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Welcome to our home on the web and thanks for stopping by... We invite you to make yourself at home by exploring all of the information here on our website. WestSide is a community of Christ followers gathering in the Midland Grange on the corner of Joe Wright Road and Tingley Lane every Sunday at 5:05 PM. We exist to transform lives into disciples of Jesus Christ. We would love to hear from you send us an E-mail or give us a call so that we can help you engage in this great journey with us.

WestSide Living Nativity

October 1st, 2023

Living Nativity is coming up soon so we are working on the plans for already.
This year will be similar to last year:

December 2nd – Saturday 10am – Building of Bethlehem at Mtn Valley Gardens 
December 7th – Thursday 7pm – Snow Flake Parade – We will have a float and need a few actors for it
December 9th-10th – Saturday- Sunday – 4-7pm – Weekend #1 of the Living Nativity
December 15th-16th – Friday-Saturday – 4-7pm – Weekend #2 of the Living Nativity
December 18th- Monday – 10am Tear down

We need help with all aspects, especially actors/actresses.  Remember, there is no lines to memorize, and we provide the costumes (unless you have your own wise man costume stashed away)

This is a great opportunity to serve our community together and provide them with a bit of the hope and peace that Christ gives us.

You can signup here: https://signup.com/go/hfFmLch

Or feel free to TXT or call me: 503-260-8746


12 Ordinary Men – Judas (the other one)

September 24th, 2023

Part 12 of a series introducing the 12 Disciples.
Judas Son of James – The One Who Wasn’t Iscariot
John 14:15-31

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12 Ordinary Men – Simon the Zealot

September 17th, 2023

Part 12 of a series introducing the 12 Disciples.
Simon the Zealot – Simon – The Zealot
Matthew 7:24 & 27

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WCC Library – September 2023

September 3rd, 2023

Back to School with the Church Fathers

In the introduction to the modern classic, The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer writes, “Were
Christians today reading such works as those of Augustine or Anselm a book like this would
have no reason for being. But such illuminated masters are known to modern Christians only by
name.” Even the names of many ancient church writers are unfamiliar to most of us, but the
truths they wrote about are still important for us to know. I have chosen to launch our church
library with a collection of books by early church writers so that we might be more familiar with
the foundations of our faith as they have been understood for many hundreds of years.

Picking up a book written 1,600 years ago or more is not an easy task. You must become a
student again, and let Augustine, or Athanasius, or Origen, be your teacher. You will need to
read these books slowly and carefully, realizing that they are nearly as old as the Bible itself,
and so will be quite unlike the modern Christian works you may be used to reading. Come to
them with an open mind, compare them to the truths of Scripture, and seek to understand how
our brothers and sisters in ancient times lived out their faith in Christ. You will find ideas that
are foreign and perhaps incorrect, but remember to approach them with teachability and grace,
and you will find your faith growing stronger in “conversation” with these teachers of the past.

On God and Christ by Gregory of Nazianzus
As you read this collection of five sermons given nearly 1,700 years ago, you will discover
profound teaching on the doctrines of God, Christ the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit. Gregory
of Nazianzus was a passionate preacher who frequently explained the doctrine of the Trinity.
Audiobook: https://youtu.be/qHlb7HEqi_c (partial)

On the Holy Trinity by Gregory of Nyssa
In this very short treatise, Gregory offers a cure for the illness of unbelief by addressing several
objections and concerns about the doctrine of the Trinity. He focuses particularly on the Holy
Spirit and why we can be certain of His place in the Godhead and His divine power in our lives.
Audiobook: https://youtu.be/JgSJ3OxMc2U

On the Incarnation by Athanasius
Why was it necessary for Jesus to come as a Man? Could God have provided for our salvation in
some other way? What does our Lord’s perfect humanity mean for our Christian lives?
Athanasius explores these important questions and more in this very readable book.
Audiobook: https://youtu.be/VLr4CJOAKBE

On the Apostolic Preaching by Irenaeus
In response to a culture of idolatry and paganism not so different from our own, Irenaeus
recounts the history of God’s work through Christ to give us a new life in the Holy Spirit. Then
and now, he encourages us to stay true to God’s Word and the Gospel.
Audiobook: https://youtu.be/KYSq3h_pMA8

Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love by Augustine
This “handbook” of the faith was written to explain the essentials of Christianity to a Roman
layman. It explains with careful reasoning teachings on a variety of topics such as sin, salvation,
forgiveness, and resurrection, and is a helpful introduction to influential Augustinian thought.
Audiobook: https://youtu.be/tRnbj4fbcQQ

Sayings of the Desert Fathers by Benedicta Ward (translator)
This collection of proverbs and parables from fourth-century monks sheds light on a prominent
branch of early Christian thought. Though some of it may seem rather foreign to our times, it
gives us an example of dedication to the earnest pursuit of God that can inspire our lives today.
Audiobook: https://youtu.be/VqPfr7gLUcQ

On Prayer by Origen
Prayer is a very complex subject, and Origen, a much respected (and much debated) church
father, addresses it with encouragement to keep a spiritual perspective rooted in examples
from Scripture. This work finishes with a detailed commentary on the Lord’s Prayer.
Audiobook: https://youtu.be/NX-YEHwFkYw

On Marriage and Family Life by John Chrysostom
Thoughtful advice for married people and parents has always been needed, and Chrysostom, a
prolific writer and speaker in the early church, gives practical wisdom on topics like choosing a
spouse, raising children, and growing in the Lord as a family.
Audiobook: https://youtu.be/VXSznF5EZGY (partial)

The Life of Antony and the Letter to Marcellinus by Athanasius
This work might be considered the first spiritual biography, written to give an example of a
person faithfully living for God. Also included in this book is an exposition of the Psalms as a
guide for spiritual prayer.
Audiobook: https://youtu.be/CepAIIiALhs (partial)

Confessions by Augustine
The church fathers and “saints” were far from perfect people, and their struggles and victories
have much to teach us. In this autobiographical testimony, Augustine shares his temptations
and failures before his salvation, and the influences that led him to transforming faith in Christ.
Audiobook: https://youtu.be/qHlb7HEqi_c

12 Ordinary Men – James son of Alphaeus

September 3rd, 2023

Part 11 of a series introducing the 12 Disciples.
James son of Alphaeus – James -The Less
Hebrews 11:1-3 , 29-30

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12 Ordinary Men – Thomas

August 27th, 2023

Part 10 of a series introducing the 12 Disciples.
Thomas – The Brave Pessimist – John 20:24-29

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12 Ordinary Men – Matthew

August 20th, 2023

Part 9 of a series introducing the 12 Disciples.
Matthew – The Tax Man – Matthew 9:9-13

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To Be Like God

August 13th, 2023

Sermon by George Dolansky
John 10:22-42

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12 + 1 Ordinary Men – Paul

August 8th, 2023

Steve Snyder on the ‘Other Discipline’ aka Paul
Christian and Almost Christian
Acts 26

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12 Ordinary Men – Nathaniel / Bartholomew

July 30th, 2023

Part 7 of a series introducing the 12 Disciples. 
Bartholomew/Nathaniel A Man of Character
John 1:43-51

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