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  • West Side United Methodist Church | Ann Arbor | MI

    WELCOME TO WEST SIDE CHURCH For all God's People, No Asterisk Welcome to West Side United Methodist Church, an intentionally diverse community of faith that embraces and celebrates all people as loved children of God. Our vision is to connect people to the life and love of Jesus Christ, supporting current generations and building future generations of Christians. We share our ministry with people of all faith histories, ages, races, gender identities and expressions, economic status, mental abilities, physical abilities, sexual orientations, marital status, and nationalities. We look forward to building relationships with you by sharing together our gifts, service, prayers, worship, and witness. Welcome home to West Side. Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30a.m. 900 South 7th St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Spotify Amazon Music Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram About West Side Church Many German immigrants came to the Ann Arbor area in the nineteenth century. These were farmers and business people who settled on the west side of Ann Arbor and began to build their new lives in America. In 1832 a group of these immigrants organized a German Evangelical Society, and 14 years later a group of families unhappy with the Evangelical Society petitioned the Ohio Conference of the Methodist Church to MISSION & VISION Why We're Here & What We Aim To Do OUR BELIEFS We believe the church belongs to God and that the church is, in the words of the Apostle Paul, the body of Christ, called to do God’s will and be the physical presence of Christ in the world. THE BIBLE OPEN HEARTS. OPEN MINDS. OPEN DOORS THE WEST SIDE STORY open the "Erste Deutsche Methodisten Kirche" -- the First German Methodist Church on the west side of Ann Arbor. The first church building was at the corner of Division and Liberty streets, and then later was moved to a new building at the corner of Jefferson and Fourth streets in 1896. Over the next 20 years the church gradually transitioned from the German language to English, and in 1919 re-named itself West Side Methodist Church. ​ In 1952 the church acquired property on Seventh Street near Pauline, and built the sanctuary portion of the current building. Later an education building was added to the site, and a connecting building was added in 1986. In 1968 the Methodist Church merged with the Evangelical United Brethren Church, and became known as the United Methodist Church. ​ Today, West Side Church fully lives into the diverse society found in our community. Ann Arbor is a major university city in America, and we celebrate and serve the unique diversity that comes with our location. Mission: As a United Methodist church we share a common Mission Statement with Methodists around the globe: Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. ​ Vision: CONNECT people to the life and love of Jesus Christ; GROW generations of Disciples; ACT on our faith to change the world A UNITED METHODIST COMMUNITY West Side Church is part of the United Methodist denomination, the second-largest Protestant denomination in America, and we uphold our heritage by pursuing ministry in keeping with this tradition. We seek to be generous in spirit, broadminded, passionately devoted to Jesus Christ, and wholly surrendered to God. We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. We also pursue social holiness in the public sphere by addressing key issues of our time so that our world will look more like the Kingdom of God. United Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion. United Methodists are “people of the Book,” whose faith is firmly rooted in and built upon the scriptures. We hold the Bible to be divinely inspired and are committed to living by its words. We also recognize the Bible was written by people who heard God in the light of their own cultural and historical circumstances. As such, we make use of scholarship and study the scriptures carefully. When we encounter theological differences among Christians, we bear in mind John Wesley’s approach, “in essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” United Methodists share a common heritage with other Christians, holding to the historic essentials of the Christian faith. ​ We believe the goal of the Christian life is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. We value passionate worship, relevant preaching, small groups to hold Christians accountable to one another, and serving those who are in need. We value the spiritual disciplines and take a “methodical” approach to growing in the faith. United Methodists value the full participation of people of all backgrounds in every facet of fellowship and leadership within the church and society. ​ This is our heritage, and it continues to shape West Side Church in every area of our ministry. UM FOOTBALL PARKING Parking for UM home games has been offered here since the 1970's. The price is $30 and it is on a first come first serve basis. If you have any questions please call Irene at 734-223-0392.

