Movie Reivew: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor, Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Who doesn’t remember this iconic song? Makes you feel like a kid again, doesn’t it? That was the intent of Fred Rogers as he sang it in his soft,…

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Parish Nursing: Summertime Considerations

DEHYDRATION It is very easy to become dehydrated without realizing it. This can occur when you lose more water via sweat and urine than you take in. Able to occur at any age, it is especially dangerous in very young children and in older adults. A lack of sufficient fluid…

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West Side Wednesday’s a Success!

Perhaps you’ve been in the church on a Wednesday afternoon and heard the sound of children laughing and playing and wondered what that was all about. Every Wednesday afternoon throughout the school year Seattle Public Schools have had early release for all students. West Side saw a need and stepped…

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West Side Welcomes Bridge Pastor in August

From the weather it’s clear that summer has arrived in West Seattle, and for West Side that means closing out our program year and moving into a season of rest and recharge for the next year. When I was the Summer Youth Worker at West Side a decade ago, I…

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Journeys Continue

Scripture recounts numerous stories of God leading his people on journeys. Abram and Sarah, Jacob, Joseph and his brothers, the Israelites, Joshua, David, Nehemiah, the prophets of old, Jesus’ disciples, Saul, Barnabus, Peter and more. One of my favorite accounts finds Jesus in Samaria near the plot of ground Jacob…

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