This page renews every Thursday.

1.         On Sunday, August 20, Bill Schustik returns to our Fellowship to “share, sing and explore a selection of songs from the past and present that frame American aspiration and conflict.” He titles his talk “A Troubadour’s Pursuit of the Elusive American Spirit.”

2.         Next Sunday, August 27, UU Rev. Katy Korb’s sermon title is “The Truth of the Matter.” She will talk about the importance of truth in these “post-truth” and “alternative facts” days, how we discern it, and how Unitarian Universalists believe.

3.        Finding the Right Ministerial Fit for our Congregation. On Sunday, August 20th, the Transition Team will end the count of membership surveys. Please mail your completed survey to the Fellowship office right away or place it in the collection basket on Sunday. Survey results will be published and available on Sunday, Aug 27th.

4.        Sunday morning coffee hour ~ Thank you 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 the Caring 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!)

5.         Thank you to Gary Chanco for setting up the Social Room and doing the dishes at the Share a Dish dinner last Friday, August 11. About 20 people enjoyed some good food and time to relax and talk with friends. We will do the “purely social” Share a Dish dinners periodically.  The September 8 Share a Dish dinner will be hosted by the Social Justice Committee. Rosalie Shaffer of LWV will speak on “Voting Rights Restoration for Former Felons.” Remember to sign up on the table in the social room.

6.         A Facebook workshop is being considered for anyone interested. Please call Karen at the Fellowship office (941 746-0067) or Bernita Franzel (941 758-9093) or John Isham (561 569-0764) to register your interest.  If there is sufficient response, we will call you and will announce the arrangements in the next 2 Min UPDATE.

7.         Mark your calendar today for “The Ed Show” October 13th. Flyers are on the table in the social room.


8.         Protective Glasses for Solar Eclipse Monday, Aug 21: MUUF member Joan Butcher has ordered some protective paper glasses to safely view the solar eclipse. She might have some left. Cost: $1.25. 

9.         Mark your calendar today for the October 13 Talent Show. Deta ils coming shortly.


Indivisible Bradenton Pro-gressive.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/indivisiblebradentonprogressiveand learn what’s happening around Bradenton, especially Beruff’s Aqua By the Bay proposed development. .Last week, the public hearing on Aqua By the Bay lasted all day. Next County Commissioner meeting will be their vote on this hotly disputed topic.



MUUF Member, Peg Green, has a display of her Fabric Arts at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Sarasota. Peg is a lifelong artist who loves bright colors and bold designs. Her work uses intricate combinations of curved shapes and colorful patterns to express the exuberance of life.
The exhibit showcases Peg’s fabric art and especially her Flaming Chalice tapestries. Peg discovered both Unitarian Universalism and fabric art in the 1990’s and has been creating flaming chalice and dancing goddess designs for UU individuals and churches ever since, and she continues to create new ones!
The exhibit will be available for viewing through September 15th during Gallery hours and after services on Sunday. Gallery Hours (coincide with Church office hours):  Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Free admission to everyone.


Lean about the two new books selected for Common Read by the UUA for this year.  http://www.uua.org/books/read?utm_medium=uua.org&utm_source=story2&utm_campaign=homepage