Advent Devotional

We begin a new series next week called, "Not A Storybook Christmas." We'd like for you and your family to celebrate the coming of Jesus by joining us in a Bible Devotional plan hosted by Youversion, the makers of the Bible App and

The reading plan includes questions to engage young children, too.

"The birth of Christ, His advent, marks God's ultimate plan for our redemption. In Christ, we see the fullest picture of God's hope, peace, joy and love. God's Word is the truth by which we know and walk with Him daily. It is our hope that this guide will encourage and facilitate personal time spent in the Word and provide a resource for families with children to do that together." (Plan Description created by 121 Church)

Advent Candles

Another tradition to celebrate the coming of Jesus (advent) is to light a candle on each Sunday, beginning Dec 3. You can do this with your family or by yourself. 

5 Candles are needed.

Week 1 - Hope
Week 2 - Peace
Week 3 - Joy
Week 4 - Love
Christmas Day - Jesus

Each week, the Bible Devotional Plan will look at each aspect Jesus brings when He came to be with us and be one of us.

Thanksgiving Offering


Thank you for your faithful generosity!

We are grateful for all who model generosity with their time and finances. We believe generosity flows out of our gratitude.

Every Thanksgiving weekend, we want to bring the best gift, above our regular giving, as a response of gratitude for Jesus' gift of salvation and provision for us.

For some, this year has been a season of abundance. We ask you to prayerfully consider what is your gift of gratitude.

For others, this year has been a season of scarcity. We ask you to prayerfully consider what is your gift of gratitude for God continuing to meet your daily needs.

We believe what scripture says:

6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:6–8 (NIV)

We believe our generosity will make an impact.

This year we will take everything given, whether online or in the service, on November 26 and give it away to our community.

We can't wait to see how God makes an impact through our obedient and grateful generosity.

New Options to Exit our Church Building 

In order to keep safety a priority, we want to reduce some of the congestion in our main hallway during our service transitions. Please feel free to use two exits after picking up your child.

The first exit is located directly across the bathrooms in the hallway. This will give you access to the East and North parking. 

The second exit is located on the North part of The Landing (where our grade schoolers meet).

Please give your Secure Pick Up tag to your child's leader and you can take your children out the best exit for you.

Thank you for making WFC a fun and safe place for families!

Reaching Families = KiDS Rooms Are Changing

We are grateful God is using our church community to impact more families. This means our in KiDS areas are growing!

We will be changing rooms in our Early Childhood Ministry to accommodate the influx of children. These changes will occur this Sunday, October 29.

  • Babies will move to Room 1 
  • Walkers will move to Room 5 
  • 2's will move to Room 6 
  • 3's will move to Room 3 
  • PreK will move to Room 4 
  • Kindergarten will move to Room 9 (Next to The Landing)

When you check-in your child, the tags will reflect these new changes.

WSM Family Service

WSM invites all the parents of our students to join us for a Sunday service in the Loft Sept 24th

We want to give you a chance to see what WSM is all about!

Join us in worship with our student worship band, meet the volunteers who are leading small groups and discussions, who are investing in students and equipping them for the future. 

Get signed up for email updates and connect with our various social media platforms to ensure you know EXACTLY what WSM is up to this year!

Make a Meaningful Impact: Provide Hygiene Packs

Bring Items on June 18 & 25

We are taking hygiene packs over to our One Life sponsored children in Wells Estate, South Africa on our WFC trip in July. You can make a meaningful impact by purchasing as many of the following and bringing them with you when you attend our services on June 18 & June 25.

  • Washcloths
  • Roll-on Deodorant
  • Travel Size Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Small Vaselines
  • Quart-Size Zip Lock Bags

Our One Life kids are underprivileged children who are orphaned or practically orphaned because their parents cannot care for their basic needs. One Life is a non-profit organization who Westside has supported since it's inception. We are grateful for their heart and vision for the children in South Africa, Thailand, Laos, & India. You can read more about them here

Begin With Prayer by Signing up for

1. Sign up for an account... Easy as 1,2,3.

  • Visit and fill out the form asking for your address.* Click “Continue to Step 2.”
  • Fill in your login information (name, email, account password, and church—”Westside Family Church Leavenworth.” Click “Continue to Step 3.”
  • Choose how many homes you want to adopt by praying for God to BLESS them. Select what days you would like to be emailed to be reminded to pray for them. Choose if you want to let others in our church know you are a light who is praying for your neighbors and if you want to be notified when someone new moves into your neighborhood. Accept the terms and conditions. Finish by clicking “Finish.”

2. Pray for the homes that are emailed to you.

You will receive an email with a small list of the homes in your neighborhood based on public record.  The email will include a suggested prayer you can pray for those homes. You will see two buttons to click to acknowledge you’ve prayed for those homes. 

3. Track how you are BLESSing those homes.

By logging into your dashboard at, you can track your progress as you are Beginning with prayer, Listening, Eating & Engaging, Serving, & Sharing God’s story with them. 

*Your personal information is not shared by or its parent ministry, Mapping Center for Evangelism & Church Growth, with any other institution. Residential information is strictly used to map neighbors from open public records in order to create neighborhood lists. No data collected on our site is shared or sold. The information provided in prayer lists is all public data and not collected from any private sources.

BLESS Groups

There are two ways to connect to a BLESS Group:

  1. Our list of groups can be found by clicking here. Just call or email the leader to ask any questions and let them know that you are coming. They really want you to contact them!
  2. During our services tomorrow, Sunday, May 21st, we will have a bulletin insert that you can look at the groups. You can then fill out a connect card and indicate which group you want to be a part of and the leader will contact you.

COLLEGE STUDENTS: Please note that there is a college BLESS Group for you to be a part of!!! If you are a student or you know a college student please share so that we can get our college students together this Summer.

If you have any questions please contact David at or (913) 981-3253. If you still want to lead a BLESS Group, just let David know!


Westside Student Ministry will be attending Super Summer Youth Camp this year! Located in Salina, KS; Super Summer is a 5-day youth camp for students who are going into 6th-12th grades. Super Summer is designed to be both an outreach and discipling event. Encourage your students to bring their friends!

Please click on the link for additional details regarding the camp.

Registration deadline is 7/2.

There will be a parent meeting on 7/9 from 12:15-2pm in the East Venue | WFC Lenexa


Help the City of Leavenworth meet its goal to pick up all the trash throughout the City in one day. Westside Leavenworth gets to clean up the big block that we are located on. Just come to the church building at 9 AM. We will have trash bags and gloves. With us all working together we should be done within a couple of hours (or less). See you Saturday! For those who registered we will have your T-Shirt! (No need to go to Leavenworth Elementary.)