“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."
Giving is what we do as Christians after we say that we believe. Because we believe that all of our abilities and material wealth come from God and belong to God, giving is not an obligation – it is an expression of our faith. We actively engage in our Christian beliefs and commitment through giving. Along the way, we also become more complete human beings, moving away from self-centeredness. At West side, we use our God-given gifts – our talents, our time, and our treasure – to carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world. We do these in the following manner:
West Siders are now able to make financial gifts to the church online. You can set-up a recurring gift schedule, or just make a single donation. It’s as simple as clicking on the ONLINE GIVING link below. To learn more about giving in any of these ways, speak to any member of the Pastoral Staff. For particular information on financial giving, contact our Finance Manager, Carolyn Conetta or any member of the Stewardship Committee
Volunteering Time & Talent
West Side provides many opportunities to become involved in substantive volunteer activities.
- Joining or starting one of many groups with service and faith-based goals
- Participating in a mission trip or program
- Helping with a service project
- Serving on a committee or team that supports on-going church programs and operations
There are many avenues for financial giving.
Pledging to the Annual Stewardship Campaign.
Pledging is the first and foremost way to give. Your regular weekly or monthly commitment of financial support is vital to funding church operations (e.g., salaries, materials, utilities) and facility maintenance, through which all of our programs and services are delivered.
Connecting to a particular concern through special gifts.
In addition to one’s annual pledge, gifts can be made in support of mission trips, worship and music programs, youth activities, families in urgent need, and capital projects.
Participating in Planned Giving.
This is a time honored way to leave a meaningful legacy to West Side through bequests and gifts of property, life insurance or annuities. If you would like to learn more about this program, contact Finance Manager, Carolyn Conetta.