News & Events

 

NEWS

Westwood is praying for the families impacted by Hurricane Harvey! If you would like to help, you can donate money to the Alabama State Board of Mission Disaster Relief fund where 100% of your donations will be used to help those affected by the hurricane! Donate your funds to SBDR.org/TEXAS not Westwood Baptist Church.

Church Conference | This Sunday  |  After 10:45 Service
If you are interested in what is going on with Westwood join us for Church Conference.

Discover Westwood  |  Oct 1  |  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.

Child Dedication   |  Oct 8  |  Deadline to Register Oct 2
We will be having Child Dedication on Sunday, October 8.  If you would like to have your child dedicated, please email Teresa Maltz by Oct 2.

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
 

Thrive Now “Maker of the Moon”    | Sept 25  | 7:00pm  | Worship Center
Thrive Now is a special service set aside for all new high school grads, college, & young professionals between the ages 18 to 29. Doors open at 6pm, so invite a friend & don’t miss it. Contact Marcus Mullet for more information.

Tackle Hunger Tailgate - Last Day to Donate is This Sunday 
Don’t forget to bring your food for The Shelby Baptist Association Food Drive. We need staples like flour, sugar, pasta, rice, dried beans, can vegetables, canned meats, etc. Drop donations off at the tailgate tent located in the atrium.

Fall Fest 2017 Needs
We need cakes, candy & volunteers! If you would be interested in helping with the fall festival, contact Kim Lloyd 205.907.4515. Please drop off candy donations in the provided buckets located in the Atrium & Small Groups Building. Please take a cake dome & return with something yummy for our cake walk! Cakes are due by noon Oct 6.

Fall Festival  |   Friday, Oct 6  |   6pm  |   gowestwood.org/fallfest
Armbands are on sale for $1 per person at the table in the Atrium.  Avoid the lines & get your armbands early! This is an excellent opportunity to invite your neighbors, so pick up a few extra ambands.

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!

 

MINISTRIES

New class for engaged or newlywed couples:

  • 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.