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West Church Receives Awards from the Army/National Guard

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11/13/2019

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The West Church Senior Leadership Team received two awards on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The awards were the Patriot Award (for being an employer who supports the National Guard) and a Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service. Lt. Col. Bryan K. Pillai, commander of the 211th Military Police Battalion presented the awards to Peter Buckley, a member of the Senior Leadership Team. West Church received these awards for strongly supporting our Lead Pastor, Chris Ziegler, as the unit's chaplain.

The Patriot Award

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The West Church Senior Leadership Team received two awards on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The awards were the Patriot Award (for being an employer who supports the National Guard) and a Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service. Lt. Col. Bryan K. Pillai, commander of the 211th Military Police Battalion presented the awards to Peter Buckley, a member of the Senior Leadership Team. West Church received these awards for strongly supporting our Lead Pastor, Chris Ziegler, as the unit's chaplain.

The Patriot Award

This award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service

For outstanding public service ensuring the best possible religious support is provided to Soldiers of the 211th Military Police Battalion (First Corps of Cadets) by strongly supporting your Lead Pastor’s commitment to selfless service as the unit’s chaplain. Your efforts directly contribute to the high morale of Soldiers and Family Members, are in keeping with the finest traditions of American patriotism, and reflect great credit upon you, your congregation, and the Haverhill community.

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Operation Pack & Pray

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10/17/2019

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A special opportunity to help package Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. And more importantly, to pray over the boxes that they will open doors to share the Gospel. A maximum of 2 volunteers is needed for each packing date and time. November 18 - 25, 2019, 2-hour shifts each day.

SIGNUP & MORE INFO

We will be meeting in the West Church Vestry to pack and pray! Questions, contact Marylou Noonan.

Operation Christmas Child blesses children around the world with gift-filled shoe boxes that become opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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A special opportunity to help package Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. And more importantly, to pray over the boxes that they will open doors to share the Gospel. A maximum of 2 volunteers is needed for each packing date and time. November 18 - 25, 2019, 2-hour shifts each day.

SIGNUP & MORE INFO

We will be meeting in the West Church Vestry to pack and pray! Questions, contact Marylou Noonan.

Operation Christmas Child blesses children around the world with gift-filled shoe boxes that become opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Staff Appreciation Month

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10/09/2019

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An opportunity for us to celebrate and express gratitude to our staff during October.

The Senior Leadership Team elected members (non-staff) are requesting that you pick one or more of the following staff and send them a card or note, or send an email to express your appreciation and thankfulness for them.

This is intended as a non-financial opportunity to express your thanks,but we will still collect financial gifts before Christmas as a tangible demonstration of our love.

Abby Cunningham Reception & Hospitality Coordinator

Eric Lindahl Worship Pastor

Mark Cottrell Dir of Outreach… read more

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An opportunity for us to celebrate and express gratitude to our staff during October.

The Senior Leadership Team elected members (non-staff) are requesting that you pick one or more of the following staff and send them a card or note, or send an email to express your appreciation and thankfulness for them.

This is intended as a non-financial opportunity to express your thanks,but we will still collect financial gifts before Christmas as a tangible demonstration of our love.

Abby Cunningham Reception & Hospitality Coordinator

Eric Lindahl Worship Pastor

Mark Cottrell Dir of Outreach

Phil Williams Dir of Ministry Operations

Shirley Paz Dir Spiritual Formation & Soul Care

Steve Simmons Youth Leader

Todd Becker Pastor to Children & Families

Chris Ziegler Lead Pastor

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Annual WestYouth Backpack Drive

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07/25/2019

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Join WestYouth in serving the underprivileged in our community by donating backpacks and school supplies in preparation for the upcoming school year! Donations can be placed in the Library by August 18. Visit the Connection Center for a list of suggested items and contact Steve Simmons with any questions.


Fill It! – Fill a backpack that you have or will purchase with supplies
Give It! – Donate to fill a backpack

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Join WestYouth in serving the underprivileged in our community by donating backpacks and school supplies in preparation for the upcoming school year! Donations can be placed in the Library by August 18. Visit the Connection Center for a list of suggested items and contact Steve Simmons with any questions.


Fill It! – Fill a backpack that you have or will purchase with supplies
Give It! – Donate to fill a backpack

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The Global Leadership Summit

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06/26/2019

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Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9, 2019

EVERYONE HAS INFLUENCE

Two days of fresh, actionable and inspiring world-class speakers.

Bethany Church in Greenland NH

Because we are a Summit Partner people from West Church can attend the Leadership Summit for just $109.

And if you currently serve West Church in a leadership role, we will pay half of that reduced fee so that you can attend for just $55. REGISTER HERE

But, don't let the cost keep you away, as we usually have a couple scholarships available -- just contact Bob Wilson as soon as possible.

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Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9, 2019

EVERYONE HAS INFLUENCE

Two days of fresh, actionable and inspiring world-class speakers.

Bethany Church in Greenland NH

Because we are a Summit Partner people from West Church can attend the Leadership Summit for just $109.

And if you currently serve West Church in a leadership role, we will pay half of that reduced fee so that you can attend for just $55. REGISTER HERE

But, don't let the cost keep you away, as we usually have a couple scholarships available -- just contact Bob Wilson as soon as possible.

