November 18, 2018

THANKSGIVING BASKETS - We will be packing 40 Thanksgiving Baskets immediately following the service in room #200. If you can stay for a few minutes and help with this project to bless families at Prairie Lake Elementary, your assistance will be greatly appreciated!

Also, any women who want to help make pies to go with the Thanksgiving Baskets, please join the Sunday Night Women’s Group this evening at 5:30 pm, in the Westwood Kitchen. We will have some snacks, and a great time of fellowship as we work to bless the PLE families.

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.

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: Nov 25 – God’s Worthiness & Glory - Rev 5:12-14, Ps 96:7-10, Is 9:6-7, 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 11/15/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET $ 303,110

OPERATING INCOME $ 267,073

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $36,037

MISSIONS GIVING $ 13,746

BENEVOLENT GIVING $ 2,958