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New to Westside? You’re invited to attend our welcome event and meet our pastors and staff this Sunday (May 23) after both the 8:30 and 10:00 service in our lower Atrium. No registration required.

Westside Advance is a monthly collaborative gathering inviting core people of Westside Church to connect with one another and the pastoral staff, discuss the vision, direction, and strategy of the church, as well as provide a communication channel for pastors to hear from you.  Come be a part of this valuable time together!

To attend next month’s Westside Advance gathering on Wednesday, May 26th click the link.

We’re excited to be involved in supporting Foster Families and Foster Kids here at Westside. There are multiple ways to get involved as a family. Foster Family Appreciation and The Birthday Club, as well as attending information meetings about supporting foster kids or exploring fostering as a family. Your family can help create great birthday memories through The Birthday Club or offer much-needed support and encouragement through Foster Family Appreciation.

Let’s help every child experience family by expanding our own hearts to include children in the foster care system.

You can find information about all these opportunities HERE.

Last year, 11,238 children spent time in foster care throughout the State of Oregon.

66.1% spent time in more than one foster home. Many were split from their siblings. And right now, there are 8 children over 10 right here in Central Oregon awaiting homes. 

We envision a world where family is restored to every child. We see the family being redefined, beyond blood or relation, as people who take care of each other because they see the face of the Creator in the faces of each other. 

Let’s partner together to see and surround children and families, and to support and encourage the city agencies who are courageously advocating for the safety and well-being of children. Let’s bring the Hope of Jesus to our city.

Two Opportunities to Get Involved:

Foster Family Appreciation Project

In the month of May, we want to help Every Child give a Family Fun Box to every foster family in Central Oregon that includes:

  • Family-focused activities and fun items for kids: Arts and crafts, board games, puzzles, baking items, sports balls, educational activities, $25 gift cards.
  • Foster Parent appreciation items: Candles, journals, soap, lotion, blue tooth speakers, tools, $25 gift cards. Anything that shows love and care! 

To join in, bring any of these unused items to the Westside Church office by May 6th (Office Hours are M-TH 9-2).

Birthday Club

Birthdays are more than just a day to receive presents, they help you to feel special and to know that you matter. But many foster children are likely to receive very few or even no gifts on their birthday.

Our Birthday Club fills this gap, purchasing presents for foster kids and others identified as children in need. We have a beautiful opportunity to make a child’s birthday wishes come true while surrounding parents and foster parents with care and support.

Two Live Zoom Events to Learn More:

Discover Meeting: There is something you can do to support vulnerable kids

Attend a live zoom event hosted by Every Child on May 11th to learn how you can be involved in supporting vulnerable kids in care and those who serve them. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm and will finish by 8:30 pm. 

Explore Fostering: What it’s like to foster children in Central Oregon

Every Child is hosting a live zoom event on May 21st from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm for anyone interested in an inside look at foster care. You will learn about the process and hear from foster parents about what it’s really like to foster kids here in Central Oregon.

Thank You so much for helping ensure that every single child experiences family and that no family walks alone! For more information or questions regarding Foster Care in Central Oregon, contact us here.

May 16, 2021 during our 10:00 am Sunday service.

We believe that water baptism is an important next step in the life of a believer. Through baptism you are declaring to the world your commitment to follow in the way of Jesus with your life. If you want to take this incredible step in your faith, register today.

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Every Thursday from 6:30 am – 7:30 am

All men are invited to join FUEL Men’s Bible Study taking place every Thursday morning in the lower atrium.

Connect in community as you grow deeper in your relationship to Jesus. Men will be socially distanced and required to wear a mask. Please use the link below if you have any questions.

Contact Us for more information.

In partnership with Neighbor Impact, we will be hosting our monthly Free Food Market on Monday, April 26th, 1:30-3:00pm. We will be distributing food to individuals and families who need them. If you are in need of some supplementary groceries, or would like to pick up groceries for a neighbor in need, please come to our drive-through food ministry at the Westside Church parking lotAll are welcome! If you would like to serve on the Free Food Market team, please fill out our volunteer link.

What: Free Food Market

When: Monday, April 26th | 1:30 – 3:00pm

Where: Westside Church Parking Lot | 2051 NW Shevlin Park Rd

Who: ALL ARE WELCOME!

You may have heard that Westside has moved to a shared leadership model with three co-Senior Pastors. More accurately, Westside is formalizing a shared leadership model that has been in effect to some degree for the past seven years. This decision adds Pastor Evan Earwicker and Pastor Ben Fleming as co-Senior Pastors alongside Pastor Steve Mickel.  

Yes, we now have three Senior Pastors.  

