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10 Minute Party! (Grades 9–12)
Sundays, following the 11:00 service at Chanhassen Campus

All high school students (incoming 9th-12th grade) are invited to join Kari and other Upper Room students/leaders at the 11:00am service. We sit in the back of the Worship Center, behind the sound booth and stay after for the “10 Minute Party” to discuss the message and how it applies to our life. Sit with us in the service or just join us for the party after. Students will not meet on November 26, December 24 and 31, and April 1, 2018.


Baptism Celebration
Sunday, June 24, 6:30pm at Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior Commons

Declare your faith publicly with baptism. We will meet in the Excelsior Commons. Make an evening of it and enjoy some lawn games following the baptism and bring your own picnic dinner.

If you are interested in being baptized on June 24, send an email to baptism@westwoodcc.org.



Biblical Recovery Support Group
Fridays, beginning January 5, 6:00-7:00pm, Room B118 at Chanhassen Campus

This group is based on the 12 Steps and is open to anyone desiring help with any type of addiction. 


Bush Lake Prayer Gatherings
Tuesdays, June 5, July 10, August 7, 6:30-7:30pm, Location: TBD

We will gather once a month on Tuesday nights (June 5, July 10, August 7) from 6:30-7:30pm, to pray together for the new campus. Come join us as we see God move in mighty ways! Locations will vary month to month. Contact Zac Bush for more information.


Bush Lake Woodside Worship
Sundays, Beginning July 15, 11:00am, Woodside Room at Chanhassen Campus

Beginning Sunday, July 15, those interested in the new Bush Lake Campus are invited to join us at the 11:00am worship service in the Woodside Room. This is a great way to connect with others in community.


Child Dedication Information Class
Sunday, June 24, 9:30-10:30am, Lower Link Area at Chanhassen Campus

Babies bring so much joy to the life of a family and, whether through birth or adoption, the arrival of a little one is certainly cause to celebrate! Here at Westwood we love to take the opportunity in worship services to welcome, pray for and offer thanks to God for the life of a child through Child Dedication.Parents who are dedicating children for the first time at Westwood are strongly encouraged to attend this one-time, one-hour informational class that helps explain what Child Dedication is in our setting.


Child Dedication Service
Fourth Sunday of each month, 9:30-10:30am, Room A206 at Chanhassen Campus

At Westwood, Child Dedication happens during regular worship services, generally on the fourth Sunday of each month. This is a formal, special way to give thanks to God for the precious gifts of a child He has bestowed upon us.


College Ministry
Thursdays, Starting May 31, 7:00pm, Woodside Room at Chanhassen Campus

College Ministry is launching Thursday, May 31st! This program is for young adults, ages 17-25. We will meet every Thursday throughout the summer in the Woodside Room to experience worship and teaching together. Fun events and activities will take place in the summer as well.


Colorado: Mission//Adventure Trip (Grade 9)
July 21-29, 2018

Ninth grade students (going into 10th grade in the fall) will embark on a nine day mission & adventure trip to Fraser, Colorado and experience a trip unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Serving the camp and city around us, adventuring in Colorado, and celebrating all God has done this year is only a flavor of the fun we will have and the memories you will never forget. Students won’t want to miss this mission & adventure trip. Visit the student missions page for the Colorado trip guide


Family Backyard Cookout
Saturday, August 11, 5:00-7:00pm at Westwood Chanhassen Courtyard

There is nothing better than a backyard party! Join us for lawn games, food and a bonfire.


Haiti Mission Trip Prayer Team
June, 2018

This team will pray for an upcoming student mission trip to Haiti.


High School Summer Camp (Grades 9-12)
August 10–12

Upper Room (grade 9) and High School Ministry (grades 10-12) are heading north to Big Sandy Camp in McGregor, MN. We will have a weekend filled with amazing activities, worship, and messages to close out the summer together. This will be a weekend that will set the pace for the 2018-19 school year ahead, and students will not want to miss out on what God will do in them and through them this weekend.


