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Christmas Events at WBUCC

church4November 22nd: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at WBCC, 12-2pm West
Bloomfield Congregational Church will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day. This meal is for anyone who finds themselves alone on the holiday, in need of a meal, or who cannot cook. Do you know of someone who would appreciate a meal? You are welcome to take meals home to those in need. FREE but we appreciate an RSVP to the church at 624-1313.

December 8th: Annual Cookie Sale & Vendor Fair, 9am-1pm Let us be your holiday baker! 100s of cookies sold for $8 a pound, featuring cut-outs and other Christmas favorites including some gluten free items. Also… vendors!

December 8th: Youth Group Christmas Movie Night. Drop off your kiddos to be entertained by the youth group. We’ll have snacks, crafts and watch a Christmas movie. Take some time to go shopping or out to dinner while your kiddos have a great time with the “big kids”!  6-9pm, $5 per child ($20 max per family) RSVP is appreciated

December 16th: 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. A simple soup and bread meal will be offered after the service for any who choose to stay.

December 23rd: 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: 10am 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

 

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Shanty Town 2018

shanty bedShanty Town will be back at WBUCC on October 13th! Sleep out in a cardboard box in the parking lot of the West Bloomfield Congregational church to raise money and awareness of the homeless and those who find themselves “Housing insecure”. Prizes, games, activities! Dinner is food similar to what is provided at a soup kitchen. Breakfast will be served. $25 minimum sponsorship goes directly to for Habitat for Humanity and other organizations that assist families in need to become stable, employed, and housed. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Click below for your registration packet.
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BARNFEST returns!

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 & 20.20180723_111537_0001

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.

Tickets available here!

 

 

“Holy Crap” Sale

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West Bloomfield Congregational Church Rummage Sale, affectionately known as the “Holy Crap” Sale  – Saturday, May 12th, 9am-3pm. Early bird entry at 8am for $5. Looking for jewelry, tools, toys, games, artwork, handcrafts, utensils, garden implements, collectibles, lamps, antiques, small furniture, decor, knick knacks, bric-a-brac, kitchen-ware, clean and gently used clothing? Mother’s Day Flowers & Baked sale as well.  **Also, we are collecting diapers for our “Make A Mother’s Day Diaper Drive” to benefit ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank. 9035 Rts 5 & 20 in W. Bloomfield. Fully wheelchair accessible. 585-624-1313. wbccoffice@rochester.rr.com

If you have donations you can drop off:
•any Sunday morning around service time (or whenever you are there for choir practice, etc.) before 5pm on Friday May 4th
•9-12 on Saturday May 5
•Thursday May 10 – 3pm til 7pm
•Friday May 11 – 10am til 6pm

 

Make A Mother’s Day Diaper Drive

church 2017 3 WBUCC will be collecting diapers for our “Make A Mother’s Day” Diaper Drive in honor of mother’s day. We’ll accept disposable and cloth diapers, pull-ups, as well as wipes. We take all sizes in new or opened packages. We’re especially looking for newborn and sizes 4 & 5. (Some people may have leftover diapers their children have outgrown–we take those too as long as they are in new condition.) ROC City Bottoms is a nonprofit community group in Rochester, NY. They work with local organizations (such as Cameron Ministries) & other community agencies to provide diapers for little bottoms in need.

Diapers are not a luxury, and many moms face the choice of buying diapers or buying food. Let’s honor our mothers in need with the gift of diapers.
There will be collection bins at church starting Sunday April 15th through Mother’s Day, and you can drop off donations whenever the church is open. If you can’t get to church but want to donate, or want to be sure the church is open, please contact me (330-2471 texting is best). You can find out more about ROC City Bottoms and the diaper need in Rochester at their website http://www.roccitybottoms.org/

Earth Day

earth dayThis Sunday is Earth Day! To celebrate & observe this day WBUCC will be doing the following:
– We’ll be printing fewer paper copies of the bulletin. Instead it will be emailed out & posted to facebook and our website (see link below). You can look at a digital copy on your mobile device during service. It will also be projected on the wall. The few printed copies will be printed on recycled paper.
-Sunday school kids (K-5) will be planting seeds. Be prepared to get messy!
-Youth Group kids (6-12) will be watching & discussing some Earth Day inspired TED talk videos

God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. – Genesis 1:31

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Holy Week and Easter Events

Welcome to Holy Week! There are many activities and opportunities for worship during this special week.

March 29th: Maundy Thursday: Meal at 6:30, followed immediately by brief Maundy Thursday service.

March 30th: “EGG”stravagant Event 6:30-9:00pm Friday, Easter and Egg 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 see Sarah Williams with questions.

April 1st: Easter Sunday: 8:45 Easter Welcome Service, 9:30 continental breakfast, 10 a.m Easter Celebration and Kids’ Easter Pageant, “You Can’t Have Easter Without”.   easter plants in church

EASTER PLANTS! A certain number of Easter plants have been pre-ordered to decorate our sanctuary. Parishioners are welcome to donate money for these Easter plants in honor, in memory, or in appreciation of a loved one, and the list of donors and those honored/memorialized/appreciated will be placed in bulletins for Easter services. The donation amount is voluntary, but the usual contribution is around $5 per 4″ potted plant. We will have iris, crocus, hyacinths & daffodils. The deadline to have your loved one memorialized in the bulletin is March 30th. (You can email your requests to Sarah Williams at wbccoffice@rochester.rr.com) You are welcome to take your plants with you after the 10am service on Easter Sunday, and since they are perennials, you can plant them at home if you’d like! Plants that are designated for someone will have a label on them. Plants available for sale on Easter Sunday will not be labeled. Please indicate if you’d like a iris, crocus, hyacinth or daffodil. I will do my best to fill your order. (Since I pre-ordered a predetermined amount of each plant, you may end up with a different plant than you’d like.) Any additional plants will also be available for sale after the 10am service on Easter. Please write make checks to WBUCC with “Easter flowers”on the memo line. Thanks!