So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

“All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced, those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.

Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them.

Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.

For I am the Lord your God! who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you.

Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
The Beatitudes Sermon Series:
Blessed are the Meek,
for they will Inherit the Earth
Matthew 5:1-12

We are asking everyone to PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY - at least 15-20 minutes prior - as many are arriving at the same time and we must safely check in before the service starts.

We will continue to follow the guidelines as set by the Conference and the CDC with: 
  1. Requesting you wear a mask 
  2. Use the hand sanitizers at the door 
  3. We will have social distancing with the seating
  4. We will be singing quietly out loud, "soft singing"

Starting May 1st, the church will take the next step toward opening. You will self Hand Sanitize and self Mask upon entry.

Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this trial time!
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Starting May 2nd, you will no longer need to
"check in" on the Attendance sheet.

Take a provided 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Attendance Sheet (provided in the plastic container) as you
enter the building.

Fill the sheet out at your seat, 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
on this form. (See Form below)

We appreciate your cooperation,
as we adjust through this new procedure
NEW Attendance Sheet (above)

No more Lines at the door
Grab an attendance sheet/form as you come in
Fill it out at your seat
Place it in the Offering Plate

Please PRINT CLEARLY on the form

It is very important to keep correct
church records, so please remember
to put this Attendance Form in the plate.
You are important and need to be counted
"Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise." ~ Jeremiah 17:14

Please pray for the following: 
Bonnie Addario, Rosemary Althoff, Rev Sherry Angus, Gerald Bailey, Evelyn Blair, Greg Brady, Tracy Brown, Rev Gary Buhl, Vivian Clarke, Bev Clapper's daughter ~ Stephanie, Susan Clouse, Ann Gooden Combs, Rev. Dennis DeWitt, Anne Darsey, Haley Doty, Lu Edwards, Josephine Farley, Lani Fortney, Connie Hamilton, Don Kinnaird, Lori Lynn, Duane & Margot Moore, Bonnie Richardson, Jerry Shelso, Art Shewbridge, Jeannie Shewbridge, Tim Swafford, Linda Theiss, Cande Vermeulen, Penny Weiskerger, Mary Woltz, Charlie Wooten, Carolyn Wright

We have 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
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"NEW" Zoom Bible Study Class

Pastor Clark will conduct a Zoom Bible Study Class for 12 individuals who would like to participate!

Title: The Story
Time: 10:30am On-Line
Date Begins: May 11, 2021

This is a 31 week session, every Tuesday,
(may be broken up into 10 week sessions)
starting with Genesis going all the way
through Revelations.

Sign up today by calling the Church Office
at 941-747-4406

The zoom line reserves 12 spots, for the first 12 participants only. Further information to follow, once signed up.
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!
UMW Circles invite all women to attend our monthly circle meetings.

Ethel Long Circle ~ 4th Wednesday of the month
at 10:00am in Fellowship Hall. If interested, please contact Carla Gallas at 414-559-0303

Mary Martha Circle ~ 3rd Tuesday at noon at Pier 22 for a Lunch Meeting. If interested, please contact Bev Clapper 941-756-9091

Rebekah Circle ~ 3rd Thursday in the Parlor
at 2:00pm. If interested, please contact Jackie Kelsey at 941-798-9168

Young At Heart

YAH will meet for lunch at;
Mattison's Riverwalk Restaurant
101 Riverfront Blvd.

Tuesday, May 11th at 11:30 a.m. 

Everyone is welcome. 

Please let Bev Clapper know if you are coming at 941-756-9091. Of course if you decide to come at the last minute, the restaurant is always glad to pull up another chair. 

This is a great way to meet other
people in the church. 

1 ~ Alanna Cavanah
1 ~ Hannah Bogart
2 ~ Charles Wooten
5 ~ Bea Foster
5 ~ David Grinnell
6 ~ Howard Bender
7 ~ Anne Wynn
. . . . .Darsey
9 ~ Betty Jane Elliott
9 ~ Lita Tyler
13 ~ Tia Schisler
14 ~ Eric Hegeman
15 ~ Dick Perry
16 ~ Clark Record
16 ~ Mercedes Staples
19 ~ Joan Ettinger
19 ~ Elizabeth Falls
22 ~ Ron Moyer
23 ~ Adrian Quevy
23 ~ Heather
. . . .Weiskerger
25 ~ Carolyn Schmidt
27 ~ Ava Marks
28 ~ Eva Frederick
28 ~ Robie Wilson
29 ~ Lori Bachman
29 ~ Ruthie Fortney
30 ~ Ned Bradley
31 ~ Larry DeRose
MAY Anniversaries
Beth & Jason Rehberg ~ 6th
Nancy & Rich Bancs ~ 16th
Mindy & Austin Hill ~ 17th
Jill & Roger Betten ~ 24th
Lee & Art Shewbridge ~ 24th
Susan & Dave Clouse ~ 25th
High on Jesus

We meet every Wednesday @ 7:00-8:30pm
in Fellowship Hall
for information contact:
Justin Halas or Church Office
Would you like to receive professional counseling in a Christian context at affordable fees? Our church provides this ministry to its members (& non-members) with licensed
counselors. For details or an appointment, contact Richard at 941-926-2959 or 813-331-7395.
 First United Methodist Church of Bradenton 
603 11th St. West
Bradenton, FL 34205