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

Youth Yard Sale - June 10

Our youth will be holding a yard sale fund raiser on Saturday, June 10. Please bring your donations to the church WITH a suggested price (please no TVs). Please donate items of quality that will easily sell. Questions? joanna@wilsonumc.org

New 9:00 am Adult Sunday School Class - Starting May 21

We will begin a discussion of Adam Hamilton's book - Half Truths. Through this study we will explore simple phrases that sound Christian - something you might even find in the Bible. Words we have all heard - maybe even said - that capture some element of truth yet miss the point in important ways.

All are welcome to join us at 9:00 each Sunday in room 14B. Books will be provided. Please let us know if you plan to attend. Questions? Contact Diane and Bruce Witherspoon or the church office at wilson@wilsonumc.org.

New Monday Morning Women's Bible Study - starting June 5

If you are interested in continuing your bible study over the summer months, Karen Pherson will be leading a 12-week study using the book "Lord, Give Me Patience, and Give It To Me Right Now!" by James W. Moore and Bob J. Moore. Let Karen know if you plan to attend and if you want her to order a book for you. The cost is $10.00.

Each week's lesson can be used independently of the others, so if you will be away for a few weeks it will be easy for you to join in when you return. The class will begin June 5 through Aug 28, with no class on July 3 (Fourth of July weekend).

If you decide not to join us for this summer session, well start a new series for fall on Sep. 11. Watch this page for further details on the Fall class.

New Tuesday Morning Men's Bible Study - starting May 9

The Men's Bible study group will begin a new book on May 9th entitled "Holy Spirit - Here and Now".

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.

Fellowship Potluck - Sun, June 25

All church fellowship potluck - Sunday, June 25 at 5:45 pm.

Pillowcase Sew-In - July 13

The Wilson Quilters are planning a "pillowcase sew-in" to make pillowcases for Ryan's Cases for Smiles, a foundation that gives pillowcases to seriously ill children in the hospital. The sew-in will be at the church Thursday, July 13 from 8am - 1pm. Everyone is welcome! Whether you can sew or not, we can find a job for you! Throughout the month of September each year, Ryan's Case for Smiles hosts a "Miles of Pillowcase Smiles" campaign. Their goal is to complete a minimum of 44,000 pillowcases, one for each child in treatment for cancer. The pillowcases made by Wilson Quilters will be donated to the various children's hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information on Ryan's Cases for Smiles or to read about Ryan Kerr, the inspiration behind ConKerr Cancer who was diagnosed with Osteosacoma at the age of 12, please go to caseforsmiles.org.

Women of Wilson Seminar - July 22

The Women of Wilson invite you to join them on July 22 from 9am-12pm for the "Grow With Me" seminar. Our speaker, Pat Stone, seasoned mentor & discipler of women, will speak about these discipleship issues: The Marks of a Disciple, The Mission of a Disciple.

Register for this event in person on Sundays, July 9 & 16, or you can preregister by contacting Karen Pherson. Registration cost is $5.

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

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 - Lee Young
  • 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 8:00 - 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!