Sunday Morning Worship
What to Expect
On Sunday mornings we gather from 10:30am to around noon for worship with singing, prayers, historical liturgies, preaching, and Communion.
Our music incorporates contemporary praise songs and traditional hymns. We observe the Lord’s Supper at the end of every Sunday service, but participation is voluntary, based on each person’s examination of the faith in his or her own heart. We don’t pass the elements down the rows, so no one notices if you choose not to get up and partake.
To know more about how we conduct our service and why, check out this document we wrote to explain the various elements of our service: Westside Worship 101.
There’s no single standard for what’s appropriate to wear, so use your own judgment. Most people don’t feel obligated to dress too formally, though some choose to, and others just wear whatever’s comfortable to them. Regardless, just remember that your presence is the main thing.
Through March 26, 2017, Atlanta Westside Church meets at the Defoor Centre located at 1710 Defoor Avenue, NW Atlanta, GA 30318. Effective April 2, 2017, we will meet at Boyd Elementary School at 1891 Johnson Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.
Limited parking is available at Defoor Centre, on the nearby side streets off Defoor Avenue, in the side parking next to Ballard Backroom, and at the Wells Fargo bank lot around the corner on Taylor Street. Please do not park in the lot in front of Ballard Backroom, as they are open on Sunday, or in the Salon Ramsey lot.
By public transit, MARTA bus route #37 stops right outside the Defoor Centre. If you catch the 10:08 a.m. bus from the ARTS CENTER rail station, you’ll be there early. This bus also passes Atlantic Station on 17th St. along the way.
Nursery & Childcare
The mission of the Atlanta Westside Church nursery is to provide a safe, caring, and inviting environment for children; to ensure that their church times are joyful; and to provide a foundation for their developing faith. Nursery care is available for infants, toddlers, and children under four years during every Sunday morning worship service. The nursery opens at 10:15 A.M.
Children’s Worship Service
This class is for children aged four years old and higher. Children are released for their service just before the sermon begins and are brought back to observe the time of Communion afterwards. Those who choose to remain for the sermon are always welcome to sit with their parents throughout the adult service.
Sunday School for children is available from 9:15-10:15am during the school year.
The Westside Youth Group, for all 6th-12th graders, will only meet intermittently over the summer. Please contact the church office to get involved.