Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19 Resources & Westside Church's Community Response
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Text ih365 to 313131 to receive text notifications to your phone for updates on how to help as needs arise throughout the crisis. Below you’ll find resources for kids, information on how to help, community resources, and a real-time list of outreach opportunities that are updated frequently—so check in often!

Hey Parents, 

We see you and are cheering you on in these challenging days. We believe that not only has God equipped you to be the very parents your kiddos need, but also that God is WITH you. We know it can be challenging to engage, entertain, and educate your kids from day to day so we have gathered some awesome, free resources for your kids in this time. We hope it will help lift your load and remind you that we are with you too.

Free Resources for kids:  

Superbook Kids website – a safe place for kids to play some online games, learn more about the Bible, and grow in their faith!
https://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/infoparents

Find activities and crafts at Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine: 
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/clubhouse-jr-magazine/

Enjoy online read-alouds and activities from your favorite Children’s Authors:  
https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2UaZiRC_1Ea11dmmBCkQO_JgMwLmP5O10kO0MFH485h-ozk0A3WC8uk5M

Here’s a complete list of Educational Companies offering Free subscriptions:  
https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/?fbclid=IwAR2k_sz9AdlMmB7t0N98oe61b5i0P2laxRhr8D9PX6IWF1U-AF3t9sqo6VE

12 Free Online Art Lessons on Youtube:
https://homeschoolhideout.com/art-lessons-on-youtube/?fbclid=IwAR1-OP309oVhz0I7Rsi3qTuC807ajZ-5sYp54n_He1e56Fga8RshDSGmyVk

Explore museums, galleries, zoos and landmarks offering free online resources:
https://people.com/travel/stuck-at-home-you-can-visit-these-world-famous-sites-from-your-couch-for-free/

We are developing ways that we can help each other during the pandemic that we now find ourselves in. We are fighting an invisible enemy, and we must be united as a church body in order to bring about the greatest outcome. We will only be asking our church family to assist in ways that do not compromise the health and safety of others. Updates will change based on needs and local restrictions. We love you Westside and we can’t wait to be together again.

  • Thanks to your continued giving, we are set up well and are already at work helping others during this medical and economic crisis. We are standing with Westside families, providing help and hope to struggling families in our community, and donating funds to nonprofits who are serving all around us every day. For more information on how to get help, call the church office (541-382-7504) during our adjusted office hours Monday-Thursday from 9am to 1pm, or fill out the online contact form
  • Organically ask for help and give help through Pandemic Partners-Bend, on Facebook. There are local pages set up in Redmond/Sisters and Prineville as well. Don’t have Facebook? Pandemic Partners now has a HelpLine! 541-668-6117 with the purpose of “expanding ways to help take care of each other’s essential, basic needs during this time. As with our Facebook group, the HelpLine will focus on these needs and reroute requests that are beyond what a neighbor could offer a neighbor (social services, volunteer offers, etc.).”—from Pandemic Partners-Bend.
  • Be sure and check out whatifwecould.com to find up-to-date information on how to help and donate to organizations on the ground floor.
  • Pandemic Partners Resource Sheet: This is a living document with up-to-date information as it becomes available, and is meant to be a local supplement to the statewide 211 system.
  • Food Resource Map: From school food distribution to where to find food banks and pantries.

As our city is struggling,  many of you have asked how you can help. We are actively working every day to provide both hope and help to our community. Here are some ways for us to stay connected and aware.

We will be utilizing our website, westsidechurch.org, more and more to list new digital ways to connect and grow in our faith together during this challenging time.

We are continuing to help with needs in our community through our monthly Food Program and active support of community organizations. Thank you for your ongoing generosity, it’s making a difference. To hear about specific needs and opportunities to help, simply sign up for our IHEART365 texting line by texting ih365 to the number 313131.  We will utilize this existing ministry to text out needs and opportunities.

Pandemic Partners-Bend Facebook page is a great, community page filled with needs and people organically meeting them.

Westside Church-Community Facebook page is a great place for us to start to connect as a faith community as well.

If you know of needs, or need help yourself, please call (541)382-7504 or contact us

We are committed to you and to our community for the duration of this global crisis. Let’s stand together, and support one another and our city. 

In response to the Governor’s statewide cancellation of all group gatherings of 25 or larger and the President’s guideline to cancel gatherings larger than 10 people, Westside Church will be closed for all services and classes, as well as youth and young adult gatherings for the duration of the statewide cancellation (currently expected to end on April 14). During this unprecedented global health crisis, we are committed to protecting the most vulnerable in our community and will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds.

As a church, we are called to love & care for our neighbors. Right now, that includes protecting our neighbors in every way we can. Our adherence to these regulations reflects our sense of responsibility to our community, not panic or fear.

Throughout the gathering ban we will live-stream our Sunday services online at our regular times: 8:15, 9:45, 11:15am and 5:30pm at westsidelive.org. Financial gifts can be made online on our giving page.

Watch the live-stream of our services here.

Or watch on Facebook Live.

To receive automated updates regarding the closure via text from the church, please text “westside” to 474747.

Contact us with questions.

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