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February, 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

Sunday Mornings

9:00 Traditional Service
10:30 Modern Service
 

Westside Kids   
Sundays at 10:30am
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm

Your K-5th graders are invited to Westside Kids where they will learn all about God's love in a fun and exciting way by diving into the Word of God and learning practical day to day lessons that will impact them in their faith journey for years to come. Your elementary children will learn they need to make the wise choice, they should treat others the way they want to be treated, and they can trust God no matter what.
            

Westside Kids Jr.

Sunday Mornings  10:30am
Your 6-week old through Pre-K children are invited to Westside Kids Jr. where they will learn that God loves them, God made them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever. Toddlers through Pre-K learn about God through play, Bible stories and worship in fun and engaging ways. If you have questions please

Contact Lisa Stockton at lisa@westsidechristianchurch.com

February 6, 2022
I Came to Serve
Matthew 19:16-30
To take the time to reflect on on the Bible verses
from above sermon 
Follow along on the Bible App Link #1
Link #1
Click below for WCC's sermon archives  Link #2
Link #2
Westside Christian Church's
April 15, 2022
7:00 - 8:00pm
Join us as we celebrate Good Friday together as a church family.
This somber service will include scripture readings,

worship songs, hymns, and communion.
   DEVOTIONAL   

Mercy

Be merciful, just as your father is merciful - Luke 6:36

Mercy isn’t a term we use much in our daily walks.  Personally, mercy makes me think of my big brother putting me in some sort of a headlock or other torturous position big brothers are supposed to inflict on little brothers. If I said “mercy” he would relent. He was bigger and stronger and chose to impose his will upon me. He had the choice to show mercy when I asked or continue to impose his punishment.  
 
Mercy can be defined as compassion or forgiveness towards a person whom you have the ability to punish.  Mercy requires some form of wrongdoing to occur.  It may be a mistake or it may be on purpose, but one person violates established terms of a relationship.
 
We may not be in a position of hierarchical power over someone who does something wrong towards us.  It may be a friend who says something hurtful or doesn’t live up to their word.  It may be a child who has chosen to go against the rules of the household. We certainly hold the power to punish by choosing not to speak to them, discontinuing a friendship, or grounding our children.
 
With God, it is quite a bit different.  First, we are the ones who put ourselves in this position.  He called us to a place of royalty.  We were called to oversee the creatures of Earth with Him. With the fall from grace which occurs in the Garden of Eden, all humanity is destined for sin.  We become “programmed” to make mistakes.  Sometimes we make them with full knowledge of the mistake we are making.  Other mistakes we make over and over again.  As Pastor Andy Stanley says, some of us are “serial mistakers”.  Mistake seems to have taken the place of sin in our common vernacular.
 
God could have left us in this brokenness.  He could have treated creation like an etch-a-sketch and shaken it up to clear the screen and start over.  Instead, He set the stage for the greatest demonstration of mercy the world will ever see. Jesus assures us that we do not pay the price for our mistakes, for our sin.  He paid for that on the cross.  He cleared our debt forever.
 
Let’s show compassion. Let’s provide forgiveness.  Let’s be merciful. Jesus did.
 
Be blessed and be a blessing,
Matt

02/03/22

Between Sunday. January 23rd to  Sunday, February 6th
Westside will be highlighting 
 SOME TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR WESTSIDE'S
"CLEAN COMEDY FOR A CAUSE" EVENT

THIS COMING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH 
 7pm- 9pm

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE NEEDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SEAFARERS,TRUCKERS
AND THE WORKING COMMUNITY AT PORT MANATEE
 Click Link#1 below to buy tickets! $20 per ticket. (You'll have to scroll down a bit to buy the tickets.) If you want more info about this ministry click Link#2 below. You can also talk or email Westside's own Matt Ennis who works at Anchor House Mission
Matt's email is anchorhousemission2@gmail.com
Link #1Buy Tickets
Link #2 "Anchor House Missions" Information

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.

Get Westside's App
FYI -All of WCC's adult classes are Bible-based.
Spiritual Warfare by
Max Anders
********
 
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. 
NOTE: YOU CAN JOIN ANYTIME DURING THIS SERIES
 If you have questions about this study please contact Pastor Tim
at   
tim@westsidechristianchurch.com
Spiritual Warfare
by Max Anders
  • 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?"
  • Session 4: Feb 2nd - "What are the Shoes of The Gospel of Peace?"
  • Session 5:  Feb 9th - "What is the Shield of Faith?"
Click on the link below to watch videos from WCC's previous Bible studies
Link to Video Archives of WCC's Bible Studies

 Open to all men. Come whenever you can.
We know life is crazy! 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! 
Meets  every Friday in Westside's Adult Classroom.

6:30-7:30am 
Click below for more information.

More Information about the "Bros" Bible Study
Habanero Mexican Grill   
February 7th - 6pm

5120 Manatee Ave W. ,Bradenton 

Telephone:  (941) 746-5299  
All ladies, young to senior citizens, are invited for this enjoyable get together, with the bonus that you won't have to make dinner
😊
Sign-up via email @ tim@westsidechristianchurch.com 
OR on the list at church.

Youth Spaghetti Dinner & Dessert Auction Fundraiser
Sunday, February 27th   5:00-7:00pm

Everyone is welcome to come to this fun dinner and dessert auction. It's a delicious spaghetti dinner to raise funds for 6th-12th grade students for summer camps and conferences like  CIY MOVE (Christ In Youth Move).

The entertainment at this dinner includes joining in on the bidding for all the delicious desserts that have been donated.

To get  tickets look for the Ticket Booth in our lobby OR click on the link below to buy them online OR email Russ Duket at  russ@westsidechristianchurch.com

Buy Spaghetti Dinner Tickets
Wednesday, March 9, 2022         6:30 - 8:00pm
This class, taught by Lead Pastor Tim Boyd, is for anyone who is considering membership with Westside, learning more about Westside, or learning more about what a church is.
Please email to sign up at tim@westsidechristianchurch.com
Week of Sunday, January 30, 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: $5,174.66
DESIGNATED GIVING: $50.00
MINIMUM WEEKLY GENERAL BUDGET NEEDED: $7,458.37
IN-PERSON  ATTENDANCE: 179
Click To Give Online
Please send any questions or comments about this newsletter to the Editor at margo@westsidechristianchurch.com
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