Sep
16
to Sep 30

Emotional Health

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Emotional Health Classes

EMOTIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATIONS

We are thrilled to be able to bring you our first Emotional Health cohort as we continue to increase our investment in you through our Six40 Discipleship process.

We will be using the proven “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” materials as a basis, this 9 week course is tailored to be concise but powerful in helping us get unstuck in areas of emotional and spiritual issues and live a wholesome life of love and joy. We are pleased to be able to offer the course at very special rate of $99, only through Westgate Church.

September 16 – November 11 | 7-9pm | Saratoga Campus Kidztown

Snacks & Childcare provided ($40 per child, $80 for two or more for the whole cohort)


WALKING THE PATH

A brand new cohort, this is an 8-week class for men which focuses on the sexual and relational challenges which persist in men’s lives despite our best efforts to change them. This is also for those who have infrequent struggles that keep you from a life of masculine integrity.


SELF-CARE

We are excited to be able to bring you our first self-care cohort under our emotional health ministry. “Wellness as Worship” is a 6-week class (initially for women only) coming soon exclusively for Westgate attendees by a professional physical trainer.

 
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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Help Serve at Birthday Bash Respite

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Birthday Bash Respite

WestGate Special Stars Ministry is throwing a birthday party themed respite for special needs families and we need your HELP to serve!

Parents can drop off their kids at Saratoga and be able to have a free day to themselves, while the special stars partake in various birthday party activities.

Birthday Bash Respite, Saturday September 21st from 10-1pm. @ West Gate Church, Saratoga Campus.
For any family who has a child with special needs, or a friend who wants to help serve, You’re invited!

Saturday, September 21st

10am-1pm.

West Gate Church, Saratoga Campus

 
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Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

KidzTown LIVE!

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KIDZTOWN LIVE!

It’s our first KidzTown Live of the season! 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, so you definitely won’t want to miss this one!

Please RSVP by Monday, September 30.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT 2

5:30 – 7pm

SARATOGA WORSHIP CENTER

 
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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Alive Student Rally

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Alive Student Rally

Join us for our Alive student rally - an event for all students (junior high and senior high) from all campus gather together. We'll have the Anthem Worship Band, spoken word artist Alex James, and tons of fun and food


FRIDAY, OCT 11

7pm-8:30PM

SARATOGA WORSHIP CENTER

 
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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Community Market

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COMMUNITY MARKET

On Saturday, October 12  WestGate Church will be hosting our Annual Community Market at our Saratoga Campus.  This year we will be raising money for Prospect High School Athletics!

We'll not only feature the ministries of WestGate Church (and our local ministry partners) but we also wanted any local businesses and artisans in our community to have a chance to introduce themselves.

Oh yeah, and there will be awesome food.

NOTE: If you'd like a booth to showcase your business or non-profit, please sign up online at LINK and our team will get back to you.

October 12

9am – 1pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30
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Intro to the Six40 Life

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INTRO TO THE SIX40 LIFE

We want to help everyone who comes to WestGate Church move from attending to belonging.  This is more than a t-shirt slogan (although we did print t-shirts with that saying).

We believe the Christian life isn’t just difficult to do alone.  It’s impossible. Which is why we stop a few times each year to encourage everyone at every campus (no matter how long they’ve been apart of our community) to take intentional steps to get more connected to God and to others.  

If you’ve been around WestGate Church long enough, you might have heard of the term “Six40.”  But what is that? Six40 Discipleship is our way of saying that we’re trying to live and love like Jesus.

But...becoming more like Jesus isn’t a one-size-fits-all program.  We’re all unique, broken and gifted in different ways. Which means that steps for personal growth should be both flexible and personalized.

Which is why we’re excited to introduce a brand-new format for our Intro to the Six40 Life material.

It starts with an introductory session, held each second Sunday of the month.  You’ll explore the “three loves” that are core to our culture and values: loving God, loving one another and loving our neighbor.  

After that, you can work through the material - which will help you understand and grow in your faith, whether you're new at this, or have been around church for a while.  And you can go at your own pace and in your own time.

Another part of this is that you’ll be given your own personalized coach to meet with you, listen to your story, and help you figure out what your next step with God might be.  

Sign up today.


SUNDAY
October 13

SARATOGA CAMPUS STUDENT BUILDING

During 1st Service
(9:30am-10:45am)

 
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Oct
19
3:34 PM15:34

Parent + Child Dedications

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PARENT/CHILD DEDICATIONS

PARENT & CHILD DEDICATIONS
Dedications are a celebration! It's a time where parents publicly commit
to raising their child(ren) in a way that honors God and seeks His help in
doing so. It is done publicly so that we, your family here at WestGate,
can pray, support and encouragement you on this journey.

