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Westcity Church

Love God | Love People | Follow Jesus

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WE ARE A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ALL ABOUT JESUS

(Well, what did you expect from a church?)

We are old people and young, artists, people with disabilities, lawyers and plumbers, activists and accountants who have been captured by, and caught up in God’s Dream for the world and God’s purpose for our lives, that we see revealed in Jesus.

Maybe we are a church for those who don’t like ‘church’. A church for those who don’t want to play religious games or be entertained  but on a good day, desire to live the love that God has shown us. Here you can find out more on our vision, values, beliefs, practices and team.

 

Hi Westcity community, visitors and new comers

Update: Jan 2

From Jan 2, we start our annual “Home Brew” sermon series. Many from our terrific faith community have stories to tell that would be so encouraging for us all. So, we are asking people who don’t ordinarily speak on a Sunday, to speak into the church community and tell their stories of looking back and looking forward, in the context of what may be the biggest challenge the world has faced in a very long time. In other words, what is the new normal? You can scroll down this homepage for an overview.

You are so welcome to join us on any Sunday at 10am, or via any of the invites below.

Reminder: Applications for funding for Common Purse Global Projects for 2022/2023 close on 15 January 2022. More info HERE.

Help Given to those in Need: Our Common Purse Local provides to support those within the Westcity community, and their neighbours, who are in a financial crisis. We provide urgent and temporary provision of emergency aid to reduce immediate suffering. Thank you Nina and Danielle for sharing stories with us this month, about some of the ways the local purse funds have been used to help those in need, over the past 12 months. More info HERE.

Youth Strategic Meeting: Sunday Jan 23, 11.30am.  For all interested parents, youth, church community and other youth stakeholders. Let’s discuss ideas, suggestions and come together around our youth for 2022 and beyond.

Love and blessings,
Phil and the Westcity Team

Spiritual Book Club

Starts Feb 9 (once a month from Feb-Nov) on a Wed night @ 7.30pm, led by Chiz.

The book to take us through 2022 will be ‘The Sacred Journey’, by Charles Foster.

Only 10 places available, for these nine sessions, so register early to avoid disappointment. Dates, details and free registrations now open (and closing Feb 1) HERE.

Welcome to Westcity Dinners

The next dinner is on Feb 25, 2022.

For those who are new to Westcity church, or those who have recently joined our community and would like to learn more about Westcity and how to get more engaged and connected, if and when you are ready.

For more information, or to register for free, click HERE. Registrations close Feb 11.

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The Westcity Stories Podcast is here…it’s a beautiful opportunity to hear the stories of people in our local church community. We talk about people’s early life, faith, fulfilment & passions, perceived injustices and we ask for an everyday life tip to live life well.

Story 1: ‘Dot’, our longest serving church member. Dot’s story starts back in the 1940s and still has plenty of episodes to run! Live from Sept 15.

Story 2: ‘Andy’. What a guy (and a great head of hair). Live from Oct 14.

Story 3: ‘Leah’. This “cool chick” who just bought her first skateboard, tells of her controversial childhood, dreams of becoming an actress and how she’s found fulfilment in her career. Leah also shares of her love of connecting with people and telling their stories….sounds a bit like Jesus? Live from Nov 10.

Story 4: ‘Mark’ tells about the life lessons he learnt in the jungle. He also shares thoughts on his calling, of serving and supporting people, as a HR Manager. A true gentleman, who glorifies God and makes a positive difference in people’s lives. Live from Dec 8.

Story 5: ‘Peter’ shares his experiences of facing death and how he is humbly looking forward to God’s recognition at the end of his earthly life, being: “well done my good and faithful servant”. Listen to how Peter came to trusting and following God and how he and Kerry are living the best lives they can; full of fun, and serving with compassion and mercy. Live from Jan 12.

Podcasts available below (on our Homepage).

SUNDAY SERVICE

10am @ 63 Nanson St Wembley, Perth, Western Australia

Our desire as the Westcity community is to find God’s story in our stories and our stories in God’s story. Each week, we explore scripture so that it might capture our imaginations that we would be open to the Holy Spirit’s transforming work and be equipped to live God’s love.

Everyone is welcome and if you are unable to join us in person, you can listen to any of our Sunday sermons, via podcast, on our Homepage or on any of these platforms Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music Podcasts.

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CHILDREN’S CHURCH

10am Children’s Program at Nanson Street 

Godly Play is a great opportunity for children of all ages to listen, wonder and respond. We listen to the story, stop and wonder about the questions, then respond by doing our own work or play – each child can do their work differently.

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CURRENT SERMON SERIES

Home Brew Jan 2022: A new normal

“The Glory of God is found in a human being fully alive”
(Padraig Ó Tuama).

We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose… For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future.
Romans 8:28,38 (GNT)

The Covi-19 pandemic seemed to be on the wane and then there was Delta! And now Omicron! The waves have kept coming, like Rabbits beach in Yallingup on a windy summers day (just some context for west Aussie holiday-makers!).

So now we are going to open-up in early February and live with Covid rather than eradicate. Of course, we have been very fortunate to record relatively few deaths. But we have not avoided the distress of being isolated from loved-ones, or the imperative to still care for our most vulnerable communities. There has also been a significant number who are very suspicious about the vaccine and remain hesitant, to say nothing of those who see mandates as suffocating freedom and vital human rights.
The toll has been enormous. All of us have been affected and all of us have needed to go deeper in our faith to cope with this once-in-a-century upheaval.
The Westcity community, like every community, welcomes the improving conditions and is beginning to come to terms with what part faith has played in our responses to date and how our faith in God now beckons us towards the future. But we are also pretty unsure about the next few months.

We think January would be a good time to take stock and see what we have learned about life and faith so far, with a positive eye to the future. If there is a new normal, what does it look like? And we know that many from our terrific faith community have stories to tell that would be so encouraging for us all. So, we are asking people who don’t ordinarily speak on a Sunday, to speak into the church community and tell their stories of looking back and looking forward, in the context of what may be the biggest challenge the world has faced in a very long time. In other words, what is the new normal?

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Whether you're young or old, Christian or non-Christian, we welcome you at our church and we have a place for you to connect, be loved and in turn love God, love people, and follow Jesus.

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Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer with Phil: Join us via this zoom link, every morning from 7am – 7:30am (Monday – Friday). The zoom password is ‘prayer’.
Each of us read the scriptures to ourselves, think about what we have read, have some time stilling ourselves before God, and then a few minutes blessing and praying for one another before we enter the day.

Grace produces gratitude and gratitude gives gladly.

2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)

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