Sep
22
to Nov 17

Discover Christianity

 
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DISCOVER CHRISTIANITY

One of the biggest barriers to people's faith is when they have big, honest questions about big topics - and never get a safe, honest place to dialogue about those questions.

We know what that's like, and want to provide a super casual space for you to have an honest-to-God conversation with some super-chill WestGate Church pastors who will honestly listen to your questions.

We'll dialogue about any topic you want, whether it's religion, history, God, the Bible, Jesus, science, evolution, politics, whatever.  We might not have all the answers, but we hopefully can make some progress.  


 

ONGOING

Click below to start the process

 
 
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Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

KidzTown LIVE!

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KIDZTOWN LIVE!

KidzTown LIVE is an exciting monthly event for families with kids ages K-3rd grade. Join other families for a night of dining and entertainment. This event is not only fun but also gives you some practical tips for continuing faith-building conversations at home.

Dinner is free for all families with children in K-3rd grade. Invite your friends, too. You don't want to miss this! Please RSVP by Monday, October 1.

 

 

OCT 3

5:30 – 7pm

SARATOGA WORSHIP CENTER

 
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Oct
7
8:00 AM08:00

Newcomers Reception

 
 

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

Are you new (or kinda new) to WestGate? We’d love to get to meet you! You’re invited to our Newcomers Reception, a super-informal and fun place where you can meet some of the WestGate staff, ask any questions you have and snack on some snacky-snacks. 

OCT 7

SARATOGA CAMPUS

10:45 am
(immediately after the 9:30 am Sunday morning service in the Gym. Join us for a 29-minute party with our WestGate staff and team members)


OCT 7

SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS

12:30 pm
Join us in the Lounge immediately after the 11:15 am Sunday service. We'll have snacks and you can meet our Campus Pastor, Andy Gridley, and other South Hills staff.


SUNNYVALE CAMPUS

Come join us after the 5:00 pm  service in the lobby on the first Sunday of each month for our pot luck dinner. Meet our Campus Pastor, Corinna Girard, and other Sunnyvale staff.
 

 
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Beautiful Day Info Night
Oct
9
to Oct 11

Beautiful Day Info Night

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BEAUTIFUL DAY INFO NIGHT

Come find out how you - yes you! - could help make Beautiful Day 2019 a runaway success.  Last year, more than 2,600 people gave 10,000 volunteer hours at 16 different service projects to serve the underserved in our city.  Find out how you can help. You’ll be the first to hear about our newest projects, have a chance to ask questions, meet the Beautiful Day team, and see if this is something that you want to do.  

Plus, there’s free childcare provided.



 

Beautiful Day is the time where we take church out into the community.  Our goal is to inspire an army of volunteers and – together – to love our city well and in the process, show the Bay Area a little bit more about what Jesus is really like. 

TUESDAY, OCT 9

SARATOGA THEATER

 
 
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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Explore the Bible

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SAT OCT 20
9–11:30pm
EXPLORE THE BIBLE

Ninety percent of Americans own a copy of the Bible, and while it's the most widely read book in the world, it's also the least understood.  

This lab is for folks who have questions about the Bible (or are skeptical of the Bible) and have been looking for a place to ask them.

It’s also perfect for people who are new to the faith or are just interested in a fun and intellectually-engaging crash course in the major ideas, themes and characters of this vast book.  By the end, you’ll have gained a more cohesive understanding of the Bible and will be able to navigate this ancient and important book.


 

SAT OCT 20
Saratoga Theatre

9–11:30am

 
 
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Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Pumpkin Palooza

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PUMPKIN PALOOZA

Fall is FINALLY here, and we thought we’d throw a huge PARTY for our neighbors!

It’s a little something we like to call PUMPKIN PALOOZA, which in WestGate lingo means FREE food, bounce houses, music, prizes, and more. The only thing more fun would be jumping in a huge pile of leaves.

To join in the fun and make this awesome event happen, click the link to volunteer.

Saturday, October 27
11am - 2pm


WestGate Church
South HIlls Campus

 
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Discover WestGate
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Discover WestGate

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DISCOVER WESTGATE

If you’re new to WestGate Church and want to learn more about our community, this is the place to start. Discover WestGate is your chance to hear about our culture and values, enjoy a free meal, meet some great people, and hear from our lead pastor Steve Clifford. Did we mention there's free lunch?  Oh, yeah and childcare is included!

OCT 28

1 - 3 PM

SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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Nov
3
to Nov 4

Baptism

 
 

BAPTISM

For literally hundreds of years, followers of Jesus have made public declarations that they are “all in” with Jesus in a ceremony called “Baptism.”  Baptism is a public declaration of faith done by a believer in the presence of a local group of Christians. Here’s some information about what Baptism is, and what it isn’t:

Baptism was a nearly universal practice in the early church.
It was not only something Jesus Himself did, but something that He called His followers to do.

