Thursday, July 18th, 2019
The Wildwood Word Weekly
We are God's progressive voice in Green Mountain Falls. Join us at Church in the Wildwood, an Open & Affirming (ONA) congregation in the United Church of Christ, as we extend Christ's radical welcome to all.
Current Events
40th Annual Thin Air Nats
July 19 and 20, 2019
It's that tie of year again. On the 20th from 10am to Noon we will be hosting "Lady’s Time" for the car show (Chair Massage, games, snacks)
More information can be found at https://www.thinairnats.com.
81st Annual Bronc Day Festival
July 27, 2019
It's the end of July, which means "Bronc Day" is back.
You can sign up to help. If you have any questions, please reach out to Vaughn in the office (Vaughn.J.Drinen@Gmail.Com)
Ongoing Events
Green Box Arts
Janet Echelman's net sculpture
We celebrate the excitement and inspiration the Green Box Arts Festival brings to our community July 4th thru 13th. Tatter Hall was full to the brim last Sunday to hear the renowned artist Janet Echelman speak about her breathtaking net sculptures, including "1.8 Green Mountain Falls" which is suspended over our lake until Labor Day 2019 (Monday, September 2nd, 2019).
Thank you Janet, Chris Keesee and the Kirkpatrick Family Foundation for uplifting our souls! Creativity is one of God’s treasured gifts.
Worship in the Construction Zone
But aren't we all a work in progress?
Construction continues in Upper Fellowship Hall. But please don't let that stop you from coming to church and worshiping our Savior this weekend.
Work will continue for several weeks, and it's going to look great!
Weekly Services at the Church
Watch our Services Any Time on YouTube
You can watch the service as it happens, or you can go back later and watch the ones you've missed.  church-in-the-wildwood.org/youtube  takes you to all of our past videos.  http://church-in-the-wildwood.org/live-stream takes you to our stream when we're live. If you subscribe and turn on notifications , you'll be notified when we're live!

Any Sunday after worship, those who wish may request individual prayer with the laying on of hands by a member of our direct prayer team. Go to the altar area after the benediction.
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“Effortless Change” - Sundays at 6 p.m.
Robert Zambrana and Helena Wang lead this Bible study in Tatter Hall. Robert writes, “Through this Bible study, we hope to provide participants some nuts and bolts about who the Bible says we are and how what we think in our hearts affects us. We'll be covering a total of 19 lessons; each lesson is short and interactive.” There is no need to sign up for this study; just come!
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Coffee & Conversation - Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Join Sue Frindt and others in the library area of the Entry Hall for coffee, cookies, and conversation about the Bible, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. See what God's Word has to say to you.
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The Prayer Team
If you fall into one of the two categories, feel free to contact Sue Frindt.
  • You wish to receive email notifications of prayer needs.
  • You have a prayer need.
The Prayer Notebook
Please write your prayer requests and celebrations (testimonies of answered prayers!) in the Prayer Notebook on the table in the Entry Hall at any time during the week, and we will read them aloud during worship on Sunday.
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Read the Entire Bible in a Year
Click here to open an Excel document that lists the daily scriptures to read through the Bible in one year. Each month is on a separate page, which you can access by clicking on the tabs at the bottom of your screen.
Also check out these links to suggested free online Bible apps:
Getting Fit at the Church in the Wildwood
All classes take place on a drop-in basis (no preregistration needed). As a reminder, these are privately-run programs.
Yoga (On Hold)
Mondays at 9 a.m.
Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Beth Knox and Leah Wilson-Felis, certified yoga instructors, offer gentle yoga classes here, on a freewill donation basis. Bring a yoga mat.
Call Beth at 719-213-0848 with questions, including when the program will resume.
Tae-Kwon-Do (On Hold)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Age 4-12, 3-4 p.m. / Age 13 & up, 4-5 p.m.
Master Vaughn Drinen, a sixth-level black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and certified instructor, teaches classes here at the church for almost all ages. Your first class is free!
Contact Vaughn at Vaughn.J.Drinen@Gmail.Com with questions, including when the program will resume.
Support Our Mission Efforts
Wildwood Food Pantry:
  • Our next community dinner and food box distribution is Tuesday, July 23rd and July 30th, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • At this time, we need the following items: Canned fruit, pancake mix, syrup, mac & cheese, cornbread mix, canned broth.
Westside Cares:
  • Bring in your empty prescription bottles for WSC. They are used by them to provide laundry soap and other supplies to their clients. You do not need to remove the adhesive from the outside of the bottles. The collection basket is on the table in the Entry Hall.
  • Bring in 700 ballpoint pens (or 140 5-packs), contact Muriel Dunkley for details.
  • Here is the link to Westside Cares current food items needed list.
Sisters Helping Sisters:
Wildwood Women’s Supper & Service Project
Thursday August 8, 4:00pm - 7:00pm in Tatter Hall
Gather with our women’s outreach ministry for fellowship & making washable sanitary pads for the non profit, Days for Girls International. DFG aims to “give back” the days many girls and women around the world “lose” each month when they cannot attend school due to lack of menstrual products.

