This page renews every Thursday.

1.         On Sunday, August 13, our speaker will be Thomas H. Poole, Jr. He serves as founding pastor of “Mother” Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church in The Villages, FL. Pastor Poole asks all citizens of faith to recast socio-political activity in service to “justice” rather than partisan or ritualistic positioning. Tasha Robinsonharpist, will be our musician.

2.         Next Sunday, August 20Bill 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.”

3.        Finding the Right Ministerial Fit for our Congregation. The Transition team is still collecting the surveys mailed to the membership on Monday, July 31. If you haven’t returned your completed survey, please bring it with you on Sunday morning or mail it to the office. The survey responses will be a useful tool for the Transition team members in their quest to choose the type of minister best suited to Manatee UU Fellowship.

4.         Sunday morning coffee hour ~ Thank you Men’s Group and Finance 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 Social Justice Committee will have the privilege of serving.

5.         The Share a Dish dinner will be tomorrow evening, Friday, August 11, 6PM (2nd Friday of the month). Remember to sign up on the table in the social room. Very helpful to the angels who set up the room. No program. Just social. We always need people to stay and clean up. Thanks for your help!

6.         Board meeting Tuesday, Aug 15, 6:30pm.  The membership committee will meet Tuesday Aug 15, 3:30. The bridge group meets Saturdays 1pm – 4pm. All meetings are held in the social room and everyone is welcome to attend.

7.         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 will bring them to the service on Sunday, Aug 13. Cost: $1.25. 

8.         Mark your calendar today for the October 13 Talent Show. Details 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.


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