October 14, 2021
Sunday Schedule:
8:30 am      Premiere of Woodlawn Without Walls Online Service on Facebook and
9:00 am      Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
10:00 am    Adult Sunday School classes 
                   Victory Class - Parlor
                   CATS - 12E
                   Spiritual Quest - 13E
                   ** Wired Word on break

10:00 am    Contemporary Worship in the Worship Center
10:15 am    Children's Church

Woodlawn Office Hours:
8AM - Noon & 1 - 5PM Mon – Thurs
8AM - Noon & 1 - 3PM Fridays
  Phone (316) 788-1507 or email

Covid Precautions: Facemasks are strongly encouraged for everyone in Woodlawn’s building, regardless of vaccination status. Masks may be lifted to eat or drink, but should not be removed.

Please note: The church office will be closed on Friday, October 15.
Simple Gifts: Prayer and Presence
When members join the United Methodist Church, they do so with a vow. “As a member of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service and your witness?”  An affirmative answer makes one a member of the congregation.
Last Sunday we launched our Simple Gifts Stewardship Drive by reading a very familiar story of the feeding of the five thousand. We reflected upon the idea that simple, even meager gifts, placed in Jesus’ hands, are combined to do amazing and even miraculous things.
The simple gifts we offer are more than just our financial contributions. That’s where our membership vows remind us of our promise to faithfully participate in the ministries of the church. This week, we examine the simple gifts of presence and prayer. Our passage of Scripture is once again a fairly familiar story from the life of Jesus, in the home of Martha and Mary found in Luke 10. I hope you can be with us.
Just a reminder, please bring your “Giving Plan” cards to worship this Sunday if you haven’t already returned yours. Communicating your plan to the church assists the Finance Team to create a balanced budget for the coming year.
Until Sunday,

Woodlawn's Weekly Worship is available online on our Facebook Page
HERE), our website (click HERE), and YouTube (click HERE).

“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” – Matthew 19:24
There were many things that Jesus said that were counter-cultural. Throughout our series “Renegade Gospel,” our youth are looking at many of these statements. This week we are going to be talking about one of Jesus’ statements about the rich. In Matthew 19, Jesus tells a rich man that to be perfect he will have to go and sell all of his possessions and give the money to the poor and then ends with the statement about it being easier for a camel to pass through a needle’s eye than for the rich to enter Heaven.
Take a moment to dwell on that statement. Our culture places value on our possessions, and we even gain a sense of security by having more and better stuff. Think about all of the things that you have – your house, car, electronics, and so much more. What would it be like to sell all of those things and give the money to the poor?
As our youth look at this passage this week, take some time to think about how your possessions keep you from your relationship with God and commit to getting rid of some of the excess so that others may benefit.

Bryce Fuhrmann
Youth Director
We’re running quickly into such a fun season with our kids! We have several events coming up, and we’d love for you to attend! Children’s Ministry is decorating a trunk for Trunk or Treat. Would your child like to help decorate our trunk? Contact Caitlin and we will schedule work days! Club 45 and middle school youth are going to Klausmeyer Farm during WOW on Wednesday, October 27. If your child would like to attend, email Caitlin at or stop by the Club 45 room for a permission slip. Parent volunteers are encouraged to attend!! 
Parents: The children's area still needs forms filled out to connect with you and your family. If you have not done so, please use this link to fill out the Google form, and we will make sure your information is up to date.
Job Opening
Woodlawn has an immediate opening for a part-time communications specialist. Hours are flexible, but a weekly deadline must be met. Anyone who enjoys working with digital communications such as video and social media is encouraged to apply. Those with experience in video production and editing are preferred but training is available. Interested applicants may send their resume and a letter of interest to Rev. Lance Carrithers at
Rev. Lance Carrithers   316-347-5506
Rev. Lori Patton Aguilar   on Family Leave
Lois DeWitt   316-788-1507 ext. 0
Rachel Getchell   316-253-5678
Bryce Fuhrmann   317-850-4414 *note area code
Caitlin Ott   316-258-5536
Youth for Christ
YFC’s (Youth for Christ) Mission is to see every young person in every people group in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to become a follower of Jesus Christ and to become a part of a local church. Because the needs and longings of young people are unique to their time, place, and life experience, Youth for Christ always seeks to share the Good News about Jesus in a way that is relevant to them.
YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
Your gift today will help this program continue to help youth in the Wichita area.
Giving remains critical to our church’s mission and ministry. You may mail contributions to the church at 431 S. Woodlawn Blvd. Derby, KS  67037 or
go to and click the “Giving” link to give online.

