Williston Federated Church, United Methodist & United Church of Christ, invites you to come share in the joy of the Christmas Season as we welcome the timeless message that captured the imagination of humble shepherds and wealthy travelers alike. Come hear those familiar stories filled with good news, yet hear them as though they were being told for the first time. This holiday season, come bask in the glow of that divine light. Come share in our worship services (open to all) as we celebrate the hope and the good news of Christmas: Sunday, December 23rd at 9:30 a.m the fourth Sunday of Advent. Children ages 4-8th grade are invited to attend Sunday School during worship and nursery care is available for children three and younger. Monday, December 24that 5:00 p.m. a Family Christmas Eve service, suitable for children of all ages. Monday, December 24that 7:30 p.m. a Candlelight Christmas Eve service with carol singing and choral anthems featuring selections by soprano Helen Lyons and the Williston Federated Church Senior Choir.
We are an Open & Affirming, Reconciling Congregation located at 44 North Williston Rd. We are ADA accessible. For more information visit our web site: steeple.org & like us on facebook @WillistonFederatedChurch
The beautiful steeple on Williston’s landmark Federated Church must be replaced after 150 years overlooking our community. We are asking the community to help.
A wide range of sacred and secular music by:
-The Federated Church Choir
-The Social Band – classical and folk traditions
Social Band, Burlington’s lively band of singers, creates thematic programs that weave together song and poetry, striking a balance between thoughtfulness and joviality seldom found in choral groups. For more information visit their website The Social Band.
-Special guest: Williston native Helen Lyons performing opera and Broadway songs
Welcome to Hero Central where everyone will discover that they have what it takes to be one of God’s heroes – Heart, Courage, Wisdom, Hope and Power! Mark your calendars for a week of fun!
Sunday, June 24th – Thursday, June 28th
Family Dinner: 5:30pm
Classes for all ages: 6:00-7:30pm
WFC’s very own dynamic duo, Revs. Jackie & Paul, will be leading the adult Bible study at VBS. Heroes and Sheroes of the Bible. You won’t want to miss it!
The new steeple will arrive October 16th, and be raised as soon as it arrive in the morning.
The raising has been delayed because of rain. The parts of the steeple have been completed in Barre Vermont. On October 16 the parts will be brought to Williston where they will be assembled and raised into place on the same day. Check back here for additional details as they become available.
Reverend Paul Eyer was called as pastor of Williston Federated Church in 2017. His first Sunday as our pastor was October 29, 2017.
Here is a video introduction of Paul and his wife, Rev. Jackie Lingelbach:
Listen to the sermon Rev. Eyer gave on Sunday, July 23, 2017 when he first met the congregation (and immediately prior to the congregational vote to call him as Williston Federated’s new pastor):
Paul comes to us with many skills and varied life experiences. He was an attorney in his first career. He graduated from George Washington University in 1984 with a Juris Doctor degree and served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator David L. Boren in Washington D.C. While Paul chose to study law, his heart was never far from the church. He grew up in a family that was active in the church and Paul’s commitment to the life of the church continued into adulthood. That goal of service to others led Paul to enter Lancaster Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity in 2006. While he was in seminary, he met his lovely wife, Jackie, who is also a UCC pastor.
Paul was a much-loved pastor at St Luke’s United Church of Christ in Lancaster, PA. where he served for four years. Subsequently, he was the Director of Alumni/ae and Church Relations at the Lancaster Theological Seminary, his alma mater. In that role he built relationships with churches and pastors, preached and led worship in many church settings, and had the opportunity to offer support and guidance to seminary students.
Paul counts it a privilege to serve as pastor of Williston Federated Church where he sees God at work through this wonderful congregation.