  • Sermon Library | westside-church

    TINY DESK SERMON LIBRARY Find All Tiny Desk Episodes Here BE THE GIFT DEC. 6, 2020 - JAN. 3, 2021 1. HOPE DEC. 6, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 40:1-11 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 (all RCL) Song 6. INCARNATION JAN. 3, 2021 Scripture Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:1-18 (all RCL) Song 4. CHRISTMAS EVE DEC. 24, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 (all RCL) Song O Come, All Ye Faithful UMH #234 Silent Night UMH #239 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing UMH #240 Joy to the world UMH #246 2. FAITH DEC. 13, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Luke 1:46b-55 Song Tell Out, My Soul UMH #200 O Come, O Come Emmanuel UMH #211 3. JOY DEC. 20, 2020 Scripture Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 (all RCL) Song Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly. UMH #272 5. LIVE IT OUT DEC. 27, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 Song Go Tell it on the Mountain UMH #251 I Saw Three Ships Author YOU ARE THE LIGHT NOV. 1, 2020 - NOV. 29, 2020 1. LEGACY NOV. 1, 2020 Scripture Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-16 3. SEASONS NOV. 15, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 40:1-11 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 (all RCL) 5. THANKSGIVING NOV. 29, 2020 Scripture Deuteronomy 8:7-18 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Mattew 5:14-16 4. ILLUMINATING NOV. 22, 2020 Scripture Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 (all RCL) 2. LAMPS NOV. 8, 2020 Scripture Amos 5:18-24 Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 Matthew 25:1-13 (all RCL) THE WAY SEP. 13, 2020 - OCT. 18, 2020 1. DIRECTION SEP. 13, 2020 Scripture Exodus 14:19-31 Psalm 103:1-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 (all RCL) 2. ROUND HERE SEP. 20, 2020 Scripture Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 145:1-8 Matthew 20:1-16 (all RCL) 3. GETTING LOST SEP. 27, 2020 Scripture Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 25:1-9 Matthew 21:23-32 (all RCL) 4. BECOMING FOUND OCT. 4, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Luke 1:46b-55 5. WAVES OCT. 11, 2020 Scripture Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Matthew 22:1-14 (all RCL) 6. COINS & EMPIRE OCT. 18, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-13 Matthew 22:15-22 PIVOT AUG. 9, 2020 - SEP. 6, 2020 1. COURAGE AUG. 9, 2020 Scripture 1 Kings 19:9-18 (RCL) 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (TNL) Matthew 14:22-33 (RCL) 2. PERSISTANCE AUG. 16, 2020 Scripture Ezekiel 37:1-14 (AAL) Psalm 103:1-5 (TNL), Matthew 15:21-28 (RCL) 3. OPENNESS AUG. 23, 2020 Scripture Psalm 124 (RCL) Romans 12:1-8 (RCL) Matthew 16:13-20 (RCL) 4. SEEING AUG.30, 2020 Scripture Exodus 3:1-15 (RCL) Romans 12:9-21 (RCL) Matthew 16:21-28 (RCL) 5. SABBATH SEP. 6, 2020 Scripture Deuteronomy 5:12-15 (AAL) Psalm 119:33-40 (RCL) Romans 13:8-14 (RCL) Matthew 18:15-20 (RCL) FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS JUL. 5, 2020 - AUG. 2, 2020 1. LIBERITY & JUSTICE .. FOR ALL (?) JUL. 5, 2020 Scripture Exodus 13:17-22 (AAL) Luke 20:9-19 (TNL) 2. PEACEMAKING &JUSTICE SEEKING JUL. 12, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 55:10-13 (RCL) Matthew 21:12-17 (AAL) Hebrews 13:1-3 (AAL) 3. VOLUNTEERING JUL. 19, 2020 Scripture 1 Corinthians 4:1-13 (AAL) Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 (RCL) Matthew 18:21-22 (TNL) 4. HOPE JUL. 26, 2002 Scripture 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 (TNL) Matthew 5:13-16 (TNL) 1 Kings 3:5-12 (RCL) 5. GOING VIRAL AUG. 2, 2020 Scripture Acts 1:4-8 (AAL) 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (TNL) Isaiah 55:1-5 (RCL) BEGIN AGAIN MAY 26, 2020 - JUN. 28, 2020 1. BEGIN AGAIN MAY 26, 2020 3. BREATHE JUN. 7, 2020 2. EVEN THIS JUN. 3, 2020 4. SEE JUN. 14, 2020 5 UNMASKING JUN. 21, 2020 6. SCARIFICE JUN. 28, 2020 EASTER APR. 12, 2020 - MAY 24, 2020 1. HE IS RISEN APR. 12, 2020 2. WITNESSES APR. 19, 2020 3. ON THE ROAD APR. 26, 2020 4. IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE MAY 3, 2020 5. INFANTS & SAINTS MAY 10, 2020 6. BUCKET OF BLESSING MAY 17, 2020 7. POWER & CHANGE MAY 24, 2020 LENT MAR. 1, 2020 - APR. 5, 2020 1. GRACE, ACTUALLY MAR. 1, 2020 2. ENTRANCE TO ETERNITY MAR. 8, 2020 4. DARKNESS & LIGHT MAR. 22, 2020 3. SIMPLE THEOLOGY MAR. 15, 2020 5. LIVING IN THE MIDST OF LIFE MAR. 29, 2020 6. PARADE APR. 5, 2020

