Happenings @ FaithWestwood

We're a busy bunch! Check back here for the latest goings-on at FaithWestwood. You'll find our events and service opportunities listed in order of date with current events near the top and ongoing opportunities listed toward the bottom.

Coming Soon @ FaithWestwood

  • visiting FaithWestwood?

    If you're thinking about visiting FaithWestwood -- let us know you're coming!


    Just click the Plan a Visit button at the top or near the bottom of any page on our website. Just answer a few questions about your visit, and you're all set!


    We'll have a donut and coffee ready -- can't wait to meet you!


  • Coming Sunday

    Sunday Worship

    9:00 a.m. - traditional

    10:45 a.m. - contemporary

    in person & online

    Online Livestream Links: Website, YouTube, Facebook faithwestwood.com/live


    Testimonies from the Student Mission Trip

    Matthew 10:5-8, 40-42

    This Sunday instead of giving a message, Pastor Steve will interview several students about their summer mission trip to Loveland, Colorado. Hear their stories and see their pictures. Let’s support our students! 

  • The Petes' Fireworks Stand is back!

    Help The Petes Keep VBS Free of Charge for the Kids!

    Unloading Party - June 26, after worship

    Tent Open - June 28 - July 4

    Kaboomers Tent @ the VFW -- 8904 Military Road, Omaha, 68134

    Grab your spot on the team at tinyurl.com/petesfireworks TODAY!

  • We'll See you after the Fireworks!

    The offices, building, and Love & Learn Christian Childcare & Preschool will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the holiday.

  • Submit Prayer Requests for Staff Prayer Meeting July 5

    Each Tuesday at their staff meeting, the staff at FaithWestwood prays over prayer requests they receive throughout the week. On the first Tuesday of every month, we highlight the significance of this weekly meeting and give it a special name -- a Service of Hope & Healing.


    To submit a prayer request for the staff Service of Hope & Healing on July 5:

    • Email your prayer request to prayers@faithwestwood.com OR
    • Text or call Vikki O'Hara at 402-650-9489 (be sure to include your name in text and voicemail messages)

    With any prayer request, please indicate if you would like it to remain confidential (not shared on the weekly churchwide prayer list).


    Prayer requests for this special service must be received by
    12:00 p.m., Monday, July 4.

  • Faithworks pantry July dates

    FaithWorks Pantry is open in July on:

    Thursday, July 14, 5 - 7pm &

    Saturday, July 23, 10am - Noon


    Details at faithwestwood.com/faithworks-pantry

    FaithWorks Pantry is an equal-opportunity provider.

    USDA Non-discrimination statement

  • New bible study begins July 18

    Mondays, 6:30 p.m., starting July 18

    FaithWestwood, Room 226


    Galatians, Living in Freedom and Love

    by Scot McKnight and Karen Lee-Thorp


    Read through Session 1 to prepare for the discussion on July 18.


    Contact: Viv Runnels at info@faithwestwood.com

  • Volunteer Opportunities @ FW

    Check out the new tab at the top of faithwestwood.com -- faithwestwood.com/serve


    Reorganized to help you find the perfect opportunity to find your team and serve your church and community with FaithWestwood.

Ongoing @ FaithWestwood

  • the July/August 2022 issue of the Upper Room is here!

    Grab your free copy of The Upper Room devotional on Sunday morning in the foyer or during the week in the vestibule at the west entrance.

  • Visit us on Facebook & Instagram

    Help FaithWestwood Spread the Word!


    Spreading the news about God's love and FaithWestwood can be as easy as clicking a button on your device! 


    Encourage those social media logarithms to reach out to more of our community by sharing, liking, and commenting on FaithWestwood's social media platforms! It really does make a difference!


    Facebook: /FaithWestwoodUMC

    Instagram: @faithwestwoodomaha

  • Get the FW App!

    Your one-stop, on-the-go source for:

    • Prayer requests
    • Digital Connection card
    • Happenings
    • Livestream,
    • Giving & More!

    Search 'FaithWestwood' at The Apple Store & Google Play

  • Check in for Sunday School with the Kidmin app!

    Did you know you can sign your child into Sunday School each week before you get to church?


    Just follow this link https://dashboard.kidminapp.com/church/faithwestwood-umc/register-guardian or scan the QR code to the left. 


    If this is your first time using the KidMin app, you'll need to download the Kidmin app and create an account -- after that, it's 10-second check-ins every Sunday.

  • Online Sunday Message for Kids!

