.
  • Monday, Dec. 19 NO Book Club, No Occupy
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 pm Board of Directors
  • Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6:15 pm Choir Practice
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 10 am Chalice Circle


Special Showing Mon. Dec. 12


“Precious Knowledge” is presented by OCCUPY and Social Justice Committee. This precious knowledge is what motivates Tucson, Arizona high school students and teachers to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle. While 48% of Mexican-American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High's Mexican American Student Program has become a national model of educational success with 93% of enrolled students graduating from high school. However, Arizona law makers are trying to shut down the program because they believe the students are being indoctrinated with dangerous ideology and embracing destructive ethnic chauvinism. Doors open at 6:30 pm, film starts at 7pm with discussion following. The program is free and open to all.

All through December Art Show Tim Parker, Naples, Florida. Check out his unique style of water-coloring. The art is for sale and will be available during December.  For one December weekend, Dec. 10, MUUF  members will display a variety of art work from painting to sculpture and beyond.


Christmas Gift collections

Bring a toy to the Share-a-Dish on Friday, Dec. 9.  Check the wish list for Turning Points and deposit in the blue bins at back of the Sanctuary. Be generous with your cash donation to Turning Points on Dec. 18. Thanks to those who brought white socks for inmates.

Notes about the New UU  Class

These three workshops are a series using the Tapestry of Faith Program for Adults designed by the Unitarian Universalist Association for new members, people considering membership, those who are curious about UUism and long time members who enjoy discussion and getting to know others. A light lunch will be provided. Topics for these sessions will include theology and worship, UU roots, social justice, governance and polity, and membership. Rev. Dee Graham, Sally Isham and Carol Bartz will be leading the sessions. Sign up for any and all sessions in the Social Room.

Getting ready for Auction: Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.

Members are urged to plan dinners, outings, trips that are auctioned for members and the community. A Live Auction is Sunday, Feb. 5. The previous Sunday starts the silent auction of donations by members, community merchants and friends. The auction is a vital pat of our congregation both for meeting our budget and for building community, It gives us a chance to show off and share our talents since many of the items come from our own members. Catalogs will be available listing all items. Lunch and baked goods will be offered too.