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!
CHURCH TAGE SALE, SATURDAY AUGUST 25th – PLEASE DONATE!
Donations are officially being accepted for our wonderful annual Tag Sale Fundraiser! This is a great chance to clean out your spaces and donate all types of treasures to help us fundraise for the missions of our church! A few Specifics: Donations are being accepted from August 4th through August 22nd. Donations can be made from 9:00 AM – 2:00PM Tuesday through Friday and after Church on Sundays. If you need a specific time that falls outside of this, please contact Meg Overgaard at 860-830-9273. For Donations, we graciously ask if you could follow these guidelines No TVs (we have to pay to get rid of them if they don’t sell) No Fridges, Car seats, Helmets, or anything that has Mercury within it. It is illegal for us to resell Car seats and Helmets, and we again have to pay for Fridges or other electronics that contain Mercury. Nothing Broken – please check all Electronics before donating. Clothing: please no undergarments (underwear, socks, bras, etc) or clothing that has a displeasing odor or stains. Said another way, if you think its too dirty to wear, its too dirty to donate 😊 When Donating, please DO NOT leave donations in the hallway or leaning against doors within the hall way – this is a violation of fire code. Donations can go in the furthest room on the left hand side of the hallway. You will see awesome stuff in the other rooms, but please do not leave your items there. There are signs to help direct you 😊 We will need volunteers to help setup on Friday August 24th, as well as help from folks to work the tag sale on the 25th and cleanup at 1:00 PM on the 25th. If you can help please contact Meg Overgaard at 860-830-9273 or email at Meghan.Overgaard@LEGO.com All help is VERY MUCH Appreciated!
Belchertown Fair - September 21-22-23, 2018
Work a shift, or two, or all - while you visit with friends or make new friends prepping vegetables for or serving Belchertown Fair-famous taco salads for BUCC. Then, get some fresh air while directing cars to park in the BUCC parking lot. SIgn-upsheets showing shift times and opportunities will be available the 1st Sunday in August through fair time OR by calling the church office. BUCC can continue with these fund-raisers only when the entire church community and friends sign-up in advance, for planning, and show-up. Please plan your schedule to attend this major event, sign-up for shifts to work and be sure to include your telephone number.
PIONEER VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY has just broken ground on
a one-bedroom home in Florence, MA and will be soon on three, three-
bedroom homes in Northampton this. If you are interested in assisting let
Meghan or Pastor Clare know.
BEAUTIFY SUNDAY WORSHIP
This list is outside the Chapel just waiting for YOU! Thanks in advance for your help.
Please see Christine Molloy email@example.com for more info or order forms.
Helping Hand 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.