What’s Happening at Westside

Updates from Westside ministries

Text ih365 to 313131 to receive text notifications to your phone for updates on how to help as needs arise throughout the crisis. Below you’ll find resources for kids, information on how to help, community resources, and a real-time list of outreach opportunities that are updated frequently—so check in often!

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Hey Parents, 

We see you and are cheering you on in these challenging days. We believe that not only has God equipped you to be the very parents your kiddos need, but also that God is WITH you. We know it can be challenging to engage, entertain, and educate your kids from day to day so we have gathered some awesome, free resources for your kids in this time. We hope it will help lift your load and remind you that we are with you too.

Free Resources for kids:  

Superbook Kids website – a safe place for kids to play some online games, learn more about the Bible, and grow in their faith!
https://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/infoparents

Find activities and crafts at Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine: 
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/clubhouse-jr-magazine/

Enjoy online read-alouds and activities from your favorite Children’s Authors:  
https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2UaZiRC_1Ea11dmmBCkQO_JgMwLmP5O10kO0MFH485h-ozk0A3WC8uk5M

Here’s a complete list of Educational Companies offering Free subscriptions:  
https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/?fbclid=IwAR2k_sz9AdlMmB7t0N98oe61b5i0P2laxRhr8D9PX6IWF1U-AF3t9sqo6VE

12 Free Online Art Lessons on Youtube:
https://homeschoolhideout.com/art-lessons-on-youtube/?fbclid=IwAR1-OP309oVhz0I7Rsi3qTuC807ajZ-5sYp54n_He1e56Fga8RshDSGmyVk

Explore museums, galleries, zoos and landmarks offering free online resources:
https://people.com/travel/stuck-at-home-you-can-visit-these-world-famous-sites-from-your-couch-for-free/

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Updated 4.21.20

As our city is struggling,  many of you have asked how you can help. We are actively working every day to provide both hope and help to our community. Here are some ways for us to stay connected and aware.

We will be utilizing our website, westsidechurch.org, more and more to list new digital ways to connect and grow in our faith together during this challenging time.

We are continuing to help with needs in our community through our monthly Food Program and active support of community organizations. Thank you for your ongoing generosity, it’s making a difference. To hear about specific needs and opportunities to help, simply sign up for our IHEART365 texting line by texting ih365 to the number 313131.  We will utilize this existing ministry to text out needs and opportunities.

Pandemic Partners-Bend Facebook page is a great, community page filled with needs and people organically meeting them. Be sure and check out WhatIfWeCould.com to find up-to-date information on how to help and donate to organizations on the ground floor.

The Central Oregon Resource Directory (CORD) provides a list of food banks, doctors and pharmacies, unemployment offices, senior care agencies, housing help, and more from Warm Springs to La Pine.

Westside Church-Community Facebook page is a great place for us to start to connect as a faith community as well.

If you know of needs, or need help yourself, please call (541) 382-7504 or contact us

We are committed to you and to our community for the duration of this global crisis. Let’s stand together, and support one another and our city. 

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In response to the Governor’s statewide cancellation of all group gatherings of 25 or larger and the President’s guideline to cancel gatherings larger than 10 people, Westside Church will be closed for all services and classes, as well as youth and young adult gatherings for the duration of the statewide cancellation (currently expected to end on April 14). During this unprecedented global health crisis, we are committed to protecting the most vulnerable in our community and will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds.

As a church, we are called to love & care for our neighbors. Right now, that includes protecting our neighbors in every way we can. Our adherence to these regulations reflects our sense of responsibility to our community, not panic or fear.

Throughout the gathering ban we will live-stream our Sunday services online at our regular times: 8:15, 9:45, 11:15am and 5:30pm at westsidelive.org. Financial gifts can be made online on our giving page.

Watch the live-stream of our services here.

Or watch on Facebook Live.

To receive automated updates regarding the closure via text from the church, please text “westside” to 474747.

Contact us with questions.

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Hi Westside Family. I, like many of you, received the information from our Oregon Governor to ban gatherings larger than 250 people in order to protect the public from the COVID-19 outbreak. I believe our response to this announcement should not be one of fear, but of wisdom and care for those in our churches and our communities as we implement what our state leadership has put in place.

