Weekly News – September 16th, 2012
Join us next week, September 23rd, as we continue our series Practice Resurrection. Our head pastor Timothy Lloyd will explore Ephesians 5:22-33. If you’ve missed any of this series, you can catch up with our podcasts or sermon videos.
We’re starting a pre-service prayer time at 10:00am every Sunday before church. Katie Sack will lead these informal times of prayer for the church, its growth, and existence. Consider joining her for this time of prayer for the church and centering before worship.
Did the service prompt any thoughts or questions for you? We believe that transformation happens in community and we’d like to keep the conversation going whether it’s about the music, confession, the artwork, sermon, or anything else. You can engage in a conversation by commenting on the sermon blog post at ww.eastsideatl.org/sermons, by commenting on the sermon post on our Facebook page, via email – firstname.lastname@example.org (we’ll post for you as a blog post), or by replying @eastsideumc on Twitter.
Ways to Connect & Grow Together
The Oakhurst Women’s group is planning a “Lady’s Night Out” on Friday, Sept. 21st at 7:30pm at the Iberian Pig on the Decatur Square. This is open to all women in the church. Please RSVP on Facebook, at the info table, or email Roxanne Melendez – roxanniemarie(at)hotmail.com.
The inaugural semester of the Oakhurst School of Theology begins on Sept. 22nd from 6-8pm at the church with childcare provided. Zach Eyster will start this semester’s teaching series with his talk “What must I do? Who must I be? Christian Ethics in Everyday Language.” He’ll dive into questions about how to practically live out the Christian faith while considering “doing” verses “being” in the Christian walk. This is a great way to grow in knowledge and faith together. RSVP on Facebook, in Church Community Builder, or email email@example.com. Please indicate if you’ll be bringing kids so we for childcare.
A new Growth Group is starting on Oct 1st @ 6:30pm at the church. This group will be led by Tyler & Natalie Jackson & will specifically focus on art & expressing yourself artistically. All are welcome! No prior experience required, just the desire to learn & grow. Please contact the Jackson’s by Sept 28th so they know how many to expect. Contact Tyler Jackson for more info – Tyler(at)eastsideatl.org
We have a new Women’s Bible Study that meets on Tuesdays from 10-11:15am at the church with childcare provided. They’re studying “Believing God” by Beth Moore. Join them on Tuesday or contact Roxanne Melendez at roxanniemarie(at)hotmail.com with questions.
Growth groups (small groups) are the way we connect with each other at Oakhurst. If you are interested in learning more about or joining an Oakhurst Small Group please contact Elisabeth Lloyd at Elisabeth(at)eastsideatl.org. Currently we have 6 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.
We’ll be having another round of Covenant Membership classes in the near future. If you’ve been attending Oakhurst for awhile and would like to join our community through covenant membership, or if you have questions about it, email tim(at)eastsideatl.org or sign up at the info table.
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.
Take our Justice Ministry Survey! This fall at Oakhurst we’d like to start focusing our energies outward to serve our community, city, & world. We need your help deciding where & when to serve. Take the survey here:
Central to being in community together is caring for each other during big life events. It might be that a baby is born or a relative passes away. To help with these 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’d like to bless the community in this way or to notify her that you’re still interested in helping with this ministry – brit.eyster(at)gmail.com
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.
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.
Mark your calendars for the Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival, October 13th10am-7pm right in the heart of Oakhurst! Eastside Church will have an integral part of the event by having two booths and the Oakhurst Community Music Collective will be playing two sets on the artist stage (from 11:00am-1:00pm). We’ll need people to represent the church at our booth. If you’d like to take a shift, contact Brit Eyster. – brit.eyster(at)gmail.com
Save the date for our inaugural Eastside Church Halloween Party on Oct 27th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Oakhurst Community Garden. More info coming soon.
Save the date for our inaugural Couple’s Garden on Nov. 3rd from 4:00pm-7:15pm at the church. Stay tuned for more information or email Elisabeth@eastsideatl.org.