Morning Devotion for March 17
March 17th, 2020
Good morning friends,It has been a tumultuous few days, and I am finding that even with the spiritual practices in place of Scripture before phone, and limiting how often I check the latest news I am ...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Monday, The Third Week of Lent
March 15th, 2020
ResistanceWith so much change happening so rapidly in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is hard not to feel some resistance to the social distancing measures being encouraged and enforced. I am en...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Come to the Quiet
March 14th, 2020
We hope you are able to rest today in God's faithful provision. Anthony Spain suggested our devotional today. It is John Michael Talbot's song "Come to the Quiet." It can be used listen to while doing...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Morning Devotion for March 13
March 13th, 2020
Shaken – Psalm 62My soul finds rest in God alonemy salvation comes from himHe alone is my rock and my salvation:he is my fortress, I will never be shakenDisruptive events shake our sources of security...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Word – Humility – Worship… Remember?
March 12th, 2020
It was only two weeks ago that we began Lent with the reminder – “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”It was one week ago that Jesus received my brother Jay to his presence as Jay’s mo...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Parenting for the Long Run - or Swim?!!
March 1st, 2020
By Stacy KutzYouth and Young Adult Minister For many years my son Joshua swam on a club swim team. His best event was the 100 yard (or meter) backstroke. This was a sprint. He would jump in the water,...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Let's Connect
December 6th, 2019
Being the church doesn’t happen exclusively at church. To facilitate connection and communication within our church family, West Side will roll out an innovative ministry tool in January of 2020. Real...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Family Sized Community
December 1st, 2019
I wonder how many people were in your family gathering for Thanksgiving this year? Ours had 18 – which is on the small side for my family growing up! My definition of a ‘family sized community’ can st...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
30-Hour Fast
November 1st, 2019
By Stacy KutzYouth and Young Adult Minister“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner… giving them food and clothing.” -Deuteronomy 10:18If you ask any youth-age st...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Suffer the Children...
October 1st, 2019
I wonder if you saw an article in the Atlantic from this past July with the provocative headline: “The Future of the City is Childless.” Author Dereck Thompson cites both census data and anecdotal evi...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Fall Kick-Off
September 1st, 2019
I wonder what you are up to on Wednesday evenings this September?Before we talk about Wednesdays, though, let me start with a heartfelt, “Thank You” for the gift of time away for rest and study this s...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner