Come Hear the Good News
on March 16th, 2023
“Would you like to go to church with us on Easter?”I was surprised that one small question caused me so much anxiety. I had gotten to know Brad at a weekly ultimate frisbee game and thought he and his family might enjoy attending our Easter Sunday service, but I hesitated to ask him.  I wondered if I would offend him, if it would strain our relationship, if he would be turned off that I was a Chri...  Read More
Spoiler Alert … Why Holy Week Matters
on March 9th, 2023
Raise your hand if you’ve ever skipped to the end of a book to decide if it is worth reading all the way through … or jumped to the last chapter on the DVD menu … used the ‘lightening speed’ feature on your DVR … asked someone to just get to the point.You see where this is going. We can be impatient with the slow unfolding of a narrative. It is important to notice, however, that the Gospels take t...  Read More
WSPC Choir to Perform at Benaroya Hall
on March 2nd, 2023
Come hear West Side Presbyterian Church's Choir perform with Seattle Pacific University Choirs, ChoralSounds Northwest and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra at  for the Season Finale at Benaroya Hall on Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm.  Purchase a ticket to this concert between Sunday services on March 12, and you will also receive a free ticket to the Northwest Symphony Orchestra's "Music for the Soul"...  Read More
The White Center Food bank thanks you for your Bless Big donations!
on March 2nd, 2023
This past fall, the WCFB was one our our Bless Big Local mission partners.This food bank serves a diverse clientele speaking multiple languages and having  varied cultural backgrounds. Onsite and mobile food distribution is offered as well as growing culturally relevant food onsite. Hi West Side Presbyterian Church,I wanted to send a message of gratitude for your donation and support of our missio...  Read More
Confirmation Class is Back!
on February 24th, 2023
By Stacy KutzFamilies and Youth Director Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm, March 1 through April 12Confirmation Sunday, May 21 After a COVID hiatus, we are excited to offer a Confirmation Class for youth once again this year! The GOAL of confirmation is for youth to be rooted and grounded in their faith in Jesus Christ. Our desire is for them to have a language of faith and be able to articulate and claim...  Read More
Why Connect in a Group?
on February 15th, 2023
By Chris KochSenior Director of MinistryI am currently involved in a Connect Group, primarily with families, and have led two Rooted groups and two Lenten groups since I have been at West Side. Part of my role at West Side is to shepherd Connect Groups and leaders, but even if I was a congregation member, I would still be a part of Connect Groups. The reason why is that I need to be with other peo...  Read More
Congregational Celebration!
on February 9th, 2023
Thanks to everyone who participated in our festive gathering last Sunday, February 5th! We loved the great soups – learned who serves behind the scenes – and completed the business of electing a new Congregational Nominating Committee (along with our Stewardship elders as the Trustees of the congregation). Here are the names and (mostly) happy faces of our new nominating team as you pray for their...  Read More
Kids Alive Prayer and Praise Guide
on February 9th, 2023
Keep Kid’s Alive (one of our mission partners) in your prayers. Click below to see the Dominican Republic’s February Prayer and Praise Guide....  Read More
Join the Choir for Lent into Easter!
on January 27th, 2023
Lent into the month of Easter is always a great time to join West Side Presbyterian Church choir, and this year is particularly exciting as WSPC’s Choir will join Seattle Pacific University’s Choir, ChoralSounds Northwest, and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra in a special performance in Benaroya Hall in April. If you have always wanted to sing in Benaroya Hall now’s your chance to join over 100 si...  Read More
Dale Schlotzhauer Vocal Recital
on January 27th, 2023
On February 3rd at 7:30 at West Side, Dale Schlotzhauer will be giving a vocal recital entitled “Sentimental Journey” featuring songs from the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s. There will be many toe-tapping hits you mays recognize from radio, TV, movies and cartoons, or heard your Mom (or you) sing around the house.  This is an open initiation to bring friends and family too....  Read More
Young Lives Care Fund Grant Stories
on August 19th, 2022
The West Side Young Lives Care Fund (YLCF) committee would like to thank you all for your support for the young moms in the local Young Lives program. Each time we receive a grant request we are blown away at the incredible hurdles faced by these young women and the perseverance they show.  Recent YLCF grants have included the following: A.P. – Teen mom with 3-year-old daughter.  YLCF grant used t...  Read More
Is This My Neighbor?
on March 22nd, 2022
Lin Snavely There are lessons our Father wants us to learn. This was mine. Martha Wilson knew Nancy only in passing, but when she saw that Nancy,72, had become physically weak and unkempt, she sprang into action. She enlisted Christine Miller and me to help clean Nancy’s apartment, get her food and line up social services. Nancy was in trouble…and we were too late. Within a few weeks, Martha calle...  Read More