Whoever you are, and wherever you may be on your journey, you are welcome here.
We're glad you landed here and we hope that it will be the start of a colorful relationship.
We hope that it will be a relationship that will begin with you getting to know us, and lead toward us getting to know you.
At the Belchertown United Church of Christ (BUCC) we believe that the stuff of faith is found in community; folks working and laughing and crying and singing and worshiping together, making a difference in the world. If that's a good place to start, click the TICKET below and let the ride begin!
Worship - Sundays at 9:30am
Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.
We practice an open table. All are Welcome!
THANKS to everyone who donated to the “Jail and Bail,” event though the event was cancelled, we still received $460.00 in donations towards the Elevator Fund. Thank you all.
DATES AVAILABLE: The Deacons are looking for volunteers who are inspired and moved to lead a Sunday worship service. Sundays in November and December are available. Please let a Deacon or Council member know of your interest and if guidance is needed.
NEXT SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 2nd – BUCC ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR, 18 Park Street, 9am – 3pm. Come start your holiday shopping as we will have many vendors here selling their crafts – including a glassblower, jewelry makers, quilters, knitters and crocheters, wooden toys, photography, jams & jellies, homemade breads, gift bags and ornaments, personalized ornaments and gifts, maple syrup, painted slates, wood burning, and more! We are looking for volunteers to clean-up Saturday and move the furniture back in place after the Fair at 3:00pm. See Lucy to let her know if you are available to assist.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Sunday November 10, 2019, 6:00 PM~7:30 PM - THE SKY FAMILY will perform their unique blend of fast-paced high-energy CELTIC Evangelical music, world-class Irish dance, humor and testimony in the BUCC sanctuary. Preview this group at www.theskys.org. The cost of this will show will be a “love offering” halfway through the show **THE COUNCIL IS OFFERING A SOUP AND SALAD SUPPER BEFORE THIS EVENT IN THE DINING ROOM. STARTING AT 4:00 TO 6:00. The cost of this supper is your donation.
ELEVATOR and IMPROVEMENTS to the Dining Room – The 2nd Installment of $7,000 has been sent with elevator installation possibly first week of December. Our next installment is due shortly and we are short. Please make a special donation, earmarked “Elevator Fund”, to help BUCC finalize the elevator installation, install flooring and cabinet upgrades in the kitchen AND, if the funds are available, install a mini-split air conditioning system in the dining room.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WEIGHT TRAINING STUDY – UMASS Amherst is looking for healthy non-smokers, not exercising heavily, between 65 and 75 years old and willing to undergo tests for body composition and muscle function. For more information contact Brayden Woods. 413-545-6094, UMassCHAMP@gmail.com or on Facebook@UMassCHAMPStudy.
THE AMHERST SURVIVAL CENTER’S - Feed the Spirit Dinner and Auction is 6 p.m. NEXT Friday, Nov. 1, at Quonquont Farm, 9 North St., Whately. The evening includes dinner, an aerial and acrobatic performance, a Fund-A-Need auction. Get info at amherstsurvival.org /Feedthespirit or by calling 413-549-3968 x108.
SEEKING DONATIONS – Emily Shattuck is running in the April 26, 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Team for Cure. Please take a moment to visit her website https://endurance.themmrf.org/2020London/Emily4Dad2020 and help fight the battle to find a cure
Helping Hands Cupboard Food Distribution
Every Third Thursday of the month (4pm-7pm) - Join us downstairs in the Parish House for our monthly distribution, as we can always use an extra set of helping hands! For more details please contact Bob Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org or 860 558-6351).
If you would be able to provide a ride for people without vehicles on the occasional Sunday, or if you need a ride to church, please contact a Deacon (see below).
Deacons of the Month
Please feel free to contact the Deacons about membership, hospital or shut-in visitation or for other spiritual concerns. Deacons: Tom Shattuck (email@example.com)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY!
DIRECTOR OR CO-DIRECTORS OF OUR HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY
This is a very rewarding volunteer position which serves an essential need in our community. For an opportunity to serve God, and help your neighbor. This would be a wonderful position for two to fill as a team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 461-1321.
FROM THE CHURCH OFFICE:
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: 9am-2pm, Tues through Fri
Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park St., P.O. Box 603, Belchertown, MA
Church office email: email@example.com
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