Upcoming Events


HSM Rocky Summer Trip Registration

Date: 12/15/2019 - 01/29/2020
Time: 12:00 am
Location:

Dear Westwood High 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 excited to be going to a conference put on by our denomination once every 3 years: Rocky Mountain High in Estes Park, CO.

The dates for this year’s trip are: July 25th – 29th, 2020.  The summer trip is a great opportunity for your student to be challenged to grow as a follower of Jesus as well as make incredible memories and build friendships with other HSM students.  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/rocky-mountain-high/
  • You MUST be registered online by January 29th 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 IS NOW OPEN!! To register for Rocky 2020, please go directly to: apps.synodyouth.org/form/rmh and fill out the online registration form.  If you have questions or are not able to register online for any reason, please let us know – we will help you out.
  • The cost per student for the trip is $440* which includes all transportation, housing, conference and food (both on site as well as in transit). *There are optional ‘Recreation Plus’ choices you could opt to do — these will be an additional cost on top of the registration fee.  [If you want to choose a Rec Plus option, you list your top choices in order of preference when you register.  You are not guaranteed to get your top picks.  We will be notified at a later date which options each person got assigned and thus you will not pay for your Rec Plus options until the final payment due.  (At that point in time you will know what you got into and how much you owe.)]
  • 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:

 

  • 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. Click on one of the above links to submit a 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.
  • If your student is interested in attending, but the financial commitment would prevent them from registering, please fill out a scholarship assistance application form by mid-January at the latest and talk to a leader ASAP. Scholarship Assistance Application Form HSM 2020
  • Any questions? Contact kara@westwoodchurch.net

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

Sincerely,

Kara Willems, Dan & Sheila Schoessler & the HSM Team

Check out a recap video from the last Rocky Trip HERE


MSM Summer Mission Trip Registration

Date: 01/06/2020 - 02/09/2020
Time: 12:00 am
Location:

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 excited to be going to Loveland, CO to serve the community there through Group Mission Trips.

The dates for this year’s trip are: July 19th – 24th, 2020.  The summer trip is a great opportunity for your student to be challenged to grow as a follower of Jesus as well as make incredible memories and build friendships with other MSM students.  We strongly encourage you to consider sending your student to this life changing event!

What you need to know:

  • You MUST be registered online by February 9th 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.
  • THERE IS A 2-STEP Sign-up Process:
    1. Submitting your trip deposit through our church website. *see info below
    2. Filling out the registration form with GROUP Mission Trips
  • The cost per student for the trip is $360* which includes all transportation, housing and food (both on site as well as in transit).
  • 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:
  • Although you register (later) through the Group Mission Trip website, payments are submitted separately to Westwood and will be collected online through the church website again this year. (Click on the above links)
  • 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.  Here is a scholarship form that we request you fill out and submit ASAP: Scholarship Assistance Application Form MSM 2020
  • If you would like to participate in an individual fundraiser opportunity to help cover some of the cost of your trip, we will once again be offering the Eileen’s Cookie Dough fundraiser to any interested students.  You have from now until January 29th to pre-sell 3lb. tubs of cookie dough.  Each tub costs $15 (you earn $6 each) and you will receive a check from Westwood to reimburse you for the proceeds you earn around the time of your final payment.  Here are the forms for you to sell with: Eileen’s Cookie Dough Order FORMS 2020  Remember that you must turn in the money for your sales with your sheet on or before January 29th.  All checks should be made payable to Westwood Church, NOT Eileen’s Cookies.
  • Questions?  Contact kara@westwoodchurch.net 

Sincerely,

Kara & Aaron Willems & the MSM Team


Kingdom Foundations Class

Date: 01/12/2020 - 01/26/2020
Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Location: Westwood Church – Room 401, 13056 Atwood Ave., Omaha

Join us for an inter-active three-week class led by Pastor Scott & Pastor Quinn called Kingdom Foundations.

We’ll explore some of the basic, age-old foundations of the Christian faith as well as how it is we can experience a vital and life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ even today.  Register below for either Sunday or Wednesday classes.

 

Register for Sunday Classes

Register for Wednesday classes

 


Auction Fundraiser DONATIONS needed

Date: 01/16/2020 - 04/19/2020
Time: 12:00 am
Location:

Westwood’s High School Ministry is busy preparing for their auction fundraiser.  This is a fun event that happens once every 3 years.  All the money raised at this event will help cover the cost of our summer trip to Rocky Mountain High in Estes Park, CO this July, as well as mission trips in upcoming years.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? 

