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October 7, 2018 Heard and Seen in Church


Heard  in Church on October 7, 2018


Michelle Seif will be coming home in a couple weeks.

 Judy Hampton, John’s mother, was in church with him.

Dick announced that he had a bladder and lung biopsy last week and waiting for results.

John Tobias announced that Athens schools collected 9200 cans of food.  John’s son, Ben,  has a new job out east.

Ted & Carolyn Roth celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week!

Tom Yokley announced that the local police department and the Spaulding police department collected two truckloads of goods to go for hurricane relief.


Carol Sims and Cathy Fowler helping Dick serve communion.
John Hampton and his mother Judy!
Rev. Dick Piscatelli, Pastor
Rev. Dick Piscatelli, Pastor

Reverend Richard Piscatelli, (Pastor Dick) has been serving this church since 2006 and has begun his 13th year at Williamsville. Dick is a graduate of Asbury College, 1980, now Asbury University, and Asbury Theological Seminary, 1983, in Wilmore, Kentucky. Originally from Watertown, Massachusetts, he and his wife, Carole, have enjoyed living in the Midwest and have made many friends here. Dick’s first appointment was to Buffalo/Dawson UMCs, a two-point charge, which he served for almost 8 years when he was appointed to Paris Trinity UMC. He served at Paris for 6 years and was then appointed to First UMC at St. Elmo in southern Illinois. Dick’s final full-time appointment was to Roanoke/Secor UMCs, a two-point charge. These churches brought much satisfaction and lasting relationships in each. Williamsville UMC has been a joy to serve as he actually began his first church in “retirement,” and is very much involved in all areas of ministry, as the Lord leads. Pastor Dick has a special gift for doing Celebrations of Life and comforting the family. He prepares uplifting, inspiring sermons in a more casual and relaxed style, using humor when appropriate, yet ever-mindful of the importance of bringing the Gospel message for the salvation that Jesus Christ offers to all.