August 5, 2018

BRIDGE FAMILY DAY – AUGUST 4 - A great big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Back-to-School Family Day at the Bridge a success.  The sacrifice of time and comfort to be of service to our brothers at the Bridge and their families is always worthwhile, as well as making an eternal impact.

BE THE CHURCH AT PRAIRIE LAKE - We are gathering supplies for the new school year at Prairie Lake Elementary.  Please take the provided supply list with you, purchase what you can at any of the many stores that have school supplies on sale, and then bring items with you when you come for worship service or group.  There will be a basket for collection in the lobby.  School starts August 13th, so we’ll need supplies here by next Sunday, August 12th, and we’ll deliver them to the school early in the week.

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 this month:  August 12 – Judges 9-10, August 19 – Judges 11-12, August 26 – Judges 13-14.

SECOND WEDNESDAY PRAYER - Please plan to join us this Wednesday, August 8th, at 7 pm, for 2nd Wednesday Prayer.  All adults, students and children are invited to be a part of our prayer time as we submit ourselves to God and seek His will and purpose for Westwood and for our own personal lives.

RED POPCORN & FLICKS IN THE PARK - Thursday, August 9th, RED students will meet at Westwood 6:30 pm, to go to an outdoor movie in Winter Park.  The featured movie is Finding Nemo. The movie will begin at dark.  See Tyson for more details.

SECURITY ALERT - You may already be aware that we had a break-in at our facility early last Sunday morning.  We have both exterior and interior security footage of the thief and his vehicle, all of which has been turned over to Orange County Sheriff’s detectives.  Besides two broken safety-glass windows which will need to be replaced, the only thing of value stolen was a fire-proof safe which did not contain cash or checks, but did house an external hard drive, a zip drive and paperwork containing the back-up financial and membership information from our database, but no social security numbers, personal bank or credit card information. Though we have no reason to believe this thief was looking for anything but cash, it would be wise for all of us to be even more diligent than usual in monitoring for any suspicious activity that could be an attempt to steal identity or gain access to financial accounts.  Please be on the alert!  Questions or concerns should be directed to the office staff.

FINANCES 8/2/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 173,700

OPERATING INCOME  $ 126,040

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $47,660

MISSIONS GIVING  $ 7,977

BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 1,815