Roser Memorial Church Bethlehem Walk begins Dec. 14

November 30, 2013 

Bethlehem Walk. PROVIDED PHOTO

Roser Memorial Bethlehem Walk begins Dec. 14

ANNA MARIA -- The Roser Memorial Community Church Bethlehem Walk begins at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 14, at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

The walk consists of taking the journey to Bethlehem (a block in Anna Maria) with Mary, Joseph, and the animals (llama, donkeys and goats) in search of shelter. Traveling from "inn" to "inn" participants will sing Christmas carols.

At the end of the journey by baby Jesus in the manger, participants will hear Scripture readings. A gathering in the Fellowship Hall for hot chocolate and cookies will follow. Costumes are available in the Fellowship Hall to borrow on a first-come, first-serve basis, or create your own.

Bring a flashlight.

Information: 941-778-0414, email, go to or Facebook at facebook/roserchurch.

Family of God pancake breakfast Dec. 7

MANATEE -- Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh biscuits and gravy, orange juice and lots of coffee will be served at the Family of God United Methodist Church Pancake

Breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m., Dec. 7.

Homemade baked goods offered for sale. Tickets available at the door. Public is invited.

The church, formerly known as the Palmetto Drive-In United Methodist Church, is at 5601 16th Ave. E., off U.S. 41 outside Palmetto.

The Thrift Store next door will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 941-729-6055.

Ellenton UMC opens thrift shop Dec. 7

ELLENTON -- The Ellenton United Methodist Church will open the EUMC Thrift Shoppe from 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at 3607 U.S. 301.

Gently used and reasonably priced goods will be available on the first Saturday of each month, said organizer Joanne Meares.

A full breakfast continues to be available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Public welcome.

Information: 941-729-6802.

-- Herald staff reports

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