Creative Kindness with a Loaf of Bread

We are challenging you to use a loaf of bread to show kindness to someone! Here are some ideas of who you can serve and how you can serve them with your loaf of bread. Don’t forget to snap a pic of your creative kindness and share it using #WFCLV on your social media!

People you can serve:

  • a family in need

  • widows or widowers

  • homeless or underserved

  • sports team or class

  • co-workers

  • neighbors

  • friends of your kids

Ways you can serve:

  • make garlic bread

  • make croutons for a salad

  • make bread pudding

  • make sandwiches

  • make french toast

  • make an energy boosting breakfast toast

Exciting change coming for WSM!

Hey Westside!

        WSM with support from our staff and leaders is rolling out a change in programming for you and your teen! Starting Sept. 16th we will no longer be having our traditional Sunday services and will instead be moving to a Wed and Sun night model.

       theLoft on Wed will be geared towards building relationships and reaching more students where you live, study, and play. It will allow for a greater reach in Leavenworth County as we move toward reaching students who are far from God.
       Sunday night small groups will be focused directly on discipleship in an intentional way as well as developing your teen's character and calling on their life. 

With these changes we believe we can help your teen discover their identity in Jesus as they love Him, become more like Him, and share Him with others. We want to unlock your teen's God-given potential as they take their next steps in following Him.

Thank you Westside!

Caleb Klinger
WFC Leavenworth

Ways to Use Your Loaf of Bread

In today's service we are challenging you to use a loaf of bread to listen to someone, eat with someone, or serve someone. 

Here are some ideas to help you use your loaf of bread or creatively come up with your own way to engage in building a relationship with someone.

Share your story of how you used your bread.


Invite people over for sandwiches or a meal or take a co-worker lunch at work and eat with them.

  • Make grilled cheese sandwiches 
  • Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (consider allergies)
  • “Unleash the power of toast”—B.L.T's can make a great food to share.
  • Make croutons for a salad.
  • Make bread pudding
  • Use a rolling pin to flatten the bread (remove the crust) and use it as a pastry skin with delicious fillings

Use it to listen.

  • Invite a family to feed the birds
  • Take neighborhood kids down to the neighborhood pond to feed the fish.

Serve someone.

  • Make sandwiches for a family who recently had surgery or a new baby.
  • Challenge friends and neighbors to give away a loaf
  • Set up a table to give out sandwiches

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.

Easter Food Drive (2 tons in 2018)

Food Drive | During All Easter Services

Last year, Westsiders brought over 1 ton of food. This year, we want to bring 2 tons of food to fill local food banks in Leavenworth & Lansing. 

Bring as many of the following items when you join us on Easter:

  • Boxed Dinners (Mac & Cheese, Pastas, Rice) 
  • Pasta Sauce,
  • Ravioli,
  • Peanut Butter,
  • Canned Tuna,
  • Soups,
  • Cereals,
  • Pancake Mix,
  • Syrup, 
  • Healthy Snacks.

Easter Services

March 31: 5:00 & 6:30pm
April 1: 8:15, 9:30, & 11:00am

KiDS services for ages 6 weeks to 5th grade.

Visiting us on Easter? Register your child for check-in here.


2018 Goal Impact Trip - Ukraine

Join us on our FIRST Global Impact Trip at WFCLV! Our mission on this trip will be to serve orphans and at-risk children and partner with Jeremiah's Hope in Kolentsi, Ukraine.

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This trip will cost around 1500 dollars total. Exact prices will be determined once the team is established. A non-refundable $500 deposit is required with this application and will apply to the total trip cost.

Please fill out the form below and submit by March 21st, 2018.  Your $500 deposit, as well as all other payments, can be made online, by cash or by check.  Please make sure that you select one of the payment options at the end of the form.  Once selected you can choose to pay online or later by cash or check.

If you have additional questions before you register contact Caleb Klinger @ or 9135650704


Introducing Our new Grade School Director

I am excited to introduce you to our new KiDS Grade School Director, Trina Knight! Trina will be leading our KiDS ministry to your KiDS in 1st through 5th Grades.

First, and foremost, Trina would want you to know that she unashamedly LOVES JESUS! She, and her amazing husband, Nick, have five super cool kiddos: Abram, Jonah, Bo, Zec, and Josephine. As you can see, family is a big deal for her.

She has been leading in children's ministries since 2002. Her passion is to glorify God by teaching KiDS how to discover Jesus through scripture and encouraging them to trust in and follow Him. She has a background in Early Childhood Education with many experiences in administration, coaching girl’s sports, and she has lead a Bible Study Fellowship since 2013.

Trina's favorite things are hearts, pearls, popped collars and grace. She aspires to be the Proverbs 31 woman. She has run two half marathons—and she adds "at a moderate pace." She loves people, Jesus, and laughing! In her free time, she'll clean their house, read, play in the backyard and attend bible studies.

If you would like to join us in building strong families by serving twice a month, or more, in our KiDS ministry, please let us know here.

Introducing our new Early Childhood Director, Rebecca Ruble


We are excited to introduce you to our new Early Childhood Director, Rebecca Ruble! She will be overseeing our KiDS ministry to KiDS in Kindergarten and under. Her passion for building strong families led her to get her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Park University.  She is also a Registered Behavior Technician. Her educational background and her passion for Jesus will be influential in equipping and inspiring parents to lead in a KiDS classroom.

Rebecca and her husband, Milt, have been members of Westside Family Church since 2011.  Before joining our efforts to launch Westside Leavenworth in January 2016, her family attended the Westside Family Church Speedway Campus.

Rebecca and Milt have two adult children, Emily and Isaac, and in June 2016 they adopted Jacob—who had been in their home since May 2014. 

Rebecca enjoys reading, working out, and eating healthy.

I know you will enjoy getting to know her more and that you will be greatly encouraged and blessed as she leads us in building stronger families.

Please feel free to contact Rebecca at

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!