Missions are a high priority at West Side, in obedience to Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations. Our priority to reach the world is as close as our own neighborhood and extends around the globe.
West Side Programs
West Side started serving a hot lunch twice monthly in July, 2014. We now serve over 40 people with great diversity – seniors, homeless, single moms, some families. Most came initially for the food, but now they stay to talk and laugh.
How to help: Greeters, cooks, dishwashers
Contact: Lin Snavely
SPECIAL PEOPLE MINISTRY
West Side’s current outreach to handicapped people is a program initiated in 1944 to minister to shut-ins from our congregation.
Contact: Bill Code
Proceeds from this sale subsidize the cost for our youth Memorial Day Retreat. Our teenagers bring friends to this retreat, friends who may have never heard God’s word. How exciting to help bring a young person to accept Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Savior!
Contact: Karol Aronson
MOPS (MOTHER’S OF PRESCHOOLERS)
West Side MOPS (Mothers-of-Preschoolers) is a support group for mothers of young children that has been an actively serving West Seattle for over 25 years! We recognize the incredibly important task that mothers are taking on and offer them a unique opportunity by providing a 2-hour retreat that includes childcare. It’s a chance for worn-out mothers to relax, enjoy a snack, an uninterrupted conversation, and to receive encouragement from our mentor moms. It’s also a wonderful place to forge friendships with other women who can empathize about these challenging preschool years.
Contact: Christi Sonheim
Our ESL program is devoted to relationship and relevance. We show the love of Christ by extending hospitality and teaching English to newcomers to this country. We teach adults at the Highpoint Neighborhood House.
Contact: Janet Schreiner
Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ.
Contact: Janet Schreiner
West Side Partnerships
West Seattle Church Collective – local churches working together primarily focused on:
Church-School Partnership – In August 2016, 2017 and 2018 West Side participated in projects at different West Seattle elementary schools – see the video HERE (watch for 2019’s project!); Reading partners with students at risk volunteer 1 day a week for 1 hour during the school year.
Church-DSHS Partnership – Focusing on Emergency Foster Care with various ways to help out at the DSHS office on Delridge including Foster Care Boxes that one could make at home.
Check out how you can help in West Seattle.
Contact: Jen Browning, 503-810-9181
WIN – WEST SEATTLE INTERFAITH NETWORK
A creative and unique approach to mission work here in West Seattle. Looking for a young couple to do missionary work withing one of the any new apartments being built in WS.
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.
Working with at-risk and homeless youth in West Seattle.
WEST SEATTLE YOUNG LIFE
Reaching kids at Chief Sealth HS, West Seattle HS, Denny MS and Madison MS with the love of Jesus.
Resident care fund at West Side related retirement community.
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
Providing food security to neighbors in need.
WEST SEATTLE HELPLINE
Offering emergency service for West Seattle neighbors
WHITE CENTER FOOD BANK
Minimizing hunger in an area of rich cultural diversity.
National and International Organizations
THE FELLOWSHIP COMMUNITY
Building flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ.
MISSION FEST SEATTLE
Annual area-wide missions conference.
WORLD RELIEF SEATTLE
Ministry at Immigration Detention Center in Tacoma.
Inviting Muslims to follow Jesus.
MEDICAL BENEVOLENCE FOUNDATION
Supports healing ministries in 100 hospitals worldwide.
Presbyterian-related mission organization.
PRESBYTERIAN FRONTIER FELLOWSHIP
Establishing indigenous churches among unreached people.
PATH FROM POVERTY
Empowering women through clean water projects, micro-enterprise programs, and scholarships for girls in Kenya and Indonesia (formally Women’s Enterprise International).
Christian global relief and development agency.