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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.


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Online Gift Card Ordering!
Are you wondering about online gift card ordering? Have you thought about it, but don’t know how to take the next step?
It is a great way to get your scrip from your home or office computer. Use it for Amazon, or reloading Shell, Whole Foods, CVS, and Starbucks cards. It gives a percentage directly to the church. 

How do I do that you ask?
*Log on to www.shopwithscrip.com and click on the “Register” button at the top of the page.
*Click “Join a Scrip Program” and enter our unique enrollment code (I can email that to you)
*Fill in all of the required information and click “Register”. Provide answers to the two “forget your password” questions
*Now you can place and pay for orders online either by check or by enrolling in PrestoPay (advantageous for immediate scrip and reload options since payment comes directly from your checking account)

Contact anyone on the Shopping Card Team any time to ask questions or get more information!!

Great to see you!


Rev Susan Gibson, Interim Pastor
Mark Jacobson, Music Director
Laurie Milne, Parish Administrator
Paul Nesbit, Director
of Christian Education
Eric M. True, Custodian


500 Main St., Wilbraham, MA 01095
(413)596-2511
x100
fax (413)596-2512
Email: admin@wilbrahamunitedchurch.org


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!

Service is at 10AM. We provide Sunday School and Nursery Care at the same time.


CE News

--THANK YOU
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance with our Easter Egg Hunt. We had over 1,000 eggs filled with candy for our young people and visitors. We even received compliments on having a very organized event. This is due to YOUR generous donations that came filled with candy this year.

As we continue to search for the answers to “Who is our neighbor?” and “What do our neighbors need?” our church continues to move forward and make things possible. As we further our quest to find these answers, we must realize that there will be much greater challenges that will bear fruit in the Reign of God in Wilbraham and beyond. However, I believe that we are up to the challenge!!!

--CHURCH SCHOOL
We have four classes to go: April 30, May 14, May 21 and June 4. Please make every effort to have your child present for this important part of Faith Formation.

--WUP: Peter and the Starcatcher
Have you purchased your tickets for “Peter and the Starcatcher” yet? This show is the prequel to “Peter Pan” and fun for people of all ages. Please see me or Marge Trimble if you have questions. You can purchase your tickets through Marge or log on to www.wilbrahamunitedplayers.com and buy your tickets online. Friday 4/28, Saturday 4/29, Sunday 4/30, Thurs 5/4, Friday 5/5, Saturday 5/6, Sunday 5/7. All performances are at 7:30pm EXCEPT Sundays at 2:30pm.

--CELEBRATION SUNDAY
On a separate note, I encourage all to keep open the date of June 11 for “Celebration Sunday.” This year, the Education Commission will coordinate a church-wide barbeque (we will serve the food inside and have some events, think “bounce house”, for our younger members outside.) Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, condiments, plates and utensils will be provided. We WILL ask for help with salads, drinks, desserts, set-up and break down. Our vision is to make this a true “Celebration Sunday” for all of Wilbraham United Church. You will have the opportunity to decided what and if you can assist with this endeavor.

--TEACHER NEEDED
We will need one, two or three people (18 or over) to teach our Pre K/K/1 Church School class next year. This position can be shared by a few people. Please see me for details.
 
Please save Sunday, June 11 for our Celebration Sunday.   All are welcome to attend.  Plans are being made to have a cook-out lunch for everyone as well a bounce house for the younger members.

New email:  christianed@wilbrahamunitedchurch.org. 
Please change your address books as this will be used starting April 1.
 
VACATION BIBLE CAMP (VBC), "Love Your Neighbor," is scheduled for July 31-August 4.   Registration night will be held on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:15pm.  Space is limited this year so please plan on registering early.  This is for children ages 4 (as of July 31) through current 5th graders (who will be entering Gr. 6 in Aug 2017.)  If you are finishing Gr 6, you are eligible to be a volunteer!!
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

Thank for all you do for Wilbraham United Church.
 
Peace,
 
Paul


Updoming CE Events:

Date Time Group Event
Saturday, April 15 11:00am-1:00pm Youth Fellowship Meeting--Library
Sunday, April 16 After Church ALL Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 22 1-3pm Youth Fellowship Sandwich Making at St. Cecilia's
Sunday, April 30 10:00am Church School Church School Classes
Sunday, May 7 10:00am ALL Family Sunday Service
Wednesday, May 10 6:00pm Ed. Commission Meeting
Friday, May 12 8:00pm-11:00pm Youth Fellowship Galactic Bowling at Shaker Lanes
Sunday, May 14 10:00am Church School Church School Classes
Sunday, May 21 10:00am Church School Church School Classes
Saturday, May 28 1-3pm Youth Fellowship Sandwich Making at St. Cecilia's
Sunday, June 4 10:00am Church School Church School Classes
Sunday June 4 3:00pm ALL YF OPEN at Fenway Golf/Neighborhood Pizza
Sunday, June 11 10:00am ALL Celebration Sunday: Service and Cook out
Wednesday, June 14 6:00pm Ed. Commission Meeting
Tuesday, June 20 6:30-8:30pm Ed. Commission VBC Registration in Fellowship Hall

!! 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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Dear church family,

The 275th Anniversary Committee is happy to send you this link to a brief
video.
Pastor Susan invited clergy that have been part of WUC history to offer
video messages to commemorate our anniversary celebration.

The following individuals responded:

Rev. Barbara Schenk, Rev. Bruce MacLeod, Rev. Barbara Turner Delisle and
Rev. John McCollough (who will be returning to WUC to preach during this
Sunday's special anniversary service).

Click on this link to see the video featuring all of their messages.



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.


See the Branchline for more of the latest news

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WUC Nursery School has openings for Preschool and Pre-K students for 2017-2018.
Contact Beth Estabrook, Director at 413-596-2511
X 108

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