Palmetto church welcomes new leader

Palmetto church welcomes new leader

PALMETTO -- The Rev. Alan Jackson's sermon will be "Is Your Life a Parable?" at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at Family of God United Methodist Church, 5601 16th Ave., E., Palmetto.

Jackson assumes the leadership of Family of God Church following the retirement of the Rev. Jim Martin. A Plant City native and a graduate of Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Jackson also serves as pastor of Rogers Community United Methodist Church in Bradenton.

'Everest' Vacation Bible School at Faith UMC

BRADENTON -- Faith United Methodist Church, 7215 First Ave. W., Bradenton, invites children ages 4-11 to Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m.-noon June 15-19 with the theme "Everest."

Embark on an icy expedition where youngsters overcome obstacles with God's power.

Information: 941-794-8067 or faithchurchum.org.

Temple Emanu-El honors outstanding volunteers

BRADENTON -- Temple Emanu-El honored outstanding volunteers June 5.

Plaques for exceptional service to Temple Emanu-El were presented to Dr. Hal Alterman, Toby Halpern, Gail Klein, Susan Mallitz, Marian Raupp, Louise Werbelow, and Alan Zuckerman.

Susan Bernstein and Joel and Sherrie Eisenberg were named Volunteers of the Year.

Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood officers also made a surprise announcement by offering $29,500 to the synagogue's Machar campaign for the renovation of Temple Emanu-El's preschool and religious school building.

Information: 941-371-2788.

Temple Emanu-El summer film series begins Sunday

SARASOTA -- "Irving Berlin: An American Song" will begin the summer film series at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Irving Berlin penned some of the most recognizable and enduring songs of all time. This documentary is filled with his music, illuminating photos and rare clips from throughout his life. From his childhood on the lower East Side of New York to his 100th birthday celebration at Carnegie Hall, the film traces the highs and lows of America's greatest troubadour.

Admission is $5 at the door.

Information: 941-349-9287.

-- Herald staff reports