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- 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
- 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 VIDEO that will walk you through the process. 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 android device here, or your iOS device here . DONATE
- Events | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church
Top of Page Special Events Calendars What's Happening? Event Calendars New Sermon Series Beginning September 13th (Streaming live on our YouTube and Facebook) UPCOMING EVENTS Volunteer Opportunity Would you like to help us assist Habitat for Humanity in building and bettering our community? For more information on how to join us, please click here ! Thanks for your support! If you'd like the direct link to our blood drive, click here All in person meetings temporarily postponed. To join a zoom meeting, email us! Community Calendar Worship and events interesting to our greater community Church Calendar A more detailed listing of group meetings, committees, and rehersals in our building
- 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
- 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...
- 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. Outdoor Worship Service: Temporarily Postponed Sunday Morning 9:00 am This is a blended style service that includes music as well as more contemporary offerings. 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 & Childcare temporarily postponed due to COVID 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. Kid Zone After Children's time with Pastor Tim, we have a weekly learning experience for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade children. Using a rotational model, the children learn some of the classic Bible stories through a series of experiences including art, drama, games, science, and literature.
- 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…
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- 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