How Can I Help?

PRAY

Many of us want to do something to help during this global pandemic. Staying at home, we feel powerless. But there's something we ALL can do - pray. In fact, Jesus calls us to pray and invites us to trust in the power of prayer. Email Anne Lee to receive our congregational prayer list and join our community of pray-ers. 

If you'd like to add your own prayers to the list, click here. We will pray for you and any joys or concerns you share with us. 

Would you like to weave a regular prayer practice into your week? Set an alarm for 7:00 pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pause and pray.  Our community will be praying with you too.  

You can also "dial a prayer." Call West Side at 201-652-1966 and press 116 to listen to a weekly prayer recorded on Sunday morning. 

If you'd like to be led into a time of prayer, feel free to use any of our Noon Prayers on YouTube as an entryway into prayer.  We add Noon Prayer offerings every Monday and Friday.

During your time outdoors, as you (safely) encounter friends, neighbors, even strangers, pray for God to bless them with faith, hope, love and health.   

If you have children, encourage them to write or draw prayers of their own, or use sidewalk chalk to offer a blessing to those walking by.

However you pray, know that you are not alone...we are praying with you.  May God draw us all into deeper intimacy with God, and may our prayer inspire us to be creative in our expressions of compassion, peace and justice.

ACT

Are you able to help at-risk members by running errands like pharmacy pickups or grocery shopping? Email Pastor Penny to join the COVID-19 Connection Team.

Oasis in Paterson desperately needs donations of nonperishable food for women and children living in poverty who cannot afford to "stock up." Click here for a list of items and drop-off locations. 

Eva's Village in Paterson needs a number of items to continue to serve their clients: 

  • Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, Size 2
  • Baby Wipes, unscented, flip-top packs
  • Secret and/or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant
  • Dove Men + Care and/or Speed Stick Deodorant
  • Dove Soap, individual bars
  • Ivory Soap, individual bars
  • Toothpaste

Orders placed online can be delivered to Eva’s Village, Attention: Curtis Carson, 393 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07501. 

Baby Basics of Ridgewood, a program of Children's Aid and Family Services, is requesting diapers, wipes and other supplies for struggling families in Bergen County. Click here to see their Amazon wish list. 

West Bergen Mental Healthcare needs volunteers to provide ready-to-eat meals for the residents of its 11 group homes. Email Barbara Hand at  if you can help. Keeping the chronically mentally ill residents engaged during this crisis also is challenging for West Bergen. Click here to donate an item from their Amazon wish list.

New York City Relief is in urgent need of travel-size items for hygiene kits: toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, combs and deodorant. (Items containing alcohol, such as mouthwash, cannot be accepted.) Other items needed include toothbrushes, soap, washcloths, disposable razors and sanitary napkins. Donations should be sent to New York City Relief, 495 Walnut Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201. 

The Valley Hospital is facing an unprecedented challenge. Click here to find out how you can help. There are opportunities to donate personal protective equipment, sew masks and donate meals for the nurses, doctors and other team members who are tirelessly and selflessly fighting on the frontlines of this pandemic. 

GIVE

There are several ways to financially support West Side's mission and ministry during these unprecedented times. 

Click here to give online.

Text GIVE to 1-551-227-2131.

Mail your offering to: 
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

THANK YOU!