What’s Happening This Week – May 26th, 2013
Join us next Sunday at 11am as we again pick up our Upside Down Kingdom series. This series explores Jesus’ teaching on the sermon on the mount. Timothy Lloyd, our Lead Pastor will explore Matthew 5:27-32 and Jesus’ teaching on adultery, lust, and divorce. Don’t forget that if you’ve missed any sermons, you can catch up with our podcasts or sermon videos.
Summer Intern // Our Contextual Education Intern Tyler Jackson has been awarded the Candler Advantage Scholarship through the Candler School of Theology to be a full time intern at Eastside Church this summer. This is a ten-week program where Tyler will focus his efforts on the arts & community building both within & outside the church.
Weekly Prayer/Running Group // Fridays at 6:30 a.m. // Days/times flexible depending on interest // We will meet outside the church for a prayer followed by a light jog through the neighborhood // Email Justin Barnes for more info firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com.
Ways to Connect, Grow, & Serve Together
Reedy’s Mission Night // June 9th at 6pm // Come hear about Mason & Melody’s upcoming transition to being missionaries in India // Childcare provided.
Summer Camp Supplies Needed // We are looking to borrow a few items to keep our Summer Camp costs down & to make the experience the best it can be. If you are willing to let us use one or more of the items listed during the week of June 17-21, please tell firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for list
Kingdom Rock Volunteers Needed! // We need LOTS of help for a great summer camp! // There are many ways to volunteer for all skill types & areas of interest // Telling stories, leading games, singing songs, making decorations, teaching the Bible, running sound & video, preparing fun snacks, guiding science experiments & crafts, or just hanging out & building relationships. Sign up on our website or contact email@example.com with questions. Volunteer planning meeting upcoming in mid-May!
Coffee with the Pastors // Date & time TBD // For those interested in taking the next step & becoming a Covenant Member of Eastside // Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in attending.
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.
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