Dedication Class - 9/21/19 in Theater from 5:00-6:00pm

Dedications - October 19-20 during service times in Worship Center, on the Saratoga Campus

 
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Discover WestGate
Oct
27
to Dec 8

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!

October 27

1 - 3 PM

SARATOGA CAMPUS

 
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Nov
2
to Nov 3

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.

November 2-3

SARATOGA CAMPUS


 
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Nov
8
to Nov 10

Men's Summit

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Men’s Summit

Men of WestGate Church. We want to invite you to the Men’s Summit this November. This is going to be a time for you to take a breath of fresh air, eat some good food, have some fun and meet some awesome guys.

Spots are limited so sign up quick.

Koinonia Christian Conference Center
Friday, November 8- Sunday, November 10

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Early Bird registration is $155 and covers Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, as well as all sessions. Some activities may have an additional cost.

 
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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Emergency Preparedness Presentation

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Emergency Preparedness Presentation

This will be a brief overview of hazards faced by San Jose residents and how to prepare for them, including preparedness and planning activities, and how to stay informed during an emergency.

This class with be taught by a Certified Trainer from the San Jose Office of Emergency Management

Come check out the presentation and then host one just like it in your home for your neighbors!



South Hill Campus, RM C503

Friday, Sept. 13 7-8:30PM

 
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Sep
6
11:00 AM11:00

Mission College Outreach

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Mission College Outreach

Join our WestGate Sunnyvale Campus as we step out into our community and take some time to serve the students at Mission College. We will be inviting them to join us for a free meal at In n Out. This is an opportunity to go out in faith and share Jesus with the people in our city.

September 6

11:00am-2:00pm

Mission College
3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara

 
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Aug
31
to Sep 1

25th Anniversary Celebration

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25 Year Celebration

This Labor Day Weekend (Saturday August 31) we’re having a GIANT party to celebrate 25 years as a church.  ALL campuses and ALL services will be together as we turn our Saratoga Campus into one big party.  

Here’s What To Expect:

Date: Saturday 8/31

Time: 3-7pm (Short service from 3-345pm, BIG Party from 345-7pm)

Location: WestGate Saratoga Campus

Parking: There will be no onsite/oncampus parking the day of the event. Please plan on parking and walking from one of the following locations:

Prospect HS

The Old Lucky's

The Old Orchard Supply

Handicap Spaces will be availible onsite. You will need to show your placard to enter the lot (show lot location)

Schedule of Events:

3-345pm Special All Campus Worship Service

(This is a festival/family style event. Chairs will be limited, please bring a picnic blanket or low lawn chairs if you will need seating)

330pm-7pm Tot Lot Opens-The Tot Lot is a designated play area for our guest under 5 years of age Featuring: Under the Sea Inflatable Kingdom and Petting Zoo.

330-7pm Visit our outdoor food court! Purchase dinner from Offset & Oak BBQ, the Yupp.org Snack Shack and dessert from the MOPS Sweet Station! Purchase your food ahead of time time to skip the lines! (Check back soon for preorder link!)

4-7pm Live Music! (Marc Hall Country Music) & Stage Fun!

445pm Pie Eating Contest (16 years of age and over)

545pm Water Balloon Toss

645pm Cake Walk

4-7pm DUNK TANK! Dunk A Pastor-WIN A PRIZE! ,

a new pastor or staff member every 30 min! $5 for 3 chances to win!

330-7pm Inflatable Fun & Games-Climb the Rock Wall, Take a LAUNCH in the Airborne Adventure Lift, Axe Throwing, Bungee Run and MORE!

4-7pm, Stop by the WC lobby for a walk down memory lane and check out the 25 years of WestGate display and purchase your limited edition WestGate Custom Swag (Small batch items that will sell out FAST)

NO SERVICES THIS WEEKEND!


August 31

SARATOGA CAMPUS
1735 Saratoga Ave,
San Jose, 95129


 
 
 
 
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Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Israel Trip 2020

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Israel Trip 2020

WestGate Church announces trip to the Holy Land for 2020. We will visit the places where Jesus was born, grew up and ministered during the three years among His disciples. This experience will transform your understanding of the Bible and your walk with the Lord.

Come to our Info Meeting at 1:00 on Sunday, August 25 in the Saratoga Theater.

