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  • 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!

  • United Methodist Women | West Side Chruch | Ann Arbor

    United Methodist Women Who Are United Methodist 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 2nd Monday of each month-Friendship at 7PM & Mary Martha at 1 PM . If you have questions about how to get involved with United Methodist Women, please contact Marilyn Kirking or Gwen Dunlap. Purpose of United Methodist Women The organized units of United Methodist Women are a worldwide community of women whose purpose is: to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of missions through participation in the Global Ministries of the Church. West Side United Methodist Women The purpose of the UMW is to “be a community of women whose purpose is: to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of missions through participation in the Global Ministries of the Church.” That goal is accomplished here at West Side through the work of the individual circles and the unit as a group. There are opportunities for spiritual development and social awareness through programs presented at circle meetings and actual participation in projects like Habitat for Humanity and Interfaith Hospitality Network. Each year we begin in January by conducting a pledge service in our circles. Our Soup-er Bowl fundraiser takes place in conjunction with the Super Bowl football game. We participate in the World Day of Prayer in March. During the fall, we participate in additional fundraisers for missions including a Harvest Sale just prior to Thanksgiving. These events bless us two-fold. Not only do we have the opportunity to raise funds to support mission teams across the world and local groups like the Chelsea Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, the Baldwin Center, the Methodist Children’s home and West Side’s members on short term mission, but we are also able to have great fun doing it! Come join us…

  • Serving our world | Ann Arbor | Westside United Methodist Church

    West Side In Action: Mission & Ministries in the World Costa Rica Mission Each year we send a group of volunteers to help construct a school and orphanage in Costa Rica. Here's a chance to stretch yourself by making a hands-on difference is a place far from home. The 2017 trip is complete, and you can learn more at the trip blog site. Follow the Blog Here Volunteers In Mission As part of the connectional ministry of the world-wide United Methodist Church, we have the opportunity to serve in a wide variety of mission projects in the United States and across the globe. Our members have participated in VIM trips to Russia, India, Haiti, and the gulf coast following hurricane Katrina. Learn more about the VIM possibilities at the VIM website, and talk to staff if you want to explore these exciting opportunities more deeply. VIM Website Please reload

  • 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! Click here to view our wedding booklet. ​

  • Holy Week | West Side United Methodist Church | Ann Arbor

    Holy Week Activities Top of Page Maundy Thursday Good Friday Easter Sunday Maundy Thursday Service Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:30pm This Thursday evening at 7:30pm EST you (and your household) are invited to join in for a Zoom-hosted, interactive Maundy Thursday worship service--live (at least in part) from the Ziegler’s kitchen! The reason why we’ll be gathering around the laptop and the table for this service is so that we can share in a Moravian Love Feast. Just FYI, this Love Feast is not a sacrament. So, if you’d like to gather up some water (or some other beverage) and some bread (or crackers or sweet bread or whatever carby substance you’d like), and then get ready to distribute those items to your entire household as we move through worship together. Also, if you are able to share this love feast around a table, you may feel a bit more like Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem for the Passover 2,000 years ago. (Bonus points if you research what the disciples would have been sitting on in the upper room. Email me photographic proof of you and/or your family dining this way for this meal. Also, after you hear the word “God Loves You” please respond with the phrase “And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It!”) ​ To join this Zoom service, please contact Pastor Tim at and he will email you directions. tim@gowestsidechurch.org Good Friday Service This Friday, April 10, 2020, at 7:30pm EST, we will bear witness to the death of Christ during our shared YouTube Live worship service [link to channel below]. It will be a Tennebrae service that examines the ensuing darkness. If you’d like to have candles lit in your at-home makeshift worship spaces, that’d be great. We will be extinguishing fifteen candles during the service. Click here to join us on YouTube Live Friday at 7:30 pm Easter Sunday Surprise! Even in the midst of darkness and distress, new life is popping up all around us which we believe meets its fullness in the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Join us this Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 10:30 am EST for our Tiny Desk Sermon which will begin exploring the ramifications of an Easter rEVOLution. on our YouTube channel. If you are unable to join us online, the sermons are available on our website by Monday, and *new this week* you may call in to listen the sermon live with the following instructions: Dial (312)626-6799 Click here to join us on YouTube Live Friday at 7:30 pm, or to view any later time

  • Gardens & Grounds | westside-church

    Gardens & Grounds Memorial Gardens Our front patio and garden area is a memorial garden; a place of serenity and beauty for all to enjoy. ​ Garden Crews In order to maintain the beauty of our gardens, we like to have several teams of gardeners, each assigned to a small plot of garden space to weed and care for it. ​ Lawn Crew We have our own group of volunteers who mow and maintain our lawn spaces. If this is interesting to you, please contact the church office.