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).
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 :: FLY A KITE
SURFING :: HIKING (INTERMEDIATE)
BOOK CLUB :: PAINT SOME CERAMICS
HIKING 2 (INTERMEDIATE) :: HIKE AT CALERO :: WARRIORS GAME WATCH PARTY ::
FAITH-AND-WORK BREAKFAST (YOUNG ADULTS)
TACO TUESDAY (YOUNG ADULTS) :: SF COFFEE CRAWL (YOUNG ADULTS)
BIKE RIDE (ADVANCED) :: BIKE RIDE (INTERMEDIATE) :: BIKE RIDE (BEGINNER) ::
FAMILY PARK DAY :: VASONA PARK FAMILY PICNIC :: GO SEE TOY STORY 4
MOM + KIDS PLAYDATE! :: FAMILY PLAYDATE :: FAMILY DINNER PICNIC IN THE PARK
Play 18 holes at the 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 by May 20th and June 10th in order to secure the tee times.
HIKING AT QUICKSILVER
Go hiking at the Quicksilver Mines Trail in South San Jose. Meet at 8am at the Trail Head at 17571 McAbee Rd, San Jose, CA 95120. Meet at 8am. Hike will last roughly 1.5 hours. It’s an aerobic hike, but not too tough.
FLY A KITE
Let’s go fly a kite. Up to the highest height. No seriously. This is great for kids and families, and anyone who loves books by Khaled Hosseini or is really into yards and yards of string. We’ll meet at the Mountain View Kite Park from 6pm–8pm.
Meet at the parking lot at the end of 41st Street in Santa Cruz at low tide. We’ll surf for roughly 3 hours. (Weather permitting. We won’t surf if it’s raining, but hey, it’s May and the likelihood of that is really small.)
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 Saratoga Upper Patio.
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).
VASONA PARK FAMILY PICNIC
This is perfect for families with kids. We’ll be going to Vasona Park for a family picnic. We’ll meet at noon, and head over to the Oak Creek Meadow (it’s the big field to the left immediately past the park’s entrance).
BIKE RIDE (INTERMEDIATE)
Meet at the WestGate Church South Hills Campus at 1pm and we’ll go for a moderately nice road bike ride around the beautiful back roads around South Hills. Maybe we’ll be gone for an hour. Maybe two. We’ll see how we feel.
BIKE RIDE (BEGINNERS)
We’ll be going on a morning bike ride along Baylands Trail around Moffett Field. This is a casual ride good for adults of all ages and children 8 yrs and older. For those wanting to ride one way it is possible to catch the VTA Light Rail at the Lockheed Station in Sunnyvale and ride it back to downtown Mt. View (bring money for fare). We’ll meet at the Stevens Creek Trail entrance at Central Ave, Mountain View, CA. We’ll ride from 8:00am - 11:00am
Join us for a book club, where we’ll read interesting and provocative books and then discuss them. For the month of May we would discuss "The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction" by Adam McHugh. For the month of June we would discuss "The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines" by Nathan Foster. We’ll meet in the dining area inside Whole Foods Market on Blossom Hill and Almaden Expressway from 7:15pm–9:00 pm.
PAINT SOME CERAMICS
We'll get together to make some painted ceramic items. We’ll do this from about 5pm–6:30pm on Thursday, May 23rd and Thursday, June 13th. Meet at Color Me Mine at 5337 Prospect Rd, San Jose 95129.
Intermediate/advanced hiking at Fremont Older Open Space Preserve. Meet at 7:30am. We are going to hike part of Seven Springs Trail loop, approximately 3-4 mile hike. Parking is limited; if lot is full, park on the street down from lot.
COFFEE CRAWL (YOUNG ADULTS)
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.
FAITH-AND-WORK BREAKFAST (YOUNG ADULTS)
We will attend the Engage Breakfast hosted by Connect Silicon Valley- Speaker Christy Childers - Employment Brand Manager at Facebook. Childers also co-leads the Christians@Facebook group and Interfaith@Facebook resource group. She will be speaking on encouraging young millennials to fully realize and live out their faith at work. The breakfast is from 7am-830am. You’ll need to get your ticket by clicking here - but WestGate Church will have a reserved table(s), so we can all sit together.
TACO TUESDAY (YOUNG ADULTS)
Hey Young Adults! What’s better than Tuesday? Taco Tuesdays, of course. Join us for Taco Tuesday with La Burrita Food Truck at Hapa's Brewing Company in San Jose.
HIKING 2 (INTERMEDIATE)
Intermediate/advanced hiking at Fremont Older Open Space Preserve. Meet at 9am. We are going to hike part of Seven Springs Trail loop, approximately 3-4 mile hike. Parking is limited; if lot is full, park on the street down from lot.
Hike around the Calero Reservoir at Calero County Park, 23205 McKean Rd. Meet at 9am on May 17th and 8am on June 15th. The hike is easy-to-moderate and should take roughly 60-90 minutes.
KIDS PLAYDATE (MOMS 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.
This is perfect for families with young kids. We’ll be hanging out at Seven Seas Park in Sunnyvale. This meetup will be a time for parents/kids to connect. The park has multiple playgrounds (geared more towards younger kids), a water play area, and a grass field. We will meet on Tuesday nights from around 5:30-7pm. For anyone who wants to come, we will be meeting at the water play area. Note: parking can be a bit challenging sometimes, but in worst case, people can park walking distance away in one of the neighborhoods.
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). Meet from 5pm-7pm. Friday, May 17th & June 21st
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.