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

What if the detour IS the path? What happens when life is derailed by an "I did not expect that" moment? Join us May 13 to 15 for a Women's Retreat at the Warwick Conference Center.

Through scripture, conversation, activities and personal retreat time, we will explore just how God shows up in those unexpected detours of life...leading us to discover gifts we might never have imagined. Join us at the Warwick Conference Center for a transformative weekend! 

Our retreat leader will be Andrea "Andi" Saccoccio, a PC(USA) minister whose varied experience includes working with churches, nonprofits, universities and parachurch ministry. Currently, she consults with nonprofits on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The retreat is open to the public, and women of all ages and faith/spiritual backgrounds are invited to attend. Bring a friend! 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 or Wednesdays at 11:00 am. A spirited and prayerful virtual 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 10:30 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

Are you seeking new meaning and purpose in today's world? Join Pastor Marc's group of early risers at 7:30 am on Tuesdays for a virtual exploration of Ilia Delio's book The Hours of the Universe: Reflections on God, Science, and the Human Journey. Delio, a scientist and theologian, is one of the most creative thinkers on the dialogue between science and religion. In this collection of essays, she makes the case that we must learn to reconcile the depth of religion with the depth of science...or our lives will become increasingly fragmented.

"We cannot speak of God apart from human evolution...God and world form a complementary pair. [They] are entangled with one another to the extent that talk of God is impossible apart from talk about nature and creative change, and talk of nature makes no sense apart from God...The work of our time is to articulate and embody a theology [that] integrates evolution and the story of the universe."

Click here to sign up for the Zoom link. Click here to purchase the book ($22). 

Weeknight Bible Study

Elder David Opderbeck explores Galatians on Tuesdays at 7:00 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

Save the dates - October 7 to 9 - for our annual Men's Retreat at the Warwick Conference Center. Our leader this year will be 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. Check back for details.