Sent April 5, 2020

Our team can’t wait to “see” you this morning for online worship: 8:45, 10:10 or 11:30am CT!

To make the most of today’s worship experience, take advantage of these 8 tips for “going” to church.

1. Attend “together” with family and friends.
Select a service, text or call some family or friends and then decide to tune-in together at the same time. This is the virtual way to go to church with those you love!

2. Share about on social media.
Take a moment right now to share our Facebook or Instagram posts, along with a personal invite to join us for today’s services. Spiritual receptivity and the search for God are exceptionally high. Let’s invite people into our community of hope.

3. Get your communion ready.
Each Sunday during our services, we’ll pause for a moment to celebrate communion. This is a chance to remember the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Grab some crackers and juice before the service begins so you’re ready to fully participate in communion together.

4. Check out our kids and family worship tools.
West Side is a church for EVERYONE, including kids! To discover worship experiences for kids of all ages, visit

5. Snap a photo of your worship experience and post it on social media.
We are currently one church in thousands of locations. Post a photo of your view of worship today and be sure to tag West Side. Not only does this give our staff and other Westsiders a chance to “say hello” during worship, but it also serves as a reminder to others who might be wondering how to give church a try in this season.

6. Give online or by check.
Your giving during this season is especially important to our church. Simply visit or text any amount to 217-718-2043. For check-givers, this morning is a great time to stick a check in the mail addressed to West Side Christian Church, 2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, IL, 62702. If desired, click here, and we'll send you a batch of self-addressed stamped envelopes to use in the coming weeks.

7. Complete the Connection Card.
Make sure to complete a Connection Card today. Prayer requests and any needs you may have can be listed on your card. And, for each first time Connection Card we receive today, we’ll make a donation to Inner City Mission, a homeless shelter for Springfield families.

8. Visit us in the “Zoom Room.”
When we meet on campus, we invite guests to stop by our Next Steps area. If Westsiders want to talk with someone from our team, we encourage them to visit the Waterside Room. Those who want to “hang out” with other Westsiders often do so in the Fireside Café. If you’re missing any of these spaces today, we hope you’ll “stop by” our Zoom Room. In this digital church season, the “Zoom Room” will serve as a virtual meet-up spot where you can hang out by video with members of our staff and Next Steps Team. After the service, visit to enter our online meeting room. We look forward to saying hello!

Hope to see you soon at!