General Announcements

WOW Meeting November 7th
Ladies, please join WOW at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the parlor for a program by our own Barbara Saltarella on “The Beauty of Getting Older,” which will emphasize our growth in experience, wisdom and knowledge.  Of course we will also enjoy a social time with refreshments, as well as bring our donations for Priceless Purses.  This initiative collects  gently used purses stuffed with supplies for the homeless women of Western New York.  Think shampoo, deodorant, body lotion, toothpaste and similar items, travel size or larger, but also new socks, gloves or scarves.  Do not include food.  For more information, contact Denise Reichard at 636-0350 or, or Beth Hutchinson at 688-3995 or
How I Began to Tithe by Rosemary Elliott
Around the turn of the Century I decided that I wanted to tithe.  I had been thinking of this for a while, and decided that now was the time.  At that time I was donating about 5% of my net income.  Each year I increased the amount by 1%, so by 2005 I was donating 10% of my net income.  I then decided to move towards donating 10% of my gross income, so I calculated the % of my gross income I was giving, and repeated the process of increasing, so after a few years I was donating 10% of my gross income.  Shortly after this I retired, so needed a further assessment of the % of my pension and Social Security.  Later I had to add the required minimum amounts from my 405b.  Now I finally have reached the point at which all of my income is tithed.  It gives me a lot of satisfaction to be able to do this. I reached the 10% mark gradually, first using my net income as a goal.  This made it something that I could manage without major changes in my spending.  I hope my story may be helpful to those that are thinking of tithing, but reluctant to make a major change.
Chiavetta’s BBQ Fall Feast

WUMC will be holding another Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, to eat in or take out, on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m., or until sold out.  The cost will be $10, with dessert $1 extra.  If you can make a dessert or provide help in the dining room or kitchen, it would be most appreciated.  Please sign up on the appropriate sheet in the narthex.  The dinner will be a major church fundraiser for this year, so encourage family members and friends to take advantage of what is always a great meal.

NOVEMBER 5, FROM 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Welcome Banner

Did you notice our new WELCOME BANNER when you arrived at church on Rally Day? You will also be seeing a new banner called FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT starting on October 16? These banners were given to us by our MEMORIAL TEAM and we would like to thank them for their generous gifts.

These banners bring a welcoming feel to our church as we are called to praise God with every ounce of our being.

Again THANK YOU Memorial Team from the bottoms of our hearts.

The Altar Guild

Thank You!!

Thank you!!!!  Words cannot express how grateful we are for all of the prayers, cards, and gifts we have received on the arrival of Baby Lucas and on my recent surgery.  Many, many thanks for all the support you have shown us.  

In Christ, 

Gregg, Heather, Ethan, Noah, Grace, and Lucas

Post Worship Fellowship...
Attention coffee drinkers...Please remember to join us for coffee and juice (or hot chocolate) after the 11:00 worship service every week.  You may have noticed that there are some delicious sweet treats there, too!  If you would like to donate some small cookies, doughnut holes, or other sweet treats to the coffee hour, they would be greatly appreciated.  Simply bring the treats wrapped and labeled..."For Coffee Hour" and we will see that they get served. Also, if you are interested in making and serving coffee there is a sign-up sheet on the coffee hour table.  All are welcome to share in this short time of fellowship every week!
Messenger Preparation
The printed Sunday Messenger is prepared and printed on Wednesdays.  All requests for items to be published need to be received by Tuesday afternoon.  The electronic version of the Messenger is prepared on Thursday morning for delivery on Friday morning.  This version of the Messenger can be edited and changed until Friday at 10 AM.  All requests for items to be published should be sent to  If you have any questions, please call Brenda at 634-4800.
End of Life Conversational Workshop

Starting the talk and exploring the medical and spiritual side of the end of life.  The registration form shown below can be obtained in the church office.  Questions can be directed to Barbara Saltarella.


Sunday School Assistants Needed

We need a few adults (ages 18 - 88) to help our

children and youth develop their  relationship with God. A few Sundays a year is all you need to donate. Please contact Mike and Mina Rohde, or 834-1342.


Welcome the Stierheim Family!!

Please help us welcome Pastor Heather and Pastor Gregg Stierheim

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.

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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.


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



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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.