UMCOR Sunday (July 25) $385   
Victory in the Valley $120
Derby Circles $115
PANDO $270
DCFS $210
Ronald McDonald $130
UMCOR Disaster $610
2022 Giving Plan
Bring your 2022 Giving Plan card to church this Sunday, mail it or drop it by the office.
Weekly announcements can now also be found on our website at
Surviving the Holidays

If you’re feeling lost and hopeless and would rather skip this season altogether after the loss of your loved one, Grief Share’s Surviving the Holidays can help.
This 2-hour event is designed to help you get through this difficult season.
At this event, you’ll:
1. Learn practical tips for navigating this difficult season
2. Hear from others who have made it through the holidays without their loved one
3. Receive a workbook to continue your healing at home
You don’t have to go through the holidays alone. Woodlawn’s Stephen Ministry is hosting a free Surviving the Holidays event on November 7th at 2:00 pm in the

Stop by the Stephen Ministry table on Sunday morning to register, or call the church office.
Help Required on Screens for Contemporary Worship
We need volunteers to be on rotation for screens for the contemporary worship service on Sundays. Volunteers would serve once a month. The position sits in the tech booth behind the computer and follows an order of worship/script that is provided. Training will be provided. 
College Care Announcement
Your donations are needed for College Care packages.  We are collecting snack foods like microwave mac-n-cheese, granola bars, hot chocolate packages, slim jims, microwave popcorn, cheese and crackers and candy.  Donations can be placed outside of the office in the box labeled for "College Care."
New - Women's Study Group Began October 12

A new women's group is meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm in room 12E (the Chapel). They began Oct. 12 so you can still join this study. Led by Karen Riggins, the group will read the book, "Twirl," by Patsy Clairmont and discuss the questions at the end of the chapters. All women are invited to bring their quiet busy work (crocheting, knitting, coloring, needlepoint, etc.).  The goal is to just spend time enjoying each other's company and discussing what is read. 
Coffee Fellowship Time extended
8:45am - 10:00am (Foyer kitchen window)
Overseas Care Packages Update
Overseas Care Packages will not be packed in October. The next packing date is November 4.
Giving Made Easy
There are many ways to give to Woodlawn so that mission and ministries happen, so light bills and salaries are paid. We want to make you aware of some giving options you may not know of or just haven’t thought about in a while. With Christmas approaching, it brings the perfect opportunity to give a little extra to Woodlawn UMC with each gift you purchase online.
Common ways to give:
  • Sunday morning offering – give when you attend a church service
  • Mail a check or drop it by the church office
  • Use the GIVING button on our website
Ways to give when you shop:
Dillons Community Rewards – once you have an account set up on you can link your Dillons card to an organization you designate, and a percentage of what you spend will be donated; you can choose Woodlawn UMC!
Amazon Smiles – When shopping on if you login to Amazon you can designate an organization to which you want a percentage of what you spend to be donated. Woodlawn UMC can be your designated organization
UMC Market Powered by IGive – The United Methodist Church set up a program with retailers throughout the country who will donate a percentage of what you spend shopping online to an organization of your choice. Woodlawn UMC can be your designated organization! Go to or to get started.
iGive is a free service to causes and members. Since 1997, iGive has grown to 350,000+ members supporting 50,000+ causes and raised over $9 Million!
Make your shopping count for a little bit more this Christmas season!
10 days until Pet Pawlooza!!  YAY!!  Come out with your pets and enjoy the day!

We still need volunteers, trunks with pet- and kid-friendly treats, baked pet-friendly treats for our pet cake walk and bake sale. Listed below are the SAFE ingredients:
ALL NATURAL peanut butter, whole wheat, coconut or almond flour, oats, blueberries, apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, honey, canned tuna, chicken and beef if canned in water only, NO added SALT or SPICES. Contact Carla at 316-393-1632 if you need to know what ingredients are pet-friendly.
There's an online sign-up link or there's a sign-up sheet in the Foyer on the Community Board.  

Donations of pet food, treats and any pet items are being accepted in the tub by the office. We will donate these to the agencies who help our community with their pets.
Be sure to watch the KSN news on Friday, 10/22 when they will air a segment about our pet ministry and our Pawlooza event on Saturday, 10/23 from 10 am to 2 pm.
As always, thank you all for your support.
Carla Stroot
and Operation St. Francis
Trunk or Treat is back at Woodlawn, and we are excited!  To decorate a trunk and pass out candy to kids, sign up in the church office! Want to be involved but don't have any decorations for a trunk? We can help! Our children's ministry has decorations/props from past events that we would be happy to loan and which you can expand upon! Candy will be provided.
Join our team of organizers for this event by contacting the church office or emailing Jenah Moody at
Mark your Calendar – WUMC Blood Drive, November 13
Right now, the American Red Cross has an emergency blood shortage. The Red Cross national blood inventory is the lowest it’s been at this time of year since 2015, with less than a day’s supply of certain blood types in recent weeks. The Red Cross is working around the clock to meet the blood needs of hospitals and patients – but can’t do it alone. They need your help!
Woodlawn will hold its next blood drive on November 13. We had 32 people signed up to give at the last drive. Thank you to those who gave. Let’s see if we can increase that number. Blood can be given every 56 days (correction from Oct. 3 newsletter).  See the American Red Cross website for more information on giving blood or to sign up for a drive.
Crackers, applesauce, canned fruit, toothpaste, toilet paper, laundry detergent

