Local Outreach

We love Seattle!

West Side believes that as followers of Jesus, we are called to serve our neighborhood and local community as well as our own community of faith.  

Partnerships

Angel Tree

Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ by providing presents and monetary gifts at Christmas.
Contact: Lisa West

Foster Family Engagement

Foster Support Faith Alliance (FSFA) is an initiative of Light UP the City (UGM) and Olive Crest. It is a network that connects churches in the Greater Seattle Region to the needs of the foster care system. Through building bridges between local churches and their local foster care system with a focus on equipping the church to engage in foster care ministry. West Side has hosted meetings of the West Seattle FSFA members.
Olive Crest
Olive Crest a non-profit faith-based organization is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children and to preserving the family… “One Life at a Time.” Olive Crest provides a variety of services including: Child Abuse Prevention, Foster Care, Adoption Placement. Volunteer opportunities – mentoring a child or family, wrap around support to a family, office support, prayer, etc. Contact: Dee West
Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF)/ Indian Child Welfare Office for White Center/West King/West Seattle is a state level department charged to protect and strengthen families so they flourish.
Focusing on Foster Parenting & Kinship Care, West Side participates in a variety of activities to support children, Foster Parents – in particular Kinship Care (Relative Caregivers).
Volunteers have provided Essential Meal Kits, Care Boxes for children entering into the foster care system, back to school supplies, donations, Care Closet organization also food and general gift cards. Youth have held food and diaper drives. West Side has provided supplies for DCYF Staff Appreciation events. Contact: Dee West

City Serve - Union Gospel Mission

WSPC now has a five-year record of increasing service to Highland Park Elementary through the City Serve program organized by UGM – see the video HERE. This last year with C-19 restrictions we continue help out any way we can. The spirit of City Serve is derived from a 2015 book by Kevin Palau describing how churches in the greater Portland OR area undertook radical giving and support for some of the most under-loved public schools in their community. I began my relationship with City Serve as a skeptic but was brought along by the dogged determination of Lee Sundquist and am now a believer. Contact: Dick Ramsey

WIN (West Seattle Interfaith Network)

WIN is made up of churches in West Seattle from different faith traditions, who have joined together to address community needs. Projects are diverse – advocating for the homeless with City Hall, offering seminars such as hosting a weekly Saturday luncheon in White Center, Christmas presents for the needy, funds to keep families and individuals from being evicted, etc. WIN also serves as a communication hub for West Seattle church community outreach programs.
If you would like more information about WIN or about ways you can help our neighbors, please contact Mary Anne deVry at 206-790-3631 or [email protected]

Seattle YoungLives

Reaching teen moms and their children in the greater Seattle area with the love of Jesus. Opportunities to support the ministry financially or by delivering meals or donating diapers/wipes and other baby supplies. Contact Blythe Meigs for more information.

Local Organizations

UNION GOSPEL MISSION
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in the greater Seattle area. We’re dedicated to serving, rescuing and transforming those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.

WEST SEATTLE YOUNG LIFE
Reaching kids at Chief Sealth HS, West Seattle HS, Denny MS and Madison MS with the love of Jesus.

May 2021, from WS Area Director, Dom Folkin:
Over the last few months, we’ve been continuing to engage in our small group bible studies, hanging out in person with students in groups of 5 or less, and just a couple of weeks ago we were given the green light to meet with students outdoors in groups of 50 or less (socially distanced and masked). It has been great to gather around a bonfire on Monday nights, play games and then share a gospel message and process through a few questions with students. Feels like we are getting back to a little bit of normalcy!
SCOUTS
West Side Presbyterian hosts the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts - Cub Scouts of Troop 282. Visit the Troop 282 website to learn more about the Cub and Boy Scouts, who normally meet on Tuesday nights. Girl Scouts normally meet on the first Saturday (Troop 42209) and third Wednesday (Troop 40146) of each month. Find out more about Girl Scouts HERE.

WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
Providing food security to neighbors in need.

WHITE CENTER FOOD BANK
Minimizing hunger in an area of rich cultural diversity.