SUNDAY SERVICE – All Welcome
We have plenty of room and all are welcome to join us for our Nanson Street Sunday 10am service.
Please arrive at 9.50am for normal Sunday morning services . The service starts with worship at 9.55am, as we will be filming the service for those watching online.
Children’s Ministry Program is on
On arrival, please sign your children in (and you will also need to sign them out at the end of the service). For babies to 2 year olds, the crèche room will open.
Transitioning from Video-Livestream to new and improved Podcasts
Over the last 12 months, our livestream has served an incredible purpose of reaching both our own Westcity family and the wider community. As restrictions have eased in WA, we have assessed the effectiveness of continuing the livestream and will soon be transitioning from video-livestream to a new and improved podcast format.
Comparing analytics across the platforms showed that podcasts had a wider reach and a bigger capacity with a significantly smaller spend of resources. We will have three more weeks of Livestream Sundays and will wrap up on Sunday March 7. If you’re streaming live at home, we’d love to still host you online until then. We will communicate here about links to all the platforms that the Westcity Podcasts will be available on, over the next few weeks.
Our current sermon series 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 six 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. Older youth may in effect help with the leadership and support on the evening.
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
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.
Morning Prayer: Join us on zoom, every morning from 7am – 7:30am (Monday – Friday). Each of us read the scriptures to ourselves, think about what we have read, have a few minutes of stilling ourselves before God, and maybe a few minutes blessing and praying for one another before we enter the day.
Home Church: Centered around Jesus’ teachings and presence, undergirded by friendship with one another and service to each other.
To join (or lead) a Home Church, contact Phil Stevenson via our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect Groups: Meeting online and in person: Women, Men, Young Mums, Young Adults (20-39 Year Olds). Email email@example.com to join. Details on our ‘Westcity Church’ Facebook page.
Westcity 2030’s Young Adults is a new space for all singles and couples in their 20’s and 30’s but also for the young at heart in our church community. We want to create an inclusive space 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.
WestCity 2030’s Young Adults with special guest Nick Marvin Sunday March 7, 6.30pm at Westcity Church. If you want to find out more, chat with Corey, Jason, Caleb or Kara or check out the WestCity Church – 2030’s group on Facebook
Mothers Group – Alternate Mondays, at the church 9.30am – 11.30am, during school term. 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. Contact 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.
Men’s Coffee Morning – Thursdays 10am at Dome Café, Rokeby Road, Subiaco. No agenda other than intentionally open relationships. It is open to any men including those unconnected with Westcity. Please note we are currently on break until the school term recommences in Feb. Contact us for more information email@example.com.
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Livestream Sunday service – Join with our church community at 10.15am each Sunday with live comments or watch whenever you want during the week.
• Go to our Home page Westcitychurch.com.au – Scroll down to find the Livestream video section and press play.
• 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.
Take Out – A 3 min video describing the big idea of the Sunday message and a practical application. Our newest weekly resource aimed at giving you additional ways of go deeper in your spiritual thinking and daily walk with God. Posted on our ‘Westcity Church Community’ Facebook group, each week.
To watch the latest ‘Pastoral Note’ video go to Facebook.com or the Facebook app – search for the ‘Westcity Church’ page.
For a written copy of the notes visit our Home page Westcitychurch.com.au
Current Sermon Series: Overview and aims
Visit our Home page Westcitychurch.com.au
Podcasts of all Sunday services. We currently have this resource on-hold for updating but you can listen to each service via the weekly Livestream recordings.
ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IN NEED?
Community Care Team During and post Covid-19.
Please get in touch if you or someone you know needs help, via our online contact form Contact Westcitychurch.
Westcity Work Support Group – We want to encourage and care for those who are out of work due to Covid-19. We are developing online connection points to provide support for Westcity community members struggling to find or keep work due to the current pandemic. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common purse – local. A support for those within the Westcity community, and their neighbours, who are in a financial crisis. We provide urgent and temporary provision of emergency aid to reduce immediate suffering from crisis. Common Purse – more information
Common purse – global. Financial and prayer support is provided to global projects that Kingdom build. Common purse – more information
Give – To support the work of Westcity church financially, you can make an Online transfer
Volunteer with us. 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 contact Fran de Carolis, Volunteers Chaplain.
Children’s Team – volunteers needed
We are looking for people to volunteer for three roles: storyteller, doorkeeper, and helper. The different roles might suit different personality types and allow people to take on differing levels of preparation and responsibility. If we keep the teams consistent and put them on for three weeks in a row, they can build relationship with each other and with the children.
Storyteller (lead teacher) – this person will tell children a core Bible story using the Godly Play approach. They will need to prepare and rehearse the story in advance, and learn how to deliver Godly Play (training provided). This is a role for someone who is confident with kids and comfortable speaking to the whole group. As team leader, they will also need to get to know and encourage their team, meet with them before the service and pray with them, and encourage them for their contribution.
Doorkeeper (small group discussion facilitator) – the doorkeeper welcomes children across the threshold of the Godly Play room, to listen and wonder. After the story is over, this person will sit with children who would like to explore the story further, by looking it up in the Bible, and asking and answering questions. They might wish to prepare an activity or extension questions about the story to lead older children in deeper understanding – although this is optional (they can just turn up on the day and follow the children’s’ lead).
Helper – a third set of hands is really important to help set up beforehand and clean up afterwards; to support younger children with craft activities; and simply to sit with children and get to know them as they do their “work”, responding to the story. No preparation required, but it would be great if they can commit to being at the church by 9.30am reliably. This role suits those who don’t want to lead the lesson or discussions but want to help out and get to know the children.
We are also looking for volunteers to help in the creche room (with the babies to 2 year olds).
Please consider if any of these roles are a way you can serve the community and find connection. By the way, if the three week commitment concerns you, please talk to Kathleen overseeing the Children’s Teams and let’s see if we can work together on a solution. Maybe you could go on roster as a helper once per school term (eg 4 times per year)? Maybe you and a friend could go on roster together? You can contact Kathleen on email@example.com or via our website.
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Committing our children to the Lord.
For more info about having your children dedicated, please email firstname.lastname@example.org