News & Events
Leadership Summit | This Sunday | 4-6pm
If you are a leader in one of our small groups, make plans to come to the Leadership Summit tonight! We’ll discuss our new church mission statement, our plans and goals. We’ll also share important information regarding our small group strategy for the upcoming year. Child care is provided. See room assignments for each age group below:
- Preschool/Children/Pre-teen Leaders - Room 206
- Students Leaders - Room 213
- Thrive Leaders - Room 212
- Adults Leaders - Room 12 (SGB)
Discover Westwood | Sept 10 | 10:45am | Westwood Room
If you are interested in becoming a member of Westwood or just want to know more, join us for Discover Westwood.
New Sermon Series “Imperishable” | Begins August 20
Dr. Kenneth Bruce will begin a new sermon series “Imperishable” on 1 Peter starting August 20! As with Nehemiah there will be a Precept class on 1 Peter offered on Wednesday evening for men and women or Tuesday & Saturday morning for women.
Not able to come on Sunday? Join us by Livestream @ 9:30am each Sunday!
You can join your church family by Livestream at ewestwood.org/livestream if you are out of town or feeling under the weather. You can also pay your tithe & offerings online with our online giving or text to give!
Do you want access to the Church Directory & Calendar?
You must first set up your ACS account by going to ewestwood.org/connect & click on "Member Secure Login" in the ACCESS ACS box on the right side of the screen. Then click Need a login? Click here & follow the instructions. After you’ve set up your account, go to the app store on your phone & download the free Church Life app. From the app, you can use the people search to locate church member’s information and view the church calendar. You’ll have the option to download a picture of yourself on your personal page. If you have any trouble with logging in, contact the church office at 205.664.0122.
Attention Amazon Users
Did you know that you can easily, and at no cost to you, donate .5% of your Amazon purchases to Westwood Baptist Church or any charity you choose? All that is needed is to log on to Smile.Amazon.com rather than Amazon.com. You can log on with your same username and password and near the top you will see an option to select a charity. Simply use Smile.Amazon for your purchases and .5% will automatically be designated to that charity every quarter and you can track that as well. Please consider doing so and selecting Westwood. We always have many wonderful opportunities to put such funds to good use.
Do you have a new neighbor?
We now have welcome packets available at the Connect Center for you to use in welcoming and starting a relationship with a new neighbor. It contains helpful information for new movers, various coupons, a small gift, and some information about Westwood. Please feel free to pick one up!
The first day of school is just around the corner which means that Wednesday night is coming back! We encourage you to join a class to develop your spiritual maturity. You’ll learn how you can impact your world for Jesus. There are offerings for all age groups. See the insert in today’s Worship Guide for available classes. You can also pick one up at the Connect Center. Don’t forget to stop by the Connect Center to pre-order your dinner. Orders need to be made by Monday each week.
Centric Launch Night for Students & Parents | August 16 | 5:45-7:45pm | Atrium
Students & parents are invited to join us from 5:45-7:45pm on August 16 to enjoy some FREE Chick Fil A nuggets, giveaways, games & worship. You’ll also receive a full preview of the entire 2017-2018 student event calendar AND meet your students’ small group leaders!
“I’m a Man” Men’s Bible Study | Starts Sept 6 | 6:15pm | Room 213
Men are invited to join Rick Swing for a 9-week book study of How to Be a Man, by Rick Burgess & Andy Blanks. This study will challenge men how to pursue Christ-centered masculinity. The kick off for this study is on Wed, Sept 6. Cost is $10. Sign up in the Atrium or email Tammy Archer at email@example.com.
Kids Archery Class | Begins August 16 | 6:15pm
The Archery class is open to kids ages 8 years old to 6th grade. The 6-week class is $25. To register, email Teresa Maltz. First meeting will be in the Gathering area in the Small Groups Building. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out appropriate paperwork & make payment.
Creek Baptism and Church-wide Picnic | Sept 17 | Orr Park | 2pm
We’re bringing back our Creek Baptism at our picnic in the park. If you haven’t made that next step to be baptized & would like to do so at the creek, please contact Jodi Burbank to schedule your baptism. Be watching for more details about the picnic!
- August 20 - Leadership Summit for Small Group Leaders
- August 27 - Impact Sunday - Commissioning of school faculty and studnets for the school year
- October 6 - Fall Festival
This prayer group meets the first Sunday of every month in Room 13 in the Small Groups Building at 8:30am. This groups meets to pray for, share updates on, & present new information regarding our missionaries who are serving outside our community. It’s important that they are not forgotten & that our church is informed on what God is doing in their lives. For more information contact Paul Anderton.
Are you missing out on the blessing of a small group, and prefer to meet in the warmth of someone's home? We have existing groups that have room for more people, as well as at least two new groups starting in the near future! Please stop by Starting Point or Next Steps before or after church for more information. Also, for more info, click HERE!
Ongoing Ministry Opportunities
- New Christian Follow-up/Discipleship Ministry
Interested in knowing how you could help disciple women in our church who are new Christians? Contact Cathy Dunagan for more information. Materials will be provided.
- Care Connection
Interested in joining a team that visits members of Westwood who are homebound? Email Susan Rudd for more information or call 205-960-1602. Care Connection is a Westwood Ministry that serves our members who are homebound. This outreach brings joy and compassion to those who may be in need of a special touch from our church family through visits and calls.
- Card Ministry
You know of someone who has had a death or birth in the family or maybe needs encouragement during a tough time? Contact Lynn Bullock and let her know. This team would like to send a card and pray for them.
- Angel Touch
A support group for women who have experienced the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, ectopic pregnancy or abortion. Contact Kim Lloyd for more information.