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Partnering with Aloha Produce to feed those in need in our city—we are providing fresh produce and dairy to any and all families in need on Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 pm.

We will have a Spanish language host present at this food distribution event, and it will take place in our parking lot. Please join us by picking up food for your family, or sharing this information with friends and neighbors in need.

Interested in volunteering?

Food boxes for our Produce & Dairy Distribution were provided by Aloha Produce through a federal grant that they received. In order to get boxes for future events at Westside, Madras and Warm Springs, we need to help pack boxes for community-wide distribution. Volunteer opportunities are as follows:

  • Wednesday July 1st and 8th, volunteers are needed from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm to pack food boxes at Aloha Produce (20485 Murray Rd, Bend). This is an assembly line where volunteers add items to the boxes as they pass by on rollers. Easy, fun and team-oriented! 
  • We need volunteers for the July 9 Produce & Dairy Distribution day, to prepare goods, help with parking and loading of cars, from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

Please contact Gonzalo at gfranco@westsidechurch.org to volunteer.

Be sure to follow Iglesia Westside Church on Facebook for a live broadcast of this event, and share with others who may be able to benefit.

The Bookers are Westside missionaries with YWAM in Sydney, Australia. Here’s an update from Adriel about how they are managing the pandemic and important cultural issues.

Hi Westside! As we’ve been watching the events unfold in the USA (and around the world) recently, we’ve been deeply challenged to examine issues of inequality that have emerged from COVID-19 as well as racial inequality and pain, including our own context with Aboriginal Australians. We’ve had some vulnerable and constructive times with our team, unpacking hard issues, asking questions that have no easy answers, and offering our lament and commitment through worship and prayer. We feel more convinced than ever that the way to address pain is through the eyes and action of Jesus and we’re trying to faithfully lean into him as we continue to serve in our own local context.  

The biggest blessing from the pandemic season is our daily “house church” with our team of amazing young people. Through worship and prayer we feel more full of God’s heart for our own city and the nations we serve through our work here. While we’ve had to curb some of our community activity due to pretty tight restrictions in Australia, we’ve also had time to reimagine what reaching our community looks like with creativity as well as online avenues. We’ve been supporting those in our community who sleep “rough” with warm take-away meals. (We really miss getting to eat together though—take away meals don’t lend themselves as much to genuine relationship as sharing a table does!) We have also expanded the Our Scarlett Stories ministry to bereaved families and are currently supporting 80+ women with grief care online. Something that might sound “boring” that is a huge breakthrough for us is that we’ve also achieved government certification for our training which means we can welcome more young leaders to our team through student visa program (when our borders re-open). This has been a major pandemic breakthrough for us! When borders open we have five staff waiting to join our team as well as our next Discipleship Training School starting in September. Please pray our borders will safely open soon! 

As we find ourselves in a sensitive time during this cultural moment, our prayer for ourselves and for you is that we would stay both tender and tenacious, engage from a place of hope (rooted in Christ), and always be open to new ways to love our neighbors well. Focused, faithful, fruitful—this is our prayer. 

Love to you, Adriel & Ryan  

Thank You so much for your generous participation in our non-perishable food drive. On Monday, June 22 in partnership with NeighborImpact, we will be hosting our monthly Free Food Market. We will be distributing food, cleaning supplies, and more 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, June 22 | 1:30 – 3:00pm

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

Who: ALL ARE WELCOME!

This past week, the president of our denomination, Randy Remington, sent a statement to all the pastors entitled “Uniting the Foursquare Family Against Racism” and calling us to a corporate time of prayer and fasting for three days beginning tomorrow (https://resources.foursquare.org/uniting-the-foursquare-family-against-racism/). Many people in our community struggle with what to say, think, or how to respond in light of the many political narratives in the media regarding racism. Inevitably any statement I make will be categorized as left or right, not enough or too much. For me and many in our church, this is not a political issue; it is a personal and moral one.

As I mentioned two weeks ago, when Keith Jenkins spoke, my silence, in the past, regarding racism in our nation has spoken volumes, and I can no longer be silent. First, racism is wrong in every form. I stand with my black brothers and sisters against this evil that has ravaged our nation.

