Spiritual Growth

Sunday worship is just the beginning! Deepen your relationship with God and authentically connect with others in our small groups.

Women's Retreat

Ladies, you're invited to a day-long (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) in-person retreat at West Side on November 20  - Dancing with the Divine: A Celebration of God’s Grace in Our LivesThrough scripture, song, prayer and conversation, we'll celebrate our experiences of God’s grace and reflect on the movement of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives. Our retreat leader will be Pastor Dale Selover, spiritual director and director of The House Next Door, a retreat center providing respite for all who hunger for a safe space and a place of grace. In addition to her spiritual direction and retreat ministry, Pastor Selover is on the teaching staff of Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development. Click here to sign up.

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Sermon Discussion Groups

Join us for a deeper dive into the Sunday sermon and scriptures on Sundays at 10:00 am (in person and online) or Wednesdays at 11:00 am (online only). A spirited and prayerful discussion is pretty much guaranteed! Feel free to drop in anytime. Click here to sign up.

Contemplative Practices

Contemplative Practices, which includes Centering Prayer, meets in person on Sundays at 10:30 am. Centering Prayer is an ancient form of Christian meditation in which we rest silently in the presence of God. It's powerful...and easy to learn. All "levels" are welcome, including newcomers to the practice. Join us in the West Side Room!

Tuesdays With Marc

Pastor Marc's group of early risers meets virtually at 7:30 am on Tuesdays to discuss Strength to Love by Dr. Martin Luther King Jrwhich includes King's deepest insights about life, good and evil, and Christian faith, forged in the heat of conflict and struggle. The book asks questions that are on our minds today: How do we live with adversity? Why does God allow evil? What can we do in the face of evil? King will teach us how to live lives of personal authenticity and integrity in times of great change and conflict. Click here to sign up for the Zoom link and order the book.

Weeknight Bible Study

Elder David Opderbeck explores The Parables on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Participants exchange questions, thoughts and ideas about the text via an online discussion board and meet over Zoom. Click here to sign up.  You don't need to make a weekly commitment to participate. Drop in when you can. 

Circles of Trust and Group Spiritual Direction

Are you frustrated with the chatter and opinions of others that seem to fill our heads every day? How about setting aside some time each month to practice listening to your own voice, your own God-given insights? Participating in a Circle of Trust or Spiritual Direction small group will offer you this gift. Groups are created each September and meet once a month through June - both in person and via Zoom. Click here for more information.

Men's Council

Guys, you're invited to join us in person or via Zoom for Men's Council. The monthly 90-minute meetings begin in November and finish up in June. Council groups provide love, accountability and support for your spiritual journey, and help ensure we stay awake to God's presence in our lives. Click here for more information. 

First Thursday Women's Group

On the first Thursday of the month the women of West Side get together at a member's home and enjoy an evening of good food and conversation. It's a great opportunity to catch up with friends and make new ones! Click here to sign up for the next get-together. 

Third Thursday Men's Group

On the Third Thursday of the month, the guys get together at a member's home to share a meal, enjoy fellowship and build relationships across generations. Click here to sign up for the next get-together. 

Men's Retreat

Each fall, the men of West Side (along with guests) spend a long weekend in nature, enjoy music and food around the campfire, and grow spiritually as a community. Check back for details about the next retreat in fall 2022.