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KidsWeek @ West

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05/19/2019

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Save the Dates!
KIDSWEEK@West
M - F, June 24 - 28, 6pm - 8pm

Your child will meet new friends, sing awesome songs, play games & learn how Life is wild and God is good!
REGISTER your child or sign-up to volunteer

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Save the Dates!
KIDSWEEK@West
M - F, June 24 - 28, 6pm - 8pm

Your child will meet new friends, sing awesome songs, play games & learn how Life is wild and God is good!
REGISTER your child or sign-up to volunteer

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Hilltop School Seeking Full Time Director

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05/16/2019

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Hilltop is a Christian daycare, preschool, and Kindergarten serving toddlers through Kindergarten, licensed by the Commonwealth of MA. Hilltop is a ministry of West Church and has been faithfully serving the community for 50 years. Ideal candidates should possess strong leadership, administration, and communication skills and a passion for educating children in a Christian environment.
Responsibilities:
The Director is responsible for all aspects of establishing and operating a full day daycare, preschool, and Kindergarten program. This includes leadership of day to day operations including staff management and development, financial oversight, communications, and marketing.
Qualifications:
Director 2 Certification. Bachelor's degree in… read more

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Hilltop is a Christian daycare, preschool, and Kindergarten serving toddlers through Kindergarten, licensed by the Commonwealth of MA. Hilltop is a ministry of West Church and has been faithfully serving the community for 50 years. Ideal candidates should possess strong leadership, administration, and communication skills and a passion for educating children in a Christian environment.
Responsibilities:
The Director is responsible for all aspects of establishing and operating a full day daycare, preschool, and Kindergarten program. This includes leadership of day to day operations including staff management and development, financial oversight, communications, and marketing.
Qualifications:
Director 2 Certification. Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child development, or the human services field. Minimum of 3 years' experience is preferred
Click here for full job description

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to the Hilltop School Board at hilltop_board@westchurch.org.

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Did You Know?

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05/15/2019

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The Family Kitchen ministry distributed over 34 tons of food in 2018 with a monthly average of 151 households receiving food.

The Family Kitchen is a member of the


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The Family Kitchen ministry distributed over 34 tons of food in 2018 with a monthly average of 151 households receiving food.

The Family Kitchen is a member of the


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DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH ANNOUNCED

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04/15/2019

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Pastor Chris announced Mark Cottrell as the Director of Outreach during the Palm Sunday services on Sunday, April 14. In this new part-time position, Mark will oversee International Missions, Local Outreach and the initiative of helping us to become more of a church of missionaries instead of a church that just supports missionaries, since we are all called to share Christ with others.

Mark has been a member of West Church and the team leader for the Mission Leadership Team for 10 years. He also served on the recent Transition Team. Mark has worked as a short-term mission facilitator and has… read more

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Pastor Chris announced Mark Cottrell as the Director of Outreach during the Palm Sunday services on Sunday, April 14. In this new part-time position, Mark will oversee International Missions, Local Outreach and the initiative of helping us to become more of a church of missionaries instead of a church that just supports missionaries, since we are all called to share Christ with others.

Mark has been a member of West Church and the team leader for the Mission Leadership Team for 10 years. He also served on the recent Transition Team. Mark has worked as a short-term mission facilitator and has led over 120 STM teams.

Mark will begin on June 1. Please join us in welcoming Mark to the West Church staff.

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NEW WEBSITE

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03/27/2019

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We are excited to announce the release of our new church website! Here visitors, as well as church community members, will be able to find information about our ministries, listen to recent messages and stay up to date with current events.

Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and take some time to review all that’s happening at West. We hope that the new design and layout will help you better navigate our site. Enjoy!

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We are excited to announce the release of our new church website! Here visitors, as well as church community members, will be able to find information about our ministries, listen to recent messages and stay up to date with current events.

Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and take some time to review all that’s happening at West. We hope that the new design and layout will help you better navigate our site. Enjoy!

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EASTER

by: Philip Williams

03/26/2019

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Special service times for Easter Sunday: 8am, 9:30am and 11am. The WestKids and WestYouth programs will be offered at 9:30am and 11am.


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Special service times for Easter Sunday: 8am, 9:30am and 11am. The WestKids and WestYouth programs will be offered at 9:30am and 11am.


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CROSSROADS

by: Philip Williams

03/25/2019

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Is there a pattern in your life that you want to change? A temptation or desire you can’t control? Have you tried to make that change on your own and failed? CROSSROADS addresses all of these issues and offers hope through not only knowing Jesus and responding to Him, but also learn how to respond with Him. Jesus invites us all to come to Him raw and real, just the way we are, and to do that together. Join us on our journey to a place of healing. Begins Thursday, April 4 at 7pm.

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Is there a pattern in your life that you want to change? A temptation or desire you can’t control? Have you tried to make that change on your own and failed? CROSSROADS addresses all of these issues and offers hope through not only knowing Jesus and responding to Him, but also learn how to respond with Him. Jesus invites us all to come to Him raw and real, just the way we are, and to do that together. Join us on our journey to a place of healing. Begins Thursday, April 4 at 7pm.

REGISTER and MORE INFO

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