Are you new here? Welcome! We are so glad you have joined us today! Please grab a snack or hot beverage at the Oakgrove entrance and a visitor bag so that we can let you know how to get involved here!
For many people, pets are beloved members of the family. Unfortunately, pets do not live as long as humans and all pet lovers will lose their cherished friend. An anonymous author penned the poem “Rainbow Bridge” to help with the grief process. Members of this congregation have recently lost their companions through death. We hope this poem will bring solace and hope.
WUMC has purchased a block of 20 tickets for this event. Anyone interested in attending this performance, please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex or call Brenda (634-4800) in the church office to reserve your spot. Grab the family, take a friend, or come by yourself. This will be a great show! Cost is $15.00.
David Spring will be playing with the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra, November 19th, 2017 at Christ United Methodist, Snyder, at 2:30pm. The orchestra will be performing Mozart, Tschaikovsky and a Handel organ concerto, featuring the church organist, Paul Staley. For more information go to GBYO.net.
WED NOV 22nd at 6pm – Before traveling, stuffing the bird, or hitting a night out with friends, join Pastors Gregg & Heather as we prepare the sanctuary and church grounds for Advent and Christmas. All ages are encouraged to attend- there will be something for everyone as we deck the halls! Sign-up sheet at the Oakgrove entrance – or just show up and offer an hour of your time. Pizza dinner provided!
Our thanks to Paul Schlossman for joining us at this morning’s Worship. Be sure to mark your calendars for Christmas Eve Sunday, Dec. 24, when Paul joins us for our 8:00 PM Stille Nachtmusik Chamber Recital and our 10:00 PM Lessons and Carols Service.v
Cub Scout Pack 619 is sponsored by WUMC and Elizabeth Jones. The pack is 43 strong! Although the pack does not meet at the church, they are very supportive in helping those in need. Pictured below is James Vaillancourt, who delivered the food to the church. THANK YOU PACK 619!!! What a perfect start to our holiday missional outreach!
If you do any holiday shopping at any of the Tony Walker family of companies, please consider supporting Wesley’s Place by shopping there! Use the below link to purchase any of their products online and all of the retail profits from your purchase will be donated to Wesley’s Place! You have to use the below link for this to work. Feel free to share it as you find appropriate, it’s a great fundraiser and works year round.
Throughout the holidays and during the year Williamsville UM Church is a generous church! Every time there is a need, we respond and take action. Praise to God for generous hearts!
At this time of year, we focus on neighboring people and local churches who may need a hand up over the holidays. Starting this week, there will be numerous opportunities to be a part of these missional opportunities. Take a look and see how you can be involved!
- Annual Giving Tree for Seneca Street Christmas Shoppe Sunday Nov 12- Wed Nov 22nd– check out the tree at the Oakgrove entrance for a gift tag or list of items needed.
- Annual Food Drive for Seneca Street UM Church Sunday Nov 26- Wed Dec 13th.
- Our focus this year will be “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.” We have partnered with Open Door Nursery School and Troop 619 to make this happen. Please bring in any of these items over the next month: Mac and Cheese, Canned Soups, Pasta, and Sauce
- Cereal, Oatmeal, granola bars, Peanut Butter and Jelly,
- Christmas Cookies for Seneca Street Party- cookies may be placed in the large freezer anytime before Dec 13th.
- Gift Cards for teens- $5 and $10 Gift Cards to Target, Tops, McDonald’s , or Tim Horton’s can be placed in the offering plate or given to Brenda in the church office anytime on or before Dec 13th.
Sunday, November 19th will be Consecration Sunday. If you have not yet done so, please plan to return your Estimate of Giving card for 2018. We will celebrate together the ministry and mission of WUMC that these gifts allow us to accomplish.
Thank you to all the volunteers that worked so hard to make the auction so much fun and successful. Thank you to all those who donated items for sale; you were so very generous. Thank you to Count Dracula aka Ed Howard for the entertainment as ‘auctioneer”.