For more information about this trip, please email israel2020@westgatechurch.org

 
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Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Middle School Vision Night

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Middle School Vision Night BBQ

Joey Manzi, our Saratoga Campus Middle School Director is hosting a barbecue at his house for anyone and everyone interested in hearing more about Middle School ministry, and what it means to serve in Student Ministry. Instead of raising up the "next-generation"... think of it more as the "now-generation".
These students need loving, caring adults in their lives who can point them to Jesus. There is a need, and you could help fill that need!
Join us at the Vision Night BBQ!

 

AUG 23
6:30-8:30pm

RSVP for Address

 
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Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Ladies Summer Events

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LADIES SUMMER EVENTS

ALL CLASS REUNION + BREAKFAST CLUB

AUGUST 22nd
6:30pm–8:30pm
High School Reunions kind of suck, with all the comparing and pressure. But reminiscing is SUPER fun. So we’re having our own, low-stress, high-fun CLASS REUNION for ALL years. Come dressed in the era of clothing from the year you graduated high school, dance to awesome music from across eras, and walk down a yummy nostalgia lane as you visit the Breakfast Club Cereal Bar.

AUG 22 :: ALL CLASS REUNION

 
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Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Prayer + Worship Night

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PRAYER + WORSHIP 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 to spend some time together in prayer and worship. It’s a chance for the entire WestGate Church community - all campuses - to gather together to pray as one.

NOTE: There will be childcare provided, but you must RSVP.

August 19

7-8:30pm

SARATOGA CAMPUS
 

 
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Club 45 Pool Party
Aug
18
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 18
1:30-4:30pm

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

 
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Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Safe Car Park Info Night

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SAFE CAR PARK

There’s a new issue that San Jose (and other cities in the Bay Area) are facing.

It’s called “Houselessness.”

San Jose has close to 3,000 “houseless” people - a term that refers to people who have a job, are gainfully employed, but for a variety of reasons can’t find a home. Many were pushed out of their low-income apartments, or can’t afford first-and-last month’s rent, or have medical expenses or employment hiccups that caused them to lose their home.

Many of these houseless are families, and since Santa Clara County doesn’t have a residential facility that allows families to stay together (they always separate men from women and children), these families elect to stay together, using their vehicles as shelter.

As a result, WestGate Church and faith communities around the area have partnered with the City of Saratoga to established Safe Parking sites.

For the month of September, WestGate Church’s Saratoga Campus will be an official Safe Park location. We will provide a safe place for people living in their vehicles to stay overnight. Local police will patrol the area for safety, and portable showers will be installed for the participants.

We are looking for volunteers to help create a warm and caring check-in environment for the participants.

If you’d like to help, please come to our Info Night on August 15. You can RSVP by clicking the button to the side.

We’ll get in contact with you, and give you the information you need to help in this important initiative.

SAFE CAR PARK INFO NIGHT

AUGUST 15

7–8pm

SARATOGA THEATER

 
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Aug
10
8:00 AM08:00

Dumpster Day Serve

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Dumpster Day Serve

WestGate Church is partnering with District 10 San Jose to help them organize a dumpster day for the community. This is a city program and we want to support it by giving volunteers. The city has identified a street in the neighborhood where they will have over 10 dumpsters.

We need 20 Volunteers to help direct traffic flow, assist people with dumping their items and support city staff. Volunteers will have the opportunity to converse with folks and be a friendly face as people wait to dump their items!

Volunteers should bring their own gloves. 



August 10

Comanche Park
618 Shawnee Ln
San Jose, 95123


 
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Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

SCHOOL IMPACT INFO NIGHT

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SCHOOL IMPACT INFO NIGHT

For the last 13 years, we’ve had an army of parents and adults faithfully serving the teachers, kids and families of the Almaden and Moreland School Districts.  Come to one of our two INFO NIGHTS and find out ways you get involved in a making a difference in our schools (even if you work full-time). Even if you only have ten hours to give over your lunch for the entire year, you can make a big impact.  Find out how.

Three ways you can make an impact on our local schools:
1. Fill a backpack! Pick up a tag in the lobby after service or click HERE for the supplies wish list

2. RSVP to one of our two INFO nights for School Impact and KidsClub HERE

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Aug
7
to Aug 17

Summer Labs 2019

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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.  


WEEKEND LABS
(One Day Labs)

ENNEAGRAM LAB
Check back for future Enneagram Lab dates.

with David + Nina Kim

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for self-understanding. But it’s not for the faint of heart.

The Enneagram shows us our own set of coping mechanisms that we’ve wrapped up in our childhood wounds so that we don’t have to face the truth and pain. Until we’re honest about this, we lie to ourselves and others about who we really are.

