WBCC is FILLED with SPIRIT this Christmas season! So many of you have commented on the particular warmth and loving Spirit we are feeling in our beautiful old church Please mark your calendars and add to that Spirit with your presence:
• Sunday, December 21 A Christmas Carol Shadow Play and The Hallelujah Chorus 10am. An engaging, old-fashioned telling of the Dickens classic, complete with shadow actors and sound effects. Followed by a stirring rendition of Handel’s masterpiece.
• Monday, December 24 CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES 7pm Family Service, 11pm Quiet Communion, Our early service is boisterous and celebratory, our late service is more quiet and reflective, concluding with candlelight singing and the ringing of the church bell at midnight.
WBCC Sermon 09/21/14
Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4a
WBCC Sermon 09/14/14
Reading: Luke 14:7-14 from “The Message”
West Bloomfield UCC has a new partner-in-faith!
National recording artist, international missionary, alternative/hip-hop producer, husband and father Jesse Sprinkle is WBUCC’s new Senior Youth Director. His focus will be turning faith into meaningful action among 14-19 year olds of the church and surrounding communities. He is well equipped for the task.
Jesse is a founder of the Paradise Uganda project, which uses music and face-to-face contact to reach, assist and inspire street children in the city of Kampala, Uganda. He has also been active in the Ugandan Water Project and in independent missions to Belize.
Born in Seattle, Washington, Jesse joined the Christian alternative music scene at the tender age of 13. Forming the pioneering band Poor Old Lu with his brother Aaron and other gifted musicians, the group found national success, and released eight albums between 1990 and 2002. He then played with bands like Demon Hunter, Morella’s Forest and Dead Poetic, and lent his considerable drumming talents to popular Christian touring bands like Kutless and Starflyer 59.
Jesse now owns and operates Bluebrick Recording Studios in Avon, NY. He is a man of frank honesty, deep faith and profound passion. We will officially welcome him on Sunday, September 14th during our 10 a.m. worship.
DIFFERENT AND EVEN BETTER THIS YEAR! More mowed and smooth parking. Handicap parking close to bands. Better steps between barn and food tent. Some Ska is an exciting new band to this neck of the woods. Jonathan Stills is an exciting young artist with his street cred from American Idol. Plus all of our fabulous returnees!
Join us for a day of music at the 3rd Annual BARNFEST held at 6525 Rts 5 & 20 Bloomfield. SIX fantastic musical acts! Blue Jimmy, dbdb, Some Ska Band, Jesse Sprinkle, Jonathan Stills and the West Bloomfield UCC Youth Band. Saturday September 6th starting at 5pm. Rain or shine. Ticket are $10 ($6 for students, preschoolers are Free) Pack a picnic basket. Bring your lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available for purchase as well. Event to benefit WBCC’s general fund. Tickets available at Toomey’s Express or by calling 624-1313 , or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org