Jun
2
to Sep 8

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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Jun
15
to Aug 19
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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 3 • Family Night 5:30-7:00 pm (Saratoga Campus)

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

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


 

ALL SUMMER LONG

 

 
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Jun
20
to Aug 22

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.  


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


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


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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Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Public Faith Forum :: WORK

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PUBLIC FAITH FORUM :: WORK

“There is a difference between efficiency and productivity and actually living a beautiful life of meaning and depth.” - Jon Tyson (Pastor in NYC)

The above quote might very well be the most unAmerican sentence you will read today. Believing this in our culture - especially the Silicon Valley - is akin to swimming upstream against the Mississippi River in flood season.

So what is a follower of Jesus to do?

Join us for our first PUBLIC FAITH FORUM.

We'll be exploring the question of how can a follower of Jesus - who also happens to find him or herself deeply embedded in the business world - live robustly and faithfully as a disciple of Jesus?  How can those in the marketplace navigate through the particular issues of the Silicon Valley business world?


PARTICULAR QUESTIONS THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED:

1. How can I fight against the temptation of workaholism?  There is literally someone waiting for my job who is willing to work 80 hours a week to take my job.  What do I do?

2. What do I do when I find myself under a manager that is incompetent?  What about a manager who is cruel, or unfair?

The goal of these PUBLIC FAITH FORUMS - which will be held the fourth Thursday of June, July and August - 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 experts.

The panel will give practical advice and share wisdom about these, and many other questions.  And there will be a time for discussion and anonymous Q&A from the audience.

JUNE 28

Dinner at 6:00pm

Forum - 7-8:30pm

SARATOGA 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
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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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

 

SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS

JULY 16-20
9am-12pm

 
 
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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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Aug
5
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. 

AUG 5

SARATOGA CAMPUS

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


AUG 5

SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS

4:00pm

New or kinda new to the South Hills Campus? Join us for dessert at the home of Andy Gridley, Campus Pastor. Hang out with Andy, some key South Hills staff, and others who are new or new-ish to WestGate South Hills. August 5 at 4:00pm. Andy’s address will be provided in the confirmation email you receive when you sign up.


SUNNYVALE CAMPUS

Come join us after the 5:00pm  service in the lobby on the first Sunday of each month for our pot luck dinner. There you can meet our Campus Pastor, David Kim, and our Worship Pastor, Corinna Girard.
 

 
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Discover WestGate
Aug
5
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!

AUG 5

1 - 4 PM

SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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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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Jun
15
5:30 PM17:30

Family Night

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FAMILY NIGHT

Let's kick off summer right with a fun night to come together as a family, learn about God, learn about each other, and meet some other really cool families. Not to mention the yummy FREE pizza dinner!!!

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

JUN 15

5:30-7:00 pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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Jun
9
to Jun 10

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 have never been baptized, you can sign up here.

JUN 9

SARATOGA CAMPUS

JUN 10

ALL CAMPUSES

 
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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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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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May
2
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.

This month, we'll be looking at HONESTY—choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.

Dinner is free for all families with children in K-3rd grade. Invite your friends, too. AND this last show of the school year features our famous 100-ft. ice cream sundae! You don't want to miss this! Please RSVP by Monday, April 30.

 

 

MAY 2

5:30 – 7pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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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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Six40 Life
Apr
15
to May 6

Six40 Life

 
 

SIX40 LIFE

Building upon the foundation that is Discover WestGate, Six40 Life is an interactive lab led by our WestGate staff designed to help you understand more about the heart of our culture—why we exist and what Jesus is doing through us. It is about deepening our awareness of what it means to actively follow and become more like Jesus—to be Six40 Disciples—right here and right now in this church and city.

 
 
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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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Mar
30
to Mar 31

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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Mar
27
to Mar 29

Walk With Jesus 2018

 
 

WALK WITH JESUS

Walk with Jesus is a powerful interactive experience for families with children in K-5th grade.

This self-guided tour covers the major events leading to the Cross.  Walk with Jesus is designed for families to help children understand the beauty and importance of the death and resurrection of Jesus.

NOTE: Because of the nature of the experience, please arrive 15 minutes before your slotted appointment time.

Childcare is available for children younger than kindergarten. 

