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January 27, 2022
Westside exists to lead people to
a life-giving relationship with Jesus.
We do this by 
 Sharing Jesus, Showing Love and Building Believers 
Today, January 27th, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, created by the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate the date that the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army in 1945. The day is also to remember the 6 million Jews and other victims killed during the Holocaust. According to the United Nations, “Holocaust commemoration and education is a global imperative in the third decade of the 21st century. The writing of history and the act of remembering brings dignity and justice to those whom the perpetrators of the Holocaust intended to obliterate. Safeguarding the historical record, remembering the victims, challenging the distortion of history often expressed in contemporary antisemitism, are critical aspects of claiming justice after atrocity crimes.” Let us all pray for those victims and their families who continue to suffer from these injustices. From this point on may this type of persecution never be repeated!
Editors USA TODAY  Jan 27, 2022
 Worship Services
January 30,2022
The Gospel
Romans 6:23
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
Link #2

DO The Work

Sometimes I sit down to write and it just seems like I am trying to write with a pen without ink. There is simply nothing productive coming from the activity.  Other times, God just pours it out on me.  The ideas flow and the message come together with ease. More often than not it's the former rather than the latter. It seems God likes to make us work for it.  The ones I have to work a bit harder on become the ones I like the most. I think we appreciate the things we have to work for more than the things that come easy.
Our LifeGroup recently read about the Miraculous Catch of Fish.  You know the story where Peter and his buddies have been out fishing all night and came back to shore completely empty handed. That next morning, Jesus asks them to take him out in the boat.  Once out on the water, He has them put the nets back down and they bring in loads and loads of fish.  So many fish that two boats almost sank.
I guess Jesus could have just made the fish jump into the boat.  Or when Peter and the guys were out fishing the night before, He could have filled their nets. Instead, He made Peter and the boys, who were surely tired from a night of fruitless fishing, row out and drop nets.  They then had to pull the overflowing nets up from the water and into the boat.  I can imagine the difficulty they experienced pulling up so many flopping and shifting fish.  It had to be heavy and made heavier with all of the movement.
Proverbs 12:14 says, “From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.” I think Jesus didn’t want to rob Peter and the guys of the reward of doing this work by their own hands. Of course, Jesus was at work, but by making them pull the fish in they became partners in the story with Jesus. Isn’t that the way it was at creation?  Genesis 2:15 says that God took Adam and put him in the Garden Eden to “take care of it”.  Everything man needed provided, but it required a bit of work on the part of man.
Jesus is calling each of us to be partners in His story. When we trust in Him, He will surely provide.  But rest assured, we have responsibility. We have action to take.  We have work to do it

Be blessed and be a blessing,

Matt Ennis

Between Sunday. January 23rd to  Sunday, February 6th
Westside will be highlighting 
Here's how you can easily support the Girl Scouts and
Downtown Ministries Inc. at the same time.
One of our awesome volunteers, Yvonne, is a troop leader and her granddaughter is a Girl Scout selling cookies to raise money for their fun and educational trip.
You can use click on the link below to buy Girl Scout Cookies from her.
IMPORTANT! When filling out the form put “DOWNTOWN MINISTRIES” in the business line. It's also essential that you check “girl delivered”. The cookies will then be delivered to Downtown Ministries in time for our Valentines Event! 💝 💞
We love being able to share Girl Scout Cookies at one of our outreach events each year. It may seem like a little thing, but folks really miss the things they no longer have. Girl Scout cookies are one of those things. The cookies always elicit heartfelt smiles!
Buy Girl Scout Cookies for Downtown Ministries

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A Heads-Up
This coming Sunday, Jan.30th, Photographer Kayla Averitt will be at our church taking candid pictures. These ARE NOT for a pictorial directory!  They are simply pictures Westside will use for advertisement on our website, our Google advertising and other similar communications. We know Kayla will appreciate Westside's welcoming  atmosphere. Since these are candid shots it is asked that you relax and just be your wonderful selves.
ATTENTION Preteens in 4th an 5th grade and parents.
Did you sign-up for Super Start 2022?
If yes, just a reminder that the remaining balance is due by tomorrow, January 28th. 
Info & Sign-up - SuperStart
FYI -All of WCC's adult classes are Bible-based.
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
  • 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?"
Click on the link below to watch videos from WCC's completed  Bible studies
Link to Video Archives of WCC's Bible Studies

 Open to all men. Come whenever you can, we know life is crazy! 
Meets  every Friday in Westside's Adult Classroom.

Click below for more information.

More Information about the "Bros" Bible Study

 Habanero Mexican Grill  
5120 Manatee Ave W. ,Bradenton 

Telephone:  (941) 746-5299 
Date: Monday, February 7th, 6:00pm
Sign-up via email @ 
OR on the list at church.

All ladies, young to senior citizens, are invited for this enjoyable get together, with the bonus that you won't have to make dinner

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

Buy Spaghetti Dinner Tickets
Westside's Men's Softball team is set. We're waiting for the schedule to come out. 
Since it is great fun for folks who come to cheer them on,
we'll post that schedule when it is received. 
Bring your friends
"Clean Comedy for a Cause" is pleased to partner with Anchor House Mission for this show at WESTSIDE. A HUGE percentage of ticket sales will go to this worthy cause. Click 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 you can also talk or email with Westside's own Matt Ennis who works at Anchor House Mission
Matt's email is
More Info and Buy Tickets
"Anchor House Missions" Information
Week of Sunday, January 23, 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: $10,476.50
Click To Give Online
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