Announcements for Sunday, Nov. 4

Deacons’ Thanksgiving Food Drive

Every year, Deacons provide baskets filled with food donations from the congregation to several West Side families and individuals. A collection box for non-perishable items is available in the Narthex through November 16. Financial donations for fresh items (checks to WSPC marked “Thanksgiving Baskets”) are also welcome.

Help for 5pm Evening Service Needed

Please consider helping as ushers, meal service or even the worship team! Questions? Contact anyone on the committee: Kim Herbert, Keith Tanis, Jessica Kutz, Dave Pimblett, Nick Upton or Lisa West.

Job Posting

Our West Side Financial Secretary, Susie Williams, is retiring at the end of the year. If you or someone you know might be interested in this part-time job, please contact Sue Nealson ( for a job description or more information.

Circle Lydia

Circle Lydia will meet in Boppell Parlor on Wednesday, November 14 at 9:30am for fellowship and note writing. Info? Call Nancy (206-938-1388).

Lessons and Carols – 12/16

December 16, the choir will be presenting Lessons and Carols. If you are interested in joining the choir for this choral service, please contact Anthony Spain. Rehearsals will begin November 8. All are welcome!

Scholarships for Urbana 18 Conference

West Side will provide scholarships for college students or recent college graduates to attend the December 27-31, 2018 conference in St. Louis. More info at  Contact Stacy Kutz (, 206-935-4477).

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: John 4–21; Acts 1–5.

Congregational Meeting, Sunday, November 18, 11:30am – Meeting

2019 is going to be an exciting year at West Side!  We all need to hear about what is happening.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Review our 2019 Funding Guide
  • Elect members to the Church Nominating Committee – Please give serious thought and prayer in advance as we elect five individuals to represent the congregation-at-large. The Nominating Committee is responsible to search out the people God wants to lead us as elders and deacons in the new year. Those wishing to nominate someone should be sure that the nominee is an active member with good judgment who is not currently serving as an elder or a deacon, that he or she is available for meetings and home visits January – April, and they have not just served three consecutive terms on the Church Nominating Committee.
  • Elect Treasurers: Church, Missions, Children/Youth
  • Celebrate three 50 year members

Child care is provided for children up to 3 years old and videos for children 4 years and older. Please register your child with the church office by Thursday, Nov 15.

Sunday Adult Education @ 9am in Howell Auditorium

ReDiscover – The Big Story of the Old Testament.  Facilitated by Dr. Laurie Brenner, our new Senior Pastor, we explore why the story of Israel’s history, writings and prophets of the Old Testament is so indispensable to our knowledge of Jesus.

Nov. 11–Dec. 2:  Malachi: All To Him I Owe, facilitated by Josh Kutz. We have been chosen and given the privilege of being counted among God’s people, yet our lives don’t always reflect this great gift. All too often, we fall short and fail to meet our half of the bargain. Join us for a deep dive into the book of Malachi, a prophet who will challenge and convict us in our worship, our service, and our giving.

Wednesday Evenings, 11/7–12/19, 6:30–8:00pm, Chapel

The Road Back To You– Ignorance is bliss – except in self-awareness! What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you, your relationships and how you live in the world. It can also keep you in the shallows with God. Join us as we dig deep into the Enneagram, a model of the nine predominant personality types. Attendees are encouraged to order their books, The Road Back To You, online through Amazon ($23.58) and read the first two chapters before the first class.  Note: We will NOT meet November 21 or December 5.

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School for 3 Year Old–5th Grade meets at 9:00am. An usher can point you towards the stairs to the lower level and where there are signs (and people) to help your child find the appropriate classroom.

Church Time for 3 Year Old – 2nd Grade in Room 2 @ 10:00am
Today – Katie Batts & Maddie Gardner
November 11 – Nikole Rock

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (4) – High School Sunday School, Rap Hall, 9am
Sun. (4) – Middle School Sunday School, Room 5, 9am
Sun. (4) – MS Huddle, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Sun. (4) – HS Impact, 6:30pm-8:30pm


Sun. (4)
9:00am     Children and Youth Sunday School
9:00am     Adult Class: Dr. Laurie Brenner, ReDiscover-The Big Story of the Old Testament
10:00am  Worship Service
11:30am   Fellowship Meal
5:00pm     Worship Service
6:00pm     Fellowship Meal
6:30pm     Middle School Huddle/High School Impact
7:00pm     Book Club

Tues. (6)
6:30am     Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
5:30pm     Cub Scouts
7:00pm     Session
7:30pm     Scouts

Wed. (7)
1-5pm       West Side Wednesdays
6:30pm     Adult Class: The Road Back To You
7:00pm     Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (8)
9:30am     Women’s Bible Study
7:00pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sat. (10)
8:00am     Oasis Men’s Group

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