A Deep Breath ~ A Service of Healing For The Longest Night

A Deep Breath

Friday, December 21, 2018

6:00 pm

For many, the Christmas season coincides with grief, loss, health struggles, unemployment, and other life challenges.  You are invited to a service of scripture, poetry, and carols at 6:00 pm in the Wellshire chapel on Friday, December 21, the longest night of the year. Take a moment for quiet devotion, and hold space for the grief, love, and sorrow that can coincide with the Christmas season, even as we look in hope for the light that shines in the darkness.

Contemporary Worship Returns Beginning December 2

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Wellshire Contemporary Service

Beginning December 2, Wellshire will return to two different worship services. At 9:00 am, Confluence and Celebration Singers will lead a contemporary service. At 11:00 am, the Sanctuary Choir will continue to lead in a traditional style of music.

Children’s Sabbath ~ November 11

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Sunday, November 11, 2018 – Children’s Sabbath

2 Worship Services: 9:00 am and 11:00 am – Chapel

Sunday, November 11, is Children’s Sabbath. The children of Wellshire will lead us in worship. Our Children’s and Youth Choirs are singing in celebration. In addition, the service will be surrounded by two wonderful selections by the Celebration Ringers.

  • Childcare: Children 6 weeks-preschool are welcome downstairs from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm.
  • Sunday School is on break next week for the kids to attend Children’s Sabbath
  • Youth Group: Middle school meets at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, and high school meets at 6:30 pm. Please bring $5 for dinner.

Come early for the Hard Hat Special Breakfast Too! Due to construction, the usual Deacon’s Pancake Breakfast will be a “Hard Hat Special” breakfast in the north upstairs hallway. Come for a time of breakfast treats and fellowship! Proceeds support the Deacons’ Fund, which provides support for members and guests in need.

Experience a Family ADVENT-ure!

Family Advent-ure

Family ADVENT-ure

November 16. 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Families and children, come prepare our hearts together for Advent. Share a meal, discover more about Christmas around the world, and contribute to mission projects. Block your calendar for November 16 as we share in and celebrate the diverse Christmas traditions of our neighbors.

Food is needed for the potluck! Click here to sign-up.

Shop the Alternative Christmas Market & Support Mission

Alternative Christmas Market

Alternative Christmas Market

Sunday, November 18
9:00 am-12:30 pm

Wellshire’s Alternative Christmas Market returns to the Wellshire Library and Narthex.

  • shop handcrafted and fair trade goods from Denver and around the world
  • find gifts for friends, family, teachers, and colleagues
  • support and learn about life-giving ministries, including Haiti Partners, Hunger Task Force, Lomagundi Clinic, and The Gathering Place
How it works:
  1. Visit the tables of Wellshire’s ministry partners
  2.  Select items; each ministry partner will mark on your Shopping List the amount purchased from their table.
  3. Check out by taking your Shopping List and gifts to the check-out table where ALL of your purchases will be totaled by a Cashier and paid for by check, cash, or credit card

Advance Care Planning Seminar ~ November 3

We Belong to God

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING SEMINAR
Saturday, November 3 | 10:00 am to noon
Wellshire Presbyterian Church

We are mortal, end of life planning is a profound gift and guide to those who remain to make decisions in the midst of grief.

This two part series will include an interactive story-driven seminar on Advanced Directives by Dr. John Lobitz of Tomorrow’s Choices on Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 am to noon. Participants will leave with all the tools needed to complete medical Advanced Directives and may return two weeks later for a “signing party” to complete documents on Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 pm. In addition, Rev. Katie Robb Davis will offer guidance and worksheets on memorial service planning on the 17th.

RSVPs to Kris are helpful but not required.

BYOBB ~ Bring Your Own Bible and Beverage

BYOBB

Moms and Dads of Tweens and Teens:

Bring your own Bible and beverage (BYOBB) on Thursdays as we join in a community offering support in faith development. Moms meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month beginning Oct. 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Wellshire. Dads meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays beginning Oct. 11. No preparation required.

Welcome Our New Director of Music!

Welcome our new Music Director

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1536250578328{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Christine GaudreauWellshire Presbyterian Church is pleased to welcome its new Director of Music and Worship Arts, Christine Gaudreau. Christine brings many years of experience in both traditional and contemporary worship music settings as well as in musical theatre incorporating many musical and vocal styles and instrumentation ranging from jazz to pop to rock. She will join us the end of September.

The Search Committee and Dr. Bell found Christine to be accomplished and comfortable with traditional and contemporary worship music, and she has many exciting ideas for keeping worship music fresh and interesting to Wellshire members. She brings an extensive knowledge and music vocabulary across multiple genres and a spirit of joy through music.[/vc_column_text][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”3″ bg_color=”#ced9ed”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1536250299670{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

What others have to say about Christine:

  • “I joined the Evergreen Chorale after the church I go to stopped having a choir, and it has been such a blessing in my life. It is pure joy to work with Christine. I’ve worked with many directors, and she’s just about the best, if not THE best, I’ve ever sung under.”
  • “Christine makes everyone a better singer. She expects big things, and she gets it, but in a loving way.”
  • “You can’t go wrong with Christine; her musicianship is what really sets her apart.”

[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1536250498766{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Christine holds degrees in voice performance, music education and music history, and a Master of Arts in Choral Conducting. She has served as Music Coordinator for Christ Congregational Church since 2011 and has previously served over 30 years as Music Director for UCC, Methodist, and Lutheran congregations in California, North Carolina, and Colorado. Christine effectively introduced and incorporated praise, gospel, and world music into her previous churches’ worship offerings.

Additionally, she is in her ninth season as the Artistic and Musical Director of the Evergreen Chorale, directing the 80+ voice chorale and providing musical direction for a wide variety of musical theater productions. In her time with the Chorale, she has been able to expand membership and artistic reach, establishing partnerships with such noted groups as the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, Colcannon, The Queen City Jazz Band, Fiesta Colorado, Rocky Mountain Brass Works, Kutandara, and the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.

In July 2016, Christine led the Evergreen Chorale on a European Tour, visiting Italy, Austria, and Germany. During the tour they had the privilege of singing for mass at St. Mark’s in Venice, the Salzburg Dom in Austria, and in the Regensburg Cathedral in Germany.

We are excited to welcome Christine to Wellshire!

Scott Campbell, Mary Christ, Katy Fink-Johnson, Deby Brown, John Ruby, and John Bell.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]