West Winds


West Winds is the monthly newsletter of West Church

 

Greetings from Our Intentional Interim Pastor: Gene Heacock

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I enjoyed meeting so many of you and I appreciated your responsiveness to God’s word this past Sunday. Thank ...
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Missions Conference 2017

TRUST BE TOLD “Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust… I will proclaim and tell of your wondrous deeds, yet they are more ...
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Remembering the Reformation, the 500 Year Anniversary!

This fall October 31, 2017 will mark the 500th year when a German monk, Martin Luther, placed his 95 statements or protests as an invitation ...
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Be Transformed by the Renewing of Our Minds

Ephesians 4:17–24:  Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of ...
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Guarding Our Hearts

In 1 Samuel 16:7 an important truth about God and our hearts is communicated to Samuel, the prophet, by God Himself in the selection of ...
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Participating in the National Day of Prayer

PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER | THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017 The Theme: The leadership of the National Day of Prayer Task Force has ...
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Implications of Jesus’ Resurrection

IMPLICATIONS OF JESUS’ RESURRECTION As we prepare ourselves for Holy Week to celebrate the death and resurrection of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, I ...
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Being a Christian in an Ever Increasing Secular Culture

It seems as if everywhere we turn we observe that the culture is becoming more and more secular.  Secularization is defined as, ‘the transformation of ...
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Have You Made a Commitment to Pray?

In this month’s West Winds Pastor Rick asks a question that ties into two sermons he preached about Praying for Community Outreach on January 8th ...
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GOD ANSWERS PRAYER!

Often we can get very discouraged because we don’t see God work in exciting ways.  We live in a liberal commonwealth which contains powerful people ...
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Why Jesus Said He Came

As we move into this Advent – Christmas season it is our desire to reflect on the first and the second coming of Jesus Christ.  ...
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2016 Mission’s Conference ‘Take-A Ways’

When the McDonnells went to France 2 years ago we learned something quite interesting.   French culture does not like the idea of fast-foods and take ...
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Prayer is the Key

Our Annual Mission Conference is coming fast and we are excited about how God will speak to us and move us toward greater participation in ...
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That They May Be One As We Are One

Each year when we dedicate our church officers, board members, and pastoral staff, we are reminded as a church community that Jesus Christ is the ...
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Challenging Questions & Answers

It is reported that a philosophy exam paper had but one question: “Why?” to which one student got top marks because he answered with one ...
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Strong Roots or Perishing Fruits?

One of the many blessings the Lord allowed me to experience while I was growing up in a Christian home and a strong church served ...
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What About Tomorrow?

I have been giving a lot of attention lately to the passage familiar to all of us in James 4:8 with its profound admonition for ...
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A CALL TO ACTION

IN RESPONSE TO OUR MISSIONS CONFERENCE “A CALL TO ACTION” WHAT ACTION STEPS ARE WE (YOU) WILLING TO TAKE? We were all challenged during our ...
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Let Us Do Some Outreach Praying!

One of the objectives of the Outreach Committee is to equip and mobilize West Church for evangelism. At present, most of the Home Fellowship Groups ...
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Our Vision

 “Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,   but blessed is he who keeps the law.” (Proverbs 29:18 ESV) The Hebrew word ...
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Which Is It?

“The end justifies the means” OR “The end does not justify the means” It is both sad to say, and hard to say, but all ...
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The Door is Open! Come On In!

Last week early in the morning, following an overnight snowfall of 3 or 4 inches. I went out in the 14° temperature with the snow ...
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The Significance of Insignificance

I wonder if you’ve ever experienced the feeling of being small. I’m not speaking of childhood smallness when we all looked up at everyone and ...
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Thanks Be To God For His Inexpressible Gift!

The Sunday before Thanksgiving we were challenged from the pulpit to commit ourselves as a congregation to actively and consciously practice giving thanks to God ...
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The Convergence of Stormy Winds – July/August 2014

Most of us are conditioned to check the weather conditions each morning when we get up and frequently each night before going to bed. We ...
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