What should our response and engagement be with a politically divided and emotionally charged issue such as this one? Here’s what I’m doing and would encourage our church to follow: I’m listening. I’m learning. I’m reading. I’m seeking to understand. I’m turning down the rhetoric the media and social media is pushing on us and turning up the voice of Jesus and His word. I am not choosing a political agenda. Instead, I am wholeheartedly seeking the agenda of Jesus. And here’s what I know about Jesus: He is near to the brokenhearted. Listen, there is brokenness in our nation. And people are grieving. Some are doing it in anger. Rather than standing in judgment over their grief or anger, I am choosing to be near to them; to stand with them; to walk with them; to weep with them; to sit with them, and listen to their stories. Minimizing or disregarding the pain and perspectives of others, especially when it challenges our worldview, is, at a minimum selfish, if not sin. And it certainly does not represent the way of Jesus.

Jesus is also concerned about justice and injustice. Justice is God’s business. The entire Bible is one long narrative of God’s restorative justice at work culminating in the resurrection of Jesus and His invitation for reconciliation with Him and each other. That’s why the church must lead in this, not follow. It has always been God’s heart for justice in the world. So we must enter into that work with Him, with grief, lament, humility, and courage. As Randy concludes his statement, he writes, “Our struggle against the evils of racism must be intentional and prolonged. In the coming weeks, we will craft and communicate the concrete steps we are taking as a movement. These steps will be rooted in our fundamental identity as the children of God and founded on what is eternally and gloriously major, our common, unique standing among all of creation as the image-bearers of God and those redeemed through the blood of Jesus Christ. We are the church, and we were made for this moment.”

Steve Mickel
Lead Pastor
Westside Church

Brent Earwicker, Global Outreach Outreach Coordinator and Founder of Bold Ventures, gives a Thank You to Westside for the support of Bold Ventures Relief Fund—and update on what’s happening in Lake Victoria right now.

Your generosity is a huge blessing and it’s multiplying to help a lot of needy people in East Africa. Thank you so much for giving to Bold Ventures. God bless you! To join in and get relief to even more families, visit give.boldventures.global

In May, we all partnered together and resourced four community organizations who are directly caring for those in our city who are struggling. Thank you so much for your generosity, it was a great success! This month, we are preparing for our June food distribution event—Free Food Market. The need has increased each month from 300 people in March to 600 people in April—to 800 people in May. The need is great and we want to be ready to help every car that drives into our parking lot. 

Please bring the following to Westside on June 16 anytime between 8:30am & 6:30pm:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning supplies
  • $25 grocery gift cards

Thank you for your generosity and continued partnership For Our City, Westside!

For our church leadership, there is no controversy when it comes the equal right of justice for all people. We stand with our black friends, communities and Westsiders and support equality and justice in our nation for all people of color.

As a church community, we must look to Jesus, who intimately knows the pain of unjust violence. We humbly ask for the Spirit’s guidance in examining ourselves, our institutions, our theologies, and practices for the ways in which they retain ideologies that disregard the humanity of non-white peoples. And we join our God in His solidarity with the oppressed and the marginalized.

Battling Coronavirus and Blessing Others in Mexico.

Many of you may have been wondering about our missionaries, and how they are managing the coronavirus overseas. We wanted to share this from our Mexico missionaries, Steve and Holly Taft, and how God is using them during, “such a time as this.”

Twice a week for twelve weeks, we have been reaching our community through giving of food, YOU have been a major part of this ministry and we want to say “THANK YOU”! 
We have been keeping close track of the names of the families and how many are in each. As of this week we have served over 500 families, totaling around 1600 people. It is a rewarding but hard ministry as you experience the depth of need, I personally have a new appreciation of those that are called to serve in soup kitchens!
Today we had a great example of God’s multiplication, this is a miracle we experience often at Casa de Fe! We made up 51 bags of food, passed out 51 bags of food and had 3 bags extra to give away! NO we did not miscount, we believe the Lord wanted to show us His hand in this ministry. We pray over the bags of food to multiply within people’s homes so that they experience His desire for multiplication in their families and realize HIS provision for them. 
We have led people to the Lord, prayed for many and given out Bibles. We have high expectations of  HIS Kingdom multiplication through your ministry here in Playa del Carmen.

