West Richland, WA
In June of 2011, through the fellowship among the brothers in the Northwest, a ground breaking meeting was held in the Tri-Cities, WA for the church in West Richland. The church life has gradually grown now to include 15 families with 40-50 in the Lord’s Table meetings, including children. The church here participates in the semi-annual trainings with usually 12-18 attending in the video or live trainings. We actively participate in the ITERO trainings with 3-6 attending and take the HWMR in a regular way.
There have been three brothers who meet together weekly to pray and fellowship and bear responsibility in the church. Two more brothers were recently added to this coordination. We have two home meetings that have endured and have been focused on the ministry and on shepherding the saints. The young people attend the regional young people’s conferences and in 2017, we joined with other localities to sponsor an Eastern Washington Summer School of Truth in Cheney, WA (previously our young people went to Vancouver, BC’s SSOT). There were 40 young people and 14 serving ones.
We have a close relationship with the church in Prosser, which is just a 30-minute drive west, is predominantly Spanish speaking, is about 20 years older in existence, and is 2-3 times our size. We blend with Prosser one Lord’s Day a month and have a joint Lord’s Table, love feast and a joint brothers’ meeting on that day. Prosser hosts an annual Spanish-speaking conference each May and the church in West Richland hosts a winter training digestion conference each January or February.
The City of West Richland
West Richland is generally included in the Tri-Cities, along with Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco. Located near the Columbia River, West Richland offers a vibrant community and an economy based on private industry and commerce.
In 2014, the city was named by nerdwallet.com as the second-best community in Washington to raise a family. The same year, the real estate blog Movoto ranked West Richland the sixth safest city in the state. Since 2000, the city has grown by 65 percent. For more information see City-Data Profile and Official City Website.
City Population – 14,596
Washington State University Tri-Cities – 1,937 students