We are delighted to welcome you in person to our sanctuary each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for our weekly Sunday service. There is ample parking in our lot next to our building at 322 15th St. W, Bradenton.
Services are also livestreamed each week on Zoom from the sanctuary.
Our minister leads the service and delivers a homily three Sundays a month, and guest speakers are invited to speak on the Sundays our minister is away. Music is provided by our pianist. The service usually runs for about 45 minutes.
If you are not currently receiving our emails with the upcoming Sunday order of service, announcements, and Zoom link, please fill out the form on this page and the Zoom link and other information will be sent to your email address right away, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to having you join us in person or on Zoom.
Reverend Fred L Hammond
Rev. Fred L Hammond joined our staff as a full-time Developmental Minister on September 1, 2018. He comes to us from 10 years as a settled minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Rev. Fred earned his Masters of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School In Chicago in 2007 and also his Masters of Science in Counselor Education from Western CT State University in Danbury CT in 1983 following his BA in English in 1980. Fred is experienced in organizational development and seeks to strengthen the Universalist Unitarian Faith through transformative programming, consultation and collaborative teamwork. He is skilled in leadership development, healthy Congregations, group behavior and dynamics, stress management, community building and is an experienced mediator and charismatic public speaker. Some of his social action accomplishments include the co-founding of the Tuscaloosa Economic Justice Coalition, Druid City Pride, Somos Tuskaloosa, Faith Leaders for Peace in San Diego and the interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury, Danbury CT. He received a number of Proclamations of Achievement for his work in CT between 1993 and 2003 by the Danbury Mayor, Connecticut Governor and State Assembly and had Fred Hammond Day declared in 2002 for his 10 years of achievements. When he has spare time he enjoys writing short stories, journal articles, his blog, photography, genealogy and long quiet walks.
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Reverend Fred L Hammond
Music for our services — both solo selections and hymn accompaniment — is provided by our staff pianist, Barbara Jensen, with member Shirley Loebel joining us at the piano when Barbara is away. On some Sundays, Barbara is joined by her daughter, Sarasota Orchestra violinist Laura Jensen-Jennings. Our fellowship’s music group Joyful Jammers serenades us and leads us in song on special occasions. And at least once a year internationally renowned concert pianist Eleonora Lvov delights us with a special musical service as well as an annual Sunday afternoon fundraiser recital that is always a popular “mustn’t miss” event.