Service on the Lawn

Service on The Lawn this coming Sunday, Aug. 23rd

You MUST RSVP by 3pm on Sat Aug. 22nd with the family name and number attending in your group so we can plan accordingly. RSVPs will ONLY be accepted via an email to wbccoffice@rochester.rr.com

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
• Worship will be at 10am, outside on the front lawn.
• If there is inclement weather predicted, we will make a cancellation decision by Saturday afternoon and communicate it via email, website, social media, and the Remind app.
• For those who cannot be there or do not feel comfortable attending, the service will be live-streamed as usual at 10am on our Facebook group page.
• When you arrive, please follow the guidance of the greeters for where to sit. Your family group will sit together at a safe distance from other groups.
• Masks and social distancing will be required. We will have extra masks if needed. Seating will be distanced to the recommended 6ft between individuals and/or family groups, and we ask that you bring-your-own seating (chair or blanket).
• At this service, the basement bathroom WILL be available for use.
• Hot dogs, hamburgers and chips will be available after service (for FREE!) Please bring your own beverage.

We look forward to seeing you, masks and all, as we have missed you these past many months. If you have any questions, that were not answered above, please feel free to reach out to the leadership team by emailing us at wbccoffice@rochester.rr.com

Link to Today’s Sermon

Here is a link to today’s live stream facebook sermon. You do not need a facebook account to watch it. The link takes you to the “top” of the page, so scroll down a little till you see “Corey S. Keyes shared a live video” titled Worship 3 29 20 Ezekiel 37:1-14. If you don’t have a fb account you won’t be able to comment, but you will be able to watch. Enjoy, and share with whomever you’d like.

WBUCC Response to COVID-19

Dear Friends,
In light of the continuing spread of the COVID-19 viral illness, West Bloomfield United Church of Christ will not be meeting for worship or other group activities until further notice. Video sermons will be posted on our Facebook group page. We will stay in touch and in service via phone and computer.
Why? This illness is now in the community-spread stage, and we must place the safety of the vulnerable and the good of community, country and world above our own desires. It is prudent (and good Christian and scientific practice) to eliminate any opportunities for the mass-spread of the virus. In doing so, we can slow the rate of infection so our medical resources are not overwhelmed. Far from “panic,” preemptive action and preparedness are wise and necessary marks of good citizenship. Let’s all pray for each other, those on the front lines combating this virus, and our leaders.
Here’s how we can all keep up with our pledges. Please don’t send your money to us if you anticipate hardship due to lost income! If you are well set to weather this financial storm, we welcome your donation. Online Givingchurch set up for fb live

Christmas Services

peace on earth churchDecember 15th: Blue Christmas service 6pm, The Christmas season is a time of communal joy and celebration. This is as it should be, but not at the expense of those among us who are grieving, despondent, and/or depressed. It can be an isolating and lonely time for our brothers and sisters who are hurting. This will be a quietly reverent and tenderly comforting service created for those who are hurting emotionally. 

December 22nd: Christmas Pageant & Hallelujah Chorus during 10am service. An engaging, modern adaption of the story of Christ’s birth followed by a stirring rendition of Handel’s masterpiece.

December 24th:  Christmas Eve Services: 7pm Sunday Family Service & 11pm Quiet Communion Our early service is boisterous and celebratory. Our late service is quiet and reflective, concluding with candlelight singing and the ringing of the church bell at midnight