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for April 7, 2021

Because waiting ‘til Sunday is too long

“Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.” John 12:44


Welcome to THE WEDNESDAY WORD, a weekly communication
of Emmanuel United Methodist.


After asking all those who attend in person online or in person for their guidance, we will be changing the time of Worship to 9:30 a.m. as we return to one worship service on Sundays, beginning this Sunday, April 11, 2021 through the end of the year.



I’m so excited about “The Wesley Prayer Challenge” study we’ll be doing in May. The Wesley Covenant Prayer is one of the most meaningful prayers I know, besides the Lord’s Prayer. The study is only three weeks long, starting with you doing seven daily readings prior to the first class. The book (recommended donation of $13) has a Scripture, prayer and a reading on a challenge for daily life every day for 21 days. It’s accompanied by a video by Chris Folmsbee, who is the Senior Director of Discipleship at Church of the Resurrection, where Adam Hamilton is Senior Pastor. I believe it is crucial for us to settle ourselves in prayer as we return to some of the activities we left behind when the pandemic arrived last year. I hope you will join me in one of the two following schedules (and yes, if you miss a session, you can switch to the other one for that week):


  • Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. on May 5, 12 and 19 in McCay Hall

  • Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on May 6, 13 and 20 by Zoom


We want to order books no later than April 15th so let us know as soon as possible if you would like to participate by calling the Church Office at 941-792-3497.



I would like some direction for the upcoming Bible Studies. What topics interest you? Who are your favorite authors for studies? Are you interested in Disciple Bible Study? Whatever you would like to pass on, send to me directly at pastorkimuch@gmail.com.

With Love in Christ,

Pastor Kim

Emmanuel United Methodist

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Welcome to Emmanuel UMC.

We're glad you're here.

We are a growing body of Christ-followers committed to building the kingdom of God and we welcome you – just as you are. We recognize we are all here by grace and believe spiritual growth takes place best within a community of love centered on Christ. Together, we strive to be the people God is calling us to be.


Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


5115 Cortez Rd W

Bradenton, FL 34210



A note from Pastor Kim


We hope you'll join us for Traditional Worship each week at 9:30 a.m. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit the website to learn more about us.

When you come to visit Emmanuel, please introduce yourself to me. I cannot wait to meet you!


With Love in Christ...

Pastor Kim Uchimura