June 24, 2021
Sunday Schedule:
8:30 am      Premiere of Woodlawn Without Walls Online Service on Facebook and
9:00 am      Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary 
9:45 am       Adult Sunday School classes 
                   3rd Grade Class in Children’s Wing at Woodlawn
10:45 am    Contemporary Worship in the Worship Center
11:00 am    Children - Wiggles & Worship
Woodlawn Office Hours:
8AM - Noon & 1 - 5PM Mon – Thurs; and 8AM - Noon & 1 - 3PM Fridays.
  Phone (316) 788-1507 or email

The church office will be closed Monday, July 5
Woodlawn Without Walls
What a fantastic week we have been having here at the church. The halls are filled with children laughing, singing and learning about how to Armor up with God for Vacation Bible School! In worship the past two weeks we have been preparing for Vacation Bible School with our Armor of God sermon series. We have been learning how the armor of God equips us for our journey of discipleship.
Our first Sunday we focused on our discipleship call to stand up to injustice and how the Belt of Truth and Breast Plate of righteousness equip us to suit up, stand up and persevere as we stand up for justice and truth.

Last Sunday we talked about the our discipleship call to follow God! And how our Shoes of Peace and Shield of Faith can guide us and protect us from doubts, fears and anxieties as we share the Good News!

This Sunday, in the 9:00am service, we will conclude our worship series as we focus on the last two pieces in our suit of Armor: the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit.

And in the 10:45am service, in the Worship Center, you won’t want to miss the VBS celebration! There will be songs, dancing and many lessons shared from the children. If you can’t make it at 10:45 on Sunday, don’t worry, there will be a Vacation Bible School celebration video shared Sunday on both Facebook and YouTube.
Hope you will join us in celebrating a wonderful Vacation Bible School for 2021.
Pastor Lori

Lori Patton Aguilar
Associate Pastor
Woodlawn's Weekly Worship is available online on our Facebook Page
(click HERE), our website at (click HERE), and YouTube (click HERE).
“Jesus answered, The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 
Mark 12:29-31
This week our youth have an amazing opportunity to love our neighbors.  We will be partnering with a number of other UMC youth groups from around the Wichita area to serve in a mission week with those in need right here in our own community.  We will be painting houses, building wheelchair ramps, serving at UM Open Door, and doing many other projects in Wichita and the surrounding area. 
As we serve, we are going to focus on loving our neighbor in our opening and closing worship times as we learn to truly love our neighbor.  As you are out and about this week, be on the lookout for teams of youth serving in a variety of projects.  By Thursday, they will be pretty easy to spot in bright neon green shirts and masks!  As they engage in work in our own backyard, pray for them and seek out ways that you, too, can love your neighbors.

Bryce Fuhrmann
Youth Director
This year was my first official year being the director of VBS. To say I was nervous would be an understatement!  I wanted so badly for the week to go smoothly, volunteers to have everything they need, and for all the kids to leave here with smiles on their faces. I definitely underestimated just how much work goes into making VBS week a success.
My team and I have spent countless hours preparing lessons, making decorations, and recruiting volunteers. This week would not have been possible without everyone listed below!  All the volunteers and the kids made VBS an AMAZING week!  Also, a big shout out to Lois Dewitt, our administration assistant in the office! I appreciate all her help and for making my job easier! 
THANK YOU all so much!!!!  Please read the list below, and if you see one of them, tell them thank you!  VBS is busy and can be a hectic week.  So I appreciate all their hard work and dedication!!

