July 15, 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
Woodlawn Without Walls
This Is US…We Are United

Tuesday I was able to join many of our Woodlawn youth and children at Camp Horizon.  It was an absolutely beautiful day, and seeing our kids once again enjoying God’s beautiful creation, having great fun, and learning about their faith at camp was such a blessing!
Last week we kicked off our new summer worship series, “This Is US,” based on the popular television drama of the same name. Through July and much of August, we’ll be reading the book of Ephesians in the New Testament, and discovering what this short epistle has to teach us about living as God’s own adopted family.

What does it mean to consider ourselves far more than just followers of a certain religion, practitioners of a certain faith? Family runs deeper than that…to say “you’re family” is one of the greatest compliments we could ever give to a friend. And yet, according to Ephesians, that’s exactly what God is saying to each of us. “You’re family.” Let that sink in.

My second message in this series is “We Are United.” Members of a family don’t always agree; sometimes they even fuss a little (or a lot!). They don’t always live in close proximity with one another, but there is always something that holds family together. The same is true of the Christian family…those adopted as God’s children through Jesus. We’ll also watch a clip or two from “This Is Us” to see how the Pearson family helps us understand these biblical themes.

I hope you’ll join us!  Until Sunday….

John and I want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful baby shower last Saturday! Thank you to those who helped plan and coordinate, for all those who attended and all the well wishes from those who could not attend. It was such a lovely time and we are so blessed to have our little one surrounded in such care here at Woodlawn. Thank you for your words of support as we excitedly wait to meet our little boy :)

Pastor Lori
Lori Patton Aguilar
Associate Pastor
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“Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:30-31
This week we had a Woodlawn day at Camp Horizon.  It was a wonderful opportunity to be in a sacred space with kids and children of all ages from Woodlawn.  While there, we had plenty of opportunity for fun – water kickball, baseball in the pool, human foosball, ga-ga ball, mystery trails, and wagon rides were just a few activities that our children and youth had a chance to enjoy. 
But, of course, it was not all just fun and games.  While there, we spent time learning from the book of Isaiah as we talked about the need that we have to rest and recharge – both physically and spiritually.  After all, the call to rest comes from the very beginning in the story of creation.  But I love the way that Isaiah talks about the opportunity to recharge our bodies – with God lifting us up with wings like eagles.  During our Bible Study time, this is precisely what we had the chance to do as we spent time in the new prayer garden at Horizon.  Our youth and children were encouraged to just spend time with God in prayer through a variety of activities such as a disagreement well, in which they picked up a stone to represent people that they were having disagreement with and then released it into the well to illustrate letting go of the conflict. 
It truly was an amazing day and after our time of recharging, I encourage you to also take time to rest and recharge your own body, both physically and spiritually.

Bryce Fuhrmann
Youth Director
A Word from Our Children's Director
This week Bryce Fuhrmann and I got to spend the day at Camp Horizon with over 40 kids. It was a day filled with scavenger hunts, hikes, swimming, laughter, and getting closer to God. The staff at camp did an amazing job with the kids and youth! I know we all went home exhausted, but also filled with God’s love and spirit!
I also want to take a moment to thank all my parent volunteers that stayed to help with the elementary group and Club 45 group. Thank you Tammie Brooks, Erika Koch, Anne Lee, Janet Postier, and Rhonda Buttel!! I appreciate you all so much! Without your help, this day couldn’t have happened!

Jenna Roskilly
Children's Director
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
Open Door

United Methodist Open Door began in 1965 as United Methodist Urban Ministry of Wichita. One of the many services offered at Open Door is a noon meal at the Homeless Resource Center for the men and women in need. Volunteers from WUMC donate food and prepare and serve a meal on the 4th Thursday each month for approximately 130-150 guests.
Our monthly meal stays the same – macaroni and cheese, ham, salad, rolls, and cookies. To put the monthly quantities into perspective, we serve approximately 57 pounds of macaroni and cheese, 36 pounds of ham, 9 pounds of salad, 4 pounds of tomatoes, 144 rolls, and 312 cookies!  
Today’s mission offering will be used to provide the meat and any additional items that are needed to complete the monthly meals.  We appreciate your support of this worthwhile mission, as do the guests that we serve each month.
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.