MAR 27-29

SARATOGA KIDZTOWN

 
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Mar
24
5:00 PM17:00

Parent + Child Dedications Class

 
 

PARENT + CHILD DEDICATIONS

Dedications are a time for parents to commit before the church body the desire to raise their child according to God’s Word and ways, with the hope that one day their child will decide for him/herself to pursue God.

Please plan to attend the parent dedication class if you have not previously done so.

 

CLASS:
MAR 24  5PM

SARATOGA THEATER

ALL SERVICES: APR 21 + 22

ALL CAMPUSES

 
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Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Soul Care Event

 
 

WOMEN’S SOUL CARE EVENT

Easter is fast-approaching, and if we're not careful, we'll get lost in the busyness of Spring Break, Easter baskets and spring cleaning.  Easter can come and go without us even really noticing Jesus.

For centuries, Christians have used the time before Easter (called Lent) to attempt to focus on Jesus, His work, how lost we are (and would be!) without a Savior and what good news it is that we have One. 

We wanted to give the women of WestGate Church a time to pause, slow down and be refreshed with this Soul Care event.

The focus of this event is on Easter - it will help women prepare their mind and hearts for Resurrection Sunday.

Pricing:

$15 if you register before MAR 19
$7 per child for

MAR 24th 9am-11:30am

Saratoga Campus Theatre

Sign up by MAR 19th!

 
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Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00
HSM, JHM

Sprucing Up Day

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SPRUCE UP DAY

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.  

SO WE'RE GOING TO DO SOME SPRING CLEANING.

And it's WestGate Church, where we can make anything - even Spring Cleaning - super fun.

Come on out - get your bunny on - and help us make sure everything is in order for our extra-special guests who will be visiting with us on Easter.

 

MAR 17

SARATOGA CAMPUS

9am-Noon

 
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Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Go Trip Meeting #1

 
 

GO TRIP MEETING

Did you know that WestGate Church partners with and financially supports 38 missionaries  around the globe, as well as dozens of additional projects? 

Every year, WestGate has something called Go Trips where members of WestGate get a chance to visit and serve alongside some of our missionaries to get a first-hand glimpse of the amazing work that God is doing (through them and their organizations) around the world? 

This year, Go Trips include a chance to visit: 

  • orphanages in Mexico and Bolivia
  • well-building projects from Living Water International in El Salvador
  • a University in Haiti that's training next-gen national leaders
  • a ministry in Nepal that's working to reach some of most hard-to-access people groups (literally at the top of the world)

Come to our first meeting and see which trip is the right one for you and your family.   Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

GO TRIP MEETING # 1 

SAT MAR 10 :: 5-6:30pm

SARATOGA THEATER

 
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Mar
10
to Mar 11

Explore Christianty + The Bible

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SUN MARCH 11 • 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.  


SAT MARCH 10 • 9-11:30am
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 incredibly fun, interactive morning 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 better navigate this ancient and important book.
 

 

SUN MAR 11
Saratoga Theatre

11:15am-12:30pm

 

SAT MAR 10
Saratoga Theatre

9–11:30am

 
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Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Salto de Fe

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SALTO DE FE

Esta es una reunion de varones, super divertida, con la intención de compañerismo, un partido de baloncesto, una pequeña comidita y una enseñanza.  Si eres nuevo, esta es la perfecta oportunidad para conocerte.  

No te lo pierdas, te esperamos!!!  

Donde

De Anza Park
5400 Marquette Dr. San Jose, 95118

MAR 10

9:00 am

De Anza Park
5400 Marquette Dr. San Jose, 95118

 
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Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding and Loving Our Muslim Neighbor

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Understanding and Loving Our Muslim Neighbor

Today there is lots of confusion about Islam, what it is and what it isn't. Fears over immigration and refugees. Fears about terrorism often associated with Islam. We as Christians are called to love not hate our neighbors.  But in order to love someone, you have to understand their story.

This conference is a chance to explore a bit of the history of Islam and discuss ways Christians can and are leading the way toward peace.

The conference will feature several experts on Islam, some from Arab Christian backgrounds and others who were raised in Muslim families or in Muslim nations and later converted to Christianity.

Join us and invite friends for this conference that will not only inform you but challenge you to love your Muslim neighbor - and give you practical skills and tools for sharing Christ's love with our Muslim Neighbors and co-workers.

