Weekly News – Dec. 22nd, 2013

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What’s Happening This Week – December 22nd, 2013

Join us next Sunday, Dec. 29th 11:00am for the first Sunday of Christmas as Rev. Keith Drew explores Matthew 2:1-12 and the visit of the Magi.

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.

CHRISTMAS OFFERING // Last Sunday Eastside collected our first ever Christmas Justice Offering. We challenged our congregation to raise $13,000 during Advent. Half of this money would go to fund a local Benevolence Ministry & the other half to purchase female goats for families on the island of La Gonave in Haiti. Y’all came through! To date, we have raised 95% of our total goal, leaving a need of only $650 dollars! If you have yet to give it isn’t too late! Simply go here & on the drop-down menu click “Christmas Justice Offering”. If you give by check please memo “Christmas Justice Offering”. You can also give with cash using one of our offering envelopes located on the Info Table.

END OF YEAR GIVING // For some in our congregation this has been a good year financially. Please prayerfully consider making an end of the year contribution to Eastside Church. You can make these gifts online no later than 11:59PM on December 31st. If you mail your check, it must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2013.

Ways to Connect, Grow, & Serve Together

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

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

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

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

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