Mission Matters
Service News from Wellshire Church

From the Pastor

Dear Friends,
Rev. Katie Robb Davis, Associate Pastor
for Mission and Congregational Care
The fiscal year at Wellshire just ended, and your mission team wants to extend a huge THANK YOU for the ways your contributions enable our ministry to the hurting in Denver and around the world. The 2015-2016 operating budget included an increase in funds for mission, which meant that Wellshire was able to make more impactful contributions in the community by taking on some special projects with our mission partners. These efforts have also resulted in broader participation by Wellshire members.

Some highlights of our giving:
  • Sponsorship of the "Giggle Room," furnishing and toys at the new Haven transition house for mothers recovering from addiction (see below for a chance to volunteer your time painting on July 9).  
  • For Schmitt Elementary School, Wellshire provided incentive prizes for students to participate in testing and back-to-school gift cards for teachers to purchase extra school supplies. We have eight volunteers who help in classrooms at Schmitt and a strong relationship that is very encouraging to a struggling school hoping for a turnaround.
  • We purchased a new freezer for the shelter at Urban Peak, strengthening that organization's understanding of our continued commitment to homeless youth. Did you know that Wellshire serves dinner there on first Thursdays? Contact me if you'd like to help!
  • We contributed $5,000 to Highlands Presbyterian Camp for their debt reduction matching gift fund.
  • We increased funding for our global mission co-workers and contributed to new mission co-workers in the Philippines working to address issues of human trafficking.
Read on for more details, and to find a few upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Out of abundance, we share. What a blessing. THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!

Volunteer Opportunities

Paint the Giggle Room at The Haven giggle
Wellshire is sponsoring the renovation of the playroom in the new transitional house at The Haven, located at Fort Logan. This home will provide continuing structure to the mothers who have completed the recovery program. The "Giggle Room" and an adjoining space are ready to be painted prior to their opening in August, where they will be furnished with toys that YOU donated last December. Plan to come help out on Saturday, July 9 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the latest; lunch is provided.  Contact Rev. Katie Robb Davis with questions by email or at ext. 217.

Build with Habitat for Humanity
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:
  • Saturday, August 6
  • Friday, August 26
  • Saturday, August 27
Sign up for a little service:
1.       Go to the Carpenter's Helpers Volunteer Hub webpage here
2.       Click "Sign In" in the upper right hand corner of the screen (use your login if you already have one).
3.       New to Volunteer Hub? On the "Not Registered Yet" screen, click "Register".
4.       After you have registered, scroll to the build date you prefer, locate Wellshire Presbyterian Church, then click the "Sign Up" button located to the left of "4001 N Fraser Way..." 

Mission Giving in Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Local Service Ministries partners

OrganizationAmount given
Baby Haven
Central Visitation
Hands Up for the Children
Summer Program
Highlands Camp
(matching grant)
Metro Caring
Schmitt Elementary School
Urban Peak
Youth Mission Trip

Global Service Ministries partners

OrganizationAmount Given
Building Bridges
Haiti Partners
Lomagundi Clinic
PCUSA Mission Coworkers

Chang/Lopez (Philippines -- new partners of WPC) 
Ellingtons (Zambia)
Smiths (Russia)
Mission Partnership


OrganizationAmount Given
Mission Funds:
Denver Presbytery and General Assembly
PCUSA Special Offerings

Special Events

EventAmount Raised
Alternative Christmas Market
Baby Haven Toy Drive
Toys to furnish
the brand-new Giggle Room at Baby Haven
Souper Bowl of Caring
(and 2,500 cans)
Mission Partnership: 
Team Wellshire @ Elephant Rock
Cycling Fest
(and 29 riders)