Upcoming Events

Fun for the Whole Family

There will be a bounce house and games for the kids, beer and wine for the adults, and authentic, homemade German food for everyone to enjoy at our Homecoming/Oktoberfest on September 29 at 4:00 pm. Join us on the Plaza and in the parking lot—lederhosen optional—for a fun evening with your West Side family. Kindly RSVP by September 24.

Help for Working Homeless Families

YOU can make a difference in the lives of homeless working parents and their children by volunteering when we host several families in the Barn October 21 to 28 in partnership with Family Promise of Bergen County. Are you able to provide grab-and-go breakfast items? Prepare and share an evening meal with the moms, dads and kids? Sleep overnight in the Barn? We hope to hear from you!

Are You Stressed? Frazzled? Exhausted?

Come to our Healing and Wholeness Service on October 3 at 7:30 pm in the Pulsifer Chapel. This half-hour Taize-style service is an oasis of calm and peace in our fast-paced world—an opportunity to be still and center yourself in a contemplative candlelit setting. Bring a friend.

Find Out More About West Side 

Do you have questions about who we are, what we believe and why? You’re invited to a new member class on October 7 and October 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. (Dinner will be served.) It’s designed to help you get to know our clergy and church leaders, learn about West Side and its ministries, connect with other prospective members, ask questions, and consider how God is calling you to become part of our ministry and mission. You’ll be received as a new member on October 28 at the 10:15 am “blended” service. To sign up, please contact the church office.

Are You Mourning the Loss of a Loved One?

Come to our bereavement group, Good Grief, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on the following dates: October 3 and 17, November 14 and 28, and December 5. Whether you are grieving a recent loss or one from years ago, this support group can help. Bring your dinner, and we’ll share a meal and conversation in the West Side Room. On October 3, you’re invited to stay for our Healing and Wholeness Service at 7:30 pm.

Safe on Your Feet

Contrary to what the name may imply, this 45-minute fitness class is not just for seniors. It’s for anyone interested in improving their alignment and posture, balance, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance. Participants gather in DePhillips Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15 pm. Cost: $5 per class. For more information, please call 201-652-1966, ext. 103.

MELT Away What Ails You

Come to West Side on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am and learn simple self-care techniques that you can practice at home to remain active, healthy, youthful and pain-free—at any age. The secret? It’s The MELT Method, taught by certified instructor Theresa Mihalopoulos. The cost is $18 per class for West Side members, $20 for nonmembers—cash only. To learn more, please contact Theresa (