Weekly News – October 13th, 2013

Weekly News (Green)

What’s Happening This Week – October 13th, 2013

Join us next Sunday at 11am as we hear from our exploratory Haiti team who will report about their experiences and ways God is calling Eastside to partner with the people on La Gonave. You don’t want to miss this special Sunday in the life of Eastside. Read more about this trip here. Don’t forget that if you’ve missed any sermons, you can catch up with our podcasts or sermon videos.

LA GONAVE HAITI PARTNERSHIP // Please be in prayer for our exploratory team currently in Haiti looking for ways to partner with communities on the island of La Gonave. The team members are: Tim Lloyd, Trent Lloyd, Katie Sack, & Andre Melendez.

Weekly Prayer/Running Group // Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. // We will meet outside the church for a prayer followed by a light jog through the neighborhood // Email Justin Barnes for more info justinrobertbarnes@gmail.com.

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

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

Ways to Connect, Grow, & Serve Together

HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE FOR SALE // The #1 slavery produced food in the world is the cocoa bean // Make a small step toward justice by buying fair trade chocolate to give away this Halloween // We’ll also have info fliers you can hand out with the candy.

CALLING ARTISTS, CRAFTERS, & FAIR TRADE VENDORS // If you or someone you know would like to be a vendor in the upcoming Eastside Holiday Bazaar & Fair Trade Market, contact Natalie Jackson, Natalie@eastsideatl.org // Vendor applications due Oct. 22nd

EARLY SERVICE PREVIEW // Sunday, Oct. 27th at 9:30am // Come check out a preview of our early service launching in early 2014 // Childcare provided // Sunday School will be at 11

THEOLOGY ON TAP // Interested in informal conversations about theology over beverages & food? // We’d like to start monthly gatherings at bars & pubs to have an informal discussion on a theological topic while enjoying food & drink // Contact Colin Bagby at colin@eastsideatl.org if this is up your alley.

OPEN TABLE DINNER // Saturday, Oct. 26th from 5:30pm-7:00pm // At ­­­­­Tim & Elisabeth Lloyd’s // For those who are new to the community & would like to meet some other folks & get plugged in // Main dish is provided, but please bring a favorite side // RSVP to Elisabeth@eastsideatl.org for address & meal details. // Professional childcare provided

TRUNK OR TREAT // Sunday, Oct 27 at 4pm // Eastside Church Parking Lot // Celebrate community & enjoy a safe Halloween // In addition to costumes, candy, & fun we’ll be filling “grace bags” to extend grace & practice justice for our neighbors in need // Contact Whitney@eastsideatl.org with questions or to help plan this great event!

EASTSIDE CHURCH & TREES ATLANTA // Saturday, Nov. 2nd from 9am-12pm // Avondale Estates // Come help beautify our city by planting trees with Trees Atlanta // All ages welcome // Kids under 16 require a chaperone // Email Sara Hastings – sarahastings@hotmail.com for more info and to RSVP // RSVP by Oct 19th.

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD: SOCIAL JUSTICE RETREAT ON MARK // Saturday, Nov. 2nd from 9am-3pm // Save the date // Email Katie@eastsideatl.org for more info & to RSVP

COFFEE WITH THE PASTORS // Nov. 10th from 4pm-6pm // For those interested in taking the next step & becoming a Covenant Member of Eastside // Email tim@eastsideatl.org to RSVP // Childcare provided

SERVE AT EASTSIDE // We need lots team members & leaders to sustain the life & growth of Eastside Church // Consider getting plugged in to our: Hospitality team // Coffee team // Worship band // Meal Ministry // Cleaning team & various other ministries. // Contact Trent Lloyd to get the process started – trent@eastsideatl.org / 260-602-6257

MEAL MINISTRY // When people experience big life events, the church community provides meals for the families // We’ve successfully provided many meals in the past but would like to update our email list so we can continue to sustain this growing ministry // Contact Brit Eyster if you’ like to bless the community in this way – brit.eyster(at)gmail.com

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