Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to "spreading the Good News" by educating others about Jesus Christ. His new homilies are posted each week.
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Welcome to West Church!A message from Rev. Dr. Andrea SmithWest is a group of people that worship together, online or at Lake Norman High School , Mooresville, NC when we aren’t in the middle of COVID-19).If you come to West on a Sunday morning, you’ll find folks dressed in shorts and tee shirts or athletic apparel, some coming straight from their soccer game. In winter, a pair of jeans and sweatshirt is common.At West, “all” means all people are welcome, and we actually live out that core value. West is an inclusive, safe community and we are not ashamed to say that.We believe in being real and relevant. We want to meet you where you are in your life. You’re not going to hear that there are absolutes — all questions and all pathways of exploration are welcome.We practice what we understand to be the Jesus way, which is radical love and acceptance. We encourage you to ask questions and wrestle with what we say on a Sunday morning.We don’t invest a lot of money in facilities. We worship at Lake Norman High School (on pause because of COVID) through an amazing partnership with Iredell School System and have a strong online community. By not having a dedicated building, we can invest our money in community missions.Major missions:Support a sister church and orphanage in UgandaOperate a food truck with two local African American churches that feeds 150-200 each Sunday.Produce an annual Back to School Bash, where 1,200 disadvantaged students receive shoes, clothing and supplies so they’re ready for success in school.Visit www.headingwest.org for more information and to receive a free gift.I would love to hear from you. I’d love to know what questions you have about West. Email me or text 704-928-6083.Rev. Dr. Andrea SmithPastor, West Churchandrea@headingwest.org