First, please mark your calendars to join us on Sunday, April 26th for the auction!  We hope you can join us.  The night will begin at 5:30 with a meal and silent auction items.  Then we will head into the worship center for the LIVE auction!

The second way you can help is by donating an item or service to be auctioned.  If you can provide a special service such as cooking, cleaning, carpentry, etc. or have an item that you would be willing to donate, it would be a huge help in making the auction a success!  Or maybe you have connections to a person or company that would be willing to donate an item that you could get us in touch with.  Any non-used item or service would be greatly appreciated.  In the past we have auctioned off a wide variety of items: Husker tickets, CWS tickets, golf packages, electrical work, even vacation homes for a week!  Creativity is encouraged!

If you have an item or service you would be willing to donate, or if you have any questions, please contact Kara at 402-333-6120 or kara@westwoodchurch.net.

You can also submit your donation form online HERE

THANK YOU for your help and support of Westwood’s High School Ministry!


Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Date: 01/19/2020 - 03/08/2020
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church — Youth Room, 13056 Atwood Avenue, Omaha

Join us on Sunday Afternoons, January 19th through March 8th for  Emotionally Healthy Spirituality lead by Pastor Quinn.

Cost: $40 per person covers instruction and class materials.

** This class is full, but watch for future class dates!

 

 


Emotionally Healthy Relationships

Date: 01/29/2020 - 03/25/2020
Time: 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church – Room 402, 13056 Atwood Ave, Omaha

Pastor Quinn will be leading Emotionally Healthy Relationships on Wednesday evenings January 29th through March 25th.

If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to enroll, class is limited to 10 participants.

Cost for instruction and class materials is $20 per person.

** This class is full, but watch for future class dates!

 


HSM Winter Retreat

Date: 01/31/2020 - 02/02/2020
Time: 5:15 pm - 12:00 pm
Location: Camp Rivercrest, 2840 Country Road 13, Fremont

HSM students — Join us for Camp Rivercrest’s Winter Retreat!  We’ll gather with other High School youth groups for a fantastic weekend of fun and fellowship!  Did we mention night tubing, zip lining, ice wall and broomball?

Enjoy 2 nights of cozy lodging and 4 delicious meals. Discover a space to connect with God through energizing sessions with speaker Patrick Chandler, musical worship led by Carlos and Dania Ramirez and meaningful small group discussion times.  Plus, you get a Winter Weekend t-shirt, too!

Retreat from the chaos of life to encounter Christ and deepen relationships with others at the High School Winter Weekend.

COST = $115

Register online by/before January 15th

REGISTER HERE – all 9th-12th graders welcome!

 

Check out a preview video HERE

 


6th-12th Grade Girls’ Bible Study

Date: 02/03/2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

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 studying the life of Joseph 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.

Details:

Location: Westwood Church MSM Room
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Dates: Mondays: February 3, 10, 17, 24 & March 2, 9, 23 & 30
Led by: Kara Willems, Kylie Wagner, Amy Shafer & Sheila Schoessler

COST: $15 (includes your own copy of the Bible study workbook)
Registrations open now until January 26th

Register HERE


THE LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH.
No doubt there have been, or will be, times in your life when your circumstances lead you to wonder if God is there, if He cares, and if things are slipping out of His control. Surely similar thoughts ran through Joseph’s mind as he suffered through betrayal, false accusations, and imprisonment. But throughout his story, we are constantly reminded of God’s faithfulness. No matter what we walk through, God’s presence is constant, His provision is enough, and His purposes are unstoppable.

In this 8-session video-based Bible study from Kelly Minter, you will:

  • encounter the trustworthy sovereignty of God.
  • learn to trust God’s purposes when life doesn’t make sense.
  • recognize how God is working in your waiting.
  • rest in the sufficiency of God’s presence in every circumstance.
We hope you will join us!


HSM Small Group Special Night

Date: 02/12/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:

Hey High School students!

Join us on Wednesday, February 12th for another ‘Small Group Special’ night – a night where your small groups plan their own night of fellowship!  If your group is planning on going off-site, you need to be sure to have a waiver on file with us.  Click here to access the form: 2019-2020 HSM Youth Ministry Waiver

The events for the evening will be decided by YOU at youth group in the weeks leading up to the event!  Check back to see if you need to bring anything or just show up.  🙂


HSM Fun Night!

Date: 02/16/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church HSM Room, 13056 Atwood Avenue, Omaha

Plan to join us for a great night of fun and fellowship — more details to come!


Daddy Daughter Dance

Date: 03/01/2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Avenue, Omaha

Westwood MOPS Invites you to attend the

                   2nd annual

Mops Daddy Daughter Dance!

