March 8, 2015

*INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES CONFERENCE *Our *International Ministries Conference *ends today with Lexi McNair sharing with us the where/when/how of her next steps in international ministry. 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 which focuses primarily on the needs of Foster and Adoptive Families. 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!

*SECOND WEDNESDAY *Join us this week, at 7 pm Wednesday evening for the Second Wednesday Prayer Gathering. All Adult, Student and Children gather in the sanctuary to pray together for the needs inthe world, in our community and in our personal lives.

As our International Missions Conference draws to a close, please focus on the words of the Jesus: *“ Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35 (NIV) What is your mission field?*

FINANCES *3/2/2015 – YTD DATA*

BUDGET $381,888

GENERAL FUND INCOME & OTHER DESIGNATED INCOME $348,182

MISSIONS INCOME $12,910

TOTAL INCOME $361,092

TOTAL INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET <$20,796>

EXPENSES $379,738

TOTAL INCOME OVER/UNDER EXPENSE <$18,646>