Welcome to Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
We're glad you're here.
An important message from Pastor Kim:
Friends, as you likely know, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has now recommended that all people wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status if they are in a higher risk area for COVID spread. Florida is in the highest risk area. We have followed the CDC guidelines throughout the pandemic and our Bishop, Rev. Dr. Ken Carter, has asked congregations to continue to follow CDC guidelines.
Effective Sunday, August 1, 2021 we will require masks in worship once again, particularly given that Florida currently has the highest new case numbers in our nation. We will social distance as well so we will once again leave every other pew empty. We will continue to sing and make responses, though as quietly as possible.
I am quite disappointed that I and our leadership have to take this step however this change allows us to continue worship services in a way least likely to cause harm to those attending. Look for updates in The Wednesday Word in coming weeks. We will reverse this action as soon as conditions improve. Please pray for the decline of the Delta variant and for the recovery of those who are ill with it.
THE WEDNESDAY WORD…
for August 3, 2021
Because waiting ‘til Sunday is too long.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1
Welcome to THE WEDNESDAY WORD, a weekly communication
of Emmanuel United Methodist.
HYMN SING – POSTPONED FOR NOW
After discussing this with many at our church, I believe it’s best for us to postpone the hymn sing (Boo!) that was scheduled to start this Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Unlike in worship, a hymn sing will be a much longer time of sustained singing. Besides, we will want to really sing out our favorite hymns and right now we’re asking for everyone to sing quietly. As soon as it either gets cool enough to sing outside before worship or we can make masks optional again, we will reschedule the hymn sing.
PASTOR KIM’S UPCOMING SMALL GROUP STUDY
Beginning August 11, we have a new 6-week video-based Small Group Study: Five Means of Grace, by Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath, where we will look at ways to experience God’s love.
Please call the Church Office at 941-792-3497 to sign-up for the class and order a book. Please leave a message if no one is available to take your call, including your name, phone number and number of books you would like to order. Books are a suggested donation of $7.00. There are two times for the same study:
Wednesdays, starting August 11 at 2:30 p.m. in McCay Hall (masks required).
Thursdays, starting August 12 at 6:30 p.m. online by Zoom (no mask needed – you’ll be at home!) I’ll send out the Zoom sign on information on Monday, 8-9-21.
ONE LAST THING
For those who would like to support our Church Secretary, Joy, by attending the Memorial Service for her husband either in person or online, here’s the information for the service:
When: 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021
In Person: In the Tabernacle at The Family Church at
The Christian Retreat Conference Center
1200 Glory Way Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34212
Online: Live on the website at 3 p.m. at www.christianretreat.org
Click on Watch on the top right, then click on Live Stream
With Love in Christ,
Emmanuel United Methodist
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.
WORSHIP WITH US
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