Spiritual growth

Sunday worship is just the beginning! Deepen your relationship with God and connect with others in a small group.

Weekly Groups

Scripture/Sermon Discussion Group

Join us for a deeper dive into the Sunday sermon and scriptures on Sundays at 9:30 am - either online or in the conference room. 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 on Sundays at 10:00 am in the West Side Room. 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. 

Tuesdays With Marc

Pastor Marc's book group meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 am - online and in the West Side Room - to discuss Belden Lane's The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul, a multi-faceted treatise on spiritually centered environmentalism. At the core is a belief in the power of the natural world to act as teacher. Click here to sign up and/or purchase the book. 

Bible Study

What are your plans for Tuesday evenings this fall? Join Elder David Opderbeck in the West Side Room - or via Zoom - for a lively discussion about First and Second Samuel at 7:00 pm, September 20 through November 22. You don't need to commit to the entire class. Jump in as often as you can. Click here to receive the Zoom link. 


Monthly Groups

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. Email Pastor Liz 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 October 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. 

Retreats

Men's Retreat

There's still a place for you at our Men's Retreat at the Warwick Conference Center, October 7 to 9Our leader this year is Ned Abenroth, writer, storyteller, speaker, pastor, former money manager and founder of Illuman of Washington. Since 2015, this chapter of the international organization has impacted the lives of more than 700 men. Join us...and invite a friend! (You don't need to be a member of West Side to participate.) We'll spend a long weekend in nature, enjoy music and food around the campfire, and grow spiritually as a community. Click here for more more information and to sign up. 

Women's Retreat

Join us on November 19 for a day of learning, conversation, fun and play as we discover fresh ways to connect with God, ourselves and one another. The retreat will be led by spiritual director Annalise Hume, who teaches an embodied faith that shows every story, experience and dynamic is a way into the movement of God in our lives. Click here for more information and to sign up.