An Invitation to Serve

An Invitation to Serve

“Serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13

There are many ways in which we can serve God, one another and our community. We believe Christ calls us to serve others as he first taught us, in humility and love. This is an act of worship. Through our service, we remind ourselves and show others the abundant love of Jesus. Below are listed just a few of the ways we can each offer our service!

SERVE LOCALLY

Community Meals  Twice a month, hot meals are made for the homeless and economically challenged folks in our community. It’s a great way to get connected to our community as we provide needed food and friendship. Every other Saturday 12-1pm. Contact: Lin Snavely (LinS@wspc.org)

English Language and Reading Tutoring  West Side currently helps teach English as a second language (ESL) to adults in two locations as well as tutoring in reading at another location. They would love to have more volunteers join their team. Contact: Janet Rice (janrice@aol.com)

West Side Wednesdays  This year, Seattle Public Schools announced they would begin releasing elementary school students early each Wednesday. So, WSPC created West Side Wednesdays—a fantastic and fun alternative for kids from area schools (K-3rd Grade) on Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm. There are many ways to help serve. Contact: Trish Montemayor (wspc.kids@gmail.com)

City Serve  Saturday, August 18 is this year’s City Serve project day at Highland Park Elementary School. Past years’ efforts have included a half day of painting, weeding, cleaning up and making minor repairs to this area school. To find out more about City Serve, watch the bulletin this Summer or contact Dick Ramsey (RLRamz1@live.com)

Foster Care Support  Our area foster care program needs men and women who can occasionally spend a few hours with children new to foster care, providing a welcome distraction and friendship while their social workers try to place them with a foster family. To learn more about “Foster Moms & Dads” or Foster Care contact Dee West
(
west-d@comcast.net)

STEP INTO COMMUNTIY

Join a Small Group  Being a part of a “small group” is a great way to grow together in our faith while studying the Bible. If you’d like more information or to be part of an upcoming small group, contact the church office, 206-935-4477.

Youth Ministry  Our youth program is growing and we need more West Side adults to help out on an occasional or regular basis. From making special meals to being a camp counselor at MDR or helping lead youth Bible studies—there are tons of ways you can contribute. Contact: Stacy (Stacy@wspc.org)

New Commandment Ministry  This unique men’s ministry has a special focus on shut-ins, widows and single moms as they help with practical “around the house” jobs. Meets the first Saturday of the month, 7am-12pm. Contact: Joe Schafer or Steve VanderHijde (svanderhijde@gmail.com)

Sunday School or Nursery Volunteer  Have a heart for kids and want to help with nursery, Sunday School or childcare during worship? It can be as little as once a quarter or as often as twice a month. Contact: Christina Hjort (ChristinaH@wspc.org)

MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers  West Side has a 30-year history of hosting MOPS meetings for Mothers of Preschoolers and their young children. It meets during the school year on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 9:15-11:15am. MOPS works because of the generosity of WSPC and its volunteers. As our local community grows, so does the need for more helpers to hold babies, play with toddlers, or teach preschoolers. Young or old, men or women—all can help! Contact: Christina Hjort (ChristinaH@wspc.org)

Assisting in Worship  There are many ways you can support our worship, including being an usher, greeter, part of the choir, security or ministerial assistant (prayers and readings). Contact: Madeline May (MadelineM@wspc.org)

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