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 EVERY SUNDAY AT 10:00 A.M.
The link to our Sunday Live-stream Service will go live before the service begins at 10:00 a.m. Looking forward to having you with us!
Did you miss last week's service? Watch it here.
Community Group Signups - Here at Westside, we believe in the value of community because we know that we are not only called to do life with Jesus but also with Jesus' people—the church. For us, this means connecting with other believers in Community Groups that meet throughout the week to grow in relationship with each other and God, seeking to live out all that Jesus has commanded. It's in these groups that we learn to be a family that challenges and encourages one another. It's here that we come to know and be known by others. Our Community Groups are starting up this week, so if you'd like to sign up, now is the time.
- Preparing for Marriage - Registration is open for those dating, engaged, or even those that want to audit our Preparing for Marriage course to learn more what the Bible calls us to in marriage. We will be starting our class on January 24th.
Giving - Give as an act of worship in response to God's word this morning. Did you know you can give via Interac E-transfer? It's a completely free option that doesn't require fees for the church like credit card transactions do. To learn about our various giving options, head to wchurch.ca/give.
New to Westside?
Check out our I'm New page.
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.
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?
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.