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- Bulletin | westside-church
Welcome Call to Worship L: Today is a day especially created for you to find peace and hope. P: In the midst of our hectic lives, we surely need such a time as this. L: Come, rest in the Lord. P: Our souls long for God’s refreshing love. L: Let the demands of your week melt away in God’s presence. P: Refresh and restore us, O Lord, we pray. AMEN. Song 1 How Firm a Foundation (UMH 529) 1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in his excellent word! What more can he say than to you he hath said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled? 2. "Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, for I am thy God and will still give thee aid; I'll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand. 3. "When through the deep waters I call thee to go, the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow; for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 4. "When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie, my grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply; the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine. 5. “The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose, I will not, I will not desert to its foes; that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake.” Spiritual Fun-mation Gospel John 6:1-21 After this Jesus went across the Galilee Sea (that is, the Tiberias Sea). A large crowd followed him, because they had seen the miraculous signs he had done among the sick. Jesus went up a mountain and sat there with his disciples. It was nearly time for Passover, the Jewish festival. Jesus looked up and saw the large crowd coming toward him. He asked Philip, “Where will we buy food to feed these people?” Jesus said this to test him, for he already knew what he was going to do. Philip replied, “More than a half year’s salary worth of food wouldn’t be enough for each person to have even a little bit.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said, “A youth here has five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that for a crowd like this?” Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass there. They sat down, about five thousand of them. Then Jesus took the bread. When he had given thanks, he distributed it to those who were sitting there. He did the same with the fish, each getting as much as they wanted. When they had plenty to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather up the leftover pieces, so that nothing will be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves that had been left over by those who had eaten. When the people saw that he had done a miraculous sign, they said, “This is truly the prophet who is coming into the world.” Jesus understood that they were about to come and force him to be their king, so he took refuge again, alone on a mountain. When evening came, Jesus’ disciples went down to the lake. They got into a boat and were crossing the lake to Capernaum. It was already getting dark and Jesus hadn’t come to them yet. The water was getting rough because a strong wind was blowing. When the wind had driven them out for about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the water. He was approaching the boat and they were afraid. He said to them, “I Am. Don’t be afraid.” Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and just then the boat reached the land where they had been heading. Message: Still Speaking Prayer Song 2 Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me (UMH 509) 1. Jesus, Savior, pilot me over life's tempestuous sea; unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal. Chart and compass came from thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me. 2. As a mother stills her child, thou canst hush the ocean wild; boisterous waves obey thy will, when thou sayest to them, "Be still!" Wondrous sovereign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me. 3. When at last I near the shore, and the fearful breakers roar 'twixt me and the peaceful rest, then, while leaning on thy breast, may I hear thee say to me, "Fear not, I will pilot thee." Blessing West Side Weekly
- Tiny Desk Sermon | westside-church
TINY DESK SERMON New Episodes Every Sunday at 10:30 AM Since the COVID-19 Pandemic struck the world in March, We’ve taken our Sunday worship online as “Tink Desk Sermon”. Every Sunday at 10:30 AM, you can look forward to about 30 minutes of worship including; church announcements, scripture readings, a time for children, and music with lyrics on-screen so you can sing along at home. If you or a loved one don’t have social media or the internet, the audio-only version of our sermons can be accessed over the phone by calling (734) 203-7051. Sermons can be accessed any time and new episodes are available every Sunday by 10:30 AM. View Most Recent Sermon View Current Sermon Series View Sermon Libary AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND HERE Spotify Amazon Music Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram STILL SPEAKING// 7.25.2021 Our Most Recent Tiny Desk Sermon GOOD MORNING CHURCH! Thank you for joining us online for worship! If you don't know yet, in-person worship is back!!! You can join us out on the lawn at 900 S. Seventh st here in Ann Arbor, Michigan at 10:30. 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. 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
- 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
- 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. View Most Recent Sermon View Current Sermon Series View Sermon Libary 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.
