Our Holy Week traditions provide for us a time of reflection, growth, and, ultimately, joy. There is a definite depth and richness to life centered on worship, gratitude and concern for others. Please join us..
April 14th: Palm Sunday Begin Holy Week waving Palms
April 18th: Maundy Thursday/Last Supper Service, 6:30pm. Join us for a viewing of Jesus Christ Superstar and a simple soup and bread dinner and communion service. This is a lovely quiet service and a wonderful way to prepare our hearts for Easter.
April 21st: Easter Day Events.
8:45 “Welcome Easter” service
9:30-10 Continental Breakfast:
9:45 Easter Egg hunt on the front lawn (Weather permitting. If it is muddy or raining we’ll have the egg hunt inside.)
10am Easter Celebration continuing Celebration of our risen Lord, with Easter messages from our youth, dbdb playing and an anthem from the choir
BARNFEST returns to the Big Red Barn this year on August 25th, with headliners Slipton Fell and featuring dbdb and many more performers! Only $10! (pre-sale, $12 at the door). Pack your cooler, bring your lawn chair and be prepared to have a great time! We’ll also have food available for purchase as well. Starts at 4pm. 6525 Rts 5 & 20.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
•Can I bring a cooler? YES! We’ll have hot dogs, drinks, chips and dessert are available for sale, but feel free to pack a cooler with your own beverages and food.
•Is this event family friendly? YES! Bring the kids!
•Can I walk the 50 acre property? By all means please do! There are well mowed paths through the property and a pond! (No swimming.)
•Can I use the pool? NOPE. Sorry. The pool will be off limits during Barnfest. There is a swing set that kids are welcome to play on under your supervision, and we’ll have some lawn games set up.
•Where do I park? Barnfest parking is in the mowed grass lot directly across The Outdoor Store. Senior and handicapped parking in the driveway and around the back of the barn. If you’re staying till the end you might want a flashlight to find your car.
Next Sunday we begin our Holy Week observances with Palm Sunday. The rest of Holy Week will be different than in recent years, with a sit down soup-and-bread meal with readings and communion for Maundy Thursday (reservations required so we know how many to set for), and Easter Breakfast followed by a 10 a.m. celebration featuring an Easter pageant and plenty of uplifting music on Easter Sunday.
Maundy Thursday Dinner and Communion April 13, 6:30-7:30 pm (call 624-1313 to leave a reservation)
Easter Sunday Celebration April 16
9:00-10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00-11:00 a.m. Worship, featuring a new Easter “Pageantette” and music from the Adult Choir, dbdb, and more!
We will also be hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza SATURDAY APRIL 15th 6:30-9:00pm at WBUCC Easter themed crafts, snacks, activities, and some lessons culminating in a FLASH LIGHT EGG HUNT! All ages. (Kids under the age of 7 will need a parent to stay with them.) Please bring your own flashlight. $5 per child. RSVP to the church at 624-1313. Please contact Sarah Williams with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday (April 17th) is Teach Your Children Well Sunday. In addition to worship focused on and with our kids, both dbdb and our new youth band will perform (and anyone who hung around the sanctuary after church last Sunday during their practice will tell you how stunningly good that new youth band is), we will watch a rip-snorter of a short video lesson from the middle school curriculum (really funny, extremely thought-provoking), offer tours and vision of our evolving youth facilities and programs, and CELEBRATE! Be a part of it!
West Bloomfield Congregational Church presents BLOOMFIELD HOME COMPANION Old Time LIVE Radio Show on Friday November 6th and Saturday November 7th, at 7pm both nights. Our show is fashioned after Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, featuring a real live sound effects lab courtesy of the Antique Wireless Museum, fun old-time and newer “radio” plays, goofy costumes, jokes and laughs, and music from our house band and several special performers (including Steve Gretz and Leslie Lee) $7 for one show/ $10 for both nights. It’s an entirely different show each night. Refreshments at intermission. Handicap accessible. WBCC is located at 9035 Rts 5 &20 in W.Bloomfield. Please call 624-1313 or contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Come on out to West Bloomfield Congregational Church for our annual Service on the Lawn on Sunday June 14th at 10am with music from dbdb. Sticky Lips BBQ available from 11:30am -3pm. Eat in or Take out. Music from Dirt Child live on the lawn at noon! BBQ is $13 pre-sale/ $14 day of. Dinner tickets available at Cheap Charlies, Toomey’s Express & Shivers in Bloomfield, Dapper Dans in Honeoye Falls and As We Grow in Canandaigua till 6/11. Also available at Honeoye Falls Market Place on May 30th from 10-2. Bake sale! Bouncy House! Face painting! Rubber Duck Raffle! Lawn games!
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