March 5, 2017

SECOND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8th  Come on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM for a time of corporate prayer, this month led by our students in the RED STUDENT MINISTRY

CHURCH SECURITY  Every Sunday morning, someone is assigned to monitor the building and parking lot for the purpose of added security.  If you would be willing to be on the rotation, please contact Cathy Sullivan.

GOOD FRIDAY OPPORTUNITY  If you would like to be part of the Good Friday Prayer Experience team, helping with design, set-up/strike, dramatic monologue, note on your Communication Card or notify a member of staff.

TIME CHANGE NEXT WEEKEND  Set your clocks ahead one hour this coming Saturday!  Do it early in the day, so you don’t have to miss an hour of sleep, and aren’t late for class or service!

NEW COMMUNITY GROUP  There are now two opportunities to participate in the Love & Respect study – each Sunday for the next 12 weeks at either 9 am, or immediately following service (over lunch).  Talk to Pastor Tom or Nancy for details and to join.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Next Sunday, March 12th, we will meet immediately following the service to elect Elders and approve the 2017-2018 budget.  Everyone, but especially all members, are encouraged to stay for this brief meeting.  Please pray specifically this week concerning Westwood’s next annual budget.  This past year we experienced a shortfall of about $3,000 per month.  We want to be wise in planning, as well as being good and faithful stewards.

S.O.A.P.ING WEEKLY  S.O.A.P. through a passage in advance of Sunday service each week.  Then come prepared to share what the Holy Spirit has spoken to you through God’s Word.  The passages for the month of March are:
      March 12 – I Peter 2:9-3:16
      March 19 – I Peter 3:15-16
      March 26 – I Peter 3:8-5:14

LOOKING AHEAD  If you would like to be part of the Good Friday  (April 14th) Prayer Experience team – helping with design, set-up/strike, dramatic monologue, etc., please note on your Communication Card or contact any of the staff.  We’ll let you know what is involved, and get you started.

CHOICES WOMEN’S CLINIC  Choices Women's Clinic staff and volunteers are trying to get their new facility (1851 W. Colonial Dr.) ready for occupancy, hopefully by next month. Please note on your Communication Card if you want to be on a list of people to contact when the next project comes up.

FINANCES 03/02/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $376,368

OPERATING INCOME  $361,466

OPERATING EXPENSES  $360,400

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $14,902

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 30,024

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 4,896