Faith@Home

Find the links we share + stay connected at Faith@Home


Note: Faith@Home began as a way to stay connected through the challenges we faced during 2020 and early 2021. Now that in-person and online worship are in full swing and new connections with FaithGroups, Children's Ministry, and other ministries continue to open up, Faith@Home will take on a new purpose.


For now, some of the same links remain, but stay tuned for new opportunities to find your faith at home in the coming weeks.


Let Us Pray for You -- Prayer Requests

Especially in challenging times, we would love to pray for you, your family, or anyone you know going through difficult challenges of any kind.


We invite you to submit prayer requests to: prayers@faithwestwood.com.


When submitting your prayer request, please include your name and whether you would like the prayer to remain confidential -- meaning your request will be held in prayer with just our staff and prayer team but not shared with the congregation-wide prayer list.



RightNow Media

RightNow Media has a HUGE library of faith-based videos, bible studies, and family-friendly content for everyone -- kids, youth, parents, couples, college students, single adults, working professionals -- all aimed at helping you grow. You can access RightNow Media whenever and wherever you want on any device. 


FaithWestwood subscribes to RightNow Media, but you'll need to sign up for access. It's easy! Just go to the RightNow Media page on our website to find out how.


For more information, email Holly Timberlake at holly.timberlake@faithwestwood.com.


Some Resources to Check Out at RightNow Media:


For Kids: 

Worship Sing-alongs - a way to worship at home as a family


For Grown-ups:


The Color of Compromise

12 sessions -- videos 5-26 min long


Overcoming Anxiety During COVID19 by Jonathan Pokluda

Videos under 10 min.

Free Discussion Guide


Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen

Videos under 20 min.

Leader/discussion booklet available for a charge


The Book of Colossians by Louie Giglio

Videos under 18 min.


For Parents:

Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony

6 sessions -- under 60 min each


For Marriage:

Love Talk by Les & Leslie Parrot

Videos under 17 min


Children's Ministry on Faith@Home

Director of Children's Ministry Director Leah Dinoso has a huge heart for our kids and she's always on the hunt for valuable, faith-based resources you can use to keep your kids feeling connected to their church and looking to their God for support.


Visit the 0-18yrs@FW page on our website for more information about FaithWestwood's commitment to kids and young people.


Children's Ministry on Facebook

For even more encouragement and connection with our Children's Ministry, be sure to like and follow the FW Children's Ministry page.


Sunday School Resources for Kids and Parents

Note: As in-person opportunities for Children's Ministry continue to open up, online bulletins, parent guides, and message links are phasing out. 


If you have questions about Children's Ministry and Sunday School, please contact Director Leah Dinoso at leah.dinoso@faithwestwood.com.


Other Resources from Children's Ministry


Talking with Kids About Race

It can be hard for kids to process and understand all the grown-up conflicts that they see on the news and hear in conversations -- and helping them understand can be difficult. Here, Leah has collected a number of resources that may help you start the conversation with your kids and help them understand race and what's happening around the country.


booksforlittles.com/racial-diversity - suggested children's books that celebrate diversity and spark conversation

cupofjo.com - guidance for talking with your kids about race

theparentcue.org - raising kids to recognize and initiate racial equality


Bible House Hunt

Look up Bible verses, fill in the missing word in the verse, then find the object around your house!

Bible House Hunt

Bible House Hunt - Older Kids

Bible House Hunt Jr. - Preschool


RightNow Media

RightNow Media has a huge library of faith-based videos for everyone -- kids, too -- all aimed at helping you grow. You can access RightNow Media whenever and wherever you want, on any device, and on your TV at home. It's like Netflix, but for bible study. Find out more at our RightNow Media page on the FW website.


For weekly updates on the goings-on with our faith family, look for FaithConnect in your email inbox every Monday morning!


If you receive Steve's Thursday email, you should also be getting FaithConnect on Monday morning. 


If you're not receiving these two weekly emails, contact Brenda at info@faithwestwood.com and she'll make sure you're on the list.

Movies to Watch

Pastor Steve has suggested two places to go to see outstanding portrayals of Jesus's life and ministry:


Jesusfilm.org to see the Jesus Film Project -- the most-watched movie of all time (click on the Watch tab at top to view)

vidAngel.com to see The Chosen series -- Steve feels this may be the best portrait of Jesus's life on film. 

Books To Inspire

The staff at FaithWestwood has a list of books we'd love to share with you. Each one has encouraged and inspired us in some way -- and we believe they might do the same for you.


Pastor Steve

How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People by Pete Greig


Brenda Bowers -- Executive Assistant to the Pastor

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher L. Heuertz


Leah Dinoso -- Director of Children's Ministry

For the Love by Jen Hatmaker


Alan Hanson -- Director of Building Administration

1. If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg

2. Spirituality of Golf by Scott Peck

3. The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson


Jen Robinson -- Director of Guest Connections

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown


Donna Sandoval -- Director of Worship

The Enneagram of Belonging: A Compassionate Journey to Self-Acceptance by Christopher L. Heuertz


Vikki O'Hara -- Director of Caring Ministries

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voscamp


His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham (release date 8.20.20; preorders available now)


The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross by Jon Meacham


Holly Timberlake -- Director of Adult & Family Discipleship

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Gron & Suzanne Stabile


Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with Our Kids by Rachel Macy Stafford


Jenny Beukenhorst -- Director of Communications

Luke for Everyone by N.T. Wright


An Opportunity to Listen

In his message on July 5, Pastor Steve included an excerpt from a panel discussion with faith family members Kenny Johnson, Jeff Sparrock, and Brian Dinoso.


Click the photo at left to see the discussion in its entirety. We hope you'll take time to listen to and appreciate what these men have to share.

What Can YOU Do?


As United Methodists, we are urged to take action against the sin of racism -- and one place to begin is by reading books from different perspectives. 


To help everyone begin this journey, the United Methodist Publishing House and the General Commission on Religion and Race have gathered a list of books they recommend to get started.


From The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2016, paragraph 5:


The United Methodist Church proclaims the value of each person as a unique child of God and commits itself to the healing and wholeness of all persons. The United Methodist Church recognizes that the sin of racism has been destructive to its unity throughout its history. Racism continues to cause painful division and marginalization. The United Methodist Church shall confront and seek to eliminate racism, whether in organizations or in individuals, in every facet of its life and in society at large. The United Methodist Church shall work collaboratively with others to address concerns that threaten the cause of racial justice at all times and in all places.

FaithGroups

For information on starting a new FaithGroup or joining an existing one, contact Director of Adult + Family Discipleship Holly Timberlake at holly.timberlake@faithwestwood.com.