The season of Advent is a season of longing—the Jewish people longed for 400 years after the last prophetic word for the Messiah to come. Though we celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ at Advent and throughout the year, we still long for God to bring restoration and wholeness in our lives, families, and the world. During this season, we will study the gospel proclamations that God in Jesus is the King, that He is here with us, and He brings restoration through the Holy Spirit even in the midst of our longing.

Preparing for Advent

We have Advent devotionals available to help us prepare for this blessed season. This Will be a Sign for You will help adults “Celebrate Advent with a daily, prayerful journey toward the joy of Christmas.” On the way to Bethlehem is a daily family devotional for the whole family to experience with an activity booklet for each child encouraging creativity.

NOV
20

Narnia ADVENTure, 3:30-5:30pm

Walk through the wardrobe with your  West Side family as we enter this ADVENT season with an all-church exploration of Narnia. Join us for the fun as we meet beloved characters such as Mr. Tumnus and even have tea with Mr. and Mrs. Beaver!

NOV
27

First Sunday in Advent

Hanging of the Greens, 11:45am-1pm

Come lend a hand after the second service on the first Sunday in Advent to help decorate the sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas seasons!

DEC
4

Second Sunday in Advent

Bless Our Community, between services

Angel Tree Opportunities

The holidays are fast approaching. A child that is missing their parent due to incarceration needs YOU to help them feel loved and connected to that parent! Prison Fellowship offers inmates the opportunity to give their children a gift from them through volunteers like you.

Here are different ways you can help:
  • Choose a child or a family to buy a gift for each child from the incarcerated parent (between services)
  • Donate $50 Safeway/Albertsons prepaid food/gas cards for a family gift (can be dropped off at the church prior to Dec. 15)
  • Join our Wrapping Party on Sunday, December 18, at 12:00pm at in Boppell Parlor
  • Help with our Angel Tree Party, Tuesday, December 20, 3:30-6:30pm

Questions? Contact Lisa West: west.la@comcast.net or call 206-550-8727

Westside Interfaith Network (WIN) – Christmas Gift Bag Assembly

Join us in assembling Christmas gift bags that will be handed out to the men, women and children in need who receive meals and other basic necessities from WIN. We’ll provide the contents for the bags – you provide the manpower to put them together. Enjoy fellowshipping, serving and praying for those who will receive these gifts.

DEC
11

Third Sunday in Advent

Christmas Greetings, between services

Addressed cards will be available for us to add messages of care and greetings for our members and friends that haven’t been with us in person since we had to close for worship at the beginning of the pandemic. Come send a note of cheer! (Hosted by your Deacons)

DEC
18

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Lessons and Carols, 9am

Join us as we joyfully combine services for one special morning worship of Lessons and Carols.  This service of timeless Christmas carols will include WSPC’s choir, WSPC instrumentalists and musicians from the Northwest Symphony Orchestra.

Christmas Brunch, 10:15am

Following the Lessons and Carols service, join us in Howell Auditorium for a Christmas Brunch!

DEC
21

Longest Night Service, 7pm

The service of the Longest Night is a worship service for those carrying heavy burdens this season and the people who love and wish to pray for them. Those gathered for this service will have the opportunity to pray, light candles, sing, or simply sit in silence and await the light of Christ coming into the world at Christmas.

DEC
24

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Children’s Service, 5:00pm (in-person only)

Join us for family worship and our “on the spot” Nativity. Children will receive their costume and part on arrival in worship as all of us participate in the retelling of the Christmas story.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 8:00pm (in-person and online)

We will gather in-person and online to worship in a traditional candlelight service.

DEC
25

Traditional Service, 10am

JAN
8

Epiphany Open House at the Brenners

More information to come!