News & Events

NEWS

Kids Discover Westwood |  Oct 22 |  10:45am |  Room 201
If your 1st-6th grader is interested in becoming a Christian, asking questions about baptism or church membership, this class is for them. For more information email Teresa Maltz.

Discover Westwood |  Nov 5 |   10:45am   |  Westwood Room
If you are interested in becoming a member at Westwood or just want to know more, we invite you to our Discover Westwood Class.

November Will Be a Month of Prayer
Dr. Kenneth Bruce is calling November to be a month of prayer for our missionaries, staff & leaders of our community and nation. There will be a prayer guide available starting October 22 with a different person or group to prayer for each day.

Reserve Your Wednesday Night Dinner
We offer dinner each Wednesday night for a small charge.  Reserve your dinner at the Info Center or by emailing Wendy Sipes. Please reserve your dinner by Monday of each week.

Not able to come on Sunday? Join us by Livestream @ 9:30am each Sunday!
You can join your church family by Livestream at gowestwood.org/livestream if you are out of town or feeling under the weather. You can also pay your tithe & offerings online with our online giving or text to give!

Do you want access to the Church Directory & Calendar?
You must first set up your ACS account by going to ewestwood.org/connect & click on "Member Secure Login" in the ACCESS ACS box on the right side of the screen. Then click Need a login? Click here & follow the instructions. After you’ve set up your account, go to the app store on your phone & download the free Church Life app. From the app, you can use the people search to locate church member’s information and view the church calendar. You’ll have the option to download a picture of yourself on your personal page. If you have any trouble with logging in, contact the church office at 205.664.0122.

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.

 

EVENTS
 
 
Belize Impact Trip Interest Meeting Oct 29  Room 201 Noon
If you're interested in going on the Belize Impact Mission Trip Mar 24-30, 2018, come to the Interest Meeting. Trip cost is $785 plus your airfare cost. Contact Ric Callahan or Tammy Archer for more information.

Father/Child Adventure Campout  |   Oct 27 & 28  |   Cost $10/person or  $30/family  max
Kids & dads are invited to an overnight campout adventure at The Derryberry Farm. We’ll provide dinner and breakfast. You’ll provide your own tent & snacks. To sign up, please email Teresa Maltz or call 205-664-0122. Please arrive early to set up camp before dark!

Men’s Breakfast   |    Sunday, Nov 5   |     7:00-8:00am  |    Room 213
All Westwood men are invited to attend our free country breakfast, with all the fixings sponsored by our Men’s Ministry. We’ll gather for fellowship to kick off our new Men’s Impact Groups. Please email Wendy at wsipes@gowestwood.org to reserve your spot.

Student Equip Conference   |   Nov 3-4   |   At Westwood   |   Cost $35
Equip Conference is an overnight Great Commission Initiative for students, grades 7-12, to minimize the fears of making disciples while increasing confidence & competence. Students will be trained & launched out into our communities with the tools we equip them with to share the Gospel. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Register online at gowestwood.org.org/students by Nov. 3.

 
Christmas Gift Shop for the Shelby Baptist Association
Westwood is partnering with The Shelby Baptist Association & their Christmas Gift Shop! We've adopted 20 children that will need gifts purchased for them. The gift consist of 3 items of clothing. You'll receive gift tags with sizes & needs of the child. If you or your Life Group would be interested in sponsoring one of these children, contact Tammy Archer.
 

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week Nov. 12-19
Westwood partners with Samaritan’s Purse each year to collect Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes for children in third-world countries.  You can pick up forms with suggested packing instructions and gift tags for each box. They ask that you refrain from packing candy & toothpaste in the boxes due to expiration dates. Please leave your boxes in the designated area in the Atrium. The last day to collect boxes is Nov 19.

Upcoming Events:
  • Daylight Savings Time ends - Nov 5

 

MINISTRIES

E5:32 Foundations of Marriage   |  Ongoing class  |   9:30am   |  SGB Room 8
An ongoing Life Group for engaged couples and newlyweds. The class will look at personal Bible Study and biblical foundations of marriage.

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.
 
Life Groups
Are you missing out on the blessing of a Life 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 Info Center 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
    Do 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 Kim Lloyd for more information.