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Upcoming Events
 Women’s MID-WEEK OASIS
On Wednesday, October 15th at 9:30 A.M. in the Fellowship
Hall, we will begin a 3-part series on Esther led by Florrie
McGuirl. All women welcome! Childcare provided up to age 5.
 JOY FELLOWSHIP (for Mature Adults)
Thursday, October 16th at 10:00 A.M. Roy Grant will be with us
to share about the loss of his wife, Sandra, and the Lord’s
faithfulness throughout their journey with cancer. Cliff Way will
also be sharing his life story with us. Tickets will go on sale for
our Christmas Banquet being held on Thursday, November 27th!
 IMPACT (Jr High) & ELEMENT (Sr High)
HEADS UP! We’re switching things up this week! Join us on
Friday, October 17th from 6:30-9:30 P.M. There will be no youth
group meeting on Wednesday, October 15th.
 BUILDERS (for Mature Men) SPECIAL EVENT
On Wednesday, October 22nd, we’ll be meeting at the church at
9:00 A.M. to carpool to Woodstock Fire Department HQ for a
tour with Gregory Way. Then we’ll visit the Transport for Christ
Chapel after stopping for lunch at Truck Stop Family Restaurant.
 CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR at West Highland
On Wednesday, October 22nd from 7:00-9:00 P.M., 19 schools
from across Canada and the US will be showcased. Families
from all over Hamilton and area are welcome to attend to find
out more information about these Christian colleges. Darren has
some great activities in store for students in Grades 7-12!
 IRON SHARPENS IRON MEN’S CONFERENCE
An event for men of all ages on Saturday, October 25th in
Buffalo, NY. Cost is $60 per person ($40 per student) which
includes lunch. Contact Jay Keddy ([email protected]) or
Rick Thompson ([email protected]) for more details
or to register or visit www.camphickoryhill.org/isi. Register by
October 15th!
Announcements
Volunteers Needed! If you are interested in serving in the nursery
once or twice a month for the 11:00 A.M. service, please email
[email protected]
If you’re interested in having a visit from one of our Campaign
Ambassadors or would like more information on our campaign,
please visit the table in the foyer next to our Welcome Centre.
The West Highland Drama Team is looking to borrow 1940’s vintage
furniture and home decoration items for our 2014 Christmas
Production “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” We are specifically
looking for anything pertaining to the kitchen, dining room, and
living room (furniture, dishes, knick-knacks, lamps, end/coffee
tables, dinette set, vintage Christmas decorations, etc). Items would
be labeled and returned following the play. Please speak to Rachel
Makkinje or Pastor Lee today!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
PACK a box, PRAY for a box,
ENCOURAGE someone else to pack a box.
Pick up a box in the foyer today!
NATIONAL COLLECTION WEEK—November 17-23
Let’s bring the Gospel to children around the world!
Church Family News
Condolences to Diane Stevens on the death of her father, Arthur
Radu, in Windsor on Saturday, October 4th.
 ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT
November 7th-9th at Circle Square Ranch, Brantford.
Registration is OPEN! For more details or to register, please visit
our table in the foyer or go to www.westhighland.org.
 TI-CATS FAITH AND FAMILY DAY
Saturday, November 8th at 4:00 p.m. at Tim Horton’s Stadium.
Sign up at the Welcome Centre by October 19th. Cost is
$30 per person (reg. $53.50). Tickets available for
pick up in the foyer October 26th and November 2nd.
October 12, 2014
Welcome to West Highland!
Thank you for worshipping with us!
ARE YOU A GUEST TODAY?
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Welcome to West Highland where our
doors are wide open to people from all
backgrounds, regardless of where they
are from or where they’re at on their spiritual journey.
One of the things we try to avoid more than anything else in life is
conflict. We find it distasteful. Our revulsion to conflict carries
over into our spiritual life as well. We want to follow Jesus
without conflict. We want to grow spiritually and avoid conflict at
the same time. But this is impossible. Conflict is part of life.
Conflict is part of the Christian life. Christ’s followers run into
conflict every day.
