Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Sunday, November 22, 2020
The Zoom meeting link opens at 10:20. Contact office for connection details. Service begins at 10:30. Plan to stay after the service for our virtual coffee hour where we will break into small groups for community and conversation. All are welcome.    

 
Sunday, November 22, Rev. Fred L Hammond will speak on
“Embodying Gratitude”

Order of Service
November 22, 2020  10:30AM
“Embodying Gratitude”

 Welcome  

 MUUF – “We are Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship”

Bell

Prelude     Variations on “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
    Barbara Jensen, piano                                         Cunningham Woods

Chalice Lighting                                                                Sandy McCarthy 
We light this chalice in humble gratitude of the light that is dwelling in each or our hearts.  May this gracious light expand to all we meet and fill our encounters with joy.                        © 2020 Rev Fred L Hammond                                                                 

Opening Words                   “Welcome Morning”  By Anne Sexton
                    
Rev. Fred L Hammond

Opening Hymn            “We Shine”  
            written and performed by James Underberg

Homily                                     “Embodying Gratitude”  
                  Rev. Fred L Hammond                                

Prayers of the Community

Silent Meditation

Offering 
You may make an offering to MUUF at  https://manateeuuf.org/donate/ 
Or mail a check to MUUF at 322 15th St. W. 
Bradenton, FL 34205

Closing Hymn          “Song of Gratitude”  
                 written and played by Dave Rowe

Extinguishing the Chalice                                    Sandy McCarthy   
We extinguish this flame, but not the memory of gratitude of our time together nor the warmth of love shared which we carry with us into the world.                            © 2020 Rev Fred L Hammond

Benediction                                  Rev. Fred L Hammond

Postlude                    “Plymouth Rock”                    Barbara Jensen, piano                                             by Bert Konowitz

Announcements

Our thanks to Sandy McCarthy and Sally Isham for their participation in today’s service, and to John Isham, Ted Medrek and Carol Bartz for tech support.

Rev. Fred will be on vacation this week. If you need pastoral assistance, please call John Isham 561-569-0764.

Board meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 24th at 6:30 via Zoom. Call John Isham for Zoom link if you want to attend.

Men’s Group meets Wednesday, Nov. 25th at 2:00pm via Zoom. Zoom link will be emailed. Call John Isham for more info.

No Weekly Community Chat this week! Happy Thanksgiving!

Next Sunday, November 29, Chris MacCormack will lead our service and speak about the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) 80th Anniversary.

In this month’s Update, Rev. Fred wrote about a new coalition of congregations here in Manatee County called Manatee Justice Ministry with the long-term goal of addressing critical injustices in Manatee County with plausible and effective solutions.  I hope you will take the time to read about this exciting new endeavor. MUUF has received assistance with our first-year membership by receiving a UUA Social Responsibility $1,000 matching fund grant.  Beginning November 8, you can help us make this match by sending your donation to MUUF with the Memo line stating Manatee Justice Ministry or MJM.  We will run this special collection campaign through November 22nd.  In the months to come there will be more information about opportunities for our involvement with Manatee Justice Ministry.  Thank you for your generosity.  

What are you grateful for this week?