Missions Update: Ethiopia (July 2020)

To download this update as a PDF, please click here: SITUATION UPDATES FOR ETHIOPIA: COVID 19:  As of today, there are over 14,000 cases of the Coronavirus have been reported.  Most of these cases are in the capital city of Addis Ababa and a few other larger towns and villages on the main highways where trucks and buses travel.  The …

Grace and Truth

“There on the mountain that you have climbed you will die and be gathered to your people…” (Deuteronomy 32:50, NIV) Near the end of Moses’ life, as the next generation of Israelites prepared to enter the Promised Land, God told Moses to climb atop a high mountain east of Canaan and view the Promised Land from a distance. Because of …

Westside Family Devotional

Our first Family Devotional is this Sunday at 9am. Here’s everything you need to know! What Is It? A shorter, outdoor worship time that will include prayers, communion, singing (adult and kids songs), and a short message from God’s Word. We’re shooting for 30-35 minutes in length due to the heat. Who Can Come? Everyone of all ages is invited! …

Introducing Adam England

We are excited to introduce Adam and Carlie England to our Westside family! Adam is interviewing for the Youth Ministry position at Westside, and will be visiting us August 8-10. Many of you might already know Carlie, who grew up attending Westside. Adam and Carlie have two wonderful kids and are so excited about the possibility of serving God while …

Online-Only Worship

Dear Westside Family, You may have seen in the news this week that the state of California has issued new guidelines for churches and other places of worship. In light of the growing number of cases and hospitalizations across our state—including Kern County—California has directed churches to stop the practice of singing together as a group.  Our elders and ministers …

Updated Directory Photos

If you are an active member at Westside, you may know that we keep a password-protected photo directory of our members. It’s been several years since we’ve taken our directory photos, and now is a great chance to get those updated! You can submit your own selfie / picture for our directory using these guidelines: Please submit a recent picture. …

Let’s Love Missions Update

Dear friends and partners of “Let’s love” ministry, today is Wednesday, which means you are reading good news from Ukraine! Oh, how the world has changed since our last winter issue! Who could have expected how much stress we would have to endure having encountered the totally new and unexpected reality! But we have withstood it. “Let’s Love” ministry has …

Reopening Plans

After seeking God’s wisdom in prayer, we have decided to re-launch our in-person worship services starting June 14th. Services will be continue to be streamed online and in the app. Tap here to read the full letter from the Elders at Westside: In order to open our facility in a safe and responsible way, we are temporarily issuing the following …

Incredible Value

By Bryan Fojtasek • Westside Church of Christ Earlier this week, someone paid a lot of money for a pair of shoes. And when I say a lot of money—I mean A LOT of money. $560,000 to be exact. Sometimes I like to translate money into terms that are easier to understand. For that same amount of money, you could …

Don’t Just Do Something. Sit There!

By Bryan Fojtasek, Lead & Family Minister. It goes against all our strongest instincts… but sometimes the best thing you can do to solve a problem in your life is to sit still. When I was in high school, I learned that one the hard way. It was the day of our homecoming dance. God performed a minor miracle in …