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There's always something going on at Wilson United Methodist Church! Here's info on some up-coming events.

New member Class - starting Wed, Feb 7

Starting Point will commence again on Wednesday, February 7th at 6:00 pm at Pastor Dave's house, 230 Saddlemountain Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

Starting Point is our new member class that meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month and spans about three months (roughly 7 meetings).

Our first meeting will begin with a meal that will be served at 6:00 pm. We are asking all who plan to attend to please sign up ahead of time. Either email Pastor Dave (dave@wilsonumc.org) or fill out the tear-off in this Sunday's bulletin. We will be serving spaghetti, salad, and dessert.

Subsequent meetings will start at 7:00 and run until about 8:30. Those interested are encouraged to attend as many of the meetings as possible, as the material covered builds on itself.

We look forward to meeting you!

Starting Point



Ash Wednesday Worship - Wed, Feb 14

Feast Then Fast

Worship with us on Ash Wednesday, February 14, at 7:00 pm. There will be singing, scripture lessons, prayer, a sermon, and imposition of ashes.

Everyone is invited, you do not have to be a member of this church.

Child Care will be available.

This service will be interpreted for the Deaf community.

Holy Week

  • Maundy Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 pm
  • Good Friday, March 30 at 7:00 pm
  • Community Egg Hunt, March 31 at 10:00 am
  • Easter morning worship, April 1 at Sunrise, 9:00, & 10:30 am

Diaper Drive for Westside CARES During February

Every February we collect diapers for Westside CARES as they serve families in need on the west side of Colorado Springs. The diaper sizes they are currently in need of are sizes 1, 2, 5 and 6. They will be collected in the Narthex outside of the Sanctuary through this entire month. Thank you!

Feast Then Fast Seminar/Potluck - Sun, Feb 18

Feast Then Fast

Feast then Fast - Sunday, February 18, 4:30-5:30

Seminar in Adult Classroom by Dr. Susan Rivard on the physiological and spiritual benefits of fasting as we head into this season of Lent. (no charge)

Followed by regular monthly 5:45 Wilson Potluck. Bring a dish to share.

Women of Wilson Retreat - Mar 9 & 10

Connect Our Hearts with God's Heart - a women's intentional living retreat.

March 9 & 10, 2018

Starts at 6:15 pm on Friday and ends 9:00 pm, begins again at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday (wake up in your own bed and eat your own breakfast at home!)

Register in person on February 18, 25, and March 4. Cost is $20.

To register for the retreat online, click "here".

To pay the retreat registration fee using PayPal, click "here".

Questions? Contact Lea Ann Brookens at leaann@wilsonumc.org.

Women of Wilson Retreat

Musicians Wanted

In order to continue high quality music with a full team, we are looking to add to our roster of musicians, so that a rotation schedule can be put into place. Please consider how you might serve God and your church by means of:

  • piano/keys
  • acoustic guitar
  • electric lead guitar
  • bass guitar
  • drums
  • vocals (singing harmony by ear is a bonus)
  • audio/visual tech support (training available)
  • always room for more diverse skills!

Contact Indy at indy@wilsonumc.org for details!

9:00 am Adult Sunday School Class

Adult Sunday School

The adult Sunday School class meets on Sundays at 9am - 10am.

The adult Sunday School Class will be continuing the study of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount entitled "Good News, God Reigns!" led by Larry Burtoft. What is the gospel of Jesus Christ, why is it good news for us, and how do we enter into the blessings that it promises? These questions and more will be asked, discussed and hopefully answered! Larry is a former pastor and seminary teacher who loves to engage with others in the truly audacious and life transforming teachings of Jesus. All are welcome to join us at 9:00 am each Sunday in room 14B. For questions, please contact Diane or Bruce Witherspoon or the church office at wilson@wilsonumc.org.

Monday Morning Women's Bible Study

The Women's Bible Study group meets on Mondays at 9:30am - 11:00am.

The women are currently doing a study using the book The World Jesus Knew: Beliefs and Customs from the Time of Jesus by Anne Punton. What did Jesus wear? What foods might he have eaten? What religious customs and festivals did he observe? In The World Jesus Knew: Beliefs and Customs from the Time of Jesus, Anne Punton explores the everyday world of the central figure of the Christian faith. Punton does a fine job of discussing how "mundane" aspects of life (particularly agriculture) influenced Jesus' teachings.

For more information contact Karen.Pherson.

Women's Bible Study

Tuesday Morning Men's Bible Study

Men's Bible Study

The men meet every Tuesday morning from 6:30 am to 7:30 am in room 14B. They enjoy great company and move through different Bible based books while munching on goodies and drinking coffee. The group is led by Bjorn Braun.

The men are currently studying the minor prophets using the book Immersion Bible Studies: Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi by Linda B. Hinton.

Worship Ministries Need Volunteers

Have you been wondering where you can support our worship services but not sure what you can do to help? Our Worship Ministries are a great place to start and one of the easiest ways to contribute. We are always in need of lay readers, Communion servers, ushers, greeters, tech booth support, music ministry opportunities, sign language choir, and connectors. To sign-up or get more details please contact the following Worship Ministries coordinators or the church office at wilson@wilsonumc.org:

  • Lay Readers - Bowen Gillings
  • Communion Servers - Deb Farkas
  • Ushers/Greeters/Connectors - Looking for Leadership
  • Fellowship Hosts - Elaine Thompson
  • Tech Booth - Indiana Martin, indy@wilsonumc.org
  • Music Ministries - Indiana Martin, indy@wilsonumc.org
  • Sign Language Choir - Debby Martin, debbym@debbysigns.com

Church Office Hours

The church office will be open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 - 12:00.

