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Welcome to West Side

At West Side we are all about community – moving from strangers to friends,  from friends to family.

We belong to each other in a world that often leaves us feeling alone. Despite coming from many different backgrounds, we find common ground in our commitment to follow Jesus Christ, and to live out his befriending mission in the world.

At West Side, we want to help one another know God better, be known in authentic relationships and to make Jesus known to those around us. Our need for community and a deeper understanding of Christ’s love, has never been more acutely felt than in this past few years of COVID-19.

Now, as we look forward with thankful hearts, we are eager to see what Christ has in store for our church, our community and our city! We invite you to join us on this exciting journey!

When We Meet

West Side offers online and in-person services at 8:30am (traditional) and 10:00am (contemporary).

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re glad that you’re considering a visit to West Side!
We’ve tried to think of a number of the questions you might have regarding a visit to our church.
We hope they are helpful! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have other questions that aren’t covered below.

What kind of church are you?

At West Side, Jesus is the central focus. We are members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and are affiliated with The Fellowship Community.

When are your worship services?

We worship in-person and online at 8:30am (traditional) and 10:00am (contemporary).

Do you have a nursery for my baby or preschooler?

We have a wonderful staff of people who are here to serve you and provide wonderful care for your baby so that you may enjoy the service without distraction or diversion. Toys and equipment are disinfected on a weekly basis and your children are cared for by people who have a passion for babies.

What should I wear to church?

Anything you like. We’re more concerned with meeting your real life needs than what you wear. Dress usually ranges from blue jeans to business suits and ties – all are welcome!

How do I get to West Side Presbyterian in West Seattle?

West Side Presbyterian is conveniently located on California Avenue SW at the cross street of SW Spokane Street. It is midway between the Admiral Junction and the Alaska Junction. Here is a map to our location.

Where should I park?

Our onsite parking has 10 stalls in the alley behind the church which includes a couple of first time visitor spaces on the north end, two handicap spots in the alley, and another three handicap parking spots on California Avenue SW on Sunday mornings. We often find street parking as well.

How do I become a member of West Side?

You can find out more about our Membership Classes which introduce new members to the basic beliefs we hold in common. If you have any questions, contact the church office.

How do I join a team of volunteers at West Side?

If you would like to volunteer:
In the Kid’s & Families Ministry or Youth Ministry, contact Chris Koch
In the Music Ministry, contact Anthony Spain
In the Fellowship Ministry, contact the church office.

Do I have to be a member to participate?

At West Side you do not have to be a member to participate in any area of worship or a Bible study group! We offer many events and opportunities to the community and encourage participation by all members and non-members.

What if I have a prayer request?

There are three convenient ways to get your Prayer Request covered in prayer.
  • Call the church office to have your prayer request placed on our Prayer Chain (206-935-4477).
  • Fill out the Prayer Request card in the pew rack on Sunday.
  • Email your prayer request to our office. Please specify whether your prayer request is for Staff Only or for the Prayer Chain. All Prayer Chain requests must have the person’s permission for whom you are requesting prayer.
Please keep us updated on your prayer requests!

Who should I contact to have my child baptized or dedicated?

Contact the church office and we will be happy to answer your questions and set up an appointment to meet with our Pastor.

What events are going on?

Check out our events for the latest activities and opportunities to grow as a Follower of Jesus!

What are the church building hours during the week?

Building Hours: Tuesday–Friday: 9am-1pm

How do I contact the church?

3601 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Where to find us

3601 California Ave SW | Seattle, WA 98116
206-935-4477 |

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, we'd love to hear from you.