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Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19 Resources & Westside Church's Community Response

Together we are making an impact in our community in the midst of the crisis. Check out this Outreach Update from Pastor Steve to be encouraged and find out how to keep helping. Thank you, Westside!

There are a number of hard-working organizations out there tirelessly working to make sure no one goes hungry during this difficult time. If you have food to spare, you can help out by donating food in a socially-distant way:

The Giving Plate is offering a drive-up style food box service. Support them by donating non-perishable food at a drop site near you:

  • OnTap – 1424 NE Cushing Drive, Bend (11-4 Any day)
  • D&S Hydraulics – 373 SE Bridgeford Blvd, Bend (11-4 Monday through Friday)
  • Bend Cider Co. – 64649 Wharton Avenue, Bend (11-4 Any day)

The Shepherd’s House serves prepackaged meals and other supplies Monday – Friday for anyone in need. You can support them by donating non-perishable food items, pre-made food bags, and fresh produce using their drive-through drop-off service:

  • Drop-off between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday-Friday at 1854 NE Division St. Bend.
  • See a full list of ways you can help here.

A video update from Pastor Steve:

Hi everybody. I wanted to give you a quick update on some things going on in our faith community. It has been a moment for us to rethink how we do church. Thankfully we know, we are the church. It’s never been about a building. Still, without having our normal Sunday morning services we’ve become very aware of the need for greater connection during the week.

You may have noticed I have been on social media – which is not my norm. It’s actually been really great to do some Facebook and Instagram live conversations and see and interact with many of you.

Our discipleship team and volunteers are calling people in our congregation just to check in. Many of our Blue Groups have moved online and our Women’s Bible study this spring will also be online. Our local outreach crew is busy meeting needs both with individuals and with community organizations. We had a  drive-through food bank recently and it was really cool to use our atrium and parking lot to meet some critical needs in our community.

In addition to all that, we still have our Sunday services online! It’s amazing how powerful our times of worship still are even online. Nothing can restrain the presence of God as we worship together in our homes.

Personally, Suzanne and I are doing well. Even though exhaustion is always present, we are choosing to not worry or be anxious. We are very aware of the hardships that many are facing in our community. Thankfully we know our hope is not in this world, but in God who is watching out for us, even when it might not feel like it. He is for us! I believe that with all of my heart. Love you all and praying for you every day.

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/

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