Help Support Orphans In Zimbabwe

Ride for Lida with Team Zimbabwe in 2016

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.

Ride for Lida with Team Zimbabwe in 2016Whether 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.

John Philip Newell Is Coming To Wellshire!

John Philip Newell

John Philip NewellJohn Philip Newell Weekend!

John Philip Newell is a foremost scholar on Celtic spirituality and former Warden of the Iona Abbey in Scotland. Join us at Wellshire Church in Denver for a weekend of prayer, fellowship and discussion. Nurture your own personal prayer life and build relationships with fellow seekers from across the Denver area.

An Evening with John Philip Newell

Friday, May 20, 7:00-9:00 pm
J. Philip Newell speaks on his book Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Perspective accompanied by a book signing and cocktail hour.

This event requires an RSVP:
REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. Please join us for the John Philip Newell events listed below:

Celtic Spirituality Workshop with John Philip Newell

Saturday, May 21, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Presentation and spiritual practice. Free and open to the public.
Childcare is provided for this event. Please email us with your childcare needs.

John Philip NewellJohn Philip Newell, visiting pastor

Sunday, May 22, 9:00 and 11:00 am
Preaching in worship at Wellshire Church.

Watch an interview with J. Philip Newell here.



Holy Smokes BBQ!

Holy Smokes All Church BBQ

Holy Smokes All-Church BBQ

Holy Smokes BBQ - 2015Wednesday, August 12
6:00 pm

Eisenhower Park (southeast of the church at Colorado Blvd. and Dartmouth Ave.)

Join your Wellshire family for this Wellshire tradition featuring divine food and fun and games for all ages!

Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets on which to sit. Please bring a dessert if your last name begins with A-M; bring a side or salad if your last name begins with N-Z.

Cycling Festival To Benefit Orphans In Zimbabwe


Team Wellshire riders at Elephant Rock, 2015Thank You Wellshire!

A big thank you for supporting Team Wellshire and, through it, the orphans at the Heather Chimhoga Orphan Center in rural Murewea, Zimbabwe.  On June 7, Team Wellshire riders rode in the Elephant Rock Cycling Festival in Castle Rock as a part of Team Zimbabwe.  Their participation and the generous financial contributions from Wellshire members and friends garnered $11,120 for the Denver Presbytery-wide Zimbabwe Mission Partnership, of which Wellshire is a partner church.  The entire 2015 Team Zimbabwe effort has raised $43,000 and had 100 riders!  This event raises almost half of the annual budget for the orphan center, which provides for the daily care for 1,000 orphans.


The ZMP is  comprised of 12 churches, including Wellshire. The sole focus of this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is the support and development of the Heather Chimhoga Orphan Center in rural Murewea, Zimbabwe.

Team_Zimbabwe_imageEvery year, these 12 Presbyterian churches rally to form Team Zimbabwe, a group of cyclists who ride in the Elephant Rock Cycling Festival in Castle Rock. Team Wellshire returns as a subset of Team Zimbabwe and an activity of Wellshire Recreation Ministry to raise funds for the orphans and create community through play!

If you’d like to contribute financially, please do so at your earliest convenience. Click here to make a donation to Team Wellshire online. Or write a check for any amount to Wellshire Church (memo: “Team Wellshire”).


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Wellshire’s Got Talent

Wellshire's Got Talent 2015

Wellshire's Got Talent 2015The curtain goes up on Wellshire’s Church-wide Dinner and Talent Show Fundraiser for 2015 Youth Mission Trip on Sunday, March 15 from 5:30 -7:30 pm.

Get a baby, get a prize!
If you find a baby in your slice of King Cake, you win![clear]


Adults ~ $20
Children 12 & under ~ $10
Family maximum ~ $55
Children 4 & under ~ FREE

Learn To Pray In Color!

Praying in Color Weekend at Wellshire

Praying in Color Weekend at Wellshire

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.[clear]

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 new way to pray



9:00 am – Noon – Cost: $40*
Room: Fellowship 2 (includes book and lunch)
This workshop is for youth and adults (12 yrs. and older) and will include time to engage with scripture using meditative tools. Childcare by request.


9:55-10:50 am – No cost
Room: Fellowship 2
This all ages workshop is the “lite” version, providing a brief introduction to praying in color with children and adults.

Please RSVP for the Saturday workshop to Holly Inglis at: 303-758-2233 ex. 115 or email

*Payable by cash or check at the event.

Sybil MacBeth’s books and DVDs will be available for purchase at each event.

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]

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.