Jesse Sprinkle Joins WBUCC Team

jesse-sprinkleWest 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.

3rd Annual Big Red BARNFEST!

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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 wbccoffice@rochester.rr.com

It was a Big Ol’ Lawn Party

What a morning! Service was held outdoors for Pentecost Sunday, followed up by the official launch of dbdb’s “Awakening“, with the brand-new album performed in its entirety. The late spring weather was perfect and the atmosphere was made all the more festive with chicken barbeque and a bouncy house for the young’uns. Enjoy some photos of the day. Then head over to the WBCC Facebook group page for even more fun pics.

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dbdb Awakening with Hot New CD

(Update: Awakening is now available on CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify! All proceeds go toward the hiring of our Youth Pastor.)

On Sunday, June 8th, dbdb releases it’s third CD (and first in seven years!), Awakening. This latest work features  a loosely unified theme and an unusual cast of characters: A paranoid executive digs a pit in his backyard. A religious fundamentalist realizes his friends are running away from him. A bruised and weary woman finds her voice and her freedom in the pouring rain.  A mortified hothead tries to turn the clock back 24 hours.

Members of the band and the few fans in-the-know are calling Awakening dbdb’s best effort yet. The release is dbdb’s first to be available for download on iTunes and Amazon. In another first, the CD includes a link to a companion manifesto, complete with lyrics, photos, and background on the writing of each song.

dbdb CD Release Party/ Pentecost Sunday Celebration/Chicken BBQ

WBCC cd release posterMARK YOUR CALENDARS! West Bloomfield Congregational Church will be celebrating the release of their house band’s 3rd album “Awakening” on Sunday June 8th from 10 a.m. ’til 2 pm. 

 
10am will begin with our Pentecost service
11am Chicken BBQ begins/ Bounce House for kids/ yard games, etc.
12pm dbdb (our popular house band) plans to perform the CD live in its entirety on the church’s front yard (so bring your own lawn chairs). 
dbdb T-shirts will be $15, CDs will be $10. Or you can buy a CD/T-shirt-combo for $20. 
 
dbdb believes all good music is spiritual, and take it upon themselves to crack open minds, expand outlooks, and rock whatever joint they ride into. Two CD releases include The Places I Have Been (2004, soldout) and Untraditional: What Would Jesus Dig? (2007) Their third album Awakening will be released Sunday June 8, 2014.
dbdb can be found rocking West Bloomfield UCC every third Sunday of the month, and playing occasional festivals and gatherings around New York state. They are guitar based, with a focus on tight harmonies and strong percussion. West Bloomfield Congregational Church is located at 9035 Rts 5 & 20.