Welcome to Westwood.
We’re so glad you’re here. Please take a moment to let us know you are here on the connect card. We also invite you to share prayer requests. If you would like to make Westwood your church home and receive weekly eNews and praise/prayer reports, let us know through the connect card or email email@example.com.
Cards for Crusers | Today
Today is Mike and Brenda Cruser’s last Sunday at Westwood. Both of them have poured their hearts and souls into leading in so many ways in our church. They will be greatly missed! We invite you to write them a farewell note with your gratitude and prayers today – cards and boxes are on the tables in the commons.
Finding Your For at Westwood | October 1
Join us after either service in the Barn on Sunday, Oct 1 to see how your “for” can partner with Westwood. We are currently building teams rooted in our values of transformational relationships, significant empowerment, and community engagement. Staff and ministry leaders will be available to answer questions and connect you to spots where you can serve within your “for”… we aren’t looking to add another thing to your plate. We’re looking to invite you into meaningful ministry here at Westwood as both your capacity and desire allows.
Fall Women’s Retreat | October 13-15
It’s back! We invite you to the Westwood Women’s Retreat on October 13-15 at Camp Koronis in Paynesville! Planned by Westwood attenders, the schedule will have a good mix of connection and free time. We hope to leave better connected with each other and with Jesus. Cost is $160 and includes linens (towel, wash cloth, bed sheets, pillow, pillow case and wool blanket). Scholarships are available, don’t let the cost keep you from coming and connecting with your Westwood family. Contact Katie Zintek for assistance. Space is limited so please register before October 1! Join us!
DASH & Young Adult UNO | October 6
Are you a Young Adult or age 50+ and have a friendly, competitive spirit? We invite you to our UNO event on Friday, October 6 from 6-9pm. We will meet in the Barn – please bring a snack (finger foods) to share. Join us!
6-12 Youth Retreat | October 27-29
Students (grades 6-12) are invited to the 2023 Youth Fall Retreat in Pillager! As we head up north, we’ll grow deeper in friendships, dive into the Word, and enjoy the great outdoors! Cost is $140 and includes transportation, food, lodging, Rend Collective concert ticket and horseback riding excursion! Scholarships are available, please contact Kenyan Kleinsmith. Please sign up and submit a 2023-2024 waiver by October 11. Bring your friends! Sign up here.
Trunk or Treat | Volunteers
Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat event on October 31st from 5-7pm. This is a community wide event for friends, families and neighbors – all are welcome! We are already accepting candy donations (can you believe it?) and invite you to purchase sooner rather than later. We also invite you to sign up to decorate your car! This is a great way to get involved in our community and have fun with your fellow church trunk or treat lovers. Take a look at the opportunities here.
August Total: $44,157 (-$28,885 difference)
September Total: $40,224 (-$14,558 difference)
Fiscal YTD: $157,661 (-$61,466 difference)