Join WestGate teaching pastor David Kim, and his wife Nina (who are both certified instructors) as they take you through the Enneagram’s nine different personality types that describe the nine basic archetypes of humanity’s tragic flaws, sin tendencies, primary fears, and unconscious needs. David and Nina will help you on your own journey of self-discovery, helping you find your own sacred map to your own soul. And through the process, you’ll find that the Enneagram is a very helpful blueprint for developing character - and a powerful way to invite Jesus into the areas of our own brokenness so that we can be healed, and truly help and love those around us.


GOD’S MANY VOICES : Learning to Listen. Expectant to Hear.
Saturday August 17 :: 8:30-11:30am

with Liz Ditty

Do you wish you could hear God speak to you in your everyday life? This lab will help you discover a God who is infinitely closer and more involved in our world than we give Him credit for.

This one-day lab is an invitation to learn God’s voice from the scriptures and then recognize it everywhere in daily life. Author and speaker Liz Ditty uses biblical teaching and relatable examples, reinforced with reflective exercises to open readers’ ears and hearts to what God is telling them.

Only God’s voice in our lives can give us confidence in our decisions and dreams, give us freedom from our fears and failures, and lead us toward the joy of being fully alive, accepted, and loved by God.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT LABS
(Multi-day Labs)

HOW TO MAKE THE BIBLE SAY WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO SAY

with David Kim

Okay, so here’s the problem. The Bible has been the most important book in human history, but over that time, it’s been used, twisted, corrupted for evil AND it has been the foundational impetus for nearly every beautiful social movement and reform. For example, the Bible was used as a justifying text by the leaders of the KKK *and* by the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.

How can this be?

Is the Bible really that open-ended? Is it nothing more than a Rorschach test, projecting the ideas of the reader?

In this ironically-named lab, pastor and theologian David Kim will walk you through how to read the Bible for yourself - on its own terms (not on yours).

Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, or the gifted, or the scholarly - it’s meant to be accessible. To be read and comprehended by everyone from Uber Drivers to CEOs.

In this lab, David will help you understand everything from why there are so many different Bible translations, to who wrote the books within the Bible, to the different types of writing in the Bible (and how to read and understand them, because a love poem is meant to be read very differently than history).

David will help you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible―their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today―so you can avoid the pitfalls of reading your own preferences and biases (we all do this!) into this ancient book. Ideally, you’ll encounter the God who is the subject of this book - on His own terms.

DATES:

JUNE 19 :: JUNE 26 :: JULY 10 :: JULY 17 :: JULY 24

 


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 31 :: AUG 7  :: AUG 21 :: AUG 28


BEING A CHRISTIAN IN A POST-CHRISTIAN BAY AREA REALITY

with David Tieche

About a year ago, after skimming through Twitter for 20 minutes, I realized that my teeth were clenched and my shoulders were tightly raised, almost in a defensive posture. This is what reading the news about the world was doing to me. In the words of a close friend, “It feels morally irresponsible not to be outraged by what I’m seeing in the world, but spiritually irresponsible to be this angry all the time.”

What to do?

But even more than that, I realized I had no idea how to even process some of the things that were happening. Is human gender invented? Can it be chosen, like an outfit? What about all the misinformation on the internet? What can I believe? And commentators are saying we’re all living in a post-Christian world, so why is it that the dominant social values are still so influenced Christ’s teachings - things like equality and justice? And why are so many of my friends deeply hesitant of anything even resembling Christianity, but are totally fine with meditation, mindfulness, yoga and other spiritual practices? Also, is the word “evangelical” now useless, co-opted by partisan politics? What word should replace it? Why did 81 percent of white evangelicals vote for a man like Donald Trump? And why do my white Christian friends see things so completely different than my Christian friends of color about so many different issues (Colin Kaepernick, anyone?) It was all so confusing.

In this lab, we’ll have a time of discussion about what it means to be a Christian in a post-Christian world. We want to create a space where we can talk about these issues thoughtfully, do a biopsy on our Bay Area culture, and even come to terms with our own fears (and sinful human tendencies to fight or flight). We’ll examine thoughtful articles and books, and have a place where we can begin the conversation so that we can be at our absolute best (even if the world is sometimes at its worst).

DATES:
AUG 7 :: AUG 14 :: AUG 21  


SPIRITUAL CROSSFIT

with Corinna Girard

This is not your standard Bible study. This is more like a practicum, or a “spiritual gym” where each week we’ll learn how to do a different important, historical spiritual practice (like reading Scripture, prayer, silence/listening, meditating on music, confession, forgiveness). We’ll practice them together, expecting that it will be difficult. But expecting that we can grow together.

Each week in our “Spiritual CrossFit” , we'll help expand your spiritual practice toolbox. The point of this is not to earn brownie points with God, but practices that we can meaningfully connect with the Living God. This is not academic. We’re going to be doing this together for the sake of learning how to live more connected to God in our daily lives.

