First United Methodist Church of Bradenton

FUMCB Newsletter

Helpful Reminders

We are asking everyone to PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY – at least 15-20 minutes prior. We will continue to follow the guidelines as set by the Conference and the CDC with: 

  • wearing masks (optional) 
  •  Using hand sanitizers at the door. 
  • Open seating (being respectful of our surroundings)

The First (1st) Sunday service of every month is regular communion, with cups and bread!!

Half of the Choir will be starting back Sunday September 26th. Currently, they are rehearsing on Wednesdays at 7:00pm and Sunday’s at 9:45am

Fill out the ATTENDANCE SHEET
 
Located in your Bulletin or
one is provided at your seat.
 
Fill the sheet out, and place it in the offering plate or pass it to an usher to record your attendance for that day.
 
Please remember to PRINT CLEARLY

Announcements

Todays Flowers
As a Thank you for your good teachings of Bible class, Jim Pressler
Ushers Are Needed
If you would like to join the Usher Team, please contact Charlie or Niki Hackney at 941-224-4616 All are encouraged to join!
High on Jesus
Meets every Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m-8:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall for information contact: Justin Halas or Church Office at 941-747-4406
Altar Flower Open Dates
We have a few open dates for Altar flowers to be purchased in memory or honor of your loved one. Please fill out a card or contact the church office for available dates at 941-747-4406
Christmas Pointsettas
Time to think about ordering your Poinsettia for yourself, in honor, or for that special someone. The order forms are in your bulletin and on the tables around church. The cost this year is $8.00 each plant and the order must be in by December 13th
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Mission Committee Report

The Mission Committee will be filling Thanksgiving Bags for some families in need of food again this year. Dividing the items according to last name helps us all know what to purchase. The following are some of the items needed:

A – M: 

Stuffing Mix, Can Yams, Can Kernel Corn, Jar Turkey Gravy

N – Z

Instant Mashed Potatoes, Can Green Beans, Can Whole, Cranberry Sauce, Jar Turkey Gravy

If you are unable or prefer not to shop, you can give a cash donation to help purchase the Turkey, Pie and Rolls. You can take your items to the Fellowship Hall. The last day for donations is Sunday, November 21st.

Thank you for giving someone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING ! 

Shoe Boxes

We have gotten a head start on Samaritan’s Purse Operation Shoebox this year. The filled boxes don’t have to be returned until the first of November.

Some Shoeboxes have been put out for you to take and fill, but you also may purchase your own shoebox to fill.

Be sure to attach the tag that tells whether it is for a Girl or Boy and the age.

Samaritan’s Purse asks for a donation of $9.00 for shipping and handling for the box, but if you are unable to do that, it is okay.

If you are unable to fill a box or two and want to donate to the project mark your check  “Operation Shoebox.”

ALL DONATIONS & SHOEBOXES MUST BE IN BY OCTOBER 31 ST.

Please contact Barbara Edwards or Bev Clapper with any questions: 941-756-9091 

Angel Resource Center

Have you ever needed something to help you get through the week, the month?

Angel Resource Center is opening this Sunday, October 31st. It will be located by the elevator area on the lower level. Resources will be available before and after church and can give you something to read or do during the week to help you bring church and Jesus home with you.

There will be a variety of materials for you to choose from and include activities, scripture materials, crafts for children, etc.

Materials are free and there will be changes every few weeks.

Please come and explore and find something to feed your soul!

Melissa Gurchiek

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United Methodist Women

UMW Circles invite all women to attend our monthly circle meetings.

Ethel Long Circle ~ If interested, please contact Carla Gallas at 414-559-0303

Mary Martha Circle ~ If interested, please contact Bev Clapper 941-756-9091

Rebekah Circle ~ If interested, please contact Jackie Kelsey at 941-798-9168

(2) Mission Committee Report:

The Mission committee will gather on Monday, November 29th at 1:00pm in the Parlor to allocate the money the congregation has contributed to Missions over the past years.

You are invited to attend and observe the process and/or join the committee as an active, working member.

We welcome anyone who is interested!