General Announcements

WOW Meeting
WOW will have a summer get together on Monday August 1, 7:00pm at Yolicious on Hopkins Road in the Bocce plaza across from Williamsville North High School. It will be a grand time to visit, have dessert and discuss plans for the next WOW season. All women of Williamsville are welcome. If you are new to the group, feel free to join us.
2nd Quarter Giving Statements Have Been Mailed
The statements were mailed last week.  Please let Brenda know if there is an error in your giving statement.
New Afghan in Ladies Parlor
There is a beautiful red afghan over the sofa in the ladies parlor.  This afghan is shielding the sofa from the intense rays of the sun.  We are very indebted to Doris Mack for knitting this afghan.  Joan Bongiovanni helped Doris with this project.  Thank you Doris and Joan.
Church Administrator Out of Office for Week of July 24th
Brenda will be attending training in Columbus, Ohio on the Church Windows Management Software.  She will return and be in the office on Friday, July 29th.
Congratulations Pastor Corey!

Pastor Corey Toretto-Turnpenny and husband Ben Turnpenny have welcomed a baby boy!

Congratulations to all.

Welcome the Stierheim Family!!

Please help us welcome Pastor Heather and Pastor Gregg Stierheim

A Thank You Note From the Lyttles

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To our friends at Williamsville United Methodist Church:

It was certainly with very mixed emotions that we left Williamsville on May 24 to begin a new phase of our lives here in Pennsylvania.  Through the turmoil of the move and the many emotional highs and the few lows we have felt over these past few weeks, we have often thought of you.  By far our “highest high” has been the loving send-off you gave us during the May 22 service.  We thank you so very much for that memory, especially as it opens the door to so many fond recollections of you and our fellowship and work together at Williamsville United Methodist Church.  You can never be replaced in our hearts because you have been a very special part of our lives.

Our love to each of you, and our very best wishes for your continued success as ministers for Christ,

Kevin & Cindy Lyttle

 

 

 

 

Come Meet the New Pastors

During July and early August, the SPPR committee will be hosting several meet and greet sessions in an effort for everyone to get to meet Pastor Heather and Pastor Gregg.  So as not to overwhelm them all at once, and for everyone to get some quality time, the meetings will be intimate in terms of the number of people attending (less than 12 if possible).  The schedule of the meetings is as follows:

                Sunday July 10th – meeting in the library after worship

                Wednesday July 13th – meeting in the library at 1 pm

                Thursday July 14th – meeting at Garrison Park at 1 pm

Saturday July 16th – meeting with men’s breakfast group at

                 Sheridan Family Restaurant at 8:15 am   

                Sunday July 24th – meeting in the library after worship

                Thursday July 28th – meeting at the home of the Whitney’s

 at 7 pm

                Wednesday August 3rd – meeting at the home of the Reichard’s                                             at 7 pm

                Sunday August 7th – meeting in the library after worship

                Wednesday August 10th – meeting at Garrison Park at 7 pm

Sign-up sheets will be in the Oakgrove entrance or you can get your name on the list by calling the church office at 634-4800.

Bishop Mark J. Webb releases statement on shootings in Orlando, Fla.

June 12, 2016 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

Once again we are witnesses to unimaginable and horrific violence that has claimed the lives of over 50 people and injured dozens more. This time it has happened in Orlando, Fla. I invite you to join me in prayer for the families and friends of those killed, that God would bring comfort in the midst of despair. Let us pray for God’s healing touch upon those who are dealing with physical injuries and emotional trauma. Let us pray for our United Methodist sisters and brothers in the Orlando area as God uses them to be the presence of Christ in the midst of this tragedy.

Days like this remind us that evil is real and darkness is a part of the world in which we live. As people who claim faith in Jesus Christ, we know the light, we have been changed by the light, and we are called to offer the light of Christ to the world. Let us seek the ways we can be the very tangible hands and feet of Christ, following and living the Gospel message. Let us seek ways to be bold in proclaiming the name of Jesus and inviting others to experience the transformation that only Jesus can provide.

Our world needs the good news – let us be people of good news! Our world needs Jesus – let us be people who invite others to know the One we know. In the midst of violence, let us not shrink from the hope we have in the one we call Savior. May we not shrink from offering the hope of Jesus to a world in desperate need. Spiritual forces of darkness will not have victory – the victory has been won in Jesus the Christ!

Lord, in your mercy comfort those who mourn, touch those who need your healing and provide peace in the midst of fear. Lord, in your mercy allow goodness to overcome evil and light to pierce the darkness.

 --Bishop Mark J.

Summer Concert Series
Visit the Music Ministries page or go to http://www.twosistersfoundation.org/ to find out more about the Summer Concert Series.
Summer Schedule
Our summer schedule for Sunday mornings and weekday office hours will begin on June 5. Beginning that Sunday and continuing through Rally Day, Sept. 11, there will be one worship celebration at 10:00 a.m. each week. Also during that time, office hours will be reduced to 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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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. 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:

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

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Williamsville-United-Methodist-Church/420017971370009

E-mail: wumc@williamsvilleumc.org

Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate contact person.

 


  

Welcome Statements

WUMC WELCOME STATEMENT

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.

VISION STATEMENT 

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.

MISSION STATEMENT 

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 UMC.org 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 UMC.org 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.