COMMON PURSE 2023

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 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 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!

Kirrily Kilbane
Common Purse Chair – Westcity Church

 

Common Purse – Local. A support for those within the Westcity community, and their neighbours, who are in a financial crisis or could use some support. We provide urgent and temporary provision of emergency aid to reduce immediate suffering from crisis. More info here.

Common Purse – Global. Financial and prayer support is provided to global projects that Kingdom build. More info here.

COMMUNITY LIFE

Community Life at Westcity : The word ‘life’ in our community life title is an acronym for Love, Inclusion, Faith, Everyone. Scroll down for more info on ways to engage and connect in Community Life at Westcity. Register you interest to join, or lead a Home Church  HERE.

JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

July School Holidays

All Westcity kids will be joining us in church on July 3 & 10. Bring along your colouring in or puzzles. We love to have our kids join us and it also gives our wonderful Children’s Volunteers a well deserved two week break.

The Nursing Room and Creche room will be open for parents to be with their little ones, if you would like a place to stretch out a little.

Our Term 3 Godly Play Children’s Program and Creche will re-commence on July 17.

PILGRIMAGE & JOURNEYING TOGETHER

Westcity Pilgrimage Dinners: The next dinner is on July 24. We aim to hold one of these dinners every couple of months, for active Westcity community members. The journey of walking the road to a maturing faith and personal wholeness in Christian community. Together as a church, we plan on going somewhere. Encouraging each other, serving together, being a city on a hill. Let’s talk through this journey together over a meal. Free registrations HERE. Registrations close July 9.

Biblical Literacy Discussion Group

The Book of Revelation

Peter Llewellyn will lead us in an intensive five week study from his recent book on Revelation.

Tuesdays @ 7.30pm – 9pm, for 5 sessions, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30.

Free registrations HERE. Registrations close July 26.

Townhall & Community Lunch 

August 7, straight after the service at 11.30am.

It’s our time to gather again and chat about the practical side of church. 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.

Men’s Camping Trip 

Friday 14 – Sunday 16 October

A two night get away for all blokes.

Register HERE , before October 1.

The Westcity Pilgrimage – South West Walk 

We are gathering a group of walkers for a South West Pilgrimage Walk Oct 2023. Register your interest  HERE if you would like to join us, or to know more.

The Westcity Pilgrimage – Camino Walk 

We are gathering a group of walkers for a Pilgrimage Walk in Spain, during May 2024.  Register your interest  HERE if you would like to join us, or to know more.

There is something transformative about walking a pilgrim trail with others. The human heart and mind are connected in a unique way by the simple act of walking for a spiritual purpose. It’s hard to put into words, and hard to understate how profound the personal and community change can be on pilgrimage.

LATEST INVITES

Spiritual Workshops – Lectio Divina, Icons, Nature and Contemplation. For more info and to register click HERE.

Spiritual Book Club: Once a month from Feb-Nov, on a Wed night @ 7.30pm, led by Chiz. The book to take us through 2022 will be ‘The Sacred Journey’, by Charles Foster. More info HERE.

Walking BOLD: Saturdays at 7am. Meet at Cup & Co, 1 Finishline, Floreat. Walk for about an hour then coffee at 8am. For Women needing exercise, laughter & connection. We walk, talk, think and then have a coffee as a means of touching base around faith and life. Join us if that brings you joy. Heidi & Kelley.

Welcome to Westcity Dinners

For those who are new to Westcity church, or those who have recently joined our community and would like to learn more about Westcity. Meet some of the team. Share how Westcity functions, what we value, what we’re up to, the next steps of connection, if and when your ready.

The next dinner is on Sept 16, 2022. Free registrations HERE.

CONNECT & FIND YOUR PEOPLE

Connect Groups: Women, Men, Parents, Young Adults and more.

Women at the Well: Fortnightly on a Tuesday at 7.30pm, Karen & Nikki are opening their home to women, for a chat and a cuppa.

