October 29, 2017

TIME CHANGE - Next weekend we will “fall back” one hour on Saturday night, November 4th.  So, if you play your cards right (or more accurately, play your clocks right), you can gain a whole hour of sleep.  Just go to bed at your normal time, and when you wake up at say 7:00 am, set your clock back to 6:00 am, and go back to bed for an hour.  The other option is to get up when you wake up, and come to church early to connect with others in the Body.  Either way, you gotta love time change in the fall, huh?!

SENIOR ADULTS - All seniors are invited to join Maurice and Eloise Bender for the Legacy Adults gathering at Church at the Cross, 700 Good Homes Rd, on Thursday, November 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. Join us for fellowship, Bible teaching, a gospel music concert by The Montgomery Family, and a meal.  Contact Maurice at 321.946.6225 for more information and to let him know you can come.

FALL FESTIVAL A GREAT SUCCESS - Thank you to all who participated by bringing gift items, helping with set-up and/or helping with clean-up for the Fall Fest last Wednesday.  We had 55-60 kids attend, and about 35 of them were from Prairie Lake Elementary.  It was a great time of relationship-building through fun, games, popcorn, candy and petting zoo.  What a blast!

CHURCHWIDE COMMUNICATIONS - If you are not receiving email communications from Westwood, do one (or both) of these things:  1)  Make sure we have a correct email address for you.  (Use your Communications Card.)  2)  Regularly check your spam/promotions/junk mail folders, just in case your service provider’s policy sorts us that way.

THANKSGIVING BASKETS - Our goal this year is to provide 40 Thanksgiving Baskets to families at Prairie Lake Elementary.  Tickets for needed items are available at the Information Desk.  Please take as many tickets as you can and bring those items between now and November 12th.  Baskets will be assembled that week and distributed on Friday, November 17th.  If you are contributing fresh rolls or frozen pies, it will be helpful if you can bring them to the church Monday or Tuesday, the 13th or 14th.

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 November are:
     November 5 – Psalm 130
    November 12 – Psalm 42
    November 19 – Psalm 19
    November 26 – TBA

FINANCES 10/26/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 246,240

OPERATING INCOME  $ 247,883

OPERATING EXPENSES   $ 246,867

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  $ 1,643

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 13,889

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 2,361