Pastor Steve will continue to function as a “chief among equals” as we build collaborative, team-oriented structures to support the long-term health of Westside Church. Pastor Evan and Pastor Ben have been and will continue to take on expanded responsibilities. The Leadership Team will continue to function with Ben and Evan continuing their roles on that team. Pastor Mike Alexander will continue as Westside’s Executive Pastor.  Pastor Rod Kirk, Pastor Suzanne Mickel and Kimberly Alexander will also continue in their roles on the Leadership Team as Pastor of Operations, Outreach Pastor and Director of Discipleship, respectively. 

For most Westsiders, this change will cause little noticeable difference in how the church functions, since shared leadership has been in process behind the scenes for several years. 

Christ and the New Testament Church modeled shared leadership structures from the outset of the early Church. In Mark 3:13-15, Jesus inaugurated this shared leadership model when he appointed a group of 12 to “preach and have authority” and in Matthew 23, Jesus warned these disciples against taking on lofty titles that would elevate a single leader above the rest (Matthew 23:8-12). In Acts 8, Peter and John ministered in Samaria as a team. Peter would eventually write in 1 Peter 5, that he was a “fellow elder” among many others serving Christ and His church throughout the world. Even Paul shared leadership of the church in Antioch with Barnabas (Acts 11:25-26) and in Acts 14, Paul and Barnabas handed this authority to a group of elders (Acts 14:23). Decisions in the prominent Jerusalem church were not made by a single apostle but shared by a council of elders (Acts 15).  

While singular pastoral leadership is common in churches throughout history, the New Testament does not prescribe, prioritize or describe the placement of an individual, elevated Senior Pastor. The New Testament more commonly displays a shared, collaborative approach to leadership and local church structures that involved a broad mix of leadership gifts for healthy and balance (see 1 Corinthians 12:12-31). Paul made it clear that only one singular figure should lead the Church: “Christ, who is the head” (Colossians 1:18). The model of a singular, elevated church leader (bishop, priest, pastor) does not clearly emerge until the 2nd-4th centuries. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What will be each Senior Pastor’s role? 

Steve—Lead Pastor, primary weekend speaker / vision-caster, Leadership Team member, leadership development, Foursquare Board member. 
Evan—Creative Arts Pastor, Leadership Team member, expanded weekend speaking, mentorship and shared lead pastor functions with Steve. 
Ben—Generations Pastor, Leadership Team member, expanded weekend speaking, mentorship and shared lead pastor functions with Steve. 

Were others considered alongside Evan and Ben?

Ben and Evan play a unique role on Westside’s Staff. Both are part of the Leadership Team and have been involved in every decision Westside has made over the past several years. They also are currently the only pastors on the Leadership Team who both desire and have the experience to be senior pastors and this leadership model enables them to lead at that level in a team environment.

Are women eligible for senior pastoring at Westside?  

Yes. While Evan and Ben are currently the only pastors serving on the Leadership Team desiring senior leadership, one of Westside’s long-standing staff values has been the continued development and promotion of all staff members (both men and women) to all levels of leadership, teaching, and influence. We’re proud to be part of a denomination (Foursquare) that was founded by a woman and welcomes women to lead at the highest levels in local churches and the denominational level.

What happens if one of the three senior pastors move on in their career/ministry?

It is possible that others would be added to the senior pastor team and if one of the three leaves Westside, it is presumed that others (men and women) would be considered for those roles. If Pastor Steve leaves, Foursquare would appoint another Lead Pastor to lead this team and Westside.

How is the church structured and how are decisions made? 

Westside Church is a member of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG), a denomination known as Foursquare. Foursquare uses a modified episcopal form of government and polity (The episcopal form of government is a type of church structure and is not tied to the Episcopal Church).  In short, Westside is a local congregation that is part of the Foursquare denomination that participates in a blend of individual authority and local autonomy with a healthy system of checks & balances provided by the Northwest District Team and Director, a Sectional Director, Westside’s Church Council and a local Lead Pastor. Westside uses a shared leadership, team-centered model for decision making that leverages trust, candor and healthy team structures to collaborate, discuss, wrestle with and make important decisions. Distinct values ensure this shared leadership structure and approach to decision making does not disintegrate into leadership by consensus, committee or vote. 

Will Ben and Evan continue to oversee the Creative Arts and Generations departments? 

Yes. Their departmental oversight and current responsibilities are not going away. 

Are there any other churches doing this? 

Yes. Many organizations including churches have tried variations of shared leadership over the years—some successful, some unsuccessful. When the shared leadership model fails, it is most often due to one or more of the co-leaders ultimately refusing to share decision-making and leadership. Ego and ambition are the kryptonite of shared leadership. This is often why successful shared leadership models are especially rare in the business world. 

