Westside Grows Campaign
A visible, accessible and functional building is our answer to Christ's invitation to: "Love your neighbour"
In early 2015, Westside Church formed a building development committee to look at a variety of options the congregation faced in regards to the building structure. The committee along with an architect firm came up with some drawings to renovate the existing building to meet our needs. Our needs included accessibility to all gathering spaces, washrooms and nursery, a multi-use sanctuary, an enhanced kitchen and a rejuvenated exterior. The congregation voted in favour of these drawings.
In order to make these drawings a reality, Westside has committed to a undertake a capital campaign to raise funds. While the main objective is to raise money for our renovation, this journey is also being launched to ignite spiritually growth in our congregation and surrounding areas.
The campaign began in the fall of 2017 with a round of home visits, a 12 hour prayer vigil and an all church banquet. Many wonderful moments of fellowship were experienced at these events. On September 23, 2018 the congregation celebrated reaching $130,000! There was pizza, cake, balloons and tons of fun!
In November of 2018 the second round of home visits, prayer vigil and banquet occurred. Please see the photos (PDF's) below for just a peek at all the enjoyment that has been had!
Throughout the summer of 2019, we asked the congregation to consider taking home a Westside Grows coin bank and collect any coins or bills they could spare. In September we collected the banks back and were thrilled to count up over $2,500. What a wonderful surprise and gift that was towards the campaign!
We also finished our third round of home visits, the prayer vigil and the all church banquet. At the end of the banquet, the coin boxes were redistributed. If you would like a coin bank for yourself, please contact one of the follow-up committee members.
We finished out the 2019 year with a givings total (for the whole campaign to date) of $362,498. With our remaining commitments, we are looking at raising over $400,000.
The Follow-Up Committee is now gearing up for the final year of this current campaign. Please check back with us soon to hear what is going on!
While all this has taken place the Stage 2 Building Committee has been working behind the scenes to make the building project a reality.
Please take a browse through our Westside Grows Newletters below for more information! If you have any questions or concerns regarding the campaign, please contact Jennifer Bowman at Jennifer.L.Bowman35@gmail.com.