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Foursquare International has provided a great resource for families who want to go through the 21 Days of Prayer together. We’re on day two, but you can join any time. We’ve included the packet for families here. Check out https://www.foursquare.org/events/21-days-of-prayer for more resources.

This is a great opportunity to learn about prayer as a family, to read scripture, to share, and to have a family moment.

We’re excited to share with you an advent for December 2021. We hope you’ll take some time as a family to talk about the Christmas story, to make memories and maybe even create some new traditions. We’ve included lots of fun ideas for the holiday season. We’d love to see photos and hear stories about your advent adventures.

Merry Christmas from the Westside Family Team!

Are you interested in Fostering and becoming a resource for kids in care? Want to learn more about the process? Join us for a casual conversation around fostering with a panel that can help answer your questions. Wednesday October 13th from 6 to 8 in the 1st-3rd Grade classroom. To Register go to https://thecontingent.microsoftcrmportals.com/upcoming-event/event-detail/?id=40e60c7f-955c-4cce-8f75-7e65a8bbab63

Are you curious what young people are experiencing and feeling right now?

I’ve noticed some very interesting trends and common feelings in the past year from the young people I mentor. This talk is a collection of what they’ve been saying.

Westside Family Pastor Josh Cordell also has a coaching/mentoring business where he meets with as many as 30 young people one-on-one in a week. They talk about goal setting, what’s working and what’s not. They build trust and open communication.

Wednesday, August 11th. 7-8pm at Westside Church. Free. Child Care provided.

Thank you so for helping making Art Camp 2021 a great success! We had so much fun exploring creativity and art with kids from Grades 1 – 12. We had some wonderful local artists give of their time and talent, sharing their love of creating with students. The middle and high school kids learned painting techniques from local artist, Zach Filkins. Grade school kids had fun sculpting with Lexie Miller, a local author and illustrator. Grade school kids also got to create a mixed media canvas with local artist, Melissa Blackett.

We had an amazing group of volunteers who helped to create an amazing art experience for the students. We’re thankful for the great feedback we’ve received from kids and parents alike. One 7 year old said, “This has opened up a whole new world for me!”

It’s our desire to make sure kids know that they were created by the Creator, to create! We look forward to hosting art events in the future to keep students and families inspired to create and make throughout their whole lives.

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.

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!

Help us care for our community this winter by donating items needed for the Bend and Redmond Warming Shelters. Deliver items to the church on Saturday, February 27th, from 10 am-1 pm, or before that during regular Office Hours (Monday-Thursday 9 am-2 pm).

Donation Items needed: Warm hats, ski gloves, coats, army-type blankets, sleeping bags, hand and foot warmers, soft granola bars, Band-Aids, toothbrushes, travel size toothpaste, and $5 gift cards to McDonalds.

We believe that God has created you to parent your kids with strength and purpose. Sometimes you just need a little support to navigate parenting’s unfamiliar terrain and our rapidly changing culture.  

Westside Parenting Summit is a resource to equip and encourage parents to create healthy and purpose-filled families. This online parenting conference, launched online on February 2nd, 2021, will provide insights from parents, pastors, and experts covering various subjects important to families. No registration is needed. You can access our content anytime, anyplace. 

Check back throughout the year to find age-specific content being regularly added to the Parenting Summit to support you along the way.  

For more information or questions, contact Westside Family Pastor Josh Cordell– jcordell@westsidechurch.org

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If youre interested in participating in the 21 Days of Prayer as a family, check out these resources. This is a great way to carve out a bit of time to pray, discuss, and share as a family. What an excellent way to start 2022!

https://westsidechurch.org/kids/21-days-of-prayer-for-families/

If you're interested in participating in the 21 Days of Prayer as a family, check out these resources. This is a great way to carve out a bit of time to pray, discuss, and share as a family. What an excellent way to start 2022!

westsidechurch.org/kids/21-days-of-prayer-for-families/
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