September 21, 2014

catch up to THE STORY *We are on *The Story journey, which began with the first message this month, on Creation. You can still catch up by purchasing your books at the table in the lobby. There are books for adults, students, kids (8-12), children (5-7) and little ones (0-4). It is recommended that adults, students and kids each have their own book. The Story for Children and The Story for Little Ones are intended to be read to the younger ones, so one book per family is sufficient. Remember, adults and students have the option of purchasing the ebook of their version of The Story through amazon.com or christianbook.com. Daily reading guides are available at the Information Desk – green for adults & teens; purple for kids.

*THE STORY SMALL GROUPS *All Westwood Small Groups have embarked on The Story journey together. If you have not yet joined a group, please consider the following options for adult groups:

Sundays @ 9am – Higgins, room #200

                               Baker, Conference Room

 Sundays @ 4pm – Hargrave/Johnson, Student Lounge

 Sundays @ 5:30pm – Eldridge/Sullivan, Conference Room

 Mondays @ 6pm – Stanley, Chick Fil A (east Orlando)

 Mondays @ 7pm – McElheny, their home (west Orlando)

 Tuesdays @ 7am – Daly, Carlo’s Diner

 Wednesdays @ 7pm – Simmons, Conference Room

                                       Rich, room #320

                                       Sullivan, room #200

 Thursdays @ 8am – Lowry, his office (downtown)

You can pick up a schedule with contact information for the leaders at the Information Desk in the lobby. It is great to be in the Word reading and discussing together!

*RED FALL RETREAT *The Student Ministry leadership team is planning a fall retreat for all RED students to be held at Lake Swan Camp, October 24-26th. The cost for this retreat will be $100/person, which will include lodging, meals, transportation and a T-shirt. Our goal is for students to raise 1/3 of the cost, parents to contribute 1/3, and Westwood fund-raisers to cover the final 1/3*. On Sunday, 10/5/14, the Youth will be selling Krispy Kreme Donuts in the lobby to raise funds for the Retreat*. Registration forms will be available from RED sponsors soon. Students and parents, begin setting aside your nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars now.

*FAITH ALLIANCE *Faith Alliance, an interdenominational program which seeks to fight human trafficking in the Central Florida area, will meet this Thursday, 10/2/14, at the Winter Springs Alliance Church. If you want to share transportation please call the church office.

*FAMILY CIRCUS COMING TO WESTWOOD *Friday, 11/7/14, we will be showcasing Westwood’s FAMILY CIRCUS. This is your family’s chance to “be in the Circus”. Flyers will be available with a sign up form. Begin thinking on what act your family will perform.

“Be* strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go*.” Joshua 1:9 NKJV

FINANCES *9/15/2014 – YTD DATA*

BUDGET $190,944

General Fund IncomE $165,924

OTHER DESIGNATED INCOME $3,417

TTL NON-MISSIONS INCOME $169,341

TTL INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET <$21,603>

EXPENSES $198,767

TTL INCOME OVER/UNDER EXPENSE $<29,426>

MISSIONS INCOME $8,837