Funeral Dinners $280
Peace with Justice $220
Operation Back to School $832
USD 260 Summer Lunches $155

Giving Statements - Jan thru June
Giving Statements were emailed out on July 7. If you do not find yours in your Inbox, please check your spam folder. If you still do not find it, contact Rachel Getchell, or call the church office at 788-1507.
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. 
Open Door Drop-In Center
Woodlawn volunteers will serve a hot lunch at Open Door on Thursday, July 22.  A sign-up sheet for donating food items and for signing up to help prepare and/or serve is on the table outside the church office.  We hope you will consider helping with this worthwhile mission, either by donating items or volunteering to help serve.  The timeframe involved on Thursday is from 10AM – 12:30PM.  The guests we serve are very appreciative of this hearty lunch.  Thank you!!
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.

Goal = 350 backpacks          
Current count = 60 backpacks donated 
                         + 288 purchased

     Total count = 348

We are still taking donations - Bring yours by the church office this week or on Sunday! We want to ensure all kids that need a backpack get one.
Thank you for all your support!!
College Care Gearing Up for Fall

Attention College Students and Families – it’s time for college students to be heading back to school or moving to new addresses. The College Care team is needing updated information for each student. Please email information to Sarah Brown at or text information to 316-573-7981

The following information is needed:
Student’s name
College/Trade school attending
Email address
Phone number. 

Care packages will be sent for Fall Semester and Spring Semester.
Substitute Teachers Needed

Do you love working with young children? Jack and Jill Preschool is looking for substitute teachers. We will provide you with the training you need. School hours are 8:30 am - 3 pm Monday through Friday. The days with the biggest need are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. If you are interested and would like to hear more about this position, contact Karen Riggins at or at (316) 788-3797.
Food Pantry Needs
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.

DCFS can always use volunteers. We could especially use someone to take calls on the DCFS cell phone to setup appointments for food and utility assistance. Right now we only have two volunteers to take calls and we normally have at least four.
A special thank you to all the volunteers who work at Woodlawn’s Thrift Shop and to anyone who has been or is a current volunteer for DCFS.

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.
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)
Cookies Needed

The Hospitality Team welcomes donations of store-bought cookies for our Sunday morning coffee window and Fellowship Time. Cookie donations should be labeled for Fellowship Time and can be dropped off in the church kitchen anytime during the week. Thanks so much!

"Coffee's on Me!"
We often have flowers on the alter for Sunday’s service in honor of a special day, celebration of a person or in memory of a loved one. This signup sheet is available in the office and has many openings if you would like to purchase the alter flowers for either the traditional or the contemporary service.

There is now another option to celebrate with your Woodlawn family on Sunday mornings: “Coffee’s on me!” You can cover the cost of coffee Sunday morning to honor or celebrate an occasion. Coffee costs about $35 per Sunday. Signup is also available in the office. 
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.
Expressing Christ’s Care for Others
Stephen Ministers bring distinctively Christian care to those in need. They express Christ’s care for others by listening and comforting, calling on their training and employing the tools of faith. If this description interests you, consider joining our next training class starting September 14th — contact Roylene Klein @ 316-250-0135 or Connie Sneeringer @ 316-737-1793 to learn more.  Applications are available in the church office.
Blood Drive - August 23
Sign-up Today!
You may have heard - there is a severe shortage of blood available to hospitals right now. Your help is asked to meet this need. 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.
Current Stage: Yellow
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July 5 - 11 Giving
General: $11,372
Capital:   $1,425

Last Month (June)
General Giving:       $42,390
Other Misc Income: $1,114
General Expenses:  $55,326
               Shortage: - $11,822
Capital Giving:          $5,674

YTD through June

General Donations:   $259,646
Cares Loan Funds:    $97,215
Other Misc Income:   $6,706
General Expenses:    $325,646

