Look to Deacons as a central connection to West Side Church and the greater Tri-Cities Community. Deacons coordinate support services such as communion, visitations, meals and other assistance to members who are sick or in the hospital; assist with receptions at weddings and funerals; share general prayer and praise requests; and provide guidance, counsel and resources for members in need.
The Benevolence Ministry provides informational and temporary financial support to people who are struggling. The Deacons and West Side Church participate in a network of churches through Jericho Road Ministries that links existing resources and people in need, serving as a bridge between community agencies, organizations and local churches.
Community Charity ministry allows Deacons to serve local charities by walking alongside them and assisting where service is needed and building outreach relationships. Charities we have supported in recent years include Child Protective Services, Emmaus Center, Good Samaritan, Grace Clinic, Tri-Cities Pregnancy Center, Tri-Cities Domestic Violence Service, Tri-Cities Chaplaincy, Salvation Army, World Relief, and families of Marcus Whitman Elementary School.