Cold Weather Clothing Drive
on February 15th, 2024
Warm clothing and outdoor supplies wanted. See Urgent Request below. West Side will have a warm weather clothing drive - to collect items for The Welcome Table February 18-25. Please bring your clean clothing items or outdoor supplies to West Side and leave at our Welcome Center (Sunday mornings or Tu-Fri, 9am-1pm). They will be delivered to The Welcome Table for distribution. We are bereft. The l...  Read More
Update from Cooper
on February 7th, 2024
This week has been a great week! I arrived in Puerto Plata last Friday, January 5th. It was so fun to meet up and reunite with the workers at the Caraballo school. I was amazed with how the painting our West Side team did in 2020 still looks good!I am currently leading a father and son team from Chicago. We are working in Caraballo on a new site that was abandoned and donated to the school. This n...  Read More
Young Life Club Dates
on February 7th, 2024
Hello West Seattle Community!We have our club dates scheduled for the remainder of the school year! All meetings will be from 7:15-8:25 pm at Trinity West Seattle (7551 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126).Themes/changes for these clubs will be sent in a reminder email before the club. For the quickest information look to our insta page @westseattleyounglifeWe hope to provide a meal, fun and games, and a m...  Read More
Changes in Youth and Children's Leadership and Introducing the Youth Apprentice Team
on January 26th, 2024
Youth and children’s ministries are important aspects of our ministry at WSPC and we feel confident in God’s work among youth and children and our calling to teach and model a life changing relationship with Christ.WSPC has always been blessed to have great staff and volunteers leading these ministries.  Over the past several years, Stacy Kutz has done a great job as Youth and Families Director, a...  Read More
Adult DR Mission Trip Update
on January 26th, 2024
Hola West Side!We are having a wonderful time and are being treated well!Our Airbnb is a very nice house with great outdoor space, a cute friendly kitten and amazing food from the school cook who is also in chef training.Our host, Mariselys, is with us at the school until after dinner. She is gracious and a lovely Christian sister.The work has gone well and we will give more information on it with...  Read More
Strategic Vision Team - January Update
on January 19th, 2024
Thank you for praying for the Strategic Vision team that met with our consultant from the Unstuck Group over January 14-15! We had a fruitful and encouraging two days, directed toward understanding our mission field, dreaming about a 5-year vision and clarifying initiatives toward that vision. One distinct theme that emerged is the gift that West Side’s longevity and stability as a worshiping cong...  Read More
Strategic Vision Team Meets Friday & Saturday
on January 11th, 2024
Let's be praying for the Strategic Vision team that is meeting with our consultant from the Unstuck Group all day this Friday and Saturday. We trust God's Spirit to respond to the prayers that have been offered over the past 30 days and those that are being offered as the team meets. Please pray for wisdom from above — for God's gospel vision — for unity — for joy — and for the weather to cooperat...  Read More
January Update on Tallulah
on January 11th, 2024
Hey West Side!I just wanted to give you an update from Western Washington University!On a personal note, I am doing well! I am learning a lot right now about administration, and what goes on behind the scenes to make sure that events run smoothly. We are doing a Rev. Dr. MLK celebration for students on Friday.Please keep praying for students in winter quarter - it’s the darkest (weather wise), and...  Read More
REFLECT: 7 Days of Prayer
on December 22nd, 2023
God's word in Micah 6:8  tells us, "He has shown you. O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” You’re invited to join in communal prayer beginning January 8 leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 15. Sign up to receive daily prayer prompts that will lead us to reflect on the themes of peace, justi...  Read More
2023 Christmas Eve Offering
on December 7th, 2023
This special offering on Christmas Eve is received each year for special projects or programs that our missionaries have requested, that would enhance or meet needs in their ministries.If you are unable to join us Christmas Eve, you can donate online or send a check with "Christmas Eve Offering" in the memo line. Vic and Leslie TrautweinDental care for 850 children. Kids Alive, Dominican Republic....  Read More
Catch Up with Tom and Debbie Wood
on December 6th, 2023
Merry Christmas to all our West Side family! Thank you for your continued prayers and support that has enabled us to have a productive year of ministry despite some down periods due to Debbie’s widespread cancer. We just completed a four-day workshop for iTEE staff and 27 NW church leaders in Long Beach, using new curriculum she developed to “multiply disciple makers.”  We led the workshop in Asia...  Read More
Reverse Advent Calendar
on November 30th, 2023
Often an Advent calendar is used to count down the days until Christmas by opening a box and discovering an ornament or something that helps you focus on the Advent journey. A reverse Advent calendar focuses on giving something instead of receiving – a Christ centered idea indeed – since Christmas is all about God giving himself to us as a baby.The idea behind a reverse Advent calendar is simple. ...  Read More