We are an open and caring
community of Christians gathered to hear and share the word of God. In the
Spirit of Christ, we minister to one another through worship, prayer,
education and fellowship. We seek to live our faith by example and action in
service to the larger community.
10 April 2016 "The Creation"
with combined WUC/UU choirs
The Church's Monthly Calendar
Alternatively, Google Events
2015 VBS Pics
2016 VBS Aug 1-6
Rev Susan Gibson, Interim Pastor
Mark Jacobson, Music Director
Laurie Milne, Parish Administrator
Paul Nesbit, Director of Christian Education
Sarah Johnson, Awakening Heart Ministry Team Contact
William Howell, Building Superintendent
Eric M. True, Custodian
500 Main St., Wilbraham, MA 01095
We videotape and broadcast our
services on Wilbraham Public Access television,
Channel 5, at 8:00 PM on Monday evenings and 8:00 AM on Tuesday mornings.
Come as you are! Everyone is welcome!
And be sure to bring a friend!
Our Sunday Services begin at 10 AM.
We provide Sunday School and Nursery Care at the same time.
May 1, 2016 -- Confirmation
Greetings from the Office of Christian Education! Here are some important items to be shared:
YF Dates to Remember:
The 2nd Annual YF Open will
take place on Sunday, June 12 at 4:00 pm at Fenway Golf. Come and
be part of our Miniature Golf tournament. "Exciting" prizes will
be awarded during the banquet to be held on the grounds of Fenway Golf
(we'll eat there.) Please let Paul know if you plan to
attend. This will be our last "official" Youth Fellowship meeting
of the school year.
Sunday School classes will be held
on May 8, 15, 22 and June 5 for Grades Pre K-8. Please make sure your
children are present as they continue their important Faith Formation.
Celebration Sunday will be on June 12. This is our opportunity to
recognize and celebrate the many ministries at Wilbraham United Church.
Vacation Bible Camp--VBC
Here's a Link To the VBC Registration Form
year's Vacation Bible Camp will be "EGYPT: Joseph's Journey from
Prison to Palace." VBC will be held from August
1-5. Gee, Paul, how do we help? We do have the following
Daily Registration--Check in/Check out (See Tammy Trudeau)
Group Leaders for a group of 8-10 children in a particular age group (We need 8 people ages 18+)
Bible Stories: (Bill McCullough is on board to lead a group of teen volunteers; we'd love to have one more adult)
Artist of the Day (We need three more people, ages 18 +, as we
have two already committed. You get to lead a 15-20 minute
Arts n Crafts Artist of the Day (We
need four more, ages 18 +) since Edna Colcord has told me she is
on for one of the days!)
Registered Nurses (see Amy Crocker)
(Sharon McAbee is on board but will need at least 2 other adults to
help each day. We also provide a separate snack for the numerous
volunteers. See Shelly Capen for details.)
(Deb Trimble has volunteered to coordinate) but we would love to have
at least one other adult (18 +) to help with this.
(we have the awesome services of Mark Jacobson, Patti Colkos, Aaron
Pilarcik and Ben Mabrey. Are there any other band members out there?)
Office Help (Donna Carlson is our VBC Office Chief, but we could use someone to assist on Monday and Thursday)
Decorations, Decorations: we will meet on Tuesday and Thursdays
from 9:30-11:30 am and from 6:00-8:00 pm) to make decoration. We
will tell you what we need and supply the materials to make
them. Also, we will do the majority of our decorating
on Sunday, July 31 from 6:00-8:00pm. Last year we had FORTY
PEOPLE here decorating and finished things in about one hour.
Clean-up: What goes up, must come down and get put away on Friday, August 5 from noon -2:00pm.
VOLUNTEERS are students between the ages of 12 (must have finished Gr.
6) through 17. We can never have enough TEEN VOLUNTEERS!!
Please note: All volunteers who will be present during the actual operation of VBC must have a CORI check.
See Paul or a listed person for further details or explanation.
am excited for the summer and the plans we are already making for
Christian Education/Faith Formation in the year to come. It
continues to be a blessing and pleasure to serve the people of
Wilbraham United Church.
!! CHOIR !!
I'm looking for two additional
ringers for our Handbell Choir. We're looking for ones who have some
familiarity with reading music and who can commit to weekly rehearsals
and playing on the first Sunday of each month
(with occasional "extras").
Our Youth Fellowship program
continues to grow and thrive, offering our youth various opportunities
to engage in fun, friendly and faith building experiences.For
more details on other YF activities in February, please see the
Branchline or the attached calendar.
always if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel
free to reach out to any member of the Education Commission.
Feedback is a gift, and your Education Commission members love
Faithfully, your Education Commission
Dress a Girl
a Girl will continue through the summer and youth age 10 and up are
invited to learn the art of machine sewing and help support other girls
around the world. Watch the Branchline and Bulletins for dates
See the Branchline for more of the latest news
most recent Annual Report (2015) is 2015
Monthly Lectionary available in the
BranchLine, linked above.
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