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.
The Church's Monthly Calendar
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Dr. Charles C. Close, Minister
Mark Jacobson, Music Director
Laurie Milne, Parish Administrator
Jeanne Westcott, 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.
2013 Church Wide Survey
The leadership of Wilbraham United Church has begun a process which will lead to a church-wide discussion of how our church is changing and what we can do to meet the challenges of the future. It is our intent to be proactive and intentional in our planning for the future. The first step in this process is a self-study to learn how our members and friends perceive the church. Your thoughts and perceptions are crucial in these early stages of the process. Your candid and specific feedback will help shape our conversations and our planning. With your help, we hope to find a way of discerning who we are in 2013 and what God wants us to be in the future.
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Sunday Service Schedule for April
Please join us for our
Sunday Morning worship.
Services begin at 10:00 AM.
Sunday School & Nursery Care are provided during the 10:00 AM service.
Apr 21: **Special Jazz Service**
Sermon: "Keeping Track of the Sheep"
Scripture: John 10:22-30
How do the good shepherds keep track of their sheep? Then and now?
-Service music will be provided by a Jazz Quartet
-Youth will erect a Peace Pole after church
-One Great Hour of Sharing offering
Apr 28: 5th Sunday of Easter
Sermon: "Going Off the Map"
Scripture: Acts 11:1-18
From the very beginning, God has been "inviting" us to "go off
the map" and explore new horizons.
-Reception of New Members
us for the Middle School and Senior High Youth Fellowships.
The following is a list of Save- The- Dates for Youth Fellowship
and their families. Mark your calendars.
April 21...Peace Pole Planted, MSYF ,5:30 - 6:45pm, SHYF 7-9pm
April 28...SHYF 7-9pm
May 5...SHYF, 7-9pm
May 12...MSYF, 5:30 -6:45pm, SHYF, 7-9pm
May 17,18,19...Spring Senior High YF Retreat
May 19...No YF Meetings
May 26....No Yf Meetings
Memorial Day Weekend
June 2....MSYF 5:30, SHYF,7pm- Last YF Meetings for the program year
June 9...Celebration Sunday
August 5-9....Vacation Bible School
Youth Fellowship News to Note! Youth Fellowship News to Note!
Every time Youth Fellowship meets, we begin by sharing the joys and struggles
of our everyday lives. Sometimes a week goes by and nothing stands out as
news worthy. Sometimes we are bombarded with events and activities and
sharing these is both exciting and time consuming. Each week the par-ticipants of both YF groups have the opportunity to share
something they did that week that they see as an accomplishment. Maybe they
did something that boosted their self-esteem or filled their hearts with joy.
Maybe they accomplished something that made others proud. Well, time to be
recognized! If you ever venture into the Youth Room, you’ll see stars hanging
from the ceiling. These are our ac-complishments
and each week brings more. We decorate the star with one of our pride moments
and they decorate our space. At the close of the program year we will review
our “stars” and celebrate with the entire church family. YF members do great
Rules, Regulations, Rituals and Traditions.
In the past couple of weeks, the members of Youth Fellowship have been
discussing rules and tradi-tions. One of the
revelations we have discovered is that many of the rules that we follow come
from family traditions. Some rules are handed down and can be accepted
without question for generations! Some rules seem to have no real reason for
them. Some rules are followed because “we have always done it that way.” Some
rules are hard to follow because they don’t make sense to us. Some rules are
a delight to follow because they are designed to keep us calm or focused or
safe. Some rules need to be adjusted because they just don’t work anymore.
God’s rules are timeless and as relevant today as they have always been. The
finest of these is “love one another”. While we question and seek answers to
why this rule or that exists, we need to remember to bring love and respect
to the table. Ever thankful for traditions we can count on; we are encouraged
to talk about why we do what we do, and to accept that to change something
can take a little time and a whole lot of understanding.
A good topic for conversation.
30 Hour Famine Fotos, 2013
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and Young Adults: If you like fun games, deep conversations, and want to
further explore your concept of faith and spirituality, join up!!
Monthly News (from Branchline) HERE
Both YF groups meet on Sunday evenings.
Director Jeanne Westcott
via Phone: 413-596-2511 x105
See the Brancline for more of the latest news
most recent Annual Report (2012) is 2012
The prior year's (2011) Annual Report is available 2011 Annual Report.
The 2012 Annual Report is
available HERE in PDF form for
Monthly Lectionary available in the
BranchLine, linked above.
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