C MPASS There will be negative stories throughout the Advent season and into the New Year. Human nature is still fallen and evil things will still stalk the planet. But that’s not the whole story. Not at all. Wonderful, secret things will lighten the load for millions thanks to the transforming power of Christ. Think of the 7000 snacks our church provided for needy kids. Did I say our church? I mean the generous people who gave their hard earned money to touch the life of a stranger. Or, think of the kids in Frank’s schools in India. People in WestWinds give their funds to touch the lives of kids who will grow up and who will never know who helped them. But God knows and that is enough for now.
Where EVERYONE Is Welcome!! ThirdAdvent
SUNDAY SERVICE 10 AM December 15, 2013 MESSAGE John and Paul Engels WORSHIP Rev. Mark Davis
Jesus Christ even inspires people who are not believers to give. The story of Jesus Christ has been the inspiration for more charitable giving than any other story. These stories are the work of the kingdom of God. What a marvelous thing to be on the giving side.
HEAD USHER Brian Palmer GREETERS Brent Husson Kathy Jary Ron Kelly Monica MacLeod
WestWinds people have been giving for years. How many kids have met God in a deeper way at Camp or Youth Convention or at some other event; kids who were sponsored wholly or in part by generous WestWinds givers. How utterly unselfish to send a youth to camp who will never know who to thank! Secret giving is very Christ-like. Secret giving creates positive stories that warm the heart of heaven. They warm hearts on earth too but the secret givers may never hear them. The crazy madness of Mall shopping is hollow compared with knowing you have helped a poverty-stricken child begin a lifetransforming education. There’s no joy like the joy of giving. To you who do give; I happily salute you.
KIDS CHURCH Grades K to 6 PRE-SCHOOLERS Ages 2 1/2 to 4 years NURSERY Birth to 2 1/2 years
All classes meet in the Lower Auditorium at 10am
CONNECTIONS 50PLUS Bible Study / 1st Wednesday of each month / 10:00am / in The Learning Centre (TBA) Potluck Lunch / 3rd Wednesday of each month / 12:00pm / in The Learning Centre (Dec 18 - Lunch at the Palmer’s 12:30pm) EDUCATION Adult / Sundays / 9:00am / various topics and speakers / meet in the chapel (next session starts in January 2013) Next session TBA Kids TREK / Sundays / 9:00am / exploration of the Bible... become a Bible Brainiac! / meet in the Lower Auditorium
PRAYER REQUESTS * Jane Shepherd * little Jakob * Wes * Paul Engels * Flink Family * Joy and Kenton * Mandy Martens * BJ Halford
HOME GROUP MINISTRIES Hartman Home Group / Mondays / 6:30pm to 8:30pm / Bible Study / at 6067 - 180A Street, Cloverdale (will resume Jan 6) Anonby Home Group / Wednesdays / 7:00pm / Bible Study / Cloverdale (will resume Feb 5) Davies Home Group / Wednesdays / 7:30pm / Bible Study / at 5556 - 181A Street, Cloverdale (will resume in Jan) Newcomers Home Group / Thursdays / 7:00pm / Bible Study at 17972 - 65A Ave, Surrey (will resume in Jan) Bennett Home Group / Wednesdays / 7:00pm / Bible Study / in Cloverdale / call 604-575-0229 (will resume Jan 8) Young Adults Network / Sundays / 7:00pm / in The Learning Centre
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MEN’S MINISTRY Men’s Breakfast / One Saturday per month / 7:30am / Breakfast and Fellowship / Lower Auditorium / Cost is only $5 (Jan 11) PRETEEN Freedom 527 / Tuesdays / 7:00pm to 8:30pm / Various activities and lessons / Lower Auditorium (will resume Jan 7)
SENIOR ASSOCIATE PASTOR REV. MARK DAVIS MARK@WESTWINDSCHURCH.COM MINISTER TO CHILDREN REV. KARALEE CHOI
MINISTER TO STUDENTS PASTOR CHRISTIAN BROUWER
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS MICHELLE DAVIS MARIEANNE BAERG email@example.com BOARD OF DIRECTORS DARCY BENNETT, JONATHAN CHAPMAN, KATHY DAVIES, SHARON DOUGLAS, JEFF OWENS, GRAEME SHEPHERD, RICK SMITH CHURCH ADDRESS 6331 - 176 ST. SURREY, BC V3S 4E9
CHURCH WEBSITE WWW.WESTWINDSCHURCH.COM CHURCH OFFICE - 604-576-9407 FAX - 604-576-6912 AFFILIATED WITH THE PAOC
STUDENT MINISTRIES The Cause Youth / Fridays / 7:00pm / Lower Auditorium WOMEN’S NETWORK Bible Study / Tuesdays / 9:30am / intentional childcare available in The Learning Centre (Dec 17 - Christmas Party) Bible Study / Thursdays / 7:00pm / in Cloverdale (will start in January)
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SENIOR PASTOR REV. TED BOODLE TBOODLE@SHAW.CA
GENERAL INCOME OFFERING ACTUAL $ 4,570 YTD $112,940 OFFERING BUDGET $ 6,950 YTD $132,050 MISSIONS GIVING $ 6,436 CHRISTMAS PROJECT $1,845
Starting January 19 10AM
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