This page renews every Thursday.

1.       On Sunday, October 15, Rev. Khleber Van Zandt’s sermon title is “All in the Family.” He describes his talk: “Guess who’s coming to dinner? Since we can’t always know, how shall we prepare our common table for the differences that are likely to surface.” Special music by Rev. Van Zandt. Barbara Jensen will also be our pianist.

2.         Next Sunday, October 15, Rev. Gary Batey‘s sermon title is “Church and State.” He will speak to us about our responsibility to exercise our UU spiritual values whenever we witness injustices to others, regardless of our differences. Barbara Jensen will be our pianist.

3.         Sunday morning coffee hour ~ Thank you to the Social Justice committee for staffing coffee hour last Sunday morning ~ preparing the coffee and snacks, setting everything out, and cleaning up afterwards. Sunday morning coffee hour is an important part of our ministry ~ to our guests and to each other. Spreading out the work between committees gives everyone a chance to participate. Make it fun! This coming Sunday, the Chalice Circle and Caring Committee and RE committee will have the privilege of serving. (p.s. If you haven’t joined a committee but want to have the fun of working the Coffee Hour, let Carol Bartz or Sally Isham know. We’ll make sure you get your wish!)

4.         MUUF Board meeting: See highlights of the October 19, 2017 board of directors meeting in next week’s 2 Minute UPDATE. A good way to stay informed!

5.         Finding the Right Ministerial Fit for our Congregation. The Ministerial Team is continuing to refine our Fellowship goals with the help of our UUA representatives, Christine Purcell and Connie Goodbread. We will conduct a conference call with them in the next few days.  We hope to have completed this task within two weeks and will be holding a town meeting to refine the goals to a final set with the agreement and blessing of the congregation.  John Isham, Carol Bartz, Bill Hayes, Ed Kobee, Doris Sutliff and AJ Wolff

7.         Calling all singers!! Choir rehearsals begin tonight, Thursday, October 12, 6:00pm – 7:30pm. If you love to sing and are able to rehearse every Thursday 6pm til 7:30pm, give Ann Rogers, choir director, a call and tell her of your interest. Ann’s number is (941) 224 5783.

8.         TOMORROW, FRIDAY THE 13th…Don’t forget The Ed Show (formerly known as the Talent Show) following the Share a Dish dinner. Bring a dish and your sense of humor!

9.           Meetings this week: Sat. Oct 14 Bridge group canceled;

                                             Tues. Oct 17 Board mtg 6:30PM;

                                            Thur. Oct 12 Choir 6PM;

                                            Fri. Oct 20 Play reading 1:30PM


UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION (UUA) NEWS at    [http://www.uuworld.org%0d]www.uuworld.org 


 The Manatee County Commission approved developer Carlos Beruff’s Aqua by the Bay proposal for development along Sarasota Bay in West Bradenton by unanimous 7-0 vote October 3 2017. We are pleased  that reqirements are agreed on and we will continue to monitor at the benchmarks and the mitigation hearing.

 The Downtown Farmer’s Market has returned.On it’s second Saturday of the season, October 14, UNIDOS NOW will be active. This Hispanic advocacy organization has been to MUUF frequently. The Market is open 9am til 2pm on Old Main Street, downtown Bradenton. 

The first meeting of the DEMOCRATIC PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS, which had it’s inception at Occupy meetings at MUUF, will be 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM at DEC Headquarters, 345 Cortez Rd. West (Orange Blossom Plaza),  Bradenton, FL

Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Fair Food Program, has planned some local activities:

  1. Screening of “Food Chains” and CIW talk-back

Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00pm at The Quaker Meeting House at 3139 57th St. in Sarasota,

     2.  Harvest without Violence: Boycott Wendy’s Protest!

Sunday, October 29 at 1:00pm at Wendy’s at 1601 S Tamiami Trl. in Sarasota, FL

Saturday October 14, NAACP Freedom Dinner will be held at IMG at 6pm.