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Westcity Church

Love God | Love People | Follow Jesus

WESTCITY HUB

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 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…

Weekend Services 

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

All high school aged youth are invited to join Phil for some teaching and discussion at our second Sunday Youth on March 7, at 10am. Join us in the chapel for the normal Westcity Sunday service and then Youth will head out the back together, at the end of the worship/music.

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 westcitychurch@gmail.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

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. We often give a gentle opportunity for those who haven’t said yes to God’s love to do that and to explore baptism.

 

Livestream Sunday service – Join with our church community online at 10.15am each Sunday with live comments or watch whenever you want during the week.
• On Youtube.com or the Youtube app on your phone – search for ‘Westcity Church’ and press play on the Livestream video.
• On Facebook.com or the Facebook app – search for the ‘Westcity Church’ page and press play on the Livestream video.

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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

Lent 2021: The Story We Are In

The story of God’s love for you and me climaxes at Easter. To declare “he is risen” on Easter Sunday is to say that God’s story is a story of life, not death. As Karl Barth said on the cover of Time magazine in Easter, 1962, “The goal of human life is not death, but resurrection”. Lent looks towards Easter and that resurrection.
At the same time, Easter is also the culmination of the whole story of scripture and so looks back over the history of God’s presence among people. Tom Wright says that, “what happened in Jesus of Nazareth was the very climax of the long story of Israel” and that a look at this history can deepen our appreciation of who God is and what he did for all at Easter. Jesus referred to many of these Biblical characters and this Lent we will also take time to “connect” with these amazing forefathers as they connected with God.

Lent is the six weeks before Easter, so we will look at five famous characters and then Jesus himself. They are lenses through which we can see who God is and how he acts. We will see that just like us they have ups and downs and that life can get messy but most of all we will see that Karl Barth was right. Jesus’ life is resurrection life.

“Jesus is risen not only beyond this world of death; he has risen within it. Hope is not based on nice ideas, but lives with a passionate sense of reality. The focus of that reality is the risen Christ himself.”

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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 learn how to love God, love people, and follow Jesus.

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Care

Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will obey the law of Christ. Gal.6.2

We all have seasons when we need people to stand with us in prayer, by sharing your prayer need, the Westcity prayer network will do just that. You can email your prayer request by clicking the button below. Or to talk with one of our prayer team email westcitychurch@gmail.com

Grace produces gratitude and gratitude gives gladly.

2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)

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