As we continue to gather in our households or core bubbles in their homes, in parks, on patios, over Zoom, and in other creative ways, we want to equip and encourage you in this! It is vital to the life of the church body, because the church is not a building—YOU are the church, and so in this time we want to encourage you to continue to meet in small, safe and creative ways on Sunday mornings. To see some ideas of how you can do this safely, head to our Plan Sunday at Home page.
If you're currently bringing friends and family together to watch the live-stream together, would you let us know using this form? It'll help us get the resources we're developing into your hands.
JOIN US ONLINE SUNDAY AT 10:00 A.M.
Too often, the Good News of Jesus is reduced to a formula and life in His presence is only a set of beliefs. But in this letter to a young church leader, we’ll see how the Gospel challenges, focuses, and shapes everything about ordinary life as Jesus’ Church.
The link to our Sunday Live-stream Service will go live before the service begins at 9:00 a.m. Looking forward to having you with us!
Did you miss last week's service? Watch it here.
TEXTING IN KEYWORDS
Every Sunday, our MC announces keywords that you can text in for more information about current events, giving, and other important things.
You can text those to 604-263-2314. Why not create a new contact called "Westside" and add that number into your phone right now so that you don't have to worry about remembering it?
- Alpha Course—Alpha is coming up in just a few short weeks! And you don't have to come alone... think of a family member, friend, or co-worker who might come with you. It's a safe environment to get your thoughts out in the open and test them with others, or even just hear from others to get some perspective. In times of isolation, we can often need community to work things out. I hope you will take the step to check it out. Text ALPHA or go to wchurch.ca/alpha for more information!
- Give—We issued donations receipts for 2020 last week! For most of you, the receipts were sent to your emails, unless you requested a physical receipt. If you haven't received yours yet, please check your junk folder! Still can't find it? Send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org! To learn about our various giving options, head to wchurch.ca/give or text GIVE to 604-263-2314.
Are you a new family to Westside? We'd love to share our kids resources with you! Just head to the link below and our team will be in touch!
Kids Zoom Classes will begin on Sunday, November 29th. We will offer 2 classes at 9am for kids ages 4-11. To register, head to our Kids webpage.
If Westside is your church home, a regular part of our Sunday rhythm is to encourage you to give as an act of worship. To learn how to set up pre-authorized giving or to give a one-time donation, head to our Giving page.
We’d love for you to take communion on your own or with your family at home. Here's a good way to do it safely if you're taking communion with your family:
Don’t dip the bread into a common cup of juice. Pour a bit of wine or juice into clean, separate cups, and sanitize your hands before cutting up the bread and distributing it. Limit touch as much as possible.
If you have a prayer request or a praise, we'd love to pray for you! Please fill out a prayer request.
Community is especially vital in a time where we can't gather together physically, so we want to encourage you to meet online with your Community Groups after the live-stream to touch base, connect, and chat about the sermon.
If you aren’t already in a Community Group, you can request to join one at wchurch.ca/CGs.
Connecting through Social Media
One of the ways we'll be staying connected as a church body is through social media. We'll have plenty of content coming your way, so be sure to follow us on our social channels.
Why a Live-stream?
In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 (see our full communication and updates on this), we want to be good citizens and neighbours, and help to protect the most vulnerable among us, so we are providing online resources—like this live-stream—for church at home.