Upcoming Events

Juilliard Chamber Orchestra

The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra comes to West Side on Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 pm as part of the West Side Concert Series. The conductorless ensemble is coached by Eric Bartlett, who is a 31-year veteran of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a Juilliard faculty member and a New York Philharmonic cellist. For more information, please visit

Third Thursday

Guys, get ready for great food, conversation and fellowship at John Gutekunst’s home on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 pm. Interested in joining the fun? Please RSVP by February 12 to Carol Walton (

Healing Hearts

West Side’s grief group, Healing Hearts, will meet on the first and third Sundays of the month through May, beginning February 18 from 3:30 to 4:45 pm in the Serenity Room. Participants are invited to stay for our Foundation Contemporary Worship Service at 5:15 pm. Whether you are grieving a recent loss or one from many years ago, this support group can help. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Pat McGlade (

First Friday

The guys have Third Thursday. Now the women of West Side have First Friday! Join us on March 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. What to expect? Food and drink, laughter, good conversation…and stories to share on Monday. For more information, please contact Jennifer Padolina (

Healing and Wholeness Service

Are current events getting you down? Turn off the news and come to our Healing and Wholeness Service on March 7 at 7:30 pm in the Pulsifer Chapel. This half-hour Taize-style service is an oasis of calm and peace in our unpredictable world—an opportunity to be still and center yourself in a contemplative candlelit setting. All are welcome…bring a friend.

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 reach out to Pat McGlade (

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. Class will be held on February 22, March, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.  The cost is $18 per class for West Side members, $20 for nonmembers—cash only. To learn more, please contact Theresa (