Upcoming Events

Women’s Evening Bible Study

Date: 01/09/2019 - 02/13/2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Beth Moore’s “Loving Well”

Women’s Evening Bible Study begins Wednesday, January 9th

Study Length: 6 weeks
Cost: $8
Childcare: 2yrs & up (free)

Click Here to Register

Eileen’s Cookie Dough FUNDRAISER

Date: 01/13/2019 - 02/06/2019
Time: 12:00 am

Hey everyone!

This summer our Middle School Ministry has the opportunity to go and serve the people of Minneapolis, MN through Power Connection Work Camp.

Students have the option of selling tubs of Eileen’s Cookie Dough to earn money to help cover part of the cost of their trip.

Students:  if you’re interested in selling see the attached flier!  For each tub your sell, you’ll earn a $6.00 credit toward your mission trip costs.  You have until February 6th to turn in your order form and money to Kara.  (NO late submissions will be allowed!) Cookie Dough Order Forms 2019

Westwood: if you’re interested in purchasing any cookie dough, but don’t know a student selling, talk to Kara or send me an email at: kara@westwoodchurch.net and we’ll be happy to help you out.  Each tub contains 3 lbs. of dough and cost $15.00 (which makes approximately 33 – 3″ cookies).  Flavors available are: M&M, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Sugar, Peanut Butter, Snickerdoodle & Monster Oatmeal. Thanks for your support!

Dough is scheduled to be delivered towards the end of February or early March (we’ll be notified of the exact date after submitting our orders).

NEW Teen Girls Bible Study

Date: 01/28/2019 - 03/25/2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Open to all 6th-12th grade girls!

Have you ever really dug into the Bible and spent time studying what it says?  Do you have the desire to go deeper in your walk with the Lord?  Join us as we embark on this journey through the scriptures together.  While it will be a commitment that involves homework/personal study between meetings, we truly believe that this will be an incredibly rewarding time spent in God’s Word for all of us.

‘Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story’ by: Angie Smith

Location: Westwood Church MSM Room
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Dates: Mondays: February 4, 11, 18, 25 & March 4, 11 & 25
Led by: Kara Willems & Kylie Wagner

COST: $15 (includes your own copy of the Bible study workbook)  *Register online by Monday, January 28th to secure your spot!

REGISTER HERE: Seamless Bible Study

Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop

Date: 02/09/2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Ave, Omaha

Nebraska Contemplative Outreach will host a Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop at Westwood Church on February 9, 2019.

The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ.  It is the response to the invitation to “be still and know that I am God.”

The cost of the workshop is $40 and includes a book.

Register at nebraskacontemplativeoutreach.org or for more information, please contact Cathy Mann Christiansen at cathy.c@cox.net

High School Ministry Ski Trip-2019

Date: 02/15/2019 - 02/18/2019
Time: All Day

Join us for a Ski Adventure in the Colorado Mountains!

It’s happening February 15th through the 18th, 2019.   We will travel as a group by charter bus and stay at the Monarch Mountain Lodge.  We will drive about a half hour up the mountain to ski at Monarch Ski Resort!   

Trip cost is $425.00+ per participant as follows:

  • Registration (plus $200 Deposit) opens December 1, 2018 at 8:00am.
  • Additional charge of $48.00 for beginner Ski Lessons if desired (lessons required if participant has never skied before).
  • Please note: registration deposits and payments are transferable, but non-refundable.
  • Tubing is a new option this year.  The cost is $24 for the first hour and $14 for additional hours.   Students will need to bring their own money to pay for this if they want to participate.

Trip cost includes:

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • 2 Day Lift Tickets
  • 2 Day Ski Rentals
  • Evening meals and programming

Not Included:

  • Meals/food purchased on the way to and from Colorado
  • Food to take to the mountain when skiing.

We will stop at a grocery store where students will purchase food wanted for breakfasts and any additional food that they would like to take to the mountain when skiing on Saturday and Sunday.

