West Side UMC
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
WHERE THE SPIRIT IS ALIVE

ChristianEduc

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
THERE CANNOT BE A HARVEST UNLESS YOU PLANT SEEDS.
 
At West Side you will find that there are a variety of ways to be fed by the study of Scripture and other appropriate materials which are based on Scripture and Scripture teachings.
In all of the study opportunities you don't need to come to any of the study opportunities with a working knowledge of Scripture.  Your questions are welcome. We are all learners.
 Copies of “UPPER ROOM” are available in the entrance area of the church building. It is a devotional lifestyle magazine.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Suspended during revision
Christian Education for children from the point when parents are comfortable to leave them and attend worship up to 12 years of age on Sundays takes place each Sunday morning at 9:30 AM from September through May. The children start at the worship service in the sanctuary, and are dismissed from there during the Worship Service to go to Sunday School. Children receive a basic knowledge and a joyful sense of belonging to Jesus Christ. Our policy is to have two adult teachers for each class, with adequate substitutes to assure a high quality educational experience. West Side has adopted and enforces a Safe Sanctuary Policy. Our plan is to be to offer Sunday School (Bible Study) for families in the future.
 
BIBLE CLASS AND SCRIPTURE RELATED TOPICS
Pastor Jeong conducts Bible Study each Wed. at 7:30 PM. Study previous Sunday's gospel. Starting 3 Sept study will be gospel of "Luke", using the Genesis to Revelation materials.
  
You are encouraged to pursue Bible Study on-line. It is available at a variety of websites. One site you might try the Transformation Journal at  Ginghamsburg Church  www.Ginghamsburg.org/tj   Transformation Journal to learn how to study the Bible.
 
WORSHIP SERVICES
Each worship service is rich with readings and teaching from the Bible and other scriptural material.
 
CONFIRMATION CLASS
Confirmation instruction is typically for young people in grades 7 and 8. Its purpose is to prepare these young people to affirm their baptismal vows.  Pastor leads this class. The confirmation instruction is both biblical and topical. Check with the church office for details.
These young people are given an opportunity publicly to affirm their baptismal vows as part of a special Worship Service on Easter Sunday.
 
ADULT INSTRUCTION FOR JOINING WEST SIDE EITHER THROUGH BAPTISM OR DESIRE TO JOIN WEST SIDE
IF ONE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY BAPTIZED.
Anyone desiring to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and seeking baptism should speak with Pastor Hall. Also, anyone who has been baptized and desires to join West Side should speak with Pastor Hall. Classes and counseling are available very frequently. You are encouraged to become part of the kingdom of God, and to join the community of faith at West Side.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SUBSTITUTE
Vacation Bible School was not held this Summer. It may be  replaced by a program in Oct. Please check this website or call the church office to confirm date and time. You do not have to belong to West Side to enroll your child in the program. All are welcome.