Your Weekly News and Updates for July 26, 2021
WORSHIP
Services can be viewed live at 9:30am on Facebook AND YouTube, or afterwards with the links found on the website and weekly emails.

If you were unable to join us yesterday, you can find the link to Sunday's service by clicking HERE.

Live the Adventure: Seeking Wisdom
1 Kings 2: 10-11, 3: 6-14
JOIN US FOR HYBRID WORSHIP!
All are welcome! Sign Ups are no longer required for worship. We have enough space for our summer crowd to still gather inside and practice physical distance from others. 

We've made a slight change in our mask mandate for worship at WPUMC--starting yesterday (7/18), we have lifted the requirement for vaccinated individuals to wear masks in the sanctuary. We had been still requiring them, especially for singing, as the bio-aerosols emitted during have a high risk of spreading the COVID virus.  

However, because our in-person attendance in the summer is lower, there is plenty of space between family groupings, and because our swamp cooler and bell tower fan system disperse the air in the sanctuary--we have decided to trust the science that says that vaccinated individuals are at very low risk, even unmasked.  


Please note that we still require masks for unvaccinated teens and adults.  

Additionally, when the weather is nice, we will encourage BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee) Fellowship time after worship in the courtyard!
7/27 Food Trucks will be Rag Tag Bistro and Kona Ice
PALISADE PEACH FUNDRAISER
Once again, we will be collaborating with Noland Orchards to provide delicious Palisade Peaches for our fundraiser. Twenty pound boxes will be sold for $37 and contain about 38-40 peaches. Print this order form or click the button below to place your order online by Friday, August 6th. Peaches will be available for pick up on
Sunday, August 22nd from 11 am.-1 pm.

*We are looking for volunteers to help unload the peaches on Aug 21st and distribute them on Aug 22. Contact the church office if you'd like to help!
#adventureswithjesus BINGO!
Join us in connecting with one another over the summer by submitting your photos of you/your family with inflatable Jesus. To send your pictures or request an inflatable Jesus, email Rev. Sandi at pastor@washparkumc.org

This year, we're adding a BINGO card into the mix -- with prizes to be presented on Rally Day, September 12th. Additionally, we are taking up a collection for the grand prize . . to be awarded to the local non-profit or mission of the winner's choosing. Help us "fill the bucket" with your spare change - you can send in donations to the church as well. 
Children's Ministry
Vacation Bible School Summer 2021
We are pleased and excited to announce that Washington Park United Methodist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School ( VBS) this summer. With much discussion, planning and educating ourselves with COVID-19 safety standards and precautions, we feel secure and safe in hosting VBS for kids this summer in our church. We have had a successful preschool year and will use standards and precautions outlined by the state as we did so with the preschool program. Here are the highlights

 Knights of the North Castle
 August 2nd-6th
 M-Th 9:00-11:30, F 9:00-12:15 
 Age: 3(potty trained) through completed 6th grade.

Registration is on the church website, washparkumc.org. Cost is $40 per child with sibling discounts of $5 less per child. Please consider having your child(ren) spend some time with us this summer.    
BETA TESTERS FOR ONLINE USHERING NEEDED!

As we look toward the fall and continued in-person and online worship--we need your help! We need "beta testers" for an experiment in online ushering/hosting of our worship services. We're looking for people to be willing to chat on Facebook and Youtube during our live stream and helping provide hospitality and follow-up for our online congregation.  

If you're interested, please contact Rev. Sandi at pastor@washparkumc.org or Rev. Jamielee at assocpastor@washparkumc.org
Blessing of the Backpacks
Have your kiddos bring their backpacks to church on August 22nd and receive a blessing and special keychain.
Need Auction Items for Upcoming Fun Event
We’d like to add a little fun to the fall and raise some money for Habitat for Humanity at the same time. In September, we will conduct a small online auction with the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. During the auction, a link will be distributed through the newsletters, the church website, and other church communications. You will click the link, scroll through a description of the items, register, and place a bid on your favorite gift certificates, items, and excursions. The highest bidder will win and purchase the auction item! Some of the items donated so far include:
· A weekend in a 2,050 square foot mountain modern home located in the idyllic setting of Summit Sky Ranch in Silverthorne, CO
· A beautiful handmade sculpture for your yard
· An evening of background music for your event by Steve Bondy
· A 3 or 4 night stay in a beautiful ski in/out 4 bedroom townhome that backs up to national forest in Warrior's Mark, Breckenridge, CO
·A Saturday behind-the-scenes tour of Channel 9 and meeting some of the broadcasters of Channel 9
· Delightful art handmade by children in our Vacation Bible School
· Up to 5 nights stay in a one-of-a-kind, private Breckenridge/Blue River 4 bedroom house adjacent to wetlands, national forest trails with views of Mt. Quandry (14,265 feet),
·        Stay at a lovely Vail condominium offering expansive alpine views and the perfect mountain hideaway
We are still looking for auction items! Are you willing to offer tickets to a local event, a gift card to one of your favorite places, a gift basket filled with homemade treats or wine, or a special outing? If you are able to donate something for the auction, please contact Carol Nelson at 303.810.4635 or at customtrainingllc@q.com.
We look forward to a fun event. Thanks for your support!!