6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, Florida 34228

(941) 383-6491


Tuesday, August 30, 2022

From Rev. Brock Patterson


Most people are familiar with "The Golden Rule." The "Rule" might be summarized in this way: "Do for others as you would do for yourself." This Rule, which is included as part of Jesus' teachings (Matthew 17:12), has been taught by churches, schools, and communities since Christopher Columbus first sailed across the ocean and settled this continent.

However, The Rule is not as exclusive to Western culture as we might think. Lots of countries, cultures, and religions use The Rule, or something like it, to help direct proper governance and behavior. Yes, The Golden Rule is more than just a nice lesson to learn in Kindergarten. The Rule is a way of life that helps direct the most simple or complex situations.  

Of course, the basic premise of The Rule assumes that we know and understand our own wants and needs, thereby giving us an idea of what someone else might need and want. We might like to think that when Jesus taught the lesson, He was teaching them something brand new. He wasn't. The Rule was something that everyone already knew to be true but was choosing to act otherwise.

Is it any different today? Do all of us already know The Golden Rule? If so, do we actually practice it? The next time we feel like pointing a finger, we might consider taking a few moments to stand in front of a mirror and practice our finger-pointing skills at home. I tried it last night and discovered that I'm not nearly as good at finger-pointing as I thought. 

Stay safe and healthy and join us for Bible Study and Worship this week! 

God Bless.



September 4, 2022

Sermon Title

"The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Doesn't Follow the Golden Rule"


Matthew 7:12-27

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Shifting Sands

will meet this week 

Thursday, September 1st

Join us for Support and Encouragement!

You don't have to go

through life alone.

Group meets weekly - upstairs in the Chapel

(except for the 3rd Thursday of each month) 

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special music during Worship?

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and we'll help make it possible.


Amy James



Dennis Cooper



Ethel Doughty



Betty Jo Haas

Kelly Johnson

Jaclyn Lenhart and Family

Kathy Logsdon


Michael Kinney

Mike and Chris Dawson

Nancy Carol Morgan

Rogers Family


Sean Walsh


our service men and women

Servers Needed!

Servers for Fellowship Hour following the Sunday Worship Services are always needed.

If you would like to help with preparation or serving following the service please sign up or contact Vickie.

Sign up sheet is located on the table in Shook Fellowship Hall or you may contact Vickie Van Meier directly at

 (941) 388-7284 or


and it’s on HALLOWEEN


Historical Manatee County Dinner and Walking Tour

Downtown Bradenton

Author and historian Liz Reed will lead us on a 1-mile slow walking tour that will last approximately 90 minutes through downtown Bradenton giving us history and sometimes ghost stories that locals have shared with her.


Reservations Required

Limited to 20 people

Sign-up sheet is in Shook Hall


$20.00 per person for the Walking Tour and Guide

Tour Payment will be collected the night of the tour!


Dinner will be Separate Checks


Join us for dinner or walk

or BOTH!


Monday, October 31, 2022


4:00 pm     Meet in the chapel parking lot to carpool


5:00 pm      Dinner at Pier 22 Waterfront Restaurant


7:00 pm      Walking Tour will depart from City Hall in downtown Bradenton



Call Valarie Evanko at (330) 806-2351


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