Starting this Sunday, all of our Sunday services, including our evening service, will be online and available throughout the rest of the week. There will be opportunities online to pray and to continue to give financially, even chat with a pastor and others during the livestream.

We already have a robust online presence with our weekly Sunday services. We will continue to gather online at westsidelive.org during the suspension of our gatherings. Our team will provide full worship and the regular teaching we had planned.  So, while we will not gather at our physical location for a few weeks, we will still gather online in strong community.

This is a time for the church to be adaptive, responsive, and demonstrate Christlike leadership. The church has never been limited to the four walls of the church building. We have seen throughout Church history the many ways the church remained connected, stayed on mission and supported one another in unique ways, even under tremendous persecution.

We have an opportunity to love people in the midst of their fears. We can walk with empathy toward people who are genuinely afraid and love them through it. We are still the church – the visible representation of God’s kingdom. So, let’s go out of our way to love on our neighbors, to encourage people who are afraid, and to pray for those who are sick and the families who have lost loved ones all around the world.

I’m grateful that we can continue to gather as a faith community, even under these challenging circumstances, in homes online. My hope is that we can navigate this together, and in a way that honors Jesus and each other. See you online this Sunday!

-Steve Mickel, Lead Pastor

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Good morning beautiful Westside family

Yes Jesus !thank you pastor Bo

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Join us tomorrow at 8:30 and 10am as Pastor Bo continues us through our series A Year To Hope. See you there!

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New Community Groups will be launching in February. If you are interested in potentially leading a Community Group or if you are currently leading a group, this training is for you! This is a 3-week training for all Community Group leaders. Register at the link in bio or westsidechurch.org/events

New Community Groups will be launching in February. If you are interested in potentially leading a Community Group or if you are currently leading a group, this training is for you! This is a 3-week training for all Community Group leaders. Register at the link in bio or westsidechurch.org/events ... See MoreSee Less

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Good morning beautiful Westside family

Thank you pastor Steve it was so good

Good morning Westside! 🤗💕🙏🌈

Amen

Wonderful message today! Thankyou

Beautiful message

Welcome to Westside!

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Good morning Westside church ⛪ 🙏. Please pray for me. My lift hip and leg hurt. Thank you 😊 💓.

Please pray for my husband. He lost his job of 10+ years and we are struggling with house payments. Please pray god gives us hope and and opportunity to provide for our kids.

so good, so needed Thank you, Jesus

Good Morning from Wisconsin

Good morning from North Dakota!

Good morning

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Womens Bible Study will be starting a new study going through Elijahs story. Sign up at westsidechurch.org/events for either in person or online groups!

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I would not recommend this group. The leader and the worship leader treated a young woman on the worship team so badly. They lied to her and were extremely manipulative. I am an acquaintance of her and reached out to see where she had gone (wasn’t on the team any longer) and she showed me the texts. I was appalled. These are women leading?? They never sought third party mediation with the church which she recommended. They wouldn’t meet and talk with her except to triangulate and both lied. I left the group as well as my sister because it was so bad. I would not recommend attending this group.

Experiencing loss and the challenging path of grief can be one of the most isolating and painful places to walk. 

We are committed to coming alongside those facing grief with meaningful support, resources, and hope, with compassionate leaders who really do understand. 

Our next 15-week grief support group will launch on Sunday, Jan 16th. For more info and to register, visit westsidechurch.org/events

Experiencing loss and the challenging path of grief can be one of the most isolating and painful places to walk.

We are committed to coming alongside those facing grief with meaningful support, resources, and hope, with compassionate leaders who really do understand.

Our next 15-week grief support group will launch on Sunday, Jan 16th. For more info and to register, visit westsidechurch.org/events
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Welcome to Westside Church and its online videos. If you enjoy our videos, check out our website at www.westsidechurch.org to find out more about who we are and what we do. Loving God and Loving People in Bend Oregon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi church family 💜

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Best conversation/message ever!!! Thank you for being honest, humble, vulnerable leaders.💙

Good morning beautiful Westside family

Happy Sunday ❤️

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Join us tomorrow at the 8:30 + 10am gatherings to hear from our Senior Pastors as they catch up and look toward the new year with hope. We will be meeting both in-person and online. See you there!

