September 3, 2017

STUDENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR SEARCHTyson Simon, his wife, Abby, and infant daughter will be with us the weekend of September 15-17, as a Student Ministry Director candidate.  See the schedule of events to know when and where you can get to know them.  Please be praying diligently 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.

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 – You can get your vehicle washed this morning, 9 am – noon by our RED    students. 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.

CHURCH-WIDE WORK DAYOur facility is in desperate need of some tender loving care – cleaning, organizing, rearranging, etc.  We can use everyone’s help!  Please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 30, 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.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULEOur office will be closed tomorrow for the Labor Day holiday.  Should you have a personal or family emergency, you can contact the Staff by calling the church off, and leaving a message on ext 12, 13 or 22.  One of the Staff will get back to you as soon as possible. 

24/7 PRAYER INITIATIVEThis coming Thursday is the 7th of the month, and our call to cover our city with prayer for 24 hours.  Those of you who already signed up to be part of that initiative will receive pray points this week.  If you haven’t signed up yet, and want to be part of this plan to see God change our city, contact the office and we’ll get you on the list.

NEW COMMUNITY GROUPBeginning September 12th, the Hosmans will be hosting a new Community Group in their home especially for those who live in the West Orlando area (though anyone is welcome!).  They will be studying The Gospel Centered Life.  Contact David or Cathy for more details.

S.O.A.P.ING WEEKLYIn 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 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

FINANCES 08/31/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET$ 180,576

OPERATING INCOME$ 181,345

OPERATING EXPENSES $ 178,744

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET$ 769

YTD MISSIONS GIVING$ 10,213

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING$ 1,732