Jenna Roskilly
Children's Director
VBS Volunteers & Staff
Jenna Roskilly- Director of Children’s Ministry
Janet Postier- Early Childhood Coordinator
Caitlyn Ott- Preschool Bible Lesson
Kelly Snead- Preschool Snack
Karen Riggins- Preschool Crafts
Hannah Postier- Preschool Music
Nancy Powers- Preschool Science
Stephanie Fuhrmann- 3 year old guide
Kendra Beauchamp- 3 year old guide
Brook Reynolds- 4 year old guide
Kristen Brown- 4 year old guide
Stacy Hicks- Kindergarten guide
Tammie Brooks- Kindergarten guide
Greg Mitchell- Sparky and Elementary Science
Harvey Yeoman- Sparky
Phyllis Provost-Saas- Elementary Bible Lesson
CJ Wilson- Elementary Games
Stephanie Johnson- Elementary Snack
Betsy Towns- Elementary Crafts
Jenah Moody- Assembly Leader
Marlys Burke- First grade guide
Rhonda Buttel- First grade guide
Lauren Towns- Second grade guide
Josh Smith- Third grade guide
Debbie Rogers- Club 45 guide
Mercedes Marsh- Club 45 guide
Morgan McComas- Club 45 guide
Rachel Getchell- Registration table
Sherry Locke- T-shirt table
Bryce Fuhrmann- Sound and lights
Linda Bridgman- Volunteer snacks
Myrna Perry- Volunteer snacks
Judy Stover- Volunteer snacks
Youth Volunteers
Ashlyn Snead- Preschool Snack and Craft helper
Lauren Snead- Preschool Snack and Craft helper
Sara Smith- Kindergarten guide
Rylee Silva- 3 year old guide
Shelby Getchell- 4 year old guide
Sunnie Getchell- Elementary Crafts
Broc Wilson- Elementary games
Blake Johnson- Elementary Snacks
Caroline Lawson- Elementary Snacks
Lucy Daniel- Elementary Music and Club 45 guide
Lexi Silva- Second grade guide
Hayden Clark- third grade guide
Lizzy Burke- Elementary Science
Rylee Brooks- Kindergarten guide
Breckin Roberson- Preschool Science

Amazing Decoration Crew
Sarah Brown
Janet Postier
Hannah Postier
Jenah Moody
Katie Antholz-Mitchell
Kristen Brown
Jenna Roskilly
John Patton Aguilar

Sip and Clip Group:
                Dora and Joe Shook
                Myrna Perry
                Linda Bridgman
                Claudia Peebler
                Betsy Towns
Rev. Lance Carrithers   316-347-5506
Rev. Lori Patton Aguilar   785-338-1944
Lois DeWitt   316-788-1507 ext. 0
Rachel Getchell   316-253-5678
Bryce Fuhrmann   317-850-4414 *note area code
Jenna Roskilly   316-250-9888
Moment for Mission

Operation Back to School
School Supplies

Operation Back to School provides approximately 350 students in the Derby USD 260 school district with a backpack and supplies for the start of the new school year. In 2020 the pandemic made this mission even more challenging as we were unable to collect donated backpacks and supplies, and everything had to be purchased.
We appreciate your generosity a few weeks ago with our Moment for Mission for backpacks.  This week, our focus is on purchasing school supplies to fill those backpacks!  You can help Operation Back to School by making a donation for our Moment for Mission for the needed supplies. 
This mission is a blessing to our students, congregation and our Derby community! Woodlawn would  be unable to serve so many students without your ongoing support and love. Thank you again for supporting our Derby students!
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.

SoCe $305
Angel House $755
Jack & Jill Scholarships $246
Youth Mission trip $57
Snack Packs $130
Weekly announcements can now also be found on our website at
Woodlawn Changes Mask Policy
Woodlawn’s Reopening Team determined that Woodlawn UMC will no longer require face masks in the church building for anyone who is fully vaccinated. 

