First United Methodist Church of Bradenton

Adult Missions

Grow In Faith



Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:25

Due to Covid-19, small groups are not meeting right now.

Young at Heart

“I see no good reason to start acting my age.” 

“The heart that loves is always young.”

“You can’t help getting older but you don’t have to get old”

Young at Heart by Shirley Hile Powell

My body grows old and weary

Yet my heart is young and gay.

Old age reaches out to claim me

But I’ll fight him all of the way.

Nay, I’ll not give in to pity,

My laughter will keep me free.

I’ll not grow old just yet,

There’s too much I want to see.

Pain and suffering I’ll push to aft.

I’ll keep smiles upon my face.

Old age and I run neck and neck

But I plan to win the race.

Whatever God has in store for me

And whatever old age imparts,

There’s one thing that I pray for

And that’s to remain YOUNG AT HEART.

Come to our Young at Heart luncheons when they start up in the fall and you will meet lots of nice people who are staying YOUNG AT HEART.  We will also have Day Trips to keep you active. 

For more info., contact Beverly Clapper or the church office.

United Methodist Women

Purpose: United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Out of the Purpose are four mission focus’ that relate to the mission initiatives and priorities of United Methodist Women: To be a community of women, To know God, To develop a creative and supportive fellowship and To expand concepts of mission

Mission Initiatives: The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include: Providing opportunities to grow spiritually, Equipping women & girls to be leaders, Providing trans-formative educational experiences, Organizing for growth & flexibility and Working for justice through service and advocacy

Click here for more information about United Methodist Women.

UMW at First United Methodist – Bradenton

There are three UMW Circles that meet monthly:

  • Ethel Long Circle meets at 9:30 am on the 4th Wednesday, at a members home.
  • Mary & Martha Circle meets at 7:00 pm on the 4th Monday, in the Parlor.
  • Rebekah Circle meets at 2:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday, in the Parlor.
All Circles meet together for a potluck lunch and meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 11:30 am.

Please call Joyce Shelso, Social Action Coordinator, 941-525-7094 , with any questions.