General Announcements

Harris Hill UMC
WOW!!

WOW – March 2017

Because March is Women’s History Month, our next WOW meeting will feature a mystery guest from the nation’s past — aka Denise Reichard — whose identity will depend on the votes cast by members.  There have been 12 votes to date, and Denise is awaiting a few more in order to break a tie.  In addition to our “guest,” there will be the usual social time and refreshments.  Please join us at 7 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the parlor.  All women of the church are invited.     

 

Thanks and hugs to our Youth Group

Thank you so much for all the wonderful food you made for our members who are unable to get to church, who may be hesitant to go to the store because of the weather or who just can’t physically get around like they did a few years ago.

I have brought some of those meals to them and they are so appreciative to know that we still care about them. I have always said we here at WUMC have the best kids. Again, thank you and remember that you are the hands and feet of God.

Blessings,

Barbara Saltarella
Celebrating Black History Month

African American Heritage Center on the Drew University Campus

“An exhibit in the United Methodist Archives and History Center celebrates African American church experience in the United Methodist Church and offers a glimpse of the world renowned collections available to the Drew campus and the public for primary research.  The exhibit highlights the rich heritage of Episcopal leadership in the African American community that developed even amid racism and segregation. African American bishops have served the denomination since 1858. Many persevered over racist and segregationist attitudes. By the 1980s, a significant number of black bishops were serving, including the first African American woman, Bishop Leontine Kelly, elected in 1984.

A major focus of the display is The Rev. Charles Albert Tindley (1851–1933), self-educated son of slaves, who presided over what would bear his name in tribute, the Tindley Temple United Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Under Tindley’s leadership, it grew to be the largest Methodist church in the world”……..The full article can be read by visiting https://depts.drew.edu/lib/VISIONS/VisionsSpring2010.pdf.  A few copies of this publication are on the information table in the Narthex.

The Reverend C. A. Tindley, seen here in a rare photograph in his

study in Philadelphia, built the largest Methodist church membership

in the world during his lifetime and left an inspiring legacy of hymns.

 

Thank You!
Thank you to Sue Penkacik, Tom & Barb Heximer, and Kathy Meyer for loading up and delivering our Souper Bowl Sunday Food Drive items.  We are very grateful for all of your help!
Book Club
The Book Club will meet in the church library on Friday, February 17 at 7:30 pm.  Our reading selection is the non- fiction book "At Home" by Bill Bryson.
Birthdays!
Have we missed your birthday?  If so, we are so sorry!!!  Please call the church office to let us know your birthdate.  Also, if you see an error in the listed birthdays on the weekly Messenger, call the office.  We will correct the information in our membership database.  Thank you!
No More Winter Coats are Needed
Seneca Street and Central Park UMCs are not taking any more winter cold weather items.  Thank you for your more than generous support.
Calling All Cooks
Do you enjoy cooking for a crowd?  Can you prepare a simple hot meal?  Perhaps you’d like to help Pastor Heather during Lent?  Call the office for more details.
Praying on the 9's
As we add to our prayers this week….let’s continue our focus on PEOPLE and LEADESRHIP while also praying for SELF.  How can I listen more intently to God and God’s work in my life so that I may be a beacon of love and light to others?  May God continue to bless “praying on the 9’s!”
Niagara Frontier District Discipleship Gathering

February 25, 2017 will be a day to gather with church members from all over the Niagara Frontier District.  23 classes will be available on a wide array of subjects.  Shown below is the front page of the brochure.  The full brochure listing all classes and schedule is available on the information table in the narthex.

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2017 Giving Envelopes

The envelopes are finally here.  If you have requested envelopes, they are on the table in the Narthex.  If you currently do not have envelopes, but would like them, contact Brenda in the church office.

Year End Contribution Statements
The end of year contribution statements will be mailed out prior to the January 31st deadline.  If you are in need of this document earlier, please call Brenda in the church office.
Opportunity to Grow
http://www.cliparthut.com/clip-arts/845/growth-clip-art-free-845889.jpgToday!  Join other adults and Pastor Gregg on the second floor for a discussion about God UnderWraps.  Look for other adult Sunday School offerings coming soon!
UNY Bridge January 2017
The Bridge is a communications tool designed for local churches to stay connected to each other and to the ministries taking place around the Upper New York Conference and The United Methodist Church.  Copies of this latest publication are available in the Narthex.
Opportunity to Serve
Do you LOVE to de-clutter and organize?  Have we got a deal for you!  Call Pastor Heather for details.
Last day to Order Christmas Decorations and/or Blankets
Today is the last day to order poinsettias or blankets.  See the red insert in today’s bulletin.
Email List
Join the email list.  We promise not to overwhelm you with constant emails.  Just a reminder or notification of changes in scheduled events.  If you want to join, complete the insert and drop the sheet in the offering.  We will NOT add your email unless you give us permission to do so.
John Wesley’s Advice for Elections
This comes from his Journal dated Oct. 6, 1774.
"John Wesley famously advised his parishioners how to conduct themselves in an election:
1.  To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy
2.  To speak no evil of the person they voted against
3.  To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side"
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More Announcements and Events
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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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WilliamsvilleUnitedMethodistChurch/ 

E-mail: wumc@williamsvilleumc.org

Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate contact person.

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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.