January 11, 2014

*SECOND WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 *January is Sanctity of Life Month. We will have a special guest, Rev Jim McGarvey, leading our Second Wednesday Prayer Gathering this Wednesday, January 14th at 7:00 PM. Plan now to attend this Life-focused prayer service.

*FAREWELL TO AMY AND JEFF SIMPSON *Amy, our Director of Children’s Ministry, and Jeff, our Assistant Pastor, will be moving to a new ministry at First Alliance Church, Orlando, starting this week. We have enjoyed having them serve with us here at Westwood and will miss them greatly. We encourage you to encourage them by praying for them regularly as they begin this next step on their journey. They have both said they will be just as close as the telephone in the future! Please join us in the lobby after service for a brief reception in their honor.

*THE STORY CONTINUES *We have returned to The Story journey. If you fell a little behind in the Fall, now is the time to get caught up. This week’s reading will be chapter 15, God’s Messengers, and all small groups will be discussing the readings for chapter 15. Books and the reading guides are available at the Information Desk. See Penny Crafton to purchase a book.

*HAITI, HERE WE COME! *We are looking ahead to June, 2015, when we will participate with No Child Hungry on a missions trip to Haiti. If you are at all interested in being a part, contact either Cassie Largaespada (students) or Gayle Stanley (everyone else). Applications are now available.

*FOOD PANTRY *We are grateful to Bill, Mary and Richard Cornelius for their willingness to take over the administration of our Food Pantry. As they assess the pantry stock, they became aware of some items which are lacking. When you are shopping over the next week will you pick up some extra jars of peanut butter and jelly to help replenish our supply? Watch for some BOGO (buy one, get one free) deals, and bring the free ones to share with others.

FINANCES *1/5/2015 – YTD DATA*

BUDGET $318,240

General Fund Income & OTHER DESIGNATED INCOME $293,304




EXPENSES $328,781