Youth Programs

Sunday Program:  Youth group at Wayside includes young people in the 6th through 12th grades. We have a middle school group, grades 6-8, and a senior high group, grades 9-12. Each group meets on Sunday mornings, and for fellowship, service, and other events at times to be determined throughout the year. Our young people share … Continue reading Youth Programs

Marriage Equality

Wayside offers the sacrament of marriage to same-sex couples. Wayside’s first same-sex marriage was celebrated December 15, 2012, soon after same-sex marriage was enacted by the voters.  This ceremony was the first in Federal Way.  The celebration honored two Wayside members who had been partners for 38 years. They had been looking forward to the … Continue reading Marriage Equality

One Great Hour of Sharing

Every year, Wayside receives a special offering during Sunday worship services for One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS). Through the UCC’s One Great Hour of Sharing, Wayside UCC members reach out in the name of Christ to: Build sustainable communities. OGHS supports self-help programs in more than 80 nations to build sustainable communities that enable … Continue reading One Great Hour of Sharing

Valley Cities Counseling

Valley Cities – Mental Health Treatment Centered on Wellness, Resiliency, and Recovery Established by community members of South King County in 1965 and a United Way agency since 1967, Valley Cities has provided mental health services to people of all ages for over 40 years. Through the ongoing support of our community, Valley Cities delivers … Continue reading Valley Cities Counseling


FUSION (Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy) serves Federal Way and Northeast Tacoma.  The organization operates 15 units of transitional housing in Pierce and King Counties.  Housing is provided to homeless families with children for up to twenty-four months. Each family is chosen and monitored by a professional case management agency that … Continue reading FUSION

Federal Way Multi-Service Center

Since 1971, the Multi-Service Center has helped low-income South King County residents create self-sufficient futures. Through more than 30 comprehensive programs, such as housing, food and clothing, education and employment, MSC creates a healthy, safe and compassionate community by finding and implementing real solutions to the root causes of poverty.  Wayside members are encouraged to … Continue reading Federal Way Multi-Service Center

Other Faith Communities

From time to time, Wayside enters into a relationship of hospitality with other faith groups.  Where compatibility of values and mutual respect exist, we are willing to serve as “landlords” for developing faith communities.  We have in the recent past played host to a Protestant Church holding Worship Services in the Spanish language;  a Korean … Continue reading Other Faith Communities

AA and Al-Anon

Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio.  AA states that its “primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety”.  AA meets twice a week at Wayside:  Stag group (men only) Tuesdays at 7 PM, and … Continue reading AA and Al-Anon

Adult Study

Continuing Education for Adults Wayside provides opportunities for continuing education on a volunteer basis, so that not only the participants but often the organizers and presenters are volunteers.  This means that members are encouraged to join in and fill any educational roles that suit their interests and talents.  Current educational offerings for adults include: Weekly … Continue reading Adult Study