October 15, 2017

STUDENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR - Tyson, Abby and Ava Simon should arrive in Orlando this coming Saturday, October 21st.  We have found a temporary housing solution for them that will give them time to look around the area and evaluate their needs before making a final decision on where to live.  If you are aware of any reasonably priced options for rent or purchase, please contact the office so we can pass the information on to them.  And, get ready to welcome them to the team!

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY FALL FEST - This year’s Fall Fest will be Wednesday, October 25th.  All elementary aged children are invited to come, and encouraged to bring friends.  Our Good News Club students are being invited as well. As in the past we will give out small prizes.  If you purchased items to donate, and neglected to bring them with you today, please contact Donna Rodgers and make arrangements to get them to her this week.  If you can help build carnival games for the Fall Fest, please contact the office this week.

FIRST ALLIANCE FESTIVAL - If you are looking for a safe, fun option for your entire family, consider participating in the Festival by the Lake at First Alliance Church 3800 Lake Underhill Rd. Orlando, FL 32803 on Saturday, October 28th, 5pm-8pm.  There will be Food Trucks, Vendors, Bounce Houses, Carnival Games, Hayrides, Live Music, and Face Painting. 

CHOIR - We are preparing again for the choir to lead us in worship on October 29th.  (Remember, this is an every-fifth-Sunday occurrence.)  If you would like to be part of the choir – whether you have sung with us in the past or not – please contact Jaime Largaespada at jaimel@westwoodchurch.com. She will make sure you have everything you need to prepare and practice in advance.

DISTRICT WOMEN’S RETREAT - About 25 Westwood women are at the District Women’s Retreat in Daytona this weekend.  As they wrap up today, be praying for a continuous outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  Everyone should return by early afternoon today.  We’ll be glad to have them back!  You can still help offset the cost of scholarships for the retreat.  Please note on your offering envelope that you are designating funds for “Women’s Retreat.”

SOAPING WEEKLY - In order to prepare your spirit for the message each week, S.O.A.P. through a passage (read the Scripture, make your Observation, find a specific Application, and write a Prayer) in advance of Sunday service.  Suggested SOAPing Scriptures for October are:  
       October 22 – Romans 12:3-8
       October 29 – Romans 12:9-21

FINANCES 10/12/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET$ 229,824

OPERATING INCOME$ 235,503

OPERATING EXPENSES$ 231,993

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET$ 5,679

YTD MISSIONS GIVING$ 13,720

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING$ 2,104