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Summer Choir School 2013
West Side's 41st annual Summer Choir School will run the week of August 19-23, 2013. Click here for the Choir School Brochure, which includes a registration form. [pdf] Choir School is open to children of all denominations who have completed 2nd through 8th grade.
Congregational Town Meeting
Come to the Town Meeting on Sunday, June 23, following the 10:00 Service. Come for information and to ask questions!
Walk-Fit introduces a unique way to take a walk—indoors! The upbeat music and uncomplicated movements will have participants taking the equivalent of a one-mile walk in 12-18 minutes, depending on the speed of the music. All movement patterns are low-impact (gentle on the joints), making it suitable for every age, gender, and fitness level. This is a power walk that will boost your health, fitness, and spirit! This series will be offered on the four Wednesdays in June at 5:00 p.m. Location: DePhillips Dining Room. Wear comfortable clothing. Questions? Contact Pat McGlade, Parish Nurse, extension 35, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter from the Pastor
Click here to read and important letter from Dr. Icenogle (May 15, 2013). [pdf]
The May 19th game was postponed on account of rain. There is no game Sunday, May 26th. The Jammers will face Presentation on Sunday, June 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at Somerville SE.
Safe Space gives our youth an opportunity to read to children in Paterson. Click here to read more.
Women’s Support Group
We are offering a support group for women either exploring, anticipating, or experiencing divorce. This will be a safe and caring environment where women will be able to share their concerns and at the same time offer support for each other. For more information or to express interest in being part of the group, please contact Rev. Marc Oehler (email@example.com) or Pat McGlade (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Explore the Arts
Week 1: July 15-18 "Under the Sea"
Week 2: July 22-25 "A Camping We Will Go"
Kathy Dickerson and Lynette Parks are exited to share their love and energy of the arts with young children ages 4-6. They will be using music, visual art, and movement to create a show and an art exhibit at the end of each week.
Please click here for the registration form. [pdf]
2012 Annual Report
Click here to go to Henlopen page
Hurricane Sandy Recovery
The Missions and Social Concerns Council asks for your help responding to the crisis created by Hurricane Sandy. Please help in at least one of three ways:
- Pray for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy: God of all time and place, we thank you for your sustaining grace when our fears are large and our faith is small. Storms have brought destruction to our sisters and brothers. We grieve the lost of lives, homes, and work. Please send your Spirit to the broken and bruised places in their lives. Show us how we can give practical care the rebuilds and renews. Lead us to the place where hope reigns again. May the gift of new life in your son Jesus Christ keep us in these days. Amen.
- Donate money. Make checks payable to West Side Presbyterian Church with either PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, which helps in the rebuildling) or Pastor Contingency (immediate needs) on the memo line. PDA specializes in the reconstruction phase of recovery, so the money will be used to help rebuild people's homes.
- Help rebuild. We are partnering with the Presbytery of the Palisades (POP) and the Presbyterian Church of Toms River (PCTR)to help in the worst hit areas. West Siders participated in December 15th, January 26th and February 23rd Work Trips to Toms River. To see pictures, visit our Local Mission page.
Safe on Your Feet
Is Your Life Balanced? West Side Health Ministries is offering a third opportunity to participate in “Safe on Your Feet.” This is a multi-level fitness program for active seniors or beginning and rehabilitating exercisers that will improve the critical muscle, strength, joint mobility, and dynamic balance and stability required to accomplish many of the activities of daily living and recreational events that enrich our lives. Offered at 12:15 p.m. in the DePhillips Dining Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays, this 55-minute class is open to men and women. The cost is $80 for the 8-week course. See or contact Pat McGlade (201-652-1966, ext. 35 or email@example.com) for more information about the course. Don’t put it off. Sign up now. If you have a friend who wants to join too, invite him/her to register as well.
West Side History Book:
The special centennial history is available in the Narthex between services--or you can order it now by sending in an order form! This beautiful, hard-bound volume is a must for every West Sider’s library. Price: $50 for 88 pages of historical detail, rare black and white photos, gorgeous color photos, and heart-warming memories. For order form, click here! [pdf]
Errata: We discovered after the book was printed that we had inadvertently failed to acknowledge the contribution of Abigail Gary who co-authored the 90th Anniversary History with Emily Aumiller. Our sincere apologies to Abby! We are in the process of adding her name to the books we have remaining in stock.
Sunday Morning Adult Groups
Relationship Series: Room 303. Leaders: Randy and Sharon Ruger, Ray and Adriana Milazzo.
Everyday Spirituality: Room 307. Leaders: Anne Deatly and Mark Babunovic.
Adult Bible Study: West Side Room. Study of Hebrews led by Robert and Ani Chalemian.
Food Pantry at United Presbyterian, Passaic
We continue donating food to the United Presbyterian Church food pantry, as it has done for a decade. With Thanksgiving coming soon, please consider donating a bag of canned or packaged food. The drop off is next to the reception desk in the lobby. Thank you! The Missions and Social Concerns Council
Program booklets available:
We have two booklets available thus far regarding the fall programs:
Music at West Side is an overview of the Music Ministry offerings, including all choirs and an overview of the 2012-2013 West Side Concert Series season.
- Music at West Side in booklet format: best viewed by printing out two-sided on letter size paper. [pdf]
- Music at West Side, one page at a time: best for screen viewing. [pdf]
- Information about the West Side Concert Series can be found on the Concert Series website. Click here.
Little Lambs Nursery Program
2012 Membership Directory
The Membership Directory is now available in the Narthex on Sunday morning, or at the front desk during the week. A donation of $2 is suggested to help defray printing cost.
West Side Nichols & Simpson Pipe Organ Cover Story!
West Side's Nichols & Simpson pipe organ, which was installed and dedicated in 2007, is the cover story of the May 2011 issue of The American Organist, monthly publication of The American Guild of Organists. Click here to see a copy of the cover picture and article. [pdf]
See Our History at Cape Henlopen: 15 Years of Fun and Faith [pdf]
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The Oratorio Choir - St. Matthew Passion, March 21, 2010
Deacons Picnic - June 1, 2009
Choir Picnic - June 4, 2009
Hudson River Cruise - September 26, 2009