- Phone: (316) 788-1507
- Mailing Address: 431 S. Woodlawn Blvd. Derby KS 67037
This past Monday, October 19, Woodlawn’s reopening team met and decided to once again postpone the reopening of the church for worship and small groups. The gating criteria that would allow the church to safely move to the “yellow” second stage of reopening has not been met, and in fact, worsened over the past two weeks. Over 1100 new Covid cases have been reported in Sedgwick County in the past two weeks and the positive test rate has continued to rise and now is at an 8.9% average for the past two weeks.
These decisions are very difficult and are not made lightly, knowing how much we all want to be in worship together. The Reopening team has committed to meeting each Monday to review the past week’s data, and make a determination for the following Sunday’s services. Please keep our church and the team in your prayers as they wrestle with these decisions. Future announcements from the team will be made by email and in the Woodlawn weekly newsletter.
Early Voting at Woodlawn UMC in the Worship Center. Anyone can vote here during these days/times.
Oct. 27, 29, 30 10am – 7pm
Oct. 28 10am – 5pm
Oct. 31 9am – 4pm
Mail in ballots can be brought to the election site on those days/times or can be dropped off at the collection box located at the Derby Public Library.
Election Day is Nov. 3 from 6am – 7pm. You must go to your assigned voting location on this day. If you are unsure of your voting location you can contact the election office or look it up at https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView
Jack & Jill will have a fundraiser at the Derby Freddy's on Rock Rd on Wednesday, October 28th from 5-9 pm. Drive Thru or go inside for your order and be sure to tell them you are participating in the Jack & Jill Fundraiser. Jack & Jill will receive a percentage of sales.
For over 10 years, Woodlawn has hosted Trunk or Treat for our Derby community and this year, we are offering something NEW and very exciting- Hallowscene! It will be Saturday, October 31 from 4-7pm in the front of our building. Monday, October 26 will be the last day we are accepting candy donations. Treat bags will be given to children.
On November 4, we’ll again offer “Griefshare”, a 13 week group support experience for those who have lost a loved one. Please join us on this journey of hope and peace surrounded by people who care for you. To learn more about Griefshare, I invite you to link on the following link: https://vimeo.com/99651893
I have found this to be of tremendous help in my own journeys of grief and am hoping you will, too. Participant workbooks are $15 each, with scholarships available if needed.
2020 has been an exceptionally difficult year, especially for all who are dealing with the special sadness and isolation of grief. I invite you to share not only the grief but the hope, the promise and the healing as well. Please call the church office today at 316-788-1507 or email me at to register for this class or if you have any questions I might be able to answer for you.
Sharing the Journey with You,
The American Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive at Woodlawn UMC in the Youth Center on Saturday, November 21, from 9am – 2pm. You can help with this vital, life-saving event by signing up to donate blood. You can sign up by going to https://www.redcrossblood.org/ and enter: WoodlawnUMC in the Zip/Sponsor Code box to schedule an appointment. You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to set up your appointment.
If you would be willing to recruit appointments, contact Lois in the church office for more information.
Click HERE to check out and register for our Fall Adult Ministry Opportunities.
Thank you to everyone who donated, bid, purchased, or otherwise supported the Angel House Auction. It turned out to be fun and very beneﬁcial to Angel House. The total of the winning bids was $4,458.00! This is a tough time for any mission that depends on fund raising and generous donations to continue their work - and Angel House is no exception. Many events like Woodlawn’s Winterfest have been cancelled, meaning that there will be no money earned to support missions this year.
The Angel House Auction was supported by friends of Angel House around the country to help ﬁll the gap. The Woodlawn Angel House Team is so grateful to all those who stepped up and supported the eﬀort in so many ways. THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!
Winterfest is a 20-year tradition and one many eagerly anticipate. It’s not only a Woodlawn tradition that supports missions beyond the Church, but it is an event enthusiastically supported by vendors and the community. In the interest of health and safety for our vendors, church members and community, the Winterfest committee has made the difficult decision to cancel Winterfest for 2020. Click HERE to go to our Winterfest page for a list of vendors and ways to shop with them.
If you would like to receive the daily prayer email, let Lois know in the office and you can easily be added. For those who use Cox as your email provider, we have discovered this week that you need to make sure and mark this email as coming from a safe sender. Simply add as a safe sender and/or add to your contacts to insure you continue to receive the daily prayer email. This simple step will help prevent any service from blocking the email from reaching your inbox.
Our world has certainly changed in 2020 in a way we could have never expected or prepared ourselves for times such as these. Please know, during these times of Covid-19, social distancing and isolation, our Stephen Ministers are still available to serve our hurting community. If you would like one-on-one care for dealing with all the feelings that may be overtaking your life, reach out for a Stephen Minister's help. Call Sharyon Miller 316 651 7105 to be matched with a Stephen Minister.
Woodlawn reopening Gating Criteria was approved by the executive team Sept 1, 2020. Click HERE to view.
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Worship services are available online on our Facebook Page, YouTube, and here on our Website. Already worshiping with us online? We’d love to know when you do! Be sure to like, react or comment on each worship service you watch. Those engagements are being used to determine “attendance” for our congregation at each service.
If you have been worshiping with us, we invite you to leave a review on our Facebook page!