                 Surplus:     $37,920
Capital Giving:           $40,509
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 -$59,295          
Move A Mountain
Income YTD through May:   $97,369
April Mortgage Payment:     $12,007
Loan Balance as of 5-31-21: $714,151

Attendance July 11
9:00 Traditional: 115
10:45 Contemporary: 76

Ben Archer asks your prayers for emotional strength.
Our sincere condolences go out to Jim Wohlwend, and his kids, Jayme and Brian, on the death of their wife and mother, Karen Wohlwend, who passed the morning of July 9. She fought a long hard battle with cancer and is now at rest. Please keep the Wohlwend family in your prayers of comfort and support. 
The funeral service for Karen Wohlwend will be held here at Woodlawn UMC on July 24 at 2:00pm. The family is requesting that everyone wear masks to the service. Please continue prayers of comfort and support for Jim, Bryan and Jayme Wohlwend. Cards can be sent to the family at 3132 NE 91st Pl, Kansas City, MO 64156-1030
Karen Dunlap asks your healing prayers for her daughter, Toni Marriott, who has a broken foot due to complications from diabetes. Karen also asks your prayers for herself as she provides care to Toni during this time.
Brenda Thanel sent the following on behalf of Scout Troop and Cub Pack 683 - "It is with a heavy heart we announce the sudden death of Pack Den Leader and the Treasurer of our Troop - JoAnna Bergstresser. JoAnna, who was in her 40's, passed away from COVID. Her husband, who was also hospitalized with COVID, is slowly recovering.  JoAnna leaves 3 boys ages 11 to 16 and her husband Eric to grieve her loss. JoAnna never met a stranger and had a quick and easy smile for everyone. She believed in scouting and even went on some campouts with the Pack and Troop. She faithfully served both Pack and Troop 683 for approximately 5+ years. Currently the Pack and Troop is working to start a meal train as well as determining other means of assistance for Eric and the boys. With Eric recovering we know that they need assistance but space as well. If anyone would like to make a donation to the Bergstresser family, they can send a check made out to "Troop 683" and in the memo section label it Bergstresser. Donations should be mailed or dropped off to Woodlawn UMC, 431 S. Woodlawn Blvd, Derby KS 67037."
Bonnie Prideaux asks your prayers for her son, Mike, who returned home from an OKC hospital yesterday. Mike has a very bad lung infection and doctors have done all they can to treat it. Your prayers for healing are asked.
Please keep Marti Lichlyter and her family in your prayers. Marti is having foot surgery on July 21 at Via Christi St. Teresa Hospital in Wichita.
Marianne Scripp shared today that she has moved to a new home, is doing well and said “Come visit!” Her new address is 1915 Pepper Corn here in Derby. Please continue healing prayers for Marianne as she continues to heal and gain strength.
Marianne Scripp also asks your prayers for her son, Dennis, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease and has gone onto hospice care. Prayers of comfort and support are asked for Dennis and for Marianne and her family.
Ann Jeffries sent the following Thank You: “During the time of my daughter's unexpected death and my two surgeries, I received many cards, phone calls, flowers and plants, food and prayers.  All that helped me through this difficult time. I hope to soon be able to resume participation in the life of our church. Meanwhile, I am thankful for spiritual support.”
Paul and Bobbi Evans ask your prayers for their friends, Randy and LeArta Watkins. Randy is having a cancerous tumor removed from his kidney. Please pray that surgery goes well and for Randy’s treatment and recovery. Please also lift prayers of support for his wife, LeArta.
Linda Lee asks your prayers for her son Scott’s good friend, Mark Cameron, who is a quadriplegic. He was taken to the Olathe hospital and had a bowel blockage. The doctors were able to take care of that, but he aspirated some fluid into his lungs and is in the ICU with pneumonia and is in critical condition on a ventilator. The next 24 hours are critical. Linda thanks you for your prayers.
Vern and Carol Hedrick ask your prayers for their daughter, Jan Lord, who will have surgery Tuesday, July 20. She admits she is a little nervous. She is scheduled to spend one night in the hospital. Vern and Carol thank you for your prayers.


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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