December 2, 2018

ANGEL TREE FOR BRIDGE KIDS - The Bridge Family Day Christmas celebration is this coming Saturday, December 8th. If you can volunteer your time to help with concessions or face painting (any time between 8:30 am and 1 pm), please let Pastor Dan know. Angel Tree gifts should have been returned today. If you forgot, please let Pastor Dan know before you leave today, and then bring your gift by the office Monday or Tuesday. Gifts should be wrapped with the angel tag taped on the bottom.

GARAGE SALE FOR HAITI - This Saturday, December 8th, the Wednesday night Community Group will host their garage sale to benefit the ministry in La Gonave, Haiti. They will continue to receive donated items through this week. Please bring small household items and clothing. Keep in mind we are not equipped to store of move large items like furniture. If you would like to help with preparation, or on the day of, please contact Carol Rich to see how you can serve.

SOAPING 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 Scripture passages for the next few weeks are: Dec 9 – Hope of the Nations – Isaiah 60:1-9; Dec 16 – Abundance of Hope – Romans 15:13 & 8:18-25; Dec 23 – Blessed Hope – Titus 2:11-14; Dec 30 – Christ our Hope – I Timothy 6:17-19.

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE - The Christmas Eve Service will be Monday, December 24th, at 6:00 pm. As always, children are welcome to come in their pjs.

Our office will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s (December 25th – January 1st). Staff will check emails and voicemails regularly, so if you have concerns that need to be addressed during that week, please email or call and we will get back to you promptly.

GOOD NEWS CLUB - Good News Club continues growing strong with 84 kids registered in the current school year. More than 40% of our children are continuing from prior years including many who have been with us since the club’s inception 2 years ago. With a new little soul added to the kingdom this week, we’ve already seen six of our kids make decisions to accept God’s free gift of salvation through Jesus and many others are asking questions about becoming followers of Christ. With so many children attending each week, our club is in serious need of additional adult and student volunteers. Please pray and ask God if He would have you become a part of this vital ministry. It’s about a 2.5 hour per week investment of time (12 weeks in the first semester, 12 weeks in the second semester) that pays the best dividends! Donna Rodgers has all the details and is anxiously awaiting an opportunity to talk with you should the Lord be calling you to take the next step in being The Church to this abundant ministry field.

FINANCES 11/22/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET $ 311,226

OPERATING INCOME $ 274,789

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $36,437

MISSIONS GIVING $ 14,132

BENEVOLENT GIVING $ 3,039

November 25, 2018

ANGEL TREE FOR BRIDGE KIDS - Please take a gift tag from the tree in the front of the Sanctuary, and purchase a $20-$25 gift for a child of one of our brothers from The Bridge. Gifts need to be wrapped, with the angel tag taped on the bottom, and returned by next Sunday, December 2nd. The Family Day Christmas celebration is Saturday, December 8th. If you can volunteer your time to help with concessions or face painting (any time between 8:30 am and 1 pm), please let Pastor Dan know.

GARAGE SALE FOR HAITI - Again this year, the Wednesday night Women’s Community Group will host a garage sale to benefit the ministry in La Gonave, Haiti. Carmelle Beausejour is spearheading that ministry, and the needs are great. We are looking to you to bring any saleable items you can donate to be sold at the community garage sale on Saturday, December 8th. Bring your items with you when you come for service or group over the next couple of weeks. We will store everything until the day of the sale, which will be held here at Westwood. Since we are not equipped to store or move large items like furniture, please bring only smaller household items, clothing, etc. If you would like to help with preparation, or on the day of, please contact Carol Rich to see how you can serve.

THANKSGIVING BASKETS - Thank you to all who contributed to the Thanksgiving Baskets for Prairie Lake Elementary families. They were so blessed by your generosity!

GOOD NEWS CLUB - Good News Club continues growing strong with 84 kids registered in the current school year. More than 40% of our children are continuing from prior years including many who have been with us since the club’s inception 2 years ago. With a new little soul added to the kingdom this week, we’ve already seen six of our kids make decisions to accept God’s free gift of salvation through Jesus and many others are asking questions about becoming followers of Christ. With so many children attending each week, our club is in serious need of additional adult and student volunteers. Please pray and ask God if He would have you become a part of this vital ministry. It’s about a 2.5 hour per week investment of time (12 weeks in the first semester, 12 weeks in the second semester) that pays the best dividends! Donna Rodgers has all the details and is anxiously awaiting an opportunity to talk with you should the Lord be calling you to take the next step in being The Church to this abundant ministry field.

SOAPING 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 Scripture passages for the next few weeks are: Dec 2 – Hope of Personal Restoration - Hosea 2; Dec 9 – Hope of the Nations – Isaiah 60:1-9; Dec 16 – Abundance of Hope – Romans 15:13 & 8:18-25; Dec 23 – Blessed Hope – Titus 2:11-14; Dec 30 – Christ our Hope – I Timothy 6:17-19

FINANCES 11/22/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET $ 311,226

OPERATING INCOME $ 274,789

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $36,437

MISSIONS GIVING $ 14,132

BENEVOLENT GIVING $ 3,039