Weekly News – August 25th, 2013

Weekly News (Green)

What’s Happening This Week – August 25th, 2013

Join us next Sunday at 11am as we continue our Upside Down Kingdom series. In this series, we’re engaging Jesus’ challenging, difficult, and surprising teaching on the Sermon on the Mount. Our Lead Pastor Timothy Lloyd will explore Matthew 7:15-20 “You Will Know Them By Their Fruits”. Don’t forget that if you’ve missed any sermons, you can catch up with our podcasts or sermon videos.

SERVING DINNER AT HAGAR’S HOUSE // Saturday, August 31st from 6-8 pm. // We need people to prepare food and serve // Visit http://eastsideatl.org/news/serving-at-dcm/ for more info & to volunteer.

Weekly Prayer/Running Group // Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. // We will meet outside the church for a prayer followed by a light jog through the neighborhood // Email Justin Barnes for more info justinrobertbarnes@gmail.com.

PRE-SERVICE PRAYER // Every Sunday at 10:00a.m. & 10:30 before church // The Prayer Corner // Come at 10:00 for an informal time of personal prayer & centering & at 10:30 for communal prayer before worship. // Open to all

Growth groups (small groups) are the way we connect more intimately with each other at Eastside. If you’re interested in learning more about joining a Growth Group please contact Trent Lloyd – trent@eastsideatl.org.

Ways to Connect, Grow, & Serve Together

NEW EASTSIDE KIDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED // Our growing ministry needs some extra hands to teach & care for our children // We especially need leaders for our oldest class (6-10s) but always welcome help at any age level // No experience necessary! // Contact whitney@eastsideatl.org if you are interested in learning more.

SCRIPTURE INTERPRETATION CLASS // Meets four Saturdays this fall at 10am at the church // Sept. 14th, Oct. 12th, Nov. 9th, Dec 7th // David Carr will teach this class on basic scripture interpretation // This is a great opportunity for anyone who’d like to learn more about reading & interpreting our sacred text // Cost is $20 & registration is required by Sept 7th // Register here // Contact David with questions: fd.carr@gmail.com

LA GONAVE HAITI PARTNERSHIP // Oct. 12-19 an exploratory team will go to the island of La Gonave to learn more about how we can join in the work of the partnership between the people of La Gonave, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, & US partners // See list below for items we’re collecting for birth kits.

BIRTH KIT SUPPLIES NEEDED // For our initial trip to Haiti, we’d like to bring supplies for needed birth kids on La Gonave // Items needed are // White cotton onesies, light cotton receiving blankets (can be “used” if in good shape), gallon ziplock bags, cloth diapers, diaper pens, infant diapers, baby knit hats & socks (can be “used” if in good shape) // We’ll be collecting through the beginning of October. Contact Katie@eastsideatl.org

MEAL MINISTRY // When people experience big life events, the church community provides meals for the families // We’ve successfully provided many meals in the past but would like to update our email list so we can continue to sustain this growing ministry // Contact Brit Eyster if you’ like to bless the community in this way – brit.eyster(at)gmail.com

INVITATION FOR ALL ARTISTS // After church on Sept 1st for 30 min. // Inspired by the next sermon series, the Art Ministry of Eastside Church will be facilitating a series of three art & performance events // ALL visual & performing artists are invited to collaborate & create art for these three events // Learn how you can be a part of these exciting art events

Join our online community at Eastside Church Community Builder. Create an account by signing up at www.eastsideatl.org in the upper right corner. This account allows you to give online, request to join a small group, view service opportunities & more.

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