September 15, 2017

In a couple of weeks we will be starting our Connection Group's. We have Connection Groups that meet at a lot of different times and locations. They are a great place to learn and grow! I ran across this article about why you should start a small group, even if you are not starting one or leading a small group this highlights the spiritual benefits to being in one. If you are interested contact Terri Barron.
 
Here is an article about healthy communication I found interesting. It seems that a lot of these principles can make us better members of a small group as well. What do you think?
 
I have often said that Discipleship is caught before it can be taught. Kids observe how we worship, how we grow spiritually before they grow spiritually. Kids learn a lot through imitation. If you have every wondered why it is important for parents and grandparents to attend church, and to have their kids with them, LISTEN TO THIS. This podcast is very important and gives some great perspective for why we are a church and how we can be church.
 
Our series Choosing Life - 8 steps 2 freedom is underway. Is there someone in your life who needs God? Why not invite them to church with you. Pick them up at home, take them out to coffee and bring them. Please be praying for this series, that people find freedom in a relationship with Jesus.
 
We will have our next WHCC 101 class on Sunday 10/8. You can register here.
 
A verse that seemed appropriate -
1 John 4:4(ESV) 4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
 
Areas of Service
If you have a heart for and a desire to teach about finances.
If you love to help people find a place to serve.
If you love missions and want to help organize our December food packing event.
If you love social media.
If you love cleaning out and throwing out things.
If you want to help cook for a November 5th lunch/financial seminar.
Please email ccobb@westernhills.life
All these are areas where you can put your interests and talents to work serving our church!
 
This week it is an inspirational video.
https://youtu.be/0wMmcoPTmAs
 
How can I pray for you?
Chris
 

September 8, 2017

Did you know Grandparents day is this Sunday? Why not start a new tradition and honor your grandparents? Here is an article to think of some ways to let your grandparents know you love them (if you are a grandparent share this with your kids!)
 
Our Connection Groups will be starting up in a couple weeks, please consider joining one as it is a place you will find encouraging relationships, support, bible study and prayer.
 
Do you have a relationship that is strained or even broken? I ran across this article that may just help you restore your relationship. I'm praying all goes well!
 
If you are dealing with anxiety or stress I want to encourage you to try the ancient Christian practice of silent prayer. I try to spend a few minutes each day in silence before God. I don't try to fix anything, request anything, solve anything or confess anything. I simply say 'God I am going to sit in your presence for a while, your will be done.' When my mind wanders, I simply catch it and bring it back to sitting in God's presence. I have found this practice, over time to be very helpful in reducing stress, anxiety and connecting with God. Start with a minute or two and shoot for five minutes. I would love to hear how this is going.

Psalm 46.10 He says. "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
 
We are starting an important series at church Sunday - Choosing Life - a journey through the 8 steps to freedom. This will be a look at the Beatitudes of Jesus in a way you have never experienced. Why not invite a friend?
 
And finally, because you need to laugh WATCH THIS. Barry will be having a seminar on this following church Sunday (just kidding).
 
I have attached our Married People monthly newsletter for those of you who may have missed it last week. I listened to the podcast this week and it was stellar!
 
Praying for you to experience God this week.
Chris
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