Weekly News – Dec. 29th, 2013

Weekly News (Green)

What’s Happening This Week – December 29th, 2013

Join us next Sunday, January 5th at 11:00am for the second Sunday of Christmas as Zach Eyster bring a message on newness as we celebrate the coming of a new year.

SERVING DINNER AT HAGAR’S HOUSE // Monday, December 30th from 6-8pm // One of the ways we practice resurrection is by providing food for those in need // We still need a couple of sides & one more person to serve // Visit http://eastsideatl.org/news/serving-at-dcm/ for more info & to sign-up

CHRISTMAS OFFERING // This Christmas 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

SUMMER HAITI TRIP // Deadline to to apply is January 15th // 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 // 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

SERVE AT EASTSIDE // We need lots team members & leaders to sustain the life & growth of Eastside Church // Consider getting plugged in to our: Hospitality team // Coffee team // Worship band // Meal Ministry // Justice Team & various other ministries. // Contact Trent Lloyd to get the process started – trent@eastsideatl.org / 260-602-6257

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 10:25 before the 11:00am service // The Prayer Corner // Join us for communal prayer before the worship service // Open to all

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