For more information about the Derby Food Pantry, visit their new website at
Woodlawn Thrift Shop
Open Thursday - Saturday
9am - 2pm
103 N. Baltimore
For the safety of you and others, we highly recommend wearing masks at this time. We continue to sanitize work areas and the front desk as well as door knobs after each shift.
Current Stage: Yellow
For more information on Woodlawn's reopening plan, visit our website by clicking this link:
This Week at Woodlawn
Thursday- October 14
8:00p    AA
Woodlawn Worship Services

 6:30p   High School Youth Group
 8:00p   AA
 6:00p   Boy Scouts
 6:30p   Cub Scouts
 8:00p   AA 
9:00a    Food Pantry
10:00a  Morning Circle
5:30p    Stephen Ministry Training
1:00p    Al-Anon
2:00p   Joy Circle
6:00p    WOW (Children & MS Youth)
7:00p    Chancel Choir
8:00p    Praise Band Rehearsal
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October 4 - October 10 Giving
General: $25,668
Capital:   $705

Last Month (September)
General Giving:       $40,063
Other Misc Income: $1,198
General Expenses:  $53,537
               Shortage: - $12,276
Capital Giving:          $4,557

YTD through September

General Donations:   $386,777
Cares Loan Funds:    $97,215
Other Misc Income:   $11,472
General Expenses:    $487,297

                 Surplus:     $8,167
Capital Giving:           $58,201
Note: Other Misc Income includes funds from 2019 Carryover, Bank Interest, Building use and Endowment Dividends.
Without the funds from the
CARES Loan our
YTD General Fund Balance
  would be -$89,048  
Move A Mountain
Income YTD through August:   $149,007
August Mortgage Payment:   
Loan Balance as of Sept 30, 2021: $686,922

Attendance October 10
9:00 Traditional: 91
10:45 Contemporary: 71

Ken Yeoman passed away in the early hours Tuesday, following a heart attack Sunday. Prayers of comfort are asked for wife, Sherree, and their children, Leslie Spiers and Harvey Yeoman, and grandson Shane Spiers. Arrangements for a private family service are being made.

Please hold the Wierwille family in your prayers.  Bob and Elsie’s grandson, Larry Lee Wierwille, passed away unexpectedly this week prior to having heart surgery. Their granddaughter, (Derek Wierwille’s sister) Amy Wierwille is in Kansas Medical Center and is in very serious condition with a virus (non-Covid).  She is on life support.

Joyce & Duane Mikesell ask your continued prayers as Joyce goes in for several test. Please lift prayers that the information they receive is helpful and positive.
Joyce & Duane also ask prayers for Joyce’s brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Pat, as Pat begins chemo treatments.
Janet McElroy requests your prayers for her mother and their family.  Janet’s mother fell in her home 2 weeks ago, and since being in the hospital and a rehab facility, they now have to find and place her in a skilled nursing facility.  She will not be able to return home.  Please lift prayers for the McElroy’s as they have to make many decisions, and for her mother, that she will somehow understand and she will be at peace. 
Tammy Cuadra asks your prayers for her son, Chris, and her grandsons for a tough situation they are dealing with. 

Tammy Cuadra also asks that you continue to pray for her sister, Andrea, and her family.
Please continue prayers for Sharyon Miller who had back surgery on Monday, October 11. Surgery went well. It was a little more extensive than planned but she came thru it well and will stay in the hospital for a few days. Sharyon said, “Thank you for all the prayers!” Please continue prayers her husband, Jim, as well.
H.D. McCarty was able to return home Oct. 10. Please continue prayers as he begins his recovery.
Don and Kay Layton left for Denver for Kay’s appointment at National Jewish Health. Please pray for their travel and for Kay’s time at NJH over the remainder of this week and next week.
Myrna Perry’s surgery, October 12, to repair her shoulder went well. She was able to return home after surgery. Prayers for recovery are asked.

If you, or someone you know, has a joy, a concern, or just needs prayers, send to or call the church office at 788-1507.

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