We have had lengthy, personal conversations with co-Senior Pastors at two large west coast churches with similar values and DNA to that of Westside. Both churches have been successfully using shared leadership models and co-Senior Pastor for years. One of the churches has three to four co-Senior Pastors at any given time and the other has two co-Senior Pastors. These are full co-Senior Pastors (not associate pastors or campus pastors). 

On Wednesday, April 28th at 7pm we are gathering a small group of Westside Community Group leaders to have a round table discussion about the future of community at our church. This is a time where we want to hear from you. This is not a one way discussion. Pastors Steve and David will set the table with some thoughts and questions and then we will talk about what has worked in the past, what hasn’t and where we all sense the Lord is leading Westside. The voice of Home Church and Community Group leaders is extremely important so please register for your spot (either in person or virtual) for this night of discussion.

We want to celebrate your generosity in participating in our Canned Food Drive! You gave a TON of food- Literally! Westsider’s contributed over 2000 pounds (1 ton) of food to stock up for our upcoming monthly Free Food Markets. Thank You for your kindness and your commitment to caring for others. 

Our March Free Food Market, in partnership with Neighbor Impact, will take place this coming Monday, March 22nd, 1:30-3:00pm. 

We will be distributing food to any and all individuals and families who need them. If you are in need of some supplementary groceries, we invite you to come to our drive-through food ministry at the Westside Church parking lot

You can find all the details at westsidechurch.org/outreach

Shout out to Westside Home Churches in partnership with our Outreach team! This month we are partnering with Shepherd’s House to support their warming shelters with breakfast each week.

Home Churches stepped up to meet the need in such a beautiful way. We love partnering with our city!  

A simple email to home church leaders addressing supply needs for an outreach trip to Africa ended up bringing in donations totaling around $1500. Brent Earwicker, Global Outreach Coordinator said, “I wanted to report that Westsiders were so generous, purchasing most of the items off the Amazon wishlist: tents, sleeping bags, boat parts, lifejackets, & audio equipment. I was able to carry some of them over in February, and will be taking the rest in May on my next trip.”

Earwicker also said, “It was fun to be inundated with boxes full of useful gear to help propel our African teams forward on Lake Victoria and throughout East Africa. Life and ministry is so tough over there, when we get the chance to resupply their tools & service items it goes a long way!”

It was wonderful to have a way to quickly get the word out to Home Churches! And thank you to everyone who stepped up to the need and gave so generously.

Here’s a shot of the director, Moses Lubega, in a new tent they slept in on Buvuma Island. 

Thank you to all the families who came and created Care Packs for the homeless at our Family Outreach Event on Saturday.

It was wonderful to see the creativity and love that went into making cards that were included in all of the Care Packs. The group put together over 400 Care Packs! Half are going to the Warming Shelters, with the other half sent home with these awesome families to hand out to people in need. Way to go, Westside Families!

Our Donation Drive this week for cold weather gear also was a huge success! All supplies collected will be donated to local Warming Shelters serving our community this winter.

Thank you, Westsiders, for your love, care, and generosity to our community!

Josh Cordell, our Westside Family Pastor, reported the following,

“We hosted a beautiful event at Westside Church on Saturday. We had around 30 families come put together care packages for the homeless in our area. Included in the package was a cute card, colored on one side with a handwritten note or encouraging word on the other side.

A seven-year old told me, “It feels good to help people.” Isn’t that the truth!

One family told me that their six-year old, on a recently cold day, had pointed out how she felt bad for homeless people having to deal with the weather. That same day they received the email about this event.”

It was so good to see families serving together. One of the best things was a family with three teenagers all sitting together coloring their cards… and loving it!

Stay tuned for more impacting Family events to come!

Take Courage

A 7-Week Study from Jennifer Rothschild, April 6 – May 18

Do you ever feel like the happy ending of your story is a million miles away?

Then you know how the Jewish people felt when they returned to their wrecked land after exile and began rebuilding the temple. They were distracted, discouraged, and ready to throw in the towel. But the prophet Haggai reminded them they could find courage in the God who had never left them.

Sometimes the landscapes of our lives feel wrecked, with our hope and purpose in shambles. We, too, get distracted and discouraged. However, God’s presence and promises give us the courage to press on and trust Him with our story.

In this 7-session study on the Book of Haggai, learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results you may never see in this lifetime.

Benefits:

  • Defeat discouragement through God’s presence, people, and Word.
  • See beyond your current circumstances to a future hope.
  • Learn to trust God more than your feelings.
  • Connect with other women!

