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Honoring God. Loving People. Stories at Westwood.

  • Rock the Boat

    Published January 21, 2015
    31092_Volta015_07_09_2013 10_21_49IT WAS THE SINGLE HARDEST ASSIGNMENT that the Senior Investigator from International Justice Mission (IJM) had experienced in his 30-year career. For many years, he had led IJM teams into dark and dangerous places to rescue children and adults suffering violence. When he went with IJM to investigate child slavery in the West African nation of Ghana last year, he was wholly unprepared for what he saw...
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  • Upper Room and En Route pack meals for those in Guatemala

    Published January 14, 2015
    FMSCstudents8God has placed it on the hearts of our students to make an impact in the world around them by being a light that shines for the Lord. Upper Room and En Route students excitedly gathered on December 29 to bless others and pack meals at Feed my Starving Children.

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  • Celebrating a Decade of Learning

    Published January 05, 2015
    Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 2.01.43 PMWestwood Preschool just received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. The accreditation recognizes a commitment to reaching the highest professional standards in the field.

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  • Movie, Pizza and God Talk

    Published December 30, 2014
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    High school students and leaders gathered for Movie, Pizza and God Talk on December 19, 2014. After watching the movie Exodus, students engaged in great conversation over fantastic pizza at Davanni's. They discussed Hollywood’s take on the Exodus and how it compares to the biblical account of what really happened.

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  • Middle School Students at Camp Shamineau

    Published December 24, 2014
    campsherm1With a total of 76 students, we had a ton of fun on the Middle School Fall Retreat this year. From Friday night to Sunday morning we got away to Camp Shamineau in Motley Minnesota. The camp had all kinds of fun for our middle school students to have; this included a high ropes course, skate park, and paintball.


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  • Nativity–Original Song by Phil and Heather Joel

    Published December 17, 2014
    1621711_10205145513099112_7666689165217776334_nNativity, the song that I shared during this week’s offertory, was written by my friends, Phil and Heather Joel. The Joel’s wrote this song together for their church’s Christmas “nativity” play and is from the point of view of the shepherds, but also all of humanity! The message of Nativity ties in beautifully with our current Christmas series, Inauguration Day, as the song’s focus lies upon the anticipation of the coming of our Messiah and how glorious our Lord’s arrival is!
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  • Saturday Morning Cereal–Women Living to Love

    Published December 09, 2014
    love4Krista Windschitl is a small group leader for women in their 20’s and 30’s who are “looking to get the love thing right.” The group is called Saturday Morning Cereal and meets every other Saturday morning at The Blessing House in Victoria.
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  • Moms Connect–Serving the Community

    Published December 01, 2014
    2014111495110115Moms Connect of Westwood had the opportunity to serve the community in three ways on November 14. The group of 45 women meet each Friday morning to support each other, learn from speakers and develop friendships during this phase of mothering school aged kids!


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  • God Moving as students hear Eric Samuel Timm

    Published November 25, 2014
    eric5It’s not every day you get the opportunity to have a nationally-known speaker come speak about the love of Jesus. This fall, En Route and Upper Room packed the Woodside Room to hear Eric Samuel Timm speak and paint about how God is always reaching to us in the storms we face in life.

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  • The Giving Journey

    Published November 21, 2014
    timIt’s the season of receiving and giving! Want to experience the joy of generosity? Several Christian organizations have collaborated on a great resource called “The Giving Journey” for you and your family to understand where you are on the giving journey to which God has called all His followers.

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  • Hope for the Holidays

    Published November 21, 2014
    hopeholidays2Westwood is sponsoring our annual “Hope for the Holidays” Collection drive to bless families in need through the CAP Agency and New Life Family Services. Stop by the Lower Level Link, starting on November 23, select a gift tag from the trees indicating a child’s or parent’s name along with an item to purchase.

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  • Small Groups–Iron Sharpens Iron

    Published November 18, 2014
    IMG_9885 (2)Small Groups are a great place to find friendship, support and fellow travelers for your journey of faith. Recently, Iron Sharpens Iron, a small group of 5 couples with young children, got together to pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child.


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  • Son of My Right Hand–Original Song by Ben Garrett

    Published November 12, 2014
    bengarretOn that early morning in July, the Lord reminded me that even though I am an imperfect man and am far from worthy of His love, He still meets me every morning with new mercies and infinite amounts of acceptance and love! Recently Ben Garrett sang an original song he wrote called Son of My Right Hand. Learn the history behind the song.

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