Reformation Sunday Featuring Bagpipes ~ Oct. 27

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Reformation Sunday

October 27 | 9:00 and 11:00 am

 

Celebrate Reformation Sunday with the Michael Collins Pipes and Drums in the Sanctuary. Both festive services will feature traditional bagpipe favorites, like Highland Cathedral and Amazing Grace.  

Used Book Sale

Used Book Sale at Wellshire Church
Used Book Sale at Wellshire Church

Used Book Sale – June 16

 

Sunday, June 16 (note date change)

Before and After Worship
 
Support the Wellshire library by donating and buying used books. Books for sale may be left in the library with a note designating their use.

Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday Worship

Worship at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am – SANCTUARY

Join us for Easter at Wellshire: 8:00 am contemporary service; 9:30 and 11:00 am traditional services. Preview the Order of Worship here.

Easter Sunday at Wellshire starts with an energetic contemporary service at 8:00 am brought to you by Confluence and the Celebration Singers and brass! Featured are the epic In Christ Alone, a gospel version of Handel’s Halleluiah Chorus, and moreLook forward to the Wellshire traditions of Coronation and Handel’s Halleluiah Chorus during our traditional 9:30 and 11:00 am servicesDuring both these identical services we will be presenting celebratory 21st century works for brass, choir, bells, and timpani.

Childcare is available for children ages 6 weeks through preschool on the lower level from 7:30 am to 12:15 pm.

Easter Parking at Wellshire

Friends, Easter worship at Wellshire promises to be glorious! This year all three services are scheduled to be in the sanctuary with only 30 minutes between services. Large crowds are expected and an efficient turnover of the parking lots and building is imperative. Therefore, we ask that you please allow plenty of time for parking and finding seating in the sanctuary. After worship, we also kindly ask you to vacate your parking space in a timely manner for those attending the next service!

Once Wellshire lots are full, park in the neighborhood behind the church, as the sidewalk along Colorado Blvd. is closed.

Thank you.

Singing Peace Concert

Singing Peace concert

Singing Peace Concert

Saturday, April 27 | 7:30 pm | Wellshire Presbyterian Church | 2999 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver CO 80222

Join us for this beautiful concert in which we share “music’s fierce compassion” with audiences through works such as Carl Jenkin’s choral suite “The Armed Man” , Kim Andre Arneson’s “Flight Song”, and more. Dancers from the Colorado Ballet’s Thomas Project and instrumentalists will join the Evergreen Chorale for this event promoting Peace through Song. Performed by The Evergreen Chorale and Orchestra.

Dancers of the Thomas Project ~ Kevin Gael Thomas ~ Choreography
Patrick Lee ~ Accompanist and Collaborative Pianist
Christine Gaudreau ~ Musical Direction

Presented by OvationWest Performing Arts

TICKETS

$30/adults, $26/Seniors 62 & over, $20/Youth, $25/Groups of 10 or more

6th Day January

photo by Angela Japha

Meet Angela Japha, Photographer

Thursday, January 10 at 10:00 am

Meet Wellshire member Angela Japha who will show and tell us about her adventures photographing exotic locations around the world. Some of her photos have appeared in National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Please join us for this fascinating presentation. Invite a friend!

Welcome Our New Director of Music!

Welcome our new Music Director

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The Search Committee and Dr. Bell found Christine to be accomplished and comfortable with traditional and contemporary worship music, and she has many exciting ideas for keeping worship music fresh and interesting to Wellshire members. She brings an extensive knowledge and music vocabulary across multiple genres and a spirit of joy through music.[/vc_column_text][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”3″ bg_color=”#ced9ed”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1536250299670{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

What others have to say about Christine:

  • “I joined the Evergreen Chorale after the church I go to stopped having a choir, and it has been such a blessing in my life. It is pure joy to work with Christine. I’ve worked with many directors, and she’s just about the best, if not THE best, I’ve ever sung under.”
  • “Christine makes everyone a better singer. She expects big things, and she gets it, but in a loving way.”
  • “You can’t go wrong with Christine; her musicianship is what really sets her apart.”

[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1536250498766{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Christine holds degrees in voice performance, music education and music history, and a Master of Arts in Choral Conducting. She has served as Music Coordinator for Christ Congregational Church since 2011 and has previously served over 30 years as Music Director for UCC, Methodist, and Lutheran congregations in California, North Carolina, and Colorado. Christine effectively introduced and incorporated praise, gospel, and world music into her previous churches’ worship offerings.

