Our New Interim Pastor is Reverend Barbara Lemmel

Earlier this year, the Pastor -Staff Relations Committee was charged with finding a Bridge Pastor to work ¾ -full time to cover our pulpit while the Search Committee worked with an Interim Consultant, the Reverend Barbara Lemmel, to find a Settled Pastor.  Along with this, we have enjoyed the help of the Reverend Paul Hoffman who has worked very hard at filling our pastoral care needs.  After some consideration, Barbara found herself called to offer her services to our congregation as Part-Time Interim Pastor until such a time as we can fill the position of Settled Pastor.  We joyfully accepted her offer, and we are pleased to announce to you that she will begin working half-time, in conjunction with her long-time colleague and friend, the Reverend Paul Hoffman, who has agreed to continue with our church in his pastoral care function.

Barbara has preached for us a number of times this past year, and is very excited to share more of her experiences with us on a more regular basis. She has a rich history in ministry including a Master’s of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology.  She is a reconciling pastor within the United Methodist Church, and has been at the forefront of the Open and Affirming Movement in the UMC since the early 90’s.  Barb was a settled pastor at the North Ferrisburg Methodist Church where she job-shared with Kim Hornung-Marcy while they raised their children. She also served as pastor to several UMC communities in both New York and Vermont.   Currently, as her children are growing into young adulthood, she serves as a Parish Consultant for the New England UMC, and continues this.  She also is the director of “Tending the Fire”, a program of formation for Clergy and Lay Leadership.
Please join us in welcoming Barbara Lemmel to our church community.  She will begin her time with us by leading worship on the 25th of September.

Peace,

The Pastor-Staff Relations Committee

Missions Beyond Our Local Community

Mission Of Peace

The Williston Federated Church has sponsored three your to be participants in Missions of Peace:

Elizabeth Dubois to China

Lillian Colletta to India

Ashley Dubois to India

Ashley Dubois was an adult leader in a subsequent Mission to South Africa.

The Mission of Peace is a yearly journey of discovery and Shalom to nations in our global community. sponsored by the Northeast Continue reading Missions Beyond Our Local Community

Summer Services

8/7/2016

Sermon – Kids4Peace

7/31/2016

Special Music – Addison White on Fiddle and Cindy Thurston on

Piano

 

 

 

7/24/2016

Sermon – Sally Metro

Hazen Metro on BagPipes

 

7/3/2016

Sermon – Old Brick Church; Pam Lucas

6/26/2016

Sermon – Bob Driver Sermon

6/12/2016

Rev Paul Sizemore Sermon

 

4th of July Pulled Pork BBQ

To the wonderful people of the Williston Federated Church:

Thank you all so much for your participation in the WFC Pulled Pork and Chicken BBQ.  This has been he most fun and best Organized yet!  The current total is around $1,400.  But there will still be some pulled pork and cookies available for Purchase after church.

There are a few folks who warrant special recognition. First I want to thank my husband Michael for getting up early to collect the tables and supplies at the church and bringing them over to the green, pitching the tent and helping set up, hanging the  banners, then staying the entire event doing whatever I ask him to do, cleaning up, taking down the tent and bringing back the tables, chairs and supplies to the church. He has done this for 3 years with a glad heart!

Vickie Walker and Polly Malik were totally responsible for the purchase and prep of the BBQ and organizing the food prep and delivery the day of the BBQ. Their expertise and skills have been invaluable!

Carolyn Pillsbury was our very own Miss Piggy with ears, nose and tail! Her enthusiasm and support were much appreciated!

Nancy Stone was quick and creative in updating our banner! And our faithful secretary Sally did an amazing job of creating colorful signup sheets! So just a big thank you to everyone who signed up to bake, pull, contribute and participate the day of  the BBQ! With everyone’s help it was a great success!

Some of the days festivities were caught on camera—enjoy !!

Cindy, Nancy, Lois and Carol are ready to get to work

Miss Piggy is met by kids who want a picture with her.
Miss Piggy is met by kids who want a picture with her.
Vicki and Don busy getting ready for the day
Vicki and Don busy getting ready for the day
Craig and Ruth relax at the food stand
Craig and Ruth relax at the food stand
Always at home in the kitchen Polly and Vicki get BBQ sauce ready
Always at home in the kitchen Polly and Vicki get BBQ sauce ready
Barb, Vicki and Ashley keep VERY busy making sandwiches.
Barb, Vicki and Ashley keep VERY busy making sandwiches.
Everyone wanted their pictures taken with famed movie star "Miss Piggy"
Everyone wanted their pictures taken with famed movie star “Miss Piggy”
Taking a break from the Hollywood throng, Miss Piggy lends a helping hand to WFC's Pulled Pork Day ... Much thanks to you Miss Piggy!
Taking a break from the Hollywood throng, Miss Piggy lends a helping hand to WFC’s Pulled Pork Day … Much thanks to you Miss Piggy!