Join Us As We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus!

Click for more information on the Stille Nacht Musik concert at 8:00 p.m

Click for the complete details on all of our Christmas Eve music and services that start at 3:00 pm.

The Sunday Bulletin

Welcome! The bulletins and announcementsbulletins and announcements for the week of Sunday December 14 are available for download as a PDF file.

 

General Announcements

Last Chance Poinsettia Orders

We have extended the deadline for poinsettia orders to Monday, December 15.  Please use the order form in your bulletin if you would like to order poinsettias for Christmas Eve.

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!

Open Door Nursery - Registration for 2015-16 school year
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will begin on January 5th, 2015. Priority is given to current ODNS families and WUMC members before we open registration to the public. Our morning programs consist of certified teachers and aides conducting separate classes for 2, 3, 4, and 5 year-old children. Our school year begins the MONDAY after Labor Day and ends the FRIDAY before Memorial Day. Children must be 2, 3, 4, or 5 years old, respectively, before December 1, 2015, to be enrolled. Current registration and application forms can be downloaded from our website or can be found downstairs in the main nursery school hallway beginning January 2015.
For more information or a tour of the school, visit our website at www.opendoorns.com
An Invitation to Join Our Fellowship
Several people have expressed interest in joining our congregation as members, and we are beginning to plan an informal gathering with others who may also be interested. If you want to explore your questions about church membership, or if you are ready to undertake such a commitment, contact Pastor Rich Neal at 984-3541 or by email at richneal@together.net.
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

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.