Link to Today’s Sermon

Here is a link to today’s live stream facebook sermon. You do not need a facebook account to watch it. The link takes you to the “top” of the page, so scroll down a little till you see “Corey S. Keyes shared a live video” titled Worship 3 29 20 Ezekiel 37:1-14. If you don’t have a fb account you won’t be able to comment, but you will be able to watch. Enjoy, and share with whomever you’d like.

WBUCC Response to COVID-19

Dear Friends,
In light of the continuing spread of the COVID-19 viral illness, West Bloomfield United Church of Christ will not be meeting for worship or other group activities until further notice. Video sermons will be posted on our Facebook group page. We will stay in touch and in service via phone and computer.
Why? This illness is now in the community-spread stage, and we must place the safety of the vulnerable and the good of community, country and world above our own desires. It is prudent (and good Christian and scientific practice) to eliminate any opportunities for the mass-spread of the virus. In doing so, we can slow the rate of infection so our medical resources are not overwhelmed. Far from “panic,” preemptive action and preparedness are wise and necessary marks of good citizenship. Let’s all pray for each other, those on the front lines combating this virus, and our leaders.
Here’s how we can all keep up with our pledges. Please don’t send your money to us if you anticipate hardship due to lost income! If you are well set to weather this financial storm, we welcome your donation. Online Givingchurch set up for fb live

Christmas Services

peace on earth churchDecember 15th: 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. 

December 22nd: 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: 7pm 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

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at WBUCC

thanksgiving picWest Bloomfield Congregational Church will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 28th. 12-2pm. 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.

Holy Week Services

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

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

 

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.
Shanty town paperwork 2018