Matt Venuti is coming to WBUCC

Matt Venuti is a multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter and modern day touring troubadour known for his captivating acoustic and electronic instruments, sound immersion experiences and songs. He’s also an award-winning recording/music video artist and soundtrack composer/video editor.

Matt’s innovative music career was launched and cultivated in San Francisco. In 2019 he served as Artist in Residence in both the Everglades and Shenandoah National Parks, and has been a featured performer and presenter at multiple TED and TEDx conferences. He is a popular favorite of the SF underground scene, as well as at Burning Man and in the Silicon Valley, performing at gala industry events for Apple, Google, Yahoo, Oracle, Microsoft and George Lucas. He has shared stages with Thomas Dolby, Michael Manring, Stan Getz and Pat Metheny, among many others.

Matt is a rare instrument proficient, mastering the experimental Electronic Valve Instrument developed by AKAI Corporation; the Hang, a metal-alloyed instrument developed in this century by Swiss inventors Felix Rohner and Sabina Sharer, played with the hands to create stunningly warm and ethereal sounds that are simultaneously rhythmic and melodic; and the related Gubal. He also utilizes looping pedals, a variety of unusual chimes, guitar and voice.

At the West Bloomfield UCC event (Wednesday, March 29th at 7 pm) Matt will also project his beautiful nature videos on an entire wall of the sanctuary behind him to create a fully immersive multi-media experience.

“I was privileged to catch Matt in a private house concert,” said Pastor Corey Keyes. “I was transported by his performance, and then was stunned when he agreed to an expanded multi-media performance in our beautiful sanctuary in West Bloomfield. This will be an incredible evening!”

Suggested donation of $10 per person, with all proceeds benefiting both Matt and the 24/7 HOPE community food cupboard.

One Ticket to Matt Venuti

Wednesday , March 29th at 7pm West Bloomfield Congregational Church


If you’d prefer to pay a different amount, please use the donate button found under the “Online Giving” page, and indicate how may tickets you would like.

Day of Curiosity

In “the spirit of Chautauqua” the local Congregational UCC church will honor its longstanding heritage of intellectual discernment and public entertainment by offering a “Day of Curiosity,” say event coordinators. On Saturday, February 11, the church will host a series of expert presentations on an eclectic range of subjects including sustainable home farming, physically moving better, engaging humor to effectively communicate, defeating racism, dream interpretation, discerning truth, and the birth of the universe.

The Chautauqua tradition, originating locally near Jamestown, goes back to the 1870s according to church pastor Rev. Corey Keyes. “Chautauquas were the rock concerts of their day,” Keyes noted. “All around America Chautauquas sprang up as organizers gathered orators, teachers, musicians, and showmen of all types and invited the broad public. The meetings were social, educational, fun, and usually held outdoors during the summer. Our upcoming Day of Curiosity is designed to help people connect, learn something new, and shake off the winter doldrums,” Keyes added. “It also honors our church tradition of independent thinking and challenging social norms. We aided escaped slaves during the 1850s and hired among the state’s first ordained female pastors in 1892. Two decades ago we became an open and affirming church, recognizing the sacred gifts of everyone, regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other artificial means of exclusion.” 

The Day of Curiosity event is secular, non-denominational and open to everyone, said event leader Laurel Nelson. “The day isn’t about religion, it’s about experiencing new ideas, cracking open your mind, having fun, and maybe making a new friend or two.”

The donation-optional one-day event is open to all. Pre-registration is encouraged at

For more information:

Laurel Nelson (event manager) 585-727-1687 Email:

A Christmas Carol Live Radio Play

Join us for this live radio show style presentation of the beloved classic A Christmas Carol, with foley sounds and live music. Great for all ages! Saturday December 10th at 1pm and 7:30pm. All proceeds from these two performances will benefit West Bloomfield Congregational Church’s H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) Food Pantry. At West Bloomfield Congregational Church 9035 Rt 5 & 20, W. Bloomfield. Accessible entrances. Tickets are $10 or $25 max per family, and can be clicking the link below or by calling 585-624-1313


A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol, Family Pass

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Cornball Capers returns!

The West Bloomfield Church is reviving our long running Cornball Capers show that’s been on hold during the very unfunny Covid! This Hee-Haw type variety show will be staged October 21st and 22nd at West Bloomfield Congregational Church, at the corner of County Road 37 and Routes 5 and 20. This show promises great country music, entertaining performances, and plenty of laughs. The 7 p.m. performance each night costs just $10 per person (maximum of $25 per household-immediate parents and children). Tickets can be purchased from cast members, on the church website, or by calling 624-1313. With only 200 tickets available each night, you’ll want to get your tickets early! Our facility is wheelchair accessible.


Cornball Capers Tickets

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Family Pass / Cornball Capers

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Blessing of the Backpacks

We’ll be Blessing the Backpacks and saying a prayer for the New School Year on Sunday Sept 11th. (Yes, we know that school will have already started, but you can never have too many blessings ☺️.) Kiddos, bring your backpacks! Teachers, administrators, bus drivers, school nurses, coaches, food service workers, janitorial staff, etc., bring something you take to school with you, and come forward for a blessing too! *We’re also inviting the children to take part in all aspects of service that day… handing out bulletins, taking up collection, putting the hymn numbers on the board, lighting the candles (with supervision), leading the Lord’s Prayer, doing the readings, and helping to serve at coffee hour. We hope to see you at this special service.

Campfire Sunday

Let’s meet around a campfire! When the world feels so big, this small scale, old fashioned gathering around a fire sharing ideas and song (and s’mores!) will help you to feel connected. Well be grilling up hot dogs as well.

Sunday July 3rd at 10am.


West Bloomfield Congregational Church is holding our annual chicken BBQ on Sunday June 5th. Stop by for a delicious chicken BBQ meal with all the fixins’ starting around 11:30. ,$12

We are also holding a bake sale with the proceeds going to Ukrainian relief efforts. See you Sunday!

Holy Week

Please join us for Holy Week services.

On Sunday April 10th we will celebrate Palm Sunday and welcome our New Members.

Maundy Thursday Service April 14, 7 p.m. The Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Denial of Peter…this year’s service will feature our adult choir, and, weather-permitting, a campfire and discussion on the front lawn.

Easter Sunday April 17, 10 a.m. A celebration of song and light, featuring the full choir and the return of the band! We will also have an egg hunt on the front lawn and coffee hour.

Some Updates!

Hello! Thanks for coming to our website! Most of our communication takes place over on Facebook. You can find us at “West Bloomfield UCC”.

We ARE back in person for service, but we also are still livestreaming over Facebook on Sunday mornings. Join us however you feel most comfortable. We are still masking at our in-person services.

Unfortunately will not be offering a Thanksgiving meal this year. But we ARE having a Thanksgiving food giveaway on Monday Nov. 22nd starting at 8am. Please stop by if you need help putting food on the table this holiday.

Our annual Cookie Sale is BACK! Plan to stop by on Saturday Dec 11th from 9am -1pm for delicious cookies!