Directions to Using the Wilson Directory App

Last year we switched to using a digital church directory app that is available for free on both Apple and Droid platforms. Go to your app store and download the "Instant Church Directory" app. Once you have downloaded the app, you open it, enter your email address, and then enter the security password that will be immediately emailed to you...now you will always have an up-to-date copy of the directory with you!

For security, you must be in the directory to access the directory app. If you are not currently in it, and want to be, please contact our Membership Secretary, Pam Sanny, or the church office at wilson@wilsonumc.org. (Hard copies are available upon request.)

Directory Photos

We still do not have everyone's photos in the directory. Please email a family / individual / household one to the church office at wilson@wilsonumc.org.

"Live" Calendar

The church's website now features a calendar that has the up-to-date happenings of the church. Dates can even plug into calendar apps for cell phones and computers. We hope all individuals and groups will check the calendar before planning an event or activity for the church. If you would like to add something to the calendar, email the church office at wilson@wilsonumc.org. Please remember that Trustees must approve all building usage.

Wilson's Musical Groups

Now is the ideal time to join one of Wilson's musical groups. If you have musical talent that you would like to share, please contact our Worship Director, Indiana Martin, at indy@wilsonumc.org and he will put you in contact with the group leaders.

The Celebration Singers - Wilson's adult vocal ensemble that provides special music offerings throughout the year. The choir rehearses on Sundays at noon, starting September 11.

One Step Closer Band - Wilson's praise band that leads worship at the 8:00 and 9:30 am Sunday services. The band rehearses on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

BELLievers - Wilson's group of adults and high schoolers that play and perform the bells. This group practices on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, starting September 21.

Praise In Motion Sign Choir - This adult/teen group learns sign language to songs and practices on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, starting September 7. (You do not need to know sign language).

Moms in Prayer - College Age & Beyond

Moms with children in college or young adults are invited to attend this prayer group that meets on the first and third Thursdays at 9:30 am in room 17. The first gathering of the year is on September 1.

Contact the church office (598-0407 or wilson@wilsonumc.org) for more information, or check out www.momsinprayer.org.


Wilson UMC has added several different ways for us to connect with each other on social media. Please open the attached flyer and follow us! Click "here" for the flyer with all the details and follow us!

"The Upper Room"

The Upper Room - Daily Prayer & Meditation Guide is available at the Connection Center. Pick up the latest issue for a suggested $1.00 donation.

Get Megan's book Miracle on Voodoo Mountain

Megan Boudreaux, founder of Respire Haiti, our international mission relationship in Haiti, has publisher her first book telling her powerful story. You can find it on Amazon at Miracle on Voodoo Mountain. If this link doesn't work, just go to www.amazon.com/ and search for Miracle on Voodoo Mountain.

Ministry Pamphlets

The Connection Center now offers individual pamphlets about our various ministries. If you would like more information about the Adult, Youth, Children's, Caring, Diakonia, or Worship Arts Ministries, pick one up. Or if you know of someone who can benefit from one, please share it.

Office Weather Policy

Since Colorado's Fall weather is unpredictable, remember that the church office follows Academy School District 20's inclement weather policy. If D20 is closed, the church office will be closed, and if the schools are delayed, the church office will open at 10:00 am. Since most group leaders have access to the building, those leaders will decide if a group/committee will be meeting. Please make sure you are on your group's email list and if in doubt call before making the trip out in bad weather.

AA & Al-Anon Meetings

Wilson hosts both AA and Al-Anon meetings. AA meets every Monday at 5:30 pm in room 14A and Al-Anon meets every Tuesday at noon in room 14A.

Boy Scouts

Wilson sponsers a Boy Scout troop, Troop 287, which meets Tuesday evenings. Contact the church office (598-0407 or wilson@wilsonumc.org) if you have any questions.

Amazon Smile For Diakonia

Diakonia is now registered as an eligible charitable organization under Amazon Smile. Under this program Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Diakonia by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Hint: when it asks for your charity, search for "diakonia" and then select the one listed for Colorado Springs, CO to get the right one.

Great News for Wilson Members Over 70

Below is a message Regarding an IRA Rollover Opportunity for Members Over 70

You could give some of your IRA dollars to support God's Kingdom. Under a special rule included by Congress in the fiscal cliff law passed in early January 2013, you can convert your required minimum distribution (RMD) to a charitable distribution by rolling over part of an IRA to Wilson United Methodist Church or favorite charity. And you can avoid paying any additional tax.

You must be over age 70 1/2. These tax-free gifts could be up to $100,000 and satisfy the required minimum distribution (RMD). All you need to do is to contact your IRA custodian and request an amount be transferred to your Wilson United Methodist Church or to the Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation for the benefit of Wilson United Methodist Church.

This would be a good way to save taxes AND pay your pledge, increase your gift or create a new gift, at the same time!

The United Methodist Foundation is your free resource to help answer your questions about this special law and wonderful opportunity. Visit www.rm-umf.org to learn more!