Men’s Coffee: Wednesdays 10am, at ‘Brew Ha The Ritual’, 162 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco. During school term. Facilitated by Rob Price.

More info below or email westcitychurch@gmail.com.

WESTCITY YOUTH

Westcity Youth is our High School aged ministry. We connect, have lots of fun, make friends and grow in relationship with God and each other.
Friday Night Youth – Every second Friday, 7 – 8.30pm. Term 3: July 29, Aug 12 & 26, Sept 9 & 23. To be kept in the loop about Youth night details, email westcitychurch.com.au
Sunday Youth – Alternate Sundays, during school term, 10am. Term 3 : July 24, Aug 7 & 21, Sept 7 & 18. Join us in the chapel and then after worship, we will head out to the church hall for some discussion with a member of the teaching team around how our church sermon series relates and connects to the young people in our community.

YOUNG ADULTS 2030’s

A space for all singles and couples in their 20’s and 30’s but also for the young at heart in our church community. For one and all to come and meet, eat and experience who God is together. Full of faith or no faith and all, everyone is  welcome.
Join is for lunch, straight after the service, every Sunday at Empire Village. 31-33 Gayton Road, City Beach.
Young Adult hosted events, the third Sunday of each month, 6.30pm.
‘Westcity Church – 2030s’ Facebook page.

START YOUR DAY

Morning Prayer: Join us on zoom, every morning from 7am – 7:30am (Monday – Friday).  The zoom password is ‘prayer’. Each of us read the scriptures to ourselves, think about what we have read, have time to still ourselves before God, and then a few minutes blessing and praying for one another before we enter the day.

ONLINE & SUNDAY PODCASTS

Sunday Podcasts: Available on our Homepage. You can also listen to our podcasts on any of these platforms: Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music Podcasts.

Subscribe to our church wide emails at the bottom of our Home page Subscribe here to Westcity news.

Join us on Instagram or Facebook: Go to Facebook.com or the Facebook app – search for the ‘Westcity Church’ page. Active church members can also join our ‘Westcity Church Community’ group.

OUR STORIES

The Westcity Stories Podcast is here…it’s a beautiful opportunity to hear the stories of people in our local church community. We talk about people’s early life, faith, fulfilment & passions, perceived injustices and we ask for an everyday life tip to live life well.

Chin: A humble and thoughtful guy, and a much loved part of the Westcity community. He kindly shares his story of how Jesus has become more central to his faith and his passion for every person feeling they are seen. Jen: Listen to how Jen loves well and brings beauty into the world. Peter shares his experiences of facing death and how he is humbly looking forward to God’s recognition at the end of his earthly life. Mark tells about the life lessons he learnt in the jungle. Leah talks of her controversial childhood, dreams of becoming an actress and how she’s found fulfilment in her career. Andy: What a guy (and a great head of hair). Dot our longest serving church member. The Westcity Stories Podcasts are available on our Homepage. You can also listen on any of these platforms: Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music Podcasts.

SPECIAL MOMENTS

COMMIT: Next Baptisms in-service are planned for November 20, 2022. For more info about baptism, please complete  the Baptism registration form.

DEDICATE: Next Dedications in-service (for primary school aged children and younger) are planned for November 13, 2022.For more info about having your children dedicated, please email westcitychurch@gmail.com.

NEWS UPDATES

Opportunity: We are looking for three volunteers to join our Sunday Service Coordinator Team and Welcoming Team. If you are interested in knowing more please contact Fran de Carolis (Vocation Chaplain), fran.westcity@gmail.com.

Board Chair Report 2021/2022 was circulated in Feb 2022.

HOME CHURCH & COMMUNITY LIFE

As a church we want to live out the 'welcome' and 'go' of Christ. 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.
Some people meet one on one at coffee shops, others meet in a group at their homes. Home churches are centred around Jesus' teachings and presence, undergirded by friendship with one another and service to each other. We see this as being a part of living out our vision of loving God, Loving people and following Jesus.

