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Updates from Westside ministries

November 18th is our next youth gathering

Doors open at 6:30, Service at 7pm

Pastor Steve sits down with Redmond City Council Member Ginny McPherson on Election Day.

Saturday, October 31st from 2-4pm

The Westside Kids team knows that holiday traditions are a little bit tricky this year. We wanted to provide a family fun option for this coming Saturday, if you’re looking for an outing for your kids, costumed or not.

We are calling it our Candy Harvest Drive-thru! It’s this Saturday, October 31, from 2 to 4 PM. Simply load up the kids and drive through the Westside church parking lot and we will meet you there with a little bit of candy and a whole lot of love.

Having our lives in financial order is so freeing and here at Westside Church we want to help you do that with a tools and understanding. That’s why we recommend FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY with Dave Ramsey.

Dave Ramsey created Financial Peace University nearly 25 years ago after learning how to pay off debt, save and spend wisely, and build wealth. Today, millions have used the same principles to transform their lives.

There are nine video lessons featuring Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze, and Chris Hogan.

Now you can watch the videos in the comfort of your home and on your own schedule and join discussions online.

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“I realize the importance of creating a budget. For the 1st time in years we have money left over after getting paid!!! We just started this journey and can’t wait for the continued results.”

– Jeff

“I came into this program skeptical at best. After going through the first few baby steps I am amazed at this program and I truly believe in it. A biblical approach to money is awesome!!!”

– Lori

On Monday, October 26th, in partnership with NeighborImpact, we will be hosting our monthly Free Food Market. We will be distributing food and essential household items to individuals and families who need them! If you are in need of any of these items, please come to our drive-through at the Westside Church parking lot. All are welcome! 

What: Free Food Market

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

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

Who: ALL ARE WELCOME!

How to Register For In-Person Gatherings 

Westside Church is now available for in-person gatherings at our 8:30 am Sunday service. During this unique year, we want to thank you for your faithful engagement to our online services, and we also welcome you to now register to attend again in-person. For anyone who feels ready to gather, we reassure you we have gone to great measures to ensure cleanliness and safe social-distancing in our building. At this time, children are invited to attend and sit with their parents in the main service. We ask that everyone who plans to attend register online ahead of time as we are limited under current guidelines to safely have 100 people in the worship center. If you find when you go to register that the service is already full to capacity, please check back the following week at westsidechurch.org/attend. We will post each week’s service registration on our website every Monday for the following Sunday.

 As always, our online services are broadcast every Sunday at 8:30 am and 10:00 am. You can find our services online here: westsidelive.org 

We also encourage you to join a Home Church (or register to start one) to find connection and community. westsidehome.org

Thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Registration is now open for our first ever YTH Homecoming event. This November 6th join us from 7-10pm in the student Center at Westside Church. Doors open at 6:30. 

Come dressed to impress and ready to have some fun.

For more information please contact Ariana Menchaca at amenchaca@westsidechurch.org 

Fall is here! It’s time again for Westside’s annual pumpkin patch. Stop by the atrium lawn on October 10th from 12-4 and October 11th from 9:30-12. Grab some pumpkins with your family, take festive pictures, and enjoy some light refreshments. Hope to see you there!

We’re launching a series in the book of Joel, and I’m super excited about this series. Before we dive in, I wanted to speak to something that I’ve heard around town and the region. Usually, I don’t respond to rumors because there’s many of them, and there’s no reason to respond to every one of them. Still, this particular rumor has started to affect some people in our church who are just getting confused about what we believe about the Old Testament here at Westside. I’ve heard from a handful of people, good friends, pastors in our city saying things like, “I hear Westside doesn’t believe in the Old Testament anymore!” These rumors have started to breed confusion in people in our church. So, I want to reiterate what we believe. Not in a defensive posture, but in another way of teaching about how we view the entirety of scripture.

At Westside, we believe that all scripture, both Old and New Testaments, are God-breathed and profitable for us. Every time we go to the Old Testament, we must interpret it through the lens of Jesus. In a way, it’s like we work backward. Where do you start when you read a book? You start at the beginning. But, as Christians, we should begin in Matthew chapter 1, the description of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The One that the entirety of scripture has proclaimed. Then, read the gospels and then work backward and read through the Old Testament. Then you’re able to see the mark of Jesus everywhere throughout the old testament. To fully understand the work of Jesus in the New Testament, we must understand the Old Testament.

On Monday, September 24th, in partnership with NeighborImpact, we will be hosting our monthly Free Food Market. We will be distributing food and essential household items to individuals and families who need them! If you are in need of any of these items, please come to our drive-through at the Westside Church parking lot. All are welcome! 

