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March 5, 2019 News & Announcements

Williamsville United Methodist Church

March 5, 2019


 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.


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 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.