Weekly News, July 15th

Greg Jones will be hosting a Men’s Ministry Kick-Off BBQ at his home Friday, July 20th @7PM. The goal of this first gathering is to get men together for fellowship and discussion regarding some outdoor activities to help the Oakhurst Men grow closer to Christ and one another. To RSVP and for the address please email [email protected].

Blessing of the Backpacks – July 29th @ 11am: We will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for children in our community to give a blessed start for the school year. We also invite all students or teachers, preschool to grad school and everyone in-between to bring their backpacks, school bags, messenger bags, etc. to celebrate a new start. We need: Backpacks with school supplies, specifically hand sanitizer, clorox wipes, and kleenex

Oakhurst Community Party sponsored by Eastside Church @ McKoy Park, August 12th from 4:30-8:30pm. We’ll be grilling out from 4:30-6:30 and then keeping the pool open an extra 2 hours from 6:30-830. Bring a side, drink, and lawn games. This is a great opportunity to invite friends, family, and neighbors!

The Lloyd’s are taking some time off to rest and recover from the demanding first year of planting Eastside Church. It has been an amazing year and God has been extraordinarily good, but they’re taking the last 3 weeks of July to rest, recover, and renew. They will be back the first week of August energized and ready to hit the ground running. Trent Lloyd will cover as Assistant Pastor in Charge working full-time in their absence. Please direct any questions, issues or pastoral care needs to him at [email protected].

As always, we need help on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 to clean the church in preparation for worship. There is a sign up sheet at the coffee bar for those able to contribute. This is an easy way to serve as well as to get connected with others in the church.

Eastside Church Arts Ministry is helping to start a public library in Ghana this year! We are seeking to collect as many books as possible by this October. The books can be any genre (and for any age), as an entire village will have access to this library.

Please go to www.eastsideatl.org and in the upper right corner click “signup”. This will allow you to create an account with Eastside Church Community Builder. This account allows you to give online, request to join a small group, view volunteer opportunities and more. NOTE: EGIVERS – you must register with OCCB for all online giving

If you are interested in learning more about joining an Oakhurst Small Group please contact Elisabeth Lloyd at [email protected]. Currently we have 5 groups that meet at various times and locations during the week. You can jump in at any time! Groups gather to fellowship, encourage one another, study scripture and pray for one another.

Join us next week as we continue our series Practice Resurrection as Ashley Kirk explores Ephesians 1:15-23!