The Brownsboro Summer Café will touch the Brownsboro Community once per month this summer. On June 21st, we will have a cookout serving food & drinks at Colony Apartments from 4:30-8pm. Second Harvest Food Bank gives us weekend meal packs to pass out to every registered school-age child. We need your help to cook, serve & build relationships with our neighbors. Please come to WSF at 4:30pm to help pack the truck or join us at the Colony Apartments at 5pm. Colony Apartment Address: 4200 Brownsboro Road.
The Burn is a movement of burning hearts all across the globe returning back to their first love and then taking that love to nations. Our core is communities unifying around the Presence of God for "burns" consisting of nonstop of worship and prayer at least once per month at different churches.
This month The Burn will be with us here at WSF. Come soak in the Lord's presence with other believers from the area!
Friday, July 6 - Saturday, July 7 // 7pm // Prayer Room
Join us for rafting on the Nantahala River on Saturday, July 21st! Cost: $35 per person. Departing WSFirst at 7:30 am. Returning approximately 8 pm. Chick-fil-a box meals can be purchased for $6 (or you can bring your own lunch). MInimum age to participate is 15 years.
Arrows & the Arts / Parents' Night Out When: 1st Friday of every month, except July. Dates: Aug 3 & Sept 7 Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm Where: FMC Building What: Parents! Enjoy a night out to be refreshed while your children (5 years - 5th Grade) are enriched through creative arts. We will offer different creative outlets that your child can sign up for upon registration. From singing or dancing to photography, art, cake decorating, woodworking, and more, we will have something for your child to be a part of each month. We will end the night with a movie and popcorn. Childcare will be available for children 4 years and under. Cost: $5 per child. Registration will close at midnight of the Wednesday prior to the event.
Cost: $5 per child.
WSF, in collaboration with Awake Church and the Love Church, will help with the Back to School Block Party for our Brownsboro Community. Parents can purchase a backpack bundle for an affordable price that includes their WSFCS supply list. We need your help to cook, serve and build relationships with our neighbors. Please come to WSF at 4:30pm to help pack the truck or join us at the Colony Apartments at 5pm.
Colony Apartment Address: 4200 Brownsboro Road.
Come and spend a night getting to know us a little better. We will teach you our core beliefs, tell you more about who we are as a church and help you find a place to use your gifts to serve. We would love for you to become a WSF partner!
Partnership Night will take place on Sunday, September 16 at 6pm in the Prayer Room. For more information, contact Heather Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-759-7517.
Hosted by Lifestyle Christianity - the ministry of Todd White and supported by area churches, Power & Love is a four-day school designed to ground you in God's true purpose for your life -- to walk in love and impact people everywhere you go as Jesus lives through you! Knowing who you are in relationship to Jesus and what He has done for you is KEY in walking out the Christian life in supernatural power! Join thousands of others who have gained a fresh excitement for living out the everyday Christian life!
This is a special time for families to gather as parents dedicate their child to the Lord. One of our pastors will pray over your child and present you with a certificate of dedication and a special gift for the baby. Baby dedications will be held on Sunday, May 13 during the 11 am worship service. Register online today by clicking the button below.
New Wednesday Night Growth Groups begin on Wednesday, May 9. Pastors Mike & Clint will be leading a group on Wisdom while Pastors Darla & Claire lead a group on Prayer & the Prophetic. These groups have been so life- giving. Consider jumping in this time around if you haven't already. You won't regret it!
Our hope for you is that you would connect to the life of the church by serving on one of our great teams. Be a part of creating culture at WSF. If you already serve on a team at WSF or you want to get in the game and step out of the crowd to serve others, this night is for you! Sign up at wsfirst.com/teamnight.
Each year, we host a Super Bowl Party, and each year it is better than the last! Hang out with us for the evening and bring your favorite 2-liter drink and an optional dessert. As always, we will have a hot chili cook-off! So if you've got a killer chili recipe, this is your opportunity to showcase it! Contestants, arrive at 6 pm to enter. results will be announced at half time. There will be plenty of activities for kids (bounce house and games)!
