July 24, 2016

NEXT WEEK IS GREAT COMMISSION SUNDAY July 31st, we will receive a special missions offering. Please take home the brochure/envelope and spend some time this week praying about how God would have you and your family participate in this urgent effort to support international ministries through the C&MA.

ADOPT-A-PRECINCT COMING THIS FALL There are two important election dates coming soon – August 30 (Primary Election), and November 8 (General Election). Westwood Church will be a polling place for the first time this year, and we have elected to “adopt” our precinct. That means we will provide the poll workers from our congregation for both elections. All poll worker volunteers have been scheduled for training in late July or early August. All workers will receive email reminders of their training dates next week.

As we look forward to these two dates, let’s spend time praying for our country, all our elected officials and those who will be stepping into important positions of leadership very soon. And, take your right and responsibility to vote very seriously. If you haven’t already registered, the last date to do so for the Primary Election is August 1st, and for the General Election, October 11th. Once you have registered, pray for wisdom and clarity as you determine how you will use your vote!

BE THE CHURCH AT PRAIRIE LAKE We are gathering supplies for the new school year (which begins August 15th) at Prairie Lake Elementary. Please take the list with you, and purchase what you can at any of the many stores that have school supplies on sale. Then bring items with you between now and August 7th. There will be a basket for collection in the lobby.

Also, we are hoping to put together a team to bless the Prairie Lake teachers with the significant yearly task of classroom set-up during the week before school starts. If you are interested in being a part of this team, make sure Donna Rodgers has your name. Once we have a plan in place, you will be contacted. This is a chance to make a powerful Gospel impact on the faculty and staff at Prairie Lake!

ALLIANCE WOMEN’S RETREAT September 30-October 2 at Daytona Beach. If you haven’t already, please get registered for the Everything Younique district women’s retreat. The speaker is Lisa Meiners from Deeper Still Ministries. $75 registration has been extended to the end of July. Cost of accommodations will depend on how many share a room. So recruit some roommates and register ASAP. Informational flyers are available on the back table.