    Watch each Sunday's Bible story online!

    Scan the QR code to the left or click on the links below!


    PreK: tinyurl.com/3DKIDSONLINEPK

    K - 3rd grade: tinyurl.com/3DKIDSONLINEELEM

    Preteen(4/5): tinyurl.com/3DKIDSONLINEPT

  • Tai chi for Balance

    Tai Chi for Balance

    Improve physical health // Connect with others // Gain Confidence


    When: Mondays & Thursdays,  11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Where: FaithWestwood UMC, 4814 Oaks Lane, Omaha, NE -- west entrance by large wooden cross

    Instructor: Paula Allen, experienced and certified Tai Chi instructor

    Cost: $3.00 per drop-in session (no charge on first day for new attendees)

    Information: Vikki O'Hara, M.Div. Director of Caring Ministries // vikki.ohara@faithwestwood.com // 402-650-9489


    SCHEDULING NOTE: 

    Tai Chi is NOT scheduled on the following dates in 2022: June 30, July 4, September 5, November 24, December 26.

    If the FaithWestwood office and building closes due to weather, illness, or another unexpected reason, this page may not be updated. 


    MASKS:

    Masks are required at ALL Tai Chi for Balance meetings at FaithWestwood, regardless of city requirements.

  • Serve with FaithWorks Pantry!

    This is a great serving opportunity
    for small groups or individuals!


    Details: Russ Tompkins at russ.tompkins@faithwestwood.com 

  • Attention Mowers!

    If you like to mow, have we got a serving opportunity for you!

    Help keep FaithWestwood beautiful by joining the Lawn Care Team!


    Sign up today at https://tinyurl.com/FWLawnCare

    • Choose the week(s) you'd like to help - once or twice, weekly or monthly, it's up to you!
    • Choose a location -- the FW lawn, the grounds behind the building, or Oaks Park (about two hours per location)
    • Equipment is provided!
    • When the grass stops growing next fall, you're done!

    Questions? Contact Director of Building Administration Alan Hanson at alan.hanson@faithwestwood.com or 402-895-3394, ext. 1009

  • Unique serving opportunity!

    The FaithWorks Pantry Committee is looking for a volunteer to serve as a general contractor for the Pantry's upcoming remodeling.


    The project includes tearing out some walls and enlarging the FaithWorks Pantry space by 40%. This person will help with things like lining up subcontractors and volunteers, getting city permits, heading up demolition work, getting estimates, and other miscellaneous construction-related work.


    Interested? Please contact Russ Tompkins at russ.tompkins@faithwestwood.com.

  • Serve with the local missions team

    The Local Missions Team at FaithWestwood has established a new partnership with Restoring Dignitya multifaceted nonprofit ministry in Omaha that assists refugee families settling in the Omaha area as well as anyone who is down and out. 

    Part of this ministry is the collection and storage of donated furniture and household items. Right now, the Local Missions Team is assembling a team of:

    • volunteers with pickups or trailers who would agree to help our congregation move their donated furniture to Restoring Dignity's warehouse at 108th & J Streets, and
    • volunteers to help load and unload donated furniture and household items

    When the need arises, the volunteers will be contacted by a Local Missions Team member to coordinate pickup and unloading. 


    To sign up, please visit https://tinyurl.com/FWServeRD

    Questions? Contact the Local Missions Team Staff person, Russ Tompkins, at 402-618-1608 or via email at russ.tompkins@faithwestwood.com.


    And if you'd like to donate furniture and household items, please visit https://rdomaha.org/ for a list of items that are needed (and not needed).

  • Prayer Shawls, Blankets, and Baby afghans

    Our Blanketed with Prayer team of knitters, crocheters, and fleece tie-ers creates warm, handmade prayer shawls and blankets for anyone who needs a little comfort during a hospital stay or other challenging time. The team also creates baby afghans for new arrivals too.


    And these blankets are all FREE for anyone in the congregation to pick up and give to someone and share the love of God. Each blanket comes prepackaged in a gift bag with tissue and a note from FaithWestwood. Simply grab a blanket from the shelves in the foyer on Sunday morning, or stop by the west entrance during office hours, M-F 8:00 - 3:30

  • Make Music with the Bell Choir!

    Ready to Ring?

    Be a part of one of the most fun and beautiful parts of our the worship service!


    Students & Adults Welcome

    No Experience Necessary!


    For info, contact Director Gene Torrens - info@faithwestwood.com