We Welcome All

We, the Williston Federated Church, declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming, Reconciling congregation. With God’s grace, we seek to be a congregation that includes all persons, embracing differences of sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, mental and physical ability, as well as racial, ethnic, or social-economic background. We welcome all to share in the life and leadership, ministry, and fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities and blessings of participation in our congregation. (Open and Affirming/Reconciling statement adopted by the Williston Federated Church congregation in 2006.)

Easter week events – 2022

(Masks required for all indoor events regardless of vaccination)

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 10th – 9:30am

Palm Sunday worship in the church sanctuary, complete with palms and processionals.

Facebook Live

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 14st – 7:00pm

Maundy Thursday worship service in the church sanctuary. Communion will be served on this sacred night. Please see the bulletin below.

Facebook Live

Good Friday

Friday, April 15th – 12 Noon to 3:00pm

You are invited to come to the church sanctuary for prayer and reflection. No formal worship service will be offered, but this time of quiet contemplation and prayer can be powerful. Come for a few moments or for a few hours anything throughout the day. Many find it especially moving to spend some time in prayer between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm–the timespan which (according to scripture) Christ lingered on the cross.

Easter “Sonrise” Service

Sunday, April 17th – 6:30am

Outdoor “Sonrise” Service at the home of Tony and Susan Lamb, 24 Beebe Land on Lake Iroquois. A potluck breakfast (also outdoors) at the Lambs will follow. (Bringing food is optional.) Masks are not required for this outdoor event.

Easter Service

Sunday, April 17th – 9:30am

Easter worship in the church sanctuary, complete with choir processional, inspiring hymns, and a hope-filled message. 

Hallelujah! He is risen!!

Facebook Live

Benefit Concert

Choir Concert May 1st to Benefit Ukraine and Other Refugees Around the World

Join us May 1st at 3:00 PM for a farewell concert, celebrating Martin Hain’s nearly 30 years as the music director at WFC! The concert, organized and directed by Martin will include  sacred and contemporary anthems along with some gospel. A free will offering will benefit refugees around the world through the United Methodist Committee on Relief and One Great Hour of Sharing. Please join us in person or via live stream on Facebook/WillistonFederatedChurch for this special occasion!

(Masks are required for this event regardless of vaccination)

Community-Wide Food Drop-off

May 14th 9-11am in the Church Parking Lot

Community-Wide Food Drop-off to benefit the Williston Community Food Shelf and a JUMP Hygiene Drive (Joint Urban Ministry Project) May 14th 9-11am in the Church Parking Lot

The Williston Federated Church invites the community to participate in a food and hygiene drive. In addition to food items for the Williston Food Shelf, we will also be collecting hygiene items for the Joint Urban Ministry Project (JUMP) in Burlington. Ninety percent of the clients served by JUMP are homeless.  JUMP provides clients with much needed personal care items and cleaning supplies. Personal Care items needed: Bar Soap, Deodorant, Razors/shaving cream, Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper – Cleaning Supplies needed: All-purpose cleaner like Lysol.

The following items are in short supply at the Food Shelf: Laundry Detergent, Juice (bottled and boxes), Cereal, Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks, microwave popcorn, individual applesauce/fruit cups, cake/brownie/cookie mixes, canned pasta sauce, canned soup, canned fruit. We DO NOT need any pasta please.

Just drive into the parking lot behind the church and someone will help unload your car. As a thank you, all who stop by with a donation, will receive a pansy from Paquette Full of Posies, while supplies last. 

WFC Lights The Way

“Williston Federated Church Lights the Way”

Borrowing on the Governor’s initiative as well as the town’s to literally brighten this holiday season, we invited the community to submit photos of their Christmas lights. We hope you enjoy this video that highlights the hope, joy and light that is alive in our community.

Christmas Events

Christmas Eve Services

**** RESERVATIONS REQUIRED ****

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45aaa92aabfdc52-christmas

December 24th – 4:00pm or 8:00pm

at Williston Federated Church

At both services, a solo will be offered by internationally-acclaimed soprano Helen Lyons (a daughter of our congregation). Karen Allen will also share a beautiful rendition of “Silent Night” on the harp.

These services will be in-person and live-streamed on our Facebook page at: Facebook Live @WillistonFederatedChurch

In our desire to continue to make our in-person services safe for all who wish to attend, everyone who attends in person is required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Reservations for the in-person services are required. The link for reservations is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45aaa92aabfdc52-christmas

4PM Bulletin

8pm Bulletin

Outdoor Lessons and Carols

December 24, 6:00pm

at the Gazebo on the Williston Village Green

This is an outdoor service only and will not be available on Facebook. We are asking that everyone wear masks.

6pm bulletin and cell phone user friendly access

two ways to worship with us!

Online

Just as our worship services have been live-streamed to Facebook during the pandemic, we will continue to live-stream them from the church sanctuary at Facebook/WillistonFederatedChurch going forward. This will allow us to continue to welcome to our worship service those who are far away and those who prefer remote worship.

For the Children – Sunday School Materials

In Person

Masks will be required for in-person worship. Social distancing will be maintained. Outdoor activities for school aged children will be available during service. In case of inclement weather, activity bags will be available for children to use in their seats. Nursery services are available for the youngest children.

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