General Announcements

Pre-Order your Valentine’s Day Cookies!

The youth group will bake and sell Chocolate Chip Cookies and Sugar Cookies for their Appalachian Service Project (ASP).  ASP brings thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families.  For 47 years, ASP has made homes warmer, safer, and drier for families and provided transformational service experiences for volunteers.  Last year, 16,267 volunteers served with ASP, providing critical repairs for 562 families.  Senior High youth will be heading to Kentucky July 16th to help ASP for one week.

The youth will be staying at church all night baking cookies on February 11th. Cookies will be available for pickup on February 12th. Cookies will be sold in packs of four, 1 dozen and large cookie cake.  The cookie cake can be personalized for free. Order forms will be in your bulletins and drop your completed form in the collection plate or church office.


Just in case you forgot to take a bag for Souper Bowl Sunday……here is a shopping list. Thank You!
Calling All Cooks
Do you enjoy cooking for a crowd?  Can you prepare a simple hot meal?  Perhaps you’d like to help Pastor Heather during Lent?  Call the office for more details.
Souper Bowl Sunday – February 5th, 2017 you for taking home grocery bags to fill with non-perishable food for Evangel Food Pantry in Clarence.  This outreach ministry is important to those here locally.  Additional bags can be found on the table at the Oakgrove entrance.
Rena and Ira Harbaugh Say "Thank You" and Ira would like to thank their church family for the prayers, calls, gifts, visits and support.  Their appreciation runs deep and they know they are loved.  Thank You!
No More Winter Coats are Needed
Seneca Street and Central Park UMCs are not taking any more winter cold weather items.  Thank you for your more than generous support.
Praying on the 9's
As we add to our prayers this week….let’s continue our focus on PEOPLE while also praying for LEADERSHIP.  This leadership could be within your workplace, family, the community, our government, and within the greater church. May God continue to bless “praying on the 9’s!”
Niagara Frontier District Discipleship Gathering

February 25, 2017 will be a day to gather with church members from all over the Niagara Frontier District.  23 classes will be available on a wide array of subjects.  Shown below is the front page of the brochure.  The full brochure listing all classes and schedule is available on the information table in the narthex.

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2017 Giving Envelopes

The envelopes are finally here.  If you have requested envelopes, they are on the table in the Narthex.  If you currently do not have envelopes, but would like them, contact Brenda in the church office.

Year End Contribution Statements
The end of year contribution statements will be mailed out prior to the January 31st deadline.  If you are in need of this document earlier, please call Brenda in the church office.
Opportunity to Grow!  Join other adults and Pastor Gregg on the second floor for a discussion about God UnderWraps.  Look for other adult Sunday School offerings coming soon!
UNY Bridge January 2017
The Bridge is a communications tool designed for local churches to stay connected to each other and to the ministries taking place around the Upper New York Conference and The United Methodist Church.  Copies of this latest publication are available in the Narthex.
Opportunity to Serve
Do you LOVE to de-clutter and organize?  Have we got a deal for you!  Call Pastor Heather for details.
Last day to Order Christmas Decorations and/or Blankets
Today is the last day to order poinsettias or blankets.  See the red insert in today’s bulletin.
Email List
Join the email list.  We promise not to overwhelm you with constant emails.  Just a reminder or notification of changes in scheduled events.  If you want to join, complete the insert and drop the sheet in the offering.  We will NOT add your email unless you give us permission to do so.
Praying on the 9's
“Do not grow weary”, friends!  In this season of worldly busy-ness, let us continue to remember and pause on the 9’s as we pray for the church, our community, and ourselves.  Prayer is our way of communicating with God, may we continue to do so with strength!
John Wesley’s Advice for Elections
This comes from his Journal dated Oct. 6, 1774.
"John Wesley famously advised his parishioners how to conduct themselves in an election:
1.  To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy
2.  To speak no evil of the person they voted against
3.  To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side"
How I Began to Tithe by Rosemary Elliott
Around the turn of the Century I decided that I wanted to tithe.  I had been thinking of this for a while, and decided that now was the time.  At that time I was donating about 5% of my net income.  Each year I increased the amount by 1%, so by 2005 I was donating 10% of my net income.  I then decided to move towards donating 10% of my gross income, so I calculated the % of my gross income I was giving, and repeated the process of increasing, so after a few years I was donating 10% of my gross income.  Shortly after this I retired, so needed a further assessment of the % of my pension and Social Security.  Later I had to add the required minimum amounts from my 405b.  Now I finally have reached the point at which all of my income is tithed.  It gives me a lot of satisfaction to be able to do this. I reached the 10% mark gradually, first using my net income as a goal.  This made it something that I could manage without major changes in my spending.  I hope my story may be helpful to those that are thinking of tithing, but reluctant to make a major change.
More Announcements and Events
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How Firm a Foundation


At Williamsville United Methodist Church, we welcome all people to encounter Jesus Christ. We provide a spiritual community that nurtures active fellowship and participation through a variety of ministries. We encourage people of all ages to join us on a spiritual journey with Christ.

The Williamsville United Methodist Church has been a part of the Village of Williamsville since 1821.While we are proud of our historic presence in the Village of Williamsville, we know what keeps us relevant is far more than our building and history. It is the joy, love, and respect accorded everyone who enters our church, the quality of our staff, the strength of our programs, and our varied ministries.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about us. We hope you will return often to read announcements and articles that provide information about upcoming services, ministries, and events.


We invite you to join us for Sunday worship, Christian education, and fellowship. Our doors are always open and we look forward to getting to know you.


Sunday Morning Meeting Times:

One worship service May 31 through mid-September: 10:00 a.m.

Two worship services mid-September through May: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Sunday school for all ages mid-September through May: 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Williamsville United Methodist Church

5681 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221-5517

Phone: (716) 634-4800



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Welcome Statements


We welcome you to the Williamsville United Methodist Church in the name and sprit of Jesus Christ, offering openness, acceptance and support that enables all persons to participate in the life of the church. All are welcome.


As a village church, Williamsville United Methodist faithfully continues the vision and tradition of our founders by welcoming all people to encounter Jesus Christ. We will nurture active fellowship and participation through a variety of ministries that encourage people of all ages to grow in a spiritual journey with Christ.


The Williamsville United Methodist Church is a community of people striving to be contemporary disciples of Jesus Christ. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we affirm that God has a purpose for our congregation and that our church can have a telling impact. To that end, our mission is to be and make disciples for Christ! We accomplish this by worshiping God and nurturing each other through our common faith in a loving environment, and by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ by our daily actions, and by our service in this community and in the world.

Our Foundational Beliefs

We as United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share many basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities.  For more information on our beliefs, visit Our Christian Roots on the website.

As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.

Visit the "Our Faith" page of the website to learn more about what United Methodists believe and how these beliefs are reflected in our ministries. You can also visit the "Our World" page to discover how ministries of the United Methodist Church are making a difference in lives around the world.