August 28, 2016

ELECTION DAY This coming Tuesday, August 30th is primary election day. If you have not already, be sure to exercise your right and responsibility to vote!

WESTWOOD STAFFING The Elder team is considering the possibility of adding to our Staff. Pastor Tom Welch has joined our teaching team, is assisting with vision casting and worship planning as a volunteer, and is leading a community group. We believe he would be a great asset as an official member of our Staff. Tom’s primary responsibilities would be training and equipping the Body to be missional both in community here at Westwood and in our areas of accountability. Our Alliance Southeast District leadership has agreed to supplement a part-time salaried position for one year. We need to increase giving so we can increase our budget $1,000/month in order to manage the financial commitment. Please pray with us about God’s clear direction. Though this seems like a perfect fit and ideal solution, without firm commitments of additional giving we will not be able to proceed. Please note on your Communication Card or contact the office to let us know if you are able to increase your giving to enable us to adjust our budget as the Elders consider the possibility of hiring Pastor Tom Welch.

NEW COMMUNITY GROUP FOR WOMEN Beginning Sunday, September 11th, at 9 am, Cassie Largaespada and Jessica Cline will facilitate the study, Pulling the Thread by Jen Hatmaker. All women are invited to participate. See Cassie or Jessica or note on your Communication if you would like to attend.

YOU ARE THE BRANCHES Last month’s message series was “You are the Branches.” We trust you were challenged to find where your “branch” fits into a ministry at Westwood. We want to help! If you did not fill out the form that was passed out last week, you can find it on our website, westwoodchurch.com. Go to the Resources tab, and select You Are the Branches from the drop-down menu. Fill out and submit the form, and we’ll help you get plugged in to a place of ministry.

FYI We now have a Narcotics Anonymous group meeting weekly at Westwood on Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm. If you know someone who could benefit from this program, please encourage them to come.

FINANCES 8/23/16 – YTD DATA

BUDGET $164,661

TOTAL INCOME $143,012

EXPENSES $160,939

TOTAL INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $21,649