(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 – January 19
To all members and visitors of the Westcity community
We trust you had a fantastic Christmas and new year break.
Board Chair Report
In our last church wide email for 2020 we included an update report from Rob Price, our Board Chair. It included an overview of 2020 and looking ahead into this year and a finance update. If you missed reading this, you can email email@example.com for a copy. We will also be holding a church meeting in late February, for anyone interested in knowing more. Watch this space.
Community Life & Home Church Update
Thank you to Richard Kerridge for leading our Home Churches so well in 2020. Richard has relinquished this role in order to support churches wider afield and we wish him all the best in this endeavor. This year Phil (Lead Pastor) will be heading up this important area.
We have kicked off our annual January series ‘Home Brew’ where we are hearing teaching from gifted communicators from within the Westcity community. This is always a special time for us all as we open up the scriptures together. Thanks to Jason, Kate, Merci who have already shared their stories and insights with us, ‘The Rule of Three’, ‘Run the Race’ and ‘Merci’s Message’. Then in February, we will be starting our lent series with our vision month.
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. A huge thank you to our Home Church leaders Gillian & Steve, Peter & Kerry, Heidi & Joey, Rob & Janice, Peter & Lou, Josh & MJ and Pete & Merci for their ongoing support, encouragement and care of their regulars and each other. Its beautiful to see the connections and depth of relationships that these Home Churches share together.
Westcity Mums Group
We at the Westcity Mothers Group are grateful to have been able to support one another through this serendipitous last year of highs and lows. From improvising meet ups via zoom sessions during Covid restrictions, to being able to bless new families with home made meals – it has been a year like no other. Thank you to those who have been a part of our wonderful community, and we look forward to sharing many more morning teas in the new year, commencing fortnightly on Monday 8 February 2021 at 9:30am in the church foyer. Email Nellie if you’d like more information, or to find out how you could help out with supporting young families in our community, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westcity 2030’s (Young Adults) Praise and Worship Night
A beautiful community loving God and loving people.
A great night was had by our Westcity 2030’s (Young Adults) at the Praise and Worship Night on January 10th. Thanks to Kate for leading the worship and this powerful time of connecting with God.
You can chat to Jason, Corey, Kara or Caleb 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.
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 now being advertised on The Hub (our website).
As always I look forward to living the way of Jesus alongside you in 2021.
Peace and blessings,
Phil and the Westcity Team