Local Outreach

We love Seattle!
West Side believes that as followers of Jesus, we are called to serve our neighborhood and local community as well as our own community of faith.  

Community Meals

In July, 2014, with homelessness and economic needs rising, West Side started serving a Saturday hot lunch and handed out toiletries, sleeping bags and blankets and clothing. Now served every other Saturday, our guests are diverse in age and situations – seniors, homeless, single moms, and even some families. Most came initially for the food, but now they stay to talk and laugh. All in our community are welcome to join in to eat or help. We are always in need of new greeters, cooks, dishwashers!

Contact: Susie Williams

Annual Gigantic Garage Sale

March 13 & 14, 2020

Many people around West Seattle know us for our GIGANTIC Garage Sale each spring. This isn’t just any old garage sale. Preparations begin months ahead; collecting, sorting and storing items goes on for 6 intensive weeks prior to the sale. All in all, it takes over 140 adults and 45 youth and untold work hours to fill our 29,000 square feet with clean, organized and competitively-priced items. Thousands of people are warmly welcomed through our doors over the next 2 days and are elated with the special treasures they find!

We do all this for our YOUTH and our West Seattle community! Proceeds from this gigantic sale subsidize the cost of the youth Memorial Day Retreat. Our teenagers bring friends to this retreat, friends who may have never heard the message God has especially for them. We also hope our community experiences the love of Christ in our midst. In that sense, the sale has become an annual event that can literally change lives!

Contact: Karol Aronson

Special People Ministry

West Side’s current outreach to people with disabilities is a program initiated in 1944 to minister to shut-ins from our congregation and the broader disabled community. We meet here at West Side once a month for a meal and fellowship. Volunteers to help serve are always needed!

Contact: Katy Hanson

MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers)

West Side MOPS (Mothers-of-Preschoolers) is a national support group for mothers of young children. West Side has hosted a local chapter of MOPS for more than 30 years by supporting it financially as well as with volunteers to serve moms and their children.

Being a Mom is hard and often isolating work. We desire to bring these women together and for 2 hours, twice a month, give them a retreat from the every day. It’s a wonderful place to forge friendships with other women who can empathize about these challenging preschool years. Childcare provided!

For more information and to register click HERE.

Contact: Karli Warren

Partnerships

Angel Tree

Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ by providing presents and monetary gifts at Christmas.
Contact: Lisa West

Church-DSHS Partnership

Focusing on Emergency Foster Care, West Side helps to encourage children who come are taken into local DSHS by creating Foster Care Boxes that can be made at home. Check out how you can help in West Seattle.
Contact: Dee West

City Serve - Union Gospel Mission

The West Seattle Church Collective is a group of local churches who partner together  with local schools. Since August 2016, West Side volunteers have worked with volunteers from other churches to improve the learning environment at Highland Park Elementary School – see the video HERE. Save the Date: August 15, 2020!
Contact: Dick Ramsey

Office Moms & Dads

Office Moms & Dads volunteers provide supervision of children awaiting placement in the foster care system, allowing their social workers time to find them new homes. Times are flexible and geared towards the volunteer's schedule.
Contact: Dee West

Reading Partners

West Side volunteers join others under the supervision of a reading education specialist to assist children with reading difficulties in a focused one-on-one reading program. The program, which is highly structured, currently operates at Sanislo and Highland Park elementary schools. Volunteering need be no more than a commitment of one or two hours per week.
Contact: Dick Ramsey

WIN (West Seattle Interfaith Network)

WIN is made up of churches in West Seattle from different faith traditions, who have joined together to address community needs. Projects are diverse – advocating for the homeless with City Hall, offering seminars such as hosting a weekly Saturday luncheon in White Center, Christmas presents for the needy, funds to keep families and individuals from being evicted, etc. WIN also serves as a communication hub for West Seattle church community outreach programs.
Contact: Lin Snavely

Local Organizations

UNION GOSPEL MISSION
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in the greater Seattle area. We’re dedicated to serving, rescuing and transforming those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.

THE KENNEY
West Side provides funds to this retirement community to aid residents in financial need.  

WEST SEATTLE HELPLINE
Offering emergency service (transportation, financial assistance, clothing, referrals) for West Seattle/White Center neighbors.

WEST SEATTLE YOUNG LIFE
Reaching kids at Chief Sealth HS, West Seattle HS, Denny MS and Madison MS with the love of Jesus.
SCOUTS
West Side Presbyterian hosts the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts - Cub Scouts of Troop 282. Visit the Troop 282 website to learn more about the Cub and Boy Scouts, who normally meet on Tuesday nights. Girl Scouts normally meet on the first Saturday (Troop 42209) and third Wednesday (Troop 40146) of each month. Find out more about Girl Scouts HERE.

WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
Providing food security to neighbors in need.

WHITE CENTER FOOD BANK
Minimizing hunger in an area of rich cultural diversity.