Congregational Assessment Tool Summary

Congratulations West Side, your participation in the Holy Cow! Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) was off the charts! Our stated goal was to reach a response rate of at least 80% of average worship attendance. In the end more than 279 of you participated. This means the data collected is solidly …

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Mission Sunday – June 4

On June 4, we are celebrating Pentecost Sunday by remembering West Side’s commitment to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20). Following our …

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Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Health

Once again Parish Nursing is emphasizing the interrelationship of spiritual, mental, and physical health. We all struggle with this: trying to remain calm, trusting in the Lord to provide for our needs, trying not to worry about our children, grandchildren, other loved ones, not worrying about ourselves, our church, or …

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Movie Review: The Shack

At long last, The Shack has come out as a movie, originally written by Wm. Paul Young in 2007, as a Christmas present for his six children. Young had fallen on hard financial times so he gave from his heart. Its popularity grew from those first self-published copies to over …

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West Side’s Gigantic Garage Sale Recap

The older I get, the longer it takes to recover from a l-o-n-g and intense week of Garage Sale preparations, actual sale and clean up! What keeps me going? The many rich blessings that are also a part of that week. THANK YOU for your part in helping to make …

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