The Sunday Bulletin

Welcome! The bulletins and announcements for the week of Sunday January 25 are available for download as a PDF file.

General Announcements

Shrove Sunday Brunch

Lent is almost upon us and the Family Life Ministry Team would like to invite everyone to a “Shrove Sunday” Brunch. This is a family event so bring the kids, bring the grand kids, and bring your friends. There will be pancakes and sausage, desserts and if you don’t like pancakes, there will be peanut butter and jelly. There will be games and challenges for young and old alike. 


So round up the family and join us:

Where: Williamsville UMC

When: Sunday February 15, 2015

Time: After the 11am worship service.

ODNS Open House

Do you know of anyone looking for a preschool this fall? Open Door Nursery School is having an Open House Saturday, January 24th from 11am – 1pm. Stop in and meet the teachers, see the classrooms, and learn more about their amazing preschool program! 

Morning classes are available Monday through Friday for children ages 2 to 5. ODNS also offers a K-Readiness class for children turning 5 by December 1 and for older 4-year olds who are ready for a more academic program. Stop by and check us out!

WUMC Food Pantry

Our pantry continues to provide extra assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing hard times. There are some items that we are especially in need of: cereal, peanut butter, canned spaghetti-Os or ravioli, crackers, macaroni & cheese, canned fruit, instant potatoes, boxed stuffing mix, oatmeal, coffee, juice.  Please remember this important ministry when you are in the grocery stores.

Catch The Spirit 2015

Each year the Niagara Frontier District holds a one day gathering where people from all over the district can take a workshop (or two), have worship together, check out some vendors and enjoy lunch.  Take a look at the workshops being offered in 2015 in the Catch the Spirit brochures available on the information rack in the Narthex or in the church office.  The registration form is also there.  It will take place on Saturday, February 28 at Clarence UMC, 10205 Greiner Rd., Clarence with the theme “Isn’t Anybody Going to Thank Me?” Luke 17:5-10 Called to Servanthood!  Come and bring a friend!  Registration deadline is January 26, 2015.

WUMC Food Pantry
In response to last month’s paralyzing storm almost the entire contents of our food pantry was delivered to our UMCOR collection site at Harris Hill UMC for distribution to our neighbors in Lackawanna. The children from Open Door Nursery School and members of the cancer support group who meet at WUMC have very generously donated canned goods that have helped to restock our shelves. Our pantry continues to provide extra assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing hard times. There are some items that we are still in need of: cereal, peanut butter, jelly, jars of spaghetti sauce, oatmeal, apple sauce, coffee, juice. Please remember this important ministry when you are in the grocery stores.
Holiday Meal Bags

Don’t you look forward to some special favorite foods as part of your Christmas celebration?  For the past several years WUMC has provided “holiday meal” bags – with an accompanying gift card for a turkey, ham, or other fresh food – to 30 families served by the Seneca Street Church as well as several families in our own community.  This year, we need to do at least as many meal bags for Seneca Street Church as well as help friends in need within our own community.  The need for food is still great this year – so we’d like as many of you as possible to help us with this program!

     Stop in the Narthex any Sunday in December and pick up a grocery list indicating suggested foods for a holiday meal.  Provide an overflowing bag and we’ll see that it gets to a family who needs and will really enjoy it!  Please have these to the church by December 21.

     If you can’t fill a bag, please consider a cash donation toward a turkey or ham gift card – we’d like to provide one with each holiday meal bag!

     Thanks for helping make Christmas a little happier for many in our community!

More Announcements and Events
Click this icon to see additional Announcements about upcoming services, meetings, and events at WUMC. Announcements are grouped by ministry area such as Family Life, Missions, and Worship.


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. You might also enjoy reading some "Ruminations of a Pastor" from Pastor Neal on his "Sauntering Pilgrim: Notes, Ruminations, and Seeds of Contemplation" blog.


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:

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.

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

Williamsville United Methodist Church

5681 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221-5517

Phone: (716) 634-4800



Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate contact person.



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.