Weekly News – Mar. 10th, 2013

Eastside Church Weekly News

What’s Happening This Week

Join us next Sunday, March 17th at 11am as we continue our series, “The Upsidedown Kingdom: A journey through the teaching of Jesus.” Our lead pastor Timothy Lloyd will be looking at Matthew 5:10-12 – “Blessed are the persecuted“. Don’t forget that if you’ve missed any sermons, you can catch up with our podcasts or sermon videos.

Congregational Vision Meeting UpdateIf you didn’t get a copy of the email Tim sent out on Monday about the future of our congregation, please read about the announcement and download the PDF describing our 2013 Vision. With the realization that our growing church has a MUCH larger geographic reach than originally anticipated, we are in the process of transitioning our congregation’s name to “Eastside Church” in order to better embrace this more inclusive vision God clearly has for our future.

Pre-service prayer – 10am every Sunday before church we have an informal time of prayer in the prayer corner. This is a time when we intentionally pray for the church, its growth, and existence. Consider joining in this time of prayer for the church and centering before worship.

Growth groups (small groups) are the way we connect more intimately with each other at Eastside. If you’re interested in learning more about joining a Growth Group please contact Trent Lloyd – [email protected].

Ways to Connect, Grow, & Serve Together

Holy Week Schedule // Palm/Passion Sunday with Children’s Parade of Palms, Mar. 24th at 11am // Maundy Thursday Seder, Mar. 28th at 7pm // Good Friday Service, Mar. 29th at 7pm // Resurrection Sunday, Mar. 31st at 11am!

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt // Saturday, March 23rd at 2pm // The Wylde Center (Oakhurst Garden) // Open to all // Invite friends and neighbors // Eastside Church families please donate plastic Easter Eggs (1 dozen per child). Bring to church on March 17th // Volunteers are needed to stuff & hide eggs & supervise. // Contact [email protected]

Men’s Group Outing // April 26th-27th // Bluegrass Underground in Cumberland Caves, TN // Concert in the cave & cave tour // You can come up on Friday & camp or just come on Saturday for the concert // Cost $30 // RSVP before Tuesday, March 12th to get the group discount // Contact Jeff Ferguson [email protected] to RSVP

Eastside Church Summer Camp // June 17-21, 2013 // Mark your calendars & invite friends // More details, including theme, volunteer opportunities, & registration, will follow!

Invite your friends – The number one reason people come to a new church is because someone invites them. Consider telling a neighbor, friend, family member, or co-worker why you love Eastside & invite them to worship with you this coming week!

Give & Take Bucket – this is a sustained food drive at the church for those inside and outside our congregation. The goal is to have a place where anyone can take food & anyone can give. If you’re having a hard time with groceries one week or know some who is, please take some food! If you have a surplus, please leave some for others!

Buy your coffee, chocolate, & tea at church! – As we endeavor to take small steps toward justice we’re selling fair trade products in the lobby after church from Equal Exchange. Buying here supports Eastside Chuch, the Co-op, & UMCOR! Stop by the info table to buy some today & get in the habit of buying your chocolate & coffee at church!

We always 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 information table for those able to contribute. This is an easy way to serve as well as to get connected with others in the church.

Join our online community at Eastside Church Community Builder. Create an account by signing up at www.eastsideatl.org in the upper right corner. This account allows you to give online, request to join a small group, view service opportunities & more.

Eastside Church – Serving the east side of Metro Atlanta