Eastside Church is a five-year-old resurrection movement on the east side of metro Atlanta. We gather for worship Sunday mornings at 10am in our 100+ year old historic sanctuary located in an eclectic, urban, neighborhood named East Atlanta. We are people who live, work, play and serve across the east side of metro Atlanta. Our grass roots movement consists of individuals who together in community are seeking to embrace the way and teachings of Jesus Christ – to partner with God’s mission of redemption revealed in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
Our members come from next door neighborhoods like Grant Park, Reynoldstown, Ormewood, O4W, Edgewood, Kirkwood, East Lake and Decatur as well as OTP neighborhoods like Tucker, Mableton and Covington. Our eclectic community consist of new Christians, spiritual seekers, skeptics-in-recovery, long-time believers and many who have felt ostracized by the church for all kinds of reasons. At Eastside we believe everyone has a seat at the Table regardless of their political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious baggage, socioeconomic status, or where they find themselves on their journey with God. And to be clear, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome, included, and integrated in the life of our church.
At Eastside we strive to know God, love each other well, and embrace our neighborhood, city and world through service. Jesus brought good news – the news of a loving Creator – news that the presence of God is here – news that God wants the world, and us, to be more beautiful – and we want to participate.
Our worship services reimagine our United Methodist heritage with an unique emerging expression of our Christian faith. We enact a historic liturgy while incorporating live artistic expression. We recreate ancient hymns of the Faith, while also embracing new ones – some of them authored right here at Eastside. And while our musicians embrace a diverse musical background, each week they offer a unified expression of worship that is sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric, but always sacred, passionate and authentic.
Pastor Timothy studied at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. His approach to the Bible honors Christian tradition while at the same time draws from contemporary biblical scholarship and contextual realities. He continually seeks to make ancient scripture applicable to our modern lives. Each week we sing, pray, read, confess, learn, and receive Holy Communion together – the simple meal that Jesus initiated before his death and resurrection. We welcome all to the Table.
Our kids spend time together in their own age groups led by our children’s minister and volunteers who love our young people. They learn about God in age appropriate ways. And while middle and high school youth are invited to participate in our worship services, we are currently laying the foundation for a ministry at Eastside uniquely crafted for their stage of life.
Throughout the week, we gather together in smaller groups in homes, coffee shops and pubs in order to live out our Christian faith in community through Core Groups. Here we grow through fellowship, prayer, study of scripture, and service to our community.
Though we are a young church, we are continually cultivating social justice ministries both locally and internationally.
So whether you are new to the east side of metro Atlanta or a veteran of our great city, we hope you will come, taste and see. Because while we know that Eastside is not for everyone, we do hope we’re for you.
Our leadership embraces a progressive orthodoxy, a historic yet modern approach to worship, and the shared belief that we, in consonance with the earliest communities called Christian, are actually tasked to be a blessing to the world.
WHERE TO FIND US IN THE REAL WORLD
Our address is 468 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. Parking is across Metropolitan next to the Long John Silvers.
WHERE TO FIND US ONLINE
Start connecting to Eastside Church by liking our Facebook fan page or joining our Facebook group. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at (404) 622-1473. You may also join our email updates to keep informed on what is happening in our community through the form in the sidebar to your left. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Please also see our Support page to find specific ways you can support this Christian community in East Atlanta.