February 8, 2015

*CONGREGATIONAL MEETING *There will be a very brief Congregational Meeting immediately following service today, to elect two congregational representatives to the Nominating Committee. This will be done in preparation for our Annual Business meeting in March, during which we will elect elders and conduct other church business.

*EASTER CHOIR *As we look ahead to Easter (April 5th), we are planning for an Easter Choir, as in years past. Whether you have been part of the choir before or not, we would love to have you join us. We will especially need men! Please see Jaime Largaespada or Benjamin Howard, or simply note “Easter Choir” on your Communication Card if you would like to be a part.

*REACHING OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY *Have you helped in the past in our partnerships with the Bridges of America or Clarcona Elementary by donating needed items to the baskets in the lobby? Those supplies are very low, and we are focusing again on collecting toiletries and school supplies. Watch in coming weeks for lists of specific items needed as we take this opportunity to be The Church.

*HAITI MISSIONS TRIP: JUNE 19-23, 2015 *Applications are now available for RED students and/or interested adults/families. The estimated cost if $1000.00/person. Pastor Dan is planning to go. Come and join us for a life changing experience.

*CONGRATULATIONS! *Our worship leader, Benjamin Howard, and his fiancée, Marina Solano, will be married on March 15th. The Elders’ wives and the Worship Team would like to invite all the women and girls of Westwood to come celebrate with them, and get to know Marina a little better, at a Bridal Shower in her honor on Saturday, February 28th, at 3 pm, in the lobby. Please RSVP on your Communication Card, or see Jaime Largaespada, Elaine Hargrave or Paula Torbert. Marina is registered at Bed Bath & Beyond and Target.

*Special Financial Needs *Work is being done on the A/C duct work. We have received enough in special gifts to cover the original estimated cost. However as the work continues, additional areas of damage have been uncovered, increasing the cost of repairs. We also have some significant needs in the Body which will require increased giving to the Benevolent Fund to be able to meet. Please give generously over and above your regular tithe, out of gratitude to God for His provision for you.

*TECH TEAM HELP *We are looking to add depth to our Tech Team. Are you interested in being a part of our Sunday morning ministry as a computer or light board operator? If so, see Chip David or Ivan Johnson to get more information.

FINANCES *2/2/2015 – YTD DATA*

BUDGET $350,064

General Fund Income & OTHER DESIGNATED INCOME $318,313




EXPENSES $357,212