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Welcome Jacob Danieley as westside's senior pastor

From the Westside Fellowship Pulpit Search Committee...

Please welcome Jacob Danieley as our new senior pastor of Westside Fellowship. November 22nd's vote resulted in 122 votes cast with an 84% affirmative rate.

Danieley is a gifted preacher, teacher, and leader who has a deep love of Jesus Christ and Westside.

Jacob and his wife Elizabeth offer a wealth of experience as well as a deep love for Christ and Westside. Both were interviewed, by all 10 members, of the Pulpit Search Committee.  Jacob and Elizabeth exhibit humility; they pointed to Christ and the Bible as their guide. They show great passion for Westside and a commitment to our community. Both were raised locally within Christian homes and started attending Westside in 2016 after being encouraged by their “spiritual parents” Mike and Stephanie Mitchener.

Jacob is finishing his Master of Divinity and has already completed his Master of Arts in Ministry from Piedmont Divinity School. Jacob has also earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Music Technology from Elon University. He has served as Westside’s Worship Pastor since 2018; he also leads two small groups. He has also served as an Associate Professor at Guilford Technical Community College since 2016 whereby he has been formally recognized by students and faculty, alike, for his teaching, mentoring, impact, and leadership.

Both Jacob and Elizabeth share the same view that all Christians are “called into full-time ministry” by carrying-out the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Elizabeth is co-leader, with Jacob, of the Danieley small group, a key organizer of the annual Marriage Retreat, active member at Westside, and a math teacher at Western Alamance High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in teaching from the University of North Carolina. She has a particular passion for women’s and children’s ministries.

The Danieleys have three children: Jaden (12), Lilly (10), and Maisie (3 weeks).

Sunday Services in the Worship Center

Westside is currently hosting two Sunday morning services.  The first service from 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. will be a MASK REQUIRED service.  The second service will take place from 10:45 a.m. to noon and attendees are recommended to wear a mask.

Childcare will be provided during the 10:45 a.m. - noon service for birth through kindergarten.  The 9:00 a.m. service will not offer childcare.  

We are taking a number of precautions to keep folks as safe as possible:

1)  We ask that everyone wear a mask throughout Sunday’s worship services unless a medical or behavioral condition or disability prohibits doing so.  Free masks will be provided at both services for those who need them.

2) Our greeters and safety team will be holding us accountable to practice Social Distancing.

3) We will limit the number of seats we set up and limit the number of people we allow in each service.  

4) The chairs will be set up with Social Distancing in mind.  

5) Interactions will be kept to a minimum.  

6) Our greeters, safety team, and childcare workers will wear masks.  

7) We will have a cleaning crew clean bathrooms, classrooms, door handles and other frequently touched surfaces before and after each service.  

8) Childcare will be limited as we will only have classes for children from birth through kindergarten. Children in first grade and above will sit with their parents in the sanctuary.  

9) We will only offer pre-packaged breakfast bars and bottled water. We will NOT offer any self-serve coffee options.  

10) We will NOT pass an offering plate nor the Friendship Registers. You will still have ways to give, submit your prayer requests, and/or request additional info.

11) We also plan to locally broadcast the services via 88.1 FM. This should allow folks to sit in their cars and listen to the service from the parking lot. We are making this option available as overflow seating and for anyone who may want to “attend” the service but not interact with others.  

Everyone’s health and safety is very important to us. We will do our best to provide a safe place for folks to worship. Please realize those of us who attend the services do so at our own risk.   If you are experiencing ANY SIGNS of sickness, please STAY HOME and watch online.   Or, if you are in an AT RISK group, please stay home and watch online.  Or, if you are still hesitant about being in a public place, please stay home and watch online.  For the rest of us, we look forward to our return to the sanctuary.  

