Weekly News- December 20, 2015
What’s Happening This Week
Join us Sunday, December 20 at 10 a.m.
The Director of Children’s Ministry, Stephanie Moffitt, leads our kid-friendly service.
If you want to learn about the liturgical season we call Advent, click here!
If you want to listen to last week’s sermon, “Prophets Are Human, Too” you can find it here.
Ways to Connect, Grow, & Serve Together
END OF THE YEAR: PLEDGE TO EASTSIDE
It is not too late to fill out an anonymous pledge card online or on one of the cards found in the pews. Please consider committing to give to Eastside in the new year!
Eastside now has it’s own designated Text-to-Give number. For a one-time gift to Eastside, text the amount you desire to give to 770-691-0691, then follow the set up instructions.
We also invite you to prayerfully consider creating a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly recurring gift to Eastside. Go to www.eastsideatl.org, scroll to the bottom of the front page and sign-up or login to our website. After you login you can quickly create a repeating gift with your checking account or credit/debit card. Online giving with Eastside is very safe and very easy.
JOIN THE EASTSIDE MAKERS ON THE FRONT ROW!
For the rest of November and December, the Eastside Makers will be crocheting scarves for our Community Closet! If you would like to join them, join Natalie, Susan, and Roxy on the front row! If you would like to learn to crochet, meet a member of the team 10-15 minutes before the start of service for a brief how-to!
Each December, Eastside collects a special offering to support the work of the social justice ministry. This year our goal is to raise $16,000 to fund a micro-finance program and new latrines in our partner community of Ticolette, Haiti, as well as support the Benevolence Fund which provides emergency assistance to local families in times of crisis. It’s easy to give! You can drop a check in the offering plate or make a contribution through our website.
CHRISTMAS EVE @ EASTSIDE
December 22, The Eve of the Eve of Christmas Eve, 6:30pm & December 24, Christmas Eve, 5pm
This year Eastside is having two evenings of Christmas celebration! December 22 @ 6:30pm and December 24 @ 5pm. Join us as we celebrate the coming of our Lord!
Tuesday, December 29, 6-8PM
Join others from Eastside as we prepare a meal for the women and children at Hagar’s House in Decatur. Dinner will be served from 6-8 PM, or you can also participate by helping prepare food ahead of time. To sign up or get more information, contact Dave Logeman.
Saturday, January 9, 4-6pm Hosted by Tim & Elisabeth Lloyd
We are rebranding our Open Table events! These are community events for any and all of Eastside to join! Main dish provided, please bring a drink/dessert/side to share. Email Jess Cusick with any questions.
MLK WEEKEND OF SERVICE
Saturday, January 17, 9-1pm, 1-5pm & Monday, January 19, 9-1pm
Eastside will be participating in the Oakhurst MLK Weekend of Service! Join us for one, two, or all of our blocks of time as we lend a hand in the Oakhurst neighborhood! Email Jess Cusick for questions or to sign up.
MEAL TRAIN MINISTRY
Are you a talented chef? Do you command a kitchen like a pro? Can you throw a frozen lasagna in the oven like a champ? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, we need you to join the Meal Train Ministry! When a member of our community has a baby, has a surgery, experiences a loss, etc. we want to provide a meal to help make life a little simpler. If you are occasionally available to bring a meal to a fellow Eastsider who may be in need, email Brit Eyster for more information!
SERVE WITH EASTSIDE
Looking for ways to get plugged in and serve with Eastside? We consistently need more volunteers each Sunday. It’s a great way to get involved & meet new people! You can find a host of ways to be involved & sign up to serve by visiting us online at www.eastsideatl.org/serve or by going to the Info Table after worship.
CONNECT WITH EASTSIDE
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