Sundays at Wellshire

Sunday Schedule at Wellshire
Sunday Schedule at Wellshire

Sundays at Wellshire

A typical Sunday at Wellshire is full of chances to engage in meaningful community:

WORSHIP:
8:45 and 11:00 AM

Beginning September 18:

Adult Education:
9:45-10:45 am in rooms 205-208

Children:
8:30 am – Noon: Infants through Pre K, room 111
8:45 & 11:00 am: K-5 leave worship service to go to Sunday School
9:45 – 11:00 am: Childcare Provided (begins Sept. 25)
4:15 – 5:00 pm: Children and Cherub Choirs
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Shared Dinners
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Club 45 (4th & 5th grades – 1st Sunday of the month)

Youth:
9:45 – 11am: Coffee hour in the Well
4:15 – 5:00 pm: Youth Choir
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Middle School Youth Group
6:00 – 6:30pm: All Youth Time
6:30 – 7:30 pm: High school Youth Group

Music:
8:00 am: early service rehearsals
10:00 am: late service rehearsals
4:15 pm: Cherub Choir, Children’s Choir & Youth Choir

Beginning Sept. 11, 2 Worship Services

2 worship services, 8:45 and 11 am

Reconnect Sunday—September 11


Kick off our Fall schedule with TWO worship services at 8:45 and 11:00 am

ALSO:
Ministry Fair

On Reconnect Sunday, learn how to be involved in the Wellshire community together – at the Ministry Fair in the Narthex between worship services.

Deacons Pancake Breakfast

8:00 am—11:00 am
It’s a Flapjack Comeback! The deacons invite everyone to the first post-pandemic pancake breakfast on Sept. 11—where you can have your (pan)cake and eat it too. Enjoy a fabulous feast of fine fellowship all while helping fund the deacons.

Sing and Play Your Heart Out!

Music opportunities at Wellshire

Sing and Play Your Heart Out!

Choir and instrumental music groups for all ages are starting up again and we would love to welcome you to our community!

On Mondays, starting August 29

  • Celebration Ringers Handbell Group 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ensemble Room (led by Sue Boarman)

On Wednesdays starting August 31

  • Confluence Band at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary (Patrick Lee and Wil Smith)
  • Celebration Singers at 5:45 pm in the sanctuary (Wil Smith)
  • Sanctuary Choir at 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the choir room (Christine Gaudreau)

On Sundays starting September 18

  • Cherub Choir (K-2) at 4:15 pm (led by Daniel and Rachel Rosen)
  • Children’s Choir (3-5) at 4:15 pm (led by Christine Gaudreau and Brendan Schuster) Cherub and Children’s Choir is followed by dinner for all children from 5-5:30 pm. Parents may use 4:15 to 5:30 pm for a bit of time off or are welcome to join for dinner.
  • Middle and High School Choir at 4:15 (led by Wil Smith) Followed by scheduled youth activities.

By special arrangement:
Orchestra and instrumental opportunities (led by Christine Gaudreau)
Wellshire Brass (led by John Ruby)

Questions? Please contact Christine at cgaudreau@wpcdenver.org

We offer free childcare during rehearsals, if you reserve it. Please contact amcqueen@wpcdenver.org to set up childcare.

Sunday School Begins Sept. 18

Sunday School at Wellshire Church

Sunday School Returns September 18

Sunday school for children kindergarten through 5th grade returns for both the 8:45 am and 11:00 am worship hours. Nurture the spiritual lives of the children of Wellshire: Contact Allison to volunteer or teach.

Summer Book Club for Adults

Adult Summer Book Club

This summer we hope you’ll join us in thoughtful contemplation and conversation about Howard Thurman’s book Jesus and the Disinherited. This text, often cited as inspiration for Martin Luther King Jr., explores God’s justice for the poor and oppressed. It encourages us to love ourselves and each other with the hope of seeing God’s Kingdom prevail. You are encouraged to read the book in July and we will meet on August 28th, after worship for a light lunch and a hearty discussion. The Library Committee and the Diversity Task Force can provide a copy of the book, if you would like one. Contact Julia Fenn with any questions or to request a book.

