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First Sunday of Advent – December 2

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432 SW Lindenwood Ave
Topeka, Kansas 66606
(785) 234-0469
office@westsidedisciples.org

We are located at SW 6th & Lindenwood Ave., 3 blocks West of The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus.
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Donna Gilchrist
Senior Minister

Rev. Donna Gilchrist is an Okie at heart but is rapidly adapting to the Kansas culture. (Her sister even gave her a pair of red shoes when she accepted the call to West Side Christian Church. “Because every Kansan needs a pair of red shoes.”)

At Oklahoma State University (Go, Cowboys!) she earned undergraduate degrees in psychology and special education as well as a master’s degree in school guidance and counseling. While still teaching, Donna began attending Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, where she earned her MDiv in 2009. She was ordained later the same year. Donna has served in multiple church settings while in seminary and beyond. Throughout her ministry she has learned to trust the movement of the Holy Spirit in her own life and the lives of others.

Donna’s real passion is watching God transform lives. She enjoys helping people discover their gifts and abilities and empowering them to grow in their spirituality and leadership. She sees the Church as a dynamic part of the living body of Christ, with the ability to partner with God in righting injustice and creating positive change in local communities and the world.

When she’s relaxing, you might find Donna spending time with family or her dog. Long walks, good books, a new recipe, or time spent digging in the dirt are other pastimes.
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Renewal Task Force
The Renewal Task Force is a forward-thinking group who works to renew West Side through reenergizing our mission, focus, and efforts by proposing reforms and suggesting new ideas for West Side's future.
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Sunday:
  • 9:15 am Church School
  • 10:30 am Worship Celebration
Wednesday:
  • 10:30 am Coffee & Bible study
  • 5:45 pm Epiphany Ringers
  • 6:45 pm Chancel Choir

(Choirs do not meet during summer months)

Accessibility
Park in the lots north or west of the church. Handicapped parking is available near the entrance — and the main entrance is step-free!
An elevator provides access to every level.
Sermon Series for December
Dec. 2  
“Sleep in Peace” (Peace)
Dec. 9
“Glories Stream” (Joy)
Dec. 16
“Redeeming Grace” (Love)
Dec. 23
“Let Us Sing” (Hope)
Dec. 24
9 p.m. Candlelight Worship, “Calm and Bright” (Birth)
Dec. 30
“Is Born”
West Side Christian Church celebrates Christ’s presence in the world. We joyfully gather for worship, seek opportunities to learn and serve, and share life in Christ with the community and the world.