Annual Conference News – 2021
 
Come join us!
 
In Person Worship at 10:30 am OR Online Worship Service, watch here on Sundays at 10:30 am.
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Griefshare Support Group
Tuesdays 10 am – Noon
January 19 – April 13
 
Led by Sandy Pulos with the Samaritan Counseling Services, for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. Please contact the church office to register,
941-747-4406 or email fumcb@fumcb.com.

We will continue to follow the guidelines as set by the Conference and the CDC with:
Requesting you wear a mask
Use the hand sanitizers at the door
Have your temperature taken at the door
We will have social distancing with the seating
 
You will receive a Survival Guide Book,
the cost is a $5 donation if able.
Griefshare Support Group
Tuesdays 10 am – Noon
January 12 – April 6
 
We will be holding a 13-week online class, led by counselors with the Samaritan Counseling Services, for people who are grieving a loved one’s death.
Please contact the church office to register by email at fumcb@fumcb.com or 941-747-4406.

You will receive a Survival Guide Book,
the cost is a $5 donation if able.
 
 
FUMCB
603 11th Street West
Bradenton, FL  34205
941-747-4406
 
Join us in church or online – Sundays at 10:30 am
 
Church Office Hours:
(as of 11/19/2020)
Monday- Thursday
9 am – 4 pm
Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
 
To contact
Pastor Clark Edwards
or the church office,

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Rev. H. Clark Edwards is currently in his 5th year as our Lead Pastor here at First United Methodist Church of Bradenton. 
Pastor Edwards grew up on a tobacco farm in Lamont, Florida . While growing up he attended the local United Methodist Church where he eventually surrendered to give his life to Christ and the call of ministry. The local Church was most “influential” in shaping who I am today! 
Pastor Edwards is a graduate of Jefferson County High School in Monticello , Florida where he was on the high school track team and Tallahassee Community College, Florida State University and Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta , Georgia.
In addition to serving local churches in Florida, Pastor Edwards has also served as Chair of the Florida Conference Mission Team where he represented the Florida Conference in visiting Cuba and Haiti. He has also served as Chair of the Florida Conference Episcopacy Committee and also served on the Tampa District Board of Ordained Ministry. Pastor Edwards was selected among 50 other Pastors to travel to Israel.
Pastor Edwards is married for over 40 years to his wife Donna, who is a Nurse Consultant. They have three children and three grandchildren.
Pastor Edwards is an avid sportsman who loves spending time outdoors fishing, hunting and target shooting and special times with his dogs Red and Rocky.  He loves Florida State Football and watching the Tampa Bay Rays.
My ‘Passion for the ministry is seeing Christ make a difference in the lives of others. He changed me and I know He can change the hearts of others!  I am delighted to be here in Bradenton and serve this community of Manatee County.  Our mission at First UMC Bradenton is “Transforming lives through showing Christ’s love.'”