Lenten Calendar

Lenten Mission Campaign

The affordable housing crisis is crippling families across Passaic County, where 47.9 percent of renters spend 30 percent or more of their income on shelter. The need for affordable places to call home is greater than it has been in a generation...and more out of reach than ever. 

That's why West Side has chosen Passaic County Habitat for Humanity as our 2023 Lenten mission partner. Our goal: to raise $40,000 ($1,000 for each of the 40 days of Lent) to help PCHFH put God's love into action by building safe, stable, affordable homes for families and individuals in need...and transform lives in Passaic County.

"We believe in a world where everyone — no matter who we are or where we come from — deserves a decent place to live. And we recognize that, to create this world, our work must always break down barriers, bring people of all backgrounds together, and generate equity, respect and lasting change." - PCHFH Core Value

Click here to make a donation of any size to the campaign. Every dollar matters. Every dollar counts. 

Thank you for your support of this program and the ministry of West Side Presbyterian Church, serving northwest Bergen County since 1912.

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Sermon Series: The Call to I Am

I am. Two of the most powerful words...for what you put after them shapes your reality.

During the season of Lent we will focus on five of the seven "I am" statements in the Gospel of John and explore not only what they tell us about Jesus (and God!), but also how we are called to live out the life of faith. For we are called to be light, bread and gate, as well as a shepherding and resurrection-witnessing presence in the world.

Small Groups

Deepen your understanding of the I Am statements of Jesus by participating in a Lenten Small Group. In person and online options are available. Click here to sign up.

Palm Sunday - April 2

Pre-K to 7th grade children are invited to join the special Palm Sunday procession at the 9:00 am or 10:30 am service. To participate in this beloved West Side tradition, please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the service to receive your palms. Parents, you are welcome to process with your young ones.

Maundy Thursday - April 6

Maundy Thursday is believed to be the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with his disciples. We'll gather for worship in the sanctuary on April 6 at 7:30 pmYou may also watch the livestream on our website or YouTube channel.

Good Friday - April 7

On Good Friday, we remember Jesus' suffering and death on the cross as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. Join us in the sanctuary for a Service of Tenebrae on April 7 at 8:00 pm, which will also be livestreamed on our website and YouTube channel. Please note: From 12:00 to 3:00 pm the labyrinth will be available to walk as part of your Good Friday reflections. 

Easter Egg Hunt - April 8

Bring the kids (up to third grade) to hunt for eggs, take pictures with the Easter Bunny and get a balloon animal! The hunt will begin at 10:30 am in the church parking lot, where children will be directed to an area appropriate for their age. Bring a basket...and feel free to invite your friends to join in the fun. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Click here to sign up.

Easter Sunday - April 9

Celebrate our risen Lord at 9:00 am (Contemporary Worship) or 11:00 am (Traditional Worship)!  You may also watch the livestream on our website or YouTube channel. PreK-3rd grade children are invited to participate in a special service with Pastor Christine, which will include a children's sermon and arts and crafts. Nursery care will be available for infants and toddlers.