August 6, 2017

24/7 PRAYER FOR OUR CITY  The 7th of each month we are committed to blanket our city with prayer.  That’s tomorrow!  So, Prayer Team (and everyone else who want to see God change Orlando}, get ready!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION  As part of our collaboration with Prairie Lake Elementary School, we will collect school supplies to donate for the classrooms.  We only have a week before school starts, and now is the time to get some real bargains.  On the board at the back of the Sanctuary are cards listing the items teachers have requested.  Take as many cards as you can, purchase the items, and make sure to return them by next Sunday, August 13th.  We will deliver everything to the school the following week.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL MUNCH  Sunday, August 20th, immediately following the worship service, is our Back-to-School  MUNCH.  See Myriam Manigat to RSVP for you and your family, and to select the side items you want to contribute.  As we celebrate the end of summer, we will again have outside water games and activities, so kids (and maybe adults too), will want to bring your swim suits!

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!

WELCOME STUDENTS FROM CHINA  We extend a very warm welcome to all the Chinese students who have been hosted over the weekend by Westwood families.  Be sure to make them feel at home while they’re here.

SECOND WEDNESDAY  This week – August 9th – is Second Wednesday.  Join us for prayer.  You won’t be disappointed.

THE BRIDGE – BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAMILY DAY  Family Day at The Bridge will be this coming Saturday, August 12th, 8 am – 2 pm.  Westwood will provide concessions.  If you would like to participate in setting up, serving, or breaking down, please contact the office for information and instructions.

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.
 
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.  For
the month of August, we will SOAP a chapter of Proverbs every day – 31 chapters, 31 days, 31 SOAPS.  This past week, we SOAPed chapters 1-6. Next week, it’s 7-13, one chapter each day.  Then a chapter a day for the rest of the month.

FINANCES 08/03/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 147,744

OPERATING INCOME  $ 150,972

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 149,495

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  $ 3,228

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 8,636

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 1,339