Baptism was a formal response to the Gospel. 
It was not done accidentally, or haphazardly. People who were baptized usually were questioned and responded with an answer to ensure they clearly understood they were making a formal stand to identify with Jesus and claim and proclaim Him as their Messiah. It was an important aspect of the salvation process (Repent and be baptized. – Acts 2:38)

Baptism was a personal response to the Gospel.
This means that it was a personal decision made by an individual, not by a tribe or family or nation. Infants, because they cannot make decisions, were not baptized.

Baptism was communal.
The result of Baptism was reception into and identification with this new community that followed Jesus. Baptism signified communion with Jesus, and therefore, with all His followers.

Baptism is a sacrament.
A sacrament is a symbolic religious activity that physically points to an invisible reality. In this case, the cleansing of a person’s physical body with water represents the cleansing of that person from sin by the miraculous power of Jesus’ sacrifice. The person going under the water is a symbolic representation of the death of their old self. Emerging from the water symbolizes the resurrection, through the power of Jesus, into new and eternal life.

It was the new mark of God’s Covenant People.
There is a link between Baptism (and the New Covenant of Jesus) and the mark of God’s old covenant with the people of Israel. Similar to the old mark, Baptism can also serve as a signpost that helps people distinguish who God has called and chosen into His beloved community, though the real signpost is the presence of the Holy Spirit.

If you’re “all in” with Jesus, and would like to be baptized, you can sign up here.

NOV 3

SARATOGA CAMPUS

NOV 4

ALL CAMPUSES

 
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Six40 Life
Sep
19
to Sep 24

Six40 Life

 
 

SIX40 LIFE

Building upon the foundation that is Discover WestGate, Six40 Life is an interactive lab led by our WestGate Church staff designed to help you understand more about the heart of our culture—why we exist and what we think Jesus wants to do through us.

We examine what it means to become more like Jesus—to be Six40 Disciples—right here and right now in this church and city.  During this time, we dive into what we call "the three loves" that are articulated by Jesus as being the highest calling of humanity.

To love God.
Love one another, and
Love our neighbor.

 

Six40 Life
 

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
SARATOGA CAMPUS

Sep. 19 – Nov. 14
6:45 – 8:15pm 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS
SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS

Sep. 16 – Nov. 11
1 – 2:30pm 

 
 
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Sep
10
to Sep 24

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

 
 

EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY CLASS

What if….emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable. What if it is simply not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature?

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and Relationship Skills 2.0 are two 9-week courses which can be taken in order or individually. Their goal is to equip people to deal with the frustrations of life, the busyness of life, and the overwhelming nature of life and give people simple and practical tools to connect with God and live out an emotionally-healthy spiritual life.

The EH Spirituality Course:

  • directly addresses the reality that emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable. It is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.

  • equips people to develop a personal, first-hand relationship with Jesus by incorporating stillness, silence and Scripture as daily life rhythms.

The EH Spirituality Course moves people through 8 powerful life changing sessions:

  • The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality

  • Know Yourself That You May Know God

  • Going Back in Order to Go Forward

  • Journey Through the Wall

  • Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief and Loss

  • Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath

  • Grow Into an Emotionally Healthy Adult

  • Go the Next Step to Develop a “Rule of Life”

    In the process, the goal is to know yourself better so that you might know God better.

 

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality:

Mondays
SEP 10 – NOV 05

 

Relationship Skills 2.0:

Thursdays
SEP 13– NOV 08

 
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Beach Baptisms
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Beach Baptisms

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IT'S TIME TO PARTY

It’s time to celebrate!

Join us as ALL FOUR WestGate Church campuses come together for one giant Beach Party.  

Sure, there will be sun and fun, but it will also be a time where we’ll celebrate folks who have made a decision to follow Jesus.  And they’ll get baptized right there on the beach.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Bring your own picnic (and maybe even bring a little extra to share).

CAN I GET BAPTIZED, TOO?

If you’d like to get baptized, you can sign up by clicking the button to the right.

WAIT.  ISN'T PARKING IN SANTA CRUZ A NIGHTMARE?

It can be, but if you’d like hassle-free parking, WestGate Church will be providing a free shuttle service from the parking lot of Santa Cruz Bible Church - starting at 2:45pm.

 

 

AUG 26

3pm - 6pm

Seabright Beach

 
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Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Public Faith Forum :: RACE

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PUBLIC FAITH FORUM :: RACE

There's no issue more controversial, or liable to cause arguments, than the topic of race.  A person's race is often tied to their culture, their heritage, their family, their family's history, their identity and their sense of personhood - so when someone dismisses (or even *seems* to dismiss) your race, it can feel like an assault on your personhood. 

