Embrace Teachers Mission

Oak Valley Elementary School
Celebrating teachers on the front lines in the heart of our city.

Embrace Teachers is an outreach ministry to bless and honor our teachers.  Westwood members have the opportunity to  become involved in the community with their gifts and talents by providing/delivering meals, notes of encouragement, special treats, cleaning products and service, and ongoing  prayer support throughout the school year.

If you have a heart for teachers, there are a variety of ways in which you can serve:

  • Prayer leader – A person who will oversee prayer for the teaching staff of Oak Valley Elementary School.
  • Encouragement Writer – Offer touches of encouragement to teachers through personal notes written regularly by several people.
  • Arts & Crafts person – A person who loves to make crafty projects, loves to look for craft ideas, and/or would love to lead a group of crafters to bless teachers.
  • Food person – A person who loves to be creative with food and will build a team of others to bless teachers with food throughout the school year.
  • Wish list administration – A person who would administrate the collection and distribution of items and volunteers from the congregation to the teachers.

Family First Service Sundays

On the first Sunday of each month Westwood focuses on families by asking whole families to worship together and by offering a family based, church wide neighborhood missions project.  Want to know what the next project is?  Give our office a call at 402-333-6120.

LifeHouse

Westwood Church, in partnership with Prairie Lane Christian Reformed Church, has opened a neighborhood food and diaper bank.  The LifeHouse is located at 11806 Prairie Lane Drive, Omaha, NE 68144.  Our prayer is that we can serve families in the larger neighborhoods around our two churches who are in need of basic food supplies.  Need help?  Check out the LifeHouse’s web page for more information: thelifehouseomaha.org

Habitat for Humanity

“Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”

Westwood Church joined forces with Habitat For Humanity Omaha in 1996 and was assigned to the Faithful Builders Coalition to work with 10 other Omaha Christian Churches located in central and west Omaha.

The goal of the Coalition is to build or completely remodel a home each year with the financial help of each coalition church plus the help of volunteer workers from the coalition churches and Habitat For Humanity Omaha.  

Each year a partner family is chosen by the Habitat For Humanity Family Selection Committee to purchase the completed house.  The partner family must also complete the required volunteer sweat equity hours in order to qualify

The construction period usually starts in August and lasts until mid to late fall.  Sign-up for volunteers begins in July.   Dedicating the house with the partner family is the high point of the year for the coalition churches!

Check us out at habitatomaha.org

 Abide Omaha

Abide is a ministry that invests in the neighborhoods of North Omaha, working to revitalize the inner city one neighborhood at a time. Westwood partners with Abide to care for our city in ways that honor Jesus and proclaim the truth of His love and grace. Check our more information here: Abide Westwood Church

Here’s a link to Abide Omaha: abideomaha.org

Partnership 4 Hope

Partnership 4 Hope is a mentoring program whose mission is to provide mentoring support for Young Adult Former Foster Youth on their journey towards independence.  As these young adults “age out” or turn 19, they begin to lose services and support available to them while trying to figure out how to live on their own and support themselves.                            

We  actively recruit potential mentors from the community.  More information? Click Here!                                                                                                      

Interested in becoming involved in one of these local missions?

Please contact: scott@westwoodchurch.net