There's always something going on at Wilson United Methodist Church! Here's info on some up-coming events.
Please join us on Sunday, August 20 at 5:45 pm for our monthly Potluck Dinner. This time it will be a picnic so bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a side dish to share. Hot dogs will be provided. Hope to see you there!
The next Lifegroup launch will be Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 pm. xxx Please join us on Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 pm for the upcoming Life Groups launch event. If you are not currently involved in a Life Group you may want to reconsider what it is and the importance of belonging to one. A Life Group is a safe and predictable environment that is comprised of 10 - 12 people who will experience authentic community and spiritual growth. The Life Group environment was created because of the belief that people grow the deepest when they're in a community that provides accountability, belonging, and care. We can't think of a better way to seek to grow in intimacy with God, community with others, and impact the world!
For more information please visit the Connection Center in the Taos room on Sunday at church, or contact the Life Groups Coordinator, Lea Ann Brookens, at LifeGroups@wilsonumc.org.
The 9:00 am Adult Sunday School class is currently studying the book of James. Bring your Bibles, and join us for this study!
All are welcome to join us at 9:00 each Sunday in room 14B. Questions? Contact Diane and Bruce Witherspoon or the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in continuing your bible study over the summer months, Karen Pherson is 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.
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 run from June 5 through Aug 28, with no class on July 3 (Fourth of July weekend).
Coming Up This Fall: The Women's Bible Study will start a new study on September 11 using the book Creed: What Christians Believe and Why by Adam Hamilton. What do I believe? For Christians and for others seeking faith, some powerful answers to this question are expressed in the Apostles' Creed, a historic statement of foundational Christian faith. In this study, we'll begin a conversation about what Christians believe, why they believe it, and why it matters. The group meets on Monday, 9:30am - 11:00am. For more information contact Karen.Pherson.
The Men's Bible study group will start a new study on July 25th, Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet by Adam Hamilton.
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.
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 email@example.com:
The church office will be open Monday - Thursday from 8:00 - 12:00.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Hard copies are available upon request.)
We still do not have everyone's photos in the directory. Please email a family / individual / household one to the church office at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that Trustees must approve all building usage.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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 - Daily Prayer & Meditation Guide is available at the Connection Center. Pick up the latest issue for a suggested $1.00 donation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wilson sponsers a Boy Scout troop, Troop 287, which meets Tuesday evenings. Contact the church office (598-0407 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
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.
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!