- Children & Youth | westside-church
CHILDREN & YOUTH Join us for Spiritual Funmation A Moment for Children & Youth Every Sunday at 10:30 Good morning church! let get ready for Spiritual Funmation with Pastor Elisabeth! A WEST SIDE CHRISTMAS The West Side Chruch 2020 Christmas Pegent Thanks to COVID-19, the West Side Christmas pageant looks a bit different than normal. This year, we sent out the script and asked church members to record scenes of the pageant using whatever they had at home for costumes and props. Sit back, and have a laugh while enjoying the 2020 West Side Christmas Pageant. 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. DUE TO COVID - 19, SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL West Side's Vacation Bible School is usually held for one week in June from 5:00-8:00pm (dates and times may vary) and it is free for everyone. Children ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade are welcome, and older students are invited to volunteer. The week includes art and crafts, music, games, snacks, and fun all connecting to the week's Biblical theme! PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES CONCERNING VBS 2021 SUMMER MUSICAL During the summer months, children are invited to participate in West Side's summer musical. Children rehearse on Sunday mornings during the worship service. Rehearsal attendance is flexible to accommodate vacations and other summer activities. The cast and crew perform the musical at the worship service on the 2nd Sunday in September. We welcome all children who want to participate, and have big parts, small parts, and director's assistant roles available to fit everyone's comfort level. DUE TO COVID - 19, PLEASE STAY-TUNED FOR UPDATES FOR THIS SUMMER'S CHILDREN'S MUSICAL 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. YOUTH GROUP Growing Together in Christ During middle school and high school years, youth are growing in their understanding of the world around them. They have questions. Relationships with parents, teachers, and friends are changing and evolving. Every Sunday evening, all 6th-12th grade students are invited to come and explore their faith and their questions in an open, safe, and supportive group. Sometimes we play games, or watch movies, sometimes we engage in spiritually dynamic activities, and always, there is a snack, and more! We don't pretend to know the answers to tough life questions, but we do believe that Christ is our best guide to asking those questions, and seeking answers together. Youth group meets most Sundays (unless there's a special event) at church from 5-7 pm on the north lawn (temporarily-due to COVID), weather permitting, and is open to all 6th to 12th grade students. This time includes music, hanging out, games, weekly spiritual thoughts, exploration of God's vision for Ann Arbor, videos and more. Want to learn more? Contact Elisabeth Danielsons at (734) 663-4164 ext. 13, email@example.com CONFIRMATION Proclaim Your Faith When youth are ready to explore their faith commitment more deeply, we offer Confirmation classes. At the end of the confirmation session, the student will have the opportunity to publicly proclaim their faith during a worship service. SPRING HILL CAMP A Can't-Miss Experience They are a non-profit Christian camp and retreat ministry whose mission is to create life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Many of our youth look forward to this annual trip. Youth group meets most Sundays (unless there's a special event) at church from 5-7 pm on the north lawn (temporarily-due to COVID), weather permitting, and is open to all 6th to 12th grade students. This time includes music, hanging out, games, weekly spiritual thoughts, exploration of God's vision for Ann Arbor, videos and more. MISSION TRIPS Serve God by Serving Others They are a non-profit Christian camp and retreat ministry whose mission is to create life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Many of our youth look forward to this annual trip. Youth group meets most Sundays (unless there's a special event) at church from 5-7 pm on the north lawn (temporarily-due to COVID), weather permitting, and is open to all 6th to 12th grade students. This time includes music, hanging out, games, weekly spiritual thoughts, exploration of God's vision for Ann Arbor, videos and more.