  • Community Life | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church

    Community Life Connect with groups and activities that inspire & move you 1 Corinthians is one of the most gripping books in the Bible. In this letter, Paul, the complicated, layered apostle, writes to the people trying a wild new social experiment known as a Christian community. Not unlike the church today, this community dealt with factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership. In 1 Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God, Jaime Clark-Soles explores these topics and the awe inspiring, breathtaking world of the first-century church. Join Pastor Sydney in a weekly Bible Study filled with community and discussion. Starting Thursday, September 15th we will meet online at 9:50am, and Thursday evening at 6pm in-person at WSUMC. Books will be ready for pickup in our main office today September 8th, all who would like to participate, please reimburse the church $11. You can bring your funds to the office Monday through Thursday from 9am-2pm. Email Pastor Sydney with all questions! Bible study online link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88292763153 Getting involved is an important part of growing in your faith journey. West Side provides many opportunities for you to learn and grow. ​

  • Children & Youth | westside-church

    CHILDREN & YOUTH Join us for Sunday School and Youth group Sunday school Sunday mornings at 10:30, Youth group Sunday evenings from 5:30-7. WSUMC Confirmation Confirmation begins Thursday, October 6th from 4pm-5:30pm with Pastor Sydney here at WSUMC. She needs your help. We are looking for a diverse group of confirmation mentors. A confirmation mentor is expected to share their time in our meetings and their experience in faith. Youth, church leaders, and congregation members are invited to devote your time to those on this great confirmation journey. Trunk or Treat Get spooked and psyched for a sugar rush! WSUMC will have our trunk or treat Sunday evening, October 30th from 5pm to 7pm.We need 10-12 people willing to sign up themselves and their cars. Each person will be responsible to decorate the trunk of your car and pass out candy and sweet treats. This event cannot happen without your help. Pass this information to your neighbors and any children that would like to join. If you have any questions please email Pastor Sydney. (sydney@westside-umc.org ) CHILDREN AT WEST SIDE CHURCH For Students Grades K- 6 SUNDAY SCHOOL Children are at the heart of Jesus' ministry. We use a rotational model of children's Sunday School to give our elementary-aged kids a chance to learn about memorable and important bible stories in more depth. We focus on a single bible story over several weeks using a series of different experiences including music, art, games, science, and performance, to gain a deeper understanding of the story. ​ Sunday School starts September 11,2022 at 10:30 Beginning on Sunday, September 11th, Youth group will return at 5:30pm in Weiss Hall. Parents if you'd like to volunteer to sign up to provide snacks and chaperone, please email Pastor Sydney. More details about events and sign ups can be found in Pastor Sydney's newsletter that goes out every Tuesday to youth and children. If youth need to get subscribed to Pastor Sydney's Youth newsletters please email her at your convenience. (sydney@westside-umc.org) YOUTH AT WEST SIDE CHURCH For Students Grades 6 - 12 As young people grow in age and maturity, so also their faith journey grows. Harder questions about who we are and what we believe needs to be cultivated and explored in safe, relevant and meaningful settings. We had a blast jumping into a new Sunday School year at Launch this past Saturday.It was a joy to play arcade games, jump around, and get to know one another better. Thank you parents and caretakers for making time for fun. Please stay tuned for our next Sunday School outing, and be sure to invite any children you know to come out! -Pastor Sydney