To find out more about our Home Churches, or to join (or lead) a Home Church, contact Phil Stevenson (Lead Pastor) phil.westcitychurch@gmail.com or go HERE.

WILSON

  • Peter and Lou
  • Mondays 7:30pm

STIRLING

  • Josh and MJ
  • Mondays 7pm

INGLEWOOD

  • Jaxon & Jason
  • Tuesdays, fortnightly, 7-9pm

KINGSLEY

  • Peter, Kerry, Steve and Gillian
  • Wednesdays Fortnightly
  • 7pm-8.30pm

SWANBOURNE

  • Jon, Rob & Loris
  • Thursdays 7pm during school term

DIANELLA ( MEN )

  • Phil
  • Sundays 7pm

GUYS. BLOKES. GENTLEMEN.

Let’s face it, every guy needs someone they can be real with.
At Westcity we are no different, so we connect at different times during the week, and talk about how we can follow Jesus in the midst of our stuff ups and our successes.

Men’s Coffee – Wednesdays 10am, at ‘Brew Ha The Ritual’, 162 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco. No agenda other than intentionally open relationships. It is open to any men including those unconnected with Westcity. On during the school term (takes a break during school holidays).
Men’s Camping Trip at Dwellingup, was in April and coming again Oct 14 – 15 2022.
Dads and Kids Camping Trip at Dwellingup, was in May and coming again in 2023.

WESTCITY WOMEN

At Westcity we want to create space for women to take time out, to be supported in the myriad of tasks that face women each day. So we connect, discuss and encourage one another. To invite Jesus to be at the centre of it all – the centre of our small decisions and our big moments, of our careers and families, of our mess and our order.
Women at the Well: Fortnightly on a Tuesday at 7.30pm, Karen & Nikki open their home. You are welcome to join us for a chat, relax and a cuppa. Email westcitychurch@gmail.com for more info.
Walking BOLD: Saturdays at 7am. Meet at Cup & Co, 1 Finishline, Floreat. Walk for about an hour then coffee at 8am. For Women needing exercise, laughter & connection. We walk, talk, think and then have a coffee as a means of touching base around faith and life. Join us if that brings you joy. Heidi & Kelley.
Westcity Women’s Retreat  2022 has been postponed until 2023. Watch this space for some other women’s initiatives coming later this year.
Ministry for Mums, Dads and Young Families: To offer support, care and love during this intensive life stage of raising little ones. Meet-ups once a fortnight. Dinners once a term.
We also aim to provide support and kindness, by providing a care basket and the offer of some cooked meals, when a new baby arrives. For more information, or to find out how you could help with supporting young families in our neighborhood and community, email westcitychurch@gmail.com.
Parents Group: Open invite to all parents and their little ones to meet fortnightly at church on a Monday 9.30am-11.30am. If you’d like to be added to the messenger group for meet-up dates & other info, chat to Manna or email westcitychurch@gmail.com. Please note we are on break over winter and planning to recommence our fortnightly meet ups in spring.

Volunteer with Us 

Vocation originally means “calling”.
Duty without heart is just a transaction. Duty from the heart fulfils our calling. And we are all called to serve.
“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25

When I read this verse, what strikes me is that without heart who ever brings blessing won’t be enriched, without heart one who waters wont himself be watered. It’s just an action. To genuinely serve with all you heart is when we will be enriched, and we will be watered.

My role as Vocation Chaplain is to support the healthy functioning of the volunteers and Church within Westcity. I believe we are a Church that functions with heart. If you have a desire and feel called to serve, but you don’t know where or how, or maybe you don’t know what gifts you may be able to use please come and speak to me. I would love to help you try and find your place to serve.

For more information on volunteering with us please contact Fran de Carolis (Vocation Chaplain), fran.westcity@gmail.com.