(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. Here you can find out more on our vision, values, beliefs, practices and team.
WEEKLY UPDATE – July 22
For all members and visitors of the Westcity community
We have plenty of room and all are welcome to join us for our Nanson Street Sunday 10am services. If you are unable to join us in person, you can also listen to any of our Sunday sermons, via podcast, on our Homepage. You can also listen to our podcasts on any of these platforms:
From July 4, we started our theme “Love Letters to the Church”. You can scroll down this homepage for an outline of what we will be covering in our Sunday sermons.
Common Purse 2021 – Thank you
Morning Prayer – Join Us on Zoom
Part of community life at Westcity is to gather together to be with Jesus through prayer and scripture reading each morning.
Join us on zoom, every morning from 7am – 7:30am (Monday – Friday). The zoom password is ‘prayer’.
Welcome to Westcity Dinner (W2W)
Register Here. Friday July 30 @ 7pm, at Rob & Lois’ House in Swanbourne.
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.
When you meet a friend you have them over for a meal. At Westcity it’s no different. As we come to the communion table of Jesus each week we learn about the welcome of Christ and let’s face it, meals are the best way to extend a welcome.
The other great thing about a meal is that we get to share a bit about each other. You get to meet some of the team and we get to share a bit about how Westcity functions, what we value, what we’re up to. All of this is done around good food and wine. There’s no pressure, just family (in Christ) having a yarn.
Next Westcity Town Hall Meeting and Community Lunch: Sunday August 8, after the service.
Lectio Divina: Saturday August 14 @ 9am, at Westcity Church.
You are so welcome, to join us for scripture reading, prayer and communion with God. Register for free here.
Lectio Divina (or in Latin “divine reading”) is a prayerful way of reading Scripture, practiced from very early in the Christian centuries. The purpose is not gathering information, but communion with God. It is an explicit attempt to pray Scripture, rather than quickly read it –as we might flick through an online newspaper. It is a way to slow down our reading of Scripture so that we don’t miss Jesus speaking to us. Lectio Divina is about opening ourselves to a conversation that is already in progress, that we have all been invited to.
It is best when it isn’t a discipline but a way of being with God. Conversation and communion linked together by Spirit and Word. Heart and mind linked by the Spirit. Lectio Divina combines listening in a small community and individual space to think and pray in your heart and mind. The practice itself will take 60 minutes and the time flies by!
Community Life at Westcity
The word ‘life’ in our community life title is an acronym for Love, Inclusion, Faith, Everyone.
We love gathering on a Sunday, but we see our discipleship journey together as something so much more. It’s also the spaces in between each Sunday where we get to live out our faith in Jesus with one another.
Whether we are meeting for a coffee, studying the bible together in a home church, sharing meals, praying in the morning on zoom or the myriad of other gatherings that take place throughout the week, we see this as being a part of living out our vision of loving God, loving people and following Jesus.
If you’d like more information and invitations on how you can get more engaged and connected in Community Life at Westcity, or 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.
Love and blessings,
Phil and the Westcity Team