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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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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As the lead Pastor of Westside Church, along with our leadership team, I would like to respond to some of the frequently asked questions regarding the current restrictions on large gatherings which directly affect churches across our state and the nation.

Q. Why are we allowing the government to dictate how we worship?
Simple answer: we are not. Our primary concern is the health of every individual in our congregation and in our community. As a large church, we have almost 2,000 people in our building every Sunday. To ensure we keep our congregation safe, we have chosen to not gather on Sundays.

Q. I’m not worried about the virus. Can’t you leave it up to individuals if they want to attend or not?
Eventually, that will be exactly what happens. Once we decide to begin gathering in our Sunday space, people will have the choice to continue meeting online or in person.

Q. Why are we shutting down the church building now, and not every year during flu season?
Until there is a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, as there is for influenza, it doesn’t make sense to put our people at any more risk than necessary.

Q. I can go to the grocery store, why can’t I go to church?
Soon we will be able to gather in homes and coffee shops as the church. Most Christians think of “going to church” as Sunday mornings in a designated “sacred” space. We know the church is anywhere two or more are gathered in the name of Jesus. It’s time for the church to return to her roots of meeting both in the temple and in homes. We’ve met for far too long just in the temple and very little in homes. This will be an opportunity for the church to reframe what it means by “going to church.”

Q. Isn’t this a form of government persecuting the church?
Studying the persecution of the church throughout history there is one primary common denominator: Jesus. Whenever governments tried to stop people from worshiping Jesus, being baptized, making a confession of faith and so forth it was always about denying Christ. Right now, this is only about gathering together. It is not about denying our faith. If that ever happens we will be the first to non-violently oppose that type of persecution.

Q. When will we be able to have church in-person again?
We are evaluating this question every week. When we do gather again it will be in small groups first, probably for several weeks, before we gather on Sunday.

For further reading, we recommend this article from Ed Stetzer. Stetzer is executive director of the Billy Graham Center, and serves as a dean at Wheaton College

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Together we are making an impact in our community in the midst of the crisis. Check out this Outreach Update from Pastor Steve to be encouraged and find out how to keep helping. Thank you, Westside!

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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. 

www.511impact.com/events            

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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.

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

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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!

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Were having an All-Church Family Picnic on June 27th, from 12-2pm, just following our outdoor 11:30am service. 

We will have delicious burgers, hotdogs, music, and yard games. Westside will provide all the food, just sign up with the number of people in your party so we know how much to prepare!   

Bring your lawn chairs and a blanket and enjoy this fun opportunity to connect with others within your church! 

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We're having an All-Church Family Picnic on June 27th, from 12-2pm, just following our outdoor 11:30am service.

We will have delicious burgers, hotdogs, music, and yard games. Westside will provide all the food, just sign up with the number of people in your party so we know how much to prepare!

Bring your lawn chairs and a blanket and enjoy this fun opportunity to connect with others within your church!

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Join us for our Middle School and High School Summer Camp held August 15-17 at Washington Family Ranch! 

Camp is for students who have finished 5th grade and are going into 6th grade in the fall through students who have finished 11th grade and going into 12th grade in the fall. 

Cost is $235. For more information and to register your student, visit westsidechurch.org/events

Join us for our Middle School and High School Summer Camp held August 15-17 at Washington Family Ranch!

Camp is for students who have finished 5th grade and are going into 6th grade in the fall through students who have finished 11th grade and going into 12th grade in the fall.

Cost is $235. For more information and to register your student, visit westsidechurch.org/events
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Recently we launched a brand-new television and radio program, Westside.tv, which is available nationally & internationally. 

We are so excited about this new project and how it will allow us to reach everyone, everywhere with the Good News about Jesus. 

You can visit westside.tv for more information, air times, and to watch episodes.

Recently we launched a brand-new television and radio program, Westside.tv, which is available nationally & internationally.

We are so excited about this new project and how it will allow us to reach everyone, everywhere with the Good News about Jesus.

You can visit westside.tv for more information, air times, and to watch episodes.
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Since I was talking about hospitality I had to mention a few of the people that have been most hospitable in my life. Kristan Maxfield Cordell, Sue Marcy Marken, Jeff Clemens & Katie Clemens. Thanks for your hospitality!!!

