blue christmasBlue Christmas Gathering

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.

West Bloomfield Congregational Church UCC will observe a Blue Christmas Gathering Sunday, December 13th at 6 pm. Developed and led by Corey S. Keyes, Cora Miller Cornelius, Julie Hall-Jugle, and Carolyn Troy, it will be a quietly reverent and tenderly comforting service created for those who are hurting emotionally. A simple soup and bread meal will be offered after the service for any who choose to stay.

Please pass this information along to any you know who might wish to attend.

WBCC Presents BLOOMFIELD HOME COMPANION Old Time LIVE Radio Show

BHC 2015 posterWest 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 wbccuccoffice@rochester.com with any questions.

4th Annual BARNFEST to benefit WBCC

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Join us for the 4th annual BARNFEST music event to benefit West Bloomfield UCC. This year Sticky Lips BBQ will be available!Saturday September 12th. Music starts at 4:30. We have Blue Jimmy, West Bloomfield UCC’s house band dbdb, and Dirt Child lined up to perform. Sticky Lips served 4-7:30. Additional refreshments and drinks will be available for purchase, and you are welcome to pack a picnic as well. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes! Situated on 50 beautiful pastural acres (that you are welcome to explore) in charming Bloomfield, this is a family fun event!

6525 Routes 5 & 20 in Bloomfield, across the street from the Outdoor Store. Parking is in a grass lot with a short walk to the barn. There is a drop off available for those that need assistance.

There are ticketing options to suit your needs: A COMBO ticket which includes entrance to the music event and Sticky Lips BBQ for $20 pre-sale. A BARNFEST only ticket for entrance to the music event only for $10 pre-sale and a BBQ only ticket if you’d just like to get dinner to go for $13 pre-sale. (You can also purchase tickets at the event. Prices will go up the day of the event.)

BARNFEST TICKET OPTIONS
COMBO Barnfest & BBQ $20.00 USD
Barnfest (only- no BBQ) $10.00 USD
BBQ (only- no Barnfest) $13.00 USD

Annual Service on the Lawn, Party & Concert

Come on out to West BWBCC chicken BBQ poster 2015 header for fbloomfield 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!

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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