Because of the faithful giving of Westsiders, we are able to continue to support the work of our missionaries, Steve and Holly Taft. How wonderful is it that God multiplied their food ministry? We may be facing uncertainty in the world, but God is ever-present, active and working alongside us. Please continue to pray for Casa de Fe in Mexico, including the church, staff and volunteers. We will be providing updates from our missionaries during the month of June, so be sure to check back for more updates!

We are so excited to be opening up our Home Church Initiative that allows Westsiders to gather for church in homes based on your comfort level. You may be ready to meet for an online service together in a home as extended family; or some of you may be ready to meet in a mixed group open to new friends. Either way, Westside Home Church is a great chance to build community, worship together, and care for each other in smaller groups in this season. Sign up to be a Host home or join a Home Church by going here

May 27 was our For the City Donation drive—and you guys showed up! We had 93 vehicles come through to drop off donations.  (91 cars, 1 pedestrian, and one stroller, with mom attached.)

Together we gathered:

  • 180 boxes and bags of diapers
  • 141 boxes and bags of wipes
  • 144 propane cans
  • 120 pairs of jeans
  • 130 boxes of protein bars

Your generosity towards our city is beautiful. These donations will be given to four community organizations that are serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty. Thank you for your continued partnership and generosity.

Pastor Steve shares plans for future relaunching of our larger gatherings and current news on the smaller gatherings that are beginning to happen in homes across our region based on our Phase 1 status.

I wanted to take a few minutes to describe our strategy for deciding when we might open up our building to Sunday services again as well as our home church strategy launching.

First, and most important, the church hasn’t been closed. We’ve been more open than ever – between the number of people who have heard the gospel message to the number of people we’ve served practically – the church has been arguably more engaged in our community than ever before.

But we do miss gathering together and we do know it is an important part of our spiritual development.

Share vision of the waters overflowing the banks of the river… how we do church has taken a different shape and I believe God is using this moment to reshape His church…

Our denomination, Foursquare, not only provides covering for us, but also wisdom. They’ve given us a framework of four guiding questions for us to consider as we discuss opening up our buildings to services.

First, Is it ethical?

Is opening up our building, right now, the right thing to do? When will it be the right thing to do. Just because we can, should we? In other words, what does love require of us in this moment. What does wisdom require of us? For us, the love for God and for our neighbors is our primary motivation. Not fear. But love.

Second, Is it permissible?

It’s possible, with the Oregon Supreme Court hearing a lawsuit regarding reopening churches and some of the comments President Trump made over the weekend, that churches may be allowed to bypass the phase-in process and begin to gather in large groups.

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:23-24: “You say, “I am allowed to do anything” —but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial. Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others.” 1 Corinthians 

Paul limits his own rights for the sake of love. There is more going on here then issues of religious freedom and constitutional rights. Jesus is wanting to do something in his church – to break some mindsets – to shift our thinking.

So we will follow the guidelines of our state and county regarding gathering sizes, but is it permissible is not the only question we are asking.

Third, Is it missional?

For me, this is the most important question of the four. Like I said, church isn’t closed. Matter of fact, we’ve had more influence and connection with people outside of the church than ever before. In some ways, our mission to help people know Jesus and become like Jesus is at an all time high. 

Not only that, this moment gives us an opportunity to strengthen parts of our strategy that were inherently weaker because of the focus on the Sunday gathering. This is an opportunity to go deeper in connection and community and broader in serving and acts of kindness.

Our Discipleship team has been working hard getting our Home Churches up and running.  We already have 27 OPEN GROUPS in process (meaning they have room for others to join) and at least 17 other groups in process that are already filled to capacity. 

These Home Churches represent over 70 leaders and hosts that have stepped up to launch this important ministry. We need at least 30 more leaders or hosts to adequately care for and connect with those in our church who would like to meet together in homes.

