West Bloomfield Congregational Church is conveniently located on Routes 5 & 20, just a short distance from Rochester to the north and the Finger Lakes region to the south and east. Sunday service is at 10am. The sanctuary is wheelchair accessible (via 2 entrance ramps and an elevator) and has an audio loop for the hearing impaired. We offer large print hymnals, gluten free communion, and gender neutral restrooms.
Are you a First Time Visitor? Wherever you are in the journey, you are welcome here…
WHAT TO EXPECT: Our church motto is “ehh”… if that doesn’t tell you abut our laid back service and attitude at WBUCC…
Q: What is your dress code?
A: Not sure what to wear? Are jeans ok? Yep. Shorts? Yep. A suit and tie? A tutu? A bunny costume? A ball gown? Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. Our dress code is only that you wear clothes. Be you. We don’t care what you wear, just that you are here.
Q: What kind of music can I expect?
A: We LOVE music at WBUCC, and we fill our services with it. Our house band performs on the 3rd Sunday. Our youth band performs several times a year. We welcome special guest musicians of all genres. Our nearly 140 year old organ leads us through hymns old and new. And in addition to music, you may also find a few of us dancing in the aisle.
Q: What is your service like?
A: We start with announcements, a call to worship and hymn. This is often followed by special music from our choir, band or guest musician. Our lively children’s message invites all kids up front to participate, and then they are dismissed for Sunday school or youth group. (See For Families with Children below for more info.) Our offertory is followed by our prayers and joys. Readings are next, followed by an always insightful and enlightening sermon by Pastor Corey or occasionally a guest. On the first Sunday of the month we offer communion. We are going completely gluten free for communion starting in May 2017. Another hymn, or special music, or both is followed by the benediction. We offer a coffee hour and fellowship following service.
Q: Is your church wheelchair accessible?
A: Our campus is fully wheelchair accessible with two ramps and an elevator.
Q: What else might I need to know?
A: Our church is proudly Open and Affirming. ONA is an official designation of congregations and other settings in the United Church of Christ (UCC) affirming the full inclusion of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons (LGBT) in the church’s life and ministry.
Q: What if I need more information?
A: You can email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the church at 585-624-1313, or check out our facebook page(s) West Bloomfield UCC, and West Bloomfield Congregational Church
For Families with Children
We love children at WBCC! And we really mean that! It’s ok if they use their “outside voice”, dance in the aisle or are wiggly. As a child, our very own pastor was known to get his toes stuck the communion cup holders. Really.
If your child would like an activity, there are bags in the back of the church, filled with books, coloring pages and crayons for younger kid. There are also Action Bibles for tweens and teens.
All kids, including those that are visiting, are encouraged to take part in the Children’s Message, Sunday School and/or youth group activities. Our junior/senior high youth group (grades 6-12) meets every 2nd & 4th Sunday during service. We offer nursery care as well. The 3rd Sunday of the month is called “Kids in Church” Sunday when we include the children in all aspects of the service- greeting, taking up collection, readings, prayers, etc.
Your children are welcome to take Communion. We just ask that you talk to them about the importance of it on the way home.
There are diaper changing tables in the west restroom and the nursery for your convenience. There is a playground on the south end of the property that can be enjoyed under your supervision.