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

  • New Series Begins Jan 16

    Walk in God's Wisdom - New Message Series

    Jan 16 - Feb 6, 2022

    9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

    in person & online


    What makes someone wise? For example, you might say a wise person . . .

    •         considers various viewpoints,
    •         offers historical perspective,
    •         possesses significant self-awareness,
    •         is clear about their values.

    Solomon was widely considered the wisest person of the 10th century BC, and during this series, we’ll learn about this usually-wise, sometimes-foolish king. Yet people recognized a more profound wisdom in Jesus, that he was “greater than Solomon.” Together we’ll discover the truth of this proverb,

    “Blessed are those who find wisdom” (Proverbs 3:13).


    Coming January 23

    Judge Wisely

    1 Kings 3:16-28

    As king, Solomon not only created laws and led the nation, he also served as its judge. One famous case involved two women, each claiming to be the mother of a certain infant. His strategy to discover the truth brought him fame for his wisdom. As Jesus’s people we also need God’s wisdom. Fortunately for us, God gives wisdom generously when we ask for it.

    •         “Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:9).
    •         Jesus: “I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict” (Luke 21:15).
    •         “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5). 

    To see descriptions for the rest of the series, visit faithwestwood.com/messagedescriptions

  • Sunday School Online

    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

  • 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

    No Experience Necessary!


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

  • Faith 45 for 4th & 5th Graders

    Faith 45 Preteen Ministry - for 4th & 5th Graders

    Jan 26, Feb 23, May 4

    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Children's Ministry Large Group Room - enter at west entrance


    Faith 45 is back with three fun meetings designed especially for our 4th & 5th Graders!


    These "big kids" are getting ready to transition to Student Ministry in a year or two, and Faith 45 gives them a chance to gather as one group and start forming new friendships in a fun and faith-filled environment. We'll have videos, games, worship, and prayer too!


    And That's Not All!

    And this year, for the first time, Faith 45 will join other kids their age at their first SuperStart Weekend, happening here in Omaha on April 1 - 2!


    Got questions? Reach out to Ms. Leah at leah.dinoso@faithwestwood.com

  • Hope & Healing Staff Prayer Meeting February 1

    Hope & Healing Staff Prayer Meeting

    February 1


    Each Tuesday at 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 FW staff Service of Hope & Healing on February 1:

    • 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., NOON, January 31.

  • UMW February Meeting PostPoned + Save the Date

    The monthly UMW meeting scheduled for February 2 has been postponed. Stay tuned for more information about March's meeting.


    In the meantime, mark your calendars! The Spring Salad Luncheon returns on Wednesday, May 11, 2022! Details to come...

  • FaithWalk February 12

    FaithWalk

    Saturday, February 12

    9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

    Doors open @ 8:45a

    Student Ministry room, upper floor, west entrance


    If you've worshiped with us for a while, made a few connections, and FaithWestwood is starting to feel like home, then FaithWalk might be your next step.


    FaithWalk is for those thinking of becoming a member -- or partner, as we like to say -- of this church. It's a relaxed gathering where you'll explore the path to becoming a deep, daring, and daily disciple of Jesus and learn more about what that looks like at FaithWestwood. Pastor Steve will be there to guide the discussion and answer questions. After FaithWalk, you'll have the opportunity to take the next steps to becoming a partner at FaithWestwood, if you choose to.


    For information, contact Holly Timberlake, Director of Adult + Family Discipleship at holly.timberlake@faithwestwood.com or 402-895-3394 x 1006.

  • Feb 13 is a big day!

    Don't Miss Sunday, February 13!

    9:00 & 10:45 a.m., in person & online


    So much happening February 13!

    • New Series + Study Begins -- The Prayer Course
    • Jersey Sunday
    • Connecting Hearts
    Look for details on this page and in your FaithConnect Monday email!
    (Details about The Prayer Course coming soon!)
  • Connecting Hearts Coming February 13

    Connecting Hearts

    Begins Sunday, February 13


    It's one of FaithWestwood's most loving traditions -- Connecting Hearts!


    Starting February 13, take a card with the name of one of our FaithWestwood children, students, or child at the Love&Learn Child Development Center -- then, pray for that child over the course of the year. 


    Or we'll mail you a card! Just fill out the form at tinyurl.com/FWHearts

  • Jersey Sunday February 13

    Jersey Sunday

    February 13, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.


    It's one of our favorite days of the year! Come to worship sporting your favorite team gear!


    And if sports aren't your thing, any shirt celebrating a team or group you're in will work too -- including a FaithWestwood shirt!

  • FaithWorks Pantry January Dates

    FaithWorks Pantry

    January 13, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    January 22, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.


    FaithWorks Pantry is located at our south entrance.

    For information, go to faithwestwood.com/faithworks-pantry


    FaithWorks Pantry is an equal-opportunity provider.

    USDA Non-discrimination Statement

  • Engage with FaithWestwood on social media

    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


Ongoing @ FaithWestwood

  • the Jan/Feb 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.

  • Positions open at Love&Learn

    Current openings for full or part-time teachers

    Openings for kids too!


    Contact Director Jessica Bernard at 402-895-2114 or at jessica.bernard@faithwestwood.com.

  • Help Serve Breakfast @ FaithWorks Pantry

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


    FaithWorks Pantry is looking for groups or individuals to serve breakfast at FaithWorks Pantry on the 4th Saturday of each month. Opportunities to serve include bringing food, preparing and serving food, and general set-up and cleaning up after


    Click Here to Sign Up


    Details: Russ Tompkins at russ.tompkins@faithwestwood.com or Nancy Vogel at ronaldevogel@aol.com

  • 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.

  • Tai chi for Balance

    Tai Chi for Balance is Back at FaithWestwood!

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


    When: Mondays & Thursdays,  1:00 - 1:45 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:

    February 7, February 10, April 18, July 4.

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


    MASKS:

    For now, masks are required for everyone, ages 5 and up, for all activities, in all areas of the building, until further notice.

  • 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