Ages 5+ (elementary and jr. high welcome)
Each month is a different activity focus
Past themes have been: movie night, arts, sports, robots, obstacle courses, etc.
2nd Friday of each month
Springdale Elementary School (150 Hyman, D.D.O.)
- drop your kids off between 6:50-7:00PM
- register them on site if they are new to Flipside (or download form here)
- stick around to connect with other parents or enjoy 90min. on your own and return by 8:25PM
- join our monthly email reminder (send email here)
- see full dates below
Flipside attracts a diverse group of kids and families from the community.
Everyone is welcome.
Team is made up of caring and passionate volunteers (adults, young adults, and youth)
(optional) Jr Leaders (ages 11+) get a chance to explore serving and leadership opportunities within structure.
Thursday September 12th – Corn Boil together with Springdale Elementary October 11th November 8th
- December 13th
- January 10th
- February 14th
- March 14th
- April 11th
- May 9th
- June 13th
There’s so much going on in the world that causes people to long for something different. Rampant consumerism, increasing hostility, evident corruption. It’s hard to miss the news items filling the papers and online feeds. Is all this normal? Or is a different kind of world possible?
As we move into ADVENT, heading towards Christmas, the expectation for what could be and should be is at that the heart of this season. Is it possible that the coming of Jesus points to something beyond the norms in our world?
Join us as we kick off LAMP-POST. It continues every Sunday in December and culminates on the Eve of Christmas Eve (Christmas Celebration, Monday, December 23rd).
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS into the conversation!!
Post-cards are available at connections, send them this post, or invite them to the Facebook event.
Week #1 – “True Light was coming into the World” Does Jesus’ coming change anything? What could or should our world look like? (John 1:9)
Week #2 - The Contrast of Consumerism. How can your life be LIGHT in a consumeristic world? Live on less so others can live. (Luke 3:11)
- am I living above my means?
- do I purchase something when I already have one?
- what do I have multiple items of that I can give away?
- am I consistently sharing my resources to those in need?
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Week #4 -
The West Island Mission needs YOUR help to provide for families right here on the West Island who are in need this Christmas!
We are collecting non-perishable food for West Island Mission’s annual Christmas Basket Distribution. This year we will be serving approximately 270 families.
Most needed food items include: cereal, peanut butter, oatmeal, soup, canned tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, Mac ’n cheese, tuna, salmon, juice, rice, crackers, and tinned vegetables.
Volunteers with cars and vans are needed to deliver the baskets on Saturday, December 14th from 10h15-12h00. To sign up email WIM at email@example.com.
“Sponsor a Turkey” Christmas dinner’s reliable staple is a luxury for many families in our community. For a $20 donation you can purchase a turkey for a local family in need.
Financial donations may be made directly online at our Canada Helps link: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/16455 or mailed to:West Island Mission, P.O. Box 46539 C.O.P. boul. St. Jean R.P.O., Pierrefonds Blvd., Qc H9H 5G9
The last day to drop off food for the Christmas baskets is December 9th however food for emergency baskets can be dropped off throughout the year.
For more information please contact:
Wendy Gariepy – West Island Mission
514-912-6813 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our GIVING section of the web site has been revised.
- NEW Pre-Authorized Payment options now available
- you can now request a Contribution Statement for YTD (year to date) donations
Check out some of the amazing photos that were taken on our Anniversary Sunday!!
A big thank you to Adam Holbrough for taking the time to snap some great memories.
Here’s some related books that compliment our Ekklesia: Rediscovering Church series. Some are easy and some a little more dense.
Missional Church (Darrell Guder) – a collection of essays calling the church back to remaining central within God’s mission; much of this book reflects Westside’s constant mantra that we are God’s Living and Local Presence.
The Community of the King (Howard Snyder) – helps us connect the church within God’s kingdom. You’ll find the ethos of the early church, it’s community focus and how it structured itself around it’s identity.
A Peculiar People (Rodney Clapp): this books helps you understand how the church can once again be a unique culture within society.
Deep & Wide (Andy Stanley) – though part of this book strictly reflects the ministry philosophy at North Point Church which looks different in many ways from Westside, the first 1/2 of book is so easy to read as it describes some general convictions of why the church exists and the heart of God’s mission for it.
Simply Christian (NT Wright) – Wright walks through the whole story of the Bible in this book. One section is how the church fits into God’s larger story and purpose.
Ecclesia: Rediscovering Church, is a brand new series that will reconnect us to the initial ethos of the church starting from the very first time it was mentioned in the gospels. Hopefully we’ll get Jesus’ perspective to shape our own.
NOW… if you’re someone who’s missed out on the beauty of Jesus because you have an issue with the church, please join us to at least explore what the initial vision of the church was meant to be like.