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Life, Money & Hope
Posted: Feb 8, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments |

Hey West Family,


I hope you are ready for this because I am going to send a bunch of information your way telling you about all the exciting things that we have going on at West here over the course of the next couple of weeks.


We are continuing our “Life, Money & Hope” series at West this weekend with a message called, “The Fiscal Cliff.”  If you are anything like me, you probably don’t exactly know what the Fiscal Cliff really means and why it was such a big deal in this country for the past month.  This weekend, we will be teaching on finance in a challenging, funny and tense kind of way.  Make sure to bring some friends with you as we discuss the often polarizing, seldom understood topics of politics and finance.


Last weekend at West, we told you about an exciting opportunity we have as a church to partner with other churches and businesses around Lee Country to take part in something called Feeding Southwest Florida.  Feeding Southwest Florida is an organized effort by the churches in our community to raise over 100,000 pounds of food to be used for children all over our city.  The primary benefactors of these foods will be to those who are currently a part of the free and reduced lunch program the school offers.  While this does give children food to eat during the day, they often go home hungry without proper food at their places of residence.   We are asking 50 families at West to consider hosting feeding parties at their homes sometime during the month of February.  It’s simple.  Throw a party.  Ask your friends, neighbors and coworkers to come.  The only stipulation to them coming to your party is for them to bring as many non-perishable food items to the party as the can.


If you cannot throw a party or attend one, you can still help out as an individual by collecting these items over the course of the next month.  We are still in need of 20 familes willing to join Julie and I and throw a feeding party so that children can know the love of God in a practical way all over this city.  Pick up your party back at West this weekend.


Starting this Sunday at West during the 9:30 service, West will be teaching a class called foundations.  Foundations class is geared towards the following groups of people.


1)   those new to West.  This will help you get more out of your experience at West every week.


2)   Those new to faith.  We will teach you what a follower of Christ truly looks like and how that applies to your life today


3)   New Membership.  If you are interested in being a member at West, this class is the next step in that process.


This week’s volunteer spotlight is Andrey Gera.  Andrey is a talented individual with a willing heart who has played a key role in making our large events happen. From behind the scenes construction to late hours cleaning up, Andrey always does the job with excellence.  He always goes above and beyond the standard and we are so thankful for his continued involvement here at West.  Thanks Andrey!


I guess that’s all for now.  Thanks for all you do to partner with us to make a difference in the lives of so many all across our city each and every week.  The future is bright!


With Expectancy!


Pastor Corey

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