Welcome March!

02.25.18 | by Keith Russell

Welcome March!

    IN JUST A FEW DAYS we will turn the page on the calendar and it will be March. I love March! The grass is getting green, the red buds are coming out, the azaleas are beginning to bloom, and the weather is getting warmer. Oh, but my favorite part of spring is what is happening at Westside Baptist Church!

    IT IS TIME TO CELEBRATE! Next Sunday, March 4, we are going to celebrate what God has done through ReNew over the last three years. Three years ago, we received an offering and three-year-pledges to make some renovations to our facilities. Next Sunday I am going to share with you how much money has been given toward ReNew and all the renovations that have been done. It’s going to be glorious! I am also going to share with you some projects that have not yet been done that are on our ReNew “to do list”. I strongly encourage you to be here.

    IT IS TIME TO ANTICIPATE! Two weeks from today, March 11, we are going to launch Renew ReNew. What does that mean? As mentioned above, there are some renovations that still need to be done. So, we are going to repeat what we did three years ago. We will receive an offering in an effort to raise as much money as possible to complete the projects. We will also receive pledges, but this time for 18 months instead of 3 years. If you made a three-year-pledge I hope you will renew it for 18 more months. If you have not been giving to ReNew, I hope you will begin.

    OUR RENEW GOAL THREE YEARS AGO was to raise $2.5 million. However, the offering and pledges added up to about $1.6 million. That’s why I am asking you to Renew ReNew. A good offering and pledges on March 11 will enable us to complete all the ReNew projects. Please begin praying now about the level of your participation. I believe that every member of Westside should participate. Every gift, large or small, is needed and will be a blessing. Thank you for your generosity!