  • West Side Methodist Church|Ann Arbor|Learn More

    Top of Page About Staff Beliefs Our Story Becoming a Member Info Get To Know Us! a great place to find out more about West Side Church About West Side Our Story Meet our Staff Beliefs Getting Involved General Information About West Side Church Our Mission: As a United Methodist church we share a common Mission Statement with Methodists around the globe: Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. ​ Our Vision: CONNECT people to the life and love of Jesus Christ; GROW generations of Disciples; ACT on our faith to change the world ​ The Journey: Connecting with the life and love of Jesus Christ is a life long journey. It requires a process of engaging, learning, growing and serving. We work together in small groups and as a congregation to ignite that growth. ​ Our Welcome: West Side United Methodist Church is an intentionally diverse community of faith that embraces and celebrates all people as loved children of God. Our vision is to connect people to the life and love of Jesus Christ, supporting current generations and building future generations of Christians. We welcome, affirm and share our ministry with people of all faith histories, ages, races, gender identities and expressions, economic status, mental abilities, physical abilities, sexual orientations, marital status, and nationalities. We look forward to building relationships with you by sharing together our gifts, service, prayers, worship, and witness. Welcome home to West Side. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Meet Our Staff: Head Pastor: Adam Bissell Director of Discipleship: Sydney Richards Director of Music Ministries: Jacob Carroll Office Manager: Bethany Hazelitt Meet Our Staff: Our Beliefs ​ We believe the church belongs to God and that the church is, in the words of the Apostle Paul, the body of Christ, called to do God’s will and be the physical presence of Christ in the world. ​ A U nited Methodist Community West Side Church is part of the United Methodist denomination, the second largest Protestant denomination in America, and we uphold our heritage by pursuing ministry in keeping with this tradition. We seek to be generous in spirit, broadminded, passionately devoted to Jesus Christ, and wholly surrendered to God. We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. We also pursue social holiness in the public sphere by addressing key issues of our time so that our world will look more like the Kingdom of God. United Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion. ​ The Bible United Methodists are “people of the Book,” whose faith is firmly rooted in and built upon the scriptures. We hold the Bible to be divinely inspired and are committed to live by its words. We also recognize the Bible was written by people who heard God in the light of their own cultural and historical circumstances. As such, we make use of scholarship and study the scriptures carefully. When we encounter theological differences among Christians, we bear in mind John Wesley’s approach, “in essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” United Methodists share a common heritage with other Christians, holding to the historic essentials of the Christian faith. ​ We believe the goal of the Christian life is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. We value passionate worship, relevant preaching, small groups to hold Christians accountable to one another, and serving those who are in need. We value the spiritual disciplines and take a “methodical” approach to growing in the faith. Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. United Methodists value the full participation of people of all backgrounds in every facet of fellowship and leadership within the church and society. ​ This is our heritage, and it continues to shape West Side Church in every area of our ministry. Our Story ​ Many German immigrants came to the Ann Arbor area in the nineteenth century. These were farmers and business people who settled on the west side of Ann Arbor and began to build their new lives in America. In 1832 a group of these immigrants organized a German Evangelical Society, and 14 years later a group of families unhappy with the Evangelical Society petitioned the Ohio Conference of the Methodist Church to open the "Erste Deutsche Methodisten Kirche" -- the First German Methodist Church on the west side of Ann Arbor. The first church building was at the corner of Division and Liberty streets, and then later was moved to a new building at the corner of Jefferson and Fourth streets in 1896. Over the next 20 years the church gradually transitioned from the German language to English, and in 1919 re-named itself West Side Methodist Church. ​ In 1952 the church acquired property on Seventh Street near Pauline, and built the sanctuary portion of the current building. Later an education building was added to the site, and a connecting building was added in 1986. In 1968 the Methodist Church merged with the Evangelical United Brethren Church, and became known as the United Methodist Church. ​ Today, West Side Church fully lives into the diverse society found in our community. Ann Arbor is a major university city in America, and we celebrate and serve the unique diversity that comes with our location. Getting Involved We all desire to make a difference in the world around us. As Christians, we believe that Christ offers the perfect example of committed, compassionate, loving action to make a difference in the world. We want you to find a place to utilize your gifts, push outside your comfort zone, and make a difference for one person, a small group, or a larger community. Want to learn more? Start here , and then talk to our Staff or our welcome team members to take the next step.

