February 4, 2018

PASSION CAMP 2018 - RED students will attend Passion Camp in Daytona Beach in June.  If you have not registered, but plan to attend, registration deadline is this coming Wednesday, February 7, with a $50 deposit is needed to register.  Watch for fundraisers over the next few months.  If you can help with scholarships for students hoping to attend, please indicate “RED Retreat” on the Other line on your envelope.

SPECIAL NEED IN HAITI - We are raising funds over the next couple of weeks to help with an evangelistic outreach and ministry to children &  families in La Gonave, Haiti.  If you would like to participate, please make your check out to My Neighbors Children, or if you want to give by credit card or cash, use a separate envelope from your regular giving and designate for My Neighbors Children.  All funds will go directly to the ministry in Haiti.

SOAPING WEEKLY - In order to prepare your spirit for the message each week, S.O.A.P. through a passage (read the Scripture, make your Observation, find a specific Application, and write a Prayer) in advance of Sunday service.  Suggested SOAPing Scripture passage for February are:   February 11 – I Corinthians 9:19-23, February 18 – Galatians 3:15-25, February 25 – Galatians 3:26-4:7

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - There will be a brief Congregational Meeting immediately following the service on Sunday, February 11th.  The purpose of this meeting is to elect two members from the congregation to serve on the Nominating Committee.  The Nominating Committee will be tasked with selecting candidates to place on the ballot for Elder for the next three years.  Please prayerfully consider who you believe can effectively represent and serve the congregation in this way.  All official members are strongly encouraged to stay for this meeting.  If you are not a member, though you will not be able to vote, you are welcome to participate in the meeting and discussion.

RED MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY - We are looking for those who have a passion for our young people, and who would be interested in being volunteer sponsors for RED Student Ministry.  Please contact Tyson Simon for more information, and to schedule a time when you can visit our Student Ministry program to see what being a sponsor entails, to get a better picture of what Student Ministry looks like at Westwood, and to see if this might be the place God is calling you to serve.

FINANCES 02/01/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 371,976

OPERATING INCOME  $ 361,501

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 377,419

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  -$10,475

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 23,264

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 3,956
 

January 28, 2018

PRAYING IN 2018 - The most important thing we can do for ourselves, our families, our local church, our community, our country and our world is to pray.  Pray every day!  And join us for the RED Prayer Initiative – praying once a month specifically for our students and Student Ministry leaders.  The first gathering will be tonight, at the Durands’ home (32 Justin Dr, Apopka), beginning at 4 pm.  You are welcome to come even if you didn’t sign up in advance.

GOOD NEWS CLUB - GNC resumes this Friday, February 2nd, following winter break. Please be praying for our volunteers, especially lifting up the teachers, as they prepare for the new series.  And pray for the kids and their families!

SOAPING WEEKLY - In order to prepare your spirit for the message each week, S.O.A.P. through a passage (read the Scripture, make your Observation, find a specific Application, and write a Prayer) in advance of Sunday service.  Suggested SOAPing Scripture passage for February are:     February 4 – Galatians 3:1-14, February 11 – I Corinthians 9:19-23, February 18 – Galatians 3:15-25, February 25 – Galatians 3:26-4:7.

YEAR-END GIVING STATEMENTS - The year-end giving statements are ready and available to pick up from the baskets on the table at the back of the Sanctuary. They are alphabetized to make it easy for you to find yours.  Those not picked up today will be mailed this week.  Thank you for your faithful support of the ministries of Westwood Church! 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - There will be a brief Congregational Meeting immediately following the service on Sunday, February 11th.  The purpose of this meeting is to elect two members from the congregation to serve on the Nominating Committee.  The Nominating Committee will be tasked with selecting candidates to place on the ballot for Elder for the next three years.  Please prayerfully consider who you believe can effectively represent and serve the congregation in this way.

RED MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY - We are looking for those who have a passion for our young people, and who would be interested in being volunteer sponsors for RED Student Ministry.  If you think this might be how you are designed and gifted, please contact Tyson Simon for more information.

FINANCES 01/25/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 363,522

OPERATING INCOME  $ 354,280

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 366,787

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $9,242

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 22,364

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 3,910