Celebrate Home Advent 2020

Home Advent 2020

Advent in Wellshire Homes!

Join Wellshire pastors and staff for part Advent celebration, part Advent study.

Sign up to join the Zoom group one time per week during Advent.

Sundays –  at 10:00 am
Mondays –  at 7:00 pm
or
Wednesdays –  at 8:00 pm

Click to RSVP (you will be re-directed to Sign-up Genius)

Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes Book

Wellshire’s worship and study will be guided this year by the book Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes by Cynthia M. Campbell.

Purchase Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes here (Barnes & Noble)

Contact Kendal for more information.

Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes
Home Advent Devotional

We invite you to a virtual party with each of the four writers of the Gospels: Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. We will be using the book Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes by Cynthia M. Campbell to guide us, but you will not need the book to use this devotional. Each week we will visit the imagined home of one of the authors of the four Gospels, exploring what part of the Christmas story they are focusing on and hearing the different perspectives on why we celebrate the birth of Jesus. This devotional will provide scripture passages to explore and questions to ponder as we approach the hallowed story of God becoming human. Click here to download a printable copy of the devotional.

Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes Videos

Mark’s House

Matthew’s House

Luke’s House

John’s House

Advent Worship Videos

November 29, 2020

December 6, 2020

December 13, 2020

December 20, 2020

Help the Hunger Task Force Deliver Christmas Food Boxes

Hunger Task Force
Hunger Task Force

Share the Spirit of the Season

Help the Hunger Task Force to deliver Christmas Food Boxes

In loving memory of Temple Bell and Donna Truskolaski
 
The Hunger Task Force (HTF) is not going to let a pandemic stop us from blessing as many families as possible during this year’s Christmas Season. Our inspiration comes from Temple and Donna, who were dedicated and appreciated members of the Hunger Task Force for many, many years. We invite you to adopt their “can do” attitudes, and join us in pursuit of our goal of serving 100 families this year.
 
Thank you from the Hunger Task Force
Thanks to you, all the Christmas Food Box families have been assigned. We look forward to seeing you on the evening of December 13 in the east parking lot to drop off your food for the Schmitt families and for those shopping and delivering to pick up the gift cards for your family.
 
 

A Light In The City: Living Nativity & More!

A light in the city: Christmas lights and living nativity
A light in the city: Christmas lights and living nativity

A Light in the City

 
December 13, 2020 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm
 
Drive to Wellshire for Christmas lights, brass music and a living nativity!
 
Begin at 2901 S. Colorado Blvd. and enjoy a guided drive-thru of Wellshire’s parking lots to experience Christmas lights, Christmas carols by the Wellshire Brass and the narrated Living Nativity with live actors and animals.

Adult Christian Education: Our Stories of Faith

Our Stories of Faith christian education class
Our Stories of Faith christian education class

Our Stories of Faith – Adult Ed Class

 
September 20, 27, October 11, & 18 | 10:00 am
 
Sign-up using the form below, and then join Katie Robb Davis on Zoom (information will be emailed to those who register). We will learn to tell our stories of faith together in this workshop. Some reflective homework will be assigned to enhance your participation. Sharing your stories will be encouraged but not required.

Learn How to “Be a Light”

Be a light
Be a light

This little light of mine

In his sermon on August 16, Rev. Dr. Bell challenged us all to think creatively about the ways we are able to “be a light,” based on Jesus’ statement to the crowd in the Sermon on the Mount: “YOU are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14). As a result, numerous Wellshire folks have been sharing their own approaches to being a light. We hope it gives you some ideas or inspiration.

Financially support Hard-Hit Industries:

  • https://littlejohnproduce.com/ – buy produce boxes to help farmers who sourced restaurants prior to COVID, they also give to people who need food.
  • Order in from restaurants and tip heavily!
  • Support an Artist – join with neighbors to sponsor and host a socially-distanced front porch concert on your street or cul de sac.

Encourage One Another*:

  • Support teachers, students, school staff, administrators – messages, notes, or signs.
  • Howl at 8:00 for essential workers!
  • Put the abundance of kid’s art accumulating in your house to good use by sending letters to seniors or other medically vulnerable forks who are especially isolated.
  • Use sidewalk chalk to make uplifting art in your neighborhood.
  • Simply seek to build up the brokenhearted. Call a friend. Send a letter.
  • (*see 1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Feed the Hungry:

Protect the Vulnerable:

  • Make cloth face masks for neighbors, family, friends, or others. Check out Operation We Can Sew It (operationwecansewit.com), started by a local Presbyterian doctor.
  • Continue to ask neighbors who cannot go out if they need help with errands.

Take Care of You!

  • A city on a hill cannot be hid. Tend to your own light through self are, reaching out for connection, and giving your time, talent, and treasure.

SHINE ON, friends!

Blessing of the Animals, Sept. 19

Blessing of the Animals by Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver Colorado
Blessing of the Animals by Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver Colorado

Saturday, September 19

Socially Distanced


Blessing of the Animals

Come between 9:00 am and 10:30 am at Eisenhower Park.

Join us at Eisenhower Park for the annual Blessing of the Animals. Have your animals blessed and receive a collar tag, while supplies last. Please wear a face covering.

Renewing Hope Sunday Drive: Bring a Can, Get a Donut

renewing hope sunday drive through
Renewing Hope Fall theme

Renewing Hope – Sunday Drive

Sunday, September 13
10:15 – 11:45 am
Wellshire North Parking Lot

Watch worship online at 9:00 am then grab your coffee and go for a Sunday Drive to the Wellshire North Parking Lot between 10:15 and 11:45 am. Connect from the safety of your vehicle. Please wear a mask.

SERVE
Bring a donation for Metro Caring
  • Needed Items: vegetable oil, olive oil, honey, tea, coffee, salt and pepper, varieties of flour, masa, spices, oats, peanut butter, breadcrumbs, dried chickpeas, canned protein, and garden tools.
CONNECT
  • See smiling, familiar (masked) faces
  • Pastors will offer prayers and blessings
RECEIVE
  • Donuts
  • A special gift
  • For families: a children’s Bible to be used with Snuggle Up: Bedtime Bible Stories podcast

Join the 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

21 day racial equity challenge

21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

You are invited to join us and churches around the nation in a 21-day racial equity challenge. Through exposure to a variety of voices in videos, podcasts, and articles, we can listen, learn and grow, and be equipped to help make real change.

We will start as a group on August 9, with zoom check-ins at the midpoint (August 19-20) and after 21 days (August 29).

 

Men’s Bible Study

Wednesday Men’s Bible Study

The weekly morning men’s bible study has moved online. We are connecting via Zoom at 8:00 am on Wednesdays. All men are welcome! Email Ted Kempton for login details.