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March 5, 2019 News & Announcements

Williamsville United Methodist Church

March 5, 2019

WEEKLY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Choir Rehearsal on Monday This Week. Because of Ash Wednesday, our seasonal choir will rehearse this Monday, March 4 at 6:00pm. Rehearsals return to Wednesdays on March 13. All are welcome. Please see Linda Selinger, Music Director, for more information.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is THIS Tuesday at 5:30pm. Come enjoy a wonderful pancake and sausage supper – a fabulous feast to get ready for the season of Lent! The dinner is free; a free-will offering will be received. Please RSVP on the Response Sheet to help us with the head-count, and let us know if you can help, too. For more information, speak with Laura Smith.

Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday 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, this Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm, 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 Next Sunday.  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, in the March calendar, and on the special Lent insert.

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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY

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

Sunday, 3/10 Lenten Service at Athens UMC 6:30 pm

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

Tuesday, 3/12 Knitting Ministry at Library 12:30 pm

Wednesday, 3/13 UMW to Cunningham in am

Wednesday, 3/13 Choir Practice at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, 3/13 AD Council meeting at 7:00 pm

Thursday, 3/14 Knotty Quilters at WUMC 9:00 am

Friday, 3/15 Fish Fry at WUMC 4:30 to 7:00 pm

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 (www.WithCoaching.com) 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.