Happenings @ FaithWestwood

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

  • Sunday, August 8

    Facetime

    9:00 a.m. in person & online

    10:45 a.m. in person & online


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    Romans 1:8-13

    Who did you miss seeing during the pandemic? Relatives? Co-workers? Classmates? You could probably come up with a long list! Maybe you had to rely on phone calls or video conversations. Our reunions were delayed, but they are so important.

     

    The Apostle Paul was delayed in coming to Rome, so he wrote a letter to Jesus’s people there. He said, “I long to see you” (Romans 1:11). Finally, the day came when they could see each other face to face. 


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    Order of Service (new available each week by Thursday afternoon)

  • Save the date! Outside the Walls September 12

    In the Bible, Jesus said go.

    And during Outside the Walls on Sunday, September 12, that's exactly what we're going to do.


    Outside the Walls is a special Sunday when the congregation at FaithWestwood leaves the building and their usual worship services behind and heads out into the community to serve. Local schools, local non-profits, area parks, individual's homes, even another church -- we've identified several projects across the city, and we're headed their way as God's hands and feet.


    On September 12, there will be NO REGULAR WORSHIP. Instead, we'll meet at FaithWestwood at 9:00 a.m. for a send-off rally, bursting with encouragement for our teams as they disperse to their projects.


    Many different projects are available -- for all interests and ability levels. Sign-ups begin August 15. Look for information in worship, in your Monday FaithConnect email, and at faithwestwood.com/outsidethewalls.


    Buildings are nice...but building a Kingdom is better.


    We can't wait to serve alongside you with Outside the Walls!

  • FaithWorks Pantry -- August Dates

    In August, FaithWorks Pantry is open Wednesday, August 18, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


    PLEASE NOTE: Beginning in September and going forward, FaithWorks Pantry will be open the SECOND THURSDAY and fourth Saturday of every month. (This is a change from the previous schedule.)


    For details, visit www.faithwestwood.com/faithworks-pantry


    FaithWorks Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

  • GriefShare begins soon - Registration open now

    Losing someone hurts...

    No matter how long it's been...


    But you don't have to go through this alone.


    GriefShare is a friendly, caring group who walks alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Through videos, a workbook, and small group discussion, you can find the support you're looking for and friends who know exactly how you feel.


    A new 13-week series begins on Monday, August 9, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at FaithWestwood.

    This group is open to anyone. Each session stands alone - you are welcome to join at any time and attend as many meetings as you wish. Bring your supper, if needed. Coffee, tea, and water provided. Masks are optional if fully vaccinated, required if not.


    Pre-registration is required to determine interest.

    To register, please contact Director of Caring Ministries Vikki O'Hara, M.Div. at 402-650-9489 or at vikki.ohara@faithwestwood.com.


    Complete details and schedule for this group.

  • Central Middle School Supply Drive 2021

    Let's Support our BLESS Friends at Central Middle School!


    Any amount of any supplies are greatly appreciated!


    Three easy ways to give:

    • Purchase items from this list and drop them off in the foyer on Sunday or in the labeled barrel located inside the vestibule at FaithWestwood's west entrance, OR
    • Shop online at your favorite retailer and have the supplies shipped to FaithWestwood at 4814 Oaks Lane, Omaha, NE 68137, OR
    • Order online from Central's own pre-filled wish list! Just choose the grade you'd like to support, then choose the online retailer where you'd like to shop. From there, you can adjust quantities to customize your order and have the items shipped to FaithWestwood.
    Please drop off or deliver your supplies to FaithWestwood by August 8.

    Questions? Contact Holly at holly.timberlake@faithwestwood.com.

    And thank you in advance for your generosity and support!
  • Tai Chi for balance Returns August 2

    Tai Chi for Balance is Back at FaithWestwood!

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


    When: Mondays & Thursdays, starting August 2, 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


    For this activity, masks are optional if fully vaccinated and required if not fully vaccinated.

  • BACKPACK Blessing + Moving Up Sunday - August 8

    FaithWestwood loves our kids! Let's celebrate how much they've grown and send them off on new adventures this year!


    Kids -- bring your backpack to worship on Sunday, August 8! Ms. Leah and the congregation will extend a special blessing to you and your parents as you embark on a brand new year!

  • Popsicles in the Park

    On August 8, after the 10:45 service, stop by Oaks Park across from FaithWestwood!


    Grab a popsicle, meet your Children's Ministry leaders, and get some fun back-to-school gifts too!

  • student Ministry in August

    Mark your calendar for these upcoming dates in Student Ministry!


    Sunday, August 8 - Welcome to Student Ministry!

    Sunday, August 22 - All Parent Meeting

    Wednesday, August 25, 6:30 p.m. - MIDWEEK Kickoff

    Sunday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. - Confirmation Informational Meeting


    Details: Contact Director of Student Ministry Polly Pierce at polly.pierce@faithwestwood.com

  • Immediate openings available at Love&Learn

    Love&Learn Christian Childcare & Preschool has immediate openings for full-time teachers


    If you or someone you know would be interested in working with kids in a Christian environment, contact director Jessica Bernard at jessica.bernard@faithwestwood.com or 402-895-2114.

  • Prayer Shawls, Blankets, & 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

  • Sept/Oct issues of The Upper Room Available

    You can 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.

  • Come grow in our garden ministry!

    As stewards of God's creation, we're thrilled to see people experience God's love and healing presence among his beautiful plants and flowers. 


    The Gardening Angels are looking for individuals, friends, FaithGroups and families to adopt an area of the church's garden to care for through the seasons.


    For information, contact Kathy Jeffers at 402-894-1934 or kdjeffers@aol.com.