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!
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
March 29, 6 pm Maundy Thursday ~ Simple Soup n’ Bread Meal in the Ryther Room followed by the Candlelight Tenebrae Service of Scripture Readings in the Chapel.
March 30, Good Friday ~ The Church will be open for Prayer and Meditation all day from 9am into the evening hours when Deacon Brian Weng will be present and will close the Church between 9 and 10 pm. A Deacon will be present during the hours the Church is open Good Friday.
April 1st, Easter Morning ~ 6AM Quabbin Sunrise Service will be led by Hope Methodist. Chuck Myers, the Deacons and Pastor Clare participating.
Joyous Cantata Service in the Church with Holy Communion ~ we will have juice and coffee and snacks in the Narthex. There will not be a First Sunday Brunch on Easter.
EASTER EGG HUNT – Bonnie Brouwer will be hosting our Easter Egg Hunt for the children during Church School next Sunday, Palm Sunday, March 25th. There will be children’s school and an egg hunt. Feel free to bring family and friends to enjoy.
PLANT SALE – Heather Brown and Holly Loss will be taking orders for spring flowers until next Sunday, Palm Sunday, March 25th. Easter Lilies $10.00, Tulips, Hyacinths and Daffodils $8.00.
SCRIP – Next Scrip Order will be submitted next Sunday, Palm Sunday, March 25th. Following that, Scrip orders will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays instead of the 1st and 3rd. In the event that there is not a large enough order to cover shipping costs, the order will instead be placed on the following order date. Please see Christine Molloy email@example.com for more info or order forms.
BELCHERTOWN ART WALK- We have agreed to make space available for exhibits and demonstrations that will be part of the Belchertown Art walk which will take place throughout town on April 28th from 1-4. The overall event is being organized by the Belchertown Cultural Council. Chris Shirtcliff is coordinating participants who will be using our space. If you have an interest, please call her at 323 6653 as soon as possible.
LOAVES AND FISHES, Friday, April 13th, South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street, Springfield. Sign-up sheets are outside the Church Office. We serve Shepherd’s Pie, Salad and Brownies. Pans are available to borrow, if needed. Recipe available near sign-up sheets. Food delivered by 3:00 on the 13th. Will be leaving our parking lot at 3:30, serving at 5:00, returning around 6. Contact Sue Stephens for info at 413-427-9674.
2018 QUILT SHOW AND SALE, May 10 – 12 - we are accepting donations for our upcoming sale, quilts and all fabric arts are welcome, as are unused or lovingly used tools of the fabric trades. Also if you know of venues in the upcoming months where we can display this year’s quilt and sell our raffle tickets. Please contact Jane Crutchfield (413) 283-4456 if you know of any upcoming shows/events where you think we could set up a table or if you have any sewing/crafts to donate.
Collections for CHURCH WORLD SERVICE Emergency Clean-up Buckets have been extended through June 2018. Antonio's has volunteered to let us hold an evening fundraiser, Monday, June 18th. 15% of their sales that evening will go toward the bucket supplies. Thanks to those who have brought in items as well as whole buckets. If you would like to help, please take a wish list from our blue mini-bucket and include it in your next shopping list. Thank You. Add supplies to the collection box at the back of the chapel or contact Chris at 323 6653 for pick-up.
Helping Hand Food Distribution - April 18th (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).
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)