Give the Children of Schmitt Elementary the Gift of School Supplies

Give the gift of school supplies for the children of Schmitt Elementary School

School Supplies for Schmitt Elementary

Schmitt Elementary School Logo

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!

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:

  1. Make an online order and have it shipped directly to the church.
  2. Place items in a marked bin outside the Colorado Blvd. entrance anytime until August 7th (items will be brought inside daily on weekdays).
  3.  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:

  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks
  • Rulers
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Notebook paper
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Plastic pocket folders
  • Scotch tape
  • Highlighters
  • Backpacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox or other sanitizing wipes for classroom cleaning

New Bible Study Videos

Reverend Julia Fenn at Wellshire Presbyterian Church
Adult Education Bible Study

Rev. Julia Fenn is back on the Wellshire YouTube channel with a new Adult Education offering. Join in a study of the Letters to the Churches from Revelation, new videos weekly.

Tuesday Prayer ~ A Prayer for Teachers

Tuesday Prayer

Friends of Wellshire, a prayer for you.

A Prayer for Teachers

Give them rest dear Jesus. Give our children’s teachers a summer of rest.

We praise you for the many teachers and their special call to educate. Lord we thank you for their dedication requiring countless hours of overtime with insufficient pay. We know their hearts for our children, their knowledge of each of their students and their individual learning needs, and for that we are grateful.

Without sufficient training or support they educated our children remotely – with babies in their laps and cats on their desks. They have brought joy into our homes. Lord, we do not know what next school year will look like, but we pray resilience for them. Restore their energy and imagination to return and do it again.

We pray you put each teacher’s broken heart back together. A school building is an equalizer Lord for the many societal and equality issues your children face. The inequalities witnessed from kitchen tables broke hearts Lord: the kids who require special instruction they didn’t receive, who are without internet, computers, and parental oversight, and who, without school, went hungry; and oh, so many more reasons only they and you know Lord, mend their broken hearts.

God, these saints were called to be teachers by you, to connect with your beloved children. Teaching over screens cannot replace what they do in a classroom, but we pray Lord that they know their efforts are enough. They are enough. And for each teacher you gave our children Lord, we thank you.

Give them rest dear Jesus. Give our children’s teachers a summer of rest.


Support Team Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Mission Partnership
Donate Today!

Wellshire has been a long time supporter of Zimbabwe Mission Partnership and the Heather Chimhoga Orphan Center (HCOC).

About the Campaign

Our 11th Annual Ride for Hope!

Team Zimbabwe rides the Elephant Rock every year to help bring hope to about 800 orphans and vulnerable children at Heather Chimhoga Orphan Care in rural Zimbabwe. These children depend on us for daily meals, medical support, school fees and much more.

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things. But one thing it hasn’t changed is that these children need our help. And it hasn’t changed our resolve to help them. Elephant Rock has been tentatively rescheduled for October 10 and 11. But who knows if it will happen?

What we do know is that 800 orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe desperately need our help – right now.

Learn more about our cause at

Questions?  Contact Beth Hamstra.




Donate by writing a check for any amount to Wellshire Church with Team Wellshire in the memo. Or, give now by completing the form below.

Whether you’re a bike-rider or a check-“rider”, your participation helps feed, clothe, provide medical help, and pay school fees for approximately 1,000 orphans. This event provides half of the annual budget of the HCOC.

Team Zimbabwe

Online Adult Education Classes

Online Education Classes

Wellshire Church online adult education based on Jill Duffield’s Lent in Plain Sight devotional.

In lieu of our regular classes, Revs. Julia Fenn and Rolfe Granath will be posting video messages with thoughts on Lent in Plain Sight on the Wellshire YouTube channel. Engage through the comments section.

Click here to view.

Help Families at Schmitt Elementary

Schmitt elementary

Helping Schmitt Families

This is a strange time we’re living in. As we are pulled physically apart from our Wellshire community, it’s important to know that our call to serve and love still exists.

With the closure of schools last week, the Schmitt Elementary students are now spending their time at home playing and learning. Thankfully, Denver Public Schools continues to offer breakfast and lunch for those students in need who can get to a few designated sites. However, there are many Schmitt families who cannot travel, or need more support than just food. We have been in touch with our partners at Schmitt Elementary and they have identified 20 families with especially high needs at this time. We now have a wonderful opportunity to serve them while maintaining our social distance.

Blessing Boxes: add a few extra items to your grocery list or Amazon delivery, then drop these items at the door step of a Schmitt family during a designated time. Items can include:

  •  non-perishable food items
  • paper products (TP, paper towels)
  • cleaning supplies
  • books
  • coloring or art supplies
  • letters of support or drawings from your children

Sign up here. Just like with the Hunger Task Force Christmas baskets, you’ll receive the address and phone number of the family to coordinate the drop off (while maintaining distance!).