  • Bulletin | westside-church

    Welcome Call to Worship L: We are called to be God's children. P: God's love has been poured on us through Jesus Christ! L: Fear and doubt are gone! P: Joy and Celebration ring in our hearts! L: Come, let us raise our voices in song! P: Let us offer our hearts and souls to God in prayer and praise. Amen. Song 1 As the Deer (TFWS 2025) Announcements New Testament Reading Luke 16:1-13 Jesus also said to the disciples, “A certain rich man heard that his household manager was wasting his estate. He called the manager in and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give me a report of your administration because you can no longer serve as my manager.’ “The household manager said to himself, What will I do now that my master is firing me as his manager? I’m not strong enough to dig and too proud to beg. I know what I’ll do so that, when I am removed from my management position, people will welcome me into their houses. “One by one, the manager sent for each person who owed his master money. He said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ He said, ‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil.’The manager said to him, ‘Take your contract, sit down quickly, and write four hundred fifty gallons.’ Then the manager said to another, ‘How much do you owe?’ He said, ‘One thousand bushels of wheat.’ He said, ‘Take your contract and write eight hundred.’ “The master commended the dishonest manager because he acted cleverly. People who belong to this world are more clever in dealing with their peers than are people who belong to the light. I tell you, use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves so that when it’s gone, you will be welcomed into the eternal homes. “Whoever is faithful with little is also faithful with much, and the one who is dishonest with little is also dishonest with much. If you haven’t been faithful with worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? If you haven’t been faithful with someone else’s property, who will give you your own? No household servant can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” Song 2 Seek Ye First(UMH 405) Message: Your Time and Money Song 3 What Does the Lord Require (UMH 441) Offertory Anthem "Never weather-beaten sail". Charles Wood Prayer Song 4 Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us(UMH 381) Blessing West Side Weekly

  • Weddings | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church

    Weddings Love. Commitment to each other and God. A sacred celebration. Weddings at West Side ​ We would be delighted to share in your special day here at West Side UMC! ​ ​ Please contact the church office if interested. 734-663-4164 ​

  • Tiny Desk Sermon | westside-church

    EVERYTHING BELONGS// 11.7.2021 Our Most Recent Tiny Desk Sermon GOOD MORNING CHURCH!!! Thank you for joining us for this morning’s episode of TINY DESK SERMON, Everything Belongs, our newest Tiny Desk Sermon Series. Tune in to hear more about it from Pastor Tim. Our song this morning is “Seek Ye First” UMH 405. Our scripture reading this week is from Matthew 6: 25-33 CBE version. Click the link below to read the passage online https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6&version=CEB If you or a loved one would like to hear the audio-only version of Tiny Desk Sermon, call (734) 203-7051 or search "Tiny Desk Sermon" on your favorite podcast app. text “$____ Community” to 84321 to give to this month’s community outreach offering AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND HERE Spotify Amazon Music Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram View Sermon Libary BE THE GIFT ​ DEC. 6, 2020 - JAN 3, 2021 LEARN MORE YOU ARE THE LIGHT NOV. 1, 2020 - NOV. 29, 2020 LEARN MORE SERMON LIBRARY A Treasure Trove of Tiny Desk Sermons THE WAY ​ Sep. 13, 2020 -OCT. 18, 2020 LEARN MORE PIVOT ​ AUG. 9, 2020 - SEP. 6, 2020 LEARN MORE FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS ​ JUL. 5, 2020 - AUG. 2, 2020 LEARN MORE BEGIN AGAIN ​ MAY 26, 2020 - JUN 28,2020 LEARN MORE EASTER ​ ​ APR. 12, 2020 -MAY 24, 2020 LEARN MORE LENT ​ ​ MAR. 1, 2020 - APR. 5, 2020 LEARN MORE