Women’s Retreat 2022

Women's Retreat 2022
Women's Retreat 2022

REGISTER NOW! 
Wellshire Women’s Retreat 

September 23-25, 2022 
Franciscan Retreat Center at Mount St. Francis 
7740 Deer Hill Grove 
Colorado Springs, CO 80919 

Led By: Julie Gvillo
Presbyterian Commissioned Lay Pastor and Founder of A Place of Grace ministry.

 

Topic:
A Place of Grace

We are living in crazy times!  From the constant change, to learning to embrace losses of all varieties to the state of our world.  It is easy to find yourself in a state of exhaustion.  We invite you to come together in a place of grace.

Join other women of Wellshire (and guests) – from all ages and walks of life – for a time of healing and wholeness. 

The Psalms will provide our map for how people of faith respond and pray to God in all times – moving from lament to praise.  Together we will explore scripture and join in “worshipful work” including a spirituality center, conversation, writing, art, and music to feed the soul. There will also be ample free time for rest and play.

Julie Gvillo is a Commission Lay Pastor in the PC(USA), specializing in retreat ministry as the Founder and Creative Director of A Place of Grace. She has a passion for spiritual formation and thirteen years of pastoral and Christian Education experience in the St. Louis area. Julie is also a certified Reiki Practitioner and a Certified Zentagle Teacher. She brings all of her creative gifts and healing energy and expertise to the work of leading retreats. Her retreats involve elements of study, play humor, and relaxation to encourage engagement with God and surround participants with faith, hope and love. 

Download the event flyer for more details and pricing.

One Worship at 10 am Through Sept. 4

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE 

Through September 4, Wellshire has one worship service at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. 

Summer Theme: 

Like a Rolling Stone: Living through change
As we hear stories of stones in the Bible, and especially the way the ancient Israelites used stones as markers to remember significant encounters with God, we invite YOU to bring a stone to church to add to the (temporary) cairn being built in the memorial garden, or a special one to show friends, share stories, and take back home for safekeeping.

Summer Sunday School

Summer Sunday School 2022

Summer Sunday School

Through September 4, Sunday school meets at 9:00 am (adults & youth students in the Memorial Garden and children in the Ensemble Room ) to discuss and examine the sermon text. At 9:30 we gather together in the Memorial Garden to explore the passage in a hands-on and intergenerational way. Come and join in these opportunities to engage with scripture in a new and multi-sensory way while fulfilling your baptismal vows to love and encourage all of God’s children.

Register Now for VBS 2022 at Wellshire

VBS 2022 Food Truck Party
VBS 2022 Food Truck Party

Save the Date for Wellshire Church Vacation Bible School 2022 

“Food Truck Party – On a Roll With God!” 

June 20 – 24, 2022 

Ready to cook up some fun? The  Food Truck Party VBS invites children of all ages to get on a roll with God as a parade of Food Trucks rolls into their neighborhood for the summer’s biggest party!

This VBS invites children to pray as Jesus teaches us in Matthew 6:11; “Give us this day our daily bread.” These words serve as a reminder that everything we have comes from God — and that it’s by turning to God in prayer that all of our daily needs are met.

At the center of the Food Truck Party is a special food truck called “On a Roll.” Here, Kids (or “Chefs”) will learn from the food truck’s Top Chef, along with DJ Cupcake (an adorable cupcake puppet), about the Daily Specials (Daily Learnings), which are lines from the well-loved prayer that teaches us to turn to God to meet our needs.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

Ride Elephant Rock & Support the Orphans

Elephant Rock Cycling Festival

benefitting Team Zimbabwe

June 5, 2022 

Next year, what is now known as Elephant Rock will just be a great memory. In its place will be an exciting, all-new event, with a new name, in a new location somewhere along the front range. And Team Zimbabwe will be there, continuing to raise funds for the orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe. 

But this year, you have a chance to close out the Elephant Rock ride in a blaze of glory – and to make this the best year ever for Team Zimbabwe and the kids!

To ride in the event with Team Zimbabwe, you must: 1) register for the ride 2) set up a fundraising page, and 3) raise a minimum of $100. (To ride with the amazing 2022 Team Zimbabwe jersey, you’ll need to raise $250. But we hope you won’t stop there. By setting up your fundraising page and sharing the link with all your friends and relatives, you can compete to be our top fundraiser and help the children even more!)