serve with us

Serving others, in our own backyard and around the world, has been at the heart of West Side's ministry since the church was founded in 1912. Here are some ways you can use your gifts to give back.

Mission Opportunities Coming Up! 

Weekly Food Drive

While you're grocery shopping, please fill an extra bag or two for the Center for Food Action and Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity. The most needed items include: canned fruit and vegetables, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, pasta and pasta sauce, canned meat and fish, canned stew and hearty soup, cold cereal (low sugar), oatmeal, pancake mix, powdered/boxed milk, 100% juice, bar or bottled soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby cereal, baby formula, diapers (size 4, 5 and 6), toilet paper and paper towels. Donations may be dropped off at West Side Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, or Sunday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

Plastic Bag Recycling

Don't throw away your produce bags, bubble wrap, newspaper sleeves, or dry cleaning bags. Bring them to West Side! Drop your clean, dry, recyclable plastic bags in one of the white bins located in the lobby and narthex Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, or Sunday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Not sure what's recyclable? Here's a test: If the plastic stretches when you pull it, it's recyclable. If it tears like paper, is shiny, or makes a crinkly sound in your hand (like a chip bag or a candy bar wrapper), it's NOT recyclable. 

Our mission partners include Baby Basics, Camp Johnsonburg, Center for Food Action, City Relief, Eva's Village, Family Promise of Bergen County, New City Kids, Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children, Passaic County Habitat for Humanity, Safe Space, Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity, StrongMinds, West Bergen Mental Healthcare and Youth Self Development.