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

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

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

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

6) 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.

7) 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

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.

Young adult small group

All young adults (18-26 years old) are invited to participate in the new Young Adults Small Group led by Pastor Cooper.  The group meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Room A-1 of the Worship Center.  For more info, contact Pastor Cooper at cooper@westsidefellowship.org or 980-295-9892.

child dedication Sunday, may 9

Westside's next Child Dedication service will be Sunday, May 9 in both the 9 and 10:45 a.m. services.  The service provides a chance for you to publicly declare that you will raise your child(ren) in a way that is honoring to the Lord.  It also helps encourage others in the church to pray for and support you in your parenting efforts.  If you would like to participate in the service contact Nikki Haith in the church office at nikki@westsidefellowship.org or 336-524-0098.

Westside dinky derby, may 22

Join us for the Westside Dinky Derby, tournament style racing of Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars, Saturday, May 22.  All children age 0 to 18 years are encouraged to bring their own Matchbox or Hot Wheels car to participate in the tournament.  Anyone over 18 can compete in the adult league.  Be on the lookout for more details and rules of play!  Contact Nicole Buckhalt with questions (nicole@westsidefellowship.org or 434-485-3675).

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 Big House for food, fellowship, and fun.  For more information, contact Pastor Cooper at  Cooper@westsidefellowship.org.

W.O.W. Spring Brunch is May 15

All women of Westside are invited to a time of fellowship, encouragement, and fun at the W.O.W. (Women of Westside) Spring Brunch Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Ladies in attendance will have the opportunity to hear from Patt Williams, who ministered alongside her husband, JL, until his passing.  JL founded New Directions, an interracial group of young people who took their singing ministry on the road.  When JL retired from New Directions, he and Patt began JL, Patt & Friends, a ministry to under-reached and out-of-reach people groups through strategic national leaders.  Patt continues to be an encouragement to all with her wisdom and wit.  The cost to attend is $10 per person.  Click here to register and pay online.  For more info, contact Elizabeth Danieley at elizabethdanieley@gmail.com or 336-214-3560.  

Youth Summer Camp, July 14-18

We have finalized all the details for Westside Youth Summer Camp. We will be attending MFUGE summer Camp in Ridgecrest, NC, July 14- July 18, 2021. The cost is $334, but Westside will cover some of the cost and only charge students $199 to attend.

At MFUGE students will have the opportunity to participate in small group Bible study, large group Worship and teaching, serve in the local community through mission work, and time for daily recreational activities (including laser tag, ziplines, rock wall, ropes course, miniature golf, kayaking, gagaball and much more!)

Click here to register!

Men's retreat August 6-7, 2021

Calling all men and young men!  Westside Fellowship is hosting a Men's Discipleship Whitewater Rafting Retreat in Beckley, WV, on August 6-7, 2021.  All men 8 years old and older are invited to join us as we enjoy God's creation by rafting on the New River, enjoying fellowship with one another at the Alpine Ministries campus, and worshiping the Lord in various teaching sessions.  Total cost is $125 per person.  Cost includes:  rafting, lodging, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, August 7.  You can register by clicking here (wsfsp.breezechms.com/form/2021_Mens_Retreat).  If you are interested or would like more info please contact Jim Racke at 336-214-5331 or Pastor Jacob at jacob@westsidefellowship.org or 336-212-3417.

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."