When local Bay Area Pastor Bryan Loritts wrote an op-ed piece in Christianity Today about how he felt like an outsider as a black man in the predominantly white American church, he received an overwhelming response of more than one million views and sparked a provocative national conversation about what it means to be a person of color AND a Christian in the United States.

Join us for our third PUBLIC FAITH FORUM as we discuss the charged topic of race.

Bryan Loritts will be by to discuss insights from his new book Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope For Us All, where he dives deeper into what it's like to be a person of color in predominantly white evangelical spaces today and offers helpful wisdom on where we go from here.

Drawing on insightful snapshots through history, eye-opening personal experiences, and Biblical exposition, Loritts awakens both our minds and hearts to the painful reality of racial divides as well as the hope of forgiveness.

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As Loritts writes, "It is impossible to do theology devoid of cultural lenses and expressions. Like an American unaware of their own accent, most whites are unaware of the ethnic theological accent they carry." 

Provocative.  Right?  

During the evening, we'll talk about the "accents" we carry.  We'll also have a panel of pastors and leaders from WestGate Church of various ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds share their stories and insights.  The panel will also field questions from people who have written in their earnest questions. 

The goal of the evening is to create space where people of faith can explore deep and important issues together with Biblical wisdom, nuance, candor and practical action steps from a panel of thoughtful and knowledgeable people.

We hope to all learn the art of listening to stories unlike our own, identify the problems and pitfalls that keep Sunday morning segregated, and participate in an active movement with God toward a holy vision of what Dietrich Bonhoeffer calls "life together."

Join us for our third PUBLIC FAITH FORUM.
 

AUG 23

Dinner at 6:00pm

Forum - 7-8:30pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS

 

 
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Club 45 Pool Party
Aug
19
1:30 PM13:30

Club 45 Pool Party

 
 

CLUB 45 SUMMER POOL PARTY

Join us for some fun in the sun! Bring the whole family and have a good time with other Club 45 friends!
We will provide drinks and hot dogs, but please bring a side dish or dessert to share. There will be a brief informational time for parents to learn about upcoming events, and then it's time to hangout poolside, eat some delicious food, and swim! Have your Club 45 student bring a friend, if they'd like. All are welcome!  

 

AUG 19
1:30-4:30pm

Church on the Hill
500 Sands Dr  San Jose, CA 95125

 
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Aug
12
to Aug 13

Celebrate Mission 2018

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CELEBRATE MISSION 2018

Every year, we pause during our Compassion Immersion sermon series in August and celebrate the incredible things that happened for each of our Global Outreach (GO Teams) in the previous year. 

Join us as we celebrate missions and our missionaries for our Celebrate Mission 2018 dinner, held at the WestGate Saratoga Campus Theater. You will hear reports from each of our various missions teams as well as great stories and encouragements from several of our Global Missionaries.

This year, we also have special guests including Tom Randall (who serves in the Philippines) and Jon and Angela Condie (who serve at a medical hospital in the Middle East) and others who will share their unique stories and perspectives about global missions. 

Free Dinner and Child Care for infants through Kindergarten is provided, but everyone must RSVP by clicking the button to the right.

AUG 12

6:30-8:30pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS THEATER

 

 
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Aug
12
11:30 AM11:30

Voluntour

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VOLUNTOUR

Have you been thinking about joining a volunteer team at WestGate Church but aren't sure where to serve or how to get started? Well here's your chance to test-drive some of our ministries by signing up for our next Voluntour.

You'll have the opportunity to see ministries in action and talk to some nice folks who are already serving and then see which one is a fit for you.

 

AUG 12

11:30am-12:15pm
SARATOGA CAMPUS (Meet in the Gym)
SOUTH HILLS (Meet by Piano in Lobby)
 

 
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Aug
11
5:30 PM17:30

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FOOD TRUCK SATURDAY

What do Saturday night services at the Saratoga Campus have that the Sunday morning services don't?

SPACE!
Also, FOOD TRUCKS!!!

We're encouraging folks (who are able) to make the move to Saturday night. We will have food trucks after each service. Tacos, pulled pork, chicken, and rice bowls.

It’s going to be amazing.

So come out Saturday night, August 11th.

*(Oh, yeah, and bring cash!)

SAT AUG 11

5:30-8:30pm
SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Preschool Movie Night

 
 
 

Preschool Movie Night


Attention, parents of preschoolers! Come to our end-of-summer Preschool Movie Night.  

Hop on your surfboard and catch a wave to the end of summer in style! Come on over to the Saratoga campus for a preschool luau! We will enjoy a potluck dinner, a family craft, a photo booth, and a fun Veggie Tales movie! Don't forget your grass skirts and leis to enjoy “surf,” sun, and family fun!  

