Westwood Church is thrilled to be a partner with Abide, through which we have adopted a neighborhood in our city.  We are working closely with Abide’s Lighthouse Leader in our neighborhood, Richard “Z” Zolnowski. For more information on Abide, check out their website here:  www.abideomaha.com

And contact Westwood’s liaison to Abide, Jennifer Decker here:  thedeckers@cox.net or call the church office and we’ll put you in touch with her.

Volunteer opportunities include activities in our adopted neighborhood as well as community-wide events, which typically take place at Abide’s “Better Together Campus” at 3223 N 45th Street in Omaha.

Upcoming Events in 2018:

 March 10th  – Easter Egg Hunt – Abide needs 300+ volunteers citywide for this event!  This is a community event at the Better Together Campus.

April 14th – Spring Clean Up – we need trucks, mowers, and weed wackers!  This cleanup will take place in our adopted neighborhood.  Please note this date is subject to change, based on the city’s “Keep Omaha Beautiful” schedule.

May 12th – Mother’s Day – an event aimed at single moms

May 23rd is Omaha Gives  – a chance to financially support the Abide Ministry

June 9th – Block Party – Abide needs 400+ volunteers for this event!  This is a community event at the Better Together Campus.

August/TBD – Block Party at Z’s!  This will be a block party for our adopted neighborhood.  More information to come!

As always, we ask that you pray for Omaha, for North Omaha, for our adopted neighborhood, and for Z.  We pray, along with Abide, that one day, Omaha will no longer have an “inner city” and that crime, poverty and hopelessness cease to dominate the lives of anyone in our town.