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WBUCC T Shirts!

you are loved t shirtWest Bloomfield Congregational Church is selling these cool shirts – as a fundraiser, and to wear out and about to remind the world that “You Are Loved”. Click here to order one for yourself or as a gift! Free shipping if you pick up from the church. (Order should arrive by June 15th.)

BARNFEST 2016

barnfest poster 2016BARNFEST 2016 is September 10th at the old Bloomfield Big Red Barn
(6525 Rts 5 & 20 in Bloomfield). This year we’re featuring YB3 (WBCC’s newest youth band), dbdb, Dirt Child and the Ayers Brothers Band. Venue opens at 4 pm. Music starts at 4:30. Hot dogs, drinks, chips and dessert are available for sale, but feel free to bring your own refreshments. Bring a lawn chair! Tickets are only $12 at the door!

 

And I’m honored to say that this year Barnfest will benefit a wonderful local family who are experiencing some tough times in terms of their health and employment…so we’re going to have an auction as well to help them out even more!

Our auction items so far:

6 days at Island Links Resort in Hilton Head SC
6 days in Fort Meyers FL
The use of Old Bloomfield Big Red Barn for wedding or party
½ hour private sight seeing tour aboard 1946 Piper PA 12 airplane
Thanksgiving centerpiece from Hopper Hills Florist
Kona acoustic guitar
Tall Trainer gift certificate
Photo session with Megan Trippi
LulaRoe clothing gift certificate
2 tickets to Wicked in Rochester
Framed Boathouse photograph
2010 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Banana Republic Avery Sunglasses for women
hand crafted mosaic from Strapp Studio Mosaics
Gift certificate to Finger Lakes  Tree and Landscape
Sweaters and socks from Lazy Acres Alpacas
Nutramix gift basket
Woodhouse Day Spa gift basket
Cirque Dreams Holidaze tickets
gift certificate to Pine Crest Kennels
…and more added every day!!
Some frequently asked questions about Barnfest:  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! Can I use the pool? NOPE. Sorry. The pool will be off limits during Barnfest. There is a swing set kids are welcome to play on under your supervision, and we’ll have some lawn games set up. Who do I write checks to for tickets or auction items? You can write checks to WBCC and write “Barnfest” in the memo line. We’ll also be able to use your credit card through paypal to pay for things. Cash works too!

Easter Services

easter-sunday1120-1024x576Our Holy Week traditions provide 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:
Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00pm March 24th
EASTER Sunday services
8:30 am Early service- simple celebration of peace and joy
9:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:45 am Children’s Easter Egg hunt
10:00am Full Church Easter Celebration

Come on out on Saturday Feb. 27th at 6:30 for delicious chili and soup dinner and entertainment by our talented youth band. Dinner served with salad, rolls and dessert. (Your FREE WILL offering is greatly appreciated.) Do you have a winning recipe? Enter your soup or chili for $5. PRIZES for creation voted best by attendees. Contact Sarah Williams, swilliams2442@gmail.com to enter your soup or chili.chili cook off

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.

Kepler and Christ

Biblical Inerrancy is relatively new and particularly bad theology. Kepler, Copernicus, and Galileo all began their work with the support, training, or even sponsorship of the church. As we reach out further and further into the Universe, it is time for us to get back to a faith that welcomes mystery and strives to find truth, rather than hide from it behind silly assertions and faithless Bibliolatry. Sermon preached by Corey on July 26th, 2015.

Kepler and Christ – 7/26/15

Statement from Rev. Corey Keyes on the shootings at Emanuel AME Church, Charleston

I truly believe and hope and pray that with progressively more enlightening, co-mingling, and blending of successive generations, we are experiencing the death throes of racism in this country. But this particular monster is very dangerous as it thrashes, gnashes and breathes fire to the last. People are dying. Others are pretending this is not happening — claiming crimes here and there are isolated events in which the race of the victim is incidental, or that a particular crime is simply the product of a lone, sick mind. Until science convinces us to eliminate the myth of race, I’d dearly love it if, at least among my circle of acquaintance and influence, we recognize that the monster of racism is still nurtured, stoked, and encouraged by many in our nation.
We cry out and pray for our sisters and brothers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the parents, spouses, siblings, children, and friends of the victims, the people of Charleston and South Carolina, and our country.
The prejudiced and the hate-filled are well aware of the power of faith communities committed to social justice. You can discount us, deride us, slander us, threaten us, bomb us, shoot us up… but we’re growing stronger every day, and we’re coming for you. And when we catch you, we are going to love and teach you right out of your ignorant, misdirected rage.