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Welcome to Westside!

It was a good sermon. Thank You Pastor Steve!

Good morning from Fargo, ND!

Good morning Westside! Watching from CA!

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Join us in-person and online this morning as we worship Jesus together! Pastor Steve Mickel will take us deeper into the Practices of Healthy People. 

Well start at 8:30am in the Worship Center. 
Our 10:00am gathering includes Westside Kids, Youth, and Iglesia Westside (in the chapel). 
At 11:30am well be outside for our family-friendly gathering on the atrium lawn. 

Have a blessed Sunday!!

Join us in-person and online this morning as we worship Jesus together! Pastor Steve Mickel will take us deeper into the Practices of Healthy People.

We'll start at 8:30am in the Worship Center.
Our 10:00am gathering includes Westside Kids, Youth, and Iglesia Westside (in the chapel).
At 11:30am we'll be outside for our family-friendly gathering on the atrium lawn.

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Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us on the atrium lawn tomorrow at 11:30am for our family-friendly gathering. 

If you prefer to be inside, well meet at 8:30am & 10:00am in the Worship Center. See you there!

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us on the atrium lawn tomorrow at 11:30am for our family-friendly gathering.

If you prefer to be inside, we'll meet at 8:30am & 10:00am in the Worship Center. See you there!
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The Westside Art Camp is a free, half-day camp for grades 1-12. Join us for an amazing time of exploring art & creativity on Wednesday, July 14, 9:00am-12:30pm. 

We will offer classes that are age and stage appropriate for kids of all skill levels. 

Space is limited, so please register your kids at https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/886376

The Westside Art Camp is a free, half-day camp for grades 1-12. Join us for an amazing time of exploring art & creativity on Wednesday, July 14, 9:00am-12:30pm.

We will offer classes that are age and stage appropriate for kids of all skill levels.

Space is limited, so please register your kids at westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/886376
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Join us this weekend as Pastor Steve continues our series on the Practices of Healthy People. 

Our Sunday gatherings are at: 
 8:30 - in the Worship Center
 10:00 - including Westside Kids, Youth, & Iglesia Westside (in the chapel)
 11:30 - Outdoor family service on the lawn

No registration required, see you there!

Join us this weekend as Pastor Steve continues our series on the Practices of Healthy People.

Our Sunday gatherings are at:
8:30 - in the Worship Center
10:00 - including Westside Kids, Youth, & Iglesia Westside (in the chapel)
11:30 - Outdoor family service on the lawn

No registration required, see you there!
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Youth Community Wednesdays - All middle school & high school students join us tonight in the Student Center at 6:30. No registration required. See you there!

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Increase in us, Jesus

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So so good! 🙌🏼

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Summer is right around the corner and while we plan Westside Summer BBQs, we are looking for people interested in hosting -- is that you? 

Two evenings have been set aside for Westside BBQs throughout Central Oregon -- your grill can be fired up and cooking on:

Sunday, July 18 and/or
Wednesday, August 18

If you would like to sign up to be a host, please complete the Host a BBQ form at https://westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/250141. Once the form is completed we will support you by providing a Host Packet and we will promote your BBQ on the Summer BBQ sign up page -- this is where people will go to sign up to attend your BBQ.

The summer BBQs are a wonderful way to meet other singles, couples or families from Westside Church -- but dont stop there -- feel free to invite others from your neighborhood, family or friend group.

Summer is right around the corner and while we plan Westside Summer BBQs, we are looking for people interested in hosting -- is that you?

Two evenings have been set aside for Westside BBQs throughout Central Oregon -- your grill can be fired up and cooking on:

Sunday, July 18 and/or
Wednesday, August 18

If you would like to sign up to be a host, please complete the Host a BBQ form at westsidechurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/250141. Once the form is completed we will support you by providing a Host Packet and we will promote your BBQ on the Summer BBQ sign up page -- this is where people will go to sign up to attend your BBQ.

The summer BBQs are a wonderful way to meet other singles, couples or families from Westside Church -- but don't stop there -- feel free to invite others from your neighborhood, family or friend group.
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Starting tonight, our Middle School & High School youth will gather together for Community Wednesdays. 

