Love others… in our community

Mitten Tree

 
Westwood Presbyterian Women put up a Christmas tree designated specifically for mittens, gloves, knit hats and scarfs. The congregation brings these items and hangs them on the “Mitten Tree” for children in need that attend Benton Elementary School.
 
Contact: Cheri Jackson
Westwood Missions
 
Westwood Brotherhood

Brotherhood Community Ministries

Brotherhood Community Ministries provides a pre-school for up to 35 at-risk children during the school year.
 
Contact: Sharon Chester
 

Love Wichita

Love Wichita is an outreach designed to share the love of Jesus as we assist neighbors, members and our church in the completion of small projects. Westwood Church and Benton Elementary School are always on our “to do” list and we’re always anxious to receive contact information for others who might need a hand.
 
Contact: Karen Raines
Westwood Mission
 
Westwood Meals on Wheels

Meals-On-Wheels

Meals-On-Wheels is a nonprofit citywide program that provides daily meals for shut ins. We have several routes and deliver on Monday mornings. It takes less than two hours and we take turns once per month as well as one weekly delivery route of medications to Harry Hines Hospice locations. It is very rewarding when you see the smiles on their faces as we arrive at their door. We always have room for additional drivers and delivery people.
 
 
Contact: Clare Rippel
 

Neighborhood Night Out

Neighborhood Night Out is a big neighborhood block party to facilitate the meeting of our members, church neighbors, and families and staff from Benton Elementary. A cookout is held with lots of yummy foods and children are able to enjoy a variety of carnival games and bounce houses while adults are entertained by exceptional music by Fly by Night. There is no charge – just an opportunity for Westwood Church to share the gift of fellowship with others.
 
Contact: Karen Raines
Westwood Mission
 

Union Rescue Mission

An emergency shelter and life-changing center for men. Provides overnight housing and meals for homeless men, hosting a 12-month addition recovery and Christian discipleship program called “New Beginnnings” and distributes free food, diapers, and infant formula to families and single mothers in need.
 
 
Contact: Sharon Chester
 

Working Men of Christ

The mission is to help those incarcerated to practice becoming faithful doers of God’s Word through a Bible Correspondence Incentive Course and for those that have no place to go, they also offer safe established Discipleship home’s upon application approval.
 
 
Contact: Sharon Chester
Westwood WMOC
 
Westwood Mission

Backpacks for Kids

Backpacks for Kids is an outreach ministry that began out of concern that some school children might not have enough to eat over extended school breaks, especially Christmas. A member of our team meets with the Social Worker at Benton Elementary to determine if there are students who might be at risk of inadequate food and nutrition. Any students who qualify have healthy, kid-friendly items placed in their backpacks before the beginning of the vacation.
 
Contact: Karen Raines