Welcome to Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

We're glad you're here.

for November 24, 2021

Because waiting ‘til Sunday is too long.

“I will praise you as long as I live,

and in your name I will lift up my hands.” Psalm 63:4


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


We are once again giving you an opportunity to purchase poinsettias to grace the Sanctuary during Advent and Christmas. To order:

  1. Call the church office at 941-792-3497 or list your request on the Connect Card during worship.

  2. Each poinsettia costs $6. Please mark your payment clearly for Poinsettias.

  3. Please specify if a poinsettia is in honor or in memory of any person(s).

  4. Be sure to pick up your poinsettia(s) after whichever Christmas Eve service you attend or after the December 26th worship service, which will be a hymn sing. For all poinsettias left over after December 26th, we will attempt to find persons to take them but if not, they will be placed in the trash, so please plan to take the plants you order.



If you have favorite Christmas hymns you would like to sing on December 26th as our worship that day, please write the hymn titles on the Connect Card at worship or call the Church office at 941-792-3497. For inspiration, the Advent/Christmas hymns are on pages 196-256 of our hymnal.



A hearty thank you to the many people who have worked together, not only to decorate our Sanctuary (thank you, Rick Reagan!) but also to create our Chrismons last year and our Banners this year. The Chrismons (short for Christian Monograms) are designs based on Christian symbols. Ours were made by hand by those who attend EUMC in the traditional white and gold and are hung as Christmas ornaments on the tree in the Sanctuary. A smaller tree with examples of the various designs is in the lobby of the Sanctuary. These remind us of Christmas as we journey through Advent and on to Christmas and the birth of Jesus.


The banners for this season were designed based on the colors in the lovely windows of the Sanctuary. Their design, color and placement are to help us not only appreciate their beauty but also those with God-given artistic spiritual gifts use them for God. The primary purpose is to bring us to a place of readiness for worship while also reminding us why we worship. Many thanks to Wendy Marble, who led a workshop to teach our team how to create banners and assisted us with portions of the process.


The names of all the participants will be in the December Newsletter.

With Love in Christ,

Pastor Kim

Emmanuel United Methodist

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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

Pastor Kim Uchimura