Upcoming Events

HSM Summer Mission Trip – 2019

Date: 07/21/2019 - 07/26/2019
Time: All Day

Join us this Summer for a Trip to Marvell Arkansas!

We’ll be partnering with organizations fighting the cyclical nature of the child welfare and juvenile justice system.  The people of Marvell might steal your heart.

During the day, our group will serve the community by helping with Kids Club or assisting with work projects. In the evening, we’ll attend a local church service and enjoy a spaghetti dinner with community friends. We’ll also learn about the history of the area, the region’s influence on blues music, and the natural beauty found here through visits to the Delta Cultural Center and a nearby state park.  We’ll have great opportunities to serve the community, and we won’t soon forget the hospitality we’re shown in Marvell.  YouthWorks has partnered with this community since 2000.

All participants must have a 2018-2019 HSM Youth Waiver Form on file in order to attend.

Contact Quinn Tirrel for additional information.

Registration is closed, and final payment is now due.

You may use the link below to process your payment.

Click here to process your final payment


MSM Mission Trip

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

Dear Westwood Middle School Ministry students & parents,

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.  

  • 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.  REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.  If you wish to be added to a wait list, contact Kara.
  • 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

  • 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.

PC and Work Camp Descriptions 2019

MSM Slip ‘n Slide Kickball & 8th Grade Farewell

Date: 08/04/2019
Time: 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Ave, Omaha

Come enjoy some food and play a crazy game of slip ‘n slide kickball with us!!

Plus, help us bid goodbye to an amazing group of 8th graders…You won’t want to miss it!!!

COST: FREE!  (You MUST have a waiver on file in order to play!) Invite your friends!!  Wear clothes that can get wet/dirty.

Soulcollage Afternoon

Date: 08/10/2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Ave, Omaha

You are invited to a Soulcollage afternoon.

Soulcollage is a wonderful way to listen to what your soul wants to say to you.  It is a multi-leveled, creative process…with no need to be “artsy”.  By using images in a safe, contemplative space we will use our imagination and intuition to create a card(s) to explore your soul.  We will begin and close the time with silence, work in silence and have a time for group sharing.  It is a profound process…one that helps you learn what your soul is saying.  It’s easy and fun!

Cost $5.00

Reserve a space by emailing Cathy Christiansen at cathy.c@cox.net

Kindergarten Commissioning

Date: 08/11/2019
Time: 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Ave, Omaha

Have a new kindergartener this fall?

Save the date:  August 11th, Kindergarten Commissioning during both the 9:45 and 11:00am services.

A letter with details will be coming in July!

2019 Freshman Retreat

Date: 08/17/2019 - 08/18/2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Ave, Omaha

Here’s the plan! Saturday we’ll leave at 12:00pm from the Westwood parking lot. We will head straight to Camp Carol Joy Holling near Ashland so we’d like each student to eat lunch before meeting at the Westwood parking lot.  After we tackle a difficult but fun challenge course together, and then spend some time cooling off in the pool, we’ll head to our overnight cabins for dinner cooked over the fire, and some more fun activities and teachings.

Then, on Sunday morning we’ll start the day with breakfast and some more fun stuff together before we head back to Omaha. We should arrive back at Westwood right around noon.

COST: $25!

Cost includes transportation, lodging, Saturday evening grill out, Sunday breakfast, and Challenge Course at Camp Carol Joy Holling.  If cost is an issue, please contact Quinn (quinn@westwoodchurch.net OR 402.333.6120).  We don’t want anyone to miss this!

Click the link below to register, and keep in mind the registration deadline is Saturday, August 10!

Registration and Payment**

       What to bring:

  • Sleeping bag & pillow                           – Water Bottle
  • Toiletries                                                 – Towel
  • Sunscreen                                               – Swimsuit
  • Clothes for around bonfire                  – Bible & journal
  • Pen or Pencil                                           – Flashlight
  • Snack to share with the group
  • Clothing for Challenges (nothing shorter than about knee-length; close-toed shoes)
  • Challenge Course Waiver (See link below to print this out)

Release Form – NLOM (in order to do the challenge course)  You will need

to print this out and bring the signed form with you.

*In addition to the waiver for the challenge course (NLOM Waiver), we need to have on file an up-to-date Westwood Church Annual Youth Ministry Waiver completed online by parent/guardian before a student may participate.

2019-2020 HSM Youth Ministry Waiver