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 …

Grad Sunday

Westside will be honoring all of this year’s graduates during our livestream worship service on Sunday, May 31st at 9am. If you have a graduate (junior high, high school, or college) that you would like to honor, please fill out this 2020 Grad Bio form by Tuesday, May 26th. Families may also submit 5-10 pictures of your graduate to Bryan …

Love Your Enemies

“Our political opponents may be filling important needs in our lives, giving us scapegoats to blame, common enemies to unite over, and a simplified cause behind complex problems.” -Steve Rathje, Psychology Today. One of the most challenging things Jesus ever taught was to love your enemies. In Matthew 5:43-44 he says “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate …

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 …