A friendly beacon for religious freedom, supporting lifelong spiritual growth

and working for social justice with compassion and love.”


“Mindful Living and Giving”

Guest Speaker:    Dr. Frank Papandrea

 July 28, 2019 10:30am


 Order of Service – July 28, 2019


 Welcome and Announcements                                                   Cori Prout              

 Prelude                  “Sing a Rainbow”                                      Shirley Loebel

                                 Arthur Hamilton

 Chalice Lighting                                                                 Randy Coleman

We light this chalice to find inner peace, love for each other and faith in ourselves. Also, to be welcoming to whoever we meet and kind to all living creatures. So, gather around this light of Hope as we share this time together.

 Opening Words                                                            

 *Opening Hymn#123 (see insert)       “Spirit of Life”

Responsive Reading#664      “Give Us the Spirit of the Child”

 Musical Interlude              “Hymn to Hope”                               Rolf Lovland

 Sermon               “Mindful Living and Giving”                  Dr. Frank Papandrea       

 Hymn#205 vs1-3                         “Amazing Grace”

Prayers of the Community                                                      

 Silent Meditation

 Offertory            “The Prayer”       Carol Sager & David Foster, arr. Lorie Line                 

 *Closing Hymn#1018              “Come and Go With Me”

Extinguishing the Chalice#456                                            

We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth, the warmth of community or the fire of commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.                                                                         Elizabeth Selle Jones                                       


*Please rise in body or spirit


Large print bulletins are available from the greeters.

 Join us for refreshments in our Social Room

or on the Deck following the service!



Service Leader: Cori Prout

Chalice Lighter: Randy Coleman

Greeters: Lorraine Berry and Ed Janz

Coffee Hour Host: Choir


Dr. Frank Papandrea is our speaker today.    Frank is a retired, liberal Baptist minister from NJ, very comfortable with the Unitarian Universalist traditions. He has a BA in Environmental Planning from Rutgers, Mdiv in Pastoral Theology and PHD in Philosophy and Theology. 

          Reverend Frank pastored in NJ for 30+ years and founded the liberal, Baptist church in 1976, retired in 2006 moving to Fl. He is a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor, 15 years and retired the second time from a practice in Sarasota, the past 10 years.

          Dr. Papandrea is an artist, poet, motivational speaker and free-thinking theologian. His significant other, Cori Prout, introduced him to Manatee UU Fellowship seven years ago where he attends and speaks regularly. His use of light humor in the pulpit and engaging the congregation in easy listening is his joy-filled narrative appreciated by many over the years. “No guilt or blame, just love” permeates his messages of joy and kindness. 


Shirley Loebel, pianist has been a UU since l968 mainly involved in choirs. She taught high school econ, history, and 9 subjects at 4 different schools during a period of declining enrollment in Brookfield, WI. When laid off for the final time, she enrolled and went to Marquette law school at age 49. She was hired in a different district and left law school to continue teaching. After retirement, she and husband Ken, were snowbirds for 12 years before he died in 2016. Shirley has served as a pianist at the UU Church in Marion County during those years. Daughter Lauri and son Ken live in IL, but Shirley prefers FL over winter, so moved to The Shores in Bradenton.





Welcome Guests! We hope you enjoy our service today. We look forward to meeting you. Please stop by our Guest Registration Table for additional information about our congregation.

Social Justice meets next Sunday, 8/4 at 12:00pm.

Chalice lighter next Sunday, 8/4 is Mary McClendon

Coffee hour hosts next Sunday, 8/4 will be Board of Directors


The third Sunday of each month Rev. Fred will meet with folks who may be interested in joining the Fellowship as a member. This is a casual gathering to get to know one another better and to answer preliminary questions. Meet in the sanctuary about 15 minutes after the service ends.


MUUF Office Hours – Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.



 Rev. Fred L Hammond:





We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm
and promote
·   The inherent worth and dignity of every person,
·   Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
·   Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in
our congregations
·   A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
·   The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within
our congregations and in society at large
·   The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
·   Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a







Sunday, July 28 Monday, July 29 Tuesday, July 30
10:30 Speaker- Rev. Frank Papandrea
Music– Shirley Loebel
  2:00 Overeaters
6:30 Zen Meditation
Wednesday, July 31 Thursday, Aug 1 Friday, Aug 2
6:00 Toastmasters
12:00 Al-Anon
7:30 Meditation
Saturday, Aug 3 Sunday, Aug 4  
1:00 Bridge
10:30 Speaker- Rev Fred L Hammond
Music– Shirley Loebel
12:00 Social Justice