Weather Closure

From time to time, there may be a weather event which could affect our regularly scheduled  activities. We will use the following methods of communication for any changes to our schedule.

Flash Alerts – West Side Church participates in Flash Alerts for the Tri-Cities area. This system is also used by many other organizations in our area (including public schools) and is the quickest way you can receive an update to your smart phone or email. When we post an update for our organization, anyone who has subscribed will receive that message. You can subscribe to our Flash Alert feed by signing up via the web ( OR by downloading the FlashAlert Messenger app. You will be asked to create an account – be sure to allow notifications for Flash Alert so you receive them on your device (see attached document for more info about Flash Alert). You will also need to select our region “Columbia (Tri-Cities/Yakima/Pendleton)” and search under Churches for “West Side Church – Richland” to get our alerts.  If you need help, please contact our church office at 509.946.4656.

Email – We will send out an e-mail to our entire congregation email list. If you need to change your email contact information, please contact the church office at the number above.

Web Site – We will update the main page of our website

Facebook – We will update our Facebook page (

While we will use all four methods of communication listed above, we encourage you to take advantage of the Flash Alerts as this method will be pushed to your device.