If Westwood no longer existed, would we be missed within our own community? To touch the world we must begin at our own doorstop, right here in our own backyard. As a church we are committed to serving our community by integrating the good news of Jesus with good works that impact the lives of people. It is our desire to see every man, woman and child in our community touched by the love of God. Come together with your small group, invite your neighbors or serve on your own. Let’s serve together as a community, in our community! Check out our partners to get an idea of some places that you can serve.
Community of Hope Health Clinic - The Community of Hope Health Clinic ministry provides health care for residents of Shelby County who are uninsured and between the ages of 19-64 and have a household income below the poverty level. Specifically CHHC is in need of meals for the volunteer staff every Thursday night at 5pm. Contact Chris Monceret at email@example.com.
Family Connection - Through a variety of prevention and intervention programs, Family Connection is dedicated to building positive futures for the community’s most vulnerable children, teens and families. Each year, Family Connection reaches more than 5,000 children, teens and families through our group home for at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth shelter, school based counseling, family support groups, safe sites for youth in crisis, and homeless outreach.Our approach is to maintain a culture where the dignity of every youth is respected and all youth feel safe. It is through the generous support of community volunteers, business leaders and donors that Family Connection has been able to continue our mission of strengthening communities by building strong youth and families.
Ponderosa Student Ministries - Ponderosa Student Ministries exists to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to students by giving them opportunities to experience God's power, presence and peace; through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our very own Chris and Gina Dorough are planning to serve full time at the Ponderosa as soon as they raise their support, to give to them or to learn more about this ministry go to ponderosabiblecamp.com.
Project Hope - Project HOPE was the first street outreach program for homeless youth in Alabama and is the only program providing comprehensive services for runaway, homeless and street youth in the Birmingham area. Contact Cathy Dunagan at Cdunagan@alfains.com.
SafteyNet Academy - SafetyNet Academy is a long-term treatment facility designed to serve emotionally or behaviorally disturbed children ages 10-18. God has really laid it on our hearts that we have an opportunity to be reflections of God's love to these kids who so desperately need it. So each month, a group of men and women from Westwood and other churches take a Saturday to spend with the kids at Safetynet, playing games, spending time with them and just being Godly men and women who care about them enough to spend the day with them. For more info on Westwood’s next trip Contact: Randy Watts (Randy.Watts@bbvacompass.com) or Jeff Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Shelby Baptist Association - The Shelby Baptist Association seeks to serve Christ by enabling and assisting its member churches to accomplish their mission; promoting and helping churches coordinate mission/ministry opportunities; and partnering together to accomplish the Great Commission locally and globally. Our contact is Keith Brown at email@example.com.
Sowers of Seed - More than 2000 children in Alabaster are on free or reduced lunches during the school year. There is no lunch program in Alabaster during the summer. This group seeks to help these children by feeding them lunch and sharing the Gospel with them. Contact Lynn Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer with Sowers of Seed.