Virtual VBS 2020

Look up—way up. That’s where we’re headed. Where I-beams float effortlessly high overhead, carefully guided into place by powerful machinery. Where steel and glass converge in a colossal design that appears to almost touch the sky. During Virtual VBS, kids will discover that Jesus’ love provides a foundation that will last. When the storms of life come, they’ll need the One who will be with them to the end of the age. When anxiety sets in, they’ll need the assurance that true worth comes from being a child of God, not from what other people think about them. When they feel unworthy, they can remember that Jesus loved them enough to die for them. They’ll learn to be wise builders who continue in what they’ve learned and firmly believe. And they will discover that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion. We’re all a work in progress. Life is a hard hat zone. But just wait ‘til you see what God will do!

 

The age groups will be broken-down as follows:

-Pre-K (3-4 yr. old) and Kindergarten

-1st and 2nd grade

-3rd and 4th grade

-5th and 6th grade

We will all come together in the Main Session where we will worship through song, learn our bible verse and bible story for the day. Then your child will watch the video fo their age group, make crafts, do activities, and have some fun during recreation time. There will be more communication sent out via email as we get closer to time. Please sign up to guarantee that your child receives a Packet to take home to make it easier to do crafts, activities, and so much more….

June 8-12, 2020

Virtual VBS

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED! Please contact church office @ 662-489-1200 or email ryanwhbc@gmail.com

 

 

Worship Gathering Sign-up

In order to maintain moderate social distancing, we are asking each person to let us know which service they will attend.  When you register PLEASE SIGN-UP EACH PERSON IN YOUR FAMILY THAT WILL BE ATTENDING.

* Click on link for the service time you plan to attend to register*

Saturday Night Service

6:00 PM Service

Sunday Morning Services

8:00 AM Service

9:30 AM Service

11:00 AM Service

West Height’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

Update: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

Registration for Services will begin on Monday, May 4th @ 8:00 am

Update: Monday, April 20, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

UPDATE: Thursday, April 16, 2020 @ 11:00am

UPDATE: Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 8:45 AM

Our plan right now is to follow the school system in regards to social distancing and for returning to gatherings at the building. At this moment we plan to return to our normal schedule on April 26, 2020. All dates mentioned will remain flexible.

UPDATE: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

In response to the executive order signed yesterday, we are doing our part by closing the church office. The church staff will be doing as much as we can remotely and limiting our time at the building to the most essential things.

The phone line is still being answered and will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member. If you need help with anything please call 662-489-1200.

Our ministries will continue to our church family and our community. We continue to organize different ways to reach out. If would like to help please email or call.

In the case of an emergency at night (death, accident, or dilemma) please call our Minister on Call number 662-308-1289.

* These numbers do not receive text messages*

UPDATE: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 4:30 PM

UPDATE: Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 9:30 AM

Church Family,

I want to keep you updated on steps we are taking to stay on top of keeping our church family connected during this unusual separation.

  1. The last couple of days our staff has been looking at options for how to effectively encourage our church family during this time. Last night I hosted our first Sunday School Leaders meeting via video conference. We discussed ways to keep our Sunday school classes connected through technology and my hope is that your class will be reaching out in the coming days offering ways for your group to share prayer request, encouraging words, and possibly even video conference together.
  2. We are currently working on options for live streaming and/or recording bible study options for different age groups that will be posted throughout the week. I will put more information out in the coming days about schedule.
  3. We have a couple of apps that we want to recommend to you:
    • Church Directory App – Our church members have an opportunity to have access to our church directory, church calendar, & online giving through this app. This gives each member easy access to information that will help keep in contact with each other. (Only available to church members)
    • Right Now Media – You possibly have a lot more free time on your hands right now. During this time may we not say that we didn’t have time to spend time in God’s Word. Right Now Media is an app that gives you access to thousands of bible studies for adults and biblical kids shows.
    • ACCESS TO THESE APPS – If you would like access to these apps send your e-mail to josephwhbc@gmail.com
    • Below is a tutorial video of how to download and access the apps.
  4. We have been working to organize our Crisis Serve Teams. Several teams are already working on being a bright light in a dark situation. Please take time to join one of the teams, click this link to view the groups and fill out the form at the bottom of the page: https://westheightsbaptist.org/crisis-serve-teams-2020/

UPDATE: Tuesday March 17, 2020 @ 1:30 PM

UPDATE: Saturday March 14, 2020 @ 3:50 PM

Church Family,

As I mentioned in our previous announcement, this has been a rapidly changing situation. I’ve been on the phone most of the day seeking advice on what we should do as a church.

Just about an hour ago, the Governor of MS made a public statement declaring a State of Emergency. In his address he made a specific call to churches not to have public gatherings tomorrow.