Listen, we will get back to meeting again on Sunday. No doubt of that. Gathering is important in the disciple-making process. But we don’t have to hurry to get back to the large gathering right away.

Carey Nieuhof’s latest blog from outreach magazine email… 

But the biggest mistake most leaders will make is that in the emotional rush to get back into a facility, to see everyone again, to assemble their teams and get back to “normal,” they’ll reembrace a model of ministry designed to reach a world that no longer exists.You’ve learned so much and your church has learned so much in this disruption so far that to simply reembrace what was will destroy what could be.

So what’s the danger as you get ready to gather again, whenever that is? Simple. Thinking that when you walk back into your building things will go back to normal. In other words, you don’t really need to change anymore—which is the fastest path to irrelevance.

Things have changed. Radically. The world has changed. Radically. Irrelevance is the gap between how quickly things change and how quickly you change. And even as the world slowly reopens, you’re not reopening to normal, but to a new normal.

Our framework: is it ethical; is it permissible and beneficial; is it missional; and lastly:

Fourth, Is it practical?

This is an important question as well. When we look at the social distancing guidelines, the cleaning needed between services, the ministry to children, and so forth you begin to realize how unrealistic gathering would be.

For instance, right now we could gather in groups of 25 or less… Some churches are more able to do this because of less size and building constraints. But for us to minister to our entire congregation in the building, that averages about 2,000 per Sunday, we would need to provide 80 services on any given Sunday. Add to that what type of service would it be? 

Nobody can touch. No hugs. No handshakes. Worship with masks on. That sounds fun. 

And not only that, you know what demographic of our church will absolutely show up as soon as we open up the building? Our older people. They are so faithful and so committed, if the doors are open they will be here. Is putting our at-risk population in an enclosed space with others practical, wise or ethical?

And what about young families? You remember what it was like when you had your first kid? Suzanne wouldn’t even let me hold our first child. Many young families are like, “I’m going to wait a little while even after you open up the building.”

Is it ethical?

Is it permissible?

Is it missional?

Is it practical?

These are the questions that we are asking. And because of these questions we know that we probably won’t be one of the first churches to resume Sunday in building services, we will probably be one of the last.

But I’m not worried. Because we know what the church is and what is isn’t. And we won’t be passively waiting – we will be actively meeting in homes and online. Growing closer with one another as we grow closer to God and as we serve our city in even greater ways.

God is opening up doors of relationship with people in our community like never before. This isn’t a time to fight for going back to what was, but leaning in to what could be. Finding new ways to innovate and create opportunities for the way of Jesus to flourish. 

Let me finish by referencing some of the language from the For the city Vision from over a year ago:

We desire to embody the way of Jesus: to love God and love people. Like a river overflowing its banks, we see the gospel of Jesus moving into our neighborhoods, transforming lives and communities. As we intentionally engage in proximity to our city, we will see the life and love of Jesus bring transformation to everyone, everywhere across Central Oregon. 

The gospel is transformative, expansive, Jesus-centric, and for everyone, everywhere. This gospel gives us a clear mandate to be present with people; to be by their side in their suffering and in their celebration; to meet needs and champion the lives of others. We are compelled to move outside our familiar and comfortable environments to be with and for others – all others – always. 

We envision a world where the Gospel is seen and not just heard; where the Church has a reputation for abundantly and generously loving people everywhere, always. We see ourselves with a seat at the civic table, working side by side with leaders in our communities to address the greatest needs and invited to this table because the evidence of our love for others has given us a seat. The love of Jesus will become clear for many, some for the very first time, both by what we say and what we do. As culture continues to drive people apart, we entrench ourselves firmly in the middle, showing people the love of Jesus and inviting them into the family of God.

When the stay-at-home order begins to lift, we will be launching Westside Home Church, an exciting opportunity for smaller groups of individuals to gather to worship and care for one another in homes until we are able to safely meet as a larger gathering in our church building. We are looking for 50-100 hosts to be ready and willing to invite others to a weekly online service in your home. Gather with a small group of people to worship, hear the word, pray, and discuss the message together. Westside Home Churches will be a great place to build community with new friends and those you already know. Please prayerfully consider being a host home for one of these smaller weekly church gatherings. We will provide weekly discussion questions and the online service, you provide the home!

