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Welcome to United Presbyterian Church in west Bradenton, and to our worship, Christian education, community service, and fellowship events!  Sunday services in our sanctuary are held at 10am, and live-streamed and recorded worship services are available at Online Worship.

To learn about our upcoming and recent events, see News on this home page, Calendar, and Newsletters.

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Creative Arts Academy Concert 'Together As One' - May 24

Lane Ruise, Founder and Director of the Creative A... more

Summer Field Trips

Join in the opportunities this summer for new expe... more

May DOES It - Baby Wipes for Food Pantry

Our DOES It (Done On Every Sunday) project for May... more

May Outreach Offering - Meals on Wheels PLUS

Our Outreach Offering for May continues to go to M... more

We Are Excited to Have Become United Presbyterian Church

The 3-year partnership between Palma Sola and West... more

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Upcoming

MAY 24

Creative Arts Academy Concert 6p

Lane Ruise, Founder and Director of the Creative Arts A ... details

MAY 26

The Present Word 8:45a

This class led by Pastor Edward and Marilynn Gillette u ... details

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Message from Pastor Edward…

Teresa of Avila lived during a time of reform within the church. She was instrumental in a movement of spiritual and monastic renewal in the mid 16th century. Most of us know her for what she wrote:

“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”

As we celebrate the Easter season, we are reminded that the tomb could not contain Jesus’ body nor could the earth hold him captive. We acknowledge Christ’s resurrection, and after a period of 50 days, commemorate his Ascension. Although Jesus is not present “in the flesh” with us, he is present through the gift of the Holy Spirit, or the Advocate, he promised to send. 

My thanks to all of you – our members and friends – who volunteer, attend, and support our work through offerings and prayers, and who bring life and energy to our church. Through your actions Christ’s resurrected presence is revealed, an important part of the Easter message that Christ is risen.

Blessings
Edward