Kids Creative Arts Programs
Sundays, September 16-December 9, 5:00–6:10pm, Room B102 at Chanhassen Campus

Kids Creative Arts Programs will resume in Fall on September 16- Kids Christmas Choir, 
Kids Musical, Skits & Worship.


Kids Ministry Fall Kick-Off Volunteer Training
Saturday, August 25, 10:00-11:30am & Tuesday, August 28, 6:30-8:00pm, Room A112 at Chanhassen Campus

Join us for our volunteer training session. We'll help prepare you for your fun adventure in serving in Kids Ministry this fall.


Life Transformed: Learning to Live Like Jesus
June Classes have been cancelled. We hope you can join us for the August session.

Life Transformed is a four-week experience that will equip you, encourage you and challenge you to grow in your faith. It will also be a catalyst to help you get involved at Westwood. If you have not yet taken a step of involvement beyond worshiping on Sunday, or if you’re looking for a new start, Life Transformed is for you. Childcare provided.


Life Transformed: Learning to Live Like Jesus
Sundays, August 5–26, 10:30am-12:00pm Room A205 at Chanhassen Campus

Life Transformed is a four-week experience that will equip you, encourage you and challenge you to grow in your faith. It will also be a catalyst to help you get involved at Westwood. If you have not yet taken a step of involvement beyond worshipping on Sunday, or if you’re looking for a new start, Life Transformed is for you. Childcare is provided.


Life Transformed: Learning to Live Like Jesus - Minnetonka Campus
Sundays, June 3–24, 11:30am-1:00pm at Minnetonka Church Campus

This four-week experience will equip you, encourage you and challenge you to grow in your faith. Life Transformed will also be a catalyst to help you get involved at Westwood. If you have not yet taken a step of involvement beyond worshiping on Sunday, or if you’re looking for a new start, Life Transformed is for you.


Malawi Mission Trip and Prayer Team
June, 2018

In June, a team will be heading to the Chitipa District of Malawi, Africa. This team will be working with local World Relief staff to provide pastoral training, teach children’s leaders and work on business development with local men and women.


Membership Seminar
Wednesdays, August 8 and 15, 7-9pm, Room A111 at Chanhassen Campus

Become a member of Westwood. Membership has many benefits including being able to share your voice on key issues regarding the church. You will learn about values, mission and beliefs of the church and get all your questions answered from leaders and staff.


Middle School Ministry Mission Experience (All Campuses Invited)
Thursday, June 21-Sunday, June 24, 8:20am-4:30pm

This year’s Missions Experience is serving in Minneapolis. We are partnering with Cru Inner City to provide students with a day camp experience where they will learn and serve those right in our back yard. We have the opportunity to serve in places like soup kitchens, thrift stores, and food shelves. Students will be dropped off in the morning at Westwood, take a bus downtown and return back to Westwood each afternoon. On Sunday, we will have the opportunity for students and parents to attend a worship service at a partner church downtown for a concluding missions experience.

For questions or more information contact:
Chanhassen Campus - Kari Maloney, kari.maloney@westwoodcc.org, 952.224.7302
Minnetonka Campus - Kevin Christian, kevin.christian@westwoodcc.org, 952.224.7342


Middle School Ministry Summer Fun Day
Wednesday, August 22, 2:00-5:00pm at Excelsior Commons

Middle School Ministry from Chanhassen and Minnetonka campuses will spend the afternoon together playing games, swimming in Lake Minnetonka, soaking up the sunshine and eating. Drop off and pick up at the Excelsior Commons (135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN 55331).


Middle School Ministry Wild Mountain Waterpark Day
Wednesday, July 18, 8:30am-6pm, Drop Off and Pick Up at Chanhassen Campus, Lower Doors

Middle School Ministry is going to Wild Mountain Waterpark to enjoy unlimited water slides, go-karts, alpine slides, a lazy river and endless fun. You won’t want to miss this day of fun with your friends! 


Middle School Summer Camp (Grades 6–8)
August 13–17

Summer camp is typically a highlight for our students. This year we are heading to Big Sandy Camp and Retreat Center in McGregor, Minnesota, where we will focus on our faith and have a ton of fun! It is going to be a great week!


