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News & Events

 NEWS

Memorial Day Weekend "Picnic on the Grounds" |  Sunday, May 28 |  One Worship Service at 9:30am |  Picnic on the Grounds @ 11am
All small groups should plan to feed their small group plus 2 guests. Each small group should bring a meat & your group will be assigned either side dishes OR desserts. Individuals or families not in a small group can bring a meat & your choice of either a side dish or dessert. We’ll receive the food in the atrium that morning. Church to provide paper products & drinks. Casual dress acceptable. See the back of this Sunday's Worship Guide for more details or click HERE!

Church Office will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Alabaster Blvd will be closed from Jim n Nicks to our south entrance June 5-9. Please detour through Ballentrae via Hwy 11 if you need to come to the church office during the week. The road will reopen by Sunday, June 11.

Discover Westwood  | Sunday, June 4  |  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.

Backpack Buddy Thank You!
Thank you to everyone that donated food & money for backpack buddies. Your donations help send food home with 21 children weekly! Be praying this summer about helping again in the fall!

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.

Starting Point or Next Steps  |  Before or after each service  |  Atrium
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 the Starting Point or Next Steps tables before or after church for more information.

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!
 
 
EVENTS

Night of Worship  |  Friday, May 26  |  7pm  |  Room 213
Thrive Young Adult Ministry will be hosting a Night of Worship to ignite Summer 2017.  Thrive NOW is a special service set aside for all new high school grads, and college and young professionals between the ages of 18 to 29. There will be some hangin' out followed by passionate worship music & relevant teaching, and then some MORE hangin' out! Doors opens at 6pm, so invite a friend and don't miss it!

Boston Butts Sale  |  Order Deadline June 18
Alabaster Christ United Appeal Fund will be selling Boston Butts (6-7lbs) ready to eat for $40. A bottle of sauce is available for $5 extra. Place your order and pay at the Connect Desk (makes checks payable to ACCUAF).

VBS “Maker Fun Factory”  |  Jun 12-16  |  9am-Noon
It’s time to gear up! We are seeking adult volunteers!  Beat the long lines and sign up your kids today at ewestwood.org/vbs.

Tailgate & Fireworks  |  June 25  |  5:00pm  |  Outside Lawn & Parking Lot
What better way to bring in the summer than with food & fireworks! Email Wendy Sipes to reserve your spot!

Upcoming Events: 

  • June 18 - Father’s Day/VBS Celebration
  • Aug 1 - Barons Ball Game

 

MINISTRIES
 

Student Ministry’s UNITE  |  July 13-15  |  $75
STUDENTS: Mark your calendars for July 13-15 where we’ll be hosting many area churches for a local missions weekend called UNITE. The cost is $75 & covers our equipment for missions, shirts, band/speaker, & other materials. For more info visit ewestwood.org/UNITE.

New Adult Small Groups
  • Men’s Small Group  |  9:30am  |  SGB Room 13
    John Felton & Tommy Baker will lead the group. All men not currently attending a small group are welcome!
  • Coed Small Group   |  10:45am  |  SGB Room 17
    Leaders are Gary & Sondra Hendley and Roland & Kay Rodriguez.
  • Women’s Small Group   |   10:45am    |   SGB Room 15
    Leader is Lisa Parker.

Global Missions Prayer Group  |  1st Sunday every month  |  8:30am  |  SGB Room 13
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.

Small Groups
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 Candice Glover for more information.