I know that some will not agree with this decision and will consider this overkill for this situation. However, Scripture gives us an answer to how we are to respond as believers. Romans 13 tells us that we should submit to our authorities. Therefore, unless someone is asking us to suppress the Gospel message, we are to respond agreeably to this request.

In response to this request, West Heights will move our services online this Sunday, March 15, 2020. We will stream our service at 11:00am and 6:00pm on our YouTube channel. We will do our best to provide links on Facebook and our webpage that make this easy to find.

During this time, I urge our church family to use opportunities to serve those around us. Many peoples lives will be disrupted by this situation. Even though the numbers of impacted seem low to many of us, please remember that each number represents a life. Each death that is recorded represents a life that will be spent in eternity in either Heaven or Hell. May we be reminded of the urgency to spread the Good News of Jesus to everyone who needs to hear. This week maybe you can help:

  1. Pray earnestly for those that have been impacted by this virus, pray that they may hear the Good News of Jesus before it is to late.
  2. Look for opportunities to serve a neighbor. Maybe you could make a grocery run for an elderly person or sick person who doesn’t need to get out in public areas at this time.
  3. Maybe you know someone who has to be at work and needs help with their children because school has let out for the next week.
  4. Offer support to those on the frontline. As we all seek ways to stay home more, our medical personnel is ramping up for a very busy next few weeks. Pray for them, send encouraging words to them, offer to bring them lunch, etc.
  5. USE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO POINT PEOPLE TO THE PRINCE OF PEACE!

May God Bless, Bro. Joseph


Update: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Amidst the rapidly growing discussion about how businesses, organizations, and churches should respond to the pandemic known as COVID-19, we want our church family to know that we are paying close attention.  The following is how we are preparing to move forward in the coming days:

WE PRAY 

Philippians 4:6, Paul writes, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”  As believers we are to entrust everything into the hands of our loving Heavenly Father.  Together, we pray for wisdom in the midst of a rapidly changing situation.  We pray for our national, state, and local leaders as they direct the country in the best courses of action.  Our church should lift up missionaries as they serve in places that are experiencing impact from the pandemic.  Most of all, may we seek wisdom from God in how we individually respond to our neighbors in the midst of this situation.

THIS SUNDAY (March 15th)  

At this current moment we are planning to continue with our normal schedule. If something changes in the coming days, we will communicate with church members via e-mail, text message, Facebook, and our website. 

We do want all our members to know that if you are concerned about this virus because you fall within the high risk category, please know that we will be streaming the 11:00 am service on our YouTube channel.  We will post a direct link on our website and on Facebook this Sunday so that you can easily find the service.  We invite you to join us for worship from your home.  

This Sunday, we will make minor changes to encourage good hygiene within our facilities.  Here are some of the things you can expect:

  1. Our greeters will greet you at the door and will be happy to open the door for each person.
  2. You will find hand sanitizer stations spread throughout the building.  Please use as much as needed; but please remember that if you have the opportunity, washing your hands is more effective in preventing the transmission of germs.
  3. This Sunday, our normal offering will be held at the end of the service.  Ushers will be stationed at each exit if you would like to drop an offering in the plate.
  4. We will not be serving coffee in the welcome center this Sunday.  Please make sure you bring your own cup this week!

Finally, a friendly reminder, one of the best ways to stop the spread of any illness is to stay home if you are not feeling well.  Here are some recommendations for kids (and probably should be followed by adults as well):

  • No Fever over 99.6 currently or within the past 24 hours.
  • No vomiting or diarrhea currently or within the last 24 hours.
  • No runny nose.
  • No cough.
  • No unexplained rashes.
  • No skin infections.
  • No eye infections

WHAT ABOUT NEXT SUNDAY

We place a high priority on gathering together as a faith family each week.  As a believer, worshipping together is a major part of our faith.  None of us like the idea of rearranging our schedule out of fear or panic.  However, we do want to be prepared to respond in a Christlike manner to our community if this virus or any future pandemic continues to spread.

As mentioned above, this is a rapidly changing situation.  Our church will be putting together a group of leaders within the church to help prepare a Pandemic Response Policy for the church.  This policy will simply outline how we will handle this pandemic and any pandemic in the future.  We will be looking at the best way for the church to respond to request of our national, state, and local leaders in these types of situations.  Our focus will be how do we best share the Good News of Jesus Christ to our community, our state, our country, and to the world when people are scared of what tomorrow holds.  In some cases that requires us to stand strong in our beliefs and at other times calls us to rearrange our schedules to show love to those around us.  West Heights is a church that serves the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings, and we believe that He will guide our steps as we move forward.

West Heights, lets continue to pray and care for those that are impacted by this pandemic!