How to join the awesome, low-stress fun

  • RSVP to come (click on the button to the right)
  • Come to the Saratoga Gym at 5pm on August 10th
  • Bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner
 

AUG 10


5-7pm
Saratoga Campus

 
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Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

Family Night

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FAMILY NIGHT

We can’t believe the start of school is just around the corner! So let us help you end summer on a high note with a fun night to come together as  a family, play some games with some other really cool families, and then have some mocktails while your kids watch a movie. Not to mention the yummy, FREE pizza dinner!

For families with children entering kinder–5th grade this fall—younger siblings are welcome!
 

AUG 3

5:30-7:00 pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Pizza + Praise Night

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PIZZA + PRAISE NIGHT

"Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, the nourishment of the mind with His truth, the purifying of the imagination of His beauty, the opening of the heart to His love, the surrender of the will to His purpose."   — William Temple

Join us and our worship teams as we gather together for a meal, and then spend some time together in prayer and worship. This will be a time for community to come together as one, combining all age groups and campuses.

JULY 30

6:30-8:30pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS
 

 
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Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Respite

 
 

RESPITE

Respite is a time when parents or caregivers of children with special needs can drop their kids off so they have a few kid-free hours to rest and recuperate.  

During that time, folks who have a heart to spend time with children with special needs hang out, play games, and do fun activities with the kids.

We need volunteers to help at the next Respite, Saturday, July 28, from 8:15am-1:15pm, at the Saratoga Campus. Training and a light breakfast are provided for those who volunteer.

Families with a child with special needs may email Sarah Burlini for more info or to sign up.

 

SAT, JUL 28

SARATOGA CAMPUS

Event is 9am-1pm

Volunteers needed 8:15am - 1:15pm


 
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Jul
28
to Aug 1

Back to School Drive 2018Hin

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BACK2SCHOOL DRIVE

This past spring, WestGate Church's School Impact Team met with the teachers and principals of 10 different school campuses (including every school in the Moreland School District) to ask how our church could help support the teachers and staff of those schools.

In every single case, the teachers asked for help providing school supplies for their students.  With few exceptions, state law now prohibits schools from charging fees for classroom items and activities and from requiring students to bring materials needed for school - so teachers and schools often end up buying these supplies from their own pockets.

But it's not just school supplies.  Many teachers and principles said they'd love to have Payless Shoe store gift cards - so that kids who come to school without good shoes can get new ones.

Regardless, we now have an official list that educators and principals have said are the actual things they need.

So here’s our chance to step up and really help some underserved and under-resourced kids in our city.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

DONATE SUPPLIES TO ANY WESTGATE CHURCH CAMPUS ON JULY 28-29

  1. Go to the official list below.
  2. Buy things.
  3. Drop off these items at the donation station in the lobby on the weekend of July 27-28 at ANY CAMPUS. 

DONATE FINANCIALLY

Let us do the shopping for you.  If you don't have time, or will be out of town during the weekend of the donation collection, you can give financially right now.  Just text WGSARATOGA to the number 77977 and select "BACK2SCHOOL" from the drop-down menu.

DONATE YOUR TIME

Join us Wednesday, August 1st from 10am-1pm for our "Pack Day.”  We’ll be putting all the backpacks together for the schools in the Saratoga Gym.  Bring your kids - they will have a great time serving!

JOIN THE SCHOOL IMPACT TEAM

If you want to be part of a team that seeks to serve and support the teachers and staff at local public schools, email Faith Hines for more information.
 


OFFICIAL LIST

Black Jansport Backpack       $36.00    
When polled, we found that this simple black Jansport backpacks are preferred by schools and students.  This brand is well-made and has durability to take a beating and still last throughout the year.

Ear buds        $10.00    
All of the schools, in the Moreland School District have access to in-classroom technology and require students to have earbuds (3-5th grade) or head phones (TK-2nd grade).

Head Phones    $20.00    
All of the schools, in the Moreland School District have access to in-classroom technology and require students to have earbuds (3-5th grade) or head phones (TK-2nd grade).

Crayola Washable Broadtip Markers        $3.00    
These were the specific type of marker preferred by teachers because no other kid-focused marker brand seems to match the quality of Crayola.  The tips taking a beating, and they last a long time. 

Crayola Washable Finetip Markers     $3.00    
See above...

Expo Dry Erase Markers (Black Fine Tip)        $5.00    
These are used daily by teachers and students in nearly every classroom.  

Expo Dry Erase Markers (Multi Color Fine Tip)      $5.00    
These are used daily by teachers and students in nearly every classroom.  

Unscented Baby Wipes (6 pack)       $13.00    
Schools are not allowed to use Clorox wipes or hand-santizer any longer but these wipes help keep little hands and shared surfaces clean and sanitized.

Printer Paper (Multi Color)       $7.00    
Becasue white paper is BORING!

