HAPPENING AT MANATEE UU FELLOWSHIP (MUUF)

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Death Notice

With sadness we announce the sudden death of long time member Kim Gardner. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11, at 4 o’clock at Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 322 15th Street West Bradenton, FL 34205. All are welcome to attend.

  1.         On Sunday, November 12, Rev. Frank Papandrea’s sermon title is “Overcoming Fear.” Power, love and mind can conquer all worry and fears. Our choir, under the direction of Ann Rogers, will perform for the first time this season.

    2.         Following Sunday’s service, there will be a Town Meeting to talk about hiring a minister and the goals we want to work toward with the help of a new minister. Plan to attend and be a part of our future!

    3.         Next Sunday, November 19, MUUF member Chris MacCormack will speak to us about the good works of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). In more than a dozen countries throughout the world, the UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression. UUSC’s innovative approaches and measurable impact are grounded in the belief that all people have inherent power, dignity, and rights. Music will be provided by Barbara Jensen at the piano.

    4.         Sunday morning coffee hour ~ Thank you to the Bridge Group and the Play Reading group 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 funThis coming Sunday, the Board of Directors 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!)

    5.         Don’t forget to Join your friends for Share a Dish dinner and show tomorrow, Friday, November 10, at 6PM. Betty Comora will entertain us with her one woman show, “Fanny Brice Tells All.” Bring a dish and join the fun!

    6.         Welcoming Congregation Program begins Saturday, Nov 11, 1PM – 3PM with the film “The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen.” Bowen’s stories reveal how challenges of race, class, gender and sexuality played into her strategies for survival. This film is important to understand the complexities of black women’s lives and the emergence of Black Feminism. Discussion to follow. (Team: Joan Butcher, AJ Wolff, Gary Chanco)

    7.         Beautifying our spaceNick Bohn continues his work inside and outside the building. He is currently working on the fireplace area of the social room. Member Jake Geeslin has arranged for the garage to be painted and the rotted wood to be replaced. Jim Heaton has built the handrail for the entrance ramp. It will be installed soon. Thank you, Jim, Nick and Jake.

    8.         Finding the Right Ministerial Fit for our Congregation. On Tuesday, we had a successful conference call with Christine Purcell and Connie Goodbread of the UUA in preparation for the Town Meeting on Sunday, November 12. (Team: John Isham, Carol Bartz, Bill Hayes, Ed Kobee, Doris Sutliff and AJ Wolff)  

    9.         Meetings this week

  2. Sat. Nov 11 Bridge canceled;

  3.  Sat. Nov 11 Welcoming Congregation Program film & discussion 1PM – 3PM;

  4.  Sun. Nov 12 Town Meeting Noon;

  5.  Tues. Nov 14 Membership Mtg 3PM;

  6.  Tues. Nov 14 Board Mtg 6:30PM– Board meeting changed due to Thanksgiving holiday; 

  7.  Wed. Nov 15 Men’s Group 3PM;  

  8.  Thur. Nov 16 Choir 6PM  

    9.       Looking ahead: Thanksgiving Dinner November 23;  Art Show December 8; AUCTION February 18.

    HAPPENING AROUND BRADENTON

    On Monday, Nov. 6, the nation’s largest Gumbo Limbo tree was cut down at DeSoto National Memorial. Small branches from the 80 year old tree will be treated with a root growth hormone and given out to anyone interested in planting one in their yard. Sixty of the treated branches will be planted in Robinson Preserve. The tree suffered from disease and recent hurricane damage. Chris MacCormack got a tree for her yard and Carol Bearfield got several for the Master Gardners.

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         On Sunday, November 5, Lisa Bohn and Peggy Dickson will lead the service titled “Honoring Our Ancestors: A Service of Remembrance.” We will gather to remember those who were important in our lives, but are no longer here in body. Please bring photos or small mementos to place on the altar.

2.         Also on Sunday, November 5, we will have a special collection for the UUA Disaster Relief Fund which will provide financial assistance to UU congregations impacted by the recent hurricanes.

3.       Also on November 5, the Social Justice Committee will meet at noon.

4.         Next Sunday, November 12, Rev. Frank Papandrea’s sermon title is “Overcoming Fear.” Power, love and mind can conquer all worry and fears. Our choir, under the direction of Ann Rogers, will perform for the first time this season, with accompanist Barbara Jensen.

5.         Following the November 12 service, there will be a Town Meeting to talk about hiring a minister and the goals we want to work toward with the help of a new minister. Plan to attend and be a part of our future!

6.         Sunday morning coffee hour ~ Thank you to the Worship Team, Audio Visual Team and the RE Team Lisa Bohn and Peggy Dickson for staffing coffee hour last Sunday morning ~ preparing the coffee and snacks, setting everything out, and cleaning up afterwards. And to Linda Wilke for decorating the Social Room with Halloween and Harvest themes. 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 Bridge Group and Play Reading group 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!)

7.         Beautifying our space! Special thanks to Walter Pasqual for trimming the shrubbery around the buildings. Glad to have you back, Walter. Notice the carpentry skills of Lisa Bohn‘s son Nick: built railings on steps to side entrance and railings on ramp off the deck; removed book shelf in social room; built box to hide cords on stage. Thank you, Nick!

8.         Finding the Right Ministerial Fit for our Congregation. Following the service on Sunday, November 12, there will be a Town Hall Meeting to refine the goals the congregation needs to develop as we begin our search for a developmental minister. (Team: John Isham, Carol Bartz, Bill Hayes, Ed Kobee, Doris Sutliff and AJ Wolff)  

9.         Join your friends for Share a Dish dinner and show on Friday, November 10 at 6PM. Betty Comora will entertain us with her one woman show, “Fanny Brice Tells All.” Bring a dish and join the fun!

10.         Meetings this week:

Sat. Nov 4 Bridge group 1PM; 

Sun. Nov 5 Social Justice Noon; 

  Mon. Nov 6 Book group 2PM; 

  Wed. Nov 8 Men’s Group 3PM;  

Thur. Nov 9 Choir 6PM

9.         Looking ahead:

Welcoming Congregation Program movie November 11;

Town Meeting November 12;

Thanksgiving Dinner November 23;

Art Show December 8;

  AUCTION February 18.

HAPPENING AROUND BRADENTON

UU activist duo Emma’s Revolution will be playing at UU Clearwater November 17th. For ticket information go to   https://emmasrevolution.com/bio            

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