Worship is the lifeblood of the Christian life, and West Side has faithfully met for traditional corporate worship on Sunday mornings since its inception in 1911. Congregant responses to the Mission Study last year indicated there is a desire by some at West Side for an alternative style of service. In addition, we believe that young adults and young families – the demographics that the Mission Study identified as priorities for reaching and integrating into our church family – tend to favor less traditional service styles. We hope to capitalize on the opportunity of a growing West Seattle population by providing an alternative worship service that we feel will draw in additional worshippers of all demographics. The service will take place on Sunday evenings. While there are many churches in our community, very few offer services in the evening – a fact we are encouraged by, since we will be filling a need for the community.
West Side’s first evening service will take place May 20 at 5pm in the Sanctuary. For the duration of the summer, we will have one evening service per month – May 20, June 10, July 22, and August 19.
The evening service will be an authentic, thoughtful, and accessible service for all people – regardless of where they are in their walk with Christ. While we desire to reach new people, we also hope that this service will be attended by current West Siders. The service will be more contemporary in nature, but will still hold true to our Presbyterian roots. Our goal is that at least 50 West Side members will commit to attending the four summer services.
We covet your prayers during this process – prayers for the planning committee, for our volunteers, and for our attendees, and above all, that we would keep Christ at the center of it all. We seek only to glorify Him and faithfully carry out our calling to be fishers of men.
Interested in volunteering for the evening service? Please email if you would like to help in the nursery, with fellowship after the service, as a greeter, usher, scripture reader, or be part of the music worship team.
~ Jessica Kutz