The Big Vax Cash Giveaway Coming July 9
Get your SHOT at winning one of 12 CASH prizes up to $500 by getting your first Covid vaccine on Friday, July 9, at the Derby Public Library Community Room between 2 and 7 pm.
A total of $2000 in cash will be given away to those who receive either their first Pfizer Vaccine or the Johnson and Johnson single dose vaccine at the clinic on July 9. Ten $100 prizes and two $500 prizes will be given away that day. The odds of winning will be determined by the number of persons getting vaccinated on that day. For example, if 48 people show up to be vaccinated, then your odds of winning are 1 in 4!
The Vaccine clinic is a partnership of Damm Pharmacies and Woodlawn United Methodist Church, as part of the Kansas Beats the Virus Project led by the Kansas Leadership Center. The Derby Recreation Center and Derby Public Library are also partnering to provide a place for the clinic and transportation.
More information is available by phoning Derby Drug, a Damm Pharmacy, at 316-788-6669. 
Operation Back to School
It is that time of year again to start looking for backpacks to help the USD 260 students as they begin school this fall. Backpacks for all ages are needed, including larger sizes for the older kids. Backpacks can be dropped off in the church office during regular office hours. Backpacks are needed by enrollment time and will be packed mid-July, as school begins August 11, 2021.
Come one, come all! Wear your Red and white and your blue jeans and join us for one outdoor Worship service at 10am on Sunday, July 4. We will worship on the south lawn between the Youth Center and Jack and Jill. You won’t want to miss the music. The praise band and the choir will perform selected pieces as well as an awesome collaboration piece together!

Bring your lawn chairs and pop up tents if you’d like some shade. We will have water available as you arrive and ice pops for refreshments after service.
Food Pantry Needs - June & July
The DCFS Food Pantry would appreciate donations of the following items for the remainder of June and July: toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, syrup, pudding, jello, sloppy joe sauce, canned chili and peanut butter. 
Thank you for all your donations to the DCFS Food Pantry. We are blessed to be so well supported allowing us to provide food and hygiene items to families in need in our community.
Thrift Shop News
The Woodlawn Thrift Shop is stocked for summer. They are open Thursday thru Saturday, 9am-2pm. They continue to accept gently used donations. 

Thrift Shop will no longer require face masks for anyone who is fully vaccinated. They will continue to ask their customers to maintain a social distance. They thank their volunteers and customers for their support and patience over the past months.
Operation St. Francis
A new ministry is beginning in Derby to help our community reunite with lost pets! This ministry seeks to provide low cost microchipping and provide information about low cost veterinary services and pet supplies.
Their first event will be an open air market for pet families to receive discounted services, products and education. It will be held outdoors at Woodlawn UMC on Saturday, June 26th from 8 am to 1 pm.  Animal Control will be on site to answer questions and provide safety tips for use during 4th of July.

Discounted and free services that day will be:
$10 microchipping, $10 nail clippings, $5 to $10 baths (based on size of animal), food pantry, basic exams by a vet tech and free dog training. Dog and cat rescue groups will have adoptable pets available, and there will be a blessing of the animals.  A list of all participating agencies will be available soon.
The group is also seeking donations of pet food and supplies that will be used to supplement homeless and low income residents who have pets. A donation box will be available at Woodlawn starting June 2.

Contact Carla Stroot at 316-393-1632 if you would like to help.
Coffee Fellowship Time has returned to Woodlawn!
The reopening team has determined that coffee service can resume. Servers will take a few additional precautions such as: wearing masks and gloves while providing food and beverage service.

