March 1, 2015

*INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES CONFERENCE *Our *International Ministries Conference *ends today with Rev.Larry Huddleston preaching at Southwest Church. We hope that you had the opportunity to attend the Missions Fair, Pancake Breakfast or the Family Cookout. (The winner of the best booth award for the Fair will be announced today!) It was wonderful to see so many of you interacting with the Huddlestons and the folks from Southwest Church. Thank you for your enthusiastic response to the challenges placed before us. Please continue to pray for ALL of our missionaries, both domestic international. And, please remember to give to the Great Commission Fund, which supports all of our missionaries.

*Empowered to Connect Conference: * a conference dealing with the ministry of Foster Care. Friday and Saturday, April 10 & 11, 9am-5pm both days. There is no registration fee but the materials cost $7.00. All parents and teachers are strongly encouraged to attend. Please register on the Westwood Church website: Westwoodchurch.com

Haiti Missions trip - June 19-23; RED students and any interested adults and/or families; applications are available now; estimated cost is $1,000/person; Pastor Dan is planning to go; come join us. Donations are being accepted to help underwrite the cost of the trip.

*REACHING OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY *The Food Pantry is being discontinued since two churches within 1/2 mile have Food Pantries connected to Second Harvest. Instead, we will concentrate our efforts on serving the *Bridges of America and Clarcona Elementary* by filling the appropriate baskets in the office hallway.

For the Bridges of America, please bring:

 *razors & shave cream *
  • toothbrushes & toothpaste*

  • soap, shampoo, deodorant*

  • comb/hair brush*

  • toilet paper*

    For the Clarcona Elementary teachers:

    liquid hand soap, paper towels,

  • disinfecting wipes & spray, tissues*

  • pencils, big erasers, crayons, markers*

  • glue sticks*

This is a chance for us to Be The Church to those in our community in a very practical way!

FINANCES *2/23/2015 – YTD DATA*

BUDGET $373,932

GENERAL FUND INCOME & OTHER DESIGNATED INCOME $339,114

MISSIONS INCOME $12,175

TOTAL INCOME $351,289

TOTAL INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET <$22,643>

EXPENSES $362,798

TOTAL INCOME OVER/UNDER EXPENSE <$11,509>