Welcome to West Side Youth – Middle School!
Worship: We encourage Middle School students to worship with their families on Sundays, either in our morning or evening services. Often students will choose to sit together during worship as well.
Sunday School: On Sunday mornings, Middle School students meet at 9am downstairs in Room 3 for a Sunday School class led by Jamie Foulk, Riley Montemayor and Steve Vander Hijde.
Serve: We love to have middle school students serve in many capacities. Children’s Ministry, Hospitality, Greeters, Ushers and more! Contact Stacy (email@example.com) or Madeline (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
There is always something happening with West Side Youth! Whether it’s 9-Square, bowling, Lock-Ins, movies, corn mazes, The Amazing Race, etc., don’t want to miss on the action. Check our calendar for what’s next!
During the school year, join us every first and third Sunday evening from 6:30-8:30pm for HUDDLE – an evening of games, study and worship. Come check it out and bring a friend! Sure to be a great time.
1st and 3rd Sundays, beginning October 2018, 6:30-8:30pm During this class, students will learn and practice using the language of the faith and see that Jesus calls them to a purpose that is bigger than themselves. The class will cover the Biblical narrative, Christian theology, Presbyterian Polity, and what it means to be The Church. This class will meet twice a month through April 2019. (Geared for youth, ages 13-15.)
February 8-10, 2019 at Firs Chalet, Mt. Baker
West Side will join other churches for an incredible weekend of games, worship and fellowship with one another. Each night we gather to worship together and have an opportunity to hear from a local speaker who will spend the weekend opening God’s word and challenging our students in the faith.
Memorial Day Retreat (MDR)
May 24-27, 2019 at Lakeside Bible Camp, Whidbey Island
West Side has been putting on this retreat over Memorial Day Weekend for 6-12th grade students for over 30 years. Of all we do, our students say this retreat is one of the top things that impact them the most. This outreach retreat is a place for students to invite friends for an amazing weekend of dynamic speakers, great bands, hilariously fun activities and deep conversation. It’s a weekend they don’t want to miss!
Lake Chelan Retreat
August 5-8, 2019
Each summer we head to Lake Chelan for 4 days and 3 nights of fun on the water (middle and high school go separately). Inner-tubing, swimming, delicious food, and great speakers make this retreat fill up quickly!
West Side Wednesdays: Student volunteers are a key part of the success of West Side Wednesdays, an afterschool program on Seattle School’s early release Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00pm. Come to West Side and help after you get out of school!
Date Night with a Purpose: Students join with adults to play and entertain children and give parents a night out! Each month, couples are given the opportunity to go out on a date with thought-provoking questions to discuss. Meanwhile, kids enjoy a safe and fun evening at West Side.
Union Gospel Mission: Students join with the Union Gospel Mission Bring-A-Meal (BAM) Program to provide, cook and serve a meal to those in need. Check youth calendar for our next scheduled date.
Vacation Bible School: Students lead children in our weeklong VBS. Scheduled for June 24-28, 2019. More information to follow!
City Serve: A great opportunity to serve! Last summer, West Side joined with Bethany Community Church to help clean, paint, landscape and beatify Highland Park Elementary School. Mark your calendar to join the crew this year August 17, 2019.