Idea Forum Follow Up

Thanks to all who stayed after our marathon annual meeting to attend the idea forum, where two proposals were presented and discussed. These ideas are also offered here in writing. Please take a look and indicate your level of support in this survey. 1) Thanks to the Board and the Nominating Committee for their

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Westside Conversations for Connection

All Westside members are invited to participate in the new Westside Conversations for Connection program, a three-session listening and conversation series designed to give members an opportunity to feel heard and to renew and/or form connections with others in small groups. The program aspires to achieve these goals by: Encouraging

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Thank you to Garden Volunteers!

Last weekend we had a great turnout, with 14 people coming early on a Saturday morning, masked and distanced, to help get the Westside garden into shape for the spring! After many yards of mulch, lots of weeding and planting, the garden is looking great! Thank you to everyone who

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Under the Bridge

One of the things that was shared during the start-up and has been a continuing thread in my conversations, was a reflection that at Westside “conflicts have to become significant before we attempt to resolve them.”  It makes me think about those cracks in the wall of the first house

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With Trust and With Grace

This is the first in a series of posts talking about some of the cracks that I’ve perceived or received from members of the congregation. If we are going to forget our perfect offering and seek to let a healing light in through those cracks, a practice of honesty and

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