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January 20, 2022
Westside exists to lead people to
a life-giving relationship with Jesus.
We do this by 
 Sharing Jesus, Showing Love and Building Believers 
 
 Worship Services
January 20, 2022
How to Fit in at Church
Ephesians 2: 19-22
To take the time to reflect on on the Bible verses from above sermon 
Follow along on the Bible App Link #1
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Click below for WCC's sermon archives  Link #2
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Dig Deeper Sermon Series
 
Sunday 01/23/22 - Week 4 

 
Luncheon & Ministry Fair
After the second service on Sunday, January 23rd,  all are invited to join us for a complimentary luncheon. We'll gather by the large tree in the church's playground at approx 11:30 am. Sandwiches, chips, and drinks will be provided.

It is suggested that all take time to stroll around Westside's Ministry Fair and get to know some of  Westside's Team Leaders who oversee the various ministries of the church.  This event will give all a wonderful chance to find out how to get more involved in what Westside has going on!
   DEVOTIONAL   

As For Me and My House

“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” - Joshua 24:15 NIV
 
This selection of scripture has been one I would consider a favorite. The older I've gotten the more pleasure I take in it. Becoming a husband it began to be more impactful. As I became a father it meant even more. There is something about declaring your home for God.  Joshua does it in such a powerful way.
 
This chapter in the book of Joshua documents Joshua's final charge to the people of Israel. After this exchange, he will pass away at the age of 110 years old. At this time, he is asking the people of Israel to renew their covenant with God. This agreement is their declaration as God as their Lord, and not some other god or some king. 
 
I find myself envisioning Joshua standing before this massive crowd. Addressing them in a way that a WWE wrestler might antagonize their opponent.  Trying to get to the inner core of the person with words that may rattle them to action. 
 
Then I realize this is a 110 year-old man.  He is not a young man simply saying, "Me and my couple of young kids who can't decide for themselves will follow God."  Instead, he is saying, "I've lived my life and I know that my ancestors will follow God."  His statement is generational. It's a declaration that his immediate family, their children, and their children, and their children will serve God. He will be their Lord and Master. His allegiance and his family's allegiance is to the one true God, “I am”.
 
Decide today who or what you will serve.  Will you serve fame, or power, or money? Will it be the world's definition of success? Or will you serve a God whose grace covers each and every one of us. A God who sent His son to walk this earth and pay the price required to restore each of us in His Kingdom.
 
If you choose God, then ask yourself, "what does that look like in my life? If I declare my house to serve God, what must my walk on this earth look like?
 
Be blessed and be a blessing,
Matt Ennis

01.18.22

Between Sunday. January 23rd to  Sunday, February 6th
Westside will be highlighting 
Winter has descended upon Bradenton. For our Florida blood it feels pretty cold out there 🥶. This time is especially hard for our homeless Brothers and Sisters. Please watch the four year-old video by Christine, one of the Founders of this Ministry, by clicking on the link below. It gives ideas of what type of items are still needed. How sad it is that this older video still speaks the truth about the dire need.

It's time for all Westsiders and friends to go through closets, etc. and sort out any extra well-worn warm clothing, shoes, blankets, sheets etc. that you might be able to donate to Downtown Ministries. You may even look for BOGO free sales, especially for new under ware for men, women and children. Please bring these items to church and place them in the Downtown Ministries containers.
Watch Video "Downtown Ministries The Closet"

Join us on the Westside App today for complete information on events .
Click the button below and then scroll to the bottom of the page to get information on downloading the app.

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Hey preteen and your parents....did you forget to sign up for this conference (on January 28-29,2022) for kiddos in 4th and 5th grade? If so please see information below and/or contact Miss Lisa at lisa@westsidechristianchurch.com or call her at (941) 746-5969. Deadline to register is December 19th with a $50 deposit due. The remaining balance is due on January 28. Don't forget you can invite a friend.
Info & Sign-up - SuperStart
FYI -All of WCC's adult classes are Bible-based.
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Wednesday, January 5th  thru Wednesday, March 9th -2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm meets in Adult classroom
and live streaming on Westside's Facebook page. 


Each session will be available on WCC's website and app starting on the Thursday after each session.
No registration required. 

 If you have questions about this study please contact Pastor Tim
at   
tim@westsidechristianchurch.com
  • Session 1: Jan. 5th - What Is Spiritual Welfare?
  • Session 2: Jan. 19th -"Who are the unseen forces in the Visible War ?" 
  • & "The Belt of Truth"
  • Session 3: Jan. 26th - What is the Breastplate of Righteousness?
Click on the link below to watch videos from WCC's completed  Bible studies
Link to Video Archives of WCC's Bible Studies

  Meets Fridays -  6:30-7:30am at Westside in the Adult Classroom.
No registration required.

Click below for more information.

More Information about the "Bros" Bible Study

All ladies are encouraged to join for fellowship with others. Don't miss this enjoyable time and a dinner cooked by someone else :-)
 
Sign up via email @ tim@westsidechristianchurch.com 
or on the list at church. 

 
Date: Monday, February 7th, 6:00pm

Location: Habanero Mexican Grill
5120 Manatee Ave W.

Telephone: (941) 746-5299

WCC'S MEN'S SOFTBALL WANTS YOU 
WCC's  Men's League softball team is open for men of any age. If you are at all interested in joining (and/or to check out our skill level😉) please come out to the practice on Sunday, January 23,2022 at 12:30pm-2:30pm at
G.T. Bray Park (5502 33rd Avenue Drive West, Bradenton) 

You are ideal to join this team especially if your personal motto is "Dress for the player you want to be." Looks the part—are those batting gloves?!—and talks the part—"Two down, boys! Play is at any base. Look alive!".  If you are never one to let reality get in the way of your dreams and, by God, you're not going to start now. 😄

It's great fun for the players and the folks who come to cheer them on.
Games are typically Mondays and Fridays and run from February - April. Cost is around $35. There's more info to come. Questions now? Please call or text Randy at 941.799.1652   Play Ball!
We are so lucky that this February 6th event is at our church. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to be gifted with with smiles and laughs amidst a great group of people while supporting a worthy cause.

Clean Comedy for a Cause is pleased to partner with Anchor House Missions for this show at WESTSIDE C.C. A HUGE percentage of ticket sales will go to this wonderful cause. Click below for more info about Anchor House Ministries at Port Manatee. You could also talk with Matt Ennis, an Elder at Westside, who works for this Mission.

Headliner - Al Ernst Back by popular demand! Al brought the house down at our first
Clean Comedy for a Cause! Featuring -Tommy Bell, Tim Boyd, and Drew Schlatter!
 Click below to buy tickets! ($20 per ticket. You'll have to scroll down a bit to buy the tickets,)
More Info and Buy Tickets
"Anchor House Missions" Information
Week of Sunday, January 16, 2022 Summaries

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. "  Corinthians 9:7 

GENERAL GIVING: $6,926.00
DESIGNATED GIVING: $50.00
MINIMUM WEEKLY GENERAL BUDGET NEEDED: $7,458.37
IN-PERSON  ATTENDANCE:
186
Click To Give Online
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