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Worship Service: 10:45 AM - Noon

Sunday Evening:

Flood Youth Group: 5 - 6:30 PM

Tuesday Evening:

Re-Discover Service: 6:30 - 7:45 PM

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Humble Beginnings...

4 Couples

In May of 2000, God orchestrated the meeting of four couples from diverse backgrounds, all with a desire to carry out the Great Commandment and the Great Commission while doing church in fresh new ways.  He then used these couples - Mike & Stephanie Mitchener, Mark & Lisa Miller, Peter & Cindy Norton, and Bill & Michele Woodson - to plant Westside Fellowship.  They met in the offices of a gracious local church (Integrity Community Church) on Wednesday nights, and even in each others' homes as they formed bylaws and a statement of faith.  On Sundays each couple visited different healthy churches to conduct research and focus in on who they felt God was calling them to be.

 

Sunday Morning Services Begin...

In October, 2000, the first Sunday morning church service was held in the Elon Elementary Gym.  Present were the four orginal families along with David & Tammy Brown and the Brown girls, as well as Chris & Elaine Shepherd and their two girls - 29 people in all (31 if you count Tess Shepherd and Josiah Mitchener who were in their mother's womb).

Elon Gym

Six months later, on April 1, 2001, Westside held it's official Kick Off Service with nearly 200 in attendance.

 

God Gets All the Glory...

God accomplished much during our time at Elon Elementary, even without a physical church building.  Westside has also been committed to preaching the absolute truth of scripture in an atmosphere where both believers and nonbelievers can "let their guard down" and allow the Word of God to penetrate their hearts.  Our unique ways of "doing church" and our "come as you are" atmosphere allowed many to attend who would not have felt comfortable in a more formal church environment.  God has used this strategy to produce much fruit, and Westside has grown in both numbers and depth.  Lives have been eternally changed!

Old Towne Fair...

If you ask any of Westside's current members who were a part of Westside during the "early years", they will be sure to mention the inaugural Old Towne Fair.  In order to reach the community, Westside held it's first Old Towne Fair on June 8, 2002, and attracted approximately 1,000 people, jamming traffic in Elon as folks gathered on the Elon Firehouse Fields.  The event included old-style games, including a watermelon seed spitting contest and sack races.  Westside volunteers also gave out free snow cones and prizes to the kids.

Missions...

Not only does Westside strive to reach the community, but we have also always been passionate about overseas missions.  Since our inception as a church we have sent teams on three trips to China, three trips to Mexico, two trips to Kenya, one to Romania, one to India, two to Nepal, and one to Jamaica planned for summer, 2012.

A Home for Westside...

In December, 2002, Westside made the decision to purchase nearly seven acres of land adjacent to Western Alamance High School, and on March 28, 2003, the sale closed.

Westside Fellowship

A special Sunday morning tent service was held to celebrate the purchase, and the home located on the property (which is fondly called "The Big House") began to be used as a location for midweek Bible study and prayer, youth gatherings, and offices.

On November 16, 2006, Westside moved to its new Worship Center on Highway 87 North, where we still meet today.  God continues to work in and through us in mighty ways, and we look forward to seeing what He has in store for us in the future!