Faith Over Fear

By Garth Black We are living in a time of anxiety and fear, unlike any other time in our lives. In my 90 years I have never seen a situation like the present. The only exception might be World War II when some people feared we might we might not win the war. Hoarding in 1942-45 was a result of …

Update from the Settlemoirs

Dear Friends and Family, We want to give you an update because our plans changed and they changed quickly. About a week ago, as the coronavirus situation was evolving in Kenya, we began to pray for guidance. We wanted to make sure we did everything we could to protect our young boys, not just from the virus, but primarily from …

Plans for April

We are praying that you and your family are doing well and staying safe. Please let us know if there’s anything we can to do support you and encourage you during this time. Yesterday, our elders and ministers met and carefully considered the best plan of action for the month of April. After seeking God’s wisdom in prayer, we have decided …

Grocery Assistance

If you or a loved one are stuck at home and can’t get out to make a grocery run, we want to help. We have some amazing young volunteers who will do the shopping for you. You provide the list and the money for the food, and they’ll run to the store and deliver to your door!  If you’d like …

Change of Plans: Worship to be Online-Only through March

Change of Plans—Services to be Online-Only Through March On Friday evening, the elders at Westside Church of Christ made the decision to cancel our in-person Sunday morning worship services for March 15, 22, and 29, and to offer an online worship service instead.  We apologize for the abrupt change of plans since our last announcement. New information was made available …

The Quest for Truth (Part 2)

Part 1 of this series looked at the importance epistemic humility—recognizing that we don’t have all the answers. Pursuing truth as a core value involves confidence without arrogance. You can be confident of your conclusions based on the facts and evidence you’ve seen, but still be open to the idea that you might not know the full story or might …

The Quest for Truth (Part 1)

Truth is under attack in our culture. And we might be part of the problem. Post-Truth World In 2005, comedian Stephen Colbert introduced us to the word “truthiness,” which described how people embrace ideas that seem to be true based on their gut instincts and intuition, despite a lack of evidence to back it up. He sarcastically praised people who …

Missions Update: Ethiopia (January, 2020)

2020 PREVIEW FOR THE LORD’S WORK IN ETHIOPIA:    Welcome to a new year!  This year marks the 59th year of ministry in Ethiopia.  Many great things are happening in the work, but there are difficulties in the country as the unrest continues.  The four Level One Preacher Training Schools will start new sessions in February.  The Schools for the …