Weekly News – Dec. 15th, 2013

Weekly News (Green)

What’s Happening This Week – December 15th, 2013

Join us next Sunday, Dec. 22nd at 9:30 & 11:00am for the fourth Sunday of Advent as our Lead Pastor Timothy Lloyd explores Matthew 1:18-25. We’ll again be previewing our 9:30am service time, so come early and invite a friend!

GIFT DRIVE FOR ATLANTA CHILDREN’S SHELTER // Gifts due today! // Please place unwrapped toys & clothes around the communion table // Thank you for helping parents and children in crisis have the ability to shop for and receive Christmas presents // Contact katie@eastsideatl.org for more information if you are interested in volunteering at the Holiday House where parents shop for the gifts, Dec 16th-20th

CHRISTMAS OFFERING // Help us in reaching our goal of $13,000 by today! // Make a difference in the life of someone in your community or in La Gonave, Haiti! // $130, or $2.50 per week over the next year buys a goat for a Haitian family; it helps an Atlanta family keep the heat on; it prevents someone from having to choose between food or clothes for an interview; it is one small step toward justice this Christmas season // Simply designate “Christmas Offering” on your check or give online today!

9:30 PREVIEW SERVICES // Next Sunday, Dec. 22nd we’ll continue to preview our 9:30 & 11:00am worship times // Consider coming to both services and invite a friend!

GROWTH GROUPS // Every week people from Eastside gather to study the Bible, develop friendships, pursue wholeness, and share life together. If you’re looking for ways to get connected in our community through Growth Groups, please contact Trent Lloyd – trent@eastsideatl.org

PRE-SERVICE PRAYER // Sunday at 9:15 before the 9:30am service // The Prayer Corner // Join us for communal prayer before the worship service // Open to all

Ways to Connect, Grow, & Serve Together

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES // Dec 24th at 4:30 & 6pm // Bring your family and friends to one of our two candlelit Christmas Eve services // Childcare is provided only at 4:30pm.

SUMMER HAITI TRIP // Our next Haiti trip is scheduled for July 2014 & the planning is already underway // Please fill out the interest form if you feel led to consider participating in the trip // http://eastsideatl.org/serve/our-world/la-gonave-interest-form/ // Deadline to apply is January 15th // Contact Katie Sack with questions – Katie@eastsideatl.org

SERVING DINNER AT HAGAR’S HOUSE // Thanks to everyone who helped last night! Our next date is Monday, December 30th from 6-8pm // One of the ways we practice resurrection is by providing food for those in need // We need people to prepare food & serve // Visit http://eastsideatl.org/news/serving-at-dcm/ for more info & to sign-up

OPEN TABLE DINNER // Saturday, January 18th from 4:30-6:30pm // Tim & Elisabeth Lloyd’s // For those who are new to the community & would like to meet some other folks & get plugged in // Main dish is provided, but please bring a favorite side // RSVP to Elisabeth@eastsideatl.org for address & meal details. // Professional childcare provided

Eastside Church, Atlanta – a fresh expression of the Christian faith in Decatur and Atlanta’s east side