Ages 9 and up are welcome ~ invite friends! 
No sewing experience needed. 
Please bring to share a salad, bread or dessert 
RSVP requested by August 4 
More information can be found here ~ https://www.daysforgirls.org
Sign up on the sheet in church entryway or email Jane Scanlon at jane.scanlon6@gmail.com or call/text 515-991-7412.
10 Day Wildwood Calendar
Thursday, July 18                                Office Open (Vaughn)
10 : 00 – 11 : 00 a.m.                    T.O.P.S. group meets, here
   6 : 00 p.m. Admin Team Meeting
   6 : 00 –    7 : 00 p.m.                    Bell Choir practice only
Friday, July 19                                    Office Open (Vaughn)
Saturday, July 20                               Office Closed
10 : 00  -  12 : 00 p.m.                    40th Annual Thin Air Nats Lady’s Time
(Chair Massage, games, snacks)
   2 : 00  -    4 : 00 p.m.                    Sue Ryan’s memorial service
Sunday, July 21
10 : 30 a.m.                                        Worship
11 : 45 a.m.                                        Fellowship in Tatter Hall
   6 : 00 p.m.                                        “Effortless Change” Sunday Evening Bible Study
Sunday, July 21
10 : 30 a.m.                                        Worship
11 : 45 a.m.                                        Fellowship in Tatter Hall
   6 : 00 p.m.                                        “Effortless Change” Sunday Evening Bible Study
Monday, July 22                                Office Closed
Tuesday, July 23                                 Office Open (Vaughn and Sue)
10 : 00 – 11 : 00 a.m.                    Coffee & Conversation with Sue Frindt
   6 : 00 –    8 : 00 p.m.                    Wildwood Food Pantry and Community Meal
Wednesday, July 24                         Office Open (Vaughn, then Sue)
   6 : 00 –    7 : 00 p.m.                    Prayer in Sanctuary with Robert Zambrana             
Thursday, July 25                                Office Open (Vaughn)
10 : 00 – 11 : 00 a.m.                    T.O.P.S. group meets, here
   6 : 00 –    7 : 00 p.m.                    Bell Choir practice only
Friday, July 26                                    Office Open (Vaughn)
Saturday, July 27                               Office Closed
   7 : 00  -    3 : 00 p.m.                    81th Annual Bronc Day Festival
   2 : 00  -    4 : 00 p.m.                    Doris Pierson memorial service
Sunday, July 28
10 : 30 a.m.                                        Worship
11 : 45 a.m.                                        Fellowship in Tatter Hall
   6 : 00 p.m.                                        “Effortless Change” Sunday Evening Bible Study
Other Upcoming Dates to Note
Other Upcoming Dates to Note
Food Pantry:         Our Food Pantry and Community Meal is on the 2 nd , 4 th , and 5 th Tuesday of each month. (July 23 rd , 30 th )
July
20 (Saturday) – 10 a.m.: Classic Car Show / 2 p.m. – Memorial Service for Sue Ryan
27 (Saturday) - Bronc Day in Green Mountain Falls
August
8 (Thursday) - Sisters Helping Sisters (See below)
Ways to Support Your Church
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  • Do it the traditional way! Drop your offering in the plate during worship.
  • Sign up for automated giving, using a form from the table in the Entry Hall.
  • Make donations securely through your credit card at the Donation Station in the Entry Hall;
  • Use the Donate button on our website or our Facebook page, each of which you can access through the link at the top of this email.
  • Use the QR code in the Sunday bulletin so you can donate securely via your credit card as part of your worship! Ask Vaughn if you need help with this.
Words from the editor
Good Morning,

As a reminder, the deadline for article suggestions will be Wednesday at 10am. The newsletter will then be sent out every Thursday at 8am and resent to non-openers on Sunday at 8am.
If you have any questions, comments, or simply wish to discuss the newsletter, please feel free to talk to me during the week.

Have a blessed day,
Vaughn
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