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 virtual doors open at 10:20 a.m. If you join the Zoom meeting before 10:20, you will be placed in the Zoom waiting room until that time.
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.
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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.
Each month, Reverend Fred posts his reflections on our community, global issues, and more. To read this month’s posting, click Fred’s Flavorings on our News Page.
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Reverend Fred L Hammond
One Sunday morning several years ago a question was asked:
Why do you come to church?
One of the leading answers was:
For the Choir!
Although our voices are silent right now, the fellowship choir is an important ministry to our members and friends, and to the singers. Many have been singing with the group for years. Being a member of the choir provides a sense of belonging, of community. Learning new songs is cognitively stimulating, helps with breathing and posture, and improves our sense of happiness and well-being. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join. Reading music is helpful but not mandatory. There are no auditions. It’s free and it’s fun, and we can’t wait to resume once we can do it safely.