Middle School Sunday Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm, Room A111 at Chanhassen Campus

Middle school students are welcome to join us for games, mixers, discussion groups and fun. Our message each week is based on the sermon message.


Minnetonka Sunday Service Time Change
Sundays, Beginning May 27

Starting on May 27th, Westwood Minnetonka will be moving to their summer schedule.  There will be one service on Sundays at 10:00am.


Moms Connect Morning - Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Every Other Friday, September 21-May 10, 9:30-11:30am, Room A112 at Chanhassen Campus

Moms Connect brings mothers of school age kids (K-12) together as a community that can share, laugh and go through life as a mom. We are focused on topics that strengthen our hearts and build relationships. Registration will open in early August.

*Moms Connect Evening - registration will open in early August
Contact Lindsay Schneider, lindsayrschneider@gmail.com, 612.597.1044
 




MOPS Morning (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Every other Thursday, September 13–May 9, 9:30–11:30am, Room A112 at Chanhassen Campus

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is open to moms who have at least one child age 5 and younger. We celebrate motherhood by encouraging one another, learning from relevant speakers and connecting in friendship within a small group. Raising kids is beautiful and hard, we need others to journey within it. Childcare is available at an additional fee.

Registration opens early August. Scholarships available.

Dates:
2018:
9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/29, 12/6
2019:
1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9



Singles 40s to 60s, Big Stone Mini Golf and Dining Out
Saturday, June 30, 5:00-10:00 pm

Come join us for a Minnesota summer evening of fun featuring an unusual game of mini golf, dinner and ice cream!  We'll start with dinner at 5:00pm in Wayzata (location is TBD).  We'll head over to Big Stone Mini Golf in Minnetrista (7100 County Road 110, Minnetrista) and then find a place for ice cream.  Email us to get all the details and alternate plans if there is inclement weather.


Singles 40s to 60s, Day at the Lake and Picnic Dinner
Sunday, July 29th 1:00-7:00 pm at Lake Minnetonka

Come join us at a private estate on Lake Minnetonka for a day of fun. We'll play get-to-know you games, go for a pontoon boat ride, play lawn games, tennis (bring your own equipment) and have a picnic dinner.

You need to be preregistered to attend this event (no walk-ins), you can register via email at the contact below.  Pay at the door. Brats, burgers and water provided. Bring a chair, towel and a dish to share based on the first letter of your last name:  A-E:dessert, F-I:appetizer or snack, J-N:chips, O-Z: side dish or salad.

Location: Wayzata--will be shared when you RSVP



Singles 40s to 60s, Kayaking/Canoeing the St. Croix River and Picnic
Saturday, August 25, 10:00am-4:00pm

Come join us for a day of fun in the sun!  We'll go out to Taylor's Falls area (TBD) to kayak or canoe a 3-hour trip and stop along the way to picnic and play. Bring your squirt guns and water toys, your own lunch and non-alcoholic beverages. Email us to let us know you're coming for more details.


Singles 40s to 60s, SOS--Summer Outside Sundays
Sundays, June 17 & June 24 6:30-8:30pm at SugarBush Park

Come join us for a dinner and discussion following the service. Bring your dinner and drink. Look for the balloon. 

SugarBush Park, 7220 Galpin Blvd Chanhassen



Small Group Leader Training
Available Online

God created us to be in relationship with each other. Great things happen in genuine Christian friendship. We are encouraged, supported, challenged, and so much more. If you sense God prompting you to lead this kind of community, we have training available online that will help you prepare.  After you complete the training, you will be provided with coaching from our Small Group Ministry Team to walk alongside you and answer any questions you may have about leading a small group.


Small Groups on Find a Group
Search for a small group online:

•  Go to Find a Group
•  Filter groups using the drop downs at the top to find a group that is a good fit for you! You can filter by Campus, Day of the week or use the search bar at the top to help you narrow your search.
•  Click on the group title, to see the details of the group. If it is something that interests you, you can ask questions or express interest to the leader by clicking "Email Leaders" on the right hand side.