DATES:
JUL 10 :: JUL 17 :: JUL 24 :: JUL 31 :: AUG 7


RELATIONAL WISDOM

with Kristin Lawrence, Dave Larson and Ben Pierce

Success in life, in relationships and in your career is not merely about raw skill and talent: it also hinges on your ability to relate well with other people. We all want to experience closer connection and less conflict with the people who are most important to us (our spouse, our children, our closest friends) but often don’t know how to get this. And it’s not just in our social settings. Even in your job, it’s true, your technical skills might get you hired, but your soft skills - ability to work well with other people - will get you promoted.

This lab on relationships will help you build skills and gain competency in all your interactions - resulting in stronger relationships, and less conflict.

We’ll help you understand yourself, your own triggers and develop skills that will enable you to:

  • Experience stronger relationships and less conflict

  • Develop a valued influence among family, friends and co-workers

  • Be a compelling witness revealing the transforming power of God in your life.

Each session will use a combination of teaching, movie clips, and practical application to deepen your emotional intelligence and conflict resolution skills in the light of God’s word.

DATES:
JUN 26 :: JULY 10 :: JULY 17 :: JULY 24 :: JULY 31

We are sorry the Relational Wisdom summer lab is currently full. Please contact nfischer@westgatechurch.org to be put on our waiting list and learn about future offerings.



 

 

 
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Jul
6
to Jul 21

Back2School Drive

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BACK2SCHOOL DRIVE

This fall, we are continuing our partnership with Moreland School District to help under-resourced kids. Thanks to your generosity, we have reached our $3100 goal to help alleviate the school debt in just one weekend!

We still want to provide more than 200 back-to-school backpacks (filled with supplies) to students throughout the Moreland community who have expressed this need.

You can grab a tag this weekend at any of our campuses, buy a backpack, fill it up with all the supplies needed and bring it back to any of our campuses next weekend!

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • ☐  1 box of sharpened #2 pencils (Ticonderoga)

  • ☐  Crayola markers (washable)

  • ☐  Crayola twistable colored pencils

  • ☐  Dry erase markers

  • ☐  Elmer's large glue sticks

  • ☐  Highlighters

  • ☐  Scissors

  • ☐  1 pack of wipes

  • ☐  JanSport backpack(no blue or red)

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Jun
28
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
22
to Jun 23

Welcome to WestGate Pop Up Party

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POP UP PARTY

Are you new (or kinda new) to WestGate?

We’d love to get to meet you! You’re invited to our Welcome to WestGate Pop Up Party. We’ll meet on the grassy area in front of the offices, (look for the Pop-Up tent), right after the first service on Saturday and Sunday. It’s a super-informal and fun time where you can meet some of the WestGate staff, ask any questions you have and snack on some snacky-snacks. 

SATURDAY
Right after the 5pm service (approximately 6:15pm)
SUNDAY
Right after the 9:30am service (approximately 10:45am)

JUNE 22 + 23

SARATOGA CAMPUS

SAT 6:15pm
immediately after the 5pm Saturday night service
SUN 10:45 am
immediately after the 9:30 am Sunday morning service


SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS

Check back with us for our next Welcome Party. Coming soon.


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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Beach Baptisms
Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

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 - stay tuned for shuttle times.

 

 

AUG 18

Stay tuned and be sure to check back for more details and baptism times.

Seabright Beach

 
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Jun
13
8:00 AM08:00

Club 45 Summer Camp

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CLUB 45 SUMMER CAMP

Are you looking for fun opportunities for your child this summer? We want to invite them to an awesome week of fun, friends and Jesus at Mount Hermon Redwood Christian Camp. For years we have partnered with Mt. Hermon and given our kids this memorable opportunity. They have a fun and spiritually strong program for incoming 4th through 6th graders and we have seen how this week grows the relationship your child is developing with the Lord and their peers as well. 

Click HERE for more information about the camp (please do not sign up through Mt. Hermon's website; we will be handling our own sign ups). Our kids will be going from June 16th-22nd this year so mark your calendar, ask your friends and consider making this life changing week a part of your child's summer. (If your child is currently in 5th grade they have the opportunity to attend this week and/or June 30th - July 6th with our Middle School Ministry at Hume Lake. Stay tuned for sign up dates for Middle School Camp.)  