The group materials will be online videos with study materials to be watched and discussed in small group settings. Both in-person small-groups, as well as zoom groups, will be available.

Wednesday, February 24th is our large gathering with both Middle and High school. Spots are limited, so register today to grab a seat. We can’t wait to be together as we worship, hear a good word, and have some fun. Register HERE to be a part of this awesome night.

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Middle and High School Youth Gathering this week! Join us in the main worship center for worship and a message. 

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Today marks the completion of For The City, a 2-year giving and serving campaign. When we launched this campaign in the spring of 2019, we didn't realize how God would use this campaign to strategically position our church to support and encourage families in our community throughout the unexpected challenges of the past 14 months. Today, we still desire to embody the way of Jesus: to love God and love people. As we intentionally engage in proximity to our city, we will see the life and love of Jesus bring transformation to everyone, everywhere across Central Oregon and beyond. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us in person tomorrow at 8:30am or 10:00am as Pastor Steve Mickel finishes our Everybody, Always series.

Well be celebrating the completion of our 2-year For the City initiative and baptizing believers. You wont want to miss it!

Bring your kids of all ages for the 10am gathering.

Join us in person tomorrow at 8:30am or 10:00am as Pastor Steve Mickel finishes our "Everybody, Always" series.

We'll be celebrating the completion of our 2-year "For the City" initiative and baptizing believers. You won't want to miss it!

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Please pray for Westside Missionary Brent Earwicker as he leads a team to Uganda this week and next. We are believing God for souls saved, bodies healed, and the oppressed set free!

To learn more about Bold Ventures or to get involved, visit boldventures.global

Please pray for Westside Missionary Brent Earwicker as he leads a team to Uganda this week and next. We are believing God for souls saved, bodies healed, and the oppressed set free!

To learn more about Bold Ventures or to get involved, visit boldventures.global
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During our 10:00 am Sunday gathering this weekend, we'll be water baptizing a group of believers who are declaring to the world their commitment to follow Jesus with their whole lives.

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High School Gathering tonight in the Student Center. Doors open at 6:30 for fun & games, service from 7-8:30pm. 

Register online at https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/683741

High School Gathering tonight in the Student Center. Doors open at 6:30 for fun & games, service from 7-8:30pm.

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Young Adults, we meet tonight in the worship center for Westside Exchange. Come join us for our pre-gathering with a full coffee bar and snacks. 

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Young Adults, we meet tonight in the worship center for Westside Exchange. Come join us for our pre-gathering with a full coffee bar and snacks.

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Don't miss our Middle School and High School Summer Camp held this year at Washington Family Ranch, August 15-17!

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Join us online this morning as Lead Pastor Steve Mickel shows us how to Become Love in a new two-part series: Everybody Always. 

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Join us online this morning as Lead Pastor Steve Mickel shows us how to "Become Love" in a new two-part series: Everybody Always.

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Join us in-person tomorrow at 8:30am or 10:00am as we gather to worship Jesus, have fellowship with our Church family, celebrate our Mothers and receive from the Word of God. 

At our 10am gathering:
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Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend

Join us in-person tomorrow at 8:30am or 10:00am as we gather to worship Jesus, have fellowship with our Church family, celebrate our Mothers and receive from the Word of God.

At our 10am gathering:
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- Iglesia Westside meets in the Chapel.
- Westside Kids is open for your children of all ages.

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Westside is hosting free camps for kids this summer and we need your help. The camps will emphasize sports, art, music, and more, so youll have plenty of opportunities to bless the kids in our community with your talents and expertise.

To sign up, fill out our volunteer form at https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/11992

Westside is hosting free camps for kids this summer and we need your help. The camps will emphasize sports, art, music, and more, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to bless the kids in our community with your talents and expertise.

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We are so proud of our Westside Missionaries to Mexico, Steve & Holly Taft. Relocating to Playa del Carmen in 2010 to establish a Ministry Training Institute, they soon after planted a bilingual Foursquare church. 

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The Tafts have partnered with fellow Foursquare missionaries Joel & Veronica Arreola to pastor Casa de Fe. We are excited to see both families flourish as they continue growing the church in this new season!

To learn more or to support Steve & Holly, visit https://love4mexico.wordpress.com

We are so proud of our Westside Missionaries to Mexico, Steve & Holly Taft. Relocating to Playa del Carmen in 2010 to establish a Ministry Training Institute, they soon after planted a bilingual Foursquare church.

Casa de Fe (House of Faith) has been a huge blessing to the community throughout the last decade-plus, especially in this past COVID season where many local families were in need of food & supplies.

