Our traditional service features the timeless majesty of one of the largest pipe organs in Manatee County played by the renowned composer Dr. James Culver. Dr. Culver also leads our thirty voice, multi part choir which offers Manatee County some of the finest traditional music in the state of Florida. This weekly service offers the historic tradition of the psalter, creeds and sound Biblical preaching. Communion is offered the first Sunday of the month and on holy days.
The Journey is our contemporary service blended with an emerging church experience. This worship service is a place to make new friends, learn to grow spiritually and discover what God has in store for you. The Journey is designed to involve you throughout the worship experience, creating community and allowing you to develop your faith. This service features our praise team playing all the latest songs on Christian radio so you can continue your worship experience throughout your week whenever you listen to the radio. The preaching is interactive so expect the Journey to involve you in ways that traditional worship doesn’t. Sermons will focus on issues that affect your day to day life. Come to The Journey and expect to find the Holy Spirit waiting on you.
We believe the church is not somewhere you go, it’s something you are. We know that God is moving through His church, and we want you to be a part of it. There are several ways you can get involved.
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Church to us is more than somewhere we go for an hour each week. It is a community of people committed to living life together. It is friends and family. It is a place where we find meaning and purpose. People who have never experienced what it truly means to belong and have people who deeply care for you might not understand, but it is important to us to share what we have found here at FUMCB. Inviting others to join us in our worshiping, serving and fellowshipping community is important to us.
The small group is at the core of life for a disciple. A small group consists of eight to twelve people committed to helping one another grow spiritually. Sometimes they are someone available to lean on with the ups and downs of life. Modeled after the twelve disciples of Jesus, a small group is committed to being there for one another as they conquer life’s obstacles together. We have groups that meet only four to six weeks. This allows you to sample the small group experience without committing to a lengthy time frame. We also offer long term small groups for people who want to dive deeper into life.
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This Week’s Devotional Series
I became the Administrative Assistant at FUMCB in 2007 when the former assistant (of many years) moved on to help her husband in his ministry. I joined the church in 2009 and have grown through the many studies and Bible teaching the church has offered. I am married with two children and four grandchildren, and enjoy spending time with them. Besides church, I enjoy camping, kayaking, reading, Nascar, junken (that’s hitting the yard sells and Thrift stores), and Christian television shows. My favorite verse in the Bible is “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31.
I have attended FUMCB since I was a young girl and have enjoyed many of the programs that have been available to me here including, choir, hand bells, bible study classes, youth group, and the Wednesday night dinners. I have a family in town and scattered across the nation, but I love having my church family here to help me with prayer and fellowship. I have been working in the field of Early Childhood Education at First For Kids since 2000 and strive to teach our young students about our loving God who created us all.
I was raised in Howard city Michigan, a very small town. At the age of 13 I was introduced to the art of music. I attended a Christian concert at my local school and decided then I was going to learn all that I could about music. I play many different instruments such as Guitar, Cello, Piano, Organ, Drums, and Bass. Voice is what I would consider to be my favorite instrument. It has the power to move mountains, calm seas, and bring love. My mission as Worship leader is to usher in the presence of the Holy Spirit. So they god can intervene and mix up our lives for the better.
Philippians 4:13, Philippians 3:3, and Romans 12:2 are standards in which dwell in.
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