Additionally, she is in her ninth season as the Artistic and Musical Director of the Evergreen Chorale, directing the 80+ voice chorale and providing musical direction for a wide variety of musical theater productions. In her time with the Chorale, she has been able to expand membership and artistic reach, establishing partnerships with such noted groups as the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, Colcannon, The Queen City Jazz Band, Fiesta Colorado, Rocky Mountain Brass Works, Kutandara, and the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.

In July 2016, Christine led the Evergreen Chorale on a European Tour, visiting Italy, Austria, and Germany. During the tour they had the privilege of singing for mass at St. Mark’s in Venice, the Salzburg Dom in Austria, and in the Regensburg Cathedral in Germany.

We are excited to welcome Christine to Wellshire!

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Soul Shop ~ Ministering to Suicidal Desperation

Soul Shop Event

Soul Shop for Faith Leaders

Join pastors, church staff and lay leaders for a one day training to equip leaders of faith communities and those who are passionate about doing ministry to those who are desperate due to any type of experience with suicide.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church
1980 Dahlia St. Denver

The training includes the creation of worship resource, training congregation members in suicide awareness and basic conversation skills, and the invitation to those who have been suicidal in the past to share their stories.

To register, go to www.centus.org/soul-shop-registration

Questions: Contact Kim Kucera, KKucera@centus.org

Fee: $50, with partial and full scholarships available. Lunch provided.

The Soul ShopTM experience demonstrates that with a few simple conversational tools you can save a life.  You can ease the suffering of someone dealing with the hopelessness and isolation that accompanies suicidal desperation.

You may also be surprised to learn how much the Bible has to say about suicide. This Biblical foundation guides us to integrate Soul ShopTM into preaching, teaching, liturgy, training, and community outreach. This workshop will help you identify a wide range of next steps that you and your congregation can take to develop a culture in your faith community that recognizes and ministers to suicidal desperation, supports survivors, and is actively engaged in conversations publically and privately that save lives!

A Letter from Rev. Dr. John Bell ~ Annual Report

Annual Report 2017-2018

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Dear Friends of Wellshire,

The Annual Report was distributed on Sunday, August 19, and includes some of the highlights of the past year. Wellshire members and staff always want to “do more,” of course. But I think you will read that we are a very vital church, doing much good in Denver and around the world.

This past year will be remembered as the year dominated by the One Wellshire campaign for Narthex expansion and Sanctuary renovation. During 2017, we made a pitch to you for funding, and we turned over the entire north end of our building in January 2018 to the contractor and architects. Barring any surprises, the work should be completed in October, and we can “move back in” during November.

I want to humbly ask for your continued patience during this time. I know parking is limited and entering the building is a challenge. Our worship and music are admittedly “compromised.” Due to our compact worship space, the temporary loss of the organ, and staffing issues, we simply cannot offer the variety and vibrancy that we historically have been able to do. It feels to some like we are out wandering the wilderness!

But borrowing two Biblical phrases, know that “this too shall pass” … “in the blink of an eye.” In a few short months, we will move back into an open, light, spacious, welcoming Narthex and resume worship in an updated Sanctuary that offers more flexibility and improved function. If you want a sneak peek, come down during a week day and a staff member will be happy to get you a hard hat and show you around.

Financially, the project is “within budget.” However, costs levied on us by the City for water delivery and additional fire safety measures, combined with a couple of challenging issues in the demolition phase, have stretched the project thin. If any of you wish to give any amount to enhance the project, it is needed and would be most beneficial! Any member of the building committee, Chuck Sparks (csparks@wpcdenver.org), or I would be happy to discuss specifics.

Wellshire Presbyterian Church is a true community of hope.

Let us give thanks to God for the good work, and to God be the glory!

IN CHRIST, THROUGH CHRIST, AND WITH CHRIST,

Rev. Dr. John H. Bell, Jr., Pastor
Wellshire Presbyterian Church
Denver, Colorado

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Summer Soul Starts June 3

Summer Soul program at Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colorado

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A TIME OF COMMUNITY

Sundays: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Starting June 3 from 10-11 am, join us for Summer Soul: a time to relax, grow, eat, and serve together. All are welcome!

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June

3: Kona Ice Truck

10: Table Talk with Pastors

17: Potluck Brunch

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July

1: Bike and Ice Cream Social

8: Table Talk with Pastors

15: Potluck Brunch

22: Love Your Neighbor

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August

5: Watermelon Social

12: Table Talk with Pastors

19: Potluck Brunch

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Share Your Skills Through Mission Possible 2017

mission possible logo[clear]Share your skills and talents through Wellshire’s Mission Possible.

Use this form to offer an activity or skill that connects you with others at Wellshire – all while supporting mission at Wellshire Church. Please fill out the form below by Sunday, March 19.

 

SHARE FORM

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