Weekly News – August 26th, 2012

Eastside Church Newsletter

Join us next week, September 2nd, as we continue our series Practice Resurrection. Our head pastor Timothy Lloyd will explore Ephesians 4:17-32. If you’ve missed any of this series, you can catch up with our podcasts or sermon videos.

We’ll be having another round of Covenant Membership classes in the near future. If you’ve been attending Oakhurst for awhile and would like to join our community through covenant membership, or if you have questions about it, email tim(at)eastsideatl.org or sign up at the info table.

A women’s bible study is starting Sept 4th at 10:00-11:15 am with childcare at the church. The study is TBD next week. If you are interested or have questions please contact Roxanne Melendez at roxanniemarie(at)hotmail.com.

The Oakhurst Women’s group is planning a “Lady’s Night Out” on Friday, September 21st at 7:30pm at the Iberian Pig on the Decatur Square. This is open to all women in the church. Please RSVP on Facebook, at the info table, or email Roxanne Melendez – roxanniemarie(at)hotmail.com.

Small groups are the way we connect with each other at Oakhurst. If you are interested in learning more about or joining an Oakhurst Small Group please contact Elisabeth Lloyd at Elisabeth(at)eastsideatl.orgCurrently we have 6 groups that meet at various times and locations during the week. You can jump in at any time! Groups gather to fellowship, encourage one another, study scripture and pray for one another.

As our church grows, we continually need more volunteers to sustain vital ministries. One area that has a constant and immediate need is the Oakland Kids ministry. If you have kids or experience working with kids, please consider volunteering. Contact our Children’s Minister Lani Martz after church or email lani(at)eastsideatl.org, to get involved.

Calling all handy men and women! We’d like to form a maintenance team that will help maintain the church building and property. Contact Trent Lloyd if can to serve in this way. – trent(at)eastsideatl.org

Eastside Church Arts Ministry is helping to start a public library in Ghana this year! We are seeking to collect as many books as possible by this October. The books can be any genre (and for any age), as an entire village will have access to this library.

We always need help on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 to clean the church in preparation for worship. There is a sign up sheet at the information table for those able to contribute. This is an easy way to serve as well as to get connected with others in the church.

We’ve recently started both Men’s and Women’s Ministries at Oakhurst. If you’d like to get involved or just have questions about these new ministries, please contact either Roxanne Melendez for Women’s – roxanniemarie(at)hotmail.com or Greg Jones for Men’s – gregoryjones631(at)comcast.net or visit the information table after worship.

Mark your calendars for the Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival, October 13th 10am-7pm right in the heart of Oakhurst! Eastside Church will have an integral part of the event by having two booths and the Oakhurst Community Music Collective will be playing two sets on the artist stage (from 11:00am-1:00pm). We’ll need people to represent the church at our booth. If you’d like to take a shift, contact Brit Eyster. – Bandz717(at)comcast.net

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.