To sign up as a host, visit westsidehome.org

Last month our food distribution project was a huge success—thanks to the help of our Westside family.

On Wednesday, May 27th Westside will be hosting a For The City donation event in partnership with the community organizations in our city that serve struggling young families, and our homeless.

We have identified the following essential items would meet a great need:

  • Diapers of all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • 1 lb propane cans
  • Protein bars
  • Size 30-36 waist jeans 

Please join in by dropping off any of the listed items on May 27th from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm at the Westside Church Office Drop-off station. Thank you for helping us make a difference in our city!

Help us embrace, encourage and empower our Redmond families.

In an effort to provide food, cleaning supplies, and books to children and families –  Redmond Proficiency Academy has created Redmond Cares.

Redmond Cares gives out food and supply boxes upon request and even delivers! All donations will be a curbside drop-off to adhere with social distancing protocols.

RPA is now accepting donations of food and supplies. If you live in the Redmond area, please consider donating the following:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Boxes/shopping bags,
  • Toiletries/hygiene items
  • Sanitation supplies

RPA is accepting donations every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-4 pm. Visit Redmond Cares for full details. Thank you!

Westside was honored to help our community last Monday during our Free Food Market! After tallying up our numbers, we found that we were able to help…

  • 154 families served that represent 641 people (340 adults, 301 kids)
  • 28 dogs and 9 cats

We received 40 grocery carts of donations from Westsiders for this event! Thank you again for your generosity. You all have made a huge impact! #ForTheCity

Dear Westside Kids Families,

We wanted to connect back up to let you know that we’re thinking about you and pray you’re all doing well! Also, we wanted to share something new that will be happening very soon, and a really awesome way for your kids to reach out to our community.    

First, we’re very excited that beginning this coming Sunday, May 3rd, ten minutes before the Westside Live online service will be our Kids Service! There you’ll find a  favorite worship song, Bible Story teaching and a video to go along with the Bible Story. We’re very happy to be a part of the Westside Sunday service experience, so be sure and have your kids join us. Then watch the main service after! 

We have a wonderful outreach opportunity to share with you. Fox Hollow and Stone Lodge Independent & Assisted Living facilities here in Bend are home to many residents who are currently quarantined with all the rest of us. Many can’t have the normal visits with family and friends. We would love for our kids to participate in making cards, notes and pictures/drawings for the residents to brighten up their days during this time. It will truly make such a difference!   

Mother’s Day Cards would be wonderful too! If you’d like a name of a specific Mother for your child to personalize their card, we have those ready to give you. Just respond back to this email and we’ll send you the name of a Mom! Thank you so much!       Mail your kids cards, notes and pictures/drawings to:   Fox Hollow: 2599 NE Studio Road, Bend OR 97701   Stone Lodge: 1460 NE 27th Street, Bend OR 97701 

Remember during the week to check out our Westside Kids Facebook & Instagram pages! We’ll be sharing great resources for you and your kids! Bible Story of the week craft ideas, object lessons, at home activities and much more, all designed especially for your kids! 

We’ll continue to stay connected with you our Westside Kids and families. Please know our entire team is continuing to pray for you and sending you our love!   

Blessings to you all, 
Westside Kids Ministry Team 
Joanie, Deb, Gail and Melissa 

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Join us in-person tomorrow at 8:30am or 10:00am as we gather to worship Jesus, have fellowship with our Church family, celebrate our Mothers and receive from the Word of God. 

At our 10am gathering:
- ASL translation is available.
- Iglesia Westside meets in the Chapel.
- Westside Kids is open for your children of all ages. 

Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend

Join us in-person tomorrow at 8:30am or 10:00am as we gather to worship Jesus, have fellowship with our Church family, celebrate our Mothers and receive from the Word of God.

At our 10am gathering:
- ASL translation is available.
- Iglesia Westside meets in the Chapel.
- Westside Kids is open for your children of all ages.

Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend
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Westside is hosting free camps for kids this summer and we need your help. The camps will emphasize sports, art, music, and more, so youll have plenty of opportunities to bless the kids in our community with your talents and expertise.

