July 23, 2017

WELCOME HOME, LEXI!  Thank you for praying for Lexi McNair during the 3 weeks she ministered in Germany.  Be sure to welcome her back home, and look forward to hearing a report from her next Sunday.

DIFFICULT SUBJECT MATTER ALTERNATIVE  As we delve into the subject of the Church Community and the LGBTQ Community, we are providing the opportunity for kids K-5th grade to be cared for in the Children’s Wing during the message this morning.  Parents who prefer their children not be present for this discussion, please direct them through the front side Sanctuary doors when announced.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL MUNCH  Sunday, August 20th, immediately following the worship service, is our next fellowship MUNCH.  Details are coming soon.  Watch and listen for them, and be sure to mark this date on your calendar

DISTRICT WOMEN’S RETREAT  The District Women’s Retreat this year will be held in Daytona, October 13-15.  Registration is $90, if you register by September 1st.  There are flyers at the Information Desk.  Find 1-3 people to share the room cost with.  Let’s be well-represented this year!

MINISTRY ACTION TEAMS  We are looking for MAT team members who would like to join Matt Kelly in keeping us focused on International Ministries, and those who would be willing to lead, or serve on, the Facilities MAT and the Stewardship MAT.  Please contact the office if you think these ministry opportunities might be a fit for you.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ANNUAL SUMMER SPLASH  Next Sunday, July 30th (immediately following the worship service).  We are throwing a splash party to let our Children’s Ministry volunteers know how greatly appreciated you are!  We’ll swim in the pool at the Reflections subdivision (next door to Pastor Dan’s house).  Lunch will be served.  The only thing you need to bring is yourself and your swimsuit.

UNIQUE MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY  In less than 3 weeks, Chinese students will begin arriving for their internship at EPCOT.  We have the opportunity to be Jesus to them by providing 1-5 nights of housing and/or transportation until their internship begins on August 7th. See Pastor Dan for more information, or go to the Agape Source website (http://mailchi.mp/b0a6ed298f01/agape-source-monthly-updates?e=fac5496652), where you’ll find the Volunteer Form.  There will be an instruction/informational meeting for all host families and transporters at Westwood on Sunday, July 30th, beginning at 6:30 pm.
 
S.O.A.P.ING 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.  Then come prepared to share what the Holy Spirit has spoken to you through God’s Word.  The passages for the rest of this month are (choose one each week, or consider reading them all):
•    July 30 - Hebrews 11:1-40, Galatians 3:1-4, 4:21-31 and/or Romans 4:1-25
For the month of August, we will SOAP a chapter of Proverbs every day – 31 chapters, 31 days, 31 SOAPS.

FINANCES 07/20/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 131,328

OPERATING INCOME  $ 129,280

OPERATING EXPENSES$ 128,794

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $ 2,048

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 7,725

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 1,285