November 26, 2017

ANGEL TREE FOR THE BRIDGE - Again this year we have the opportunity to bless our brothers at The Bridge, and their children, with Angel Tree Christmas gifts for the kids.  Please take one or more angels from the tree and purchase an age-appropriate gift for about $20.  We have 30 blue angels (for boys) and 27 pink (for girls).  The Family Day Christmas party is December 9th, so we only have gifts need to be returned by next Sunday, December 3rd. Please be sure to put the angel tag on the bottom (outside) of your wrapped gift.

RED CHRISTMAS PARTY - The Christmas party for RED Student Ministry is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6th.  All Middle and High School students are encouraged to attend and bring your friends.  

BIBLES FOR THE PHILIPPINES - Because of your generous donations, our kids in the Reign Forest have collected over  $1,700, which will provide 350-850  Bibles for kids ministered to by Joe and Mercy Neiboer in the Philippines!  Thank you!!

AGAPE SOURCE CAMPING OVERNIGHT - The Agape Source camping overnight at Moss Park for Chinese interns is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, November 29th (one night only).  If you hosted some of these students when they arrived in August, they would really love to see you!  You don’t need to spend the night; just come out for the evening.  Contact Pastor Dan for the gate code if you will arrive after dark.

THANKSGIVING BASKETS - What a joy is was to provide complete Thanksgiving dinner baskets to 40 families from Prairie Lake Elementary.  There were so many joyful faces and expressions of gratitude as folks stopped by Westwood to pick up their dinner.  Thank you again, for you amazing generosity!

DECKING THE HALLS - We will decorate our facility for Christmas this coming Saturday, December 2nd, beginning at 9am.  If you are available and want to help with this fun project, contact the office.  

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES - Sunday, December 24th, we will gather in the morning for worship service at 10:30 am.  There will be no Sunday School or groups prior to service.  Then Sunday evening at 6:00 pm, we’ll come back together for our traditional candlelighting service and to celebrate the birth of the Savior with a Christmas program by our kids.

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 the month are:
    December 3 – Luke 19:1-10
    December 10 – Matthew 20:20-28
    December 17 – Matthew 9:9-13
    December 24 – Matthew 1:18-25
    December 31 – John 10:1-13 

FINANCES 11/22/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 287,436

OPERATING INCOME  $ 276,020

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 290,781

OPERATING INCOME  OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $11,416

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 17,784

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 2,847
 

 

November 19, 2017

THANKSGIVING BASKETS - We are providing 40 Thanksgiving Baskets to families at Prairie Lake Elementary.  The last of the items should have come with you this morning.  Baskets will be assembled at the close of service today, and distributed on Monday & Tuesday, November 20th- 21st.  Our women’s groups are joining together this evening, at 5:00, at Cathy Sullivan’s home to make homemade pies to go with the baskets.  It’s not too late for you to participate.  Just contact Cathy or Donna Rodgers for the details, and plan to join us in this labor of love.  

BAPTISMAL SERVICE - We have scheduled a Baptismal Service at the end of the worship on Sunday, November 26th.  
If you are ready to take this important step in your walk with Jesus, please note on your Communication Card, or contact the office and we will get you set.

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 next week is Psalm 89.

ANGEL TREE FOR THE BRIDGE - Again this year we have the opportunity to bless our brothers at The Bridge, and their children, with Angel Tree Christmas gifts for the kids.  Please take one or more angels from the tree and purchase an age-appropriate gift for about $20.  We have 30 blue angels (for boys) and 27 pink (for girls).  The Family Day Christmas party is December 9th, so we only have 2 weeks to get our gifts purchased, wrapped and returned.  Please be sure to put the angel tag on the bottom (outside) of your wrapped gift.

RED CHRISTMAS PARTY - The Christmas party for RED Student Ministry is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6th.  All Middle and High School students are encouraged to attend and bring your friends.  

BIBLES FOR THE PHILIPPINES - This is the last day for our kids in the Reign Forest to collect money for Spanish Bibles for kids in the Philippines. We’ve almost reached $1,000, which is the goal.  Let’s support our kids as they choose to be The Church for their counterparts on the other side of the world! 

AGAPE SOURCE CAMPING OVERNIGHT - The Agape Source camping overnight at Moss Park for Chinese interns is scheduled for next Wednesday, November 29th (one night only).  Everyone is invited to participate, but especially those families who hosted these students when they first arrived in August.  Contact the office for more details.

FINANCES 11/16/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 278,982

OPERATING INCOME  $ 268,270

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 273,570

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $10,712

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 16,538

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 2,694