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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/westsidefellowship.nc/
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user118364513

Restart: A Study of Nehemiah...

After years of living out of alignment with God and His word, Israel was brought under discipline through 70 years of Babylonian Captivity.  But God, in His perfect faithfulness, kept His promise to Israel and allowed a remnant to return, under the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah, in order to re-align, re-evaluate, re-vive, and re-start.  

Similarly, we all have areas in our life that are simply out of alignment with God.  And at times, we too, just need a ‘Restart.’

Join Westside Fellowship on Sunday mornings, starting January 17, to examine the book of Nehemiah in order to learn how God’s Word is our ultimate source of instruction as we seek to Re-align, Re-evaluate, Re-vive, and Re-start!  You can also listen to past sermons from this series here.

Join Us For Monday Night Prayer

Far above any program, party, or promotion, the most important thing that we can do as the Church is PRAY. Prayer is our lifeline to God. It allows us to worship God for who He is, reflects our dependence on Him, and begins to align our heart with God's desires. Join us in the Worship Center on Monday nights 6:30-7:30 p.m. as we gather to corporately seek the face of God in Prayer.

Westside’s Online Directory is Finally Here!

You should have received an e-mail with an invitation to access Westside’s Online Directory. After creating your log-in, you must “opt-in” to the directory by editing the info under the 'Main' section of your profile. This will enable you to “put a face to the name” and help you connect with your Westside family on a more personal level. If you have not received an e-mail invitation or do not want to create a log-in, but still want your information viewable in the online directory, contact Elaine Shepherd at elaine@westsidefellowship.org.

Youth meet each wednesday at 6:00 pm

F3 (gathering for middle and high school students) meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center for food, fellowship, and fun.  For more information, contact Pastor Jacob at Jacob@westsidefellowship.org or 336-212-3417.

Small Group Leader Meeting

All small group leaders should mark their calendars for a Small Group Leader meeting Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center. To RSVP for the meeting, contact Nikki Haith at 336-524-0098 or nikki@westsidefellowship.org.

No Children's classes offered through january

Due to the ongoing spike in COVID cases in Alamance County and the difficulty in ensuring safe social distancing in the children's classrooms, the Westside Leadership have decided it is wise to postpone all childcare during services for the next four weeks. Provided that the COVID cases have begun to decline and Westside can ensure a safe environment, children's classes are expected to resume the first week in February.  

Limited spots remain for the Marriage retreat

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.

serve from a distance

Send a Card of Encouragement
Westside’s Card Ministry is made up of a group of people who send cards of encouragement, sympathy, well wishes, etc. throughout each week to individuals from the list of prayer requests. The Card Ministry is a great way to serve from a distance in order to reach out to others who are hurting, have been missed at church, or simply need encouragement. For more info, or to join the Card Ministry Team, contact Hannah Sockwell at hsockwell@gmail.com.
 
Offer Meals to Others in Time of Great Need
Meal trains are a way to show love to others in the most joyous or difficult times of life such as a birth, death in the family, or major illness/surgery. If you are interested in serving, but cannot make a full-time commitment or if you would like to "serve from a distance," providing meals through a meal train is a great option. Keep in mind, cooking skills are not required. Take-out is also an option! Additionally, please let us know if you know of someone who is in need of a meal train. For more info or to join the Ministry Meals Team, contact Chantelle at ministrymeals@westsidefellowship.org.
 
Volunteer with The Levite Ministry
Westside’s facilities are maintained and cleaned by faithful volunteers of the Levite Ministry Team. Cleaning the Worship Center is another great way to serve from a distance. If you are willing and able to help clean the Worship Center on a rotation with other volunteers, contact Gary Troxler at gary@westsidefellowship.org or 919-524-0938.

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."