Signing up for this Club 45 week through WestGate gives you a discount (total cost $485 and Mount Hermon offers partial scholarships). It also enables your child to room with friends from church. We have reserved 7 cabins (51 spots) and they fill up pretty fast so register as soon as possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

JUNE 16-22, 2019

Redwood Christian Camp

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Hume Lake Summer Camp
Jun
13
7:30 AM07:30

Hume Lake Summer Camp

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Hume Lake Summer Camp

Middle School and High School students, get ready for an awesome Summer Camp experience!

This year WestGate Middle School and High School will be attending Hume Lake the same week!
Middle School will be attending Meadow Ranch Camp and High School will be attending Ponderosa Camp.

UPDATE: High School spots are filled up but you can join the waitlist by clicking the link below.

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Women's Friendship Tea
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Women's Friendship Tea

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WOMEN’S FRIENDSHIP TEA

We all have friends, co-workers and family around us who like tea, but aren’t sure they like church.  So we’re creating a space to invite them to experience something that’s a big part of our life: our church and our faith.  And also tea. It’s a laid-back and fun way for us to connect.

If you have a group of friends or co-workers you’d like to bring and all sit together, you can also host a table.

If this is something that you’d like to be a part of, contact Shirleyn at shirlcannon@yahoo.com for more information.


SAT JUNE 8

11am-1pm
SARATOGA THEATER

 
 
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May
10
to May 13

Compassion International Mobile Experience

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COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL MOBILE EXPERIENCE

Join us for this 20-minute interactive exhibit, where you and your family will be transported to a developing country like the Philippines, Kenya, or the Dominican Republic.  

You will follow a different child's story - stepping inside their homes, markets and schools. You’ll see first-hand how a story that starts in poverty can end in hope - and how your family can be a part of this beautiful story.  


MAY 10-13
SARATOGA CAMPUS

FRI May 10
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SAT May 11
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SUN May 12
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

MON May 13
9:00 am - 5:40 pm

MAY 10-12
SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS

FRI May 10
1:00 pm - 8:40 pm

SAT May 11
10:00 am - 5:40 pm

SUN May 12
9:00 am - 2:40 pm

Step into homes in Uganda, visit markets in India and see schools in Bolivia - all without leaving the US. This immersive event from Compassion International is coming to select cities in 2019. It's free and appropriate for all ages. Click on the links above to reserve your spot to attend.

 
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May
10
6:30 PM18:30
JHM, HSM

Student Oscars

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STUDENT OSCARS

Join us on the red carpet as our junior high and senior high students unveil their student-created short films.  It’s a 1980s theme so come decked out in your leg-warmers, your Jordache, and your Swatch Watches. You’ll get to watch the videos from the 4 categories (commercial, music video, small screen, big screen) and see who wins the coveted gold (spray-painted) statue.


Friday, May 10

Soft open: 6:30-7pm
food for sale in lobby

MAIN EVENT
7-8:30pm


 
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May
4
8:30 AM08:30

Women, Work, and Faith

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Women, Work, and Faith

It's no surprise that a vast majority of women in the Bay Area today have professional jobs and careers, in addition to managing the many needs and responsibilities they may have at home. The practical realities of the area we live in combined with the unprecedented opportunity today for women to find and secure really diverse and interesting careers means that more women are finding themselves juggling extremely busy schedules and a long list of commitments and requirements of their time. This environment can bring to the surface a whole host of questions and feelings about what "work" means for godly women:


- How do I measure success for myself?

- Is it OK to be ambitious and want to climb the corporate ladder?

- What unique gifts and talents do I bring to the workplace?

- How can God use my gifts to accomplish his purpose in my life?

-What does it look like to integrate my faith and my work?


Join us at WestGate Saratoga campus on Saturday, May 4, from 8:30-11:00 a.m., for a lively conversation with other working women on these topics and more. A light continental breakfast and coffee will be served and childcare will be provided.  We hope to see you there!



Saturday, May 4th
8:30-11:00am

SARATOGA THEATER

 
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May
1
to Jun 30

Meet Ups

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WESTGATE MEET-UPS

We want to help everyone who comes to WestGate Church move from attending to belonging.  This is more than a t-shirt slogan (although we did print t-shirts with that saying on them).

We believe the Christian life isn’t just difficult to do alone.  It’s impossible.

So, this summer, during the months of May and June, we're inviting you to join our staff and key leaders to join us as we…well…just do stuff.

So check out this sweet list of WESTGATE CHURCH MEET-UPS and let the fun begin.