To sign up, fill out our volunteer form at https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/11992

Westside is hosting free camps for kids this summer and we need your help. The camps will emphasize sports, art, music, and more, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to bless the kids in our community with your talents and expertise.

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We are so proud of our Westside Missionaries to Mexico, Steve & Holly Taft. Relocating to Playa del Carmen in 2010 to establish a Ministry Training Institute, they soon after planted a bilingual Foursquare church. 

Casa de Fe (House of Faith) has been a huge blessing to the community throughout the last decade-plus, especially in this past COVID season where many local families were in need of food & supplies.

The Tafts have partnered with fellow Foursquare missionaries Joel & Veronica Arreola to pastor Casa de Fe. We are excited to see both families flourish as they continue growing the church in this new season!

To learn more or to support Steve & Holly, visit https://love4mexico.wordpress.com

We are so proud of our Westside Missionaries to Mexico, Steve & Holly Taft. Relocating to Playa del Carmen in 2010 to establish a Ministry Training Institute, they soon after planted a bilingual Foursquare church.

Casa de Fe (House of Faith) has been a huge blessing to the community throughout the last decade-plus, especially in this past COVID season where many local families were in need of food & supplies.

The Tafts have partnered with fellow Foursquare missionaries Joel & Veronica Arreola to pastor Casa de Fe. We are excited to see both families flourish as they continue growing the church in this new season!

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Through water baptism, we declare to the world our commitment to follow Jesus with our whole lives.

During our 10:00 am Sunday gathering on May 16, we'll be celebrating with each believer who identifies with the death of Jesus, rising up to new life in Him!

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Birthdays are more than just a day to receive presents, they help you to feel special and to know that you matter. But many foster children are likely to receive very few or even no gifts on their birthday.

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Learn more & join the Birthday Club at https://westsidechurch.org/all-church-updates/may-is-foster-care-awareness-month-2/

Birthdays are more than just a day to receive presents, they help you to feel special and to know that you matter. But many foster children are likely to receive very few or even no gifts on their birthday.

Our Birthday Club fills this gap, purchasing presents for foster kids and others identified as children in need. We have a beautiful opportunity to make a child’s birthday wishes come true while surrounding parents and foster parents with care and support.

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Join us online this morning as Pastor Ben shows us from the Bible that we are In This Together. 

Our gatherings stream live at 8:30am & 10:00am on YouTube, Facebook & westsidelive.org

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Join us in-person tomorrow at 8:30am or 10:00am as Senior Pastor Ben Fleming continues our series on Community: In This Together. 

Bring your children of all ages to the 10am service for Westside Kids. 

Iglesia Westside, our bilingual service, is at 10am in the Westside Chapel. 

Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend

Join us in-person tomorrow at 8:30am or 10:00am as Senior Pastor Ben Fleming continues our series on Community: In This Together.

Bring your children of all ages to the 10am service for Westside Kids.

Iglesia Westside, our bilingual service, is at 10am in the Westside Chapel.

Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend
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Our Spanish Bilingual Service is now meeting in the Westside Chapel at 10:00 am.

This weekly gathering provides a place for both English speakers and Spanish speakers to gather, worship and learn the Word together.

Pastor Gonzalo coordinates this service and keeps the content in sync with the weekly content in our other venues. In this way, we will continue to be one church, now in multiple venues and languages.

To learn more, visit iglesiawc.org

Our Spanish Bilingual Service is now meeting in the Westside Chapel at 10:00 am.

This weekly gathering provides a place for both English speakers and Spanish speakers to gather, worship and learn the Word together.

Pastor Gonzalo coordinates this service and keeps the content in sync with the weekly content in our other venues. In this way, we will continue to be one church, now in multiple venues and languages.

