A Place of Sanctuary
At WestWind, worship is celebration.
- We celebrate who God is.
- We celebrate what God has done, is doing, and will do.
- We celebrate who we are called to be as children of God.
- In all of this, we celebrate God’s love.
Our worship seeks to assure you that WestWind is a place where you can belong. Lay people help our pastor plan and lead worship. The language is understandable; the themes are relevant. Every part of the worship service reinforces the week’s theme.
In keeping with our Disciples theology, we believe Word and Table go together, so we celebrate the Lord’s Supper each time we worship. The Lord’s Table is an open table, so we welcome everyone who believes in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
The Lord who is Host at the Table calls us to be in community. He also challenges to keep growing in obedience as his followers.
WestWind worships at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. We hope you will choose to worship with us!
A Place of Community
Community – a feeling of fellowship – a group of people…
You can find this at WestWind! In addition to Sunday School classes for children, youth and adults, there are other groups for you to find fellowship with – youth groups for study, fun, and service; small groups for adults to study topics in depth, share joys, concerns, fun and food; adult choir to “make a joyful noise”, stretch talents, and pray for each other; Shepherding Flocks led by Elders to share prayer concerns and needs; ministry teams that seek to combine abilities to further God’s work; and more! The church also sponsors a local Cub Scout pack and Girl Scout troop. The church has pride in it’s community garden which has plots open to anyone and gives food to those who need it.
Come see where the Spirit leads you to find your community at WestWind.
A Place of Youth
WestWind is committed to providing a strong foundation of faith for our children. Kids ages Kindergarten-5th grade (JYF) enjoy monthly events where they can learn and grow in their relationship with the Lord. We balance learning with hands-on activities while having fun and fellowship. Some of our monthly events have included science experiments, arts and crafts, bowling and family game nights. Our children also participate in a variety of age appropriate mission projects and outreach opportunities throughout the year. WestWind hosts a community Easter egg hunt each spring and Vacation Bible School in the summer for kids ages preschool- 5th grade. Our children and their families also participate in summer camps at Disciples Crossing in Athens, Texas.
Westwind has an active group of Chi Rho (grades 6-8) and CYF (grades 9-12) who meet weekly to expand their knowledge of the bible and grow in their faith. Our youth openly accept any teen who wants to know more about Jesus without judgement or membership requirements. Our youth groups enjoy regular fellowship events and outings throughout the year. They actively participate in regular mission work in our community and beyond via mission trips. WestWind’s youth are also active in summer camps and retreats at Disciples Crossing in Athens, Texas.
A Place of Outreach
WestWind is a caring community of believers. We care for each other and we care for others. We reach out to care through community, denominational and global missions. We believe Jesus Christ can be seen in everyone.
Sometimes caring does mean putting money in an offering plate. But often it means hands-on missions. Our missions include all ages. And all ages have fun!
Our missions include:
- Making snack sacks for kids undergoing chemotherapy
- Having a Mom’s Day Out/Luncheon for abused women
- Co-gardening with our next-door school kids
- Hosting Vacation Bible School for our neighborhood
- Having our youth experience away-from-home missions trips
- Packing shoe boxes full of toys and supplies for needy kids around the world
- Buying and wrapping Angel Tree gifts
- Helping to organize food donations at a local pantry
WestWind may not be a large church, but we have a large heart. We continue to look for ways we can express Christian caring around our neighborhood and the world.
A Place of Music
We believe that our purpose is to worship and glorify God through music. Through this work, we enhance worship for ourselves and for others in the congregation. Also, singing in a choir provides fellowship with one another as we work together, offer prayers for each other and for the church and the community. The music ministry at WestWind provides a place to share our talents and gifts.
The WestWind Adult Choir is under the direction of Rebecca Hard. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome. We sing all genres of music from English Cathedral to Spirituals, to the most current music of the church. We encourage soloists and instrumentalists to share their talent. We practice on Wednesday night from 7:00 to 8:30. We have a short rehearsal on Sunday morning if we are singing an anthem.
The Disciples of Christ
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.