The Longest Night Offers Healing

The Longest Night service 2014

The Longest Night service 2014A candlelight service of healing and hope

For many, the Christmas season presents difficult feelings where there is grief, loss, health struggles, unemployment, and other life challenges.  You are invited to come and worship  on one of the longest nights of the calendar year.  This service of scripture and carols, under the light of candles, makes space for our brokenness, and calls us to hope in the midst of darkness. After this service of healing and wholeness, please join us for soup in the Fellowship Hall.[clear]

Check Out A New Book By Dr. Holly Inglis

Part of the cover of Sticky Learning by Holly Inglis

Sticky Learning by Dr. Holly InglisCheck out Wellshire’s own Dr. Holly Inglis’ new book!  Sticky Learning explores how learning occurs in our brain, explains the different types of memory, and shows a framework for brain-friendly ways to teach.  Dr. Kathy Dawson and Dr. Roger Nishioka of Columbia Theological Seminary each contributed a chapter.

Buy the book at Wellshire on Sunday, November 23! Signed copies will be available for purchase in the Narthex. Cost:$25.00

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Attention Flapjack Fanatics!

Deacons' Pancake Breakfast

Deacons' Pancake BreakfastStop by the Deacons’ Pancake Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 16 for your flapjack and fellowship fix (enjoy some scrambled eggs and ham too!).  All proceeds benefit Wellshire’s Deacon Fund, which supports food banks, New Genesis Men’s Shelter, youth mission trips, Centus Counseling Service, and congregational care.

Swing Concert & Dance

Swing Dance 2014


Swing Dance LogoCome get your groove on at Wellshire on Sunday, October 26!  We’ll host a Swing Dance benefit for both Local Service Ministries as well as Global Service Ministries partner Lomagundi Medical Clinic in Chinhoyhi, Zimbabwe.

Dance lessons will be provided at 3:30 pm, and the band will start playing at 4:15 pm. Enjoy live music by the Sentimental Sounds Swing Band and maybe even swing a sugarfoot!

Click here for an invitation to share with friends.


Let’s Build a New Playground ~ Update!

Funding for the new playground has reached $50,000! Thanks Wellshire!

Architect's Rendering of the proposed new playgroundThanks to your awesome generosity, Wellshire Chuch has now matched and exceeded a generous matching grant of $30,000 to partner in funding the construction of a new playground!  This new playground replaces the now demolished one, which was 20 years old and not compliant with current safety standards.  It will be safer, offer more age-appropriate activities to Wellshire Church children and PDO attendees, and provide visual evangelism to the many new families moving into the Wellshire neighborhood.  There are only a few items still needed to make this project complete!

Please partner in this important and exciting ministry on behalf of the children of our congregation, our PDO, and our community.

What is still needed?

Vital “finishing touches”

  •  Permanent care for the shade tree
  • Artificial turf for the toddler playground
  • A toddler play house
  • New riding toys

Support these “finishing touches” by making a donation to the playground fund here (select “New Playground” on the Donation Form list).

Click here to download a PDF with more playground info.[clear]

Funding for the new playground has reached $50,000! Thanks Wellshire!Progress update

• 50 families have donated to the playground fund thus far. THANK YOU!
• The demolition of the previous playground is complete.
• We are working with an arborist to determine how to preserve the existing shade tree.

Construction is underway!

We began building the new playground on August 18 with the goal that it will be ready on Jubilee Sunday, September 7.

For more info, contact:
Chuck Sparks at


New Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults

Welcome, Kira Stringer!

Kira Stringer

Wellshire Church is pleased to introduce our freshly elected Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults, Kira Stringer! Kira preached on Pentecost Sunday and was voted into the position after worship; she moves from the East Coast to Denver in the coming weeks and will soon become a regular fixture at Wellshire.

Click here for more information on Kira.