2017 Upcoming Events

Faith and Family Night

January 24, 2017
7:00 pm

Join your fellow West Siders at the Prudential Center to Watch the New Jersey Devils face off against the Los Angeles Kings.

West Side’s group package includes specially priced tickets ($39.13), group seating at the game, a welcome message on the scoreboard and an authentic Devils poster for each ticket holder.

To order tickets, please contact Gib Warren at The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 17.

West Point Concert Band

January 29, 2017
3:00 pm

The West Point Concert Band will perform its annual Marches Concert at West Side on January 29 at 3:00 pm as part of the West Side Concert Series.

Comprised of some of the finest musicians in the world, the West Point Band is the Army’s oldest musical organization and has been providing support and music to West Point and the nation since 1817.

The band’s lineup for the concert includes:
Symphonic Overture – Barnes
Washington Post March – Sousa
British Eighth – Elliott
No Finer Calling, Mvt. II – Giroux
Hudson River Rhapsody – Kessler
West Point Bicentennial March – Daehn
Royal Air Force March Past – Davies
Blue Shades – Tichelli
Disney’s Movie Magic – various
Armed Forces Medley
Stars and Stripes Forever – Sousa

Admission and parking are free; donations are welcome.

For more information, visit

Family Square Dance

February 4, 2017
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Break out your plaid shirt, jeans and cowboy boots and get ready to do-si-do at our Family Square Dance and Ice Cream Social. Bring the children (all ages!) along for a night of fun, dancing and dessert. Jim Emory, a professional square dance caller from Long Island, will be our leader for the evening. Never square danced before? Neither have we! Come out and learn the steps with your fellow West Siders—or just sit back and listen to the music. The only requirement is to have a good time!

A Taste of West Side

February 12, 2017
11:00 am

You’re invited to share your culinary creations at A Taste of West Side, an international pot luck. This inaugural event gives us the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our congregation while sampling delicious dishes from around the globe.

If you would like to participate, please email Carol Walton at and let her know whether you will be bringing an appetizer, entrée or dessert.

Women’s Retreat

February 25 – 26, 2017

What do you need to quit doing in order to become more emotionally healthy?

Find out at the women’s retreat at Villa Pauline in Mendham. Our leader for the weekend, Susan J. Creange, PhD, says: “When we quit things that are damaging, we are free to choose other ways of living that are rooted in love and lead to life.”

For more information, please contact Pastor Liz at

A Day with Brian McLaren

March 19, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

West Side welcomes Brian McLaren, author, speaker, activist and theologian, on Sunday, March 19 as part of our year-long journey with his book We Make the Road by Walking.

He will preach at our 10:00 am worship service and offer a community lecture at 3:00 pm the same day, followed by a question-and-answer session and refreshments. ALL ARE WELCOME to attend this exciting event, which is McLaren’s only appearance in the New York City metropolitan area this winter.

McLaren is the author of more than two dozen books. His latest, The Great Spiritual Migration, has been called “provocative and powerful” by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times.

“Brian McLaren is a fresh, thoughtful and timely voice in a world that is drawn to Jesus, but often turned off by the church,” said the Rev. Marc Oehler, pastor and head of staff at West Side. “He has a unique ability to be deeply rooted in the Bible and yet fresh, even radical, in his interpretation of the sacred scriptures. If you are looking to be challenged and inspired to grow in your Christian faith or in your life, you don’t want to miss this.”