The Sunday Bulletin

Welcome! The bulletins and announcements for the week of Sunday, March 1 are available for download as a PDF file.

General Announcements

Boy Scout Fish Fry

Boy Scout Troop 85 is having a Fish Fry on Friday, March 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at WUMC.  This is a great way for us to help support the Boy Scouts who meet here each week, so be sure to stop in for dinner.

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 (minarohde@gmail.com) or Jennifer Stamm (634-4800, jdstamm@gmail.com)
Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast

The youth are having a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Palm Sunday, March 29 between the 9:00 and 11:00 services.  Tickets are $5.00 each or $20.00 for a family.  Please mark your calendar and plan to come to enjoy a delicious breakfast and support our WUMC Youth.

Easter Lily and Blanket Orders

Order forms for Easter Lilies and Blankets for UMCOR are in your bulletin today.  Orders are due in the church office on Monday, MARCH 23. So DON’T WAIT. Make your Easter dedication today! Orders may be placed in a box in the church office or in the offering plate.

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 www.opendoorns.com

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.

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.

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.