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!
Ash Wednesday Service - February 14th (Wednesday) 5:30pm-6pm
Join us in the Parish House Chapel
Helping Hands Food Distribution - February 15th (Thursday) 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).
Collections continue for Church World Service Emergency Clean-up Buckets through March 2018. Please grab a wish list item from our mini-bucket after the service and include it in your next shopping list. Lists of needed supplies are also available in the narthex and at belchertownucc.org. Add individual supplies to the collection box or contact Chris at 323 6653 for pick-up. Consider trying to fill a full bucket with friends and family by taking an empty one home. Thanks to those who have already donated and to Sharon Copenhaver, Bonnie Prindle, Julie Chapin and Maureen Madden for volunteering for this project.
Opportunities for Ministry
Deacons, Council Members – We have a few vacancies to fill on our Board of Deacons. A rewarding opportunity for someone to assist the Congregation and the Pastor in planning our spiritual events during the year, as well as on our Church Council. If interested in joining the Council please contact email@example.com or (413) 461-1321. If interested in becoming a Deacon, please see Pastor Clare for your name to be put into consideration.
Director, Helping Hands Cupboard 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. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 461-1321.
Financial Secretary, we are looking for someone to join the Council as Financial Secretary. Providing updated monthly reports to Council, reconciliation of accounts and more! Beginning next term. Anyone having questions about the position, please see Anne-Marie LaValle. If interested in joining the Council please contact email@example.com or (413) 461-1321.
Search Committee Candidates – Early in 2018 the Council will be chartering a Search Committee to call a Settled Pastor. Please discuss your interest in being considered for membership on this committee with Moderator David Crutchfield, Pastor Clare Overlander or other Council members. Committee membership will require close coordination and collaboration with other committee members to write a church profile, coordinate with the MACUCC area minister, review pastoral candidate resumes, visit viable candidates’ churches to hear sermons, etc. Frequent committee meetings will be held early in, and perhaps throughout the 8-18-month process.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)