Rise & Shine


Throw Them a Party

In the mid 1990’s, Jeff Thompson from Eastern European Outreach spoke at West Church about the need for mission trips to Russia. Stephanie Pointner was saddened to hear of the high suicide rates among young men being released from Russian prisons. “If only they could hear about Jesus!” Stephanie eventually joined […]


Bringing the Good News Home

Sutton Home for Women, Sewell St., PeabodyWhen Pat the Activity Director at the Sutton Home for Women heard about the Women’s Bible Study at West Church, she knew several of the residents would enjoy attending.  Timing and transportation, however, made it impossible. The solution was, “Let’s bring a Bible Study […]


Hello & Goodbye

West Church’s local nursing home ministry extends back decades. Former Minister of Visitation Bill Delaney led the monthly rotation to several facilities on the North Shore. After Bill’s passing away in 2009, the outreach torch was picked up by local businessman and member of the Gideons International George Trainor of […]


Exceeding Expectations

“This isn’t the way we dreamed of spending our retirement.” Marge and Phil wrestled with this and many other emotions during Phil’s transition to long-term care at Rosewood Nursing and Rehab 10 ½ years ago. In sickness and in health, Marge has tended to Phil’s daily needs, often becoming an […]


Rise & Shine: Haven from Hunger

Rise & Shine “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify […]