The aims of worship on Ash Wednesday are three: to reflect on our own mortality, sinfulness, and need for a savior; to renew our commitment to daily repentance and turn towards Christ; and to gratefully recall that Jesus has conquered sin and death on our behalf.
Our gathering will reflect these aims with meditative liturgy and music as well as being marked by ashes—which symbolize sorrow, mourning, frailty, and repentance.
Ash Wednesday Worship is on February 14 at 6:00pm
Our worship will last about 30-40 minutes and then you can jet off for that hot Valentine’s date!
The January-February 2018 newsletter is available here. Inside you will find all kinds of information on what is happening at the Federated Church in the next couple of months. It's jam packed!
Also, please be careful in the icy conditions. The walkways at church are clear and will remain clear as close to 24/7 as we can get. However, we don't have the hundreds of pounds of salt it would take to de-ice the entire parking area. From 10:30-11:00, there will be people to assist you in walking from your car to the church. Pastor Seth will also be out there to park your car for you if you'd like to get out near the front walkway.
If you need help de-icing areas around your house or need help safely navigating around, please don't hesitate to call the church, Pastor Seth, or your fellow members, and we will get something organized to keep you safe!
Christmas Awesomeness This Sunday
Woohoo! We are in the full swing of a wonderful Advent and Christmas season! The joy continues this Sunday!
Wear your favorite Christmas sweater (ugly, beautiful, or sublime in its weirdness) to worship at 11:00 this Sunday. Once there, you will encounter kind, wonderful people ready to worship with you. We will hear the story behind the carol, "Good King Wenceslaus" and how the good king lived a life for Jesus. We will sing songs, pray prayers, and be in the midst of the living God. We will be treated with a special performance by our bell choir that you won't want to miss!
Then at 7:00pm in our sanctuary will be the Community Christmas Cantata. Join us as the community choir, children's choir, and bell choir perform a joyous Christmas program.
Don't miss out this Sunday!
The Christmas Bazaar is here!
Waterville Federated Church, 224 W. Ash St., Waterville, WA 98858
Saturday, December 2 from 9:00am-2:00pm
Shop over 20 local vendors and craftspeople for all your gift giving needs!
Have a sweet tooth or know someone who does? Stop by the cookie bar and pick up homemade cookies!
Grab a lunch of hand-crafted soups from 11:00-1:00!
Support your hometown and find great gifts at the Christmas Bazaar!
There are plenty of great things to be a part of this week! Here are some highlights:
Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 stop by the parsonage for some coffee, tea, and cheese bread and enjoy the afternoon. It is a great day to enjoy a hot beverage and some friends.
On Wednesday morning from 7:00-9:00 swing by the fellowship hall for some coffee, tea, and a treat. Whether you can pull up a chair and stay awhile or need to dash off to the day's adventures, we'd love to see you!
The town Christmas tree lighting will be at 6:30 on Thursday by the North Cascades Bank. Join your neighbors as we kick off the season with Frosty the Snowman, hot drinks, music, and gift bags for children.
The Christmas Bazaar is on Saturday from 9:00-2:00 at the church. There are about 20 local vendors, cookies, and a luncheon to enjoy.
We will be kicking off Advent with the Hanging of the Greens during worship on Sunday at 11:00 and hearing the story behind the song Angels We Have Heard on High.
We'll see you soon!
There is a lot going on at Waterville Federated Church this season and we want you to be a part of our celebrations! Click here for your copy of the newsletter.
Chili Cook Off This Sunday!
We are kicking off the fall with a chili cookoff! (Don't fret - the temperature will be in the 70's on Sunday... which will seem like cool, chili-eating weather compared to what we've had.)
Worship is at 11:00 and then the chili cookoff begins! So get that favorite recipe going!
We will have three categories: Grand Champion, Spiciest While Still Being Edible, and People's Choice.
Prizes will be $20 gift certificates to local business and snazzy certificates that you'll be desperate to frame.
Here's how to be a part of the fun... eaters only, skip to step two:
1. Make your chili and have it in a crock pot to be plugged in the fellowship hall before worship. Fill out a quick little card and tape it to your crock pot (info will include your name, how spicy your chili is, etc.)
2. Eat chili during fellowhip time. We will also have yummy food for those who don't eat chili.
3. Vote for your favorite chili for the People's Choice Award.
4. Winners will be announced before 1:00 (we hope).
If you have any questions, comments, etc., contact Pastor Seth.
The September/October 2017 edition of Federated Findings, the most popular newsletter about what's going on at the Waterville Federated Church is now available! Click here to read your copy!