We appreciate all of our WSF volunteers, so we are launching a space specific for you and your children! We know that Sundays can be long and hard on kids who stay for two services while their parents volunteer, so we have created the WSF Kids Clubhouse! This will be a place solely for kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade who are attending both services while their parents are volunteering somewhere on the campus. We will have fun fames, a bouncy house, arts/crafts, video games, snacks, etc.
When: 11am service (approx. 10:30am-1:00pm)
Where: FMC Gym
Who: Kids of volunteers
Love Out Loud exists to bring the Winston-Salem community together to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the city. Come celebrate the Christmas season with LOL on Thursday, December 21 from 4-9pm for a huge Christmas Party downtown at the Benton Convention Center. There will be music, fun activities for the kids, and so much more. And, most importantly, join us in loving God and loving people.
Mark your calendars! Elwood & Glenna's Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 17. This is a church-wide event so bring all your friends and family to this fun-packed night! We will begin at 6pm in the Central Foyer.
There will be hay rides, hot cocoa, face painting, balloon animals, and more! Don't forget to grab family or friends to participate in the PJ Contest. We have an awesome prize in store for the winners! The highlight of the night will be with Pastors Elwood & Glenna reading the Christmas Story to the kids. Don't miss this party!
Enjoy a night out with your spouse and let our childcare professionals care for your kids! Date Nite occurs on Friday, November 17 this month. Reservations are required by the Tuesday prior to Date Nite. Cost is $5 per child / $15 maximum. Register by clicking on the button below.
The Brownsboro Christmas Party & Gift Mart provides the Brownsboro community with an opportunity to purchase gifts for their children at a very affordable price. Please donate your "gently used" toys by dropping off in the West Foyer on December 3rd and 10th. We will serve chili and hot chocolate and project a movie for the children while the parents shop. To volunteer, click on the button below.
Next week, don't miss the adorable rendition of the Christmas Story performed by our own WSF kids. It is completely unproduced, so be prepared to laugh until your stomach hurts! If your child (preschool - 5th grade) would like to participate, please email email@example.com.
Angel Tree is a program of PrisonFellowship® that serves incarcerated parents by providing a pathway for strengthening and restoring their relationships with their children and families.
Angel Tree allows WSFirst an opportunity to share Christ's love with the families of prisoners. Angel Tree Christmas connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts given on the parent’s behalf.
WSFirst Volunteers provide a Christmas party where presents are given to the children with a loving message from the incarcerated parent, and WSFirst also gets a chance to share the greatest gift of all—the Good News of Jesus Christ.
How to get involved:
Volunteers - We are currently looking for volunteers to be a part of the party on the 9th! WSF will host the Angel Tree Party to distribute the gifts that have been purchased by WSF members to the children selected by Prison Fellowship. The party will start at 10am in our FMC Dining Room. We need volunteers to help gather gifts, decorate tables, distribute food, and care for the families who attend. Volunteers will need to be on campus at 8:30am and plan to stay until all the clean up is completed around 12:30. If you are interested in being a part of this annual serving opportunity. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Give a gift - On Sunday, November 12 we will have a Christmas Tree set up in the West Foyer for you to be able to go in, pick up a tag, and get a gift for one of the children. Gifts need to be wrapped and returned to the church with the angel by Sunday, December 3. The Angel Tree Party will be December 9.
Thanksgiving Distribution - WSF will deliver 250 Thanksgiving meals to families of need. WSF families will go to the East Foyer to pick up boxes for delivery after the first and second service. WSF families can help with the purchase of the meal by texting "Thanksgiving" to 336-793-0397. Any amount will help with the effort.
Build a Box - WSF Volunteers will gather on Saturday, November 18th from 10am-1pm to place the groceries in the boxes and prepare the East Foyer for the Sunday Launch to deliver the food. If you would like to bring your family and work together to help prepare the Thanksgiving meal, sign up below.
Join us on Sunday, November 5 at 7pm for the Live Original Tour with Sadie Robertson, along with some of her guests: John Luke Robertson, Anthem Lights, Chris McClarney of Jesus Culture, Steven Malcolm, and Hollyn. Sadie brings a message of encouragement, and challenges students and young adults to live with purpose. For more information or to purchase tickets, click on the button below.
In order to provide a safe place for children during Halloween, WSF volunteers will host a "Trunk 'r Treat" party in the parking lot of the Colony Apartments on Brownsboro Road.
