(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 this 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.
WEEKLY UPDATE – Feb 22
To all members and visitors of the Westcity community. Here’s an overview of what’s happening at Westcity over the next few weeks…
Our theme is “Lent 2021: The Story We Are In”. You can scroll down this homepage for a full outline of what we will be covering in our Sunday sermons and mid-week resources over the coming weeks.
We are suggesting that our community goes on a Lenten journey this year, using the resource “Into the Desert”, available from this link https://intothedesert.org/ or preferably as a free app for iPhone and Android.
Lent 2021 started on Ash Wednesday Feb 17, so we encourage you to jump into these daily reflections, over the coming few weeks, in the lead up to Easter.
Westcity Youth – Friday Nights – Join us Feb 26
This year we will have a Friday night program running 4 times each term and led by parent teams along with Peter, one of our young adults. This is consistent with what we have done in the past and is an open welcome for anyone from Year 7 – Year 12.
Come and join us for the first Friday Night Youth Group of the year on Friday February 26, 7pm-9pm, at Westcity Church. It will be a games night in the Church hall and supper. Come along and tell us your ideas for future activities, we want to hear from you!
Sunday Youth – Sunday March 7
This is a new initiative (run fortnightly, during school term). This morning will aim at a discussion with a member of the teaching team around how our church teaching relates and connects to the young people in our community. Again, it is open to all Year 7 – 12s with the focus on the older age group allowing the younger youth to be able to listen and learn from their older peers.
WestCity 2030’s Young Adults with special guest Nick Marvin
Sunday March 7, 6.30pm at Westcity Church.
You can chat to Jason, Corey or Kara to know more about what’s in store for the 2030’s (Young Adults) group in 2021. More info can be found on their ‘Westcity Church – 2030s’ Facebook page or email email@example.com.
Community Life & Home Church Update
This year Phil (Lead Pastor) will be heading up this important area.
If you’d like to join a Home Church or even find out more about hosting or leading one then don’t hesitate to contact us via the website. You can also check out our website for an update on the leaders, locations and times of our current Home Churches.
Children’s Coordinator Role
We are currently looking for a Children’s Coordinator. This is an important role in planning the spiritual teaching for our children and looking after the volunteers who serve the children and their families. The role is advertised on The Hub (our website).
Welcome to the Latest Members of our Children’s Team
We recently put out the call for new team members and have had a great response. We are so delighted to welcome our latest volunteers Connie, KN, Andy and Elisa to our Kid’s Church team and Pip, Nathan & Lisa, The Rawson Family and Pauline to our creche team. Thank you so much for being involved in Westcity Kids Ministry. And big thanks to all other members of our kids volunteer team – we love you!
The year is off to a fantastic start, with a great bunch of kids and a wonderful group of volunteers working together to deliver the Godly Play program. Many of the team are looking forward to a Godly Play training day together on March 6.
We look forward to sharing this Lenten journey together and God’s redemptive Easter plan.
Love and blessings,
Phil and the Westcity Team