The Tafts have partnered with fellow Foursquare missionaries Joel & Veronica Arreola to pastor Casa de Fe. We are excited to see both families flourish as they continue growing the church in this new season!

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Through water baptism, we declare to the world our commitment to follow Jesus with our whole lives. 

During our 10:00 am Sunday gathering on May 16, well be celebrating with each believer who identifies with the death of Jesus, rising up to new life in Him!

To take this incredible step in your faith, register today at https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/691661

Through water baptism, we declare to the world our commitment to follow Jesus with our whole lives.

During our 10:00 am Sunday gathering on May 16, we'll be celebrating with each believer who identifies with the death of Jesus, rising up to new life in Him!

To take this incredible step in your faith, register today at westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/691661
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Our Birthday Club fills this gap, purchasing presents for foster kids and others identified as children in need. We have a beautiful opportunity to make a child’s birthday wishes come true while surrounding parents and foster parents with care and support.

Learn more & join the Birthday Club at https://westsidechurch.org/all-church-updates/may-is-foster-care-awareness-month-2/

Birthdays are more than just a day to receive presents, they help you to feel special and to know that you matter. But many foster children are likely to receive very few or even no gifts on their birthday.

Our Birthday Club fills this gap, purchasing presents for foster kids and others identified as children in need. We have a beautiful opportunity to make a child’s birthday wishes come true while surrounding parents and foster parents with care and support.

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Good morning Westside church. Need prayer for my husband John head hurts. Thank you.

Amen. Have a great day people. I love you.

So so powerful. Thank you pastor Ben

Very fun powerful message!

So so good 🙌🏼

Amen so true

Good morning

Amen!

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Join us online this morning as Pastor Ben shows us from the Bible that we are In This Together. 

Our gatherings stream live at 8:30am & 10:00am on YouTube, Facebook & westsidelive.org

Join us online this morning as Pastor Ben shows us from the Bible that we are "In This Together."

Our gatherings stream live at 8:30am & 10:00am on YouTube, Facebook & westsidelive.org
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2 weeks ago

Join us in-person tomorrow at 8:30am or 10:00am as Senior Pastor Ben Fleming continues our series on Community: In This Together. 

Bring your children of all ages to the 10am service for Westside Kids. 

Iglesia Westside, our bilingual service, is at 10am in the Westside Chapel. 

Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend

Join us in-person tomorrow at 8:30am or 10:00am as Senior Pastor Ben Fleming continues our series on Community: In This Together.

Bring your children of all ages to the 10am service for Westside Kids.

Iglesia Westside, our bilingual service, is at 10am in the Westside Chapel.

Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend
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2 weeks ago

Our Spanish Bilingual Service is now meeting in the Westside Chapel at 10:00 am.

This weekly gathering provides a place for both English speakers and Spanish speakers to gather, worship and learn the Word together.

Pastor Gonzalo coordinates this service and keeps the content in sync with the weekly content in our other venues. In this way, we will continue to be one church, now in multiple venues and languages.

To learn more, visit iglesiawc.org

Our Spanish Bilingual Service is now meeting in the Westside Chapel at 10:00 am.

This weekly gathering provides a place for both English speakers and Spanish speakers to gather, worship and learn the Word together.

Pastor Gonzalo coordinates this service and keeps the content in sync with the weekly content in our other venues. In this way, we will continue to be one church, now in multiple venues and languages.

To learn more, visit iglesiawc.org
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All men are invited to join FUEL Men’s Bible Study taking place every Thursday morning in the lower atrium from 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Connect in community as you grow deeper in your relationship to Jesus. For questions or more info visit https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/122502

All men are invited to join FUEL Men’s Bible Study taking place every Thursday morning in the lower atrium from 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Connect in community as you grow deeper in your relationship to Jesus. For questions or more info visit westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/122502
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Sounds nice, wish I had that experience with Westside Church. It is really sad that it took a pandemic for the church to reach out. As a long time member I called in 2018 when I was diagnosed with cancer. Explained I was disabled and hadn't been able to get to church for 5 years. Said I had cancer and requested if someone could come pray with me as I went through this. I was told to find a church closer to where I lived, that the church couldn't send someone as far as Redmond; and there is a four - square church in Redmond and to call them. I had been a member of Westside church since 1999. I was not asked if my cancer was terminal, I was not "reached out" to in any way. I got busy with my Chemo and my sister tried reaching out the the church in Redmond. Her call was never responded to. No need to respond to this note. God says if a brother or sister does something to offend you go to them and tell them. God is great, humans are fallible. Perhaps some training to your first line people is in order.

Karan, so sorry to hear this happened to you ! Your response however is much needed and very gracious. Blessings.

Good word neighbor!