Categories: News & Announcements

February 24, 2019 This Week


 Choir Rehearsals on Wednesdays Our seasonal choir offers music in March and April for Sunday morning worship and special Lent and Easter services. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:00pm in the in the Overflow Room and Sanctuary. All are welcome! Speak with Linda Selinger, Music Director, for more information.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 5 at 5:30pm. Shrove Tuesday (or “Fat Tuesday”) is an old British celebration when folks would finish up all the fats, eggs, sugar, etc. in their pantry in preparation for the fasting of the season of Lent. You are not required to clean-out your pantry, but you are more than welcome to come enjoy a dinner of pancakes and sausage, great fellowship and fun at 5:30pm. Let us know you’ll be attending on the Response Sheet, and if you can help with the preparations. For more information, speak with Laura Smith.

Ash Wednesday Service on March 6 at 7:00pm. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a six-week period of deepened prayer, repentance, study and service in preparation for Easter. Our Ash Wednesday Service will be a time of reflection, prayer, silence and the receiving of ashes as a sign of repentance and forgiveness. For more information, speak with Pastor Meredith.

Lenten Evening Services Begin March 10. Our shared United Methodist Lenten Evening Worship services are on Sundays at 6:30pm from March 10 through April 14. A full schedule is on the bulletin board and will be in the March calendar.

Fish Suppers Are Coming. They’re back, baby! Mark your calendars now and invite everyone you know for our famous Fish Suppers on Fridays, March 15, March 29 and April 12, from 4:30-7:00pm. Funds raised support church mission and ministry. Sign-ups available soon for set-up, cooking, clean-up, providing dessert, and more.


Monday, 2/25 Nimble Fingers Quilters at WUMC 8:00 am

Wednesday, 2/27 Choir Practice at 6:00 pm

Thursday, 2/28 Knotty Quilters at WUMC 9:00 am

Thursday, 2/28 Knitting at Library 12:30 pm

Monday, 3/4 Nimble Fingers Quilters at WUMC 8:00 am

Monday, 3/4 Choir Practice at 6:00 pm

Tuesday, 3/5 Senior Potluck at 12:00 pm

Tuesday, 3/5 Shrove Dinner at 5:30 pm

Wednesday, 3/6 Ash Wednesday Service 7:00 pm

Thursday, 3/6 Knotty Quilters at WUMC 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.