Thursday, October 31st, 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.
Upcoming Events
Halloween Festival (TONIGHT!)
The Church in the Wildwood is partnering with our friends over at the Sallie Bush Community Building and the Pikes Peak Chamber of Commerce to do a Halloween Festival tonight from 6pm to 8pm. This year's theme will be a "Pirate Halloween"
Veterans Day
Church in the Wildwood will celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday 11/3. We will have Breakfast upstairs in Tatter Hall from 0900 to 1030. We have a special service planned for 1030, including guest speaker Clark H. Risner (COL, USAF (ret)).
Military Memorabilia will be displayed during breakfast. Names of departed veterans can be submitted during breakfast, and will be read in the worship service at 1030 as part of the Remembrance Table Ceremony honoring those lost.
On Monday, November 11 at 2:00 pm there will be a Veterans Day Program at Ute Pass Elementary. Check out https://upe.mssd14.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=57621&pageId=57641&contextId.9724=57692&parentId.9724=57693&returnTo=57693&objectId.9724=25195800&currentDate=2019-11-01&view=monthly for more details.
Daylight Savings Time
It's that time of year again. On November 3, 2019 we celebrate Daylight Savings Time ending. When it reaches Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 3, 2019, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 3, 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning. Don't worry if you forget and show up at 9:30 instead of 10:30, you can always join the Choir for practice.
Ongoing Events
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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Scripture Study with Rev. Darlene
Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Join Rev. Darlene and others in the Charles A Kremenak Memorial Library in the Narthex for conversation about the Bible, on Wednesdays from 11am to 12pm. 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 Sanctuary, in the Prayer Nook, during the week. It's moved on Sunday to the table in the Entry Hall. Every Sunday it will be read aloud during worship.
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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
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.
Tae-Kwon-Do
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. Pre-registration is required attend classes.
Support Our Mission Efforts
Wildwood Food Pantry:
  • Our Food Pantry and Community Meal is on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesday of each month. (Next One = October 8th)
  • At this time our major needs are: Mac and cheese, Pasta sauce, and Canned soup.
  • We also need: Canned fruit, Crackers, Instant potatoes, and Cornbread mix.
Westside Cares:
  • Bring in your empty prescription bottles for WSC. They are used by them to provide laundry soap and other supplies to their Neighbors. You do not need to remove the adhesive from the outside of the bottles. The collection basket is on the table in the Entry Hal
Sisters Helping Sisters:
Wildwood Women’s Soup Supper & Service Project
Next Date: TBD
Location: Tatter Hall

Enjoy the company of kindred spirits on a mission as we join together to make washable feminine hygiene pads for the non profit, Days for Girls International. https://www.daysforgirls.org 
• Come when you can, stay as long as you can!
• Please bring a soup, salad, bread or dessert to share
• Ages 9 and up are welcome ~ invite friends! 
No sewing experience needed
RSVP Please sign- up on sheet outside the sanctuary or call, text or email Jane Scanlon,(515)991-7412.  jane.scanlon6@gmail.com
10 Day Wildwood Calendar
Thursday, October 31                       Office Open (Vaughn then Darlene)
 10 : 00  –  11 : 00 a.m.                    T.O.P.S. group meets, here
   3 : 00  –    4 : 00 p.m.                    Tae-Kwon-Do Class for Ages 4 to 12
   4 : 00  –    5 : 00 p.m.                    Tae-Kwon-Do Class for Ages 12 & up
   6 : 00  –    7 : 00 p.m.                    Yoga with Beth Knox (719-213-0848) (On Hold)
   6 : 00  –    7 : 00 p.m.                    Bell Choir practice
   7 : 00  –    8 : 00 p.m.                    Chancel Choir practice
Friday, November 1                          Office Open (Vaughn)
Saturday, November 2                     Office Closed
Reminder! Daylight Savings Time Ends!
Sunday, November 3                       Veterans Day Service
 10 : 30 a.m.                                        Worship
 11 : 45 a.m.                                        Fellowship in Tatter Hall
Monday, November 4                      Office Open (Darlene)
   9 : 00  –  10 : 00 a.m.                    Yoga with Beth Knox (719-213-0848)
Tuesday, November 5                      Office Open (Vaughn then Darlene)
   3 : 00  –    4 : 00 p.m.                    Tae-Kwon-Do Class for Ages 4 to 12
   4 : 00  –    5 : 00 p.m.                    Tae-Kwon-Do Class for Ages 12 & up
   6 : 00  –    8 : 00 p.m.                    Wildwood Food Pantry and Community Meal
Wednesday, November 6               Office Open (Vaughn and Darlene)
 11 : 00  –  12 : 00 a.m.                    Scripture Study with Rev. Darlene
Thursday, November 7                     Office Open (Vaughn then Darlene)
 10 : 00  –  11 : 00 a.m.                    T.O.P.S. group meets, here
   3 : 00  –    4 : 00 p.m.                    Tae-Kwon-Do Class for Ages 4 to 12
   4 : 00  –    5 : 00 p.m.                    Tae-Kwon-Do Class for Ages 12 & up
   6 : 00  –    7 : 00 p.m.                    Yoga with Beth Knox (719-213-0848) (On Hold)
   6 : 00  –    7 : 00 p.m.                    Bell Choir practice
   7 : 00  –    8 : 00 p.m.                    Chancel Choir practice
Friday, November 8                          Office Open (Vaughn)
Saturday, November 9                     Office Closed
Sunday, November 10
 10 : 30 a.m.                                        Worship and Communion
 11 : 45 a.m.                                        Fellowship in Tatter Hall
Upcoming Events
Congregational Meeting
Our next Congregational Meeting will be on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 immediately after church. If you are a voting member, please plan to attend.
Other Upcoming Dates to Note
  • Halloween - Thursday, October 31st, 2019
  • All Saints' Day - Friday, November 1st, 2019
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends - Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
  • Veterans Day - Monday, November 11th, 2019
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28th, 2019
  • Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
  • New Year's Eve - Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
Potluck
Potluck Reminder
Our next Potluck will be on November 17 at 11:45. This month's theme is "Thanksgiving". See Craig for details.
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.
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Words from the editor
Moving towards the 21st Century
From time to time, we (The Church in the Wildwood) make changes to bring us closer to the 21st century. Today's big change is our online calendar. Before today, we simply copy and pasted the calendar from the weekly bulletin to the website. While it worked, it really didn't utilize that space well. Starting today, we are using a Google Calendar. This will allow us to put up more than a weeks worth of information at a time. It also allows you to add our calendar to your personal calendar. If you have any questions about the change, please feel free to talk to me in person or via email.
Vaughn
Editor-in-chief
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