UPCOMING EVENTS
 
SUMMITVIEW BACKPACK & SUPPLY DRIVE
August 20: drop off filled backpacks
The West Side church family is partnering with Summitview Elementary School to provide backpacks and school supplies. To participate, please return a new backpack filled with school supplies by August 20.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD BOXES
As you shop for school supplies for Summitview, grab some extras for Operation Christmas Child coming up this November.
ALL CHURCH SWIM & BBQ
Sunday, August 20
Swim: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, $5/family
BBQ: Served from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Franklin Pool & Park
Join us once again for our All Church Swim & BBQ. This is a great opportunity to connect with others from West Side and have some good old-fashioned family fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, corn on the cob, ice cream treats and water provided. Bring a side or salad to share that serves 12 people.
NOW HIRING: CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ASSISTANT
West Side is looking for the right person to fill the Children’s Ministry Assistant position. This person needs to have a heart for children’s ministries, strong administrative and computer skills, be highly organized, detailed, professional and work well with others. This position is a 20 hour a week part time position. Application and Job Description
NOW HIRING: CHILDCARE WORKERS
West Side is looking for childcare workers for children birth to Pre-K, during Tuesday morning Bible studies, beginning September 12. This is a part time, minimum wage position. We prefer applicants to be at least 18 years of age or older.
SERVANTS NEEDED: WEST SIDE PRAYER TEAM
The Prayer Team is a group of individuals committed to serving our church family through diligent prayer and personal contact with those whose prayer requests we receive every week. The Prayer Team is in need of more servants. Please consider being a part of this vital ministry. To get involved, contact Judy Stewart at 509-678-5591.
YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Friday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 pm (meet at Oasis)
Saturday, Aug. 26 at 3:30 pm (return to Oasis)
Lost Creek Camp
Attention all Mid-High and engage leaders, join us as we take this opportunity to connect with one another and discuss our ministry’s unique shape, strengths and doctrine. Let us know if you can come: hannah@westsidechurch.info
BEYOND BAPTISM FOR KIDS & PARENTS
Begins Sunday, Aug. 27 (6 sessions)
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Room 214
Sign up by Aug. 20
Beyond Baptism is an opportunity for kids (8-12 yrs.) who’ve accepted Christ, been baptized and desire to grow in their faith. At this 6 session discipleship class, kids will learn how to grow and apply their faith to their lives. Details and registration: Chandra Harpel at rharpel@aol.com
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TEACHER TRAINING
Wednesday, August 30
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Dinner provided)
Commons
All lead teachers, helpers or assistants for the Children’s Ministry (Birth – 5th Grade) are required to attend this very important training meeting. We will be reviewing our new curriculum “Gospel Project”. If you are unable to attend, please contact:
CHILDREN & YOUTH OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE
Sunday, Sept. 10
Parents are invited to see what the Children and Youth ministries are all about, meet their leaders and learn about our new curriculum, “The Gospel Project”.
Between Services: West Side KIDS (0 to Pre-K) – Early Childhood Center
10:30 am: West Side KIDS (K to 5th grade) – Elementary Rooms
10:30 am: Mid-High (6-8 grade) – Oasis Youth Center
10:15 am: engage (9-12 grade) – Oasis Youth Center
FALL KICK-OFF CELEBRATION & LUNCH
Sunday, Sept. 10 at 12:00 pm
At the field behind the Church
Let’s kick-off our fall ministries with great food and fellowship. This is a great opportunity to connect with others at West Side and invite someone to learn more about us. Lunch will be served and there will be bouncy houses and games for the kids as well as activities for adults.
GRIEF SHARE SUPPORT GROUP
Begins Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2:00 pm
Senior Ministry Center
GriefShare is a group of friendly, caring people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. During this 13-week support group, you will work with people who understand what you are going through and want to help you recover from your loss. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES
Begins Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 pm
“Acts” Part 1, by Precepts (9 wks)
“All Things New” by Kelly Minter (8 wks)
Begins Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 9:15 am
“All Things New” by Kelly Minter (8 wks)
“God’s Mysterious Ways” by Jane Roach (10 wks)
Register for FREE childcare on Tuesday mornings for children birth to Pre-K.
Details and registration here or at the Connections Counter.
MOM TO MOM
Begins Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 9:15 am
“Growing Together” (12 wks)
We invite all moms of young children to refresh, refocus, and renew with other moms and learn from women who’ve been there and done that. Register for FREE childcare for children birth to Pre-K. Details and registration here or at the Connections Counter.
FX FAMILY EXPERIENCE
1st Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Beginning Sept. 13 (Register for Kids Mid-Week at FX)
Worship Center
Every first Wednesday of the month, West Side Kids (3 years – 5th grade) and their families are invited to join together and have fun learning about Jesus. At FX, your family will participate in interactive games, activities and worship. We utilize drama and Bible teaching to impart God’s word to all ages. We believe that discipleship happens primarily in the home and so we provide tools for parents to nurture your child’s growth in Christ.
HIGH SCHOOL LEADER HUNT
Saturday, September 16
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (meet at the Oasis)
Kenewick
Come find your small group leaders in the Columbia Center Mall. Bring money for lunch and dinner. Details & permission forms also available at the Connections Counter.
STARTING POINT PREVIEW
Sunday, Sept. 17 at 9:45 am & 11:45 am
Room 214
Join us for a 30 minute preview of our Starting Point groups. Starting Point is for people who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, have a new relationship with Jesus Christ, or are returning to church after being away for a while.
KIDS MID-WEEK (3 yrs.-5 grade)
Begins Wednesday, Sept 20 at 6:30 pm
Cost: $10/child
KIDS Mid-Week is a our Wednesday evening ministry designed to help children to know, love and follow Jesus! We emphasize relational discipleship through our small group environments and intentionally focus on teaching children how they can apply God’s Word and go out and share their faith. Register at FX (Sept. 13 at 6:30 pm) or at the Connections Counter or registration here.
SHORT TERM MISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES MEETING
Sunday Sept. 24 at 9:45 am
Room 215
Do you feel God’s leading toward the mission field? Join us for a brief overview of the upcoming missions opportunities. Questions: elias@westsidechurch.info
SOUL SISTERS MINISTRY: Fostering Fellowship & Friendship
Saturday, Sept. 30 at Noon
Commons
Everyone should have someone with whom they worship and attend church events. SOUL SISTERS is a ministry designed to develop friendships among women who worship alone. We want to connect with you in grace, love and service to God. Join us for “Saddle Up SOUL SISTERS” where we will have lunch and get to know one another.
Questions: Arlee Volz at avolz@charter.net
CONNECTIONS CLASS
Wednesdays, Oct. 11 – Nov. 29
6:30 pm (6 sessions)
Room 219
We encourage everyone to participate in the Connections Class. Whether you’re new to West Side or you’ve been around for a while, you’ll learn how you can get connected within the church family. This class is a prerequisite for membership.
Details and registration here or at the Connections Counter.
JARED HALL JARED HALL ILLUSIONIST & COMEDIAN
Friday, October 13 at 6:30 pm
Worship Center
Tickets available Sept. 10: $7/person or $25/family (suggested donation)
Illusionist and Comedian Jared Hall will be joining us for a night of hilarious fun and amazement. Jared uses illusions and comedy to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope you will use this opportunity to connect with your church family and invite your friends to West Side.