This week’s Open Door newsletter is now available in PDF format.
This years Women’s Retreat is being held at The Inn at Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge, TN
April 19th and 20th, 2013
Retreat Leader: Marla DeLong
Topic: Seasons of Faith
Early Bird registration ends on March 31st!
Non Early bird Registration deadline is April 7th
For further information please contact Kim Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 806-0682
To view the full PDF menu click the link below.
2013 West Hills Baptist Church Wednesday Night Menu
Kids Meal: Chicken Nuggets
Kids Meal: Pizza
Kids Meal: Corn Dogs
No Activities — Spring Break
You can now donate to WHBC online!
One you get to the site you will need to set up an account using your email address as a password. Once you account is set up you can return to the site as often as you like and easily add payments that will go to support West Hills Baptist Church.
We are very excited to add this new option to our members to support the church easily and quickly.
Feel free to contact the church if you have any questions about this new giving option.
Parents please note that our children will be singing in our Sunday morning worship service on Sunday, February 24.
They are rehearsing for this during M&Ms on Wednesday evenings. M&Ms (Music and Missions) takes place from 6:15 – 7:15 on Wednesday evening. I would love to see as many children as possible singing that morning, so please make every effort to bring your child on Wednesdays so they can learn the song and practice together.
Finally, I encourage everyone to save the date for Sunday, March 3. The Trekkers and Youth will be sponsoring an-other fundraiser lunch following the morning service that day. This time the menu will be soup, salad and baked po-tatoes. Our first lunch was a huge success thanks to the wonderful support from you, our church family. We look for-ward to serving you again and for another chance for us to fellowship as a family of faith. Again, there will be no set cost for the meal, but donations for summer camp will be accepted.
Minister to Children
Recently I came across a quote from Mr. Rogers. He said his mother taught him that any time there is a tragedy, look for the helpers. God is in the helpers.
It is amazing to see how people reach out to one another in times of need. It makes me wonder. Should our response, as Christians, be different?
I think we all know that the answer is yes. Generally, people do what they can. But we are instructed to go the extra mile. God wants us to share more.
When tragedies are in the news, the needs of people are obvious. We can’t avoid seeing what is obvious on television. And if it is in our own community, then we automatically start asking people if they need help.
But during the normal times in our lives, we are not conditioned to ask. I believe there is a difficult path that we are expected to take here. On the one hand, I believe Christians should be the happiest people on the planet. On the other hand, I believe we are expected to have a deeper sense of compassion.
As Christians, we have been given more and more is expected of us. We should have a sense of contentment in our lives that is obvious to others. And we should always be looking for people who are in need of that sense of peace in their lives.
Our church does a good job of restoring the needs in the lives of those in our community. But God has a way of reminding us that there are still thousands all around us that need what we have. They may need something obvious like food or electricity. They may also need to see in us a kind of compassion that can only come from Christ. There is only one way to find out for sure. We have to ask when it is obvious. And we have to ask when it is not.
I look forward to our continued growth together,