Auctioneer"Garden Party", our 3rd Annual Talents, Treats, and Treasures Auction - May 16

An evening of fun and fellowship with all proceeds going to missions projects!

Click here for more information and to donate items.

You can also see who is going on our Facebook event page.





The Sunday Bulletin

Welcome! The bulletins and announcements for the week of Sunday, April 12 are available for download as a PDF file.

General Announcements

We Need Donated Items for the Auction

If you are crafty, like to cook or have a talent you’d like to share please consider making a donation to the Auction. If you aren’t crafty but have high quality items such as a spare Rembrandt, original copy of the Declaration of Independence, Gutenberg Bible or other household treasures consider donating them to the Auction (please keep in mind this not a rummage sale… donate items that are gently used and in good repair). Please fill out a Donation Form describing your item – they are on a table in the Narthex or there is a link in this Messenger to download a form.

     Proceeds from the Auction support Gateway-Longview, Seneca Street UMC and The Beechwood Project. Come enjoy a fun evening that will have you talking about it on Sunday!

Exploring Membership in the Church

The formalizing almost any relationship offers an opportunity to deepen and enrich it, and certainly that’s the case with membership in the church. If you would like to explore the possibility of joining our congregation, be sure to indicate your interest on today’s Ritual of Friendship slip, or leave word in the church office with Denise Barham, our parish administrator (634-4800). The next date when new members will be received is April 26.

Flower Sale

Our annual WUMC Flower Sale is in full bloom!!  This year the flowers will be ready for pick-up the Saturday before Mother’s Day so please think about ordering some of the gorgeous hanging baskets for gifts. Order forms are in your bulletins today or available in the church office.  Please plan to buy your flowers through WUMC and ask your neighbors and co-workers.  All orders must be returned to the church office by Monday, April 27, with payment, please make checks payable to WUMC.  Flowers will be at the church for pickup on Saturday, May 9, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  

Thank You.  Rosemary Elliott & committee

Pastor Away on Vacation

Pastor Rich Neal will be away on vacation from Monday, Apr. 6, through Sunday, Apr. 19, and will return to the office on Apr. 20. If you experience a pastoral emergency during his time away, contact Barbara Saltarella, our parish assistant for nurture and visitation, or call Denise Barham, our parish administrator.

Talents, Treats and Treasures Auction

Mark your calendar for the Third Annual “Talents, Treats and Treasures Auction” on Saturday, May 16 from 5-8 PM.

     The doors open at 5 PM for a Silent Auction featuring tasty hors d’oeuvres and table after table of treasures and craft items made by WUMC members and friends. Come early to allow time to look at everything because bids at some tables will start closing at 6 PM and you don’t want to miss your chance to acquire that one-of-a-kind item.

     At 7 PM we’ll move upstairs to the Sanctuary for a Live Auction of a wide variety of goods, services and who knows what…a word to the wise, be sure to bring a nice, fresh (ink has dried) $100 bill with you.

     Tickets are $5 for individuals, $15 for families and kids under 12 are free.

Proceeds from the auction will support Gateway-Longview, Seneca Street UMC, and the Beechwood Project.

Come enjoy a fun evening that will have you talking about it on Sunday!


CALL ISSUED: Volunteer For Kids and Youth Programs
The children’s Christian education classes, choir and youth fellowship are in dire need of help!  On Sunday, Feb. 22, the congregations at both services were called to renew their commitment to support the children and youth in becoming disciples of Jesus. The fellowship time after the services were used to brainstorm ideas on how to make church a priority and how to keep younger families in the church.  With the support of the church leaders, Mike and Mina Rohde are forming a committee to plan and coordinate activities among all 3 kids and youth programs. They promise to keep the time commitments manageable.  If you are interested in volunteering to assist with just one Sunday School class, make a few phone calls to organize one event, or be on the planning committee, contact Mike and Mina ( or Jennifer Stamm (634-4800,
ODNS 2015 - 2016 Registration

Open Door Nursery School Registration continues for the 2015-2016 school year.  WUMC families are given priority in registering their children.   Tours and applications are always available by calling Melinda Bibko at 633-1655 or downloading forms from Open Door’s website at

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, canned tomatoes, saltine crackers, canned fruit, instant potatoes, boxed stuffing mix, oatmeal, coffee, juice. Please remember this important ministry when you are in the grocery stores. Donations can be brought to the church on any Sunday morning or on weekdays during normal office hours.

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.