To learn more, visit iglesiawc.org
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All men are invited to join FUEL Men’s Bible Study taking place every Thursday morning in the lower atrium from 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Connect in community as you grow deeper in your relationship to Jesus. For questions or more info visit https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/122502

All men are invited to join FUEL Men’s Bible Study taking place every Thursday morning in the lower atrium from 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Connect in community as you grow deeper in your relationship to Jesus. For questions or more info visit westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/122502
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Sounds nice, wish I had that experience with Westside Church. It is really sad that it took a pandemic for the church to reach out. As a long time member I called in 2018 when I was diagnosed with cancer. Explained I was disabled and hadn't been able to get to church for 5 years. Said I had cancer and requested if someone could come pray with me as I went through this. I was told to find a church closer to where I lived, that the church couldn't send someone as far as Redmond; and there is a four - square church in Redmond and to call them. I had been a member of Westside church since 1999. I was not asked if my cancer was terminal, I was not "reached out" to in any way. I got busy with my Chemo and my sister tried reaching out the the church in Redmond. Her call was never responded to. No need to respond to this note. God says if a brother or sister does something to offend you go to them and tell them. God is great, humans are fallible. Perhaps some training to your first line people is in order.

Karan, so sorry to hear this happened to you ! Your response however is much needed and very gracious. Blessings.

Good word neighbor!

We are so excited to announce the release of our brand new worship album: House Sessions. This album is a compilation of worship songs written over the years at Westside as well as songs that our team felt were powerful, timely, and even prophetic as to where we find ourselves at this moment in time as a church.

Our prayer is that this album would bless you, that it would help lead you in the worship of Jesus, and that it would usher you into His presence wherever you find yourself pressing the play button.

Find the album anywhere you stream music (or at https://music.apple.com/us/album/house-sessions/1563241757). Give it a listen today!

We are so excited to announce the release of our brand new worship album: House Sessions. This album is a compilation of worship songs written over the years at Westside as well as songs that our team felt were powerful, timely, and even prophetic as to where we find ourselves at this moment in time as a church.

Our prayer is that this album would bless you, that it would help lead you in the worship of Jesus, and that it would usher you into His presence wherever you find yourself pressing the play button.

Find the album anywhere you stream music (or at music.apple.com/us/album/house-sessions/1563241757). Give it a listen today!
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2 weeks ago

Acts shows us that living in healthy community increases faith, which releases signs and wonders. If we truly want to see the power of God unleashed in our world, committing to life giving relationships is the right first step. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and were getting involved! This month we are helping Every Child give a Family Fun Box to every foster family in Central Oregon that includes:

- Family-focused activities and fun items for kids: Arts and crafts, board games, puzzles, baking items, sports balls, educational activities, $25 gift cards.

- Foster Parent appreciation items: Candles, journals, soap, lotion, blue tooth speakers, tools, $25 gift cards. (Anything that shows love and care!)

To join in, bring any of these unused items to the Westside Church office by May 6th.

Learn more at https://westsidechurch.org/all-church-updates/may-is-foster-care-awareness-month-2/

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and we're getting involved! This month we are helping Every Child give a Family Fun Box to every foster family in Central Oregon that includes:

- Family-focused activities and fun items for kids: Arts and crafts, board games, puzzles, baking items, sports balls, educational activities, $25 gift cards.

- Foster Parent appreciation items: Candles, journals, soap, lotion, blue tooth speakers, tools, $25 gift cards. (Anything that shows love and care!)

To join in, bring any of these unused items to the Westside Church office by May 6th.

Learn more at westsidechurch.org/all-church-updates/may-is-foster-care-awareness-month-2/
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One of the fullest expressions of heaven meeting earth is when God’s people sit together to listen to the teaching of the word; partner together for mission; eat together to remember; and pray together. Let’s recommit ourselves to the fellowship and to reconnecting together in Christ. ... 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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Awesome powerful word spoken today, Pastor Bo!

Happy Sunday!

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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Thank you pastor Bo that so great message.

Good Westside family

Great message! Thank you Bo. 🤗

Amen

Diana Doolittle is loving this message!

Wow such a good message this morning ❤️

Good morning 💜

Good morning

Good Morning Church 🌞

Glorious Morning, Family!

Good Morning!

Good morning ☀️

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Good Morning!

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Join us online this morning as Pastor Bo shows us from Scripture how we are In This Together. 

