July 8, 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
For the past five years, many people have fallen in love with the Pearson family, and the television drama, “This is Us.”  The program follows not only the life of the present day Pearson family, but flashes back to moments in the family’s generational history.  The title sort of says it…”this is us”…warts and all.  The challenges and the celebrations. The drama and the laughter.  For better and for worse…through the generations…one to another.  This is us. 
In the New Testament you will find the book of Ephesians, a letter circulated among the early Christian Church.  This letter, more than any other, is a glimpse into what it means to be part of a Christian community. Or, we might say, what it means to be part of a church family.  Ephesians is the Church’s “This is Us,” who we are with all our imperfections and difficulties, but also who we are as we celebrate and encourage one another as the body of Christ, seeking to live as the heart hands and feet of Christ in the world.

Beginning this Sunday and continuing through the first half of August, I will be offering a series of messages on Ephesians, titled, “This is Us.”  We begin in the first chapter of this little letter and will work through several major themes over the next six weeks.  Those familiar with the television series of the same name might enjoy the illustrations that pop up from time to time from the Pearson family.  I hope you’ll join us, and discover what Ephesians has to teach us about being part of the family of God. 
Until Sunday,


Until Sunday,

What a wonderful Red, White and Blue Jean Sunday we had here at Woodlawn this past week!

I want to give a special thanks to:

Debbie Rodgers, Stephanie Johnson and family
Hub Farris
Kelly and Jerry Gifford
Robin Frank
Carl Smith
Peggy Black
Jenna Roskilly
Jenah Moody
Colene Read
For helping as Greeters, Ushers and Office volunteer. As well as helping with setup, decorations, hospitality and cleanup!

Also special thank you to:
Chancel Choir members
Heidi Richert- Choir Director
Our Praise Band
Rachel Bise- Praise Band leader
Shawn Bise and William Fagan on Sound/Tech Crew.
Thank you all for the delightful music! And Praise Band and Tech Crew, thank you for all the efforts and time given to move all that equipment outside and pack it all back up again!
How blessed we are as a congregation by your talents and faithfulness! There is abundance! Thank you all for sharing your gifts of hospitality, service, music and leadership!
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).
Some things just don’t go as planned.  Last week, our youth had the opportunity to join with nearly 150 youth from United Methodist churches across the area to serve in a mission week in our own backyard – right here in the Wichita area.  Of course it was one of those weeks where nothing went as planned.  The goal was to paint the exterior of a house, build a wheelchair ramp, and do some yardwork.  Then it rained.  Every day.  So we had to scramble to find indoor options for these youth to serve their local communities. 
While it wasn’t the work we had planned to do, our youth had a great time painting, tearing down VBS decorations, organizing storage rooms, packing snack-packs at a food pantry, and serving in the donation center at the Sedgwick County Child Advocacy Center.  In addition to our mission work, we gathered with all of the other youth at an opening worship, as well as a closing worship and cookout at the end of the week.

It was a wonderful opportunity to see the extent of needs right here in our own community and to be able to give of ourselves to benefit our neighbors. 
To give you a glimpse of the week, here are a few pictures!

Bryce Fuhrmann
Youth 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
Good Samaritan Fund
The Good Samaritan Fund is one of the missions under Derby Community Family Services. Good Sam, as we call it, provides needed help with utilities for those who live in the Derby School District. We will help a family once a year. Until recently, we had a limit of $250 for each request. We have now been able to increase the amount to $400. The funds to make this possible come from several different sources: $700 monthly donation from the Thrift Shop; donations from this congregation & others in our community and a bequest left by Mary Withers, a sweet lady who was part of this congregation. We have had many more requests for utility assistance lately due to loss of jobs during COVID.
So far this year we have helped 72 families & paid out a total of over $17,000 - an average of $236 per family.

Thanks for your support and your help with this very important mission.
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. 
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.

Goal = 350 backpacks          
Current count = 51 backpacks

It's a Party and You Are Invited!
Join us in celebrating Pastor Vic Calcote’s 80th birthday Saturday, July 10, at the Derby Public Library Community Room (1600 E Walnut Grove) from 2-4 p.m.  We will have birthday cake and punch to celebrate this milestone with him. You can send cards to 8440 S Minnesota Cr, Haysville, KS 67060 or bring them with you.
Woodlawn Day At Camp Is Here
This Tuesday, July 13, our children and youth head to Camp Horizon for a Day of Camp.  We will end the day with a church-wide picnic dinner (starting at 5:30) and closing program.  Join us at Camp Horizon for this unique opportunity to celebrate camp together.  To meet Horizon’s safety procedures, please let either Bryce or Jenna know if you will be joining, as well as the color and model of vehicle you will be driving.
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!

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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June 28 - July 4 Giving
General: $9,578
Capital:   $1,798

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 4
10:00am outdoor service: 147

9:00 Traditional: 91
10:45 Contemporary: 211

Our condolences go out to Joyce & Duane Mikesell, and their family, on the death of Joyce's nephew in Georgia, Bradley Rents, who had a massive stroke and had gotten the Covid virus. Your prayers of comfort and support are asked.
Barbara Murray saw her oncologist and shares the good new No More Cancer! Barbara also wanted to share her thanks: “Thank you to everyone for all the prayers and cards. I felt so cared for by everyone’s care and concern. Thank you!”
Please continue to hold Karen & Jim Wohlwend and their kids, Jayme & Bryan, in your prayers for comfort and peace.

Ann Jeffries asks your prayers as she has her second vascular surgery Friday, July 9.
Please continue healing prayers for those who are receiving medical treatment and for all those with unspoken needs.

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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