Weekly News – Dec. 8th, 2013

Weekly News (Green)

What’s Happening This Week – December 8th, 2013

Join us next Sunday, Dec. 15th at 9:30 & 11:00am for the third Sunday of Advent as our Pastor of Justice Ministries Katie Sack explores Isaiah 35:1-10. We’ll again be previewing our 9:30am service time, so come early and invite a friend!

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR ATLANTA CHILDREN’S SHELTER // Gifts are due next Sunday! // Collecting toys & clothes for babies & children at the Atlanta Children’s Shelter // Tags with items will be on the Christmas tree in the lobby // Please bring your unwrapped grift back by Sunday Dec 15 // Contact katie@eastsideatl.org with questions

CHRISTMAS OFFERING // Help us in reaching our goal of $13,000 by next Sunday, Dec. 15th! // 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.

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 // 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

Ways to Connect, Grow, & Serve Together

YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY // Sunday, Dec. 8th from 5:30-7:00pm // All middle school & high school aged youth are invited to join us for an evening of fun & Christmas cheer! // We will have hamburgers, s’mores & music around a campfire // Invite a friend! // RSVP on Facebook

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

JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY AT EASTSIDE CHURCH COMMUNITY BUILDER // Click here to create an account. // This allows you to give online and connected to other folks at Eastside.

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