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  • Music|Worship|Hospitality|West Side Church

    Hospitality, Music & Worship There are many ways to share your gifts as part of making worship a warm, welcoming and moving experience. Hospitality Music Worship Behind the Scenes Hospitality Serving on Sunday morning can take many forms. Greeting, Ushering, caring for newcomers and visitors, and providing refreshment and conversation are all important ways we foster community and build relationships. Tell Me More Top of Page Music Worship Assist Tech Team Music There are many opportunities to share your musical gifts at West Side Church. Adult choir, children's choir, seasonal choirs, and vocal and instrumental musicians. West Side Church is currently forming a praise band. Do you have skills and passion that you'd like to share? Tell me More Worship Assisting Scripture readers, Communion Assistants, acolytes, and lay readers are always needed to make each worship experience complete. If these are gifts of yours, find out how you can share them Tell Me More Tech Team Part of a powerful worship experience requires behind-the-scenes work preparing the worship space, audio engineering and video management. Do you have gifts in these areas or want to learn more about these roles? Tell Me More

  • Summer Musical | westside-church

    Children's Summer Musical Summer Musical postponed due to COVID. Check back in with us next year to see what we have planned!

  • Stephen Ministry | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church

    Stephen Ministry ​ Stephen Ministry helps meet the needs of individuals who are… Hospitalized Terminally ill Bereaved In a job crisis New members of the church Disabled In a spiritual crisis Looking for a caring Christian friend ​ What is Stephen Ministry? Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them. Is life more than you can handle alone right now? Are health, your attitude, or your relationships suffering? Are you adjusting to a new job, a change in marital status, a serious illness, the death of a loved one, a recent move? Would you like to have someone in your life who really cares? Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, to share God’s love with you can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing. ​ What is a Stephen Minister? A Stephen Minister is… A child of God who walks beside a hurting person; A caring Christian friend who really listens; A layperson who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctively Christian care. ​ ​ A Stephen Minister is not… A counselor or therapist; A problem-solver; A casual visitor. ​ ​ How does the referrals process work? A person—either you, a relative, or a friend—is hurting and in need of Christian care. The Stephen Ministry Referrals Coordinator learns about this need for care—from the pastor, the person, or a friend, always with the person’s permission. ​ The Referrals Coordinator meets with the person to talk about Stephen Ministry. With the person’s permission, the Referrals Coordinator assigns a Stephen Minister to meet on a weekly basis with the person. The Stephen Minister continues to provide distinctively Christian care for the person in strict confidentiality. Stephen Ministers Are Called to Be Caregivers

  • Baptism | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church

    Baptisms Baptism is an important sacrament of our faith. Baptism is for people of any age, from infants to adults. In the United Methodist Church we recognize baptisms from any faith. At West Side Church we baptize any who desire to welcome Christ into their lives during a worship service. Baptism is done with holy water, which is sprinkled on the head, or applied in the sign of a cross on the forehead. ​ We believe that each person is only baptized once in their life, but we encourage everyone who has been baptized to remember their baptism in a special worship service held during the year.

  • Prayer life | West Side United Methodist Church | Ann Arbor

    Prayer Ministry Prayer is an important part of a spiritual life. Included in that life is personal prayer and group prayer. If you are in need for prayer in your life -- for you, a family member, a friend or a neighbor -- we have a prayer ministry that includes a prayer group and a prayer list circulated to our members. ​ Call us if you have a prayer request: 734-663-4164

  • 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

  • Sunday School | westside-church

    Our children participate in a rotation style curriculum from Deep Blue. Each week children explore Bible stories using hands on activities in cooking, art, drama, missional outreach, and more!

  • Vacation Bible School | Ann Arbor | West Side UMC

    Vacation Bible School VBS 2020 cancelled due to COVID. Check back in with us next year to see what we have planned! See Pics from Prior Years Discover Your Strength in God Thanks to all of our Volunteers!

  • Funerals | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church

    Funerals Death is part of life. Our Pastoral staff is privileged to support, comfort and pray with you during these difficult times. If there is time, call 734-663-4164 and we will make every effort to have someone come to you. After hours, send us an e-mail and we will call you back as soon as possible. ​ ​ When death has occurred we would be honored to provide the service for you at church, at the grave side or the funeral home. We are also prepared to assist you in the planning of the service. Christ is our hope for eternal life, and it is this belief that we share with you and your family.