BE THE CHURCH FOR HAITI There will be two opportunities for us to raise money to help purchase school books, backpacks and uniforms for kids in Haiti to whom we have ministered over the years.
Wash n Worship – Due to the forecast of rain all day, beginning mid-morning, we are postponing the car wash to next Sunday, September 3rd, 9 am – noon. Bring your vehicle dirty and let the RED students wash it. 100% of whatever you donate for their work will go to the Haiti school fund.
Community Garage Sale - On Saturday, September 9th, the women of Westwood will sponsor a garage sale at Diane Bonanno’s home. Please contact Diane, Carol Rich or Amy Cook if you have items to donate. 100% of funds raised will go to the Haiti school fund.
MINISTRY ACTION TEAMS Thank you to all who have committed to serve on the International Ministries MAT! That team is ready to go, under the leadership of Matt Kelly. We are still looking for 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.
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. Suggested SOAPing Scriptures for September are:
September 3 – Genesis 1
September 10 – Genesis 3 & Ecclesiastes 2:18-25
September 17 – Colossians 3:23-4:1 & Ephesians 4:28, 6:5-9
September 24 – Exodus 20:8-11 & Deuteronomy 5:12-15
DISTRICT WOMEN’S RETREAT The District Women’s Retreat this year will be held in Daytona, October 13-15. This is the last week you will be able to register for $90. (Next week the registration fee increases to $110.) There are flyers at the Information Desk. If you need help finding 1-3 people to room with, contact Jaime Largaespada. She has a list started.
GOOD NEWS CLUB In just a few weeks, we will begin Good News Club at Prairie Lake Elementary for another school year. If you would like to participate (or if you just need some more information to determine whether this is a commitment you can make), please contact Donna Rodgers as soon as possible.
STUDENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR SEARCH Our Search Committee is hard at work. We anticipate having someone come for a candidating weekend within the next month or so. Please be praying diligently for the Search Committee and for the candidates as we look for the person God is calling to join us in the work He has given us to do among the students in West Orlando.
CHURCH-WIDE WORK DAY We’re giving you a whole month’s notice on this one, so there should be no excuses. Our facility is in desperate need of some tender loving care – and cleaning, organizing, rearranging, etc. We can use everyone’s help! Please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 28, and join us between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. Continental breakfast served at 8 am; lunch served when we finish working at 12:30.
FINANCES 08/24/17 – YTD DATA
OPERATING BUDGET $ 172,368
OPERATING INCOME $ 174,548
OPERATING EXPENSES $ 164,582
OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET $ 2,180
YTD MISSIONS GIVING $ 9,934
YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING $ 1,531