Kids Camp 2020

REGISTER HERE

Camp Dates: June 18-20, 2020

Camp Location: Central Hills Baptist Retreat, Kosciusko, MS

For Students who have completed 1st grade – completed 6th grade.

Total Camp Cost: $175

There are a limited number of spots available and are offered on a first come, first serve basis.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is due before you can submit the form. The form and the $50 non-refundable deposit must be filled out and paid by April 26, 2020.

REGISTER HERE

FORMS FOR CAMP

The following forms must be filled out and turned into the office by May 31, 2020.  Both are medical release forms & both must be filled out & notarized. (Will be added at a later date)

Missions T-Shirt Fundraiser

West Heights has two teams that will be going international on mission trips this summer.  These teams are fundraising to help cover the cost of those trips.

*** Shirts are soft material.  Soft shirts are a tad less generous of a fit than a normal t-shirt.  They are nicer, softer t-shirt, but if you are between two sizes I would definitely suggest choosing the larger one! ****

ALL FUNDS RAISE ARE SPLIT EVENLY AMONGST TEAM MEMBERS!

ORDER T-SHIRT HERE

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ORDER T-SHIRT HERE

D-Now 2020

Dates: January 31-February 2, 2020

Theme: Behold

Speaker: Duke Dismukes

Band: Sow and Tether

For students 7th grade – completed 12th grade. Join us for a great weekend of fun, fellowship, and discipleship. Don’t let your student or their friends miss out on this great weekend!

Total Cost: $40; Covers all meals, supplies, transportation, and a tshirt!

Fill out the following form to be registered for DNOW 2020. Sign up and bring a friend!

REGISTER HERE

Medical release form 2020

UPWARD 2019 / 2020

Through the sport of basketball we seek to help kids develop both physically and spiritually. This is done through our Upward Basketball program. In October we have evaluations for our upcoming league. Our Upward Basketball season runs from December to February each year. Please follow our facebook page for upcoming info.

Upward Celebration Night Block Party

Monday February 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM

at the Pavilion on the Tanglefoot Trail

Life Action Summit

Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • 8:30 am – Early Worship Service
  • 9:45 am – Combined Sunday School
  • 11:00 am – Late Worship Service
    • Children will attend Happy Heart City (4yr. Olds – 1st Grade) or Base Camp (2nd Grade – 6th Grade)
    • Nursery will be provided for Babies – 3 yr. old
  • 6:30 pm – Evening Worship Service

Monday, October 7, 2019 – Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • 6:30 pm – Worship Service
    • Youth start in designated youth area
    • Parents should take their children directly to their clubs.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • 11:30 am – 1:00pm – True Woman’s Luncheon

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • NO SERVICES or ACTIVITIES

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 9:00am – 1:00pm – Home Life Cafe (Adults)
    • FLIP Sessions – (Students)
    • Happy Heart City & Base Camp EXPEDITION CREATION – (Children)
    • Nursery Care Provided

Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • 8:30 am – Early Worship Service
  • 9:45 am – Combined Sunday School
  • 11:00 am – Late Worship Service
    • Children will attend Happy Heart City (4yr. Olds – 1st Grade) or Base Camp (2nd Grade – 6th Grade)
    • Nursery will be provided for Babies – 3 yr. old
  • 6:30 pm – Evening Worship Service

Serve Teams 2019

Sunday Nights in August

4:30 – 5:00 pm – Worship & Pray Together

5:00 – 6:30 pm – Serve Our Community

6:30 – 7:15 pm – Meal & Share Time

(Nursery provided for 3yrs old & under,

4yrs. old – 6th grade must serve alongside their parent or guardian)

Call the office to Register

Service Team Descriptions

1. Door to Door Surveys – (John Mark)
Go visiting door to door in our community looking for opportunities to share the Gospel

2. Block Party – (Craig Farley)
Help plan & execute a block party in a specific area in our community.

3. Grocery Bag Loading (David Hamilton)
Serve others by loading their groceries into their cars while looking for opportunities to share your faith & pray for others.

4. Laundry Mat (Nathan Mooneyham)
Take coins & pay for someone’s laundry. Use the opportunity to meet someone you don’t know in our community.

5. Missions Trailer (Drake Merritt)
Go do some yard work & minor repair in homes around the city.

6. $1 Carwash (Ryan Moorman)
Wash a car, give them a $1 & share the Good News! This is a great service project for families with young kids.

7. Letter Writing (Mary Margaret Ferguson)
Encourage a homebound member or contact someone that hasn’t been to church in the last few months.

8. Prayer Team (Allen Maxey)
Join others in the Sanctuary to pray for the teams that our out and pray for revival in Pontotoc

9. Kitchen Crew (Jennifer Quarles & Lori Campbell)
Prepare and serve our teams each night. Everyone will come together to fellowship and celebrate what God did that night.

REGISTER HERE