What: Free Food Market

When: Monday, September 28th | 1:30 – 3:00pm

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

Who: ALL ARE WELCOME!

Dear Westsiders. 

Thank you for continuing to be a part of our For the City Campaign! Your consistency to give generously and allow us to show for our community especially in this season has been incredible. We wanted to give you a quick update on all that God has been doing through us in this time. Check out our video update above.

For the City FAQ

What is For the City? 

For the City is a 2-year giving and engagement campaign that we launched on Easter 2019. It was birthed from our Vision of seeing the life and love of Jesus flow through our neighborhoods and workplaces and every school, business, area and arena of our city- through US. This is God’s heart- He loves our city and that love should radiate through His people. 

When does the For the City campaign finish? 

We will celebrate the completion of the For the City campaign on Easter of 2021! We are so grateful for all of those who have pledged and have been giving monthly or as they have felt led to give. Your generosity in your giving to Westside Church and in your giving to the For the City fund enabled us to be a present help in time of need to our city. Thank You!

Although the giving campaign is ending next spring, our heart for being a church for the city has only grown.This is OUR calling, not just pastors, church staff, or missionaries, but everyone. We all own this. Being “For the City” is part of our identity and will continue to happen in every neighborhood and Home Church- through simple acts of kindness as well as coordinated opportunities.  

Did we complete all of the For the City Initiatives? 

For the City launched with 6 Initiatives: An East Side Church Plant, A Latino Ministry, an emphasis on City Without Orphans/Local Outreach, New Media to reach Everyone, Everywhere, increased City Impact and a Downtown Building. As the video reflects, we have launched and have great movement on 5/6 of our planned initiatives! For now, we have put any plan for a Downtown Building on hold. A physical structure has not seemed like a necessary focus in the midst of Coronavirus restrictions. However, we will revisit this dream of a space in the center of our city with you, when the time feels right and as we feel directed by Jesus. 

What’s Next?

Our For the City Campaign and giving has enabled us to launch out into loving and serving our city well. We have made headway in our initiatives, but more importantly we have seen God weave His heart for our city into the tapestry of who we are as Westside Church. Being For Our City is now a beautiful part of our identity, created wholly by the individual threads of Westsiders like you showing up for our neighbors and community both individually and collectively. Moving forward, we foresee the life and love of Jesus flowing even more deeply through our Home Churches, Community groups, Youth and Young Adults, and the relationships each of us have built. We impact our cities through everything we do, and through everything we are as God’s people. We are teachers, doctors, parents, marketplace leaders- independently playing a part in our shared mission and vision. Every day we champion, carry, and resource our city. In this time especially, our city needs a church like that. A church that shows up and remains steady with all of the work there is yet to do.  

Beginning September 20th, we’re starting to have Home Churches gather together in the building during the 8:30am service. Currently, we’re only able to have 100 people gather at a time. With those limits,  each Home Church will only be able to attend in-person once per month. 

At this time, the only way to join us on a Sunday morning in-person is to be a part of a Home Church. Invitations and instructions to register will come from your Home Church leaders.

To join, host, or register your existing Home Church, click the applicable link below.

Relevant Links:
Join a Home Church
Host a Home Church
Register Your Existing Home Church

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Alright, young adults! The time has come. We will restart weekly services on Tuesday nights starting on September 22nd. These services will include mask requirements and socially distanced seating so that we can continue to be as safe as possible as we gather again. The doors will open at 6:45 and service will start at 7:00 in the main worship center. We’re pumped to worship with you again.

Alright, High school and Jr. High – Westside Youth is back. We’re having our fall kickoff on September 23rd followed by another service on October 21st. Both events have limited spots available, so make sure that you register here. In between those services, keep an eye on our social media pages for mid-week events that will include things like hiking, coffee hangouts and BBQ’s. We’re stoked to have you back!…By the way, we’re giving away airpods on September 23. Check out our instagram for details.

Dear Westside Families & Kids,

We’re so excited to announce that our new Orange Online Kids Church starts this

Sunday, August 23rd!

Every Sunday you can view a new Kids Church program at www.2020.westsidechurch.org/kids. There will be creative and engaging individual worship & teaching videos for Preschoolers ages 2-5, Kindergarteners-3rd Grade and Preteens 4th-5th Grade.

Thank you so much!

Westside Kids Ministry Team

On Monday, August 24 in partnership with NeighborImpact, we will be hosting our monthly Free Food Market. We will be distributing food and essential household items to individuals and families who need them! If you are in need of any of these items, please come to our drive-through at the Westside Church parking lot. All are welcome! 

What: Free Food Market

When: Monday, August 24 | 1:30 – 3:00pm

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

Who: ALL ARE WELCOME!

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https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/680725

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