Join us tomorrow at the 8:30 + 10am gatherings to hear from our Senior Pastors as they catch up and look toward the new year with hope. We will be meeting both in-person and online. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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Better Together is a 5-week series that will help you and your spouse build a marriage foundation focusing on communication, trust, friendship, and love. Register at westsidechurch.org or the link in bio

Better Together is a 5-week series that will help you and your spouse build a marriage foundation focusing on communication, trust, friendship, and love. Register at westsidechurch.org or the link in bio ... See MoreSee Less

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Experiencing loss and the challenging path of grief can be one of the most isolating and painful places to walk. 

We are committed to coming alongside those facing grief with meaningful support, resources, and hope, with compassionate leaders who really do understand. 

Our next 15-week grief support group will launch on Sunday, Jan 16th. For more info and to register, visit westsidechurch.org/events

Experiencing loss and the challenging path of grief can be one of the most isolating and painful places to walk.

We are committed to coming alongside those facing grief with meaningful support, resources, and hope, with compassionate leaders who really do understand.

Our next 15-week grief support group will launch on Sunday, Jan 16th. For more info and to register, visit westsidechurch.org/events
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Womens Bible Study will be starting a new study going through Elijahs story. Sign up at westsidechurch.org/events for either in person or online groups!

Women's Bible Study will be starting a new study going through Elijah's story. Sign up at westsidechurch.org/events for either in person or online groups! ... See MoreSee Less

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THANK YOU WESTSIDE! Because of you 880+ children and families had Christmas gifts this Christmas. Our prayer is that the God of Hope would surround every child with His peace and joy, and that each child would feel seen and loved and valued.

Thank you for sharing in the joy of Christmas with us at Westside Church by participating in the Giving Tree!
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Thank you so much Westside church an all envolved making Christmas for children.All your time and Love .Which Westside Family is Love 💕

Thank you Westside church our kids loved their presents 🎁

That is incredible! Way to go Westside Church family!

Amazing!

Wonderful!

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New Community Groups will be launching in February. If you are interested in potentially leading a Community Group or if you are currently leading a group, this training is for you! This is a 3-week training for all Community Group leaders. Register at the link in bio or westsidechurch.org/events

New Community Groups will be launching in February. If you are interested in potentially leading a Community Group or if you are currently leading a group, this training is for you! This is a 3-week training for all Community Group leaders. Register at the link in bio or westsidechurch.org/events ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome to Westside Church and its online videos. If you enjoy our videos, check out our website at www.westsidechurch.org to find out more about who we are and what we do. Loving God and Loving People in Bend Oregon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good morning beautiful Westside family

Amen thank you pastor

Join us tomorrow for the 10am Gathering as Pastor Evan shares a word as we head into the new year!

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Wishing you a very happy Christmas!

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Home sick with Covid. So glad we can still feel connected and attend church virtually. Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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Love “being” with you!

Merry Christmas to all.

Merry Christmas to all our Westside family!!!♥️🌲🙏

Enjoying on the big screen tonight.

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Cant wait to see you today!

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The collective charitable donations from the Westside Church family has had outsized impact in 2021. As we approach the end of another year, would you prayerfully consider a year-end gift? Your donations are tax deductible and play a critical part in launching us into the new year with financial strength to care well for our church and reach our community with greater and greater impact. Please bring to the church by December 26 or if mailed, must be postmarked by December 31. Thank you for your continued generosity.

The collective charitable donations from the Westside Church family has had outsized impact in 2021. As we approach the end of another year, would you prayerfully consider a year-end gift? Your donations are tax deductible and play a critical part in launching us into the new year with financial strength to care well for our church and reach our community with greater and greater impact. Please bring to the church by December 26 or if mailed, must be postmarked by December 31. Thank you for your continued generosity. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
Christmas Eve is tomorrow! We will be gathering at 2, 4 and 6pm for a candlelight service. Bring your family and friends! We cant wait to spend Christmas with you!

Christmas Eve is tomorrow! We will be gathering at 2, 4 and 6pm for a candlelight service. Bring your family and friends! We can't wait to spend Christmas with you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sure wish we were there! Miss you all and the wonderful services.

Will any of the services be live streamed? Merry Christmas!

Reminder we will only be having the 10am service on Sunday, December 26. Kids and youth classes will be open.

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