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Sunday Services in the Worship Center

Sunday morning we will offer TWO SERVICES:
9 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to Noon

The first service (from 9 to 10 a.m.) will also be broadcast live via YouTube and Facebook (see links below). Then, the video recording of that service will be available throughout the rest of the day to watch on-demand.  

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

1)  In compliance with Governor Roy Cooper’s latest executive order, we ask that everyone wear a mask throughout Sunday’s worship services unless a medical or behavioral condition or disability prohibits doing so.  Masks will be provided to those who need one (on a first-come, first-served basis).

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. In the 9 a.m. service, we will only offer a nursery for babies. In the 11 a.m. service, we will 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:
Westside YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh8LBdu2LuaoBWZc5lQ6KJw
Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2259384759

Join Us Each Wednesday for Mid-Week Worship

You are invited to participate in our Wednesday Worship Service each Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.  The service features praise and worship music; a brief Bible-based lesson; and scripture-fed, Spirit-led, worship-based prayer. The service is streamed live on both the Westside Live Stream YouTube Channel and the Westside Facebook Connection Group page. For more info, contact Pastor Mike at 336-516-3760.

VBS Volunteers Needed

Westside will host a Vacation Bible School for children Aug. 2-5. If you are interested in helping, click below.  Please note that some volunteer activities have membership and background check requirements. For more info, contact Heather Bush at heatherbushnc@gmail.com or 336-516-0940.

register your child for vbs

Westside will host a Vacation Bible School for children age 3 through rising sixth graders Aug. 2-5. Children will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening.  This year’s theme is “Be the Light.”  For more info, contact Heather Bush at 336-516-0940 or heatherbushnc@gmail.com.

Youth Bible School to Meet In Person Sunday Morning

Youth Bible Study, an academic approach to discipleship for all middle and high school students, will meet in person on Sunday mornings in June. The group will gather at 9 a.m. each Sunday in Room A-1. Youth should come prepared with their Bibles. For more info, contact Pastor Kurt at 336-516-3762.

Diapers and Wipes Drop Off For Ashley Lewis June 21 & 28

Ken and Ashley Lewis are expecting a baby to be due the middle of July. As a way to honor them, you can drop off diapers and/or wipes at the table in the mall area June 21 or June 28. For more info, contact Ashley Kiser at 336-264-8241.

Cambodia Update: June 28 and July 1

Please join us June 28 and July 1 as missionaries Damson and Jenn Huon will share details about how God is working in their Cambodia Village Outreach Ministry. The Huons will provide a brief update in both Sunday morning services on June 28, and then they will share a more detailed update on Wednesday, July 1, during our mid-week worship service. You are invited to attend both days to hear more about God’s work in Cambodia.

Guatemala Team to Share Sunday, July 19

In February, a 14-member team from Westside traveled to Guatemala to minister to the people of the Village of Los Canan. Their trip is part of a partnership with Harmony Baptist Church of Avon, Indiana, and Bastian Union Church of Bastian, Virginia. The members of this mission team will share stories from their trip on Sunday, July 19, during the 9 a.m. worship service. Please make plans to attend and hear how God is working in Guatemala.

You Can Help Clean the Westside Facilities

Westside is dedicated to ensuring the facilities are properly sanitized to keep everyone healthy. The Levite Team is in need of volunteers to clean the Worship Center throughout the week as well as before and after the Wednesday Worship Service. To volunteer to help with this cleaning need, contact Donald Bowlin at 336-260-8424 or donald@westsidefellowship.org.