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!
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ANNUAL MEETING – SUNDAY Feb. 28, 2021 - Please mark this date on your calendar to attend the Zoom worship service with our BUCC annual meeting to immediately follow. The warrant / agenda for the meeting will be distributed at least 14 days in advance of the meeting. This also serves as a call for all heads of ministries to submit your reports to the church office by 2/8/2021 for compilation by 2/15/2021.
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A PLEDGING REMINDER - as the church remains open during these challenging times, it too continues to incur expenses and consequently requires an income to be able to offset these. Given this, please consider dropping off (see hours below) or mailing your offering to the church at P. O. Box 603 (18 Park Street). Also, you can pledge online by going to the church website: http://www.belchertownucc.org/ and clicking the yellow “Donate” button on the first page of the website to send your offering electronically. Please note that, while we have cost cutting measures in place, BUCC is currently running a shortfall of about $20,000 year-to-date.
YOUR WEEKLY ENVELOPE BOXES FOR DONATIONS will be available for pick up at the Parish House beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2021. Your name will be on the box, take yours and your neighbors if you can. Also, if you do not want to receive envelopes anymore, please let Marcelle know so that she will no longer order them for you. Thanks.
CARE & CONVERSATION, Wednesdays at 6:30, open to all. For about 20 minutes, we will talk about a topic that is chosen purposefully to help us grow in faith. We are planting seeds for spiritual growth. Poetry, quotes, scripture, a song - these may help get us started - but the conversation isn't rich without your contribution! Rev. Jan Powers facilitates. Link/info to join this Zoom meeting:
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Time: This is a recurring meeting
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PRAYER REQUESTS - You are invited to Personal Message your requests for prayers of joy or concern on the church FaceBook page - www.facebook.com/BelchertownUnitedChurchOfChrist note desire whether or not to make mention during Sunday worship. Peace and wellness to all.
PASTORAL CARE or CONVERSATION - Your church leadership has entered into an agreement with Rev. Jan Powers to serve Belchertown UCC as our Supply Pastor. While she will lead worship twice a month, she also offers pastoral care and conversation to anyone who asks. You may arrange pastoral care or conversation by calling the church office. Marcelle will let her know, and Rev. Jan will call you back as soon as able. For now, pastoral care will be done via phone or Facetime or Zoom.
VOLUNTEER TO SERVE OTHERS – Re-opening of the parish house to adult support groups in need of community crisis intervention (e.g.; AA, SOAAR, etc.) may be happening soon. Please advise Marcelle, in the church office, if you wish to assist with daily sanitizing, ensuring markings and posters are in place, or etc.
BUCC VIRTUAL TAG SALE! Like most things in 2020, we’re having to move the annual BUCC Tag Sale fundraiser to a “virtual” format! If you have any items of reasonable value that you’d like to donate to BUCC, we will put them up for sale on the Belchertown Trash to Treasure Facebook site, and all proceeds from the sale of the item will go to BUCC.
Please contact Brian Kruse regarding any items you’d like to donate; email@example.com or call/text 413-478-7040.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: 9am-2pm, Tues and Fri
Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park Street, P. O. Box 603
Belchertown, MA 01007
Church Office Phone: (413) 323-7442
Church Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE – We are phasing out our email@example.com account and moving to gmail. Please correspond to Belchertownucc@gmail.com in the future. Thank you.