Join us in the Student Center from 6:30pm-8:00pm as we kick-off summer in style.

Starting tonight, our Middle School & High School youth will gather together for "Community Wednesdays."

Join us in the Student Center from 6:30pm-8:00pm as we kick-off summer in style.
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Do they still need to register?

I'm curious... I was really impressed with how the church handled the thoughtful distancing during the pandemic last year, but it appears things are going back to 'normal' now even though we (especially Deschutes) are still in the pandemic. I get that people are wanting to return to 'normal', but having large gatherings resume during a spike in cases seems questionable, even dangerous. I haven't seen any recent comments from pastoral staff on why this is now happening, after all of the hard work to keep it in check previously. Thanks for listening.

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This tells me although Church is awesome, you can bring the Sabbath into your life in your life, any day any time, just slow down and REMEMBER WHO'S IN CHARGE THE LORD. AMEN & THANK YOU Jesus for being in my life!

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Thank you Bo for your perspective on this, it has given me ideas on what else I can do in my journaling and I have always wondered if I should keep my old journals but I love that you look back at them a year later to reflect 😊

New Gathering Time! This Sunday at 11:30am we start an outdoor family-friendly gathering on our atrium lawn. 

Heres the full lineup of our Sunday in-person gatherings (no registration required): 

8:30am - In the Worship Center
10:00am - Including Westside Kids, Youth, & Iglesia Westside (in the Chapel)
11:30am - Outdoor family service on the lawn

See you there!

New Gathering Time! This Sunday at 11:30am we start an outdoor family-friendly gathering on our atrium lawn.

Here's the full lineup of our Sunday in-person gatherings (no registration required):

8:30am - In the Worship Center
10:00am - Including Westside Kids, Youth, & Iglesia Westside (in the Chapel)
11:30am - Outdoor family service on the lawn

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Thank you pastor Steve for a beautiful message today!!!

Hi Suzanne! I'm on line, the hubby was there in person at 8:30. :D

Nice to see Casey P.

Happy Sunday!!!

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Good Morning and Welcome!

Pastor Steve, thank you so much for sharing His Word and your heart this morning.

Thank you for this powerful word this morning. Thank you for the three practices you shared to navigate through our pain. God is so faithful and in our darkest moments, most painful moments, God is there holding us, walking with us...In my life, I have experienced that, "Nothing is wasted." And that in His faithfulness he brings beauty and meaning and growth out of our darkest hours. Thank you.

Love you Steve and sue ♥️♥️ thank you great message

Good morning Westside church.

Thank you God.

thank you pastor steve.this message was for me .

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Good morning beautiful Westside family

Good morning Westside. I need some prayers today for healing

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Goodmorning! Would you join us for Church today? We gather at 8:30am & 10:00am and livestream the services on Youtube, Facebook & westsidelive.org // link in bio

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Join us tomorrow morning as Pastor Steve continues our series on The Practices of Healthy People. 

No registration required for in-person services at 8:30am & 10:00am.

At the 10:00am gathering:
- Bring your kiddos of all ages
- Iglesia Westside meets in the Chapel. 
- ASL translation is available in the worship center.

We continue to livestream both Sunday gatherings on YouTube, Facebook, and westsidelive.org // link in bio

Join us tomorrow morning as Pastor Steve continues our series on The Practices of Healthy People.

No registration required for in-person services at 8:30am & 10:00am.

At the 10:00am gathering:
- Bring your kiddos of all ages
- Iglesia Westside meets in the Chapel.
- ASL translation is available in the worship center.

We continue to livestream both Sunday gatherings on YouTube, Facebook, and westsidelive.org // link in bio
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3 weeks ago

We recommend these resources for our current sermon series on The Practices of Healthy People:

The Deeply Formed Life by Rich Villodas
Emotionally Healthy Discipleship by Pete Scazerro

Pick them up at Amazon.com or wherever you buy books.

We recommend these resources for our current sermon series on The Practices of Healthy People:

"The Deeply Formed Life" by Rich Villodas
"Emotionally Healthy Discipleship" by Pete Scazerro

Pick them up at Amazon.com or wherever you buy books.
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3 weeks ago

As you pray through the Scripture, let the Word of God speak for you. ... See MoreSee Less

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