August 7, 2016

CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION Following the service today, you are encouraged to stay for a time of open and honest discussion, prayer, and commitment to stand together as the Body of Christ, as we strive for unity in the face of racial tensions and unrest in our country. If you don’t have a lunch with you, why not quickly run out to grab some fast food, and return to join the conversation?

BE THE CHURCH AT PRAIRIE LAKE We are gathering supplies for the new school year (which begins August 15th) at Prairie Lake Elementary. Please leave your donated items in the basket at the Information Desk. If you forgot to bring them with you today, please see Donna Rodgers and make arrangements to get them to her in the next few days. We will make our delivery to the school before the end of the week.

BRIDGE FAMILY DAY August 13th is Family Day at the Orlando Bridge. As we have in the past, Westwood will serve the men and their families through concessions and face painting/”tattoos.” Everyone is welcome to participate. If you would like to be part of the team, indicate “Bridge Family Day” on your Communication Card or contact the office. Then, on the 13th, plan to arrive at The Bridge facility (2001 Mercy Dr, Orlando) at 8am. We generally work until between 1 and 3 pm.

GREAT COMMISSION OFFERING About $1600. was received last week for the GCF Special Offering. Thank you to all who contributed! Our gift will be added to those of C&MA churches throughout the country, and will be sent directly to International Ministries which are taking the Gospel to places of spiritual darkness around the world.

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! You received a form when you arrived today. Simply fill it out, put it in the offering bucket, and begin the exploration process with us.

SUMMER WOMEN’S EVENT All Westwood women are encouraged to join us for Fun in the Sun at Pine Island on Saturday, August 27th. We’ll leave Orlando around 7:30 am, and be back around 5 pm. You’ll want to bring (or plan to purchase) a light lunch. Set the date aside on your calendars. Look for all the specifics in the next couple of weeks.