Volunteers can serve in three ways:
- Bring candy for the give away - Candy can be dropped off at WSF Office from Oct 22-30th.
- Prepare and serve the meal
- And prepare your trunk with a carnival type game so children can have fun together with their parents.
Click on the button below to sign up.
If you're wondering if the rumors are true about Kari Jobe coming to WSF on her tour, let us put your mind at ease–because she is! We are so excited to be hosting Kari Jobe and Premier Productions on Friday, October 6. You can purchase your tickets by clicking on the button below.
We believe that women, especially when united, are a powerful force with great impact in our world. When we lay aside our differences and focus on the things that unite us, anything with God is possible.
Our She. Conference provides women an opportunity to participate in an environment that exposes them to the goodness of God, invites them to join in His kingdom work, and saturates them in an empowering culture that celebrates women …all the while having a lot of fun along the way!
At the She. Conference 2017, you can expect to hear from gifted communicators who are anointed with a message for you, engage in powerful worship, be refreshed, and of course, build new friendships!
Date: Saturday, September 9
Cost: $25 (T-shirt and lunch included) - Childcare will be available for an additional cost.
Moms registered for childcare, please note:
Lunches are not provided for children. Please bring a packed lunch. Tables and chairs will be available in East Foyer to feed your children.
Deadline: Wednesday, September 6
9am - Registration begins
9:30am - Opening Session
10:45am - Breakout Session 1
12pm - Lunch
1pm - Breakout Session 2
2pm - Closing Session
1. Step Parenting Ain't for Wimps - Encouragement for the ups and downs of step-parenting.
2. Tough Love & Teenagers - Come learn what teens really need from their parents.
3. Creativity in Worship - Uncover the God-given creative potential inside of you.
4. Being a Christ Follower in the Workplace - How to let Christ’s light shine in dark places.
5. Single Mom’s Connection - A time to meet and connect with other single mom’s and be encouraged by women who have walked this path.
6. Spending is Fun, But Saving is Better - Think about the future and money with wisdom and insight.
7. Dig Deep - Learn to dig deeper in your personal time with God.
Don’t miss Sunday, August 27 as Pastor Mike shares exciting vision for WSF! This day will be structured differently.
- At 9am, we will have unplugged worship, followed by a Q&A with Mike Messner where our congregation can ask questions they have about future matters here at WSF.
- At 11am, Pastor Mike will bring an important message.
- After the 11am service, all members are encouraged to stay to vote on specific matters of the church. We encourage you to attend all of the events this day, but we definitely want you to be at our 11am service to hear this fresh vision!
*Childcare Updates for this day*
There will be no Zone services during the 9am service. This is for ages 3-10. Nursery will still be available.
The Brownsboro Community Backpack & School Supply Drive is happening now through Thursday, August 17. Pick up a flyer for information at Guest Central. Our goal is to have 275 backpacks filled with supplies. All donations can be dropped off at the WSF Administrative Office during the week or in the West Foyer on Sundays. All proceeds from the sale of backpacks go back into the Brownsboro Community ministry.
The Block Party where the Brownsboro Community will be able to get these supplies for a discounted rate will be on Saturday, August 19. For more details, e-mail Joyce Henson at email@example.com.
Lake Life is an incredible time away from home and distractions for our students to focus their hearts in worship and prayer while also building friendships with other students and our student pastors. Each day is filled with fun activities and ends with a service each night. A few of our activities include swimming, tubing, and kayaking. We hope your student joins us!
Dates: Tuesday, August 1 - Saturday, August 5
Dates: Saturday, July 29 - Monday, July 31
Brownsboro Summer Café is off to a great start! We need volunteers to serve food, lead learning activity stations, set-up/pack-up, and prayer partners. The event will take place from 11:30am-1:30pm on Brownsboro Road. To volunteer, e-mail WDixon@LoveOutLoudWS.com.
Winston-Salem First has the privilege of hosting The Burn W-S this June! The Burn 24/7 is a movement of burning hearts all across the globe returning back to their first love and then taking that love to nations. Our core is communities unifying around the Presence of God for "burns" consisting of 12 to 100 hours of nonstop of worship and prayer at least once per month. Come worship with us anytime. We will kick off the night at 7pm!