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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"
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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
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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
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
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

This 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 volunteer opportunities:

  • 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)

  • Dance 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 movement class!!

  • 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)

  • Snacks (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.)

  • Games (Deb Trimble has volunteered to coordinate) but we would love to have at least one other adult (18 +) to help with this. 

  • Music (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, 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.

  • TEEN 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.

I 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.
Peace,
Paul


!! 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").  
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 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.

As 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 presents!!!

Faithfully, your Education Commission

Email: ChristianEducationWUC@gmail.com



Dress a Girl

Dress 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 and times.


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