  • Serve | West Side United Mehodist Church | Ann Arbor

    Make a Difference Get involved in changing the world. We all desire to build deeper relationships with Jesus Christ, and part of that process is personal involvement in the ministries of the church. We each have unique God-given gifts. We invite you to find a place to plug yourself into an opportunity to grow, learn and participate in ministry. Around Ann Arbor There are always a number of ways to make a difference right here in our community. We have teams helping at Alpha House, the Delonis Center, Habitat for Humanity, C.R.O.P. Walk, and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice. There is a quilt group and Stephen Ministers. Where are your gifts, and how can you put them to work? Explore more here... ​ Learn More... United Mehodist Women The UMW is a methodist tradition. We welcome all women to participate in the programs of the Mary Martha or Friendship Circles. Both circles meet on the 2ndMonday of each month-Friendship at 7PM & Mary Martha at 1PM . If you have questions about how to get involved with United Methodist Women, please contact Marilyn Kirking or Gwen Dunlap. Learn More At West Side There are many ways to serve the Lord right here at West Side Church. You can be a host or greeter, help with audio visual team, be a lay reader, share your musical and artistic talents, help around the office, host coffee hour, and so much more. Find out more about these chances to use your gifts right here at West Side! ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Learn More... Ministries Beyond West Side West Side Church is deeply engaged in making the direct and real difference in our community and the world around us, just as Jesus expects of us. Where is your passion? Click below to explore the many opportunities that are available for you to be a part of. Learn More...

  • Serving at West Side | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church

    Serving at West Side There are many ways to use your gifts inside the church. What excites you? There are so many opportunities to make a difference in the life of our church. Explore some of the many places you can help by clicking on options above, or by talking with our staff. Hospitality Do you have a gift of making people feel welcomed? Find out about serving as a greeter, a host, or an usher Learn More Worship & Music A powerful, moving worship experience requires talents from an entire worship team. Do you have gifts that you would like to share as part of the worship experience? Lay readers, communion assistants, choir members, instrumental musicians, sound and video operators all play an integral role in worship. Do you have gifts to share? Learn More Grounds & Gardens Are you blessed with a green thumb? Do you love to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? We pride ourselves on our beautiful memorial garden, flower beds and lawn. By spreading the work among a group of volunteers, we can keep each gardener's work load light while still maintaining the beauty and scerenity of our outdoor spaces. Learn More Please reload

  • Serving our community | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church

    West Side In Action: Mission & Ministries in our Community Habitat for Humanity Each summer we work with other churches in our area to complete 2-3 habitat for humanity houses in Washtenaw county. Alpha House About four times each year, we take responsibility for one week of assistance at Alpha House, a temporary housing orginization for families in our area. There are many opportunities to help with providing food, preparing meals, child care, over night assistance, and more. C.R.O.P. Walk Part of the Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice, this annual walk-a-thon is a fund raiser to provide food resources in our community Please reload

  • West Side Methodist Church | Ann Arbor | First Visit

    Top of Page Introduction Worship Times Getting Here Children's Program We're happy that you want to visit! Introduction Worship Times Getting Here Children's Programs First Impressions Matter Coming to a new church for the first time can be difficult. What will the service be like? Will the people greet me? Will they seem too pushy? Will I fit in? ​ Come and see why so many people have found West Side Church to be a welcoming place to learn about the life and love of Jesus Christ, and to find deeper meaning and an opportunity to serve and be served. People of all ages, races & backgrounds -- single people, married people, families -- people just like you. Welcome. Sunday Morning 10:30 am Come and join us this Sunday. We have ample parking behind the church and one time use worship bags for children to take home and utilize during the service. Dress is casual and comfortable. ​ 900 S. Seventh St. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 734-663-4164 ​ Sunday School meets at 10:30 Little Ones ​ Children are always welcome to stay with you during the service. If you prefer we offer infant and toddler care during worship time. If you elect to have our trained staff watch your small ones, we will have you check them in with our family tracking system, and then we will introduce you to our child care staff.