If you are not able to attend in person, then please use these links to view the service online, or watch it from our home page:
Westside YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh8LBdu2LuaoBWZc5lQ6KJw
Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2259384759
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user118364513

“O Come Let us Adore Him” Series to Begin Dec. 6

Beginning Sunday, Dec. 6 Westside will offer a Christmas Series titled “O Come Let us Adore Him”. This series will be available during each Sunday morning service (9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.) through December 20. You can also view the services online by going to westsidefellowship.org/livestream.

Did you hear the latest announcement from Pastor Kurt?

If you didn’t hear the news regarding Pastor Kurt, his last Sunday with Westside is November 29. Beginning in December Kurt and Marsha will join Northside Baptist Church in Burlington to help them close the books of that existing church. In January they will reopen a new church in the existing building which will be called Northside Fellowship.  To hear from Kurt regarding this church plant, click here: https://youtu.be/UdIsj-DHu6U.

Change in Mid-Week Schedule

F3 (gathering for all middle and high school students) will meet Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Pastor Steve’s house from 6-8 p.m. All youth students should bring a mask and a lawn chair. All adult worship services will be cancelled through the month of December. For more info, contact Pastor Jacob at Jacob@westsidefellowship.org or 336-212-3417.

Family Fun Night Set For Friday, Dec. 11

Westside will host a Family Fun Night Friday, Dec. 11 beginning at 6 p.m. You and your family are invited to come to the Worship Center at 6 p.m. to decorate your own gingerbread house. In order to participate in decorating a gingerbread house, sign-up by clicking here or stop by the welcome desk. Following the time of decorating, you are invited to attend the movie night on the Westside lawn. The movie, The Star, will be viewed at 7 p.m. Hot chocolate, cookies, and popcorn will be available during the movie.

Children’s Ministry Classes have returned

Children's classes have returned during the 10:45 a.m. worship service for children from birth through 5th grade. First through fifth grade students will meet outdoors at the Big House. Children ages birth through kindergarten will meet inside the classrooms.  Children must wear a mask, and those meeting outside should dress accordingly. No snacks will be offered during this time. 

Marriage Retreat Set for April 9-11

Mark your calendars for the April 9-11 Marriage Retreat at Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia. Married couples of all ages and stages of life are invited to participate in this year’s retreat. The cost for the retreat is $218 per couple (payable to Mountain Lake Lodge for two nights stay) and $50 for food and materials. To register, call Mountain Lake Lodge (540-626-7121) and mention the reservation for Westside Fellowship Retreat. In addition to making your reservation, contact Elizabeth Danieley (336-214-3560) and let her know so that she can ensure there is enough food and materials provided.

Westside Food Pantry Assists Families in Need

Westside will collect nonperishable food items to be distributed during the Christmas holiday to families in need in Alamance County. Donations of the following items are needed:
Canned chicken
Beef Stew
Tuna
Applesauce
Instant Potatoes
Granola Bars
Chicken Helper
Hamburger Helper
Tuna Helper
Soup Kits
Pancake Mix
Pancake Syrup
Grits
Jelly
Peanut Butter
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Saltines
1 lb. Rice Bags
Dried Pasta
Spaghetti Sauce
Mayo
Snack Cracker Packs
Cereal
Shelf Stable Milk
Donations for the Food Pantry can be dropped off at the Welcome Desk or at the Big House. For more info, contact the church office at 336-524-0098.

Hold the Date: Marriage Retreat Set for April 9-11

Mark your calendars for this year’s April 9-11 Marriage Retreat at Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia. Married couples of all ages and stages of life are invited to participate in this year’s retreat. The cost for the retreat is $218 per couple (minimum of two nights stay) and $50 for food. To register, call Mountain Lake Lodge (540-626-7121) and mention the reservation for Westside Fellowship Retreat.

Submit prayer requests online

Do you have a prayer request that you would like to share with your church family? In addition to filling out the Friendship Register at church on Sunday morning, you can also submit them during this week by clicking here or navigating to the "Contact" menu item above and clicking on "Submit a Prayer Request."