Support Team Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Mission Partnership
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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!).

Maundy Thursday – April 9

Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday

A Service Around the Table

Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, and his commandment that they love one another. While we are unable to gather together in person this year, a liturgy is provided for you to remember this holy meal and holy commandment in your home.

You may lead the liturgy yourselves through the script and instructions below, or you may use a video available here. You may also choose to videoconference with others to observe this time and share this meal “virtually.” If you choose to lead the liturgy yourselves, two hymns are available on the Wellshire YouTube channel to play during the meal. If you choose to use the video to lead, the hymns are included there.

The service is designed to take place around your own dinner table, prepared with love and care.

Download Script

Full Service
Two Hymns

Sign Up For the Easter Prayer Vigil – Pray From Home

Easter Prayer Vigil 2020
Easter Prayer Vigil 2020
Have a prayer request for the Easter Prayer Vigil?
Click here and fill out the form.

Easter Prayer Vigil

We will conduct the Easter Prayer Vigil from our homes. Since the church building is closed until further notice, we encourage you to sign-up for a prayer time-slot (see below) and pray from home at the scheduled time. 

Just as Jesus invited his disciples to pray and watch with him the night before he was arrested (Matthew 26), we invite the Wellshire community to join in a vigil of prayer for 40 hours, representing the time between Jesus’ death until His resurrection on Easter morning. This is a wonderful and meditative way to prepare for the celebration of Easter – in prayer and reflection for our community, world, and the expectation of God’s kingdom breaking into ours. The goal is to have continuous prayer throughout the vigil so we’d like to have multiple people (or families) sign-up for each time slot. You can sign up online below.

Click here to sign-up online

Give To One Great Hour Of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing

For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world.

Typically received during the season of Lent, each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing supports efforts to assist in areas of disaster through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

Give Online
Click here to give now.

(Please notate Wellshire as your congregation) or via a check to the church with OGHS in the memo line.

Parenting Safe Children Workshop – Online Course

Parenting Safe Children Workshop

NOTICE: The in-person workshop has been cancelled. Sign-up below to receive the online course.

Register at to be empowered to keep children safe from sexual abuse through practical tools learned at this life-changing workshop. 

In the Parenting Safe Children workshop, you will learn:

  • What makes children and their families vulnerable to sexual assault
    Grooming behaviors that precede sexual assault
  • Language to talk with your children about sex and sexual development
  • Language to speak with your children’s caregivers about body safety
  • Body Safety Rules every child should know to decrease vulnerability
  • Why forcing your child to hug a grandparent or loved one could make them more vulnerable to sexual assault in the future
  • How to build a Prevention Team™ of caregivers