Summer Slam
Friday-Saturday, July 27-28, 6:30pm-8:00am, Lower Level at Chanhassen Campus

4th and 5th graders, join us for a fun-filled overnight adventure at Westwood!


Team Night, Chanhassen Campus
Monday, August 13, 6:30-8:00pm, Woodside Room at Chanhassen Campus

We want to celebrate all of our volunteer teams at Team Night! Join us for worship, encouragement and time for development. Dessert will be served.


Team Night, Minnetonka Campus
Wednesday, August 15, 6:30pm–8:00pm at Minnetonka Church Campus

We want to celebrate all of our volunteer teams at Team Night! Join us for worship, encouragement and time for development. All visitors/attendees & members are invited!  Dessert will be served.


Team World Vision
Begins April, 2018; Group Runs on Saturday Mornings, 7:00am

Team World Vision is a community of people helping each other get to the finish line of Twin Cities Marathon while changing lives in Africa. We’d love you to join our 2018 team. Training starts in the beginning of April and group runs will be on Saturday mornings at 7:00am.


Together in Prayer
Every Monday Night, 6:00-7:00pm, Woodside Room at Chanhassen Campus

Westwood prayer team members are here to pray with individuals and families.  No appointment needed, walk in, everyone welcome.


Tour de Tonka Serve Team, Westwood Minnetonka
Saturday, August 4, Rest Stop Placement: TBD

Last year a Community Outreach team for Westwood Minnetonka worked at a major rest stop for this huge community event. We were part of the early-morning set-up and then the race started!  We worked at the first major rest stop to hand-out refreshments and cheer on those riders!  Our spot even featured live music!

If you're interested in learning about the details and to get on this year's team, contact Kim Hanson.



Vacation Bible School - Minnetonka
Monday, July 9-Thursday, July 12, 6:00-8:15pm at Minnetonka Campus

We are excited to announce our VBS theme for 2018:  Amped - Live Fully Alive
God wants us to live our lives fully alive because we can believe that what he says is true!

Kids, 4 years old through 5th grade will come together for four amazing nights of fun and in the process experience what it means live Fully Alive with God! Registration starts April 9, 2018. Bonus: when you register your child you will be able to click an invitation link. You can print this invite out and encourage your child to pass it on to a non-Westwood attending friend. They will get to experience the fun of VBS for free.

We are also on the look-out for volunteers who will join us in the planning process and help create this awesome experience. Some key needs are in:  games, crafts, snacks, music/drama, decorations, and prayer teams. If interested, please sign up to volunteer here.



Westwood Minnetonka 3rd Annual All Church Picnic
Wednesday, July 18, 6:00-8:30pm at Minnetonka Campus

Join us for the annual picnic. Bring your dinner, utensils, chairs or a blanket and join us at Westwood Minnetonka Church grounds (3510 Williston Rd). We'll supply beverages, fun games and a summer time treat. This is a time for you to invite friends and neighbors to a church picnic and for us to celebrate summer together as a church family.


Westwood Preschool
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri, 9:00-11:30am & 12:30-3:00pm at Chanhassen Campus

Westwood Preschool serves families with students ages 33 mos.-5 yrs. old. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Becky Steffensen or visit our website at westwoodpreschool.org.


Westwood Wheelers Annual Car and Motorcyle Show
Saturday, August 25, 10:00am–1:00pm, Lower Level Parking Lot at Chanhassen Campus

Come to the Westwood Wheelers 13th annual car and motorcycle show. It’s free and all are welcome. Display your special car or motorcycle, or just come to enjoy the show, food and fellowship.


Women's Bible Study, Summer 2018
Wednesdays, July 25–August 22, 9:30-11:00am, Room A112 at Chanhassen Campus

Come join us for a delightful women’s 5 week summer study of our Apostle Paul’s First letter to the Corinthians called, First Corinthians Living Love When We Disagree by Melissa Spoelstra (Ps. wife, mother, author) about conflict and divisions. We’ll learn what the Bible says about handling differences with humility and grace while always showing the love of Jesus Christ. Sign-up starts 4/16. Please note, no childcare for the summer study.