Denver Public Schools plan to be in-person come fall, including Wellshire’s partner school, Schmitt Elementary. And whether they are in person or doing remote learning, the students are in need of school supplies. Many Schmitt families live well below the poverty line, and your help will facilitate their children’s learning!
Our Stories of Faith – Adult Ed Class
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:
- Make brown bag lunches for local food banks to distribute alongside groceries (an informal grassroots effort, contact Liz LeClair for more information)
- Volunteer at Food Bank of the Rockies (https://www.foodbankrockies.org/volunteer/) or MetroCaring (https://www.metrocaring.org/volunteer)
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!
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.
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.
- See smiling, familiar (masked) faces
- Pastors will offer prayers and blessings
- A special gift
- For families: a children’s Bible to be used with Snuggle Up: Bedtime Bible Stories podcast
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).
Presbyterian Week of Action
School Supplies for Schmitt Elementary
DRIVE-THROUGH drop off on Sunday, July 26 from 1:00-3:00 pm.
Drive through the Wellshire east parking lot (facing Colorado Boulevard) and masked volunteers from the Local Service Ministries Committee will take your donations.
If you can’t make the drive-through:
- Make an online order and have it shipped directly to the church.
- Place items in a marked bin outside the Colorado Blvd. entrance anytime until August 7th (items will be brought inside daily on weekdays).
- Send a financial donation to the church with the memo: school supplies.
Wellshire’s annual drive has provided almost ALL of the school supplies for Schmitt students for many years. Your generosity is a joy!
Questions: Contact Marti Roe.
The following items are requested:
- Pencil sharpeners
- Glue Sticks
- Colored pencils
- Notebook paper
- Spiral Notebooks
- Plastic pocket folders
- Scotch tape
- Hand sanitizer
- Clorox or other sanitizing wipes for classroom cleaning