COVID-19 Updates from Westwood Community Church

Keeping an Eye on Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
-Romans 15:13

Worship With Us

Due to current state and government recommendations, services at our campuses are temporarily suspended. Instead, we will worship together online Sundays at 8:15, 9:30, 11:00am, and 5:00pm.

For more information about our Online Campus please contact us at online@westwoodcc.org.

A great way to bring life and encouragement into your day is through music. Our worship team has curated an inspiring collection of songs for you. Listen on Spotify.

Westwood’s social media is your go-to place to find connection to your Westwood family and doses of daily hope. Check us out on Instagram  and Facebook.

To search previous messages, please visit our message archive.

How to Help

In times like this, we follow Jesus’ example to go and bless. As a church, we are actively looking for ways to come alongside not only those in our church community but the community surrounding us.

To get involved in serving the needs of the Westwood community, add your name to the Local Serving Team to receive emails of current needs.

Please also Like our Westwood Outreach Facebook page to see regular updates and need requests from Westwood’s community partners.

In the coming days, we will be sharing additional information on how to help and collect needs from you or those you know.

Right now, we invite you to:

    1. Pray for God’s wisdom, protection, guidance, and presence to be felt among our church, community, country and world.
    2. Start small – focus on the immediate needs of your family and friends. Take care of your kids or help parents work while watching their children. Reach out to the people in your circle of influence and ask them how they’re doing, pray for them, and help when you can. If you are aware of needs we can potentially help with, email outreach2@westwoodcc.org
    3. Bless your neighborhood – this is a perfect opportunity to reach out to 8 or 10 houses around you, set up a text or Facebook group and stay in touch with each other. Simply setting up a close network of neighbors, praying for them, listening to their needs, and serving them, is going to bless them immensely.

For questions or additional information, please email: outreach2@westwoodcc.org

Kids & Students:

Looking to join us online for kids or student ministry? Email us to get connected:

Kids (infant – grade 5) contact Jon Ditty
at jon.ditty@westwoodcc.org

Students (grades 6 – 12) contact Megan Sage
at megan.sage@westwoodcc.org

Parents, it is our desire to resource you whether we are gathered together on campus or together online. We are excited to provide you with a story and worship experience that you can do with your kids. We recommend using the online video experience to worship with your kids and then the Parent Cue App for questions and conversation.

Kids:

Westwood Kids Show
Join the Westwood Kids team on YouTube at 9:15am every Sunday for the Westwood Kids Show!

Worship and Story Experience
Parent Cue App
Early Childhood
Elementary
Preteen

Students:

Student Parents: Parent Cue App

 Students: Follow us on Instagram (Westwood.students) and YouTube

In such a time, continuing to grow in community with one another is so important, now more than ever. Groups are the perfect place to get the support and encouragement we all need right now. We are so blessed to have the ability to meet digitally to connect and deepen our spiritual growth.

Technology

We recommend using Zoom for hosting your online groups.

For additional support with Zoom, see these helpful resources.

Search Existing Small Groups

Find a group that fits your needs with our online search tool. When you see something that interests you, click Email Leaders to ask questions or express interest.

Launching Your Group
  1. Complete online training and application. Follow the links below to start the training process today!
  2. Meet with your Group Coach prior to launching.
  3. Launch your group! Invite 5-10 friends to join you.
Hosting Tips
  • Recommend group members to download meeting software prior to meeting.
  • Make sure you have sufficient lighting.
  • Select the quietest room/location you can find.
  • Give full attention, don’t multitask.
  • For format and schedule ideas, click here.

For questions or more information about Groups at Westwood, please reach out to Lisa Nebel, at lisa.nebel@westwoodcc.org

If you would like to receive prayer from one of our pastors, please call the church during business hours at 952.224.7300. You can also submit a prayer request below. You need not give your name.

It can be common for misinformation to spread, and it can be hard to filter through all the outlets of information. Here are some reliable resources that can connect you with up-to-date and accurate information.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is the leading national public-health organization in the U.S. and has up-to-date info on COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Minnesota Department for Public Health (MDPH)
The MDPH is the state department responsible for public health in Minnesota.

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the United Nations’ agency for global public health.

Please continue to check this site as it relates to changes with our services and events.

Ways to Grow in Your Faith

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