Target Gift Card      $25-$100    
When asked, the typical teacher in the Moreland School District said that he/she spends at least $500 a year (out of their own pocket) on classroom supplies.  These gift cards will help teachers buy the specific supplies they need for their students

Payless ShoeSource Gift Card    $25.00    
Remember the feeling of new school shoes? We want all kids to have that same feeling, regardless of their financial ability.

 

 

DONATE SUPPLIES
All campuses
July 28 - July 29

 

PACK DAY
WED Aug. 1
10am-12pm
-or-
12pm-2pm

 
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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Moana Family Movie Night

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

This summer, WestGate Church is going to transform the parking lot of our South Hills Campus into the largest outdoor movie theatre in all of San Jose for a family movie night.  

We’ll be showing the hilarious and family-friendly Disney animated movie MOANA. 

We're not saying there's going to be a spontaneous audience sing-along, but we're not saying there WON'T be.

What can we say except, "You're Welcome."

Using our state-of-the-art 12-quadrillion-lumen giant outdoor projector and screen, and top-notch surround sound AV equipment, you’ll wonder if you’re actually inside a movie theatre.  Until you realize no, you’re actually *outside*.

This is perfect for the whole family.  

We’ll also have free:

  • Popcorn. 
  • Red Vines. 
  • Water.  
  • Lemonade.  
  • Fun inflatables.
  • Games and crafts for the kids.
  • Instructional Bollywood dancing for all ages!

DINNER OPTIONS:

You can bring your dinner, or if you'd like, we'll have Indian street food available for a small charge.

WHAT TO BRING:

Lawn chairs or blankets.  
     (NOTE: Recliners are welcome, but you'll have to unload it yourself)
Your friends and neighbors.
     (NOTE: This event is open to everyone)
 

 

JULY 27

SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS
7:00-9:30 pm
 

 
 
 
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Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck Saturday July

 
 

FOOD TRUCK SATURDAY

What do Saturday night services at the Saratoga Campus have that the Sunday morning services don't?

SPACE!
Also, FOOD TRUCKS!!!

We're encouraging folks (who are able) to make the move to Saturday night. We will have food trucks after each service. Tacos, pulled pork, chicken, and rice bowls.

It’s going to be amazing.

So come out Saturday night, July 14th.

*(Oh, yeah, and bring cash!)

SAT JULY 14

5:30-8:30pm
SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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Jul
9
to Jul 20

KIDZCAMP 2018

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KIDZCAMP - SHIPWRECKED

 
 

WestGate's Summer KidzCamp is for children entering Kindergarten through Fifth Grade in the Fall of 2018 (not for those entering transitional or junior kindergarten). Cost is $40 per child.

Our adventures on an uncharted island will help anchor your kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms. This hands-on, multi-sensory camp is bound to be the highlight of the summer!


VOLUNTEER

We hope to impact the lives of about 400 children over the two weeks of KidzCamp, and we'd love to have teams full of excited and engaged volunteers.

 

 

SARATOGA CAMPUS

JULY 9-13
9am-12pm

KidzCamp at the Saratoga Campus is FULL.

 

SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS

JULY 16-20
9am-12pm

KidzCamp at the South Hills Campus is FULL.

 
 
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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

PRESCHOOL FAMILY EXPERIENCE

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PRESCHOOL FAMILY EXPERIENCE

Join us for a special event created just for preschoolers and their families! It’s a free, one-hour event where you bring a bike or trike, go through the “Bikes and Trikes Wash Station,” make decorations and a license plate for your bike or trike, participate in a super fun parade, AND enjoy water play—all while learning that God's Word is with you wherever you go!

Be sure to wear a suit and bring a towel or change of clothes. You can even bring a picnic lunch for after the event and enjoy a family ride on the trail just down the street!

 

 

 

JUN 30

10-11am
SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS

 
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Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

Club45 Mini-Golf and Water Slides

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Club 45 Mini Golf and Waterslides

Bring the whole family to Emerald Hills Golfland and have fun with other Club 45 friends and families. Admission gets you 3 hours of unlimited water slides and golf (both adults and children). There is no charge if you want to just come and hang out. Each group of students must have an adult present.

 
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Jun
20
to Aug 28

Summer Labs

 

SUMMER LABS

Summer Labs are fun, interactive learning environments where we come together to learn, grow and deepen our understanding of God by examining a variety of important topics.

Summer Labs will be held on Wednesday nights from June - August at the Saratoga Campus.  Check the course list below for precise dates and times.  


MOVING FROM AN OKAY MARRIAGE TO A GREAT ONE

with Steve + Dana Clifford

Marriage is a glorious relationship.  But it's not always easy.  

Join Steve and Dana Clifford as they offer up a simple, yet powerfully helpful paradigm on how to view the health of your marriage, and how to take it to the next level.  Using their 35+ years of experience through the ups and downs of marriage, Steve and Dana will give practical steps that will help you understand how to put away the sharp objects and live in true harmony.  

