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We are excited about this opportunity to pray with brothers and sisters all around Central Oregon. 50 Days of Prayer is an initiative led by a group of prayer warriors from various churches, encouraging the body of Christ to pray during the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost. Their website will have focused prayers, worship and inspiration to help guide the collective Church. Join us for the next 50 days as we seek God’s presence in focused prayer. 

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Join us on this good Good Friday as we have a time of reflection and worship with Pastor Steve, Tim and Ness. Together we remember the power of the cross to remind us above all else that we are loved.

Check out this great object lesson brought to you by one of our amazing volunteers, Jesse, and his daughters.

You are invited to be a part of our Easter Celebration services happening online THIS Sunday at 8:30, 9:45, 11:15am, and 5:30pm. We can’t wait to celebrate together the miracle of the resurrection and the life that it brings. Be sure to invite friends and family to be a part of this special service too. Just go to westsidelive.org. See you there!

Every Thursday from 6:30am – 7:30am

All men are invited to join FUEL Men’s Bible Study happening every Thursday morning in the lower atrium.

Connect in community as you grow deeper in your relationship to Jesus. Men will be socially distanced and required to wear a mask. Please use the link below if you have any questions.

Contact Us for more information.

There are a number of hard-working organizations out there tirelessly working to make sure no one goes hungry during this difficult time. If you have food to spare, you can help out by donating food in a socially-distant way:

The Giving Plate is offering a drive-up style food box service. Support them by donating non-perishable food at a drop site near you:

  • OnTap – 1424 NE Cushing Drive, Bend (11-4 Any day)
  • D&S Hydraulics – 373 SE Bridgeford Blvd, Bend (11-4 Monday through Friday)
  • Bend Cider Co. – 64649 Wharton Avenue, Bend (11-4 Any day)

The Shepherd’s House serves prepackaged meals and other supplies Monday – Friday for anyone in need. You can support them by donating non-perishable food items, pre-made food bags, and fresh produce using their drive-through drop-off service:

  • Drop-off between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday-Friday at 1854 NE Division St. Bend.
  • See a full list of ways you can help here.

A video update from Pastor Steve:

Hi everybody. I wanted to give you a quick update on some things going on in our faith community. It has been a moment for us to rethink how we do church. Thankfully we know, we are the church. It’s never been about a building. Still, without having our normal Sunday morning services we’ve become very aware of the need for greater connection during the week.

You may have noticed I have been on social media – which is not my norm. It’s actually been really great to do some Facebook and Instagram live conversations and see and interact with many of you.

Our discipleship team and volunteers are calling people in our congregation just to check in. Many of our Blue Groups have moved online and our Women’s Bible study this spring will also be online. Our local outreach crew is busy meeting needs both with individuals and with community organizations. We had a  drive-through food bank recently and it was really cool to use our atrium and parking lot to meet some critical needs in our community.

In addition to all that, we still have our Sunday services online! It’s amazing how powerful our times of worship still are even online. Nothing can restrain the presence of God as we worship together in our homes.

Personally, Suzanne and I are doing well. Even though exhaustion is always present, we are choosing to not worry or be anxious. We are very aware of the hardships that many are facing in our community. Thankfully we know our hope is not in this world, but in God who is watching out for us, even when it might not feel like it. He is for us! I believe that with all of my heart. Love you all and praying for you every day.

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On April 4th, 2021, well join with millions of worshippers worldwide to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. Our Easter Service will be streamed online at westsidelive.org, Facebook Live, and YouTube at 8:30 and 10:00 am. To find out more, visit westsidechurch.org/easter.

On April 4th, 2021, we'll join with millions of worshippers worldwide to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. Our Easter Service will be streamed online at westsidelive.org, Facebook Live, and YouTube at 8:30 and 10:00 am. To find out more, visit westsidechurch.org/easter. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so excited that THIS coming Sunday, we begin gathering for two in-person services at 8:30 am & 10 am. There are still a few spots open, and we’d love to have you join us. All services are socially distanced, with masks required. Register at westsidechurch.org/attend. We’d love to have you join us!

We are so excited that THIS coming Sunday, we begin gathering for two in-person services at 8:30 am & 10 am. There are still a few spots open, and we’d love to have you join us. All services are socially distanced, with masks required. Register at westsidechurch.org/attend. We’d love to have you join us! ... See MoreSee Less

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Persecution certainly happens, but we must be careful to find our identity in Christ and not the adoration or the criticism of the world. ... See MoreSee Less

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“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. John 13:35 // You are deeply loved by God. His love for us is both lavish and life changing. Let His love settle deep in your bones today and then get out there and give it away.

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another." John 13:35 // You are deeply loved by God. His love for us is both lavish and life changing. Let His love settle deep in your bones today and then get out there and give it away. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jesus not only tell us to prepare for persecution when we choose the way He declares, but also gives us a guide in how we respond when accusations arise. ... See MoreSee Less

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The wait is over! Register for one of our two in-person Sunday Services at 8:30 am & 10:00 am beginning Sunday, March 7th! Gather together with us to be refreshed and encouraged. All gatherings are Covid-safe with social distancing and masks required. There’s still time to register for services happening this month! Visit westsidechurch.org/attend.

The wait is over! Register for one of our two in-person Sunday Services at 8:30 am & 10:00 am beginning Sunday, March 7th! Gather together with us to be refreshed and encouraged. All gatherings are Covid-safe with social distancing and masks required. There’s still time to register for services happening this month! Visit westsidechurch.org/attend. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jesus tells us to rejoice when we suffer persecution. Following the way of Jesus reorients the way we see and think about life and death. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great reminder! Amen🙏🏼

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Thank you, Steven , every blessing

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Good Morning Pastor STEVE AND WEstside church from Indiana

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Looking forward to heard the msg today ,God is faithful ✝️🙏🏼

Good morning family!!!❤️

Good morning Westside Church.

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Youre blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into Gods kingdom. -Matthew 5:10-12 // Join us this morning at 8:30 am & 10:00 am at westsidelive.org. Pastor Steve is continuing our series on The Beatitudes by tackling the topic of persecution and the eternal gifts it creates. See you there!

"You're blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God's kingdom." -Matthew 5:10-12 // Join us this morning at 8:30 am & 10:00 am at westsidelive.org. Pastor Steve is continuing our series on The Beatitudes by tackling the topic of persecution and the eternal gifts it creates. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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Youre invited to join us for this Sundays Service in-person! These covid-safe gatherings have been impacting times of connection and growth in our faith alongside other believers. To attend, register at westsidechurch.org/attend.

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Day by day, we are tempted to live as if the world we see is all there is. Remember today that we serve a God who is outside of time and space. He is at work behind the scenes sewing eternal things into our temporal days, if only well put our trust in Him. Invest your life today in the things that will last.

Day by day, we are tempted to live as if the world we see is all there is. Remember today that we serve a God who is outside of time and space. He is at work behind the scenes sewing eternal things into our temporal days, if only we'll put our trust in Him. Invest your life today in the things that will last. ... See MoreSee Less

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