Two fellowship time slots:
9:30am-10:00am (Foyer kitchen window)
10:30am-11:00am (Worship Center kitchen window)
Stephen Ministry
Do you feel God has forgotten about you in all the Covid despair?  Stephen Ministers are available to help you deal with all your feelings about the crazy days Covid has brought to our world. Whether you are grieving losses, feeling anxious, or financially impacted, Stephen Ministers are here to help.
Call Stephen Leader Kelly Gifford at 316 708 0961 to be matched with a Stephen Minister for confidential care through the despair in your life.
Grow in the Lord
The more you focus on doing God’s work, the more satisfaction you will find. If you’re looking for opportunities to serve, consider training as a Stephen Minister! By helping others, you will help God’s kingdom grow—while growing yourself. For more information about Stephen Ministry, contact Connie Sneeringer @ 316-737-1793 or Roylene Klein @ 316-250-0135 today.  Applications are available in the church office.  Training will begin September 14th.
 UM Open Door: Urgent Help Needed
Dear Friends and Colleagues –
Recently Open Door had an unexpected staff vacancy in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. This program serves individuals 60+ years of age who have a household income at or below 130% of Federal Poverty Guidelines a monthly box of food. The vacancy of the position has left us in desperate need for help. If you would be willing to drive the agency van to deliver food to a homebound elder, we need you! Each month an average of just under 400 elders (you won’t have to do all of them) receive a home delivery in Sedgwick County. We are also in need of specialized help from someone who has forklift experience and willing to come help us in the warehouse with unloading trucks, picking pallets of food off shelving, packing boxes, etc.  Do you have those skills or do you know someone who does and has some time to help? Please reach out to Tim Stead, Coordinator of Volunteers, at or call LouAnn at 267-0511.  We need to cover these responsibilities until we can hire a new staff person. However, if you find you love the work, we could use some on-going drivers and warehouse support for staff.
I hope you will join me in prayer for the right people to come forward to lend us the time and talent we need to serve the elders in our community.
Warm Regards,
Deann Smith
Executive Director/ United Methodist Open Door
P.O. Box 2756 / 402 E. Second St. North
Wichita, KS 67201 – 2756
Blood Drive - August 23
Sign-up Today!

Monday August 23, from 12:00pm until 6:00pm, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Woodlawn. To give this "Gift of Life" you can sign up at by clicking on the following link Enter woodlawnumc as the site code. You can also call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) to sign up.
Anyone 17yrs and older can give blood. A consent form is available in the office for youth 16yrs old that wish to give blood.

COVID-19 Testing

Sedgwick County Health Department offers No-cost, Walk-in COVID-19 testing for Sedgwick County residents who would like to be tested. This includes people with or without COVID-19 symptoms and is available at the Sedgwick County Park, Sunflower Shelter, 6501 W 21st St, Wichita, KS 67205.

Walk-ins are welcome from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Enter off 13th St. and follow the signs located in the park.

COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

Residents in south-central Kansas, including Sedgwick County, are asked to complete an anonymous survey. This voluntary, on-line survey will take five to ten minutes to complete and is available at:
Survey responses will help inform SCHD in planning COVID-19 vaccine activities. The survey does not collect identifiable information.

Current Stage: Yellow
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June 14-20 Giving
General: $9,786
Capital:   $1,671

Last Month (May)
General Giving:       $43,403
Other Misc Income: $1,337
General Expenses:  $54,982
               Shortage:   - $10,242
Capital Giving:         $5,434

YTD through May

General Donations:   $217,256
Cares Loan Funds:    $97,215
Other Misc Income:   $5,591
General Expenses:    $270,321

                 Surplus:     $49,742
Capital Giving:           $35,665
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 -$47,743          
Move A Mountain
Income YTD through May:   $83,503
April Mortgage Payment:     $21,360
Loan Balance as of 5-31-21: $723,758

Attendance June 20
9:00 Traditional: 99
10:45 Contemporary: 67

Please keep Ann Jeffries in your prayers for healing as she has vascular surgery on her legs on June 25 and a second surgery on July 9.
Steve & Kim Calhoun relayed that their new grandson was able to go home after 10 days in the NICU. Please continue prayers for baby Clayton as he grows and gains strength.
Barb Chambers was able to move to Derby Rehab to continue her recuperation. Please continue prayers for healing. Barb Chambers appreciates continued prayers as she receives treatment and therapy at Derby Rehab.
Kay Layton appreciates continued prayers as she receives treatment for her illness.

Marianne Scripp was able to return home from Derby Rehab! Please continue prayers of healing as she recuperates.

Please continue prayers for all those who are receiving medical treatment and for those who have unspoken concerns.

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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