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.
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.
Worship, COVID, and Safety at Williston Federated Church: A Doctor Answers a Parent’s Questions
The Caring Circle meets on behalf of the congregation to:
- share prayers of concern
- plan visits
- arrange transportation
- arrange for meals
- to make phone calls
- send cards
for those in our congregation who may be grieving, hospitalized, ill or homebound.
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“Time Marches On” is no longer a catch phrase but rather a truism. Especially are we aware of this fact when we stop long enough to recall the past however short or long the span may be. Nationally and internationally changes have been taking place so rapidly that one man cannot comprehend what has taken place unless it is such an individual as H. G. Wells or Continue reading Annual Meeting of Williston Federated Church 1937- 38
You are invited to walk and pray on our church front yard laby-rinth. Walking a labyrinth is like making a pilgrimage. It is a journey where you might think of loved ones, reflect on your busy life, pray for your children and grandchildren, slow down, spend time with God.
Outlined by bricks, the walking is done on the grass path and may be used by friends and community people. A large center stone serves as a place to sit and reflect before exiting the path. The new bench is placed to see the WFC steeple backed by blue sky, clouds, even sunlight on occasion!
Brochures with suggested prayers are posted on the bulletin board inside the hall-way near the door to the labyrinth. We expect to have an outdoor box to hold brochures later this month. Peace be with you.
All Are Welcome!
A Federation of the
United Methodist Church
United Church of Christ
The Williston Federated Church is a community that seeks, welcomes and gathers people to share the Gospel of God’s love, enables people to find fullness of life through Jesus Christ, goes into the world to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ, and responds actively to human need.
The exercise was to document of the church through significant events in the Church from 1985 to the present. A twenty foot roll of paper with a line had been place on the wall. The first 10 feet was for 1985 to 2005 and the first 10 feet was for 2005 to the present. The thinking is we would remember more from the last ten years and was probably more relevant as to where we are now.
For a short while the group just looked at the blank expanse. Then slowly in ones and twos they began to fill in events. Some were personal-“joined the church”, most were more general-terms of different pastors. Missions were prominent-our three youths who have done Missions of Peace trips. Our Mississippi trips. Mission to South Carolina. Problems and Celebrations.
Groups of people would gather to discuss when something happened and one event would prompt the memory of the other. A lot of giggles and wow’s-particularly how time has flown past. Events that seem so recent are quickly fading into the past. In about an hour the sheet was pretty full.
We spent a little while what we could observe from the timeline. I think that each person may have had their own take away from the night. Mine was how strong and resilient the congregation has been in the face of all of the changes we have been through.
The time line is now posted in the Northeast corner of the Fellowship Hall.
Join us at worship!
Sunday Worship Service, 9:30 am
Our worship seeks to provide an experience that respects and reflects our United Methodist and United Church of Christ connections.
Nursery care is available each Sunday for infants up to age three.
Children and youth are in worship through the Story for God’s People of All Ages, after which they depart for Christian Education (Sunday School) classes.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Children are welcome, with their parent’s permission, to participate in the sacrament.
The best way to find out about our worship is to experience it, so we invite you to be our guest soon. Visitors and newcomers are always welcome.