For many, the Christmas season coincides with grief, loss, health struggles, unemployment, and other life challenges. You are invited to come worship on one of the longest nights of the 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. Please join us for soup in the Fellowship Hall after the service.
Jubilee Weekend 2016 means a return to our Fall programming plus special events!
Friday, September 9: A Day of Service
Jubilee Weekend at Wellshire kicks off with a Day of Service on Friday, September 9.
Lend a hand to beautify the building and serve the community — pizza party at 5:30 pm, then family-friendly work projects until 8:00 pm. The Youth Suite needs a fresh coat of paint, the grounds need sprucing up, and we’ll do some work for Metro Caring, too! Sign up via the link in the eNews or on the clipboard in the Narthex. Contact Rev. Katie Robb Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Saturday, September 10: A Day of Scenery
Jubilee Weekend continues at Wellshire with a Day of Scenery on Saturday, September 10.
This year’s Day of Scenery will take the form of a hike in beautiful Grizzly Gulch. The hike is a six mile round trip with 1000 ft. elevation gain. The hike can be shortened to 2.8 miles with an elevation gain of 430 ft by stopping in a clearing with a rail fence that is just before a stream crossing. We will eat lunch in this clearing. (Those going on the six mile hike will stop for lunch on the way back down after hiking about 4.6 miles.) The trail is not steep and the pace will be casual. For more details, click here.
Sunday, September 11: A Day of Song
Living Water Contemporary Worship at 9:00 am in the Chapel and Traditional Worship at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary both resume, as do educational options for all ages at 9:55 am.
Come learn more about a proposed capital improvement Sanctuary renovation and Narthex expansion
Monday, August 29 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Members of the One Wellshire Capital Improvement Committee will be on hand to share information and pictures and to answer questions. Everyone, including those who attended the Annual Meeting on Sunday, August 14 (which included some information on this proposal), is invited to attend this presentation to learn more. Please note that the discussion will now take place in the Sanctuary instead of the Chapel to put the architectural illustrations in context.
Wellshire is part of a group of churches called “Carpenter’s Helpers” that sponsors one house per year with Habitat for Humanity. The house is currently under construction, and Wellshire volunteers days are scheduled for Friday, August 26; and Saturday, August 27. Sign up for a little service:[clear]
Schmitt Elementary School Volunteers Local Service Ministries partner Schmitt Elementary School seeks classroom volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year for two hours weekly. Want to learn more or sign up to help? Schmitt staff members will be at Wellshire on Sunday, July 17 to answer questions, or contact Marti Roe at martiroe(at)aol.com.
A big thank you to the congregation for supporting Team Wellshire and, through it, the orphans at the Heather Chimhoga Orphan Center in rural Murewea, Zimbabwe. On June 5, 29 Team Wellshire riders completed a total of 1,634 miles in the Elephant Rock Cycling Festival in Castle Rock as a part of Team Zimbabwe. Because of their participation and the generous financial contributions from Wellshire members and friends, $12,850 was garnered for the Denver Presbytery-wide Zimbabwe Mission Partnership, of which Wellshire is a partner church. This amount is about 107% of our $12,000 goal! Overall, the donations to Team Zimbabwe raise almost half of the annual budget for the orphan center, which provides for the daily care for 1,000 orphans.
Please sign up to volunteer to help provide childcare to Wellshire’s youngest between 9:45 and 11:15 am on Sunday mornings during 10:00 am summer worship. Please pick as many dates as you’d like to volunteer. Volunteers are required to be 18 years or older, please. Youth 13 yrs and older may assist by contacting the Interim Children’s Ministry Coordinator.
Donna Wickham, the director of Living Water worship’s instrumental ensemble Confluence, also directs the Vocal Jazz Messengers, a student jazz combo at DU that writes and arranges all of its own music. Two members of the combo, Brendan Schuster and Samantha Barrasso, sing in Living Water worship, and Hudson Knott regularly subs on bass. The Vocal Jazz Messengers were recently awarded the most prestigious international jazz award for student musicians, the Downbeat Award for Outstanding Performance for Small Vocal Jazz Group at an Undergraduate College. Thanks to these musicians for sharing their incredible talents at Wellshire to the glory of God!
On Sunday, May 29, Wellshire’s summer worship schedule starts with its combined service at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. During the summer (May 29 – September 4), the whole of Wellshire Church worships together within one service. The service order is a standard Presbyterian form, but the worship leaders engender a more casual style of worship leadership in step with the summer months in Colorado. Childcare is available for children ages six weeks through preschool.
Worship on Sunday, May 29 at 10:00 am features the Vocal Jazz Messengers in a program of Brazilian praise and gospel jazz music.
View a sneak peek video of the Vocal Jazz Messengers on Facebook here.
Zimbabwe Mission Partnership: Annual Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival
Did you know a rural Zimbabwean orphanage receives almost all of its funding for 1,000 children from 12 Denver churches – including Wellshire? Help support the Heather Chimhoga Orphan Center (HCOC) by:
Riding in the Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival on Sunday, June 5 as a part of Team Wellshire, a group of Wellshire cyclists who join together with other the churches to create the massive Team Zimbabwe. Register here.
Donating by writing a check for any amount to Wellshire Church with Team Wellshire in the memo or by giving online here – you can even dedicate your gift to a rider on Team Wellshire.
Whether you’re a rider or a check-writer, your participation helps feed, clothe, provide medical help and pay school fees for over 1,000 orphans. This event provides half of the annual budget of the HCOC. Questions? Visit a Team Wellshire rep at the poster in the Narthex, or contact George Scheuernstuhl.