Serve in the faith formation of Wellshire’s children by leading Sunday School. Volunteers are needed for both 9:00 am and 11:00 am hours. The only requirement is a heart for children’s faith and Christ. Lessons and training provided. Contact Kendal to volunteer or get more information on this important ministry.
Winter Adult Education at Wellshire:
- Galatians | Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm – January 5-February 16
The book of Galatians is often called “the Magna Carta of Christian liberty.” The church at Galatia was in crisis, pulled by those who claimed that Gentiles must become Jews before becoming Christians and by those outside Christianity who abused Christian freedoms. In the face of this pressure, Paul writes passionately of justification by grace alone, transforming Christianity from a small Jewish sect to a world religion. Come explore this powerful work of the apostle Paul. Pre-registration is required by email to Holly Inglis or by phone to 303-758-2233, ext. 115. Participant books are available for purchase at the reception desk for $20 each. Leaders: Rev. Dr. John H. Bell Jr, Rev. Kira Stringer, Dr. Holly Inglis, Olivia Hudson Smith
- Advent at the Border Chapel Presentation | January 11 | 9:55 am Jesus was born in Nazareth under an edict to kill boy babies. Because of this, he and his family fled to Egypt. After two years as an undocumented immigrant in Egypt, he returned home to begin his earthly ministry. The story of Advent is the story of our Savior’s migration to avoid death and persecution from earthly powers that threatened the life of our Savior. Leader Olivia Hudson Smith shares her insights from a recent Immigration Solidarity trip with other Presbyterians.
- The Praying in Color Weekend is a wonderful way to begin the season of Lent. As we emphasize prayer during Lent, plan to spend part of your weekend with Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color. Workshops will be offered on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22. Praying in Color is for all ages and can be done anywhere, anytime.
Here are some reasons to Pray in Color:
- You want to pray but words escape you
- Sitting still and staying focused in prayer
are a challenge
- Your body wants to be part of your prayer
- You want to just hang out with God but don’t know how
- Listening to God feels like an impossible task
- Your mind wanders and your body complains
- You want a visual, concrete way to pray
- You need a newway to pray
More details to follow – mark your calendar!
Sunday morning classes starting or resuming on January 11:
- MOMS: Moms Offering Moms Support | January 11-February 15 | 9:55 am MOMS is a gathering time for moms in all ages and stages of life when we read devotions from Jen Hatmaker’s book Out of the Spin Cycle – Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load. The book is available on Kindle or can be purchased from Amazon. No preparation is required, so drop in as often as you are able! Leaders: Abby Krause and Angela Duggan
- The Red Letters | January 11-February 15 | 9:55 am “Red Letters” refers to the fact that in many Bibles the words of Jesus are printed in red. The message of those red-lettered verses is radical. The goal of Red Letter Christians is simple: to take Jesus seriously by endeavoring to live out His radical, counter-cultural teachings as set forth in Scripture, and especially embracing the lifestyle prescribed in the Sermon on the Mount. If you are a young adult, this is the place to connect with other 20-somethings, but ALL ADULTS ARE WELCOME! No preparation required. Leader: Laura Littman, Iliff Seminary student
- Understanding the Confessions | January 11-February 15 | 9:55 am One way of “being reformed” is confessing our faith, proclaiming to the world what we believe. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has a collection of eleven creeds and confessions in our Book of Confessions. From the early church to the present day, these documents convey the richness and breadth of our tradition, form the basis of our beliefs, and give us insights about how we can live. Come explore these eleven statements of faith and a proposed new addition to our Book of Confessions, the Belhar Confession. Leader: Dora Lodwick
- Wellshire in the 21st Century | January 11-February 15 | 9:55 am Building on concepts of some modern — and highly impactful — theologians we have examined in previous classes, we will explore where Wellshire fits in. We will look at what theologians are saying about the evolving role of the church and discuss what this might mean for Wellshire as we dream about church in the 21st century. We look forward to hearing your thoughts! Leaders: Mark Inglis, Holly Inglis, and Tom Bacon
- ‘Clif’Notes Bible Study | January 11-February 15 | 9:55 am We’ll continue to explore Luke before turning our attention to the beloved disciple, John. Leader: Clif Carey
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