May 10, 2015

Happy Mother’s day

Join us in celebrating the many and varied ways God has, and continues to use our Mothers to teach us about His character and to make us over into the image of Jesus! Do something special for the Moms in your life today.

*SECOND WEDNESDAY *Since May is Foster Care Awareness Month, we will use our 2nd Wednesday Prayer Gathering this week (May 13th) to once again hold a Foster Care Prayer Vigil. There are several Westwood families who are in the trenches as they care for children who are in foster care. Let’s continue to be on our knees, taking them, the kids, their birth families, and everyone involved in decision-making before the Father. Join us Wednesday evening at 7pm!

*QUARTERLY CHOIR *Since everyone so enjoyed the choir on Easter Sunday, we are planning to include a choir in our worship service once each quarter. The next choir Sunday will be May 31st. Music is being prepared. Everyone is invited to participate. If you would like to be a part, and have not already, please contact Jaime Largaespada at jaimel@westwoodchurch.com.

Haiti Missions trip - June 19-23 *A group of about 15 *RED students, Pastor Dan, and some additional famililies are headed to Haiti in a couple of months to join No Child Hungry in their ministry to orphans. Estimated cost is $1,000/person. Fund-raising is underway, and donations are being accepted to help underwrite the cost of the trip. Mark your offering envelope “Haiti Missions” if you would like to contribute.

*WASH ‘N WORSHIP *You will have one more opportunity to bring your dirty vehicle to church and leave with it sparkling clean. Next Sunday, May 17th, the RED students will be once again washing and detailing cars, trucks and vans during the Sunday School and Worship hours. They are accepting donations (suggested $10 for wash only, and $20 for wash and detail) to help in their final push to raise funds for the trip to Haiti in June.

*VBS – JULY 20-24, 9 AM – 12 NOON *It's that of year again. VBS is in the making. Mark your calendars and gear up for a fun trip. We are headed to Camp Kilimanjaro. We will soon be asking for volunteers to help guide our children through this jungle safari, so check your calendars, and get ready to be a part of this fantastic journey. Camp Kilimanjaro coming soon!

FINANCES *5.4/2015 – YTD DATA*

BUDGET $40,275

GENERAL FUND INCOME & OTHER DESIGNATED INCOME $42,746

MISSIONS INCOME $2,224

TOTAL INCOME $44,970

TOTAL INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET $4,695

EXPENSES $55,599

TOTAL INCOME OVER/UNDER EXPENSE <$10,629>