The Advent season invites us to acknowledge that we all have stories to look back on, and a future to look forward to. Our stories of sorrow, pain and injustice are there to remind us of our need of someone or something that would come to change things and to give us hope of a better future. During this season we are preparing and longing for the coming of the Messiah as Israel did in the past to come to bring hope, love, joy, and peace.
“I’m so grateful to be a part of a church community whose core values are calling out the Imago Dei and working toward restorative justice. It's not a small thing to be prayed for and supported in taking a team to the US/Mexico border to see firsthand those impacted by family separation, but also to have created space to share the experience with our congregation. Thank you Westside Church Internacional family for your shared concern for those suffering oppression and injustice. Let us continue to ask God to give us eyes to see how He wants to move us together toward action." Michelle Warren, Worship Pastor