August 19, 2018

RED PRAYER GATHERING - Please plan to join us on Sunday, August 26th, at 4:00 pm, as we gather to pray for the students and leaders of RED Student Ministry.  All parents of students, and any other adults who are concerned for the spiritual health and growth of our students, are encouraged to participate.  A specific location will be announced next week.

NEW SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITIES = FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY – This study of Biblical financial principles, taught by Dave Ramsey, will be offered to everyone on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, beginning September 19th.  It is a nine session course.  The group will meet every Wednesday
evening through November 14th.  If you
would like to get a better grip on your own financial situation, and you want to have a
better understanding of God’s perspective of stewardship, this group will be just the ticket. More details will be available in the coming weeks.  For now, make this a priority, and
 block off the time on your calendar.  

SEEKING GOD - Please continue to pray with us as we ask God for wisdom, for clarity and for direction going forward.  Our Elder team has made some difficult decisions.  If you can, please stay for a brief informational session immediately following this morning’s service.  Pray also for God’s financial provision, and for our own faithfulness as He calls each of us to invest our time, talent and treasure to accomplish the ministry to which He has called us. 
 
RED BACK TO SCHOOL BASH - RED students will gather with other youth groups in Orlando at First Alliance Church for a Back-to-School Bash this Friday, August 24th.  We will leave Westwood by 6:15 pm.  Each student needs to bring $3.  Some food and drinks will be provided.  Estimated arrival time back at Westwood is 10:30 pm.  We will have students text or call their parents on the way back for a more exact arrival estimate.

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 next week:  August 26 – Judges 11-12.

FINANCES 8/16/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 193,000

OPERATING INCOME  $ 148,107

OPERATING INCOME  OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $44,893

MISSIONS GIVING  $ 8,793

BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 1,925