May 13, 2018

BABY SHOWER  As part of her service at Choices Women’s Clinic, Cathy Sullivan has the privilege of mentoring young women.  One of those is, Amy, who chose life for her baby, and is expecting a new little girl in August.  Amy (and Robbie) have a 7-year-old daughter, so they no longer have the necessities for a newborn.  We have the opportunity of living out the Gospel as we celebrate this new little life and bless this family with a shower for baby Alice.  All women and girls are encouraged to join us in the celebration next Sunday, May 20th, at 4 pm, in the lobby.  Please let Cathy know today if you would like to contribute to a group gift, as we will do the shopping this week.  Thank you for choosing to be The Church in reaching out to this young family!

CELEBRATING OUR GRADS  We have four 2018 High School graduates.  We will honor them on Sunday, June 3rd in our worship service.  Our graduating seniors are:   David Hargrave,          Michelle Sejour, Avery Largaspada, Sarah Quintero

UKRAINE MISSIONS TRIP  On Tuesday, June 19th, six of our number will depart for Ukraine, to participate in ministry to Internally Displaced People in Kiev.  We will teach in an English camp, give instruction on marriage & family, and offer love and encouragement from you.  Team members are Pastor Dan Daly, Cathy Sullivan, Vanessa Johnson, Jim Abbott, Jarrett Largaespada and Abbie Cline.  Please be in prayer for this trip, and if you can contribute financially (above your normal giving), mark your envelope “Ukraine.”

MOVIE NIGHT  On Sunday, June 3rd, everyone is invited to experience together an evening of laughter and learning at the movies 6-7:30 pm, in the sanctuary.  Popcorn, water and sodas will be provided.  The application is up to you.  It will be lots of fun.  Even if you’re not currently attending a group, please come see what all the fuss is about.  You won’t want to miss this!

RED PRAYER INITIATIVE  Sunday, May 27th, at 4 pm, we will gather again to pray for our RED students and the student ministry team.  We have experienced some encouraging answers to prayer over the past few months.  You don’t need to be a parent or student leader to participate.  You just need to believe God is already at work in RED, and have a desire to see Him grow our students.  Location will be announced next week.

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 this week is Galatians 6:11-18

FINANCES 5/10/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 57,900

OPERATING INCOME  $ 40,241

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $17,659

MISSIONS GIVING  $ 5,760

BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 1,053
 

May 6, 2018

GNC SUNDAY  Today is Good News Club Sunday and we will have a closing program for the students of Prairie Lake Elementary and their families.  We extend a warm welcome to our guests, and trust you will experience the love and grace of Jesus as you worship with us!

BABY SHOWER  As part of her service at Choices Women’s Clinic, Cathy Sullivan has the privilege of mentoring young women.  One of those, Amy, who chose life for her baby, and is expecting a new little girl in August.  Amy (and Robbie) have a 7-year-old daughter, so they no longer have the necessities for a newborn.  We have the opportunity of living out the Gospel as we celebrate this new little life and bless this family with a shower for baby Alice.  All women and girls are encouraged to join us in the celebration on Sunday, May 20th, at 4 pm, in the lobby.  If you can help with planning and preparation, or if you cannot attend but would like to contribute toward a group gift, please contact Cathy.  Thank you for choosing to be The Church as we reach out to this young family!

SECOND WEDNESDAY  This coming Wednesday, May 9th, we will again gather to pray as the Body of Christ at Westwood.  We set aside this one Wednesday night each month to focus our hearts, minds and spirits on the work God is doing in us, through us and around us in our community and in our world.  All adults, students and children are encouraged to come pray together.

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 passages for May are:   May 13 – Galatians 6:6-10, May 27 – Galatians 6:11-18

MISSIONAL GROUPS MOVIE NIGHT  On Sunday, May 27th, all leaders and participants in Westwood adult groups are invited to experience together an evening of laughter and learning at the movies 7-8:30 pm, in the sanctuary.  Popcorn, water and sodas will be provided.  It will be lots of fun.  The application is up to you. You won’t want to miss this!

FINANCES 5/3/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 48,250

OPERATING INCOME  $ 34,143

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $ 14,107

MISSIONS GIVING  $ 3,507

BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 941