During the three weeks, they'll cover the three "sides" of the marriage triangle:

Friendship :: the true joy that comes from companionship and being around each other

Commitment :: making one another the primary and most important human relationship in your life

Passion :: Sexual connection and physical intimacy

This lab is for folks - married or engaged  - who want to find a captivating vision for marriage, as well as gain practical instruction on how to move from having a marriage that's "okay" to one that is - by God's grace - truly vibrant.

DATES: AUG 8 :: AUG 15 :: AUG 22

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

 

DAVE RAMSEY'S LEGACY JOURNEY

led by Scott Pearring

The Legacy Journey is a biblically-based financial course taught by America's most trusted financial advisor, Dave Ramsey. The Legacy Journey will help you:

  • Develop maturity with finances -- and have a right relationship with and viewpoint of money from a Biblical standpoint
  • Have a Biblical plan for retirement, bringing peace and harmony to your marriage
  • Leave a lasting legacy of generosity for your family
  • Be encouraged with practical steps for living in the Bay Area
  • Determine "How much is too much?" to leave your children
  • Develop the proper Will & Estate Plan for your family
  • Find the balance between Joy & Sacrifice in your generosity
  • Be more intentional with your giving
  • Help WestGate Church move to becoming a more generous community of believers

Through a video curriculum, class discussions and personalized mentorship, this course will help you discover the keys to generational wealth and true generosity.

NOTE: For folks new to Dave Ramsey, the nonrefundable course fee is $95. If
you have a current FPU membership, online access will be free.

DATES:
JUN 20 :: JUN 27 :: BREAK JULY 4TH :: JUL 11 :: JUL 18 :: JUL 25 :: AUG 1    


D.E.S.I.G.N.

with Lisa Averill + Martin Woodrow

We believe that God has hardwired each of us to do good works.  And one of the greatest gifts of life is figuring out how God’s made us and then using those gifts. This class will help you understand yourself better so that you can better understand how to find real joy in the unique way God has made you.  During this lab, we’ll examine your unique:

  • Desires
  • Experiences
  • Spiritual gifts
  • Individual style and personality
  • Growth phase and
  • Natural talents.  

This class is perfect for folks who want to understand how God’s designed them and how God can use them to change their world.

DATES: JUL 18 :: JUL 25  :: AUG 1  :: AUG 8



PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC

with Mary Eschen

Do you wish that parenting came with a Field Manual?  This course walks through the acclaimed Love and Logic course, which features best practices on how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. This class - which features clear best practices and super-practical tips - will help you learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character.  Whether you’re a brand-new parent, or have teenagers, through this lab you’ll learn how to establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.

NOTE: This lab comes with a materials cost of $100 per person or $110 per couple. If you or your family cannot afford this, there are scholarships available.  Childcare costs are separate, and is $25 for one child for the course and $50 for two or more.

Early-bird discount -- $25 off if you register by June 13th! 

DATES:
JUN 20 :: JUN 27 :: BREAK JULY 4TH :: JUL 11 :: JUL 18 :: JUL 25 :: AUG 1  


SPIRITUAL PRACTICES FOR NOOBS

with Corinna Girard

Following Jesus isn't the easiest thing in the world.  For centuries, Christians have followed Jesus' instructions to help them connect to God.  But man, some of those practices are weird, and if we're honest, difficult.  

How do you pray?  Is it a script?  Does it work like a spell from Harry Potter?  And what about the Bible?  And what about silence?  How long should you be silent?  And what if your mind wanders, to, you know, old 90s hip-hop songs.

Join worship pastor Corinna Girard as she attempts to not only demystify those ancient practices like prayer, Scripture reading, silence and solitude - and helps you take practical steps to practice them and connect with God.  It'll be short on teaching, and heavy on practicing (and learning) together.

DATES:
JUL 18 :: JUL 25 :: AUG 1 :: AUG 8 :: AUG 15


FIT FOR THE CALLING

with Jennette Holzworth

Most women begin their health and fitness journey to “fix” something that’s “wrong” or “undesirable” about them. This approach doesn’t work from a physical standpoint, and in the faith realm it’s the exact opposite foot on which to begin.

In this six-week study we'll uncover what Christ says about our wellness and explore how to use it as a means to strengthen us for the calling each of us has been given. Included is a 6-week supplemental nutrition and exercise guidance program to help you take practical steps.

This is a class for ladies (of all fitness levels and ages) and through it, we'll help women create a healthy link between their physical and spiritual wellness.

DATES:
JUN 19 :: JUN 26 :: JUL 3 :: JUL 17 :: JUL 24  :: JUL 31



 

 

 
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KidzTown Summer Events

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SUMMER EVENTS AT KIDZTOWN

Want to know what's happening at WestGate Church for your kids this summer?  Here's a comprehensive list of all the cool stuff that we've got planned.  