Registration for this event will open at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, November 1st.  Click the link below to register and pay your deposit for the event.

Ski Trip Registration and Deposit

Final payment is due no later than January 15th.  Click the link below to make your final payment for the trip.

Final Payment

All participants are required to complete the following waiver:

HSM Youth Ministry Waiver 2018-2019 (to participate in any high school ministry activity during the 2018-2019 ministry year)

Departure time is scheduled for bright and early at 7:00 AM from the Westwood Church parking lot.

Other Things to Consider: 

  • Students need to be careful to pack appropriate clothing for this trip.  A complete packing list can be found in the ski trip flyer and on the church website.

Contact Sam Potter with any questions:  sam@westwoodchurch.net

Welcome Prayer Workshop

Date: 02/16/2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Ave, Omaha

Nebraska Contemplative Outreach is hosting a Welcome Prayer Workshop at Westwood Church on Saturday, February 16th.

This prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life.  The cost is $25.00.

Register for this workshop at nebraskacontemplativeoutreach.org or for more information contact Cathy Mann Christiansen at cathy.c@cox.net.

Vacation Bible School

Date: 06/03/2019 - 06/07/2019
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Ave, Omaha

Join us for “In The Wild” Vacation Bible School.

Kids age 3 (by May 1st) through current 5th graders!

Registration will be online and will begin on April 8th.

MSM Mission Trip

Date: 07/23/2019 - 07/28/2019
Time: All Day

Dear Westwood Middle School Ministry students & parents,

It’s that time of year again!  Time to start thinking about our annual summer trip – and how you can register soon!  This year, we are going to be serving at RCA’s Power Connection Work Camp and then attending the Power Connection Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. The dates for this year’s trip are: July 23rd – 28th, 2019.  The summer trip is a great opportunity for your student to grow as a follower of Jesus, to grow as a friend with other MSM students, and to make a difference for the people they serve.  We strongly encourage you to consider sending your student to this life changing event!

What you need to know:

  • All the information that you could need/want is found at: synodyouth.org/power-connection/
  • You MUST be registered online by February 3rd if you are planning on going, as we will not be able to guarantee spots for our large group unless we can submit our group registration then.
  • Registration is online again this year and will open on January 14th! On or after the 14th, please go to synodyouth.org  and select the ‘Register Online’ graphic, which will link you to a registration for Power Connection 2019.  If you have questions, or are not able to register online for any reason, please let us know – we will help you out.  *Also note that the work camp t-shirt fee IS included in your cost, so go ahead and select YES when prompted.
  • The cost per student is $360 which includes all transportation, housing, activities and food (both on site as well as in transit), as well as 2 t-shirts.
  • If you’re able to pay in full up front, that would be very helpful and you’re welcome to do so!  However, if a payment plan would help you and your family, this amount can be paid in a total of 3 installments:

Initial Deposit of $120 (due at time of registration – by February 3rd at the latest) Click HERE to pay initial deposit or full balance

2nd Payment of $120 (due by March 17th) Click HERE to make 2nd payment or pay remaining balance

3rd Payment of $120 (due by April 28th) Click HERE to make your final payment

  • Although you register through the RCA website, payments are submitted separately to Westwood and will be collected online through the church website again this year.
  • By signing up and paying a deposit, you are agreeing to follow through with paying in full (as the church has to pay in full up-front to secure your student’s spot). All payments are non-refundable.  If you are paying in installments, please be sure to pay on or before each deadline.  If you are late to make a payment, a $10 late fee will be automatically tacked on to the payment that is late.
  • If your student is interested in attending, but the financial commitment would prevent them from registering, please talk with us and we can discuss the possibility of some financial assistance.
  • Any questions? Contact kara@westwoodchurch.net

Please prayerfully consider helping your student to attend Power Connection this summer… we’re confident it will be an amazing experience for everyone!


Aaron and Kara Willems & the MSM Team

PC and Work Camp Descriptions 2019

Scholarship Assistance Application Form 2019