HIKING AT QUICKSILVER :: GOLFING ::
HIKING AT FREMONT OLDER :: GLAMOR CAMPING
DOG PARK MEET-UP :: BOOK CLUB ::
PAINT SOME CERAMICS ::
HIKING AT FREMONT OLDER (2) :: HIKE AT CALERO ::
TACO TUESDAY (YOUNG PROFESSIONALS) ::
SF COFFEE CRAWL (YOUNG PROFESSIONALS) ::
BIKE RIDE (ADVANCED) :: BIKE RIDE (INTERMEDIATE) ::
FAMILY PARK DAY :: VASONA PARK FAMILY PICNIC ::
GO SEE TOY STORY 4 :: KIDS PLAYDATE - PARENT HANGOUT! ::
FAMILY PLAYDATE :: FAMILY DINNER PICNIC IN THE PARK ::
ROSE GARDEN PICNIC DINNER :: M/W NOON LAP SWIM
HIKING ST. JOSEPH HILL :: SENIORS LUNCH
BOARD GAME NIGHT
FILOLI GARDENS :: ESTATE SALE SHOPPING :: SANTANA ROW MOVIE NIGHT
BATTLE OF THE CAMPUSES PAINTBALL WAR :: CO-ED MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE



GOLFING

Play 18 holes at Coyote Creek or Eagle Ridge Golf Course. Cost, approximately $65 for a round. Meet at Eagle Ridge Golf Course. Approximately 5 hours. Must sign up/RSVP at the link below four days prior to the event date in order to secure the tee times.


BIKE RIDE (ADVANCED)

This will be a 2-hour road bike ride around through Saratoga/Cupertino and/or Los Altos. Must be able to ride efficiently and manage some hills. Meet at 2pm at the upper patio of the Saratoga Campus Worship Center.


FAMILY PARK DAY

Come hang out with your kids at Saratoga Creek Park from 10-11:30am. Bring a snack to share. We will meet by the playground. The park is located on Hoyet Drive off of Cordelia Avenue (off Lawrence Expressway).



OPTION 2: This is a moderately paced bike ride (average speed 16-18 mph). It will probably include one moderately challenging hill climb. The ride will be approximately 20-28 miles and take under 2 hours. We will meet at the South Hills Campus parking lot (6601 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95120) at 9am-11am. More than likely it'll be a loop from SH to either Bailey or Willow pass. Bring water and if needed, a Powerbar. If we're so inclined, we might wrap-up by getting coffee afterwards.



COFFEE CRAWL (YOUNG PROFESSIONALS)

We’re going on a Coffee Crawl in the City. We will be visiting some popular coffee shops in San Francisco to do a coffee tasting. We will either rally up at the Saratoga campus or possibly BART on Fridays at 11am and plan to be back by 5:30pm. This is for anyone who finds themselves wanting to adventure in the city, want to explore coffee/matcha, and meet other young adults.





KIDS PLAYDATE (PARENTS HANG-OUT)

PLAYDATE! Meet at the Seven Seas Park in Sunnyvale. Parents hang out while kids play on the awesomely-fun structures or splash pad. Play from 10am-12noon.


FAMILY PICNIC IN THE PARK

Hey, it’s Friday Fun Day at the Park. At the end of a long summer week, who wants to cook on Friday night? So don’t! Bring your family, pack a picnic dinner (or buy something take-out!) and bring a blanket and join us for a Family Picnic Dinner at the Park. We’ll be meeting at Doerr Park (Park Wilshire Drive and Potrero Drive in San Jose), which is a *great* park featuring a large grassy area to kick a soccer ball around, basketball hoops, tennis courts, a toddler playground as well as large play structure with ninja warrior type obstacles that’s great for slightly older kids!  Meet from 5pm-7:30pm, at the covered picnic tables


GO SEE TOY STORY 4

Woody and Buzz and the whole crew are back for the final installment of this beloved Pixar franchise. Since Toy Story 4 comes out on June 20, so we’ll all go see it Saturday, June 22nd. We’ll watch the movie at Century 20 Oakridge at the Oakridge Mall, and then afterwards, hang out in the high-class Mall Food Court. Exact times are yet to be determined.


DOG PARK MEET UP

Got dogs? So do we! Take your furry friends and meet us at the Jeffrey Fontana Dog Park (at the corner of Golden Oak Way and McAbee Road) in San Jose, CA 95120 from 2-4pm on Sunday. We’ll let the dogs run free, we’ll chat, and perhaps even discuss why cats are miserable pets.


ROSE GARDEN PICNIC DINNER

Bring your picnic basket or sack dinner and blanket and meet up at Municipal Rose Garden Park at the corner of Dana Ave and Naglee Ave San Jose, CA 95112. Look for us by the fountain in the park. We’ll be there from 530pm - 7pm on June 21.