God’s work in and through the local church can also be a place of
conflict. Churches are lights shining in darkened communities so
we should not be surprised that the darkness will try to extinguish
the light. As we work together with God as a team we can expect
to encounter push back from the kingdom of darkness. Building
and battling go hand in hand. Work and warfare go together.
This is what Nehemiah experienced from the outset of his work to
rebuild Jerusalem’s walls. From his story in chapters 4 and 6 – the
focus of today’s message – there are valuable principles and
lessons about Christian life and service for us to learn today. The
conflict he encountered sheds light on what we can expect. We
too must Build in the Midst of Conflict.
Committed to seeking Him and making His Word fully known.
John Mahaffey, Lead Pastor
Happy
Thanksgiving!
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We would love to get to know you better! Please complete a
Welcome Card from the pew rack and place it in the offering
plate or give it to someone at the Welcome Centre.
Pick up our Welcome Brochure & CD at the Welcome Centre
which introduces you to our Ministry Team and outlines many
of the ministries and programs we offer.
If needed, we have Large Print worship songs and Hearing
Assistance Devices available from our Ushers. Braille worship
songs are available at the Welcome Centre.
Offering Report
Offering—October 5, 2014
$ 33,996
Weekly Budget
$ 31,648
Surplus/(Deficit)
$ 2,348
This Week at West Highland$ 866,056
Total ACTUAL Revenue January-July
Total ACTUAL Expenses January-July
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
Total ACTUAL Net Surplus/(Deficit)
January-July
CHURCH OFFICE
CLOSED
 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
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Nursery and programs for children up to JK/SK start at 9:00
A.M. & 11:00 A.M. on the lower level.
Children in Grades 1-6 will be dismissed from the Auditorium
during the service.
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If you’ve had an answer to prayer recently, jot it down on a yellow
praise paper (in the pew rack) and drop it in our THANKOMETER—
the clear, plastic tube at the front of the Auditorium—anytime
during congregational singing.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
Women’s Mid-Week Oasis................... Fellowship Hall—9:30 A.M.
Women’s Volleyball .............................................. Gym—1:30 P.M.
Worship Team Practice .............................. Auditorium—6:30 P.M.
Mid-Week Prayer Service ..................................Library—7:15 P.M.
Tapestry Singers Choir Practice ................. Auditorium—7:30 P.M.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
JOY Fellowship ................................... Fellowship Hall—10:00 A.M.
Alpha .................................................... Fellowship Hall—6:30 P.M.
Self-Defense ...................................... Gym—6:30 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.
Knock & Talk ............................................................ 7:00-9:00 P.M.
If you have any questions, please inquire at the Children’s
Welcome Window on the lower level or ask an Usher.
ANSWERED PRAYER? PRAISE GOD!
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
IMPACT (Jr High) & ELEMENT (Sr High) ................... 6:30-9:30 P.M.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
Griefshare ....................................................... Library—10:00 A.M.
Men’s Floor Hockey ............................................ Gym—10:00 A.M.
Today at West Highland
Next Sunday at West Highland
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8:30 A.M.—PRAYER ROOM AVAILABLE (Room 206)
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8:30 A.M.—PRAYER ROOM AVAILABLE (Room 206)
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9:00 & 11:00 A.M.—WORSHIP SERVICE
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9:00 & 11:00 A.M.—WORSHIP SERVICE
Build with the Word of God
John Mahaffey
Lead Pastor
Build in the Midst of Conflict
John Mahaffey
Lead Pastor
There is NO TREC tonight.
It will resume next week at 6:00 P.M.
$ (57,270)
Women’s Study (Hebrews) ............................... Library—9:30 A.M.
STAR Kids QUEST ....................................... Lower Level—6:30 P.M.
Orchestra Practice...................................... Auditorium—7:00 P.M.
Perspectives .......................................................Library—7:00 P.M.
STAR KIDS—OUR SPECIAL MINISTRY FOR CHILDREN!
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$ 923,326
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6:00 P.M.—TREC (TRaining and Equipping Christ-followers
Our no-cost Sunday evening classes for everyone!
For more details, visit www.westhighland.org/trec.