Confirmed Speakers:

Fouad Masri: Lebanese-born founder and president of the Crescent Project www.crescentproject.org

Safeeya: Kuwaiti-born MBB who works with native people in Kuwait to spead

Keivan Tehrani: Iranian MBB Global Compassion Pastor at WestGate Church

Mustafa: Iraqi MBB. Missionary and Tech Entrepreneur

MAR 3

9-2:30pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

Cena de Gala

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CENA DE GALA

Esta es una cena de parejas, una cena de gala, una noche inolvidable.  El Dr. Manuel Fernandez cons compartirá una lección bíblica sobre el hogar, el amor y la familia.  Le esperamos.  La cena es Gratis!!!

Cuidado de niños disponible. Costo $10 per familia

 

24 de Feb  5pm

CASA DE FE CAMPUS

 
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Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

Isreal Trip

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ISRAEL TRIP

This October 18-27, 2018 a group from WestGate Church will be traveling to Israel to not only see, but experience first-hand the geography and culture of the Bible.

This will include time in Jerusalem, Jericho, the Wailing Wall, the Garden of Gethsemane, and much more. Stand where Jesus stood, travel to the cities He travelled to, and experience the world of the earliest Christ followers. You’ll never read the Bible the same.

The cost is $1500 for the land/tour package and $2600 for the tour package + airfare.  The latter package includes:

  • Flights SFO / Tel Aviv / SFO
  • Transfer of arrival and departure
  • 6 full days with a guide, a seminary professor and WestGate Church pastor 
  • Tickets to historical places
  • Gratuities and tips for hotel porters and airport
  • 7 hotel nights with meals

NEXT STEPS

If you’re interested, or would like more information, come to our informational meeting.


 

ROUGH ITINERARY
(subject to change) 

10/18 - San Francisco / Tel Aviv
10/21 - Caesarea / Megiddo Nazareth / Capernaum
10/22 - Bethsaida / Banias-Cesarea de Filipo
10/23 - Baptisms in the Jordan River / Bet Shean / Siquen Well of Jacob / Jericho / Jerusalem
10/24 - Mount of Olives / Garden of Getsemani
10/25 - Western Wall / Temple of Herod / The Empty Tomb of Christ / Via Dolorosa
10/26 - Museum of the Holocaust / Qumran / Dead Sea / Shopping in Old Jerusalem
10/27 - Jerusalem / Tel Aviv / San Francisco
 

TO JOIN THE TRIP:

1. Contact Alannah Price at 408-414-3017 or Email aprice@westgatechurch.org to acquire a trip application.

2. Submit $350.00 as registration deposit (in the case of withdrawal, the value will not be refunded) with trip application.

3. Pay the total value of the trip by September 7, 2018 (payment schedule will be calculated at registration).

INFO MEETING
SAT, FEB 24
5pm
Saratoga Theatre

 
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Feb
14
to Mar 31

Lent

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LENT 2018

Lent refers to the 40 Days (Sundays excepted) before Easter where Christians attempt to focus their minds and hearts on Jesus, His work, how lost we are (and would be) without a Savior, and what Good News it is that we have one.

This year, to help folks out with Lent, we'll be having a book table in the lobby of all our campuses where we'll be passing out copies of The Journey to the Cross - a special Lent Devotional published by Christianity Today which features brief, daily devotionals from a diverse group of nationally-respected authors and thinkers.

The book costs $1 and we're asking people to donate, unless they can't.

If you'd like, you can also download a PDF of that CT devotional. It's pretty good, and we pray that it helps you connect with God during this season.
 

LENT SEASON
WED FEB. 14 (Ash Wednesday) - FRI MAR 29 (Good Friday).

 
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Feb
11
9:30 AM09:30

Go Trip Informational Meeting

 
 

GO TRIP MEETING

Did you know that WestGate Church partners with and financially supports 38 missionaries  around the globe, as well as dozens of additional projects? 

Every year, WestGate has something called Go Trips where members of WestGate get a chance to visit and serve alongside some of our missionaries to get a first-hand glimpse of the amazing work that God is doing (through them and their organizations) around the world? 

