West Side’s grief group, Healing Hearts, will meet on May 20 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.
Calling all Rob Bell Fans!
We’ll be viewing “Heretic,” a documentary on the rise and continuum of Pastor Rob Bell on Sunday, May 20 and 27 at 8:45 am in Room 107. Rob’s journey from fundamentalist Christian to Emergent Christian—a “God-wants-just-a-select-few” Christian to a “God-wants-to-reconcile-with-all-God’s-children” Christian—cost him his mega church. Come join us for one or both of these watch-and-discuss sessions.
Women of West Side, join the First Friday fun on June 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the newly updated Barn. Please call 201-652-1966, ext. 103 to RSVP…and feel free to invite a friend.
Centering Prayer Retreat
Do you long for a deeper relationship with God? Do you yearn for “something more” in your prayer life? If these questions resonate with you, you may be called to centering prayer, a form of silent Christian meditation that has been practiced for many years. If you are new to centering prayer, or would like to refresh your practice, join us for a Centering Prayer Retreat on June 16 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. It will be led by Kurt Gahan and Therese Saulnier of Contemplative Outreach, who will offer their unique perspectives and experiences on living a contemplative life in the 21st century. For more details, call 201-652-1966, ext. 103.
46th Annual Summer Choir School
Children who have completed grades two through eight are invited to participate in our 46th Annual Summer Choir School August 13-17. The program will be held daily at the church from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, under the direction of Deborah Holden-Holloway, minister of music. The Little Learners Music Camp, for children entering kindergarten through those completing first grade, also will take place this year from 9:00 to 11:00 am.
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. Class will be held on May 24 and 31. The cost is $18 per class for West Side members, $20 for nonmembers—cash only. To learn more, please contact Theresa (firstname.lastname@example.org).