Our gatherings stream live at 8:30am & 10:00am on YouTube, Facebook, & westsidelive.org

Join us online this morning as Pastor Bo shows us from Scripture how we are "In This Together."

Our gatherings stream live at 8:30am & 10:00am on YouTube, Facebook, & westsidelive.org
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Join us in-person tomorrow as Pastor Bo Stern-Brady walks us through the Scripture to continue our series on Community: In This Together. 

Bring your children of all ages to the 10am service for Westside Kids. 

Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend

Join us in-person tomorrow as Pastor Bo Stern-Brady walks us through the Scripture to continue our series on Community: In This Together.

Bring your children of all ages to the 10am service for Westside Kids.

Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend
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May 16, during our 10:00 am Sunday gathering.

Water Baptism is an important next step in the life of a believer. Through baptism, you are declaring to the world your commitment to follow the way of Jesus with your life. 

If you want to take this incredible step in your faith, register today at https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/691661

May 16, during our 10:00 am Sunday gathering.

Water Baptism is an important next step in the life of a believer. Through baptism, you are declaring to the world your commitment to follow the way of Jesus with your life.

If you want to take this incredible step in your faith, register today at westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/691661
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Lets gather together this Sunday as Pastor Bo leads us through the Scripture. Shell be continuing our series on Community: In This Together. 

Attend in-person at 8:30am or 10:00am. Westside Kids is open and ready to teach your kiddos of all ages in the 10am service. Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend

Let's gather together this Sunday as Pastor Bo leads us through the Scripture. She'll be continuing our series on Community: In This Together.

Attend in-person at 8:30am or 10:00am. Westside Kids is open and ready to teach your kiddos of all ages in the 10am service. Register your whole family at westsidechurch.org/attend
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As followers of Christ, we are called into covenant community held together by God's promises. When we trust Him to do the deep work in us as individuals and collectively as a community, the results are powerful! ... See MoreSee Less

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In partnership with Neighbor Impact, we will be hosting our monthly Free Food Market on Monday, April 26th, 1:30-3:00pm. 

All are welcome--we will be distributing food to any individuals or families who need supplementary groceries. You can even pick up groceries for a neighbor in need. Just drive into the Westside Church parking lot.

We need more volunteers to serve on the Free Food Market team. To join us, please fill out our volunteer form: https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/11992

In partnership with Neighbor Impact, we will be hosting our monthly Free Food Market on Monday, April 26th, 1:30-3:00pm.

All are welcome--we will be distributing food to any individuals or families who need supplementary groceries. You can even pick up groceries for a neighbor in need. Just drive into the Westside Church parking lot.

We need more volunteers to serve on the Free Food Market team. To join us, please fill out our volunteer form: westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/11992
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This week, Behind the Message returns to discuss Westsides new approach to leadership, as Pastor Steve Mickel announces the addition of 2 senior pastors. 

Listen to our latest #podcast episode, From 1 Lead Pastor to 3 Senior Pastors: How we are changing to a shared leadership model here:

https://soundcloud.com/behindthemessagepodcast/from-1-lead-pastor-to-3-senior-pastors-how-we-are-changing-to-a-shared-leadership-model

This week, Behind the Message returns to discuss Westside's new approach to leadership, as Pastor Steve Mickel announces the addition of 2 senior pastors.

Listen to our latest #podcast episode, "From 1 Lead Pastor to 3 Senior Pastors: How we are changing to a shared leadership model" here:

soundcloud.com/behindthemessagepodcast/from-1-lead-pastor-to-3-senior-pastors-how-we-are-changing...
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God bless all of you...

What a strong team. May Gods glory and vision be written on your hearts to transform our city.

That’s a bunch of GREAT men of God. Stoked :))

We need your blood! There are still appointment slots available for todays blood drive, 12:30pm-5:30pm. Lets show up to show love to our community in a very tangible way. 

Go to redcrossblood.org & enter the sponsor code: SummitHS

We need your blood! There are still appointment slots available for today's blood drive, 12:30pm-5:30pm. Let's show up to show love to our community in a very tangible way.

Go to redcrossblood.org & enter the sponsor code: SummitHS
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