- Worship This Week | westside-church
Worship This Week Thank you for joining us this morning for worship and praise. Listed below is everything you need to participate in today's service. If you would like to watch Tiny Desk Sermon online, please click the button below. Watch Sermon Opening Prayer Call To Worship L: Sing to the Lord a new song, a song of hope and rejoicing! P: Praise God for wonderful acts of mercy and kindness! L: God has remembered God’s faithful ones. P: God has poured blessing upon blessing upon us! L: Praise the Lord, all the earth, shout your praise! P: Rejoice, for God is truly with us. AMEN. Opening Song Come Down, O Love Divine (UMH 475) 1. Come down, O Love divine, seek thou this soul of mine, and visit it with thine own ardor glowing; O Comforter, draw near, within my heart appear, and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing. 2. O let it freely burn, till earthly passions turn to dust and ashes in its heat consuming; and let thy glorious light shine ever on my sight, and clothe me round, the while my path illuming. 3. And so the yearning strong, with which the soul will long, shall far outpass the power of human telling; for none can guess its grace, till Love create a place wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling. Scripture Reading While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell on everyone who heard the word. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 They heard them speaking in other languages and praising God. Peter asked, 47 “These people have received the Holy Spirit just as we have. Surely no one can stop them from being baptized with water, can they?” 48 He directed that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited Peter to stay for several days. Spiritual Funmation The Message A Time of Prayer The Lord's Prayer Closing Song Blessing
- Community Life | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church
Community Life Connect with groups and activities that inspire & move you Getting involved is an important part of growing in your faith journey. West Side provides many opportunities for you to learn and grow. Adult Education There are many opportunites for adults to engage in Christian Education Learn More United Methodist Women United Methodist Women provides fellowship and service opportunities to women around the globe. Learn More Please reload
- Piecemakers Quilt Group | westside-church
Piecemakers Quilt Group A Gift of Warmth One of the joys of quilting is to share a part of yourself in your creations. If you are a quilter, beginner or experienced, and would like to meet once a month for fellowship while working on quilts to give to those in need of comfort and warmth, please plan to join the West Side Piecemakers. The group meets monthly, September through May, with the purpose of constructing quilts for home bound church members and those in need throughout the community. Meetings are held in Weiss Hall the second Monday of each month at 9:00 am and continue through the early afternoon. We welcome new members. Bring basic sewing supplies, a sewing machine if you have one, and a packed lunch, and plan to have an enjoyable day stitching and making new friends.
- Children | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church
Children There is always something fun going on for children. Come join us! 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. What we are up to now! Christmas Pageant West Side's Christmas-themed musical is a favorite event! A fun and meaningful script is chosen each year. Children rehearse on Sundays leading up to a performance during worship service in December. All children are welcome to participate on stage or behind the scenes. Learn More Vacation Bible School West Side's Vacation Bible School is usually held for one week in June from 5:00-8:00pm (dates and times may vary) and it is free for everyone. Children ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade are welcome, and older students are invited to volunteer. The week includes art and crafts, music, games, snacks, and fun all connecting to the week's Biblical theme! See great pictures Children's Summer Musical During the summer months, children are invited to participate in West Side's summer musical. Children rehearse on Sunday mornings during the worship service. Rehearsal attendance is flexible to accommodate vacations and other summer activities. The cast and crew perform the musical at the worship service on the 2nd Sunday in September. We welcome all children who want to participate, and have big parts, small parts, and director's assistant roles available to fit everyone's comfort level. 2019 Information Please reload
- GIVE | westside-church
GIVING AT WEST SIDE Stewardship is an important part of a Christian life We are all encouraged to live into the Biblical principle of tithing - giving one tenth of all that we have been given to building God's Kingdom here on earth. There are many opportunities to support this Kingdom work at West Side Church. Our day-to-day ministries and programs our supported through our regular worship giving. We are beginning phase two of our Foundation for the Future capital campaign which is updating our facilities to better serve our community and enhance the worship experience. We also support a variety of current mission needs in our community and around the world through specific designated giving that includes our monthly communion offering. Through the United Methodist Commmitee on Relief (UMCOR) we provide direct support with no overhead cost to national and worldwide emergent needs. MARCH COMMUNITY OFFERING UMCOR Westside’s Community Offering for March is dedicated to the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR. UMCOR’s work focuses on eating those who have been impacted by natural or human-caused catastrophes and are often the first on the scene when tragedy strikes. To learn more about UMCOR, visit . https://umcmission.org/5253-2/ To give to UMCOR text “$____ Community ” to 84321 WAYS TO GIVE TEXT TO GIVE ONLINE GIVING It's easy to give with your smart phone by using Test-To-Give! Simply text the amount you'd like to give to 84321. The first time you text you'll get a link to follow in order to set up your Text-To-Give account. Thereafter you will simply text the amount you want to give to 84321. Here's a that will walk you through the process. VIDEO You can sign up to give electronically on a recurring basis or make a one time gift through our on-line portal. You can also download the giving app for your or your . android device here, iOS device here DONATE