Categories: News & Announcements

April 7, 2019 News of the Week


 Lenten Evening Service is HERE at 6:30pm. Our shared United Methodist Lenten Evening Worship services are on Sundays at 6:30pm through April 14. Today’s service is right here at Williamsville UMC, with Pastor Paulette Cott as preacher. The Seasonal Choir will offer special music, and we will provide refreshments following the service. If you can help with hospitality this evening – greeting, helping with refreshments, etc. – please let us know on the Response Sheet. Thanks!

Administrative Council Meeting on Monday. Ad Council meets tomorrow, Monday, April 8 at 7:00pm in the Green Room. If you have any questions, please speak with Carol Sims.

United Methodist Women Meet on Wednesday. All women are welcome to United Methodist Women, meeting this Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00pm in the Green Room.

Final Friday Fish Fry of the Season! It’s this Friday, April 12 from 4:30-7:00pm. Please use the clip-board to sign-up to help – particularly coming toward the end of the event to help with clean-up – and please speak with Laura and Cathy as well with questions, etc.  AND invite your friends and family to enjoy a fabulous meal and fellowship!

Mark Your Calendar Now for Special Worship Services.  During Holy Week, the week preceeding Easter, we will gather for several powerful worship experiences with special music provided by our Seasonal Choir. On April 18, Maundy Thursday begins at 6:00pm with a worshipful meal and continues with music and prayer. On April 19, Good Friday Worship begins at 7:00pm, including special music, Tenebrae, and prayer. See you then!


Monday, 4/8 Nimble Fingers Quilters at WUMC at 8:00 am

Monday, 4/8 Ad Council Meeting at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, 4/9 Knitting Ministry at Library 12:30 pm

Tuesday, 4/9 On-line Bible Study 7:30 pm

Wednesday, 4/10 Choir Practice WUMC at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, 4/10 UMW at 7:00 pm

Friday, 4/12 Fish Fry at WUMC 4:30 to 7:00 pm

Sunday, 4/14 Lenten Evening Service Sherman UMC at 6:30 pm

Monday, 4/15 Nimble Fingers Quilters at WUMC 8:00 am

Tuesday. 4/16 Trustees Meeting at WUMC 6:00 pm

Tuesday, 4/16 On-line Bible Study at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, 4/17 Choir Practice at 6:00 pm

Thursday, 4/18 Maundy Thursday Meal & Service at 6:00 pm

Friday, 4/19 Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm

Sunday, 4/21 Easter Sunday Services

Sunrise at 7:00 am

Breakfast following

Sunday Worship at 9:00 am

Pastor Shane Sims
Pastor Shane Sims

Shane Sims Pastor, Williamsville United Methodist Church Bio Pastor Shane Sims comes to us as his first appointment. Recently graduating from License to Preach School and Previously serving as a Lay Leader at Springfield First United Methodist Church as a Campus Pastor. Where over time he was mentored and developed by multiple pastoral leaders. He has a passion for the lost to be reached and for the church to meet them right where they are in life. Pastor Shane believes and his teachings encourage that everyone is loved by God and there is a plan for each life. He brings innovative ideas, with a biblical foundation to GO into the world and make disciples. Pastor Shane is in the process of finishing his education at Western Illinois University and furthering his education through Divinity Studies. He resides in Springfield with his lovely wife Yanin ( and no this is not a misspelling), daughter Addyson, two sons Max and Sebastian. Hobbies include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, working out and spending time with family and friends.