As the events get closer, you'll be able to click on each event and find out more specific information, about times, cost, locations and other key details.

But for now, hey, save the dates!

 

KIDZTOWN SUMMER 2018 CALENDAR

June 15Family Night 5:30-7 pm (Saratoga Campus)

June 17-23Mount Hermon Summer Camp for Club 45

June 29Golfland for Club 45 (Emerald Hills Golfland) 1-4 pm

June 30Preschool Family Experience 10 am (South Hills Campus)

July 9-13Saratoga KidzCamp from 9:00am-12:00pm

July 16-20South Hills KidzCamp from 9:00am-12:00pm

Aug 3Family Night 5:30-7:00 pm (Saratoga Campus)

Aug 10 • Preschool Movie Night 5-7 pm (Saratoga Campus)

Aug 19Club 45 Pool Party 1:30 pm (Church on the Hill)


 

ALL SUMMER LONG

 

 
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Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck Saturday

 
 

FOOD TRUCK SATURDAY

What do Saturday night services at the Saratoga Campus have that the Sunday morning services don't?

SPACE!
Also, FOOD TRUCKS!!!

We're encouraging folks (who are able) to make the move to Saturday night. We will have food trucks after each service. Tacos, pulled pork, chicken, and rice bowls.

It’s going to be amazing.

So come out Saturday night, June 9.

*(Oh, yeah, and bring cash!)

SAT JUN 9

5:30-8:30pm
SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Blood Drive

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BLOOD DRIVE

About every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. That means, in the time it’s taken you to read this, someone has needed blood.  

But although nearly half of people are able to donate blood, only about 5 percent actually do.  This can result in blood shortages for hospitals.

WestGate Church is partnering with the Stanford Blood Center - which provides blood products to four local hospitals and is a recognized leader in the field of transfusion medicine - to ensure that our local bank of available blood and blood types can provide life-saving transfusions to patients in need.

Give blood.  You could literally save a life.

 

FUN BLOOD FACTS:
DID YOU KNOW...

  • Blood is a living tissue composed of blood cells suspended in plasma.
  • The cellular elements -- red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets -- make up about 45 percent of the volume of whole blood. Plasma (which is 92 percent water) makes up the remaining 55 percent.
  • Blood accounts for approximately 7 percent of a person’s weight.
  • An average sized adult male has about 12 pints of blood.
  • An average sized adult woman has about 9 pints of blood.
  • When you donate blood, your body immediately begins replacing the donated blood volume, so you can safely donate as often as 6 times a year.

 

JUN 09

11am - 5pm

SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS THEATER

NOTE: use WestGate's sponsor code of 2354

 
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Jun
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KidzTown Summer Volunteers 2018

 
 

KidzTown Summer Volunteers

How many kids (birth-5th grade) would you guess come to WestGate Church every single weekend?  If you guessed more than 600, then you win.  

And each week, more than 100 volunteers across all our campuses help provide a fun, safe, and creative environment where WestGate Church's kids can make friends and grow in their faith.

Every summer, we ask for folks to step in and give our school-year leaders a break.  Summer is a perfect time to volunteer and check out the Children's Ministry team.

By volunteering, you can use your gifts to strengthen and encourage our littlest ones and their families this summer.

We need volunteers in the following areas:

  • Nursery (6 weeks - 2 years)
  • Preschool (3-5 yrs.)                            
  • Elementary (Kinder - 3rd)
  • Club 45 (4th & 5th)
  • Special Needs Buddies
  • Lobby Hosts
     

SARATOGA CAMPUS
June – August

SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS
June – August

SUNNYVALE CAMPUS
June – August

 
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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Talk

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THE TALK 

Are you a parent of a teenager? 

Do you break into a cold sweat just thinking about having “the talk” with your kid? 

If so, let us help.

Join us for a Parent Recharge Night - which are designed to help and equip parents to be better parents. We are inviting our friends from RealOptions (who are professionals at this!) to guide parents of teenagers through how to talk to your teen about sex and relationships - and how God fits into all of it. 

We will have separate talks at two separate locations. 

  • Parents of kids grades K-5 will meet in the Theater
  • Parents of students grades 6-12 will meet in the Gym

Take the stress out of this difficult topic.

MAY 22

7-8:30pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS GYM (grades 6-12)

THEATER (grades K-5)

 
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Beautiful Day
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Beautiful Day

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BEAUTIFUL DAY


Online Registration for Beautiful Day 2018 has closed.

We are out preparing for Beautiful Day 2018!

As of April 25th, we are not able to make any changes to project registrations.

If you need to add or cancel a shift, please visit the Saratoga Registration Center on April 28 + 29 (located at 1735 Saratoga Ave, San Jose CA 95129) between the hours of 8am to 5pm.