This year, Go Trips include a chance to visit: 

  • orphanages in Mexico and Bolivia
  • well-building projects from Living Water International in El Salvador
  • a University in Haiti that's training next-gen national leaders
  • a ministry in Nepal that's working to reach some of most hard-to-access people groups (literally at the top of the world)

Come to our first meeting and see which trip is the right one for you and your family.   Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

Saratoga Campus:

FEB 11 :: 1-2pm
KidzTown Building

South Hills Campus:

FEB 11 :: 9:30-10:30am
Main Lobby Lounge

Sunnyvale Campus:

FEB 11 :: 6:30-7:30pm
Main Lobby

 
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Feb
9
to Feb 10

IF: Gathering

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IF: GATHERING 2018

Join women from around the South Bay for this two-day simulcast gathering filled with inspiring live worship, amazing speakers and time to wrestle with questions of faith.

IF: GATHERING San Jose's vision is for local Bay Area churches to come together to worship, pray, and learn.

IF:GATHERING exists to gather, equip, and unleash this generation of women to live out their calling. This global community desires to create a pure, honest space to wrestle with the essential question: if God is real, then what?

Join our local community at facebook.com/ifSanJose

 

LOCATION:
Calvary Church Los Gatos

FEB 9
6-10pm

FEB 10 9am-1pm

 
 
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Feb
4
3:30 PM15:30

Sunnyvale Campus Super Bowl Party

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Super Bowl Party

Wondering what to do for the Super Bowl?  Wonder no more.

WestGate Church's Sunnyvale Campus is hosting a Super Bowl party! 

Join us for free food, games, and Super Bowl 52.  

We'll even pause the game during halftime and campus pastor David Kim will do some live teaching, and then we'll resume the game (which we're sure will inevitably result in another ring for Tom Brady.  Whatever.)

Don't Like Sports?

Aren't into football?  We have a huge lobby, filled with table-top games and other awesome activities.  

We have something for everyone. 

Bring a side dish to share, and invite your neighbors and friends.


SUN Feb. 4 3:30pm.

LOCATION:
740 E Arques Ave
Sunnyvale CA, 94085

(AT THE IRANIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH)
 

 
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Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

Club 45 Movie Night

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Club 45 Movie Night

A Club 45 Movie Night is a super fun time for all 4th and 5th graders.  This is an event for our Club 45 students to get together, bring friends, make friends, and have fun!

It’s a night of movie watching, popcorn munching and dessert inhaling.  

Contact Diane with any questions.

FEB 2

6:30-8:30pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS GYM

 
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Jan
22
to Mar 9

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
JAN 22 – MAR 26

 

Relationship Skills 2.0:

Thursdays
FEB 1– MAR 29

 
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Jan
21
to Mar 13

Perspectives

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PERSPECTIVES CLASS

When you hear the word "church" - what comes to your mind?  More than likely, you've called to your mind a particular building, or a particular group of people in a particular place.  Maybe you think about the songs that you've heard sung, or a sermon you've heard.  

But - it's unlikely that you think about "church" the way God sees it.  As the Big C Church, spread out across continents and centuries, comprised of tens of thousands of men and women and children, laboring in love across time and space to bring about the very real Kingdom of God.  

Or, as C.S. Lewis once described it, "The Church is spread out through all time and space and rooted in eternity, terrible as an army with banners."

PERSPECTIVES is a unique, advanced and intensive journey to change your thinking and expand your heart.  For 15 weeks, you will hear 15 outstanding speakers share the story of what God is doing and has done throughout history and across the Globe.  Your eyes will begin to see that "church" is not what you think.  

PART 1 + 2: The Biblical and Historical Perspectives.  These sections of the class reveal why our confidence is based on the historic fact of God's relentless work from the dawn of history until this day.

PARTS 3 + 4: The Cultural and Strategic Perspectives.  These sections of the class will challenge you, underscoring the reality that we are in the midst of a very costly, but very "do-able" task, confirming the Biblical and Historical hope.

The goal of Perspectives is to give you a global and Biblical vision for God's work on earth through His people.  Through this class, you'll discover that the "Church" is the biggest agent for redemptive change the human race has ever known...and you'll see your part and how God is inviting you to join His incredible work.


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SUNDAYS
JAN 21 - MAY 20
2-5pm
SARATOGA CAMPUS
 

 
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