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 Meredith Brown
Pastor Meredith Brown

REV. MEREDITH MANNING BROWN, Interim Pastor Rev. Meredith Manning Brown is an experienced pastor and ministry leader, focused on innovative congregations and spiritual entrepreneurship. With decades of ministry leadership experience, Meredith has led multiple new church planting efforts, pastored through several church revitalization and growth projects, and served in senior ministry staff positions in large and small congregations across the United States. Most recently, Pastor Meredith served as the Lead Planting Pastor for the new Evergreen United Methodist Faith Community in Lacey, Washington, an innovative, neighborhood-based, progressive, intergenerational community focused on connecting with people who don’t know, don’t like or have had enough of church as usual. Through her coaching and consulting ministry ( Pastor Meredith shares her experience and perspective to support leaders seeking to integrate their spiritual practices, their missional callings, and their household relationships into their busy lives as innovators and leaders in the church, businesses, and public life.
 Pastor Meredith is a United Methodist Elder with membership in the New England Conference. A native of Austin, Texas, she is a proud graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana where she completed a B.A. in religion, a B.M. in sacred music, and a Certificate of Church Careers. She holds a Master in Sacred Music degree and a Master of Divinity degree from Boston University School of Theology. Pastor Meredith lives in Springfield with her delightful husband, two active teen-aged daughters, and a lazy housecat. She is also a happy experimental baker, loves to go adventuring with her family, and is the holder of the Brown Family Tournament of Games and Round-Robin Classic record for the most yahtzees rolled in a single game.