Enjoy Music & Refreshments

Crafts & Photo Booth

Tickets $20.00 per family* includes a

corsage for each girl and all activities

Purchase tickets here by February 23rd

* If the cost creates a hardship, please contact Quinn@westwoodchurch.net

 

 


30 Hour Famine

Date: 03/06/2020 - 03/07/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Location:

The 30 Hour FAMINE is BAACCCKKKKK!!!!!  This event is open to all 6th-12th grade students.

Hunger, inequality, and poverty are still big issues.  By doing the 30 Hour Famine with us, YOU are making an impact for God’s kingdom justice!  We hope you’ll join us in going hungry, so they don’t have to.

Find out all the info HERE: 30HF Initial Letter 2020

To participate, have your parent fill out the 30HF Parent Consent form and turn it in to us by February 19th at the latest (this will allow you time to begin working on your fundraising prior to the event).  We do not have a minimum amount of donations required to participate in the Famine event, but we do ask that ALL participants do their best to try to raise money so we can help hungry kids around the world.  Everyone can do SOMETHING!

Fundraising has never been so easy!  You can easily get set up to raise money online.  Simply go to this link and join our team: Westwood Church 30HF Team  This year there is even the option to set it up so that your friends and family can text to give to your cause — sweet!

$40 feeds and cares for a child for a month

$240 feeds and cares for a child for six months

$480 feeds and cares for a child for a whole year!

How many lives will you change?

Join us for 30 Hour Famine 2020

Optional: If you would like to order a 30 Hour Famine t-shirt, please submit your order by February 19th as well: 30HF tshirt order form 2020


Trivia Night Fundraiser

Date: 03/13/2020
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Avenue, Omaha

Mark your calendars for a fun night of food, trivia and prizes and also support our High School Ministry Summer Mission Trip!

Start gathering your team (10 persons maximum).

$10 per person to play trivia!  (No need to pre-pay – just bring $10 per person to the sign in table that night.)

Concession food will be available for purchase.

SIGN UP HERE


HSM Car Rally

Date: 03/22/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:

A car rally is a scavenger hunt around our city in vehicles. Jump into cars, solve clues, and score points. Take photos or videos of the clues and submit the most to win!

*Since we will be going off-campus for this event, it is required that you have a 2019-2020 Youth Ministry Waiver on file in order to participate.  If your parents have not filled one out for you yet this school year, please have them do so before that evening.  Here is the link: HSM 2019-2020 Youth Ministry Waiver

*This event will begin and conclude at Westwood Church.  We’ll see you there!


MSM Get that GOLD theme night!

Date: 04/01/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Avenue, OMAHA

more information to come…


MSM Small Group Special Night

Date: 04/08/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:

Hey Middle Schoolers!

Join us on Wednesday, April 8th for our final ‘Small Group Special’ night of the school year – a night where your small groups plan their own night of fellowship!  If your group is planning on going off-site, you need to be sure to have a waiver on file with us.  Click here to access the form: 2019-2020 Youth Ministry Waiver

The events for the evening will be decided by YOU at youth group in the weeks leading up to the event!  Check back to see if you need to bring anything or just show up.  🙂

Please try to be on time so the groups can get headed out for their evening of fun and fellowship! Drop off and pick up location will be in the MSM Room.

Contact kara@westwoodchurch.net if you have any questions!  🙂

 


Auction Fundraiser

Date: 04/26/2020
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Avenue, Omaha

Please join us for an evening of fun and fellowship you won’t soon forget!

Every 3 years, our High School Ministry hosts a big, all-church Auction to raise funds to support their summer mission trips.  Come for dinner with the family and then have some fun bidding on a wide-range of incredible items — all for a good cause!

We hope to see you there!  Thanks in advance for your support!


Night at the Oscars

Date: 05/03/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Westwood Church MSM Room, 13056 Atwood Avenue, Omaha

High School Ministry students are invited to join our Seniors and their families for a special evening honoring the graduating class of 2020.


Vacation Bible School

Date: 06/08/2020 - 06/12/2020
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Avenue, Omaha

Join us for VBS at Westwood!  Kids (age 3 by May 1st – just finished 5th grade) are welcome!

Online registration will be available beginning April 13th!


Inspiration Hills Summer Camp

Date: 06/29/2020 - 07/17/2020
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Inspiration Hills Camp, 1242 280th St., Inwood

June 29-July 1

Discovery #1

Kids entering 3rd or 4th grade

 

July 13-17

Lodge #3 or Wilderness #2

Kids entering 4th-6th grade

Register online at inspirationhills.org