Easter 2023

Easter Gatherings

We are so excited to gather and celebrate Easter! This year, our brothers and sisters from Coastal Church and First Baptist Church will be joining us to celebrate Good Friday together. 

For Easter Sunday, invite friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to join in - it’s going to be an amazing weekend! Download this digital invitation to send to them via text, email, or social media.

Good Friday Gathering

When: Friday, April 7th at 11:00 a.m.
Where: The Centre, 777 Homer Street and via live-stream.

Easter Sunday Gathering

When: Sunday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Centre, 777 Homer Street and via live-stream.
We will also have baptisms during the Easter Sunday Gathering! Baptisms are the natural next step for anyone who has made Jesus their Lord and Saviour. We're so excited to celebrate together on this day!

What to Expect

If you haven't been to Westside before—welcome! We're so glad you decided to join us. We know it may be unfamiliar to attend church, so hopefully we can answer some of your questions here: 

What can I expect during the service? 

Good Friday is when we remember Jesus' death on the cross. The tone is more somber, but we recognize this day to be "good" because it shows Jesus's ultimate sacrifice, made out of love for us.

Easter Sunday is when we celebrate Jesus' resurrection! It's a time to celebrate, rejoice, and praise God for the HOPE we now have. 

You can expect a time of worship (singing), a short message from our Pastor, and a chance to meet other people before or after the service. 

What should I wear? 

We're pretty casual here at Westside! Please show up as yourself and feel free to wear whatever you're comfortable in. 

Where can I park? 

We've secured special rates at 410 West Georgia Lot and Metropolitan Towers Lot. More about parking information can be found here. Note that the same rates secured for Sunday Gatherings will be in effect for the Good Friday Gathering on Friday, April 7th.

What about my kids?

Good Friday: We will have classes for our younger ones ages from nursery to Kindergarten (0-5). All grade students (gr.1-6) will stay in the main gathering with their parents and families to worship together. There is also a Parent Room with a video feed and some toys for the kids for those that need it. There will also be some activity sheets and crayons available for children. Stop by the Kids Check-in area in the entrance level lobby if you have any questions!

Easter Sunday: We will have classes for our younger ones ages from nursery to Kindergarten (0-5), so visit our Kids Page to learn more.

As Easter Sunday is such a wonderful celebration, we are encouraging parents of kids in grade 1-6 to invite their children to remain with them for the Sunday morning gathering. This is a wonderful time for families to worship together and celebrate the baptisms that are taking place as well.

New to Westside? 

If you are new to Westside or even just visiting and checking things out, you can learn more about us here. We'd love for you to get connected and involved here at Westside! Or, if you just have some questions about Christianity and what we're all about, we'd love to chat with you too. 

Questions? Email office@wchurch.ca