MONDAY/WEDNESDAY NOON LAP SWIM

Join us on Mondays and Wednesday through May and June for a lap swim at Santa Clara International Swim Center ($6 drop in or $5 per swim with advance card purchase from the nearby Kiely Community Center). Arrive a bit before noon. Swim in a lane that goes your speed; half the lanes figure out their own workouts, the other half are open swim, generally more relaxed. Will likely be setup for Olympic long course 50 meters. Swim for an hour then depending on schedule go grab a bite to eat nearby. Long course lanes doing workouts generally can repeat 100s freestyle on 1:30 or 1:40 or 1:50 and will do 2500-3000 meters; open swim is suitable for beginners - note pool is mostly all deep.


SENIORS LUNCH

Are you a senior (as in “age 55+” not as in “I am about to graduate high school”). This lunch is open to men and women at a HOA Clubhouse in Los Gatos (it holds up to 56 guests, so come one, come all.) The lunch will start around 12pm with no ending time (to allow people to visit and connect for as long as they’d like. RSVP below, and the host will contact you about exact location details. Cost will be roughly $15 for the food.


BOARD GAME NIGHT

Do you love board games? So do we. We’ll have a night where we’ll play (and teach) awesome board games to adults and/or kids at our house. Kids can play their own games or watch a movie while parents play adult board games OR, depending on the crowd, we can play family friendly games with parents and kids. The time will be from 8pm-10pm at a house in the 95124 area (the event coordinator will email you the address after you RSVP below).


FILOLI GARDENS

Join us as we go to Filoli Gardens. Filoli is a country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre estate, located in Woodside, California, about 25 miles south of San Francisco, at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir, on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. If you love flowers and strolling through beautiful gardens come join us as we admire the beauty and fragrance of different blooming flora. We will meet in the front of WestGate Saratoga Worship Center at 9:30am and carpool or caravan to Filoli. Admission to Filoli is $22, Students $15, Children 5-17 $11


ESTATE SALE SHOPPING

Join us to go shopping at ESTATE SALES (these can be as far north as Mountain View and as far south as Morgan Hill). Definition of an ESTATE SALE: An Estate Sale is a way of liquidating the belongings of a family or (house) estate. These are usually much more than GARAGE or YARD sales. They are used when someone is in need of a way to sell items due to downsizing, moving, divorce, bankruptcy, or death. If you are interested, RSVP and the event organizer will contact you and get you details about the when/where of the sales that week. This usually lasts from 9am-noon.


SANTANA ROW FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE NIGHT)

Come join us at Santana Row for a fun Friday night movie. Since it’s a while away, sign up and as we get closer to the event, we’ll figure out which movie and which showing and email you. We’ll meet in front of the Cinemark theaters.


BATTLE OF THE CAMPUSES PAINTBALL WAR

The Battle is On. We’ll meet at SANTA CLARA PAINTBALL (2542 Monterey Road, San Jose, CA 95111) on Saturday JUNE 22nd at 8:30am. The battle for supremacy will begin at 9am. Cost will be roughly $75 - and this includes all the necessary gear, entry fee, 500 rounds and unlimited air. NOTE: Dress in long Sleeves and pants that you are willing to get ruined. Also, wear running shoes, or boots (No open toed shoes/sandals). Lets find out which campus has the best aim and takes away the title of Paintball Champions!


CO-ED MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

Join us for a co-ed Mountain Bike Ride. Meet at Calero County Park at the McKean Road/Fortini Road Calero Park Entrance (it’s technically called the San Vincente Calero Park Entrance. We’ll meet at 9am on Saturday, June 22 and go for a fun mountain bike ride (moderate ride).

 
 
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Apr
27
to Apr 28

Explore The Bible

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SAT APRIL 27 • 8:30-11am
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.
 

 

SAT APR 27
Saratoga Theatre

8:30am-11am

 
 
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Apr
21
8:00 AM08:00

EASTER 2019

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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 APRIL 19

5:30 + 7pm

SATURDAY APRIL 20

5 + 6:40pm

SUNDAY APRIL 21

8 + 9:30 + 11:15am


ESPAÑOL SERVICE

SATURDAY APRIL 20

6:40pm

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 Campus

GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 19

7pm

SUNDAY APRIL 21

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

GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 19

7pm

SUNDAY APRIL 21

5pm

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

 
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Apr
20
to Apr 21

Easter Volunteers 2019

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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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Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Egg Hunt

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EASTER EGG HUNT

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

Bring your 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 11am, Egg Hunt at 12pm, and we even have a Glow-In-The-Dark Egg Hunt for the older kids! This is a rain or shine event. 

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

APR 20

11am-1pm

SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS

6601 Camden Ave,
San Jose, 95120

 
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