 

Beautiful Day is the time where we take church out into the community.  Our goal is to inspire an army of volunteers and – together – to love our city well and in the process, show the Bay Area a little bit more about what Jesus is really like. 

APRIL 28 + 29

ALL CAMPUSES

 
 
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Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Club 45 Game Night

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Club 45 Game Night

A Club 45 Game Night is a super fun time for all 4th and 5th graders. We start with dinner then move into loads of silly, messy, and hilarious games that you can either participate in or just watch and cheer for. Everybody has a blast at our crazy Game Nights. You won't want to miss it!

Contact Liz with any questions.

APR 13

6:30-8:30pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS GYM

 
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Apr
8
11:15 AM11:15

Explore Christianity

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SUN APR 8 • 11:15am-12:30pm
EXPLORE CHRISTIANITY

One of the biggest barriers to people's faith is when they have big, honest questions about big topics - and never get a safe, honest place to dialogue about those questions.

We know what that's like, and want to provide a super casual space for you to have an honest-to-God conversation with some super-chill WestGate Church teachers who will honestly listen to your questions.

We'll dialogue about any topic you want, whether it's religion, history, God, the Bible, Jesus, science, evolution, politics, whatever.  We might not have all the answers, but we hopefully can make some progress.  


 

SUN APRIL 8
Saratoga Theatre

11:15am-12:30pm

 
 
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Mar
31
to Apr 1

Easter Volunteers 2018

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EASTER VOLUNTEERS

WestGate Church's Easter Services are the most attended services of the year, with hundreds of visitors coming onto our campus to hear the amazing, life-changing news about the Resurrection of Jesus.

We want to make sure these guests have a great experience.  

But it takes more than 350 volunteers to pull this off.

We need your help with parking, greeting folks, watching the kiddos, and serving our special jelly-filled donut holes.  

Get your bunny on, and help us make Easter extra special.  

 


NOTE ABOUT PARKING ON EASTER (SARATOGA CAMPUS)

To make room for our guests on Easter, we are asking folks who call WestGate their home to help.  If you are not attending a service with a guest, the best times to attend are Sunday morning at the 8am service and either of our Saturday night services.  For folks who are able, we also ask you to park offsite across Saratoga Avenue in the Lucky parking lot.

Also, if you are not bringing a guest on Easter, and if you can only attend on Sunday at 9:30am or 11:15am, please plan to go to one of our other venues in the Theater or Gym to make room for those visiting.

 

 
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Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Egg Hunt & B.Y.O. Family Picnic

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EGG HUNT & B.Y.O. FAMILY PICNIC

FREE fun for ALL ages! Including a good, old fashioned Egg Hunt!

Pack a lunch, pack your car with friends and family, and we'll do the rest! We are thrilled to invite you to our 'house' for fun with friends, and more candy than you can sneak at night without your kids knowing! 

Festivities start at 10am, Egg Hunt at 11am, and then stay after with your picnic lunch to enjoy friends old and new. This is a rain or shine event. 

We're looking forward to seeing you! Don't forget your Easter baskets!

MAR 31

10am-12pm

SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS

 
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EASTER 2018

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EASTER

For many people, Easter is mostly about the sweet joy that can only come from gnawing off the ears of a candy rabbit effigy.  Or those Reese's Peanut Butter eggs.  Or the delight of finding a weirdo who will take those black jelly beans off your hands.

But really, the story of Easter is a much bigger deal. 

So big, it actually changed human history.

Join us this Easter as we share the story of Jesus' resurrection. 

It's a story about ultimate hope that maybe Death doesn't have the final say. 

So join us.  We'll have great music, an inspiring teaching, jelly-filled donut holes and absolutely zero black jelly beans. 

We hope to see you there!


Saratoga Campus

 

 

GOOD FRIDAY MARCH 30

5:30 + 7pm

SATURDAY MARCH 31

4 + 5:30pm

SUNDAY APRIL 1

8 + 9:30 + 11:15am

Childcare available for Good Friday services for children ages Nursery - 5th grade.
Children's Programs available for all Easter services for children ages Nursery - 3rd grade.


South Hills +
Casa de Fe Campuses

 

 

GOOD FRIDAY MARCH 30

7pm

SUNDAY APRIL 1

9:30 + 11:15am

Childcare available for Good Friday services for children ages Nursery - 5th grade
Children's Programs available for all Easter services for children ages Nursery - 3rd grade.


Sunnyvale
Campus

 

SUNDAY APRIL 1

5pm

Good Friday Program.  Please join us at the Saratoga Campus for a celebration of Good Friday on March 30 at either 5:30 or 7:00pm. Childcare available for Good Friday services for children ages Nursery - 5th grade.

Children's Programs available for our Easter service for children ages Nursery - 3rd grade.

 

 
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