November 9, 2014

*FOOD PANTRY *Food Pantry is running low. We especially need rice & pastas, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit and canned vegetables, canned meats (chicken and tuna).

FOOD PACKING EVENT *On *Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 9:00-11:00 AM, we will join forces with No Child Hungry, to pack nutritious meals for hungry children in Haiti and in our local area. Begin this week to raise additional funds. Envelopes and forms are available.

THANKSGIVING BASKETS *We are collecting items for *Thanksgiving Baskets for folks who need a little bit of help at this Holiday time. See the list of items needed on the flyer. Items can be place in the basket in the lobby anytime between now and November 23rd. Baskets will be assembled on the 23rd and distributed Monday-Wednesday before Thanksgiving. If you would like to request a basket for your family, please indicate on your Communication Card, or contact the office (office@westwoodchurch.com).

*YOUTH *Progressive Dinner to be held in December. Details to follow.

BEYOND YOUR FENCE *The Christmas Tree in the lobby is the *Angel Tree for the children of the men in the Bridge Program. You will see blue angels (boys) and pink angels (girls) ornaments hanging on the tree. During the next few weeks, take an ornament and buy a Christmas gift for a child of one of the guys from The Bridge. Details on when/how to bring the gifts to the church will follow shortly. This is one very tangible way to share the love of Christ to our brothers at the Bridge and their children.

The Bridge Family Christmas Day will be Saturday, December 13th. A great be-The-Church opportunity for us, as we minister to the guys and their families. Talk to anyone from Westwood who helped last year and you will find out what a blessing it is to be a part of this ministry. Let a Staff member know if you would like to participate.

*THE STORY: ARE YOU IN? *Each week the sermons are highlighting another story in our chronological journey through the major themes in the Bible. Small groups are meeting weekly to pray and discuss what each person has been reading during the week. Families, as you read to and with your children, please explain to them what you are reading and that we are emphasizing the same “stories” in Sunday School each week. What a great way for families, and our church family to grow together in our knowledge of THE WORD.

FINANCES *10/27/2014 – YTD DATA*

BUDGET $238,680

General Fund Income & OTHER DESIGNATED INCOME $211,788

MISSIONS INCOME $9,720

TOTAL INCOME $221,508

TOTAL INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET <$17,172>

EXPENSES $253,143

TOTAL INCOME OVER/UNDER EXPENSE $<31,635>