Hallmark doesn’t have the last word on Mother’s Day. In fact, it only gives us the tiniest bit of understanding or insight about what’s truly possible when we celebrate Mothers. – Rev. Sam Wilde
Join me to free up any limiting ideas about Mother’s Day and let yourself be nurtured, comforted and sustained by a new celebration of the irreplaceable qualities of mothers.
We have been sitting home practicing social distancing but is there something that we can do to help others during this crisis? There are others in our town and in our state that are hungry and suffering way more than anything most of us are experiencing. I don’t know if there is anyone in our own congregation who has lost their job but if you do please let us know and we will see how we can help.
In lieu of our regular Easter offering and Communion offerings we are asking for donations for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and The Parish Cupboard. Feeding others has always been a project that we have been proud to participate in.
Please send your donations made out to West Springfield UMC and we will send a check from the church to the Food Bank and another one to The Parish Cupboard on behalf of our congregation. Please put “FOOD” in the Memo line of your check so I can identify it as soon as possible as we would like to get this out within the next week or two.
I have always been so proud of our congregation whenever a serious needed has arisen. Now is the time when we can really help.
Thank you and God Bless you all,
Gail Barnes, Lay Leader and Financial Secretary – on behalf of Church Council
You can donate online right here. This will take you to our secure web page for this donation.
Sunday Service, May 3, 2020. Our service today focuses on Acts 2:37-47 and in particular to the faith community that was established and then disappeared. We ask the question “What went wrong?” Perhaps these days you’ve been asking yourself the same question? Come and join us in worship online!