(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: July 5
Westcity is a faith-based community committed to looking like, and loving like, Christ. Part of this commitment means giving beyond ourselves to serve and support others in practical ways to people who may never attend our church nor hear our message. Every year we take up a Common Purse offering to distribute to local needs within our borders, as well as to global partners, building capacity and providing sustainable solutions for people in the majority world. We believe something powerful happens when we give and bless others collectively. Here’s an update on our 2022 offering….
Thank You Westcity! Together we raised $46,180 this year for the Common Purse – Local and Global!
What an incredible reflection of our desire to love God and people and follow Jesus! I’m so encouraged that we are committed to such a practical demonstration of this and that our “Common” purse enables us to do it together!
June church services were packed full of sharing some of the many simple yet transformational ways the Common Purse brings love and justice and peace and joy both here in Perth and around the world. If you missed them, check out the details on the ‘Giving‘ page of our website.
A big thanks to the people who serve on the local and global purse committees; Danielle, Penny, Nina, Craig, Ky, Michelle, Rob & Loris. It’s an honor to work with, and learn from, such an amazing group of people, without whom there would not be such diligent oversight in the way the Common Purse functions, nor the beautiful relationships we have with many of our longer term partners.
The team look forward to sharing more ways our purse funds are, in our Westcity Way, helping us to live the ‘Go of Christ’. May we never tire of it!
Common Purse Chair
Road to Promise
During July and August’s sermon series, Road to Promise, we will be looking at the lives of three ancient Biblical characters to explore how their walking then, can help our walking now. For each, we will explore how they walked personally, in community, and in the service of others. Our hope is that these three key foci will help the Westcity community in our journey of pilgrimage, to experience healthy spirituality, healthy community, and healthy support of others.
You are so welcome to join us on any Sunday at 10am, listen to our Sunday Podcasts from home, or via any of the invites below:
Home Church – more info HERE
Westcity Pilgrimage Dinner July 24
Biblical Literacy Discussion Group – Book of Revelation Starts Aug 2
Townhall Meeting & Community Lunch Aug 7
It’s our time to gather again and chat about the practical side of church, as well as celebrate the funds we raised together for our Common Purse 2022. While we eat lunch together, we will also update you on how we are travelling along on our pilgrimage, and other important church community happenings.
New Online Giving Platform
Recently we have been talking about our church finances and discussing how to support Westcity as our home and community. We have been asking that everyone contributes financially to make sure we stay in a place of strength and that the ongoing support of the church doesn’t get left to just a few. You can listen HERE to Phil’s audio on ‘Why Give’. You can give via this Tithe.ly link by logging in and selecting Westcity Church.
Love and blessings,
Phil and the Westcity Team