What to expect – connecting to God in worship
Each week we want you to be able to experience the great music, encouraging messages, friendly people and creative atmosphere that are a part of the Westside Family experience. We know that your first time at a church, any church, brings up some questions – what should I wear?… what’s available for my children?… what should I expect in church? Here is a quick look at here’s what you can expect to experience when you join us for a worship gathering.
What should I wear?
Most people will dress in casual weekend attire, so dress how you feel comfortable and you’ll fit right in.
What’s available for my kids?
We have Sunday School (Sunday Morning Bible Study) for children of all ages!
What happens when I arrive?
You should be guided to a parking place by our friendly parking attendants – then our greeters will meet, welcome you and answer any questions you may have. You will be invited to attend Sunday School (Sunday Morning Bible Study) or our worship celebration. When you enter the worship center, an usher will give you a worship guide (bulletin). The worship guide has information about the services for the day – and upcoming opportunities at Westside. During the service, our guests will be welcomed and given an information card to complete. This is our way to communicate with you. We will never single you out during the worship. This card is our way of getting to know you better. You can complete as much information as you feel comfortable with and turn it in when the offering plates are passed.
Where will I sit?
Feel free to find any empty seat and enjoy the preview slides. If you need assistance finding an empty seat, our friendly ushers will gladly help.
What should I expect in worship?
Worship often starts with with a video, media presentation, or song and a welcome by our worship host to set the stage for our worship. Then the worship band and worship choir will lead in singing some songs. We usually take a minute to say hello to people nearby. An offering is usually taken (our offering from our guests is a completed information card). Then the pastor will share a message. The messages are practical, creative and Biblical and usually are a part of a series of messages. There may be a time of reflection. Then our choir then leads a song that allows us to respond to God’s message. After the message and response time, then we normally close the service with a high energy song.