Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
322 15th Street West, Bradenton, Florida, 34205
This morning we will celebrate the installation of our 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Officers. Members of the board will tell us their story of serving in this capacity.
Doors open at 10:15. 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.
Join Zoom Meeting. Open at 10:15 am. Please silence your electronics before the service starts.
Order of Service
July 5, 2020 10:30AM
Installation of the Board of Directors
MUUF – “We are Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship”
Welcome – Carol Bartz
Prelude – Barbara Jensen
Chalice Lighting – Mary McClendon
May the light of this chalice give light and warmth to our community, when we are joyful and when we despair. And may we feel the warmth spread from our circle to wider and wider circles, until all know they belong to the one circle of life. Betsy Darr, adapted
Opening Hymn #123 “Spirit of Life”
Spirit of Life, come unto me.
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion.
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea;
move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.
Roots hold me close; wings set me free;
Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.
Installation of the Board – Becky Smith and board members
President – John Isham Director – Pat Rohrer
Vice President – Carol Bartz Director – AJ Wolff
Secretary – Randy Coleman Director – Sandy McCarthy
Treasurer – Bill Hayes Director – Ted Medrek
Ass’t Treasurer – Sharon Chofey Director – Doris Sutliff (outgoing)
Prayers of the Community – Sally Isham
Moment of Silence
Offering – Ted Medrek
Extinguishing the Chalice – Mary McClendon
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
Closing Words – Carol Bartz
We leave this gathered community.
But we don’t leave our connection, our concerns, our care for each other.
Our service to each other, to the world, and to our faith continues until we are together again.
Friends, be strong, be well, be true, be loving.
Our thanks to the MUUF Board of Directors, Becky Smith, Mary McClendon, Carol Bartz, Ted Medrek, Sally Isham, and Barbara Jensen for their participation in today’s service and to John Isham, Ted Medrek, and Barb McCrea for tech support.
Thursdays 10:00AM. Please join us on Zoom for our weekly Check In. Watch for Karen’s reminder email with link to Zoom for Thursday’s meeting.
Wednesday, July 1 st began our new fiscal year for 2020-2021. A very special thank you to anyone who chooses to pay their annual pledge in full. Be certain to note on your payment “pledge 2020-2021.”
The Book Group meets the 1 st Monday of every month. The next meeting is tomorrow July 6 th at 2:00PM on Zoom where we will discuss Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir River of Fire. All are welcome. Please contact Bill Hayes for information.
Knit ‘n Chat Group meets every 1 st amd 3 rd Tuesday at 10:00AM on Zoom. Please contact AJ Wolff for more information.
The MUUF Men’s Group meets every 2 nd and 4 th Wednesday at 2:00PM on Zoom. All men are welcome. Please contact John Isham for information.
You may make an offering to MUUF at
Or mail a check to
MUUF at 322 15 th Street W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Thank you for your gifts.
Invitation to Breakout Rooms – John Isham